Since like... in a million years already, before I BloG. So many things that I have been through in the business world that I think should be shared with the world.
- When you are capable, many business people tend to take advantage on you.
- When you are capable, business people would want to over throw you.
- When you are capable, people tend to cheat on you
- When you are capable, your business grow till a level of.... (cannot breath too much work)
- When you are capable, many people rely on you
- When you are capable, many strategies to think of on how to counter attack bad people
- When you are capable, save your ass for something better
My job requires to be a sponsorship specialist, many perspective from colleges to high schools, universities, private companies and even cooperate companies seeking for my consultation.
The great part is, they do not pay for my salary. I obtain my own salary. How much sponsorship I got for them, some of the profits gets back to me.
Just to share on some parts about sponsorships,
First thing first,
- YOU NEED TO BE BRAVE
How can you get sponsorships for your own project if you cant TALK ?!? Work on that. Learn how to communicate with adults. Get the KEY WORDS right. Talk with facts. It is important for you to understand your own project 'inside-out'
- USE THE TELEMARKETING STRATEGY
You have to follow-up from time to time about your sponsorships. Call your sponsors often, but not to the edge of 'bugging' them. Give them DEADLINES. Some sponsors would want to participate, BUT they are taking their own sweet time. So check on that.
- NO BUDGET FOR FOLLOW UPS?
Use the free email system ! C'mon, you have free gmail, yahoo, hotmail... USE THEM.. attached your proposal. ITS FREE. Make sure in the first few lines of your email is catchy enough. Such as. "Our event could get the eyes of 10,000 youths, therefore we invite your company to venture in with us". I believe that line is suficient enough for them to do the 'rest'
- PROPOSALS?? HOW??
As far as my experience... Sponsors usually, don't have the so call 'time' to read through your proposal [if it is written with long essays] even though you have good English. They seek for 'pictures-speak-a-thousand-words'. Enhance your proposal FIRST with your event poster. This part, I would advise you to seek for your friend who is a designer to do it.
- LEAVE YOURSELF SECOND OPTIONS
DO NOT ! I repeat DO NOT.. for ONCE think that when a sponsor is interested, you rely on that one. KEEP your options open. Go and seek for other brands as well for sponsorships. Go to the sponsors competitors if you have to. (We need to survive as well) take only those who offers you the BEST =)
Aaahhh... I'm talking too much here... You wanna know more? I can give you a class on how to get sponsorships...seriously...
Who m I to talk so confidently?
Jazz Tan la.... usual Penangnite.. from Malaysia... my profile and achievements? http://jazzadasponsorship.blogspot.com
Oh well.. Good nite readers..