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Promoting the Seminar

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Testimonials: The “Mother’s Milk” of Seminar Promotion
By far the most effective means of selling your seminar are testimonials from previous seminar attendees. The best time to capture these testimonials is at the event itself. This is when people are the most “lathered up” about your event and most inclined to give you a glowing report.

You’ll want to get them in written form, which is best accomplished through the use of an evaluation form where you ask people to sign the form after they jot down some words of praise. When you hand out your evaluations , instruct people to give you specific comments. A general, watered-down testimonial is virtually useless.

You may even want to coach them a bit on what you’re looking for by giving an example. I always tell people: “If you think your profits will double as a result of using the hotline, please put that down.”

When you speak to people after your event and they tell you great things that have happened as a result of your event, quickly ask them if you can write up what they said and fax it over to them for their signature. Again, the key is to strike while the iron is hot. If they have great things to say, get them in writing.

I also recommend that you keep the video camera rolling towards the end of your event and get people to give you video testimonials. You’ll be able to use them in a variety of ways to help you promote future events. You can send out videos or stream them from your Web site. You can also choose to use only the audio portion of the testimonial.

Public Relations
Publicity can be a very effective way to promote your event. This is particularly true if you do it yourself. Paying a PR person can be expensive and often times won’t pull enough responses to justify the costs.

There are three pieces to the publicity puzzle as it relates to your seminars. First, you want to get the coverage. Second, you want to do the best job you can once you’re in front of the media. Lastly, you want to sell a lot of seminar seats with this opportunity.

To generate publicity, you’ll need a hook. This is what causes the media to want to cover your event. You’ll also want to formulate your message. This is what you say once you’re in front of the media.

An important thing to remember is that there are tons of people who are trying to get in front of the media to help promote their seminar or event. The media gets bombarded with requests for coverage from seminar promoters. This means that you must have something newsworthy or unusual to get their attention.

In many cases, you’ll be doing the publicity yourself. This is nothing to be ashamed of. Many people do their own publicity and promotion. If you understand the process, you can be very successful. Who can be a better advocate for your seminar or event than you?

Media Coaching Can Help
Before you start getting in front of the media, it’s a good idea to understand how the process works. This will allow you to optimize your opportunities. I’d recommend that you go to a seminar by Joel Roberts to find out exactly how to maximize your chances for success.

I have spent some time with Joel and attended his seminars. He does a great job in this area. Contact either Joel or his assistant Nancy. Let him know I sent you. You’ll be glad you did. (His contact information is in the Million-Dollar Rolodex in Appendix A.)

Using Outside Publicity Experts
There are many people who present themselves as publicity experts who will be happy to take your money in exchange for claiming to help you promote your event. Be suspicious.

If a publicity person is confident he or she can get you publicity, I suggest you compensate them differently than they might prefer. Offer to give them a piece of all of the registrations that come in from their efforts. Let’s say the seminar is priced at $300. Let’s also assume that the marginal cost for each attendee is $25. This means that every registration is worth $275 (net) to you.

Offer your publicity person a minimum of a 50-50 split on the registration dollars for every person that their efforts generate. (This assumes that you can track the responses.)

I would even consider giving them more. If necessary, I’ll give a PR person $200 for each person their efforts can generate. I’ll still make $75 on the front end and have the opportunity to sell them products and other services while I build a larger database.

Most PR people will balk at this deal. Fine. Only use people who are willing to bite at this arrangement. If they are really good, they’ll actually make a lot more money.

Persistence Pays
The key to getting media coverage is to be persistent. Don’t expect to make one call and have them asking you to sit down for an interview and a photo shoot. As with all things where you’re relying on someone else to do something that’s higher on your list than it is on theirs, persistence is the key here. Without being a pest, regular and polite call-backs are in order. If you’ve left several messages and none are being returned, a final message that simply says, “I assume you’re not interested and I don’t want to keep pestering you, so I’m not going to call again. But if you are interested and just busy right now, please do call me as soon as you can and let’s talk about how we can help each other” is definitely appropriate.

If you’re easily discouraged when people seem to ignore you, you’ll find the PR route tough sledding. Editors are not only busy people, they are suspicious as well. Press releases tend not to get the kind of attention that the people who send them think they deserve. But if you are gently persistent in your follow-up, you can often get a reporter or editor on the phone to talk to you about your story. It’s more often that conversation, rather than the release itself, that will lead to coverage.

