Hosting a Seminar
Hosting a Seminar is easy, even for busy moms! Just pick your date and send me an email. Confirmation is a received down payment--which is the traveling cost (airfare or mileage,and usually one night's accomodations). Next, you will need to advertise and collect registration fees from your participants. Finally, you just need to make sure your facilities and food are set and you're ready to go!
Each Seminar Includes:
> Workbooks for each participant
> Power point presentations
> Large and small group discussions
> Group Activities
> Personal workbook time
> Fellowship, encouragement and
Lots of Fun
8:30-9:00 Coffee and Donuts, Registration
9:00-9:30 "Having a Mary Home" , Personal Time
9:30-10:15 "Grand Central Station"
10:15-10:30 1st Small Group Discussion and Activity
10:30-11:15 "Children and the Messes. . ."
11:15-11:30 2nd Small Group Discussion
12:30-1:15 "Dinner time"
1:15-1:30 3rd Small Group Discussion and Activity
1:30-2:15 "Keeping it All Clean"
2:15-2:30 Large Group Activity and Q and A
Speaker's stipend: $700
Travel expenses: Includes payment for the airline ticket, or $.45 a mile if driving.
And provisions for an overnight stay, if necessary, at a host home or hotel.
(The travel expense amount is your down payment.)
Cost per Attendee $10 each ( I need this count (+/- 5) two weeks prior to the seminar.)
This allows for up to 5 additions or 5 cancellations. This covers the costs of the workbooks.
Real Costs of a Recent Seminar:
Airline ticket: $350
Speaker's Stipend $700
Number of Attendees: 40 x $10 each (for the workbook) $400
Stayed with Theresa, one of the attendees: $0
Lunch for the attendees from Costco, (chicken salad, fruit salad, etc.) $250
Cost per attendee: $42.50* x Number of attendees 40 = $1700
*This cost is set by the hostess based on her estimated attendance.
Many times a parish, business, or patron will subsidize some of the costs.
"Hosting a Smart Martha Seminar was very easy. Tami was very organized (as expected) and very professional. It was easy to set up everything via email, and Tami was very responsive and helpful with planning out the agenda and timeframe. She arrived early on the seminar day with all her own equipment and a beautiful basket of her seminar workbooks on hand. We were ready to go."
Denise P. from Spartanburg, SC