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AMLA Speakers Bureau Now Available to Members

The Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association Speakers Bureau offers knowledgeable professionals available to do informative and entertaining presentations relating to the tourism and travel industry. This service is available free for AMLA members who wish to offer a presentation to their local civic clubs, community organizations, government groups, hospitality and accommodation organizations, or general community awareness town meetings.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Tami Reist, AMLA President/CEO
During her more than three decade long career in the tourism and travel industry, Tami has lived by the theme expressed by the famous American heroine Helen Keller, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” This theme is carried forth in all of her speaking engagements across the country and has had proven results in her professional accomplishments.
Tina Lawler, AMLA Membership Recruitment & Development, Legislative Liason
Tina is an experienced Activities Director with excellent client and project management skills. She is action oriented with a strong ability to communicate effectively with executive and business audiences. Prior to joining AMLA, she served for four years as the activities director for Rock Bridge Canyon Equestrian Park in Hodges. Along with planning and organizing numerous successful events, Tina also coordinated everything from advertising to vendors, live music, promoting, and advertising.
Melea Hames, AMLA Social Media Manager
Melea Hames is the social media manager for Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association and has been with the organization for eight years. She also teaches English part-time at Calhoun Community College. A graduate of Auburn University, Melea majored in public relations and journalism. After working in this field for almost seven years, she earned her Masters Degree at the University of North Alabama in secondary education and taught middle school for three years. Melea also manages the Facebook and Instagram pages for Tennessee River Valley Geotourism Mapguide.
SPEAKING TOPICS
WORKING WITH YOUR TOURISM PARTNERS
A solid, informative overview of establishing working relationships between your tourism organization and supporting tourism-related organizations within your sphere of influence.
THE IMPORTANCE OF TRAILS
Trails can attract tourists to communities of all sizes and are interesting to those travelers who are taking shorter vacations that are closer to home.
SMALL COMMUNITY TOURISM — CASE STUDIES
Centered around actual “boots-on-ground” experiences with helping small or rural communities with developing a base for tourism growth.
HOTEL MARKETING 101
An excellent course for all of your front-line hotel employees.
FOUR COURSE HOSPITALITY TRAINING
A step by step approach to creating memorable experiences for your visitors.
RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
Great ingredients make for a great marketing program.
SOCIAL MEDIA 101 CLASS
The Social Media 101 class familiarizes participants with the basics of the popular social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.
CUSTOM PRESENTATIONS — Tami is frequently asked to speak on a theme that will work in conjunction with a particular gathering’s topic or an area’s particular need.
To schedule a speaking engagement or for more information, contact:
Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
Tina Lawler (800) 648-5381 / (256) 350-3500
Tina@NorthAlabama.org

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