Originally Posted by Quirky
I think you have to find a way to short-circuit the dog and pony process, especially because what if someone else walks in the middle, etc. It seems to me that a) you need to really think about the dog and pony and how you can condense it down to a 5 minute intro, not a 30 minute disquisition; and b) how you can put up information in written form or signage all around the store so that people can do a self-guided tour. You don't want to turn people away, but you can do a "here's the quick and dirty, here's what I recommend for first-time cloth diaperers, and please come to our class where I can go over all of this in much more detail!"
I know it's really tempting to share everything you know -- but sometimes saying "there are a number of good choices, there's not a BEST choice, and here's the top two you should start with" can jump-start that decision-making process and save a bunch of time.
Yes, I have thought of the signage. So many projects, so little time!!!!! And of course, my brain orientation is towards tons of information, so it can be hard for me to condense, but that is the key.
You do orientations for slings, Quirky - how do you handle the "burnout"?