Speed Portfolio Review

Contributed by: Ohio North Coast

Description of program:
Had 4 area creatives from different backgrounds come and give 5-minute portfolio reviews.

How many people were needed to produce the meeting, and what were their tasks?
Three people put on the program: one person handled the emails, RSVPs, and securing the panelists; one person secured the food; and one person handled the check-in. The studio had everything set up when we arrived

Describe the type of location needed for the meeting.
Member’s large studio

Break down the costs associated with putting on this type of meeting.
We paid the panelists a $50 stipend. Food worked out to be about $5-$7 per person.

Describe the attendance and the fee structure used for this meeting.
Approximately 20-30 people attended. Fees were:
$5.00 Members;
$10.00 Non-member Students;
$20.00 Non-members

What was done to market or publicize the meeting?
Email promotions to members and non-members

Was this a public meeting or a chapter only meeting?
Open to all photographers

Is there anything else we should know about this meeting and why it was so successful?
Make sure you have panelists that will cooperate with the time restrictions (ours was 5 minutes).