Nan (SEYSARAH) has found lots of ways to spread the Spark in her community. Here she shares some of what she's been doing and the response she's received:
"Now that I look better and feel better, it was natural to want to help others by telling them about SparkPeople. Slowly but surely I got my physician involved, who got other physicians involved, who got their patients involved, and before I knew it I was speaking to local and regional professionals for the first five minutes of their monthly or quarterly meetings.
"I keep it light, telling them I was a walking billboard for health risk factors and the perfect person not to issue insurance to—smoker, insomniac, stressed, overweight, dehydrated, depressed, non-exerciser. I was a mess and that was six months ago. From there I tell them where I am today in my journey and about the site. More often than not I simply introduce myself by saying 'Hi, my name is Nan and I have been Sparked today, have you?' That almost always gets a laugh. I even [made] small business cards that have the website address on them and [read] 'Free to all! Come join the fun and get healthy doing it!'
"Now I get calls from someone who knows someone who wants to have me talk [about SparkPeople]—accountants, lawyers, the possibilities are endless. Because it's fun and it works, I am passing the info along wherever I go. Besides, there just isn't anything better than feeling like you might have made someone's day."
Jan (GETTO140) , a long-time member and one of our Success Stories, also spreads the Spark in a variety of ways. Here's what she had to say:
"Physically sitting with someone in-person and helping them get started has been much more effective than anything I've tried, since I know for sure that those people are registering for the site. But here are some other ways I get the word out:
What You Can Do to Spread the Spark
Ideas from Members Who Get the Word Out
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