Our Services -Promotion-
Of course, once you've decided to organize a happening, the next important thing is to let the intended audience know about what you're doing so that they can share in the fun. In a large city this would mostly entail impersonal mass-media communication. Some of that is certainly true in villages, and having as part of your network the local media reporters and editors is very important. However, because of the mass media's incredible daily sensory assault on us, just putting an ad in the paper or putting up posters is rarely guaranteed to get the desired turnout and may be very expensive. In small villages, fortunately, where people know each other, direct contact can be the most important vehicle for promoting an event. This may mean calling as many as 50 people over several days, but if you have several people calling, you will be surprised how many people you can reach. If your happening is reasonably interesting, many will come and enjoy themselves. If you are careful, people may eventually come out and participate in events simply because you are involved in the organizing.
Since you're reading this on the internet, you are probably imagining that with the net you can reach and attract a huge audience using the internet with practically no effort. The problem with this notion is twofold. First, many of the people who are reading your message are probably braindead from too much browsing and are no longer real (Synchronicity does not exist in cyber-land). Secondly, in using impersonal means of contact, you are violating the most important principle -"to have fun". It's much more fun, and efficient, to talk to people directly, even if it takes a bit longer. Remember It's not what you do it's the way that you do it.
Programming web pages is also not necessarily fun, and, in spite of
the promise, it is probably not worth the effort . Having said this, however,
if a cyber-junkie would not be helping out otherwise and this is a way
for him(or her) to become involved at little, or no extra cost to you by
all means go for it. Remember, however, that the net is only one tool,
and in many cases of village organizing, not that important. One
example of a Village web page is the one for the Village Poet's home Village
Wakefield Quebec (Canada)
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