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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Last Minute Invitations

If your Adventure Retreat participant numbers are low, just prior to your offering, try personal invitations. Advertising does not always work for everyone. Some potential participants do not see themselves as participants until they are invited, personally.
  1. Think about your offering and those you know who would enjoy it. Personal invitations only work when your adventure truly has something to appeal to the person you are inviting.
  2. Pick up the phone and invite him or her. Tell this person why you thought of them, why you would enjoy their participation and how you can help them make it happen.
  3. Ask about any concerns this person may have. He or she has probably already heard about your offering. Why have they not registered already? They may have some concerns that can be easily addressed with some simple conversation. If there are no concerns, it may simply be that some people see your ads but don't see themselves as part of your offering until you invite them. That's just the way it is for some folks.
  4. Phone calls are still best. However, as an alternative to the phone, send a personal invitation via email or even a facebook message. Do not make this a generic broadcast. At this point, each invitation needs to be personally designed for the individual. 
  5. Always let your invitees know you have room for their friend.
Our Adventure and Retreat Leader Live Series begins on October 4. We have room for you!

Favorite Fall Hikes

New on the REI Blog. Favorite Fall Hikes.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Last Day

This is the final day of our Adventure and Retreat Leader Live teleclass series special. $30 off the regular price through midnight tonight. DETAILS

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fall Equinox Special at Adventure Retreat Leader

This weekend only, we are offering our live Adventure Retreat Leader teleclass series (beginning in October) at $30 off!


Details about the training and how to buy it at this special price can be found at Adventure Retreat Leader.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Too Young to Retire

Too Young to Retire: 101 Ways To Start The Rest of Your LifeWant to offer Adventures, Outings and Retreats to Baby Boomers?

Too Young to Retire is a must read!


Want to learn how to offer Adventures, Retreats and Outings to anyone, including Boomers?

Our Autumnal Equinox special on our Live Adventure and Retreat Leader Training begins today! Classes begin in October. Register this weekend and join us for a special price! Details HERE.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Autumnal Equinox Special for Adventure Retreat Leader Training

Our Live Adventure and Retreat Leader Training Teleclass Series begins in October.

Beginning Friday, September 23 through midnight, September 25, we are offering our Live Adventure Retreat Leader training at a special Autumnal Equinox price!

Do you want to offer Adventures, Retreats and Outings as a profitable part of your business? We've got all the details and instruction to get you started.

Let us help you Take It Outside!

$30 off our regular rate through the Equinox Weekend! Details can be found HERE.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

How Often Do You Lead Your Retreats and Adventures?

If you are new to leading, give yourself loads of space to create your offering. Once you have three or four offerings with different themes, enjoy leading more frequently and use these guidelines.
  • A one-day retreat that does not require significant travel for the leader can be offered as frequently as once each month. You may be even be able to provide this offering more than monthly if you have a large group of participants to pull from.
  • A multi-day adventure that does not require significant travel for the leader can also be offered monthly. Just remember to give yourself some time to reflect and regenerate as well as time to revise your outing. Try leading for three months (June, July and August for instance) and then taking a month or two off.
  • A multi-day retreat that does require significant travel for the leader needs a lot more prep time. Consider offering something like this once every three months, at the most, to once a year. And only after you've gained some experience. Also know that your advertising will need to begin at least 9 months in advance. 
AUTUMNAL EQUINOX SPECIAL: On September 23, 24 and 25 we are offering our Live Adventure and Retreat Leader Training at a special price. Details HERE

This training is offered only twice a year, via the phone. It includes a bonus session, all the materials including the 100-point Adventure Retreat Checklist, AND two one-on-one coaching sessions! Training begins in October and you WILL have access to the recorded sessions should you miss one. If you are considering offering Adventure Retreats and Outings, this training is exceptional and will strongly jump-start your business.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Passages in Care Giving

Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into ConfidenceAny of the Gail Sheehy "Passages" books are good resources for you as an Adventure and Retreat Leader. We have found lately that Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence has been a wonderful resources for offerings comprised of Baby Boomers who are caring for their elderly parents.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Duluth Pack

My very favorite Adventure accessories come from Duluth Pack of Duluth Minn. I've got several of their Canvas Canoe Packs, one of which has survived a bear hauling it away from camp twice! Sturdy, Strong and Guaranteed for Life.

Next on my wish list is their soft-sided tackle box. What about you?