What a few have said…..
"Wow – wow – WOW – WOW!….This is probably your best article ever! True – so true. I love receiving your weekly emails – they're always helpful and inspiring or thought provoking – way to go! Marlene Fast HLM, MPA, SPA, F.Ph. Marlene's Designer Portraits/Redfox Designs"
"Hi Robert, My name is Jill Luckett and I own Luckett Portrait Studio in Baton Rouge LA. We have been in business since 1956 (before I was born). I am telling you this because I have been doing this forever and I have heard 100’s of speakers and teachers throughout the years, but I have never found one as motivational as you are. Whenever I get an email from you I can’t wait to open it and see what you’ve got to say. When I feel that inevitable sense of fatigue, ( maybe from doing this for over 30 years or maybe because I need more vitamins) I can always count on you to pump me back up.
I have saved all your emails since the first one I received at least a couple of years ago which is kinda funny considering the last message about sitting at the feet of the gurus. However, when it comes to motivational gurus, you are the real thing…..With genuine admiration, Jill"
"Hey ROB!Wow, it was SOO nice to finally meet you! I felt as though I was getting my pic taken with a celebrity! Thanks again for coming down and sharing your knowledge. Your my mentor and a HUGE inspiration. Hope you have a great tour and a safe trip back home.
"Hi Rob, Thank you so much! I loved your presentation and learned so much. You kept me intrigued throughout and I appreciate all the great information. I especially loved your advice about visualizing your goals and putting them to paper! I've actually had recurring dreams of where I want to be and what I want to be doing but never committed to paper before. I totally believe the mind is such a powerful asset! So is karma and that's why I really love the send out cards idea! Its so simple and makes everything that much easier to spread good karma. I got the call from your friend, Laurie, and we're going to go over everything later on today when I get back to my computer. Well once again thank you very much and I hope you guys have a wonderful time on the rest of your tour! It was a pleasure to have met you both!"
"ROB, I was in the Monday group at Langara and I must say that your workshop has to be one of the best I have been to. I went to school to become and artist and teacher, but since having children I decided that being at home with them and opening a photography studio was the way to go. I have since found that my marketing skills are not what they should be. I come up with ideas, but they never seem to materialize that way I would like. The funny thing is that I love Snail mail. So, the new letters and cards are a just a fantastic idea. Just having a quick look at the material that you put up for us is fantastic. I am looking forward to joining the forum. It looks great!
I have been working a this for about four years and my biggest problem has to be the lack of cash for the things I want to do in my studio. Even with the Epoca albums, it seems like such a small amount, but with such a young family and the lovely economy, I may not be able to go a head with it. I am looking forward to doing a lot of what you have put in front of me. Then…. there will not be this issue. Being that Nanaimo is about the same size as Sudbury, this excites me!! I have also always had some trouble with pricing. now come the five year plan!! I am a big believer in visualizing, so I love the idea of the index cards!! Anyways, thanks so much! Cheers!
Yeosmith Studio, Nanaimo, BC"
"Thank you Robert Provencher!
Yesterday I attended your seminar during the Album Epoca Photography Studio Success Tour. I have to say that you've packed more marketing strategies and great ideas into three hours than I could have ever expected! I left feeling revived and ready to take new steps in my business to grow it in the direction I want. The value of the material was outstanding and I was blown away by the examples and down-to-earth way your ideas were presented. Thank you!"
~Susan Hydzik, Picture that Photography~
"Thanks so much Rob! have been looking forward to your seminar.Your very straightforward, easy to listen to, and yes, no bullshit! It flew by very quickly. Look forward to meeting you again sometime. Thanks for sharing."
"Rob, you are amazing as always. Thank you for the great info. You have been a great inspiration….."
"Rob, thanks so much for this amazing seminar you held in Vancouver. It's wonderful to be able to attend an event that is so informative, ….thanks again."
"Robert! One of the only presentations that delivered 3 full hours of information that will help me get my business going-immediately! Thanks~!"
"Great workshop with lots of ideas to take home. This will inspire me to get into high gear with my marketing! Thank you!"
"Robert has been doing this most of his life and it appears, at a pretty high level. I saw him speak in Canada and he did a great job. He's held in very high regards up there. I would be honored to recommend him to speak at WPPI. Believe me, he's ready."
