A KMP weekend with the Penangites

16 August 2010 - 5:56pm 1 Comment

This past weekend, Kechara Media & Publications (KMP) joined Kechara Paradise Penang’s roadshow at Queensbay Mall, Penang. KMP Liaisons Susan Lim and Sharon Saw drove up from Kuala Lumpur on Friday to set up for the two-day roadshow. It was our first time at Queensbay so it was a little experimental and we did not know what to expect.

Stuck in a corner at the North end of the North Zone, the location of our booth left a lot to be desired, but it was complimentary from the mall so we couldn’t quite complain. And Setrap worked his magic over the weekend because although we were in a rather isolated corner, quite a few people came by and about 80% of our KMP book sales came from completely new people.

Susan setting up

The most popular items over the weekend were the English Setrap box set and If Not Now, When?. The visitors that came seemed to be more of the English-speaking crowd. There were unusual moments, such as a Mr Chan who visited our stand on Sunday evening. He spoke to Susan and I for awhile and then left. A few minutes later, he came back with his father and said that his father reminded him that he had not given a donation. So he dug his hand in his pocket, pulled out three hundred Ringgit and offered it to KMP!

Despite our location, there were people coming by all weekend long

There was also a gnostic Christian, a blonde American tourist, who was fascinated by our statues and books. She spent a long time talking to Susan and eventually bought If Not Now, When?. She must have been impressed because she also asked if we could keep in touch after the roadshow. We love meeting people who are more than customers – they become good friends!

It was a fun weekend – it has been awhile since KMP have gone on a roadshow and it has been great meeting new people and talking to them about Kechara and Rinpoche’s teachings. We’re looking forward to the next roadshow and hope to see you there too!

One Response to A KMP weekend with the Penangites

  1. Roadshows are really great connection-points; quantity aside, if, through a roadshow, a client finally finds meaning in Dharma, that’s a great achievement! Thanks to all who made a success of the roadshow in Penang!