by Diana King
All over the USA, in the smallest towns and largest cities,
program committees are frantically trying to line up speakers
for their fall and winter meetings. Now is the time to be proactive
and contact several groups with the offer to present a parenting
education program tailored to their membership. For example:
Civic and Professional Organizations . . . may enjoy a program
about the parenting education programs you are currently offering
in the community and the impact on local families and schools.
Members of civic clubs tend to be involved in many other organizations
and are well positioned to spread the word about your Active
Mothers' Groups . . . meet weekly or monthly at many libraries,
churches and community centers and generally feature a guest
speaker on a parenting topic. Scan the calendar listings of your
local newspaper to find nearby group(s) and call to offer to
present a parenting program.
Be sure to ask if you can show a short video segment. People
tend to remember the lively video vignettes and mention them
later when talking to friends.
If you call and find that all the meetings have been assigned,
offer to be on-call as a substitute in the event a featured speaker
is ill or has to cancel. As a former program chair, I know the
heart palpitations that come with a speaker cancellation and
would long remember (and speak fondly of) the speaker who offered
to substitute on short notice!
Finally, bring attractive flyers with information about you
and your Active Parenting education program so participants can
take them home or pass them on to friends and neighbors.
Click for more free promotion ideas
for your program.
Reprinted from Leader magazine.
Copyright 2003 by Active Parenting Publishers, Inc.