Tuesday, September 22, 2015

2015 PROMO: HG: You got an event you want to promote? Quick check for the Hypergridders

You got an event you want to promote?  
Quick check for the Hypergridders.
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  1. Audience:  Who are you promoting to? 
  2. Do you have a graphic?
  3. Where will you promote it that your target audience will see it.
  4. What is your audience interested in?
  5. What words will catch their attention?
  6. What action do you want from the reader?
  7. How does the reader know what to do?
  8. Have you shown the time frame and time zone.
  9. Have you shown HG address and how to use it?
  10. Can you show urgency?
  11. What do you want the reader to notice first? 
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News and Notes

First Page Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 9/22, 7pm SLT 

This week is “First Page” poetry based on the first page of your favorite author. Imagine the author started a new book but never finished it. What sort of poem could you make out of just that first page? Use the first page as a prompt, a found poem, a summary or write your own version of the book. Bring the first page of a favorite book or even one you don’t like, to write your poem.

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    Audience:  Who are you promoting to?  

    • The lazy answer is "Anybody who will listen."
    • Who wants what you are promoting?
    • Think demographics.
    • Think related interests.

    Do you have a graphic?


    Where will you promote it?


    What do you want the reader to notice first?

    • Is that in the headline?  
    • In the graphic?
    • In the first bullet point?
    • In the first words of the first paragraph?

    What is your audience interested in?

    • Did you open by talking about that? 
    • Forget about yourself.  Think about what interests them.

    What words will catch their attention?

    • Are those words prominent in the title, the graphic, and the text

    What action do you want from the reader?

    • Is that early and clear
    • How does the reader know what to do?
    • Did you make it easy for the reader to do it?
    • Did you give and check web links and HG addresses?

    Have you shown the time frame and time zone?

    • Hypergrid is world wide.  
    • Clock time without a reference time zone is useless.
    • Hypergridders are mostly accustomed to translating from California time
    • US changes to and from Daylight Saving Time 
    • Universal Time (UT) is probably in our future.
    • 7 pm Pacific Daylight Time = ?  Central Daylight Time 
    • Gets the converted time from Google.
    • US goes off and on Daylight Time on its own schedule. 

    When do people have to take action?

    • Put it on your calendar NOW!   
    • If you sent a Google invitation, Yes or Maybe will put it on the Google calendar. 
    • Make reservation?
    • Arrive at venue?

    Have you shown how to get there?

    • In the host grid, use the Firestorm hop:
    • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/490/458/100
    • To get the Firestorm Hop, go where you want them to land, click the Nav bar, copy,
    • Hypergrid, use Hypergrid address.
    • Grid address: grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II
    • Paste grid address into the World Map next to Find.  Click Find.
    • Travelling with Firestorm. Local, nearby, ingrid, Hypergrid, summary

    Can you show urgency?

    • And is that right in front of the reader?
    • Did you show the reader what to do, when and how?

    Have you sent a press release to the virtual worlds bloggers?

    • Good start for your blogger list: Check my blog roll (column on the right)
    • Check several days--only the most recent articles will show.
    • Include release date.  Best choice is immediate release
    Related
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    News and Notes

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      The Hypergrid WIP Show

      The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress or recently completed. All builders from beginner to pro are invited.  Presentations are in voice and text.  For text presentations, best bring the text in a notecard and paste it into chat.  Voice presentations may be captured in video.  Stills and videos from the show may appear in this blog. 
      • HG address: Put the line below in the world map, next to Find. Click Find.  TP.
      • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II
      • In Kitely: put the line below in the Firestorm nav bar, enter
      • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/77/373/22
      • Upcoming WIPs: Oct 11. 

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