Surviving A Timeshare Presentation…Confessions From The Sales Table
Clermont, FL (PRWEB) September 15, 2010
Ever sat through a timeshare sales “pitch” and walked out more confused and more annoyed than when you walked in? You’re not alone. Each year more than 3 million Americans endure one or more of these sometimes high-pressure pitches, usually in exchange for theme park tickets or cash.
Enter Lisa Ann Schreier, “The Timeshare Crusader.” Schreier, a former timeshare salesperson herself, founded Timeshare Insights (http://www.timeshareinsights.com) in order to “help consumers make wise choices about timeshare and to be a catalyst for positive change in the industry.” Schreier does not buy, sell, rent, broker or represent any timeshare or any type of timeshare. She is neither pro- nor anti-timeshare, only decidedly pro-educated consumer, believing that “the only way timeshare will be more accepted in this country is to make the entire buying process as transparent as possible.”
The author of two consumer books on timeshare, “Surviving A Timeshare Presentation…Confessions From The Sales Table” and “Timeshare Vacations For Dummies” and the co-author of the definitive college-level textbook on timeshare, “Timeshare Management-The Key Issues For Hospitality Managers,” Lisa is known for her tell-it-like-it-is style which the pitch-weary consumer flocks to.
“I think the timeshare product can be a wonderful idea for some people. The problem is that the public still believes that there’s something wrong with it based on the way they’re bribed to come in and attend a presentation. No other product or service is marketed this way and until the industry lets consumers buy the product instead of insisting on selling it, it will always be the step-child of the travel industry.”
In addition to her books and her personalized one-on-one consulting modules, Schreier is a regular contributor to major media, a blogger, a guest lecturer at colleges and universities and a sought after public speaker to consumer groups.