Double Your Youth Sports Business in 2015!
Join us at DDLab on Feb 9th and 10th to learn from some of the best in the business how to double your sports business this year! Two full days of sales, marketing & how-to knowledge from industry leading experts.
9:15- 10:45 Get the Sale and Get it NOW.
Do you struggle with sales? Who to call…when to call them…what to say? Don Wrenn of Southern Sports Photography will teach you everything you need to know to get over your sales slump. His proven methods are effective and productive; he’s grown his youth sports photography from the bottom up to a $500,000 business in less than 2 years. You WILL gain more sales and make more money using his tips and techniques.
10:45- 12:00 Marketing, League Commissions & Fund-raising
Put together a complete proposal that will keep as much $ in your pocket as possible and use our playbook to present a polished image for your board presentations. You DON’T have to give away the farm to get that big league! Learn how creative fundraising and smart commissions help you win leagues and earn more money.
1:00-3:00 WOW! Graphics: Extreme Teams, Panoramic Photos, and Breakout Posters.
Shaun DeMint of Spotlight Photographic will show you the most effective graphic WOW products, and he’ll teach you how easy it is to make them using his templates. Use Panoramics, Extreme Teams and Breakout Posters, among others, to help solidify the sale at your board presentation.
3:15-4:30 Have Your Best Photo Day EVER.
In this segment we’ll take you step by step through some of the best practices for photo day. We’ll teach you how to execute the perfect T&I Photo Day: everything from set up, to lighting & posing, to workflow and on-site organization. Learn the secrets to a smooth running photo day that will keep your coaches and parents not only HAPPY, but also OUT OF YOUR HAIR!
9:00-9:30 Lab Tour
9:30- 10:45 Underclass 101:
Chris Murphy of Showstopper Photography presents his selling techniques, the bidding process and workflow for underclass and senior photography. He’ll discuss what you need, how to sell effectively and how to compete with the big guys.
10:45-12:00 How to Use Dance School Photography to Plug the Holes in Your Seasonal Business
Chris Murphy continues on to five you inside information on how and why he shoots dance. He will discuss marketing, incentives, and product offerings along with the details on a successful photo day. Fill your schedule year round by adding dance photography to your lineup.
1:00-2:30 How to Make More Money shooting a Tournament
Learn what products sell for tournaments, how to staff properly, what on-site equipment you’ll need and how to market effectively. Shaun DeMint will take you through the tournament from start to finish, and he will answer any questions you have about how to make money shooting tournaments.
2:45-3:45 Book More Jobs with Darkroom
Chris Blythe of Desktop Darkroom will teach you how to utilize Darkroom Core, Professional and Assembly to successfully integrate schools and events into your youth sports photography business. Learn how to simplify your workflow so you can spend more time focusing on your sales, and ALWAYS be ready to pick up that last minute ‘quickie’ to add cash to your bottom line.
3:45 till whenever….Tie up all your loose ends from the past 2 days with a round table Q& A session with our experts. Come prepared with your questions!