So don’t give up and don’t get discouraged!

Don’t Be Hurt When They Don’t Cover You
When, despite your patience and persistence, you don’t get coverage by the media, don’t be discouraged and don’t take it personally. These folks are just doing their jobs. Your goal is to make your event so enticing that they are compelled to give you coverage.

Sometimes you just don’t have a newsworthy event. It’s not likely any major metropolitan daily newspaper or TV outlet or radio show is going to cover your seminar unless it has a hook and is something they haven’t seen before (or at least recently). No hook, no coverage, even on a slow news day.

The Hook
The hook is what causes the media to stop what they’re doing and take notice of your event. If there has just been an earthquake in San Francisco and you’re doing a seminar on how to earthquake-proof your house, you’ve got a relatively easy sell.

In most cases, things won’t be this easy.

You can also take a specific portion of your seminar and try to create a hook. In order for your hook to be effective you’ll want to try and tie it to some current event or trend in the field.

TV Publicity (Empty)
We live in a time that is dominated by television. It’s only natural that you would be eager to get yourself some good TV publicity. Don’t bother. As good as seeing your face on TV may be for your ego, stations rarely let you put up an 800 number or a Web site URL. This makes TV appearances just about worthless for product promotion unless you’re already known and people can find you easily. I recommend that you not pursue TV unless you know someone.

To learn how to get your event covered on radio, I suggest you learn from the master of the radio interview, Alex Carroll. He has done more interviews for one book than virtually anyone on the planet.

Go to his site,, to learn more about him and some of the materials that he has to offer. His information is backed by real-life experience as the interviewee in well over 1,000 radio interviews.

The master of print publicity is another friend of mine, Paul Hartunian. Paul has generated the equivalent of well over $6 million in space advertising in magazines and newspapers. I suggest you obtain his materials before you start promoting your own events.

Give me a call and we’ll get you a set of his materials.

There are a number of sources for you to generate on-line publicity.

Some of these depend on your topic. If you’re giving a seminar of interest to the building trades industry, for example, you should use your favorite search engine (my technical colleague Dan Shafer, who’s a real guru in this field, currently recommends and look up building trades sites. Some, particularly associations and eZines devoted to your space, will be happy to list your seminar free.

You can also post notices about your seminars and workshops on the email lists, listservs, and discussion boards you belong to and contribute to regularly. Be careful here; spam is not appreciated and can have a severe negative side effect. But if you’re a regular member of and contributor to some online communities in your space, and if you’re careful about how you promote your seminar (avoiding blatant, obvious promotions but perhaps including a line about your upcoming seminar in your personal sig line, for example), you can often get peoples’ attention here.

Joint Venture Mailings

Email Joint Ventures
The best way to promote your events is by doing joint venture email marketing. Identify others who have email lists that you feel would be responsive to your seminar offer and then ask the list owner e-mail either your promotion or a link to your Web site. You split your profit with them in return for their help.

You can find people with whom to do these joint ventures by scouring the Web for sites that rank high on the search engines or get a lot of traffic and whose audience has something in common with yours. Sometimes, these sites are competitive to yours and in many of those cases, the site owners may not want to help you become more successful.

You generally split the gross registration fee profit with joint venture partners 50-50. Let’s say you have an event for which you’re charging $997 and on which you have hard costs of about $30 per attendee. You would give a joint venture partner about $480 for every person who registers from their list or site. Why so much? It gives your joint venture partners a reason for doing the deal and it only costs you $30 out of pocket for each additional person.

This is a great way to promote because you put no money up front. Also, if you have a decent back end the lifetime value of these newfound customers could be considerable. (Remember that once they sign up for your seminar or product, they are no longer exclusive property of your joint venture partner.)

This is my preferred way to promote seminars. If you use this method exclusively, you can break even with even a tiny number of total registrations.

Direct-Mail Joint Ventures
Despite the clear advantages of email marketing, many seminars are still being promoted via direct mail. I recommend that you move away from direct mail as your primary means of marketing. Why? The cost of printing and postage make it more difficult for you to recover your money.

But if you are going to go the direct-mail route, explore jointventured physical mailings. The arrangements here can be many and varied. The person whose list you are mailing to is concerned about the integrity of their list.

You will usually compose the letter, pay for the mailing and then give the mailing list owner a per-name fee or a percentage based on response.

With the right list, this can be a very effective way to promote your event. Given the incredibly high costs associated with this type of a mailing, however, you’ll want to test the list before mailing the entire lot.

