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 Post subject: Everybody wants to know how to get shows
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:14 pm 
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The answer is work at it. While your butt is in a chair start working. I am taking a break from printing 120 two page letters, signing them, folding them, stuffing them in envelopes and will be mailing them tonight. I do this every 2 weeks to different markets. In a week I will send out a second letter to these same 120 places and if they do not call me a week after that I call them.

So every week I have about 100 first letters, another 90 or so second letters, and mabe 70 phone calls to make. Remember now that about 10 responded to my first letter and another 20 to the second leter. These are just responses not shows. Figure that I will close 10 to 20 percent of these, sometimes I have sold up to 40%.

Thsi is the magic business. Not as glamourous as preforming but a more important part of the business.

Peter


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wow, thats a great idea! can you be more specific on who you send them to?


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What kind of markets do you send them to? You posted this in the Kids Show section, so are these for more childrens' type of shows?


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All my shows are family oriented. I send these out to different markets, festivals, day care, schools, etc. For festivals I send out because I am not looking for a space to be a vendor, I am looking to be their main act to draw crowds. with, therefore they pay me, I don't pay them anything.


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