Ciara Feely is the creator of The Conference Converter System™ – a proven formula that shows hotels and venues how to win BIG in the Meetings & Event market by helping them to see their business from their client’s point of view.
Ciara helps venue teams to be leaders in the sales process and be in control. She believes it’s not about how the team wants to sell; it’s about how the client wants to buy. She shows hotels how to STOP SELLING (as Howard Feiertag taught us in episode 46), and how to build TRUST instead, because it’s the relationship the buyer wants – and that relationship will deliver more wins.
Ciara has been an agent for 10 years, and a hotelier before that, and her Conference Converter System™ is helping venues grow their profits and increase market share.
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