and kick ass at Market Yourself & Meal Planning Monday?
Because *I* did!
I tried to get out of it...oh did I try. Big Kid some how ended up in my bed last night and he took awhile getting up, which made it easy for me to declare him not feeling well and decide no school for him.
Then he started crying that "I huwt his feelins" and said he had to go to school and he had to give Vivian her note.
Ugh. He did get out his art set and make her a picture with flowers all over it, in all different colors and printed her name across the top. Then he insisted on an envelope and a return address label, refusing the plain one I offered and asking where the one with the people were (we have those cheesy caricature family labels) and made me go find one of those.
I was supposed to drop off the marketing handouts I had made up to be delivered to the students at Big Kid's school, but I was looking for an excuse.
Big Kid left me none.
So we stopped by the grocery store first and I picked up some cookies. Let me give you my #1 highly experienced marketing tactic: Bring Cookies.
1. No one can be mean to someone with cookies. They just can't. Try it, just try to be mean next time someone is giving you a cookie.
2. It gives you a reason to be there. Hi, is so and so here? I just wanted to bring them some cookies and introduce myself.
3. They remember you. That's the girl with the cookies. She's nice.
4. If you start bringing them cookies regularly...they will actually look forward to your visit. They will be happy when you interrupt their work to bring them cookies and chat for a minute, even if it is about your own greatness. Then they will give you business, because you were so nice, with those cookies and all.
SEE?? Marketing genius, my friends.
So I took my awesome, glossy, fancy 5x5 cards, tied them together with a cute zebra striped ribbon, put some bakery sugar cookies in a cute goody bag with my info on it and dropped them off to the director.
Who was very nice and seemed impressed. Then I took it a step further and offered my services for any fundraising or charity functions they held. THAT got her attention.
So I'm donating a session and package to a silent auction Art Show they're holding in a couple of months. Chances are the parent will end up spending more money anyway.
So today before noon, I reached the parents of 200 students. Very wealthy parents.
In the parking lot today I saw a Maserati (not even kidding) and more than one BMW/Lexus/Mercedes convertible with a booster in the passenger seat.
AND I buddied up with the director.
I done good.
As far as meal planning goes....I did see that one of those places where you go and make all of the frozen meals, all at one time, and then take them home, just opened up near here.
And I bought some spaghetti at Target.
So for a rough draft, which is what NLP:RD is, just a rough draft....that's pretty good.
What did you do? Or did you skip it entirely since I wasn't here this morning to nag you?
Edited to add: I also told Big Kid's teacher I'd talk to the class about my job (photographer, not foul mouthed, lazy SAHM blogger) for their career unit. I'll be regretting that offer, I'm sure, because I was cursing myself as it came out of my mouth, but I just couldn't stop myself today. MY&MPM was a success. Mostly.