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Jun 6, 2007 4:23 pm

Has anyone attempted prospecting activities on Sunday afternoons?  I'm not talking about cold calling or cold walking, but something like sponsoring an event to gather names and other information.  Maybe hosting a car show or something along those lines?  You would get the names and other info of the people who enter their cars, but could also have the "judging" done by the show attendees - but they would have to "register" in order to get a ballot to place their votes.


Also, giveaways/drawings could be done - again, as a way to gather more potential prospects.


Help me out here.  Is this to far fetch/to close to a fish bowl approach/to time intensive (and costly) to really pay off?  I'm just trying to think outside of the box as I develop a business plan.


Thanks for your input,


Mandoman

Jun 6, 2007 4:47 pm

Maybe put together a Sunday afternoon picnic at a local park. Invite your clients and their families (of course, they can bring a friend with their families as well). Provide plenty of food and beverage, and have NO sales themes.


Just a 'client appreciation event". You provide a nice event, get to spend time with your clients and build relationships, and maybe you meet a couple prospects or two.. If anything, you strengthen your existing client relationships and thats never a bad thing.


Especially if the market craps the bed for the summer...

Jun 6, 2007 5:03 pm

You could become an usher at the biggest church in town and pick through the plate as it comes by to see who put the most in.  You may also get their checking account numbers if they don't pay in cash.

Jun 6, 2007 5:39 pm
BteamBomber:

You could become an usher at the biggest church in town and pick through the plate as it comes by to see who put the most in.  You may also get their checking account numbers if they don't pay in cash.



Has that been your most successful technique?  Don't tell me, you work for Ameriprise, right? 

Jun 6, 2007 5:43 pm

Sunday is for football not prospecting.

Jun 6, 2007 5:46 pm
Baller:

Sunday is for football not prospecting.


Good point!


Mandoman

Jun 6, 2007 6:07 pm
Mandoman:
Baller:

Sunday is for football not prospecting.


Good point!


Mandoman



you can do a football event. tailgating, luxury box

Jun 7, 2007 7:58 am
Mandoman:

Has anyone attempted prospecting activities on Sunday afternoons?  I'm not talking about cold calling or cold walking, but something like sponsoring an event to gather names and other information.  Maybe hosting a car show or something along those lines?  You would get the names and other info of the people who enter their cars, but could also have the "judging" done by the show attendees - but they would have to "register" in order to get a ballot to place their votes.


Also, giveaways/drawings could be done - again, as a way to gather more potential prospects.


Help me out here.  Is this to far fetch/to close to a fish bowl approach/to time intensive (and costly) to really pay off?  I'm just trying to think outside of the box as I develop a business plan.


Thanks for your input,


Mandoman



Technically, we never stop prospecting, even on Sundays.  If you are going to church, be well liked and well respected, though don't do anything to get lightning bolts thrown at you.  If you want to watch the game, maybe get a group together at a local bar/restaraunt.  This is especially effective if you've relocated.  For instance, you live in Florida but are from Boston, you might get a "Patriot's Club" where you and a group get together for the games.  Never stop prospecting, that's the important part.

Jun 7, 2007 4:51 pm

If you go to church, don't get caught down the street in the cat house! The Deacons will recognize when you come in! If you actually do your job during the other six, you shouldn't have to do anything on Sundays. Bust it the rest of the week and take it easy on Sundays. Football, golf, hookers, whatever...

Jun 11, 2007 7:16 pm

Thanks, all, for the comments.


Mandoman