My new exciting book project

Welcome to Boostly Podcast Episode 446. In this podcast I reveal to you my exciting new book project which I've been keeping quiet and that I signed on to be part of last year.


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Timestamps (audio)

00:00 – Start
00:52 – Creating a trust factor
02:40 – Jodies Idea
04:41 – Getting this idea out to the world
06:43 – You do not want to miss this

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Transcript from the Episode

As you all know this year I released my first ever debut book, which was amazingly best selling book, the book direct playbook. But what not a lot of, you know, is that last year I signed on to be part of another book project that I saw. I kept quiet while I was focusing on this, but now it's the time to tell you all about it.

And I'm super excited because it's not just me that's putting this book together, but there's going to be Multiple authors all coming together from all over the world from all different niches of hospitality. it was founded and the idea came from a host, Jody Stellan based in the UK, originally from, uh, Australia, um, has been over here for many years and as had a short-stay accommodation business for the past five, six years.

Creating a trust factor

Based down in, in the Cotswolds area and the property and the business that she created was called Sterling stays. One of the biggest problems when it comes to converting in a look at, into a Booker for a direct booking is the trust factor. Whether you like it or not, your guest is looking to make sure that you are who you say you are.So, how can you do that? Well, the number one accreditation and recommendation certification service in the industry is Iprac and I'm so happy to say that Iprac is sponsoring this podcast and is the lead sponsor for all Boostly content The reason why we partnered up is because I have been working alongside I practice for many years.

I recommend them to every Boostly customer, client, and team Boostly member. The reason being is that unlike other accreditation services, they are not just country specific. It is global and it is worldwide. They've got over 10,000 members and they've got over 250,000 properties, which means that you can display your, Iprac certificate on your website and on your socials and know that you are going to be providing that trust that your future potential guest is looking.

I reached out to Iprac and I asked them if they've got a special offer for Boostly members. And so if you go to T R U S T, you will go to a special boostly landing page where you can book in a call and a demo. And if you sign up, you get a very special exclusive discount. The only boostly members can get.

So thank you. I prac, for being our sponsor. Thank you to listening to this very short message. I hope that you go and check out I prac today. I hope you go and join them. Just like hundreds of, of a boostly members have done, because it will help massively with you increasing your direct bookings. Right?

Jodies Idea

Let's get back to the show and over the last five or six years, I've got to know Jodie really well, probably I'd say the last two years. Um, and over that time, Jody has come to a team Boostly, which is amazing. We did a bit of one-on-one coaching last year, and I really got to, to know the business and the history and everything.

It was amazing. And during that time, she was talking to me about an idea that she had had. Um, and she asked me what I thought and I said, it's a great idea. And I signed up literally there, and then, and she said, listen what we need to do is we need to get, um, hosts from around the world and the book, the idea of the book.

There's a story behind every host because people don't normally get born into hospitality. They fall into it from a, from another career. And there's so many stories that, you know, that you could tell just from, what's it like getting into hospitality to guests that you get to meet the experiences that you have.

And, you know, I know there's a very. TV show, uh, in the United Kingdom as called Fawlty towers. My dad loved it. My mom and dad loved it. There's a picture of John CLIs and the actors hung up in our, in our guest house, which was amazing. And, you know, I listened to the audio tapes as we were driving, because that was a thing back then on, on tape cassette.

And, you know, that's a very, very popular, uh, comedy around what's it like to run in hospitality and, you know, everybody thinks about those funny moments and everybody's got them. And the idea that Jodie had was that she would bring together hosts from all over the world who have got their story to tell and you'd get a chapter.

And the idea would be to tell a memorable story about your time being a host or being involved in, in hospitality. It could be funny. It could be emotional, it could be inspiring. But the general idea was that once this book is created, Then that book will be able to sit in the properties of the, of the hosts that are involved, which is amazing.

Getting this idea out to the world

And it's such a good idea. Um, I was on board from, from day one. The challenge was spreading the word and, and Jodie has done a phenomenal job in talking about this to other hosts, obviously, um, I gave a full, full to have the boostly platform. Please talk about it as much as possible to as many hosts as possible.

