Our purpose at Event Temple is to help people with great character thrive so they can make a positive difference in the world.
As a software company whose mission is to serve the hospitality community, we know this past year has been hard. We’ve seen events cancelled, friends furloughed and clients shut their doors. It hasn’t been easy to watch.
We know that COVID-19 has forever changed the hospitality industry. As we head into recovery, hotels and venues worldwide are being forced to change how they do business in order to stay competitive and successful.
These businesses are going to have to invest in new technology and training for their teams in order to succeed. Unfortunately, due to the economic fallout from the pandemic, some may not have the financial resources to purchase the tools or courses necessary to survive.
We want to help our community. That’s why we’re announcing the Event Temple Covid Mentorship Program – a program that will give businesses the sales skills and tools necessary to grow their business in 2021 and beyond.
ABOUT THE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
The Event Temple Covid Mentorship Program will be awarded to 5 deserving properties. These properties will receive 6 mentorship classes from industry experts that they will attend as a group and a complimentary one year subscription to Event Temple.
The Mentorship: Each property can have up to 3 people attend the mentorship calls with a total of 15 people per call. Mentors will speak on their area of expertise. All calls will occur over Zoom and be recorded. Call dates and times will be scheduled based on availability of those in the mentorship group.
The Subscription: 1 Year Subscription (includes onboarding & implementation).
HOW TO APPLY
Applications can be submitted here. This is a 3-part essay based application and we encourage you to include as many details as possible in your submission. Applications will be reviewed by the advisory board. Applications will be accepted from Feb. 22 – March 7, 2020. Winners will be announced on March 14.
Application Essay Questions (List of full questions here):
1 – How has the COVID-19 crisis impacted you and your business?
2 – How will winning the Event Temple Covid Mentorship impact you and your business?
3 – What most excites you about the mentorship portion of the program?
Fine Print: Applications must be for a venue or hotel and have a need for Event Temple at their property. Applications are open to both existing and new potential clients of Event Temple. One application per property. Mentorship board may call applicants to verify their application.
MEET THE MENTORS
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About David: David is the Head of Customer Success at Event Temple and heads up the entire post-sale customer journey. David and his team are responsible for making sure Event Temple clients are getting the best experience possible. David subscribes to “The Effortless Experience” philosophy that states every interaction with a company needs to be an effortless experience that has minimal friction. By creating a seamless post-sale customer journey, David empowers Event Temple clients with the tools necessary to adopt and leverage the software to ensure continued business success.
2 – Kay Hall, Owner SowAmaZing Hospitality
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About Kay: “To teach it takes passion. To coach one must possess strength. And to train patience is surely a virtue.” Well over a decade, Kay Hall has successfully taught, trained and coached persons by continuously cultivating elements that aid in the development of greatness that resides inside of them. What good is a gift if never shared or even opened?
Over the last twenty-four years, Kay has served in various capacities for many companies and educational institutions such as Regional Director of Sales at Newmarket, Director of Sales & Marketing at the Courtyard by Marriott Gulfport Beachfront, Director of Sales & Marketing at the Holiday Inn -Southwest Houston, Corporate Sales Manager at The Doubletree by Hilton – Houston Intercontinental Airport, Executive Meeting Manager at The Georgian Terrace Hotel – Atlanta, Director of Systems Training for hotel SystemsPro, Communications Adjunct Instructor at Kennesaw State University and Communications Instructor at the University of Phoenix, just to name a few. Currently, residing in Atlanta, Georgia fulfilling her dream as owner of SowAmaZing Hospitality, LLC – Task Force Sales Consultant.
Kay is elated and very grateful for each opportunity she’s provided to explore. She seeks to follow her never-ending passion of teaching and service towards others.
About Amy: Amy’s gift as CEO of GitGo [an organization driven to empower success in the hospitality industry and win our hotel partners more revenue using proactive strategies] is the ability to leverage data, insights, process and talent to deliver high value insights and revenue to GitGo’s hospitality partners. Under Amy’s leadership, GitGo helps leading hotel brands and thousands of properties behind the scenes build lasting, sustainable revenue through a proven process of B2B business development tactics and strategies.
As a hospitality veteran by trade with three decades of experience in the hotel and revenue management side of the industry, Kristi has a pulse on the needs of hospitality meetings business. She has advised hundreds of hotels worldwide on improving their group strategy, hotel performance, and overall profitability. She is a recognized expert in hospitality revenue management, business intelligence and industry analytics. A frequent speaker at industry conferences and universities, Kristi is a founding member of the Board of Directors for the HSMAI Revenue Management Special Interest Group.
About Anthony: Over twenty years of hospitality experience combined with a signature no-nonsense approach to business and an unstoppable drive, led Anthony Melchiorri to become the creator and host of Travel Channel’s Hotel Impossible, Five Star Secrets, and Extreme Hotels. Anthony has an innate ability to quickly assess any situation and create, develop, and implement a customized strategy to enhance profitability and elevate the guest experience.
About Bob: Event Temple’s CEO, Bob Graham, is a visionary and leader. His mission is to help people with great character thrive so they can make a positive difference in the world. Bob is passionate about the future of hotel sales and what that’s going to look like in this era of industry recovery. He leads with integrity and inspires his team with his entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to happiness, here, now.
February 22 – March 7: Applications Open
March 14 – Winners Announced
March 14 – March 31: Winners Go Through Event Temple Onboarding and Training
April 1 – Mentorship Program Commences