Who, on the college campus, is a good initial contact?
On several occasions I've been invited to perform at the university that's just up the street from my house, and it's been a great success. Thing is, it's been a different department contacting me every time. Once, it was the education department, and I was there to lecture/demonstrate to teachers in training. Once, it was the department of Women's Studies who wanted folklore featuring strong women. And twice, it was the department of Speech and Linguistics who wanted a concert with a feminist slant.
I loved all of these audiences, and after each glowing experience I vowed that this time, by gum, I would go out there and market to other universities and colleges. But all of my efforts resemble a futile attempt to hug an elephant.
At this time, I am currently contacting all the community colleges in Virginia, asking for the person who books programs and events. Sometimes I get a gym teacher, sometimes a counselor, sometimes a person who doesn't show up on the faculty roster. They're all very nice to me. They all say, Sure! Sent your promo. Since I've just launched this endeavor I don't know yet whether or not this is an effective approach.
Anybody out there got some guidance to spread around?
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