The nice thing about using this technique is that once people respond, they become a part of your in-house list. If your lifetime customer value is high, it might even make sense to use this method of promotion if you can only achieve a break-even on the front end.

You can also rent various types of mailing lists both on and off line to promote your seminar or event. Generally, this method does not pay off. Perhaps the biggest reason: a seminar priced higher than $100 or so requires that people know who you are. Unless you have some celebrity in the field, a blind mailing to a list of people who have a specific profile won’t likely sell anything with a very high price tag.

Third-Party Online Newsletters

There are two ways of looking at online newsletters as promotional aids for your seminar: buying advertising space or obtaining free publicity or even an endorsement.

My success using on-line ads to promote seminars is abysmal. (This, of course, parallels just about everyone’s experience with online advertising in general.) I would only work with on-line newsletters if they write a little article or endorse my event.

Your experience may be different. If so, please contact me and share your experience. From my own experience, it isn’t cost effective.

The only successful way to work on-line is through joint-venture emailing, which is described above.

Paid Advertising

Advertising R.O.M.D.
R.O.M.D. is an acronym for “Return on Marketing Dollar.” To understand this concept, you’ll need some important background information. Every advertising and promotional method you use will have a different level of effectiveness. The only way to find out your precise numbers will be through testing. But here is a blueprint for how things will almost certainly work.

Let’s say your seminar is priced at $300. Let’s also say that your marginal cost for each additional attendee is $25. Marginal cost is the actual “hard cost” of having an additional person in attendance. This would include the cost of your handouts, drinks, meals or any other cost that would increase if another person came to your event.

Knowing that every additional person costs you $25 allows you to proceed with your computations.

Let’s say that your newspaper ad will cost you $2,000 and it ends up generating 10 attendees. Would your R.O.M.D be 1:3 ($2,000: $6,000)? No. You need to add on marginal cost of having the 10 people. Adding on $250 (10 x $25) you get $2250. So your true R.O.M.D. is $2250:$6000. This works out to 1: 2.66.

The rule of thumb is that even if you only break even on a marketing approach, you should consider using it since it doesn’t take into account back-of-the-room sales. Since the ratio in this case is greater than 1:1, you would use the newspaper ad with some confidence. In cases where you had a history of high product sales, you may even use those marketing methodologies that produced R.O.M.D. ratios that are slightly less than 1:1.

Since we already know that TR = SR + PS + CB, we know that you make money “on the front end” with any marketing method that produces a ratio of greater than 1:1. If you’re just starting out in the seminar business, stick with those marketing methods that produce a minimum of 1:1 ratios.

If you have a history of doing this seminar, your computations will be different. If you “know” that the average customer will generate an additional $150 in product sales, we can compute the ratio including the product sales number.

In this example, spending $2,250 will produce $3,000 (SR) + $1,500 (product sales for 10 people: $150 X 10) for a total of $4,500. In this case, the numbers work out extremely neatly (as you might have guess I planned them). Your R.O.M.D. is 1:2 (2,250: 4,500).

This means that for every dollar you spend on this particular advertising/ promotional vehicle you generate $2 in total revenue.

The CB component doesn’t come in immediately. Some consulting business that you generate may come in well after the event itself. In my case, I have generated consulting business more than 10 years after a seminar my new client attended.

This being the case, leave the CB component completely out of your computations. Let the consulting business be gravy. Don’t use it in your computation of R.O.M.D.

If you included the CB component, you could get yourself into trouble. If you relied on consulting business and it didn’t come in (or didn’t come in as quickly as you expected) then you might drive yourself bankrupt. Even if the consulting business was significant, you may not be able to handle the cash flow shortfall in the short run.

Unless you can generate a break-even on seminar registration and product sales with a certain method of marketing, don’t use it! In essence you have thrown out the “CB” in the equation. You still know that it will bear fruit eventually, but for our computations – as well as for your financial peace of mind – leave it out!

Elements of Your Ad or Direct-Mail Piece
Any advertising you do for your seminars will contain virtually all of the same elements. This would apply to ads you place in both newspapers and trade publications. Many of the same elements will also be included in your direct mail pieces.

Here are a list of the elements you’ll want to include:

Pre-head: The pre-head is what is at the very top of your ad, usually in fairly small type. It sets the stage for the main headline which is in much larger type. Think of the pre-head as the maitre d for your ad. It introduced people to the headline.

