Monday, July 13, 2009

Pride Twin Cities 2009

What a weekend. This was our second Pride Festival. We attended last year to help at the Target booth with Brad. This year we were one of the vendors. We came prepared with our table, special Ready or Not tablecloth and T-Shirts, crayon and Border balloon give-aways, our book and Let's Talk Conversation Cards. Oh no, rain and wind on the first day. Thank goodness we had a tent cover. Okay, everything is set and we were ready. Where are the people? We were tucked behind the Target booth in the children and family section and it seemed that a lot of people missed seeing us. We were told by Pride organizers we could move to a better location. We took them up on that offer the next day and saw far more traffic. Was it a successful weekend for us? Not by the cost of the event and our sales but meeting the good people at the Festival was well worth it. It is at events like this that we know our mission has impact on others and the message in our book is needed in communities everywhere. Marketing remains our biggest challenge. You can't help others if they don't know about your book.

The Friday before Pride we were privileged to present our book and Let's Talk cards to some team members at Best Buy Corporation in Bloomington. We enjoyed seeing the Best Buy campus which was welcoming and friendly. A big thanks to Best Buy for the invitation and for asking us to present in Las Vegas at WoLF in August.

All for now - hope you enjoy our updates.

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