I can’t believe I haven’t blogged since KGB10 back in January! I’ve forgotten how this site works and that’s compounded by the fact that they seem to have changed things round a little.
Never mind, I promised my friends on the TRIX IN THE STIX Facebook page that I would try to keep them updated with goings on at Kidabra, so here goes:
Not much to tell so far. Tamar and I finished our shows on Sunday, raced home, packed and set off for the Raddison at Heathrow, panicking as usual that we must have forgotten something. We always promise ourself that we’ll never work on the day we set off, but we always do.
We flew out yesterday at 8am UK time and arrived here by 2pm. It was the kind of flight I like – boring and uneventful. Interesting flights can be a little scary. After an hour’s drive in our rental car, we were checking in at the lovely Music Road Inn in Pigeon Forge and just a few short minutes later, we were sharing a relaxing Jacuzzi in our room. Then we made a huge mistake – we fell asleep for two hours and woke feeling like zombies!
Not much to report on the convention as yet. We dragged ourself down for dinner at the Bullfish Grill and then managed to catch John Carlson’s ‘Big Birthday Party Business’ lecture. What a great start! John is funny and incredibly generous with his advice. He spoke for over 90 minutes on promoting your business. He gave us a step-by-step guide to designing a great website, attracting customers, how to get great testimonials, where to advertise, phone technique , adding value to your show and following up after the booking. He also gave us a very detailed insight into how having your own app can increase your fanbase and send bookings through the roof. As always with John, I left feeling inspired and energised. It was a great start to our Kidabra experience.
As always, it was great to catch up with old friends. Our day ended in Ruby Tuesdays, having dessert with Jimbo, Sally Andrews, Kevin Doig, Ken Scott, Jolly Roger, Joe Romano and Shabum.