Making it happen
Here are some other ideas that have worked for other organizers:
Barnes and Noble superstores schedule presentations all the time to sell books. They like authors, but they'll take anyone that might draw a crowd or sell some books. Show these materials to the events manager and you can probably get a date.
Arrange for the club to meet at a local mall. Space is often available in the central area or the food court. Schedule regular presentations and chat up interested people in between shows.
Many community groups, from Kiwanis to the Boy Scouts, like to schedule presentations on interesting topics to enliven their meetings.
Write a press release (samples) about your club or special event and talk to your local newspaper, radio station, PennySaver and other media outlets. They are always looking for community news.
Local events can be great opportunities to attract interest. Staff a booth at a nearby Asian Festival, Anime Convention or other related event. Make sure to have plenty of informational handouts available. If you are manning a Go teaching stand at a fair of some kind, then there is a handbook section (or single-page printable) at the British Go Association that gives advice.
Be a guest on the local cable show.
Got another venue that works? Let us know and we'll add it to the list!
Sample scripted presentation: Feel free to use it wholly or in part, or as a starting point to develop your own presentation. By Go! More Than a Game author Peter Shotwell.
The Game of Go: The Art of Strategy a nice-looking introduction by Neil Kolban.
Power Point presentation for use as a basis for your public presentation.
- The Great Go Spiel: How to prepare and deliver a presentation about go in your community. It's not as hard as you think!