Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

This is the podcast for anyone and everyone in the Hospitality industry that loves what they do and wants to grow, learn, and experience all the cool things the world of hotels, restaurants, vacation rentals, and travel offers! On the show, Wil Slickers interviews some of the biggest Founders and Professionals within all segments of hospitality. Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast is part of Hospitality.FM - the hospitality industry's only podcast network dedicated to the professionals in the industry.

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Wed Aug 09 2023

Beyond The "Normal Path" | Jesse Vasquez

EntrepreneurshipHospitalityReal EstateShort-Term RentalsAlternative Career Paths

This episode features a podcast host sharing their personal story of overcoming challenges and building successful businesses without following the traditional path. They emphasize the importance of perseverance, grit, tenacity, and a desire to learn and grow. The podcast serves as a platform for candid conversations with hospitality experts and founders. The episode also mentions upcoming features in a device and service offering, including call assist service with human caller support. The initial connection on Clubhouse during the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on personal reflection and career decisions are recalled.

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Wed Aug 02 2023

"Techify" Your Short-Term Rental Operations | Jason Reece

Real EstateAirbnbHospitalityEntrepreneurship

The episode features a conversation with Jason Reese, who shares his journey from the medical device industry to building a successful Airbnb portfolio in Nashville. He discusses his strategies for property selection, maximizing returns, and using software tools for efficient property management. The episode also explores the speaker's vision of building a hospitality brand and the importance of personal growth and fulfillment. Listeners are encouraged to connect with Jason Reese and Slick Talk for more insights and content.

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Fri Jul 28 2023

The First Slick Talk Monthly Episode Highlight


This episode is a special recap of previous episodes, providing listeners with the best snippets and takeaways. The host is joined by producer Kelsey to discuss other podcasts under HFM, including 'No Vacancy' and 'Hospitality Mavericks'. Prominent guests and authentic conversations are highlighted, along with the importance of learning from experienced individuals. Reflecting on leadership style and entrepreneurship for personal growth are explored. Having an 'And' mentality in business and the execution of podcasting are also discussed.

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Wed Jul 26 2023

We All Play A Role in Hospitality | Jonathan Wicks

short-term rental industrycomprehensive turnover servicesindustry challengesvaluing professionalsempathy

This episode covers various topics related to the short-term rental industry, including comprehensive turnover services, industry challenges, valuing professionals, empathy and kindness, core values, coordination and community building, advocacy and regulation, personal growth, and shaping the company. The discussions highlight the importance of efficient communication, documentation, trust, transparency, and customization within standardization. The episode also emphasizes the need for empathy, kindness, and building connections within the industry.

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Wed Jul 19 2023

Leading Yourself Before You Lead Others | Caleb Hannon

Vacation Rental IndustryBusiness GrowthInvestmentNiche BusinessDestination Marketing

The episode covers a mindset shift towards focusing on staff, Caleb Hannon's journey in the vacation rental industry, growth and investment in the company, strategic growth and criteria for properties, investment and team focus, behavioral changes and benefits of niche business, destination marketing and podcast launch, combining aspects of Staling Norman and reflection, and concluding thoughts on reflection.

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Wed Jul 12 2023

Real Estate, Hospitality, & Being an Entrepreneur with Rena Pacheco-Theard

EntrepreneurshipShort-term rentalsPrivacyHospitalityScaling

The episode covers the journey of Minute Company and Boutique in the short-term rental industry. It explores the challenges faced, the importance of privacy, and the founders' unique approach to starting their businesses. The episode also delves into the activation of entrepreneurship, overcoming stereotypes, and the future plans for Boutique. Insights on scaling, partnerships, and setting industry standards are discussed, along with personal experiences and growth. The episode concludes with final thoughts and a call to connect outside of the podcast.

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Wed Jul 05 2023

Starting A Hospitality Business at 21 Years Old with Allison Bayley

short-term rentalsbusiness managementproperty managementhospitality industry

This episode covers various topics related to short-term rentals, including setting boundaries in the business, Alison's journey into the industry, managing properties and market challenges, preparing properties and managing operations, tools and systems used in short-term rentals, building networks and learning from others, managing a team and work-life balance, and financial responsibility and personal growth.

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Wed Jun 28 2023

Mike Sjogren Talks Company Culture

short-term rentalsboutique hotelsteam culturevirtual companydelegating responsibilities

This episode covers various aspects of building a successful short-term rental and boutique hotel business. It emphasizes the importance of aligning team goals with business goals, creating a strong team culture, and transitioning from short-term rentals to hotels. The episode also discusses building a virtual company with remote teams, delegating responsibilities, effective communication, and core values. Additionally, it explores team building, appreciation, recruiting virtual assistants, handling adversity, self-care, and gratitude for team success.

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Wed Jun 21 2023

Building Wealth Through Short-Term Rentals with Bill Faeth

EntrepreneurshipParentingFinancial IndependencePlanningGoals

The episode covers various topics including lessons from mothers, entrepreneurial spirit, parenting and financial independence, entrepreneurship journey, building an empire, short-term rentals and planning, importance of planning and intentionality, defining goals and making decisions, entrepreneurial journey and personal growth, and investing in passion and gratitude.

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Wed Jun 14 2023

Rethinking the Approach of Direct Bookings & Loyalty

Short-term rentalsUnique staysDirect bookingsGuest data ownershipUser experience

This episode explores the world of short-term rentals and unique stays. It delves into the desires of travelers who seek incredible homes, the experiences of hosts in the vacation rental space, and the challenges and opportunities in connecting travelers with unique stays. The episode also discusses the importance of direct bookings, guest data ownership, and improving user experience and trust in the industry. The guest shares their personal journey and future plans, while listeners are encouraged to connect with them and subscribe to the podcast.

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