First and foremost, I said, listen, um, you know, you've got, uh, Julie, George over in America, sorry in Australia. Doing amazing work on clubhouse and has got such a big audience go chat to her. So, you know, Julie signed up pretty instantly as well in between Julie, Jodie, and I, we sort of spread the word massively and I'm so excited to say that an idea has turned into an actual thing and it's looking like it's going to be released in may.

So the book is called hospitable hosts. If you're watching on the video now I've just brought up a screenshot of the front cover. Hospitable hosts inspiring memorable stories from Airbnb hosts around the world to educate and motivate, which is a really cool title. I think it's it's awesome. So please do go and check it out. As far as I'm aware, there's no more guest spots available after they leave. We've got 31 hosts. Uh, it's amazing to see so many team boostly members, uh, uh, jumping in on this, but people from around the world that I've never chatted to. So it's going to be a joint effort. Uh, this is going to be a guaranteed best seller I've already said to Jodie, I've got no doubt in my mind.

This is going to be a best seller, just simply for the fact that we've got so many people coming together with so many audiences and there's, there's going to be such an amazing, um, people, a lot of people want to read this because I feel like. Hospitality. People love to see and hear other people's stories.

I think it's one reason why the hospitality community has been so big and I'm so excited. I'm probably more excited for this book and for Jodie, but I was for the release of my own book, which is, which is crazy to say, but I'm so happy to be a part of it. Jody, thank you for having me a part of it. If you are listening and watching this video and I am so excited for what's going to come next.

You do not want to miss this

Make sure you go to hospitable hosts, make sure that if there's like a place where you can leave your email so you can get notifications about when it's launching, please do. I'm going to be talking about obviously, and I'm sure Julie and Jodie is, and we've got some amazing people in that who've got, um, you know, fantastic reach and audience from around the world.

This is going to be a one not to miss. So hospitable hosts, H O S P I T a B L E. H O S T If you listen on the audio, if you're on a video and if you are part of it, drop a message, but I'll drop a comment below. Let's get a face in the names that are going to be involved in this. We've got some wonderful, wonderful people, um, that are going to be part.

Let me just grab some names here. So Julie George, Tia castle, Evie maze. You have Heather brown, uh, we've got maria Jones, Donna Brown, uh, the amazing Rachel D Gainsborough, otherwise known as short-term gems. If you're on clubhouse, you'll know. Uh, we've got Jenny and Jason homes over in America, Liam.

Carolan fantastic. Jim autumn. Uh, we've got Tracy Northcott Australian in Japan. Uh, Sasha Herman member of team, Boostly. We've got Mariah Rachman, uh, amazing, uh, denine. apologies. Stacy St. John, another amazing hosts, doing amazing things in Columbus and, and, and all over the states. Sergio the fantastic Sergio, uh, we've got Valerie Malone.

We've got cut Pepe, Jane Dickinson, Tatiana Taylor Tate. And if you don't know who Tatiana is, please do go check her out on Instagram, spilling the tea and my favorite Instagram videos to watch Jane Dickinson. We've got Kim Harlin and we've got Lizzie large from our barely glamping. Again, another team Boostly member does amaze amazing thing.

So again, we've got some real good group of hosts from all over the world, and I'm super excited for this, and I hope you are as well. Hospitable do go check it out. The book is going to be released in may. I'm sure it was going to be a party, a launch party, some meet up some drinks and things all over the world to be celebrated.

And yeah. Thank you very much. And if you are new to this and you're wondering what the heck I'm talking about. Please do go and wet your appetite with a copy of the book, the book direct playbook. It is available on Amazon and audible, Kindle and print. Uh, if you want to find out more about Boostly, head to, I'll be back tomorrow with another video, another podcast, another blog, wherever that may be in the meantime.

Thank you so much for supporting this channel. Thank you so much for sticking that thumbs up. Thank you so much for downloading and sharing and let's go and get some direct bookings.

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