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#MondayMotivation: The Real Challenge for Live Entertainment

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: The Easiest Mistake in the World to Make About Pricing ...The easiest mistake in the world to make about pricing … is thinking there is such a thing as a “discount buyer.”And I can prove it to you.Next time you’re gathering six or eight of your co-workers for a meeting and have a few minutes before it gets started,...

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#MondayMotivation: Cost is your problem. Price is theirs.

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: Ticket Buyers Don't Care About Your Costs.That sounds a little harsh, but it’s essentially true. When it comes time to evaluate what they are willing to pay to see your show, ticket buyers do not care what you are spending to create that show.Cost is your problem. Price is theirs.This is a confusing subject for people, and my goal here is to...

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#MondayMotivation: Don’t Devalue Your Tickets

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: The Fastest Path to Devaluing Your Tickets.It’s simple, really. Build a good email list for your venue/show/organization and send them discounts to your own show.If you want to Turbo-devalue your tickets, always follow the same or a similar cadence in how you do this. I know of a major organization (that I’m not even going to name or say...

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#MondayMotivation: Improving Your Pricing Isn’t Complicated

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: Good Pricing Is Free Money.Good pricing is free money. This means that if you’ve paid little or no attention to how you set prices, or if you’ve done it mostly based on costs or based on what you’ve done before or what other people are charging for “similar” shows, you’re in luck. A small amount of focused thought and...

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#MondayMotivation: Emotions Shouldn’t Be Involved in Pricing

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: Emotional Pricing is Like Drunk Dialing.Many of you would never, ever drunk dial. You would drunk text. I liked the alliteration of “Drunk Dial” so I went with it in the presentation, but it doesn’t matter because the idea is the same: Don’t do it!It feels good to express some powerful emotion via text to that person who really...

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#MondayMotivation: Dynamic and Variable Pricing, Explained

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: Variable Versus Dynamic Pricing.Do you have one of those friends who can’t resist correcting people on the proper use of “who” versus “whom”?  Perhaps you don’t because you are that person. Regardless, you’re all welcome here.Personally, I let the who/whom thing go because I’ve never misunderstood anything said to me because of it.Other frequently mistaken words though aren’t as...

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#MondayMotivation: Ticket Sales + Community Involvement

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: Pick a Venue, Make a Statement.Site-specific performances aren’t common, but they happen. This is the first site-specific performance I’ve heard of where the site and the content have such a powerful connection.The show itself, The Death of Bessie Smith, is about a segregation-era hospital and the death of the famous blues singer of the title, but the hospital where it’s happening is...

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#MondayMotivation: We’re Handing Off the Torch of Power

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: The Most Important Thing in the World for Marketers to Understand.On October 23, I gave the keynote at the (very fun) Arts Reach 2014 conference in (very fun) downtown Los Angeles. The talk was called “The Great Jump Ball” because my point was to explain that the cultural and business and societal norms of the next 50 years or...

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#MondayMotivation: “New” vs. “Regular” Audience

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: How Much of Your Audience Should Be "New"?There’s no right answer to the question of how much of your audience should be “new.”Let me rephrase. There is a right answer to the question, and it’s this: It depends.I was reading this really interesting summary of a study in the UK about the percentage of audiences that were “new” (hadn’t been in...

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#MondayMotivation: Apps Are Dead. Long Live the App.

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: All Apps Are Trash.Eventually. And probably sooner than you think, your app is in the trash.Mine too. Which is sad for me because I’ve got two of them. The iOS app alone has been downloaded more than a million times, and they’ve both got killer rankings (4.8 stars on iOS and 4.6 on Google Play).Not to mention that it’s taken years and...

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