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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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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Join Them

  1.  Who are your likely Adventure Retreat participants? Do a little demographic and psychograpic brainstorming.
  2. Now, where would they likely hang out? A club? A gym? A group? A community? A business? A park? A bookstore? A local library? A virtual group online? A cause?
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  4. Pick two or three groups and Join Them.

Of course you're joining groups you would enjoy, right?

If not, ask yourself why you want to take them on retreat and go back to step one.






More tips like these are available in our Downloadable Audio Series for entrepreneurs who want to become Adventure Retreat Leaders.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Retreats and Getaways SIG Meets November 1

The Retreats and Getaways Special Interest Group meets on Thursday, November 1 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. You are welcome to join us.

Bridge Number: 712-775-7000/Pin 901847#
Back-up Bridge: 641-715-3200/Pin 734827#
Host: Deb Martin, MCC deb@portagecoach.com  www.portagecoach.com
Topic: Tips for Designing and Delivering a 3-Day or Weekend Retreat

Are you eager to offer your first weekend or 3-day outing? We've got some tips for you. Join Adventure Retreat Leader Coach Deb Martin who will share some tips for you. Join Adventure Retreat Leader Coach Deb Martin who will share strategies and tips for offering your next, and perhaps first, weekend retreat. We will discuss marketing, setting up your overnight adventure, planning ahead for activities and discussions, and prepping your adventurers for their weekend together, often with strangers. And if you've already offered a successful weekend or 3-day retreat, please join us to share your insights. 

Deb Martin, MCC and PMC, integrates her coaching and her love of the wilds to offer what she calls Wilderness Adventure Coaching. Additionally, Deb co-authors and delivers Adventure Retreat Leader Training to others who want to expand their businesses and take what they do best outside. Learn more at www.portagecoach.com and www.adventureretreatleader.com.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Simply Tell Your Happy Participants You Need Their Help

Have you told those who have gone on an Adventure Retreat with you that you need their help?

Have you told them that when they share the Adventure Retreat experience they had with you with their friends, colleagues and family, they are helping you and paying you in a way that is very special?

Have you further asked them to encourage those they know to try one of your outings?

Have you told them, specifically, who is best suited for your getaways?

Most people want to help. Most people want to help without any expectation of reimbursement or incentives. But they need to know how.

Tell them.

Monday, October 15, 2012

A Guide to Your Next Adventure Retreat

You've been asking for a guide to your own personal Adventure Retreat for some time. We've heard you.

Now you can buy a Playbook or Guide to the Rest of Your Life: a Playful Retreat for Successful Life Transitions.

Your job is to find the time and the location for your next personal Adventure Retreat. Our job, through this playbook, is to provide some thought-provoking reading and reflection activities.

You can learn more about this new playbook at Adventure Retreat Leader, where you can freely download the agenda to take a peek at our offering and purchase the complete 46-page guide for only $15.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Your Adventure Retreat Leader Marketing Lists

Do you have one big marketing list for your Retreats and Adventures? If so, it's time to get more creative.

Certainly who you know and who is on your list is important. But those you know are only important as your first step to filling your offerings. It's who THEY know that gets you closer to a sale. And, as importantly, it can be who you and they DON'T know.

Think about it this way:
  • Let's say you have a list of 2,000 people, with email addresses, to whom you can market.
  • Once you send them an email blurb about your upcoming offering, you are now in the position of waiting for them act on your offer and/or pass it on. 
  • But what if you were "friends" or a "contact" with these same 2,000 people using a social media service like LinkedIn or Facebook or Google+ or Twitter or your blog? Or all of them, of course.
  • Now, when you send these contacts/friends an announcement (public announcement if you have the option, please), not only do they see your invitation but those they are connected with may also see it, depending on their settings. 
  • Additionally, if your contacts receive your announcement or invitation in a social media setting instead of via email, they are much more apt to hit the "share" button and pass it on whether they plan to attend or not. Oh yeah, especially if you ask them to share. You are asking them to share, right? ;-)
  • So let's say that only 25% of these 2,000 contacts (500) see your invitation via social media and decide to share it, per your request. And let's say they each average 2,000 contacts. 
  • See where I'm going here? So what's 500 times 2,000? 
  • Yes, I know, it takes time. But the process is shorter if you start!
  • Raise your hand if you're getting this.
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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Retreats and Getaways SIG Meets on October 4

The Retreats and Getaways Special Interest Group meets on Thursday, October 4 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. You are welcome to join us.

Bridge Number: 712-775-7000/Pin 901847#
Back-up Bridge: 641-715-3200/Pin 734827#
Host: Deb Martin, MCC deb@portagecoach.com  www.portagecoach.com
Topic: Addressing Liability Concerns in your Retreats and Getaways Business

I want to take my retreat participants kayaking, or hiking, or canoeing, or rafting. But just what do I do about the liability issues? This is one of the most common questions new adventure retreat leaders ask. And it's a concern that needs to be addressed. Yet insurance is expensive and often impossible to get.

Join Adventure Retreat Leader and Coach Deb Martin as she shares some of the strategies she uses to address the liability issue on her outings. Bring your unique retreat and getaway situations. We'll do our best during this call to apply Deb's strategies to your unique retreats.

Deb Martin, MCC and PMC, integrates her coaching and her love of the wilds to offer what she calls Wilderness Adventure Coaching. Additionally, Deb co-authors and delivers Adventure Retreat Leader Training to others who want to expand their businesses and take what they do best outside. Learn more at www.portagecoach.com and www.adventureretreatleader.com.