Sunday, May 31, 2009

Megan's Speaking Brochure

This is the front and back of my new marketing piece to promote my speaking ministry. Pretty, isn't it? My designer, Natasha, ( created exactly what I had in mind.

I gave Tash a photo I took last year of the beautiful prairie flowers that grow alongside the path I walk on during the warmer months. (The Cherry Creek Trail runs behind my neighborhood.) That's the same photo I've used on my blog and website. I told her that I wanted to use those colors. Didn't she do a great job?

For the back image, I gave her a mountain-view photo that I took two weeks ago when I crashed the Colorado Christian Writers Conference for the day. I went there to cheer on some friends who were attending. If you scroll down to the previous post, you can see that lovely photo.

Now I'm ready to really start promoting my speaking. I'm only going to have only about 50 of these printed (locally) for now because I'd like to have a new headshot taken by the talented and delightful Pauline Fortuna of Fat Tuna Photography.

I was in a rush to create this piece because I'm going to be the featured author at ParkerFest next Sunday (6/7) on Mainstreet in downtown Parker. If you're in the area, you should come over. It runs from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and is a wonderful street fair with food, cool stuff to buy, and great music to enjoy.

The piece is what is called a rack card. I wanted my brochure to stand out from so many of the tri-fold brochures that are floating around out there, so I choose a different format. This card rack is a 4x9 glossy with color on both sides. This is a great size to pass out, and it will fit into a legal size envelope. Like I did for my bookmark, when I order a larger quantity, I'll purchase it online at PrintRunner.

In addition to this hard piece, I'm also going to have a digital brochure that can be emailed. I love to network (I've passed out over 2,000 bookmarks in less than a year) and when I'm at book signings or events like ParkerFest, I'll give my speaker brochure to people who agree to pass it along to the women's ministry leader in their church.

If you click on the images, they will enlarge in your browser.


Kay Day said...

It's beautiful, Megan.

smithsk said...

Very nice. I like the soothing pastel colors. It will be exciting to watch your ministry grow.

Robbie Iobst said...

I love it!!! We SO need to have lunch Megan and just talk vision and pray for each other. We are on the same page and I wanna gleam from you (I didn't say leech :0) ) whatever I can!!! :0)

Megan DiMaria said...

Thanks for the nice words, girls.

Robbie, my feelings mirror yours. When can I pick your brain?

Rose McCauley said...

Megan, the third time is charm as I finally got on the site this time! Beautiful brochure that fits you wonderfully! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog and for the prayers.

denise said...

Hey Megan. Thank you for sharing your brochure and also giving such detailed information. It helps to learn from others who have marketed themselves.

D. Gudger said...

I totally love the design of your brochure. It's so pretty and so Colorado.

Ruthie said...

It's beautiful. If love the way it is laid out. Great brochure.


Anonymous said...

Looks great!

Angela Breidenbach said...

Those are wonderful!