~Tony L. Corbell ~
“A recent national survey has shown that as many as 19 out of 20 photographers do not make it past their 10th business anniversary! As frightening as this seems, these statistics are just about the same for most independent businesses (restaurants, for example). In this highly competitive economy, it's important to get the correct business training and a proper perspective for the future of our industry. Robert Provencher is a lecturer and photographer who really "gets it." His programs are energetic and informative, but better yet, he is an image maker that is actually "in the trenches" with the rest of us! I highly recommend studying at one of Robert's seminars, and be ready to take lots of notes!"
"I saw Robert at Niagara School last year and was very impressed with what he has to offer. His knowledge of the subject was very good and he maintained his audience because of it. I heard nothing but positive feedback from other students about him."
~ Bruce Evensen, M. Photog~
"Hi Rob….LET ME SAY THAT YOUR SEMINAR WAS AMAZING AND i LEARNED A LOT!….Regards…"
"Rob, I just wanted to thank you again for an amazing workshop in NB! I had a blast and learned so much. So much, that I'm on my way into a 1440sq.ft studio! Renovations start today! I wanted to let you know you really kicked me in my butt and now I know even more that I really can do it and accomplish my dream! I really don't have a clue about running a studio! I should join the NOBS forum, I know that! Maybe some sort of mentoring? Is this something you can offer? Any help is very much appreciated! Oh, I also had to remind you to send me one of your books as well! Thanks so much Rob, I appreciate everything…perfect timing for me to attend such an informative seminar! Hope to hear from you soon!"
"Rob…You should be locked up, surely anything producing this many $$$ in such a short space of time has to be illegal? Replying to your ProfitableStudio web site ad was the smartest thing I've done since marrying my wife 26 years ago YIPPPPPEEEEEEE."
~Robert and Fran Abbey House Studios~
"Hi Rob, I want to thank you for all the incredible material I received from you. All your CDs and books are very easy to understand even though there is a lot of information given out….materials I enjoyed immensely were your books and CD's regarding marketing. With a very conservative estimate, I am sure by simply applying a couple of your ideas I will increase my sales by a minimum of 20%. One evening around midnight I started reading your tools kit book on marketing success system. I planned on reading for about an hour but the information was so incredible that the next thing I knew it was 4am and I was only half done with the book. I was booked with photos from 9am to 2pm so right after my sessions, I grabbed the book and finished reading it around 6pm. I still can't believe how much information you give out and it can apply to any type of businesses. I'm in the process of redoing all my price lists and applying your suggestions that I read in your books."
~Dan Morency, Cornwall~
Thanks so much for everything. I showed the first few pages of the 9 ingredients it takes to qualify an add to a friend of the family who is a retired executive from Bell Telephone and said just the first few pages were worth the investment. To prove his point he pulled out the yellow page to show me all the bad ads and the hundreds of dollars wasted on them. I'm sure you get your critics as we all do so I just thought I'd pass on the good stuff which are all I have. The only thing close to bad I have is that all the info has been a bit overwhelming and even intimidating but that's a good thing. Thanks a lot."
"Rob, I just wanted to send you a quick card to show my appreciation for everything that you have done so far. I know you must get a lot of 'Thank Yous' from a lot of different people, but I find it important to express my gratitude towards you.
I thought that I had everything planned out in life. Get good grades in high school (check); go to university (check); take a science program (check); take the courses needed for medical school (check), then work my butt off until I got into medical school and became a doctor…..and I'd live happily ever after. Well, the plan started to fall apart. I mean, being a doctor would be fascinating and I would love to help people in that way, but I just felt empty. I wasn't exciting for me, I had no drive for what I was doing, and it began to show in my attitude and actions…….." read more
Stayed up last night and read your book cover to cover. Loved it!
Incredible amount of information and motivation."
I've wanted to say a massive THANK YOU for ages – for your marketing strategy and all the rest of the super bundle that we bought last year…………
Done that bit now.
The reason that I (or rather we) haven't done it is that we've been busy learning, adapting and modifying what we've learned from you into our own systems – and reaping the benefits. We have an already very profitable business, but just like you, we constantly need and find inspiration – for the business and the art side of what we do. Looking at the video, the thing that struck me was the undoubted quality of the art work, and the (subtle?) pluck at the heart strings with the words. This guy was actually selling something that people couldn't even have to take away with them – unless they had a camera – just how fantastic is that! As we always say – lets appeal to the heart and minds of nice people. Carry on doing what you do – and enjoy. Very best wishes. Gary."
~Gary and Sue Photography~
"Things are awesome thanks to you and Rob. Spending a few days around you two was the best thing for my photography career. My business is booming and I am busier than ever.