Reader Application - Spring 2020
Enlightened Soul Expo
We are so grateful you are applying for table space in the
8th Annual Spring Enlightened Soul Expo!
Both full payment and completed application with photo are required in order to be considered complete.
TO APPLY: Please read the below and then scroll to the BOTTOM of this page for the form!
New readers must either have a recommendation from someone we know and trust, or may be asked to try out.
Thanks and namaste! We look forward to seeing you and serving you!
QUESTIONS/PROBLEMS: email@example.com or call/text Christina DePugh at 734-968-9723.
HOW IS OUR READING SERVICE DIFFERENT FROM MOST OTHER PSYCHIC FAIRS?
There are NO INTERRUPTIONS, since the appointments and payment are taken centrally at the Reader Appointment Tables in the Commons. NO ONE ELSE IS WALKING UP TO YOUR TABLE TO SIGN UP FOR AN APPOINTMENT DURING YOUR READING! You do not need to handle payments or scheduling appointments; leave that to us! Readers are paid by check at the end of the Expo on Sunday, minus a 3% credit card and handling fee. In this way, you can do more readings with less waiting time in between! We also ask you to pre-schedule with us any lunches and other breaks, so we know in advance not to book an appointment for you while you are away from your table. (For bathroom or other breaks, please notify the Reader Check-In Table that you are stepping away.)
READING AREA PROCEDURES
After clients have signed up and paid at the Reader Appointment Tables, we ask them to go to the Reader Check-In Table (located outside each Reader Area) five minutes before their appointment time to check in and wait. They experience our CONCIERGE SERVICE as they are escorted to their reader when it's time for their reading. When they arrive at your table, you'll do two things: (1) Check the client's Reading Appointment Card to double-check that they paid for a reading with YOU and they've arrived at the CORRECT TIME, then return it to the client; and (2) Please sign them in on the sheet we provide you, and turn the sheet into the Reader Check-In Table at the end of each day (we need that for our accounting purposes). Please bring a timer to keep track of your reading time.
WE ALSO HAVE VENDORS & BODYWORKERS in our Vendor Area
Generally, vendors cannot offer readings at their booths. This is to preserve the integrity of the Reader Areas. If you would prefer to do readings in the Vendor Area, you can apply for an exception, if you offer something UNUSUAL that cannot conform to our 20-minute and 30-minute Reader Room procedures (i.e. casting astrology charts, doing artwork or energy work with readings). If approved to offer readings in a vendor booth, the READING CANNOT COST LESS than what our Reader Room charges, $1.65/minute. Please contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for an exception and see the Vendor Application page.
ABOUT THIS APPLICATION: (some things may appear different if registering on your phone or tablet; COMPUTER recommended if you're experiencing issues)
You'll need to prepare and submit a maximum 100-word description (approx. 600 characters) for the website and Reader Handout.
We'll want a digital headshot of you, which you can upload at the link on this page.
If you are unable to complete this form on this webpage, please click HERE to open the reader application in a blank window.
When done filling out the application, click the "PayPal Checkout" button to pay for your table space (before using the "Submit" button). No Paypal account is needed to pay with Paypal; you may pay with debit or credit card.
A window pops up where you have the option of paying with a PayPal account, if you have one. Otherwise, go to the BOTTOM of the PayPal payment box and choose "Pay with debit or credit card."
After completing payment, the PayPal box will close and you can then click the "Submit Form" button.
If you get an error message at the bottom of the application, then there is likely an error in your application. If so, scroll back up the form to find a required question that was not filled out, or not filled out properly. (OFTEN it is because you have gone over the 600-character limit in your description.) Answer or fix, and then submit again.
Checks are not accepted for payment.
If you experience problems filling out the application, please contact Christina at: 734-968-9723. REMINDER: Only applications with payment and photo are considered complete.
20-Minute Readings are $33! 30-Minute Readings are $50.
Sunday hours are extended to 6:00 PM! (Tables must remain open until closing time or risk not being invited back.)
NO REFUNDS unless your application is denied.
PROMOTION: We list all readers on our website, on a social media post, and on a handout given to attendees at the Expo.
