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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, August 30, 2011

It's All About Them

When you are talking about your Adventure and Retreat Outings or advertising in some form, speak to your audience using "You" words. Avoid using "I," "Me," and "My."

For Instance:
  • "You will experience ...." instead of, "I will provide an experience that..."
  • "Your days will begin with..." not, "I will begin each day with..."
  • "Your Adventure will be..." in place of, "My Adventure Offering will be..."
The focus should be on your participants, not you.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Woman's Retreat Book

Woman's Retreat Book: A Guide to Restoring, Rediscovering and Reawakening Your True Self --In a Moment, An Hour, Or a WeekendThis is a book we recommend and use often. It's a wonderful resource and a great gift. The Woman's Retreat Book by Jennifer Louden.

Thanks Jennifer!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Looking for Adventure Retreat Leaders

We have a super live training coming up in October, November and December.
  •  9 Sessions and one Bonus "Working" Session.
  • Two individual one-on-one coaching sessions
  • A 38-page Playbook, including a 100-point retreat checklist
  • Loads of support
  • Recorded sessions, just in case you need to miss one 
Details can be found at Adventure Retreat Leader. Come join us!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

CamelBak

Another of our favorites. We really like their products and we really appreciate their commitment with water.org.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Become an Adventure Retreat Leader

Our live Adventure Retreat Leader Training begins on Tuesday, October 4. We have an Early-Bird Special rate through September 5.

You will learn:

  • How to make money offering Adventures and Retreats as part of your business.
  • The ins and outs of leading a successful adventure retreat.
  • How and where to find your perfect adventure setting.
  • How to market your offerings.
  • Where to find participants.
  • How to set fees and handle registration.
  • What to say in invitations, flyers and brochures.
  • Creating a theme for your outing.
  • Creating a retreat series.
  • Registration, cancellations, policies, etc.
  • The little things that will make you crazy and how to avoid them.
  • How to work with outfitters and vendors.
  • How to create an ongoing retreat "engine" to keep your adventures full with participants who pay well.
  • And much more!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Expos and Fairs

If you live in an area with a high density population and you draw your retreat participants from local sources, try exposing your offerings in a local Expo or Fair. Target an event that will attract your potential participants. If your customers are businesses, try a Business Expo. If your participants are women, a Women's Expo might be appropriate. Health and Nature Fairs can also be productive.

You will be most effective if you set up a system to collect names and contact information of potential participants to your offerings. Of course, giving out your contact information is important too. But event visitors can be overwhelmed by all the information they are collecting. You will generate more business if you follow up with interested participants. Be sensitive, however. Ask for permission to contact an interested participant.

Lots of photos of your past and current Retreats and Adventures are key to this kind of marketing. A photo board of some kind is far more effective than a photo album. Make it easy for all your visitors to see what you're up to, even if you are engaged in conversation with one person.

If your retreat business collaborates with another business like a yoga instructor, water sport vendor, or retreat facility, consider sharing a booth with them. Ask the Fair or Expo if this is permissible.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Upcoming Live Adventure and Retreat Leader Training--Earlybird Special!

Hey Retreat Leaders!

We have dates for our upcoming Live Adventure and Retreat Leader training. And we are offering an Early-Bird Special now through Labor Day, September 5.

Join us using telephone technology from the comfort of your home or office.

Two options, live or access to the live class recordings.

Includes a 38-Page Playbook, the training with plenty of time to ask questions, a working bonus session, and individual one-on-one coaching.

All the details, including a link to registration, are available at Adventure Retreat Leader.

Saturday, August 6, 2011