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7 days down, 37% funded via Kickstarter!

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Our Kickstarter launched seven days ago and we’re already 37% funded!

Update as of Jan 19, 2016:

  • $3,730 pledged
  • 37% funded
  • 42 Backers
  • 22 days to go

We’re excited to announce that one week since launching, we have reached 37% of our funding target!

We want to give a HUGE thank you to every single one of our backers including:

(left to right) Erica Prewett, CSEP, Deidre Brown, Aubri Nowowiejski, Lisa Morales, Nicole Matthews, CSEP

(left to right) Erica Prewett, CSEP, Deidre Brown, Aubri Nowowiejski, Lisa Morales, Nicole Matthews, CSEP

Following an amazing week of talks at #TSE2016, Mary is going to keep the momentum going tonight by speaking at THE meetup for Nottingham’s tech scene. She will be discussing The Apprentice Program and sharing our Kickstarter campaign story at Nott Tuesday.

If you haven’t already backed us, check out our Kickstarter page to find out more.

Remember, if we don’t hit our 10k goal, we don’t get a penny of what’s been pledged so far.

(And that would be unbelievably sad…literally, we would be sitting in the office, weeping into our pint of Ben&Jerry’s and kicking ourselves that we didn’t Instagram more during the campaign.  Nobody wants a weepy superhero.  Nobody.  Yet, I digress.)

Rewards include coaching sessions with Mary, an invite to our post Kickstarter celebration and LIFETIME ACCESS to The Apprentice Program training platform, not to mention our undying love.

So what are you waiting for?

Are you a Kickstarter newbie?  No prob, here’s the simple 6 step method to back us:

  1. create a login with Kickstarter.  Don’t worry, it’s not scary…just login here and within 2 clicks, you’re in.
  2. search for: APPRENTICE PROGRAM  —> and you will find our campaign in the “technology” category
  3. click on “BACK THIS PROJECT” button on top right
  4. choose the reward level that suits you (on the far right, scroll down to see the full list of awesomeness)
  5. enter in your payment details (credit cards, folks…not checks, not carrier pigeons carrying checks)
  6. viola!  you’re a backer.

BRITS WHO LOVE US – WE NEED YOUR HELP!

If you are connected to anyone in the local media (either Nottingham, East Midlands and/or London) that would be interested in picking up this story, please leave a comment below and we’ll send along the press release and press kit.

Mary used to be a radio DJ another lifetime ago, so she’s pretty good on a microphone and avoids saying umm or uhh during on-air interviews.

Thanks again fans…let’s see if we can’t get this thing 100% funded by this weekend!

Mary’s #TSE2016 recap – You are NOT Alone.

By | ISES, kickstarter, mentoring | One Comment

($3730 pledged, 37% funded, 42 backers, 23 days to go! kickstart a superhero)

Hello fellow #eventprofs and colleagues!

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As always, it’s such a pleasure to work with each and every one of you…can I just say, we work in one of the most amazing industries, creating live events and one-of-a-kind experiences for clients all over the world?

How lucky are we that every week, we get to work with people like you who are creative, dynamic and always ever-evolving every step of the way  – can I  get an AMEN from the back row?!

I had the pleasure of speaking three times at The Special Event Show conference in Orlando, FL (aka. #TSE2016) last week, each time to a room of about 150-200 people.

Here were my topics:

Design and Plan Differently for the Non-Traditional Bride
supported by CMP, ISES, WIPA:

The Binder is Broken: #eventtech will Fix It
supported by CMP:

Superhero Sales Strategies to Book More Brides
supported by WIPA, CMP:

If you missed any of my talks, please feel free to email me and I’ll be happy to share my slides with you.  Just fill out this contact form below:
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Meet the Team – Chloe

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(from Mary:) As we embark on this Kickstarter journey together, we wanted to pull back the curtain and let you see the inner workings of The Simplifiers, meet the team and learn all about what we’re building.

So, today’s blog post I want you to meet my first hire for the UK team, Chloe Arji!


 

Hi guys, Chloe here!

You might have seen our previous blog post on using music to improve productivity…we spoke about the science behind it, explaining which types of music help which particular tasks.

But today we look at how we simplify our own lives… giving you some insight into my own personal life, including my productivity playlist music!

chloe arji

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Kickstarter is LIVE!

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[UPDATE – as of Jan 13, 2016 ~ 7:52am EST]

  • $3,162 pledged
  • 31% funded
  • 28 backers
  • 28 days to go

I am thrilled to announce that The Simplifiers Kickstarter campaign is officially LIVE!

via GIPHY

If you want to jump on that early-bird Kickstarter deal, you better act fast because I’m willing to bet that it’ll get gobbled up quick this week at #TSE2016!

The first 100 people who back us at the $100 level get LIFETIME ACCESS to the training platform for up to 5 interns per semester!  It’s an incredible deal that we hope our most devoted clients and fans will claim first…it’s for our gospel choir of believers.

You know who you are.  We love you.  You are what make the events industry GREAT.   thank you.

Click here to access our Kickstarter!


So, if you’ve never backed a campaign on Kickstarter before, here’s the simple 6 step method:

  1. create a login with Kickstarter.  Don’t worry, it’s not scary…just login here and within 2 clicks, you’re in.
  2. search for: APPRENTICE PROGRAM  —> and you will find our campaign in the “technology” category
  3. click on “BACK THIS PROJECT” button on top right
  4. choose the reward level that suits you (on the far right, scroll down to see the full list of awesomeness)
  5. enter in your payment details (credit cards, folks…not checks, not carrier pigeons carrying checks)
  6. viola!  you’re a backer.

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