Headline: Your headline is the single most important part of your ad or direct mail piece. The difference between success and failure could lie in your headline. You need to work at creating a variety of headlines before settling on one. Some people who do nothing but write this kind of material start out by writing as many as 100 headlines before they start narrowing the selection.

Post Head: This is what comes after the headline and keeps people reading so they enthusiastically read your first paragraph.

Greeting: Your greeting is how you say hello to each individual reader of your direct mail piece. You obviously won’t have one of these in your ads.

First Paragraph: Your first paragraph is critical to your success, second only to your headline. You need to suck people in with powerful benefits or they will turn away and do something else with their busy lives.

Testimonials: You wouldn’t use the word testimonials as the heading of this section. Instead use something like: “What Others Say About the Seminar.” In this section, the more specific the quotation, the better. When identifying the source of the quotation, make sure to include the first and last name as well as the city and state. Also put the name of their company and (if they agree to it) their phone number. The more information you include, the more credible the testimonial will be.

Seminar Fee: Your price or fee should be clear and understandable. How much do people have to pay? What is the deadline to receive the discount? What bonuses do they receive if they respond by what date? Do they get lunch for that fee? All of the typical questions that anyone would want to know should be answered. Also, let them know what methods of payment you accept. Also mention that the fee includes a comprehensive 45-page workbook (or however long it really is).

Unable to Attend?: This section must be included if you’re going to generate tape sales. I’ve heard other marketing gurus suggest that you NOT offer your tapes for sale in your promotional piece for your seminar. I adamantly disagree. I have been doing seminars for quite a while and offering recordings of the live event has never hurt seminar registrations.

If you are offering both video and audio tapes, charge more for the video tapes. Not long ago I forgot to change the prices for the videos and charged the same amount as I do for the audio tapes. This was a mistake. Videos cost a lot more to produce than audios. Make sure you price these items accordingly.

Tax Deductibility: Even though most people know that educational events can be deductible, it doesn’t hurt to remind them of the fact.

Limited Attendance: You want to give people the feeling that your event will fill up quickly to encourage them to register promptly. I would suggest specifying a specific number of people that you’ll allow to attend. Using this tactic will help to create urgency.

Seminar Hotline: Include a line which says: “For more information call our 24 Hour Free Recorded Seminar Hotline.” This should be a separate line that you set up that gives people a verbal pitch of your event. (I discuss hotlines elsewhere in this book.)

Guarantee: An incredibly strong guarantee is a big selling point. You are dealing with a very skeptical public. You have to do any and everything you can to assuage their fears. A powerful guarantee helps. I offer what I call a “100%, No B.S., No Weasel Clause, Iron Clad, Lifetime Guarantee.”

Matching the Typestyle: You’ll want to match the typestyle of the publication that you advertise in. The closer you can look like the rest of the publication, the better. Doing this will create an implied endorsement for your event. Some publications realize this and won’t let you match their type. Do it until you are instructed that you can’t.

Who Should Attend?: This section allows you to target exactly who you want to attend. People reading this section will be looking to find themselves in the group. If they aren’t there, they will assume this seminar is not meant for them. List as many different groups as possible as long as the seminar is definitely meant for them.

Early Registration Bonus: Always give people a reason to act now. People are always inclined to put things aside and do them later. You have to get them so excited by your seminar offer that they want to sign up immediately. To help move this process along, give them an incentive. This incentive can be a price reduction or some kind of a special free gift. If you use the price reduction, make sure that you put the date by which they must respond to get this special deal.

Your Seminar Leader: In this section, describe yourself and your credentials. You’ll want to concentrate on what benefits you have generated for your clients and other attendees of your seminars. Take a look at the samples in Appendix A to give you some ideas.

What You Will Learn (Bullet Points): This is the most influential section of the main body of your ad. Reading through this section is where most people make a decision about whether or not to attend your event.

Location(s): You’ll want to let people know exactly where your event is being held. Give people exact locations and even phone numbers if possible. When there is more than one Hilton in the area, make sure and highlight this fact in the ad and let them know which one it is. Even with these explicit instructions some people will still blow it and go to the other hotel. If your ad is detailed and clear they will blame themselves and not you when they screw up.

Times: Give people the times of your event and when they should be there to register. Tell them they should be there 30-45 minutes in advance to make sure everyone is in by the appointed start time.

