Lip Readings

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How to Read Lips

How to Read Lips

Sigh. We’re slammed. Grateful, happy, but super busy. For those of you who want to do Lip Print Analysis (lip reading) at your upcoming event, and you weren’t able to book us, you’re going to have to put in some elbow grease—and get some lipstick!

How to do Lip Print Analysis for your next event

The most important thing is that you welcome people and help them feel at ease. I mean, how weird is it to get a Lip Print Analysis? 

[Answer: Not at all.]

What you’ll need:

Equipment-

Get paper, vellum, linen, porcelain—get a material that will hold and show a lip print.

We hand make cards for our clients’ events. Nobody expects you to do that, right?

Your lipstick should be creamy and have pigment. Chanel is my go-to, I love MAC and Dior, but for the right shade and consistency, I am willing to try other brands. Oh, and did I say NARS??

Ask me about how much I spend on lipstick annually. Not pretty!

Applicators—use something nice that fits your theme.

Lipsticks—why not give each guest their own lipstick (that is what a wonderful corporate client did recently!), or make samples for each one.

Makeup remover—very useful, especially if the guy doesn’t think the color suits him. In this day and age, you will want to have individually packaged makeup removers.

A mirror—‘nuff said. Make sure it is clean and bonus points if it is a magnifying mirror.

Design:

Lighting. You want to see. Your guests want to see. Check that your lighting is ample and illuminates their application process AND let’s you be able to see their print!

Go design and make, buy, or rent a costume that fits your theme, as well as props.

Woo-hoo (you know you want to know😊):

Nitty-gritty truth—embrace your inner intuitive, mystic, fortune-telling self—what is the first impression you have of the print? Are there symbols in-, above-, around-, or under the print?

In general (there are always outliers) the upper lip denotes your analytic side, while the lower one is all about emotional life. How the lips come together (or not) at the corners, the size of the opening between them, the clarity the small lines, dots and bumps, where they fall and how they relate to the whole print will show tension, joy, disputes, important conversations, the whole gamut of a personality. Which lip is dominant?

Is the print blurry? That may indicate someone pressured, or inattentive, anxious, or just in a hurry. Does part of the print seem weak or missing? Which part? What does that relate to? Are there images embedded in it?

Compare that to a delicate, detailed print with what appears to be thousands of finely etched lines. This can show a great sense of organization, or a tendency to compartmentalize, or even someone who distances themself by using their fastidious nature.

What a lip print analysis is all about:

Your job is to uplift, enlighten, educate, and bring joy. If you can’t do that, then go do the dishes or something else. 

We never see negative. Truly, really, and whole-heartedly, there is a greater good in each person, in each moment, and your job is to find that good and share it with the giver.

Maybe there is a tendency that needs to be nurtured, or a something they can do to get out of their own way. Maybe an unrecognized skill, or talent. 

No matter what, you can always find that seed of greatness, their potential, their commitment, loving nature, 

Oh, and you can only see what someone permits you to see—that means if someone doesn’t want a reading, you won’t be able to give them a reading. Interesting, right?

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How to support your mission:Acrobat & Bearded Lady at SOJOURN GSD's Cirque du so Gay

Support your Mission

Support your mission

Support your mission with meaningful entertainment–it can be shockingly simple and cost-effective. 

How we highlighted the intersectionality between SOJOURN GSD, its supporters, and those they hoped to reach.

We initially launched Zoltar for SOJOURN GSD’s annual fundraiser.

Your organization likely uses marketing and advertising to reach your supporters. There are better ways to raise funds and share your message. Here is what we did for one organization.

The theme was “Cirque du So-Gay.” In addition to Burlesque Aerial Acts, Zoltar gave guests handwriting analysis along with a Zoltar card. All in all, there were  eight different Zoltar card messages. 

Each Zoltar card explained a specific issue and how SOJOURN GSD had addressed it. So many guests told us how much the cards explaining how SOJOURN impacts lives meant to them.

They were proud to better understand how their support made SOJOURN’s work possible: the peer outreach programs, anti-bullying presentations, counseling services, and education for pupils and institutions. It made it easy for them to share the message with others.

What does your non-profit really do? We can help your supporters become your biggest advocates. Ask us how we can help you translate what you really do into a tangible takeaway that will engage your guests in a meaningful way.

 

 

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Your non-profit can increase its reach with innovative entertainment.Brochure and Lip Print Analysis Card. Great choice for virtual events!

How to Increase Your Non-profit’s Reach

Looking at how to increase your non-profit’s reach might be the simplest and most effective way of increasing revenue. Does your organization rely on an annual fundraiser to survive?

Are you using your precious resources to develop, market, and run it?

Avoid staff burnout and limit overtime.

