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So I’ve been speaking at people’s retreats (non-AFP) for a couple of years now. I tried something new with a group in DC a few months ago, and a whole new world opened up. I’ve been providing value at people’s retreats for the past few years, but this was really something that felt perfect to everyone.
ONE WAY TO DO IT
I’m going to use the D.C. event as an example. This was a two-day retreat for 16 people, and was part of a year-long program.
First, we actually did a webinar together, months in advance. This helped her people get to know who I am and what I do. It was very useful, but is of course optional. It was very well received.
This is when she decided to make me a part of her year-long program. She added my per-person price to the price of the program she would be offering. This price varies based on what is included, but can be as low as $299 per person.
Next, I attended her one-day sales event. I attended the one-day event where she sold her year-long program. I took photos of the event and spoke to the participants. When she sold from the stage, she announced that the program included a photo session with me at the retreat a few months later.
In the days leading up to the retreat, I sent supporting info to the participants to help them prepare for the photo session.
I gave two or three 20-minute presentations each day of the retreat. This content was strategically placed to emphasize what they’d been working on with the organizer that day.
I had a preset photo session schedule with the participants. I would take them out for a session during breaks, etc.
The event organizer also received a Full Day session with me at no cost. All of my travel expenses were covered by the event organizer.
The main differences between this and other retreats I’ve done were that 1) I helped her sell her event, and 2) I provided content throughout the event. At the end of the event, participants were really thrilled by what I had provided. It wasn’t just the photo sessions. It was the way my content complimented that of the organizer. The whole was much greater than the sum of its parts, as they say.
Of course, there are many many moving parts to this, so how you and I work together will likely vary a bit.
ANOTHER WAY TO DO IT
I won’t go too far into this, but suffice to say the other end of the spectrum.
In this case, it might be a one-day event in which we are both presenting in a way that makes sense for us. This one also has loads of variables that we can talk about on the phone.
This should not be considered a complete list, as new things are always coming up, and even these stories can be reframed in whatever way works best for your audience. For example, I would present a story a certain way to women who are building their businesses, and the same story might be presented in a different way to women who are there to reconnect to their essence, etc.
Each of these is about 20 minutes long, but can be shortened or lengthened a bit depending on what we need.
Being Seen: I consider this my main talk, and is the one you may have seen before, and includes the story of the breast cancer survivor.
B!TCH: I talk about many clients who, in the pursuit of powerful photos, think they “look like a bitch.” That’s the result of conditioning. After a time, they always choose those powerful photos and use them, and people love them.
Self-Compassion: What you may hate in your photos is your judgmental self looking back. I talk about clients to overcome this by feeling compassion for themselves in that moment.
Two Phoenixes: Letting yourself be seen in spite of fear. Reclaiming your SELF through the vulnerability required in the act of showing up.
Stealing Music: About not letting someone shut you down through their careless words or actions. Great story about the woman whose photographer told her she was un-photogenic and cancelled the session. It’s about how we reclaimed that. It’s about the power of our words, too.
Man as Witness: This is about the female veterans group that I worked with a few years ago. I have a video I created with them that we could play, too. It’s the female veterans with the wild horses.
There are more than this, but this probably gives you some sense of how it can work. I’m also happy to hear about your content and see what stories it brings up for me. After working with about 500 women in five years, I have many, many stories.
Now…let’s chat about how we can create an event together!
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