Who Should Not Attend?: I’ve started using this section in trade publications and I feel it works out well. The idea here is to further sell people on your event using the negative slant. In this section, I tell people who think they know it all or don’t want to learn the latest and greatest stuff not to attend. Using this section will also eliminate a lot of jerks who may have attended.

Cancellations: You should have a clearly stated cancellation policy. Even though you offer people an iron-clad guarantee, you should still let people know what to do in the event that they have to cancel.

Newspaper Ads
I started my career in seminars by running space ads in newspapers. I promoted a one-day seminar on a Saturday. I ran the ads the two Sundays before for the following Saturday. When I did my first seminar on Starting Your Own Consulting Business back in the early 80s I spent about $1500 on two 15-inch ads that ran on the two Sundays before my event.

I charged $95 for the seminar and had 44 people show up. I ended up netting around $2,000. I was psyched! The problem is that back then I did not understand the front end/back end concept. I may have made $2000, but I lost a lot more money by not having a decent back-end product line.

I no longer make those mistakes. Live and learn.

The beauty of the newspaper ad as compared with direct mail is that you can decide you want to do a seminar today and three weeks from now be doing a seminar. It shortens the lead time for you to do a seminar.

Of course, email promotion is even faster, but that wasn’t an option when I started in this business.

Advertising in newspapers can work well for certain general-interest seminars. The newspaper is a fairly general medium. Since that is the case, it makes sense to test newspaper advertising for seminar topics like making money, losing weight and having better sex. If you have a general seminar topic, you should definitely test the newspaper.

A lot of big cities have two or more major newspapers. Usually only one will work for promoting your seminar. I learned this by mistake many years ago in Dallas. Not being familiar with that city I advertised in the wrong paper. How did I know? I didn’t get very many registrations. Luckily, I also did some direct mail, so I squeezed out a small profit.

Before you advertise in a city you know nothing about, talk to people in that city and get their feedback. If I had done this with Dallas, I never would have made the mistake I did.

When you run ads in the main newspaper in a town you’ll get calls from various specialty papers. The calls will come from hardworking salespeople trying to sell you advertising space. They will be very convincing in their arguments. Don’t bite!

My standard response to an enthusiastic salesperson is to give them a very enthusiastic reply. I say: “It sounds like you think this ad will really work in your publication. Here’s what I think we should do. Rather than pay for the space, let’s split the revenue 50-50 on all registrations. You can even have the calls come into your office so you can track the responses. That way you can be a partner in this venture and make a lot more money than if I just pay for the space.”

After you give them that line, don’t say a thing. They will usually have nothing to say. In all the years I have been doing seminars I actually got one publication to go for this scenario. It didn’t work out well for either of us, but I didn’t spend money up-front to find out. Please follow my lead.

One question that always comes up with newspapers is in which section of the paper to place the ad. This depends on the type of seminar you’re doing. I have found that the seminars that I do work best in the main news section of the paper.

It would be very difficult for me to give you specific recommendations in this area without knowing your particular seminar topic. Even if I did know your topic, we would still have to test to see what worked. All the speculation we might do is meaningless. The proof is in the pudding. Test it for yourself to see what works.

When I do a seminar I will occasionally run what are called “tickler ads” a few weeks before the larger ads kick in. These are small (oneor two-inch) ads consisting only of a powerful headline and a phone number to call for more information. If you choose to test these, run a Web site address as well.

It also makes sense to test some classified ads. They are usually extremely affordable and can help to build your mailing list as well as perhaps snagging a few seminar registrations. Think of your classifieds as a two-step ad. Don’t try to sell the seminar in a small classified. Sell them on getting more information.

Trade Publication Ads
If you are doing seminars in a niche market, chances are you’ll find at least one or two (maybe more) trade publications you should consider advertising in. Although not as cost effective as email promotion, it usually makes sense to use them to promote your event.

Your promotion efforts in the trade publications will not only generate additional registrants, but you will likely get some in-house seminars and consulting work.

The nice thing about trade publications is that people in that industry usually read them. Most people read them cover to cover. With an effective ad, you will be seen.

One of the problems with trade publications is you must plan your seminars well in advance. Depending on the magazine, they may need your ad copy as much as 60 days or more in advance. This isn’t as much a problem as it is a hassle. You need to be very organized and book your schedule well in advance.

Magazines are also more effective if you’re advertising a series of seminars, not just one. The efficiency of your advertising efforts increases dramatically when you advertise multiple seminars in an ad.

