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Texas Forest Trail Region

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Texas Heritage Trails Program

Tourism Toolkits

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Regional Tourism Toolkits are workshops hosted and planned by Texas Forest Trail Region and other partners focusing on best practices of broader regional interest.

Community Tourism Toolkits are half or whole day Forest Trail-planned, but community-focused workshops providing best practices, everyday solutions, and problem solving for small businesses, heritage sites and museums, and preservation and tourism entities. Topics are developed by Texas Forest Trail staff based on the needs and desires for educational development of the local community.

Hosting a community toolkit is easy!

  • Step 1: Join Texas Forest Trail Region as a Partner Member
  • Step 2: Call our office at 936-560-3699 (or email us) to schedule your Toolkit with our Executive Director.
  • Step 3: Let us walk you through the process of selecting a venue, planning hospitality and registration for attendees, and publicity, while we create a program customized to your community's relevant needs. That's it!

 

 


Upcoming Toolkits:

Marshall, Texas

Forest Trail Region will host a Social Media Toolkit Workshop in partnership with the City of Marshall.

Topic: Social Media Essentials
Date:  March 28, 2016.  9 am to 2 pm - Lunch included
Location: Marshall Visual Art Center, 208 E. Burleson Street, Marshall, Texas
Fee: $15 per person Cost includes workshop, all workshop materials, and lunch.
Registration is now closed.

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Workshop Overview: Social Media Essentials will focus on the fundamentals - best practices, tools, tips and resources for building an engaging online presence. Topics will include selecting the right platforms for your business, creating engaging content, successful marketing strategies, online etiquette, the dos & don’ts of social media, and inexpensive resources to help you produce highly effective social communication.

This workshop will help you understand:

  • Social media trends and the driving forces behind it
  • The costs & value of social media for your business
  • Core social media platforms including: Facebook, Instagram & Twitter
  • The keys to creating a successful social media strategy
  • The best practices of social media marketing
  • The importance of social media tracking and measurement

Recommended Tools: For the full hands-on experience, attendees are encouraged to bring a wireless-ready device (smart phone, laptop, iPad, or tablet).

 

 


Recent Toolkits:

Jacksonville, Texas - March 3, 2015

Forest Trail Region will host a Toolkit Workshop in partnership with the Jacksonvill Chamber of Commerce and the City of Jacksonville

Topic: Texas Friendly Customer Service Training and Destination Training
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Location: Norman Activity Center, 526 E Commerce Street,  (903) 586-2217
Register with the Chamber:  (903) 586-2217

  • Complimentary Lunch & Registration
  • Texas Friendly Certification 

All Registrations & Cancellations should be submitted by Febraury 23

This workshop will help employees:

  • Develop positive customer service skills and practices
  • Framework for Quality Customer Service
  • Best Practices for Customer Retention & Employee Pride 

Huntsville, Texas - May 6, 2014

Forest Trail Regional Toolkit hosted in partnership with the City of Huntsville Tourism Department

Topic: Texas Friendly Customer Service Training and Destination Huntsville: Tourism & HOT Funds Workshop
Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Keynote Lunch: 11 AM - 12:30 PM: Featuring the "Yankee Cowboy"
Location: Katy & E. Don Walker Education Center, 1400 19th Street,  936-291-9726
Register Online: http://texasforesttrail.com/toolkit/registerhuntsville

  • $15 Workshop & Texas Friendly Certification 
  • $15 Lunch ONLY
  • $30 Full-day

 

All Registrations & Cancellations should be submitted by April 29

 

This workshop will help employees:

  • Develop positive customer service skills and practices
  • Framework for Quality Customer Service
  • Best Practices for Customer Retention & Employee Pride 

 


Palestine, Texas - February 17, 2014

Forest Trail Regional Toolkit hosted in partnership with the Palestine Economic Development Corporation  & Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce

Topic: Texas Friendly Customer Service Training and Positively Palestine Tourism Training
Date: Monday, February 17, 2014, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Location: Ben E. Keith Hospitality Room, 2019 W. Oak Street, Palestine, TX 903-729-6066
Registration: $10 (includes lunch) Registration Form: Registration Form

Submit Registration to the Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce by February 13.

 

This workshop will help your front-line employees:

  • Develop positive customer service skills and practices
  • Understand the role of excellent customer service
  • Learn how to acquire and distribute key information for customers
  • Practice skills to improve customer retention and community pride

 

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Hughes Springs

Regional Toolkit hosted by The City of Hughes Springs and the Texas Forest & Brazos Trails
Date: Monday, October 28, 2013, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Location: Legacy Event Center, 122 East First, Hughes Springs, TX, 903-639-7519
Registration (includes lunch): $55

Topics: Visual Communication: Tools | Tips | Resources

  • Design Essentials
  • Photo-Editing
  • Publication Layout
  • Vector Graphics

 

TFTR DIY.design Workshop Flyer 2013

 

Cancellations may be made by email or phone to (903) 639-7519 or chughesspr@aol.com or info@texasforesttrail.com by October 21.

A laptop with internet connectivity is required for participation. Workshop is limited to 55 people.