Most non-profits set a format and stick to it because “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Times change, people change, societies change, and eventually your donor pool changes.

Who are your donors?

Did you notice when your donor pool changed? What did you first notice? Was it when donations started to dry up? Diversification is important in fundraising. To create a diverse pool of donors, take a deep and hard look at who your are trying to reach: who they are, how they relate to you, and how you can support THEM.

Shared affinities increase your non-profit’s reach

People support organizations when they share affinities with them. Look at how to increase your non-profit’s reach ny growing your donor pool. Are your donors part of the group your organization serves? An example of this is families with a loved one suffering from an incurable disease. Of course they want to contribute to the charity dedicated to finding a cure for it.

Sometimes the main sponsors are NOT directly affected by the organization’s outreach. One example of this is a business that contributes to a non-profit serving homeless children. Where is the connection in this case? Is it because of the activity the sponsors can take to help, or is it about their reputational enhancement by associating with the non-profit?

Organizational culture

Look at your organization’s culture. Is it homogenous? Do the majority of your supporters look alike, live in the same place, have the same interests, or have the same socio-economic status? There’s a lot to be said for extending your reach. For example, a food bank which had previously funded by church members extending their reach by joining the local Chamber of Commerce.

Diversify your outreach

Many nonprofits first become viable when they increase their visibility beyond their traditional supporters. How do you do that? One way is by diversifying your means of outreach. Another way is by diversifying what your organization offers people and organizations.

How do you fundraise?

A very simple idea that is worth examining, is how your non-profit currently fundraises. Where can you find opportunities to shift the concept? Something that amazes me is how some organizations are still doing the same thing that they did 20 years ago, 10 years ago, five years ago. It may have stopped working a long time ago, but you won’t know that unless you have been keeping diligent KPI records.

We began working with a non-profit that provides medical services to remote villages in Nicaragua and Ecuador. They have dedicated medical providers who donate their time and expertise. In addition, they are setting up satellite offices to develop the healthcare infrastructure of small villages that are far away from normal services. Being a relatively new organization, they are always on the lookout for different ways of doing things. When they reached out to us in 2019 for their annual fundraiser, we were intrigued. What could we offer them that they had not already done or seen?

Palm readings to engage donors?

They asked us to do palm readings. That’s simple. But how could we put something into what they were doing that would be a game-changer? The first event we did for them was so fast and furious and the attendees’ waits were long for their palm reading or a lip print analysis or handwriting analysis. There was an opportunity to extend their reach and really think through the process of what they were trying to do and find different ways to do it.

Pivot and profit

For their 2020 event, discussion had started earlier in the year.  It became obvious that an in-person event would most likely not be an option. They were swift to pivot, and hired a company to provide an online auction service. This was great for them in many different ways. They used it to create excitement, first off.  Most importantly, they used it to reduce the time that their staff had to spend on creating packages, selling packages and collecting for packages. This turned out to be a real timesaver and also help them raise a proportionately much larger amount of money than in past years.

No idea is wasted

Because everybody was working so hard to pivot, (the most overused term of the year), we didn’t have time to flesh out an idea that had been “percolating’ in my head – to offer coffee cup readings. The director of the nonprofit owns a coffee business. We had begun to work on providing kits to individuals that would let them get coffee, brew it in their cup, and get a coffee reading all in one with a virtual coffee reading and coffee kit.

How are you trying to increase your non-profit’s reach?

The drawback was that our advance timeline was shorter than we needed to make this function optimally. Another issue that was that the majority the people involved in the organization were young families. Due to the pandemic, they were more stressed out than ever before—balancing jobs, childcare and educational tasks on top of their usual family involvement. They just didn’t have the bandwidth to be able to deal with making a cup of coffee and executing all the little intricacies at a prescribed moment and in a specific way.

Hopefully, the seeds that we have planted will help this non-profit continue to  reach their donors to create an even better event this year!

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The GOMP Corp Man Is Fearless!

 

The GOMP Corp Man is Fearless!

The GOMP Corp man truly is fearless! Watch Jay Worth, CEO of GOMP Corp, (aka GOMP Corp Man) and Kellie Crofford tease apart the inner workings of Lip Print Analysis and peanut galleries, just for starters! They pepper Jan, the Lip Kit Lady, with questions. On a mission to  find out more about Handy Entertainment, and what they do, these sleuths leave no stone unturned. They HAD to find out what kinds of entertainment we provide, and how they can use it.

Fearlessness is an awesome trait

We have to admit that Jay’s rapacious intellect, quick wit, and courage is refreshing to say the least. Kellie’s warm and sustained presence, her ‘can-do’ attitude, and professionalism is what makes this video great, in my book.

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