Trade magazines tend to have a fairly long shelf life. Most people keep one magazine on their table or desk at least until the next issue arrives. When the latest issue arrives people save the magazines or cut out the articles and ads that most interests them.

Dollar for dollar trade publications often provide the best return for your marketing dollar outside of email promotions.

If you can also get them to let you write articles for their publications, your ads will be even more effective. Again, there appears to be an implied endorsement.

I suggest you set up your ads in an advertorial style. This makes it look like an article. You may want to test both a three-column and a single-column approach. The more you can make your ad look like editorial copy, the better off you’ll be.

Many trade publications will demand that you “slug” your ad. This means that they will slap the word “Advertisement” up at the top of the ad. Don’t worry, it rarely depresses response rates.

Radio & TV Advertising
Most advertising on TV and radio for seminars are a waste of time and money. Unless you have extremely deep pockets, promoting using these means are too expensive to test. Since testing must be done before you roll out, the small seminar promoter should avoid both of these means of marketing.

If, on the other hand, you’re well financed and have a program that lends itself to a two step promotion, radio and TV may be sensible to try.

The people who have been the most successful with this means of promotion have been the real estate and financial seminar folks. They are normally promoting multiple dates in multiple cities. They are almost always using a two step promotional model. They use radio and TV to fill the rooms and then sell people on a two day weekend event.

Direct Mail

In the not too distant past, direct mail was the primary means of promoting seminars. In the age of the internet, this is changing quickly.

As postage and printing prices rise, it makes sense to find other more cost effective means of marketing your seminar.

I don’t suggest that you ignore the use of direct mail, but using my model it will not be your primary means of promoting your events. The problem is the cost associated with printing and postage associated with direct mail.

It is very easy to make money using only email to promote your event. Your fixed costs are virtually nil. The use of direct mail increases your costs and thus your break even number.

Both direct mail and newspaper advertising must have certain elements present in each.

Although I’m doing less and less of it, many people are still using direct mail to promote their events. To make it pay its way, you have to do it right. Earlier in this chapter, I outlined the essential elements of a direct-mail piece or advertising design.

Postcard Mailings

A variation on direct mail that involves long copy sells is the postcard mailing. A postcard mailing is a brief message designed to drive traffic to a Seminar Hot Line or your Web site.

I will often use a postcard mailer when I’m promoting a seminar to my in-house list. This is a group of people who already know and love me. I can use postcards and still get very respectable response to my in-house list.

Whenever I want to redo one of my existing products I’ll do a postcard- only mailer to promote the event. I’ll limit the attendance to 10 or 12 and then have everyone sit around a boardroom table and record the session.

If I’m promoting a standard event, I’ll do a postcard mailing a week before my main direct mail piece. The postcard will promote the upcoming event by giving a Web site address and a seminar hotline number. It will also tell people to be looking for the longer, more indepth direct mail piece that will follow.

The purpose of the postcard is not to try to sell its recipients on the seminar. That would be absurd. You don’t have enough space to make that happen. The purpose of the postcard is to get them to call your seminar hotline or visit your Web site. Let the hotline or the site sell the program for you. If you have an effective hotline, it will, at a minimum, provoke a call from people who want more information. You should be armed with an extensive 8 page fax or email to close the person on registering.

For prospective attendees who live within 250 miles of the seminar location, send a first postcard about five or six weeks before the date of the seminar. Then a week later, send your longer direct mail piece, then a week later, follow up with a different postcard.

If people will have to travel farther than 250 miles, the customer should probably be given a little longer to respond. You may want to add two weeks. Your first postcard would then go out eight weeks before the seminar. Your direct mail piece would go out at six weeks before the date. The last postcard mailer should go out four to five weeks before the date of the seminar.

The key to making your postcards work is the headline. Like any other piece of direct mail, it is vitally important to your success. But, remember your goal is not to get them to agree to sign up for the seminar, but simply to get people to call the hotline or visit the Web site.

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2 Responses to “Promoting the Seminar”

  1. Gail on May 28th, 2012 11:42 pm

    A very comprehensive article – thank you

  2. Bolu Paul on March 1st, 2013 7:02 am

    I’m planning to hold a seminar on Business Managerial Skills which I’m organizing mainly for entrepreneurs in my city. I was wondering what sort of publicity will be more effective to get my audience to the seminar. A nice article by the way. Thank you.

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