|Sent on:||Friday, October 18, 2013 12:38 PM|
As you know yesterday we were host to the Swank event, which was to be a great evening of combining the class and professionalism of a networking event with the social atmosphere that allows subtle flirting. Going into the event, we had over 53 meetup RSVP's and comments to the effect of "can't wait to meet everyone." We always anticipate that not all 53 of those RSVP's will show up and figure we can get around 30 or more, but last night was one for the record books.
While we were hosting both events in Dallas and San Antonio, I was receiving texts to update me on attendance numbers and overall success (or lack thereof). While San Antonio completely sold out their tickets, Dallas was only able to get 1 person yes you ready that right 1 person out of the 53 RSVP's. I literally shook my head after reading the text knowing that our host Holly had invested time in coordinating with the venue, answering your questions on meetup, and finally showing up to host. I am very disappointed at the many that RSVP'd and did not have the decency to at least let us know they weren't going to make it. While in your world it is easy to simply not show up, we have a venue that expects a set number of people and also we're just as nervous making sure everyone that shows has a good time.
I'm sure some have skipped ahead of this email already, but for those still reading - I need your help. What exactly is it about Dallas, compared to other Texas cities, where people just don't honor their RSVP's? Has it been your previous experience where it's totally acceptable to be a flake in this city, or was it something we did ourselves? My goal is to NOT only do Speed Dating events and throw swanky events for professionals in this city. In our other cities, we are already planning on booking a Salsa instructor, acrobat dancers, and possibly a fire breather for one of our networking events. When it comes to Dallas, I can't even get more than 10 people even after 50 something RSVP's. Your feedback is critical, please respond back to any ideas on how to improve the marketing for this event or insights on the lack of RSVP's.
Thanks for your time,
Scenergy Dating LLC
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