By: Jana Kelsch.
I am relating our experiences during our first ever KUTV Channel 2 Health Fair. Fairs are always such fun. Tons of freebies, give-aways, munchies, people. The energy is exhilarating. However, through all that fun, the objective of every booth there is to grow their business. Fairs are just a fun way of doing it.
We created banners and produced brochures. My husband made a spinning wheel for our prize give aways. Somehow just walking up to a booth to obtain a freeby is less fun than spinning for about the same thing. Now we just needed the volume of people to make all this fun happen.
One by one, they came. To our chagrin, however, they seemed disinterested. “Hey, do you want to spin the wheel?” Their eyes brightened, “oh?” they ask. “Sure!” they say. And we’re off and running, until the thrill of the wheel is over. Next.
At this fair, you could get your blood pressure and blood glucose checked, check your body fat count, purchase the Magic Massage, schedule a dinner to be cooked, and cleaned by Professional Platinum Cooking Systems, you could even start thinking of your very own funeral plans. There were speakers, dancers, and a cooking station.
We had fun sharing our office’s mission with the visitors. Was the Fair a financial gain, or simply money spent on a good time? One of the many components of answering has to be what gains did we actually make? We’ve come to the conclusion, that we were able to learn more about others’ needs, and heard from past clients whom we hadn’t seen in years who just happened to be visiting the Fair. What we learned is this, what a difference Social Security disability benefits have made in so many peoples’ lives. We realized we are in the right business.
See you at our next fair.