Who among us does not receive all kinds of mail that they are utterly surprised to get--and usually toss before reading? Not me! I have my recycling bin nearby when I go through piles of "junk" mail each day. Though fund-raising has long been part of what I've done for a living, I do not "do" direct mail appeals, or what I perceive might be solicitations. They get tossed before I even open.
A small green brochure without an envelope, prepared frugally without all the grand stock and glitzy presentation, arrived this week, however, that did catch my eye--and if I lived in the Seattle area, I'd probably go to "Return to the Well," 14th Annual Women of Wisdom Conference on Feb. 23-26, 2006. Featured presenters will include Jean Houston (wow), Christina Baldwin (wow), Connie Grauds, Gloria Burgess and Tama Kieves (wow). The wows are the presenters I've either heard before or know about.
On the back of the brochure it says, "We have purchased mailing lists for this event only. Please pass this program on to a friend if you don't want it. If you would like to be on our mailing list please contact us and share this with your friends." I assume one of the magazines I subscribe to, or the Carolyn Myss and/or Christina Baldwin mailing lists were the ones that were sold to Women of Wisdom.
If you have been to this workshop yourself in the past, is it worth the time, money and effort to fly to Seattle to attend it in 2006? If so, what did you like about the conference best? I'm all for the empowerment of women but when things get to be too entreprenurial, I check out--but would consider it with solid recommendations from other women who have found it a positive experience.