Six Weeks Before Create event in Event Spot, make a long page, with images, make sure you say who the event is for and what they will get out of it, what they will learn. Offer an early bird incentive Introduce the trainers Put it on a website Put it on networks Strong article/blog post and link to the event Invite people from groups Create Twitter Hashtag
Event Spot Contains a template to make sure you include all the event information Huge choice of designs, integrated with social media, PayPal calendars, Google Maps and email. Hooked up to a registration system that lets you to see when someone has registered and paid for the event Create a free standing webpage or integrate it with your site Assign one or more of your contact lists to the event
A Word About Lists You might have more people on your lists than you realise... Think of the different offline groups of people you have You might have lists on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Google+ It’s not about how big it is, it’s about what you do with it!
Where to Promote? Website Blog Social Media Phone Calls ‘In-Store’ events Networking Speaking Current Customers Family & Friends Employees Local Directories Local Media
Tamsin & Constant Contact gave me lots of information to help me on my way
Five Weeks Before Create first email linking to the event Create press release Link to 3rd Party Sites Get listings on local sites Contact organisations that might be interested Create an article Put press release online Start an email list of people you know
Third Party Sites Meetup Eventbrite Lanyrd Exhibitions Ezine Articles Hubspot
Online Press Release Sites 24-7 Press Releases Free Press Release Free Press Release Center i-Newswire Newswire PR Today PRLOG The Open Press There are many more press release distributors online Some are free and some you can pay for Write another blog post or article
Blog posts are a great way to talk about the issues that people have in your industry.
Four Weeks Before Send an email telling people that the early bird offer is about to end, or that the list is filling up Write a strong Q&A article and put a few variations on article sites Call FSB, Chamber, Networking Sites, LLBN, Pink Link & CVS Email- if you’ve not booked yet
Thanks, Collaboration is Good! Pink Link Ladies Lakeland Ladies Business Network Connect Cumbria Keith McMean
About Facebook Events They are over-used and abused They can be very useful, especially if you have an event following already People get tired of being added in to groups and sent event notifications Don’t rely on them if they are not immediately successful People say they are coming and then don’t turn up
About LinkedIn LinkedIn groups are an excellent way to get your message out there
About G+ Events Anything that goes on G+ automatically goes on Google
About Engaging Word of Mouth is still the best Engaging with people takes time, but it is time well spent Private messages are a great way to invite the right people Finding out who people are after they have booked on to the course is also useful
Two Weeks Before Informational email with details of the location, event and linking to a useful article Send Press Release