5 Heart Health Fair Ideas

5 Heart Health Fair Ideas to Make Your Health Fair a Success

5 ideas for a successful health fair

Austin, Texas: What are the keys to a successful heart health fair?

I have boiled them down to 5 simple steps. These health fair ideas will help you to get the best results with the maximum impact:

1) Determine Your Goals

What are you trying to get participants to remember?

Keep it simple. One or two goals max–or you will just confuse the attendees at the health fair.

2) Educate

Again. keep it simple.

Use charts and informative pocket guides that they can take home with them.

What are the one or two heart health ideas or  take-aways that you want them to learn?

The importance of a heart healthy diet?

The value of exercise?

Educate in a variety of ways.  Some people like facts and figures.

Others prefer videos and/or pictures.  Some like stories.

Incorporate a variety of tools to reach the widest audience and for maximum impact.

3)  Motivate and Inspire

People love heart-shaped promotional items and other gimmes when they come to health fairs–so be sure to have ample supplies.

Use these promotional items to promote your core goals and a link to a website and phone number.  If you are catering to an older audience, be sure the phone number is large enough to read easily.

4) Ask for an Action Step

Heart health fairs are fun.  But they will be useless unless you ask for an action step and get each person to agree to do it.

The action step can be to exercise three times a week for 20 minutes.  Or to eliminate sugary drinks.  Or to stop smoking.  But get them to write down their action step and commit to it for 30 days.

5) Follow up

How will you follow up with these people.  Unfortunately a single health fair is not enough.  People need constant reminders.

Let them know how to follow up and make it simple.

The follow up does not necessarily have to be in person–but it should be easy to attend–phone call, webinars, Skype, etc.

But without constant follow up, the impact on your health fair attendees will decrease dramatically with each passing day.

These 5 health fair ideas should help you to simplify your next heart healthy health fair.

Stay on message with and keep it fun.

Here’s to a happier and healthier community!

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Robert Piller is President of WellnessIncentivesPlus.com, a leading provider of custom-printed promotional items geared exclusively for wellness programs and wellness incentives. These branded gifts are ideal for wellness incentive rewards, wellness kickoff or announcement gifts or as wellness reminders.

Visit WellnessIncentivesPlus.com to view thousands of wellness rewards and reminders in all price points-including over 800 different promotional pedometer styles in all price ranges. Follow @wellnessincent

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Health Fair Idea: Ask for an Action Step

Heath Fair Ideas: Have Each Person Take Just One Action Step Within Next 48 Hours

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Austin, Texas: Do you ever wonder why all the activities, education and promotional items that you promote at health fairs have such minimal results?

The main reason is Newton’s First Law of Motion: An object in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted upon by a force.  An object at rest stays at rest ..unless acted upon by a force.

Bottom line: inertia–or lack thereof.

Many of the people that you are coming in contact with at these health fairs are usually not very active–or not active at all.

Or they have an unhealthy habit–such as smoking or drinking..

How do you get these people to change their habits?

It is a simple 2 Step process:

1) Ask for an Action Step.

It should be an immediate Action Step that they can do within 48 hours (within 24 hours is even better.).

2) Have them repeat that habit every day for 30 days.

Habits – whether they are good or bad— are tough to break.  Repeating positive behavior for one full month changes the person’s behavior.

Next time you are exhibiting or presenting at a health fair–ask for an immediate Action Step.

If they are not willing to do it, they are not serious about changing their behavior patterns.

But then, don’t forget Step 2B: Keep encouraging — as many times people fall back onto bad habits–and need encouragement and positive reinforcement to keep trying again and again.

Here’s to a more successful health fair.

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Robert Piller is President of WellnessIncentivesPlus.com, a leading provider of custom-printed promotional items geared exclusively for wellness programs and wellness incentives. These branded gifts are ideal for wellness incentive rewards, wellness kickoff or announcement gifts or as wellness reminders.

Visit WellnessIncentivesPlus.com to view thousands of wellness rewards and reminders in all price points-including over 800 different promotional pedometer styles in all price ranges. Follow @wellnessincent

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Choosing the Right Giveaway Ideas for Health Fairs

How to Choose the Best Health Fair Promotional Ideas

ideas-for-choosing-promotional-items-for-health fairsAustin, Texas: I love health fairs … and the opportunity they provide to demonstrate best patcice in wellness, nutrition, smoking cessation and the like.

