Simply read the following script and track the results in the CRM:
Hello is this (Name of Person) from the BNI group?
You might remember the founder of the blind can film festival, Ben Fox, as a guest at one of your chapter meetings. We were also recently featured on abc 27 as well as the Tallahassee democrat.
We are calling around to tell people what the blind are up to in Tallahassee this year, can i tell you about it?
It will take less than a minute?
I’m (YOUR NAME) with the Tallahassee locally BASED Blind CAN Film Festival, the first film festival by the blind for the world.
We are inspiring filmmaking in the blindness community while growing an audience world wide for our films, often bringing blind influencers to Tallahassee.
Did you know that the unemployment rate amongst people who are blind is 75 percent?
It’s wild but that's why the Blind CAN Film Festival provides training and a platform for normalizing success amongst people who are blind through storytelling, film and EVENTS.
- Would you be open to helping filmmakers who are blind by purchasing a virtual ticket to the film festival? It’s 10 dollars and you get full access to all the films, all year long, anywhere in the world.
YES: All right! Thank you, I have the blind can ticket website pulled up and I can go ahead and process your ticket right away.
No: How would you feel about being a sponsor for our white cane red carpet gala in october?
(Depending on the nature of the call, one of the 5 points below can be substituted for the last paragraph from the script above)
Other ways you can support us:
1. Become a Sponsor of the Blind CAN Film Festival or MONTHLY event
2. Donate an item to our Monthly online silent auction (proceeds fund filmmaking workshops for the blind)
3. Volunteer to be crew for a film by a Filmmaker who is Blind in your local area
4. Refer a guest for our Monthly “Success through Storytelling” Filmmaker Workshop, or weekly “What the Fox and Films” podcast
5. Nominate a judge for 1 of our 8 film categories (no experience with blindness necessary)