Video Testimonial from Shiree from Silver Mink Tours

"One of the big things for me really has been, you know, through you to have that, that new lens put on that I'm a destination ambassador. Oh. I love that. But, you know, as I said to you this morning, another big thing from this course has been that it's made me realise that rebranding was, you know, absolutely essential. So I feel like I have all these new tools that now, you know, take away throughout the course."

Date: 12/09/2023
Program name: 
  • City of Ballarat Mastering Digital Marketing Program
Service(s) delivered: 
  • Coaching session
Team member: 
  • Despina Karatzias

Video testimonial

Transcript

Despina Karatzias 0:08
Hello, welcome. I have a superstar. Shiree the superstar, we’ve been on a journey together. Now, it’s been just a blessing to not only be having amazing reason to come in to Ballarat. But meeting, meeting incredible humans doing incredible things, but also seeing transformation happen. We’ve just had our fourth and final workshop. We’ve had our fourth and final, our second and final one on one coaching session. And I just want you to take this opportunity to tell everybody who doesn’t know about your business, what your business is, what you do, and what you have gotten out of this journey together in this incredible digital marketing program. That has been put on invested by wonderful people at now tourism Midwest, Victoria.

Shiree 1:04
Thank you. Yes, so So I started Silverman tours in November of last year. I have, I’m happy to say it’s really advanced a lot since I’ve been in this course. So Silverman tours is where I take people out around the Ballarat and Pyrenees and Daylesford areas, in a vintage Rolls Royce. So it’s not just winery tours, there’s often really great food involved. There are gourmet picnics coming up, for example, but you know, there’s also art galleries and gardens, and I’m really flexible about what people can put into a tour. So yeah,

Despina Karatzias 1:43
and just seeing you find your tribe, like coming like, you know, as Tourism Tribe, it’s so amazing to see humans of your regional community and that you found other vintage enthusiast through this journey. Tell us about the program that you’ve and some key takeaways that you’ve had as an fairly new visitor economy experience that you’re putting out in the world? Yeah,

Shiree 2:14
um, one of the big things for me really has been, you know, through you to have that, that new lens put on that, oh, I’m, I’m a destination ambassador. Oh. I love that. But, you know, as I said to you this morning, another big thing from this course has been that it’s made me realise that rebranding was, you know, absolutely essential. So I feel like I have all these new tools that now, you know, take away throughout the course, I’ve been kind of, you know, delving into the online self paced units. I’ve met like amazing people who live in this town who are all doing great things, because yeah, this is a new sector for me, the tourism sector, but now I’ve connected with people collaborated. And it Yeah, it feels like a whole new kind of tourism tribe.

Despina Karatzias 3:10
New tool. Now for other like we all have our plugs for and juggling a lot. What would you say to other new existing experienced business owners and leaders in their business about programmes like this digital or any other training that is put on by our wonderful people at tourism? Midwest? Victoria, when they are so busy, what are they missing out on?

Shiree 2 3:38
Yeah, I feel like, sometimes we can get into that, that habit of thinking, I know how to do social media, I already know that. But actually, until you commit yourself to doing the sessions during the self paced units, you dig through all the layers and go hang on a minute, there’s so much more to this that I actually didn’t know. And I didn’t understand before. So I could have taken I mean, years to actually, you know, uncover all of this information, I probably never would have actually uncovered all of it. But by committing, okay, it’s for workshops. It’s not that big. For workshops, what’s that? 12 hours? Yeah, it could have taken me a minimum of 12 months to learn this. You know, if I’d been trying to dig through, I don’t know, online courses, YouTube, whatever. But it’s better because I come in here, and we’re bouncing ideas off each other. And we can ask the questions. And it’s a much more interactive process than trying to do it all self learning at home.

Despina Karatzias 4:48
Do you Cherie, you’ve inspired many of us. And it was just such a pleasure to watch your growth in the last four months as a new business as a new human in this industry. And you’re just at the beginning so thank you for saying yes, thank you for showing up even under very difficult circumstances in the beginning, and I keep flying bill or driving. Stay keep driving. It’s been an absolute pleasure. Congratulations, and I’ll be watching you. Thank you for watching. Thanks everyone who meant silk meant Silver? Silver

Shiree 5:30
because Rolls Royce call that silvery blue,

Despina Karatzias 5:32
silvermink.com and silver mink tours on your socials.

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