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:

• Barbecue

• 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.

Next Step

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