NEW! SPONSORSHIP: We now offer Sponsorship Opportunities that can increase the visibility of your business at the Expo! There are various levels of perks, depending upon the monetary donation, from being included on the At-a-Glance handout to exclusive sponsorship of a physical area of the Expo. Please see the Sponsorship web page for more information.
We are only accepting applications for BOTH DAYS of the Expo.
We are restricting readings in the Vendor Area. There will be a few exceptions for people who offer unusual services (e.g. intuitive paintings) that cannot conform to the time limit of the Reader Rooms, or as a courtesy to those who are doing Gallery Readings in our presentation room.
We take reading appointments and payments centrally for the Reader Room readers, and pay readers via check at the end of the show on Sunday (minus a 3% fee for handling & credit card processing).
There will be up to 15 readers in the 20-minute Reader Area and up to 12 readers in the 30-minute Reader Area.
VOLUNTEER PRIZE DONATION: We're asking everyone to donate a gift certificate to reward our volunteers. Gift certificates should be for full free offers — no coupons or discounts. ALL donations should be brought to us at the Volunteer Office ON SATURDAY or given to the Vendor Coordinator or Vendor Assistant who make the rounds of the booths, so that we can allocate the right amount of certificates to cover our volunteers each day. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE YOUR DONATION DIRECTLY TO VOLUNTEERS unless these are "extra" donations, to reward a volunteer who has helped you, separate from the donation you give to the Volunteer Office. We will have blank certificates at the Expo for you to fill out, or feel free to bring your own. Thank you for helping to support our hard-working volunteers!
Please bring EXTRA business cards for the Reader Promotion Table!!! It will be prominently placed adjacent to the Reading Appointment Tables, so that clients have access to reader information even if they can't book appointments with everyone. Please be mindful that there may be up to 30 readers who will be displayed on the promotion table. Please do not bring multiple types of promotional materials, such as flyers AND brochures AND business cards. If these take up too much space, they may be removed and returned to you.
Please no candles, incense, sprays, or anything scented — to respect those who have allergies or sensitivities. WHEN IN DOUBT, please ask permission from Christina DePugh, Reader Coordinator/Expo Co-Director.
For those who wish to stay overnight near Saline, blocks of hotel rooms will be arranged for Expo weekend.
The reader card table space is approx. 5' x 5' and includes 2 folding chairs without arms.
Please bring your own timer, card table, chair cushion/s (if desired) and table covering.
Tables approx. 34" x 34" square or smaller are acceptable.
Reader rooms are now full!
READER TABLE OPTIONS & FEES:
BOTH application and full payment are required to be considered complete.
20-MIN READER AREA (approx. 5' x 5' space for your card table):
20-MIN EARLY BIRD READER REGISTRATION: By Friday, January 10, 2020 (application and payment) $175
20-MIN READER REGISTRATION: By Friday, February 28, 2020 (application and payment) $200
30-MIN READER AREA (approx. 6' x 6' space, readings $50 for 30 minutes):
30-MIN EARLY BIRD READER REGISTRATION: By Friday, January 10, 2020 (application and payment) $250
30-MIN READER REGISTRATION: By Friday, February 28, 2020 (application and payment) $275
PLEASE SUBMIT EVERYTHING (including PHOTO) by FRIDAY, February 28, 2020 to be included on the websites and in the list of readers in the handout (which is how people will choose readers to book appointments with!).
BOOTH APPLICATION AND PAYMENT: By Friday, February 28, 2020 (Late applications will be accepted until we are full, but may not be included in handouts.)
LOAD-IN AND SET-UP: Friday night, March 27, time TBD; Saturday, March 28, set-up 7:00–10:00 am
PLEASE SUBMIT A DIGITAL HEADSHOT PHOTO of yourself for the website and reader handout. The photo needs to be a high-resolution JPEG, GIF, or PNG (300 dpi, usually at least 1 MB file size) to look good in the printed handout. If you were in a fair previously we can re-use that photo, if preferred (let us know at email@example.com). Click the link below to email your photo, or submit with the application below: