This week, Dylan and Brian share their experiences from the Rise Float Gathering in St. Louis last month. The beauty of the event is the intimacy and intentionally small number of participants, where everyone has a chance to spend time together. The environment felt welcoming and fluid, with a heart-centered vibe. The revisit how the roundtable discussion flowed, and how great it was to hear from so many individuals on a specific topic, all the while realizing there is no right or wrong answer to the question that was posed. [Read more…] about 132: Rise 2018 Review
ADULT LANGUAGE WARNING: This live recording includes some unpredictable language, and an epic f-bomb. Listen when the littles aren’t around.
Dylan and Brian, along with special guests Kim Hannan and Jeremy Jacob, took the stage at the recent Rise Float Gathering in St. Louis to facilitate a conversation across float center owners. Dylan asked the group what they include in the orientation delivered to new float clients. In this special episode, you’ll hear recommendations to take 15-20 minutes with each client, as well as those who just cover the basics and get out of the room. You’ll learn how to implement an attitude of “chillitude”, but maintain a sacred space and ensuring each conversation with a client is approached mindfully. Listen for ideas about using video intros, starting the float experience before they arrive, and letting your client take control. Lee and Glenn Perry also share the intro methods they’ve used for over 30 years.
The conversation evolves to include the judgments we unintentionally place on our clients, and how we can unknowingly influence their perception of their own experience as they exit the tank. You’ll hear a few great questions to ask to help you connect with your customers and help them have the best experience, and how to overcome if they don’t.
Give it a listen to see who wins the great debate on minimalist versus comprehensive introductions.
Kevin McColloch, one of the organizers of the upcoming Rise Float Gathering joins us this week to talk about the second annual event scheduled for April 21-22. He was a guest on the show about a year ago, just before the first event, and he’s back again to reflect on that experience and set the stage for the next Gathering, scheduled to take place in just over three weeks from the recording date of this episode.
Kevin talks about the difference between The Float Conference and the Rise Float Gathering, with the key differentiating factor being a focus on stories. It’s a blend between conference interaction and community-building, even a bit of a retreat feeling. Kevin shares details about some of the experiences attendees should expect – not just focusing on the business and operations of running a float center, but also the personal development and enriching opportunities for owners who often focus so much on creating healing for others, that they rarely find time to create that same space for themselves. Dylan reflects on his experience from last year, affirming that his experience of connecting with others was a highlight.
The team behind the Rise Gathering hopes to bring a wide variety of opportunities to learn from and hear different perspectives on topics and from some well-known leaders in the industry, and they’re offering a unique workshop centered around heart-centered leadership. Given that we all tend to get inspired at an event, but then fall back into the routine of things, Kevin and his team will be creating follow-up touchpoints to ensure participants are able to take away AND implement what they learn at the workshop (scheduled one day before the Gathering begins).
This week, Amy is out because she’s working hard to get Float Alchemy’s doors open… at least partially! She’ll be back next week to give an update on the latest progress, and it definitely holds some positive news. Since all float center construction seems to involve delays of some sort, Brian shares about some challenges he’s been facing on some personal projects.
Dylan and Brian discuss the recent happenings of security and data issues on Facebook and how that may impact float center owners and their marketing efforts, as well as what individuals should check to ensure their information is kept as private as possible.
Cecel Roebuck and Amy Lemley join the crew to talk about a new conference they’re planning: the International Therapeutic Floatation Conference. Cecel shares that his hope is to bring floatation therapy to a broader audience, especially including alternative health and similar medicinal practitioners. He envisions filling the audience with float center owners who can help share knowledge with the other service providers who attend. [Read more…] about International Therapeutic Floatation Conference w/Cecel & Amy
It’s the 100th episode of the podcast! This week we present the final recording from this year’s Float Conference, the Float Tank Association discussion, presented by Shoshana Leibner. Audio from this recording isn’t the highest caliber, but well worth an attentive listen. Important points, including regulations and how the FTA will be evolving are covered during this very open discussion.