pre-event organizing / media resources to celebrate world tai chi & qigong day
- We have laid the ground work for you to do something spectacular ... and promote local Tai Chi and Qigong in your community
- Below are examples for getting "free Community Calendar
placements" you can issue to your local media ... and also press
releases alerting their news department of your coming event . . .
When we organized our 1st event we discovered little details, like the media has a different department for "Community Calendar" announcements, and another department handles "News and Happenings" in your area.
Below we'll help you navigate your media to get maximum exposure for your coming public education event of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. All events worldwide are FREE to the public, so you can get them into the "Community Calendar" announcements mentioned above. Here you'll also find help learning how to create a "campaign intensity" to help get your local media's interest, and how to best utilize our Medical Research Library to engage media interest in your event.
Even though you are working locally, you may find yourself on national or even international media, as they often pick up feeds from local media like yours. How do we know that? Because that is how this global event began . . . When we held our first event, we later learned that CNN picked up our event from our local media . . . and World Tai Chi & Qigong Day was born . . .
Below, you'll see the tools we used to get people to our WTCQD events, and to get the media attention that has enabled our events to educate millions about Tai Chi and Qigong's benefits and how to find local teachers worldwide.
BUT, since we did all this, many doors have opened wide to enable you to have booster rockets to do your local organizing of WTCQD events:
SEE "Community Organizing Kit Page" to re-examine details on email, meetups, social media
"Kudos to you Bill [&WorldTaiChiDay.org] And all those involved to make this event happen! Such a wonderful experience! Half if the participants in my group where new or returning students that had been away for awhile! Live streaming social media marketing advertising played a big part in that!"
-- Sharon Infante, Tai Chi teacher
- Ways to Publicize, Expand Your WTCQD Event ...
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has gotten this global event onto official event calendars, and official Health Event calendars, worldwide, including Chase Calendar of Events, the premiere "public events calendar that media, government, etc., look to for noted public event dates. So, when you approach local government, media, or other institutions . . . they'll see the event you are talking about on their calendars. This can be a BIG help. For, some WTCQD organizers have collaborated with local, state, and national government branches to sponsor or publicize their events . . . while some events are promoted solely by the organizing groups.
Other organizers have collaborated with health institutions, hospitals, and government health offices when creating their WTCQD events.
The next wave of media is the "Pre-event interview" stage. The media is EVENT DRIVEN. So, many doors that would not open to talk with you about T'ai Chi, will open around a momentous event such as a WORLD T'AI CHI DAY, and YOU will be there local STAR. This is a vehicle to educate and serve the public, so make the most of it. Educate yourself on the medical research on Tai Chi and stick with the health and personal growth aspects. This is what people are looking for, and the greatest treasure T'ai Chi & QiGong have to offer. (Realize that T'ai Chi is QiGong, for T'ai Chi is energy work, or breath work, its just a more complicated moving, dynamic form of QiGong).
You will be able to get onto the local airwaves in a big way to discuss what you are doing, what T'ai Chi offers people and society, and how people can get in touch with your organization. DO NOT BE SHY about asking the media to list your phone number and web page, afterall they are not paying you for the interview, it's the least they can do. ALSO, REALIZE that you are not there promoting your business, you are the organizer of a NOT-FOR-PROFIT public education event (just because this will increase your enrollment, by adding caller's to your mailing lists, does not diminish the value that you are providing the community by educating them).
BE READY AT THE TELEPHONE WHEN YOU DO THESE EVENTS, BECAUSE MANY CALLS MAY COME IN. You do not want to miss any incoming calls. Many people will only call once!
To maximize your effectiveness "on the air", educate yourself about the medical research done on Tai Chi and QiGong (the following will help). BE SURE AND CHECK THE WORLDTAICHIDAY.ORG MEDICAL RESEARCH LIBRARY FOR CONTINUALLY UPDATED BREAKING MEDICAL RESEARCH - SUCH AS: "Tai Chi Increases Brain Size" "Qigong Prevents Common Cold and Flu" etc.:
T'ai Chi reduces stress responses, lowering the incidence of anxiety, depression, fatigue, and general mood disturbance (Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 1989 Vol 33(2) 197-206).
T'ai Chi minimizes the effects of chronic conditions such as allergies and asthma (American Journal of Chinese Medicine (1981 Spr Vol 9 (1) 15-22).
T'ai Chi improves breathing capacity (Hawaii Medical Journal Vol 51 No 8 August 92).
T'ai Chi's regular practice can lower high blood pressure (American Journal of Chinese Medicine (1981 Spr Vol 9 (1) 15-22 & Hawaii Medical Journal Vol 51 No 8 August 92)
Boost the immune system (Prevention Magazine v. 42 May 90, p. 14-15+.
Slow the aging process (QiGong, The Art & Science of Chinese Energy Healing, Kenneth S. Cohen, Ballentine Books, NY, 1997).
Improves balance and coordination TWICE as effectively as other balance training (Prevention Magazine, v. 46 Dec. 94 p. 71-72+ & USA Today, May 1996).
Improves postural control, while stretching, toning and relaxing the body in a cumulative way that no other exercise can achieve (American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1992 Apr Vol 46 (4) 295-300.
T'ai Chi is probably the lowest weight bearing exercise, and modified forms can be suitable even for arthritis sufferers (American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, June 1991, 70 (3) p 136-141.
T'ai Chi has been recommended as an adjunct therapy for chronic pain, AIDS, arthritis, insomnia, asthma, high blood pressure, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and any psychosomatic illness.
70% OF ALL DOCTOR'S VISITS ARE DUE TO STRESS.
You may also be able to get Pre-event print interviews. The above, and other resources in our free Tai Chi Medical Research Library can be helpful to have when you do interviews.
Share the below World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Global Massive Events VIDEO, when you reach out to potential interviewers, so they can see the scale of event you are a part of.
"World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, takes place [the last Saturday
of April] . . . To learn more, find instruction on the basics or
discover a class in your area, go online to worldtaichiday.org."
-- USA Weekend
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