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The Place to Be: Orlando in April!

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The Place to Be: Orlando in April!  

By Howard Nusbaum

ARDA World 2015 is just about here and we are ready!  We are thrilled to have such great new content to share and are looking forward to returning to Orlando to see many familiar faces – and welcome new ones! 

For those new to the industry, this is your chance to meet new colleagues, hear from industry leaders and join us in recognizing the best of the best in our industry at the Awards Gala.

For those familiar with ARDA World, we hope you’ll enjoy attending several of the sessions during the four Educational Wave breakouts and hear our keynote speaker Jay Baer – a marketing consultant, speaker, and author of the New York Times bestselling book, Youtility.  His Convince & Convert blog is ranked among the world’s top marketing resources, and was named #3 social media blog in the world by Social Media Examiner.

Speaking of social – ARDA will be very active across all our social channels this year and will be engaging with attendees live from the Digital Zone.  Broadcasting from the center of the Exhibition Hall, the Digital Zone will have an ongoing social media feed for attendees using the hashtag #ARDAWorld, and provide a daily digest on ARDA Insight’s blog about top takeaways from educational wave sessions and forums at the end of each day.  

But don’t take it from me, hear ARDA’s out-going Chairman Franz Hanning share his thoughts on what to see at ARDA World 2015! Watch his video here.

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See you in Orlando! 

ARDA World 2015 is Just About Here….Ready, Set, Go!

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ARDA World 2015 is Just About Here….Ready, Set, Go!

By Sharon Scott 

2015 ARDA World 

The annual timeshare industry convention is almost here—and for many, that means making sure your business get the maximum exposure even before the Exhibit Hall opens. Here are three quick tips from ARDA’s Resort Operations Council:

#1: Get the Word Out 

Hopefully by now, you have spread the word that your business and business representatives will be there through email blasts, newsletters, advertisements in timeshare publications and social media posts. Notify customers, properties and prospects ahead of time the location of your booth in the Exhibit Hall and schedule as many appointments as you can in advance.

#2: Plan Ahead 

It goes without saying that planning ahead is a crucial part of making ARDA World a successful business trip. From assembling the right sales team to staff your booth to creating the right marketing materials for display and trying out any new products, planning in advance is always well worth your time!

#3: Engage & Interact 

Once Convention begins, do your best to connect with the thousands of other timeshare industry professionals during the many meeting opportunities, networking events, sponsor parties, Exhibit Hall, educational sessions, and conversations in the hallways.

See you next month in Orlando!