Secret Meeting

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Today I had a secret meeting.

Every Friday from 1 to 3 pm I do a series on How to Green Your Home. It’s conducted at The Computer Guy’s store in Hampton, Iowa (my local community). I advertise it in the Franklin County News Today, on Facebook and Twitter and word of mouth. We started it last week.

Last Friday I had one person attend.

Today, I had a secret meeting. No one showed up.

Am I upset? Nope. Why not?

It’s the way things work. Most advertisements have to be seen 7 times before people REALLY see it. I’m doing my job. I use facebook and twitter to help promote the series – and I post more than once. I advertise in the local free paper (I’m the editor) too. I’m working on writing several articles to peak people’s interest and get them here.

I also left my house today. I talk to more people when I leave my house. I spoke to two people at the chamber office, made an appointment for Monday with a local business and will go the Farmer’s Market when I leave here.

In the network marketing business, those who talk to the most people, win.

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  1. Fred H Schlegel on August 29, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Consistency works to get something like this going. You could also layer other ancillary activities with the concept. Tie in with a library for a discussion about a relevant book, reduce the generality of the topic ("this week Green Refrigerators"), panel up – so there's always several in the room (Then if no one shows it turns into a brainstorm for getting folks to show next month 🙂 ) Good Luck!

  2. Deb Brown on August 29, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    wow, great ideas! I'm going to run with that and see what we can create. Thanks!