Adventure Retreat Leader is a resource for Coaches, Speakers, Authors and Writers, Educators, Practitioners, and all Heart- and Nature-Based Entrepreneurs and Professionals. We offer teleclasses, audios, guidebooks and coaching; all designed to help you lead Outings, Adventures and Retreats in nature as a profitable part of your business.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Market With All Five Senses

When you begin to advertise and market your Adventure Retreat, include all five senses in every verbal and/or written communication with potential participants. 
  • Tell them what they will feel: The warm sand sifting through your toes as it massages your bare feet, the gentle warm breezes of the tropical bay over your bare skin, million year old boulders warmed by the summer sun radiating heat into your body, the evening warmth of wood burning in the fireplace...
  • Tell them what they will hear: Falling asleep each night to waves crashing on the shore, waking up each morning to the calls of tropical birds, nothing but the water dripping off your paddle as you lift it for another stroke in the middle of the silent wilderness, a crackling campfire while listening to the distant howl of wolves...
  • Tell them what they will see: Hundreds of shades of forest green, a lake so large and vast it appears to go on forever, sand dunes that climb straight into the blue sky, a flower garden so colorful a large box of crayolas can't begin to compete with it.
  • Tell them what they will taste: Savory campfire food with flavors only a wood fire can provide, fish so fresh there was only a 10-minute gap between the lake and your mouth, vegetables fresh from the resort garden picked only minutes before lunch is served, juicy and extraordinarily sweet exotic fruit, strong camp coffee guaranteed to awaken all your senses each morning...
  • Tell them what they will smell: The smoke of a pine-wood campfire wafting through the dense woods, the crisp clean smell of fresh snow falling lightly each night, the musky odor of blueberry bushes and moss warmed in the summer sun, the smell of fresh brewed coffee waiting each morning at your cabin door...
  Combine words and photos that will engage all five senses and your advertising material will come to life and inspire readers to join you.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

1001 Natural Wonders

1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die: UNESCO EditionThis is the book you'll want to browse as you plan your 2011 Adventure and Retreat Schedule. This is a great time of year to sit back with your favorite beverage and holiday treat and immerse yourself in the wonders.

1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die by Michael Bright

Have Fun!

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Special Price

Now through the end of the year, our Adventure and Retreat Leader Audio Series is being offered at a special price. You can purchase all 7 Recordings and the 38-page accompanying Playbook for only $79.

Not sure? We've got a one-hour Adventure and Retreat Leader Audio Introduction for only $5! That's one full hour of tips and ideas to get you started.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Chat It Up!

What a great time of year to Chat It Up! We are all out visiting with friends and family we may have not seen in some time. We're in the mood to play and we've got the spirit!

Connect with others who may hook you up with new Adventure and Retreat, friends, colleagues. There are loads of opportunities this time of year and adventure and the party spirit go hand-in-hand.

Share your upcoming adventures with those you meet at the grocery store, library, hairdressers, hardware store, yoga center, auto repair, Christmas tree lot, etc. Then watch your ideas spread and stick like holiday glitter.

Patt once took a nutrition course and shared her retreat business during opening introductions. She now has four regular retreat participants from that one course.

Where will potential adventure participants hang out during the holidays? Where will you find them after the new year? Perhaps in a nutrition course, weight loss program, gym, ...? Go play with them!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Classic Hikes of the World

Classic Hikes of the World: 23 Breathtaking TreksHere is one of Patt's favorites.

Classic Hikes of the World: 23 Breathtaking Treks by Peter Potterfield. 

This book is a wonderful resource and inspiration for your Adventure and Retreat business. It's full of resources to help you plan your next BIG outing!

Classic Hikes of the World: 23 Breathtaking Treks