How to plan your most successful singles activity ever, even on a tight budget!
By Doug Meacham
You can download a printable PDF of this report here.
Working to provide satisfying activities for an active singles organization can be an
extremely challenging task. A successful singles social calendar for an organization
will have dozens of offerings every month, with a need to offer a wide variety of
options that appeal to the broad cross-section of a varied membership base. One has to
balance offerings that are interesting, yet pricey (like a day-long bus tour through wine
country), with more economical offerings (like a pub crawl) that may not have the same
A successful singles organization also has to be mindful of their competition, and give
an incentive to prospective new members to join by offering a host of unique options not
seen at a competitor.
This special report will help you to put on a terrific and satisfying singles event that will
satisfy your members and reflect positively on your organization, even while on a tight
Let’s begin to see how you can bring in a great program that will satisfy your needs and
get rave reviews from your clients!
What’s out there now;
Here are some common economical single offerings:
• Pub Crawl
• Group dinner at a restaurant
• Cooking class
• Comedy club
A night at a comedy club is already a popular singles activity because everyone loves to
laugh and it’s a relatively inexpensive offering, however common complaints afterward
are that they don’t lend themselves well to any interaction between the patrons, and
usually the establishment needs to clear everyone out immediately afterwards so they can
make room for a late show audience. This usually results in everyone going their separate
ways and never having an opportunity to really socialize. Perhaps some will walk to a
nearby bar for a post-show drink, but the continuity in the night is over and a lot of your
members have already gone home.
Audience Participation Show
As a fresh alternative, this type of show will allow your clients to laugh, participate and
be an enormous ice breaker as they can be the stars of the show, and later discuss their
experience with anyone who’s interested. You’ll be amazed just how much everyone will
talk about it. It’s completely different from any other sort of show offering!
A Program That Will Be the Highlight of Your Organization’s Social Activities
The Retro Hypno Comedy Hypnosis Show
The Retro Hypno Comedy Hypnosis show is an outstanding value for your organization
and an appealing night out for your clients!
It is a fast-paced, contemporary program that involves your audience keeling over in
laughter. It is a program that uses a lot of music and hilarious routines that will keep your
audience laughing from beginning to end, without resorting to inappropriate content.
The show is a great way to offer something completely unique and exciting to your event
calendar and get you rave reviews. The Retro Hypno Comedy Hypnosis Show may
very well be your organization’s hit of the year. A demo video is available that you can
request by phone, fax or email.
The no-risk night out!
Specially formulated for your singles audience, it can be offered for no up-front cost
to your organization, and instead paid for on a per-head charge with no minimum
attendance. It can also be bought at a flat-rate fee, depending on your needs. Either way it
can become a popular staple of your offerings.
Now that we’ve examined some of the current issues in providing activities for
organizations like yours, and a possible solution, let’s look at what other factors come
into play when planning a successful night out.
Finding a venue
You probably already have several venues that you use regularly to host various
activities. The Retro Hypno Comedy Hypnosis Show can be presented in just about any
venue as long as there is room for the volunteers’ chairs to be set-up and easily viewable
to the audience. Some options could be a bar, restaurant, bowling alley, or private
banquet room. A lot of restaurants have the facilities to host private functions for large
groups and would be an ideal space for this show.
Another consideration with venue selection is the food offerings. Being able to advertise
that the food will be a little bit more exciting than chicken wings and French fries will
add to the overall appeal of the night.
We will provide all necessary sound equipment so none will need to be installed or
Pre/Post Event Activities
To fill out the event and make it even more satisfying for your clients you may want
to add some activities before and after the actual show. A popular ice-breaking option,
that we can provide, are some trivia booklets that can be discussed amongst your groups
before the show. Your host can then work the room checking on the answers, or the
answers can be at the back of the booklet if preferred.
Following the show the host could offer some prizes for the answers to show-related
trivia questions such as:
“When Doug Meacham sent our volunteers on a tropical vacation, which island paradise
did they travel to?”
As rewards you could perhaps offer some credit vouchers to be used towards future
activities with your organization.
Finally, if possible, all your patrons should be encouraged to stay, eat and drink, and
socialize with the group as long as they like. Doug Meacham can expedite this by giving
the volunteers some positive suggestions about talking about their experience and
encouraging everyone to stay. Unlike a comedy club that would clear out the audience to
make room for another, most restaurants will be happy to continue to serve your patrons
for as long as they want to stay.
You may contact us to request more information about the Retro Hypno Comedy
Hypnosis Show. At that time we can determine if we have open dates available for your
group’s performance and supply you with some more information, as well as a demo
video so you can personally review the performance your group can enjoy.
You may speak with Doug or Colleen. We will be happy to answer any questions you
I urge you to contact me even if you are just curious or uncertain of your interest, since
dates are very limited and may already be sold out in your area.
Thank you for your request of this special report and if we currently work with you, I
hope you have found some valuable ideas.
If we have not yet started to work together, I hope this is the beginning of a long and
mutually beneficial relationship that creates the highlight of your event calendar, even on
a tight budget!
Doug Meacham, CHt