However, I am amazed at the promotional items that people keep choosing for these events.

Imprinted Pens– how boring?

Imprinted Tote Bags-Been There, Done That.

The key to choosing the right health fair ideas or item is the messaging that you are trying to promote.

Heart Health:  This one is easy. What’s the slogan? And try to keep all your promotional items heart shaped–whether you choose pedometers, stress balls or anything else.

Smoking Cessation: Be sure to keep these informational. Wellness guides are a great item to help reinforce your message.

Exercise ProgramsPedometers, water bottles, exercise bands and imprinted jump ropes are our  best sellers for these programs.  Again- it’s all about the theme!

Weight Loss: Journal books and diaries will allow people to track their progress. BMI Measures and pedometers are also well received.

Senior Health Care: Pedometers, imprinted water bottles and wellness guides designed for seniors go over best with this target audience. Keep the message simple…and the font size large

Another good idea when promoting a health fair is to have special web address that links to informative resources–without too many clicks.  People will lose interest if they go to a general website that is not targeted to your wellness program.

Also, consider having a web address for helpful community resources where these people can go to for follow up or to get more information, long after the health fair has ended.

Keep your program fun and have a great deal of energy.

Make sure the volunteers are well rested, well fed and enthusiastic.

Here’s a to a successful health fair!

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Robert Piller is President of WellnessIncentivesPlus.com, a leading provider of custom-printed promotional items geared exclusively for wellness programs, health fairs and clinics.

These branded wellness gifts are ideal for wellness incentive rewards, wellness kickoff or announcement gifts or as wellness reminders.

Visit WellnessIncentivesPlus.com to view thousands of wellness rewards and reminders in all price points-including over 800 different promotional pedometer styles in all price ranges.

Follow @wellnessincent

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Simple Tips To Make Your Health Fair More Effective

Ideas on How to Make your Health Fair More Effective

Ideas for Health FairsAustin, Texas: I love health fairs.

I sell a ton of imprinted pedometers, imprinted health guides and imprinted stress reliever squeeze toys and squeeze balls.

But are health fairs effective for you?

How do you determine their effectiveness?

Do you measure their success by the number of people who showed up?

Or by the number of gimmes you handed out?

Or do you have a solid and pre-determined goal for your health fair event?

Without knowing your goal, you can never tell how successful your health fair was – or even ways to improve them for future events.

The key to a successful Health Fair: Determine Your Goal.

Are you trying to schedule appointments for your clinic?  

If so, make them on the spot.

Don’t wait for them to call you to set up an appointment as they are right in front of you then and there.

Why wait?  Take action.

Are you trying to educate your audience?  

If so, how do you expect them to remember what you had told them?

  • Are you giving them a short quiz with a reward at the end?
  • Handing out a promotional item with your website on it?
  • Distributing  handouts with your website or Top 10 Tips?

Are You Trying to Encourage Your Audience to Take Action on Their Own?

Do you want them to remember to  take their pills each day?

If so, make it easy and give them an imprinted pill organizer.

Do you want them to practice better diabetic foot care?  How are they supposed to remember these details? Do you have a website link that you can provide them?

Think like your patients or guests– and see what would be the simplest way to remember the vast amount of information you just provided to them.

Are you trying to show off your new facility?

What are the three most important things you want these guests to remember about this visit?

Are you trying to get them to make an appointment? (see step one above.)

Are you inviting members of the media to this event for a tour?

If so, what experts do you have in attendance for them to interview?

Are these experts prepped with key words and phrases that flow from their tongues?

Make your health fair more effective by pre-planning your goal or goals – and working to reinforce them the entire time.

Here’s to more meaningful and successful health fairs!

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Robert Piller is President of WellnessIncentivesPlus.com, a leading provider of custom-printed promotional items geared exclusively for wellness programs and wellness incentives. These branded gifts are ideal for wellness incentive rewards, wellness kickoff or announcement gifts or as wellness reminders. Visit WellnessIncentivesPlus.com to view thousands of wellness rewards and reminders in all price points-including over 800 different promotional pedometer styles in all price ranges.

Follow @wellnessincent

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