Using A Test Audience

In late 2023, comedian Health Franklin was visiting Cairns to test some new comedy material he planned on using for his upcoming 2024 Chopper tour.

My takeaway from this was the importance of using a test audience when you're considering implementing something new or making a significant change. In your podiatry business, you may want to consider this technique as you increase your fees or implement a new email marketing campaign. 26th - 27th of July, 2024 - CAIRNS

If you have any questions after watching this video, please email me at email/tf)( 

Do You Think Differently from the Average Podiatrist?

If you do, I want to let you know you’re not alone, and most of my coaching clients feel the same way, which is why they chose to work with me over a larger cookie-cutter coaching company.

My coaching clients do not have big egos; they are quiet achievers and like to fly under the radar, but they do want to evolve their podiatry businesses into something special, something they can be proud of and say, "This is mine".

If this sounds like you, we should talk.

I recommend following the link below to my calendar and scheduling a free 30-minute Zoom call with me. I guarantee that after we talk, you will have far more clarity on what is best for you and your business.


Full Transcript

[00:00:00] Tyson E Franklin: Hi, I'm Tyson Franklin and welcome to this week's video. Today, I want to talk about an Australian comedian. His name is Heath Franklin, no relation, and he does an impersonation of Chopper Reid, who was a , small time gangster in Australia. Now, if you're overseas, it may not mean anything to you, but the point of this video should make sense by the time I finish it.

[00:00:25] Now, he was touring around Australia, going to these small little towns, testing out some new jokes that he had for his 2024 tour. which he's probably doing now. So towards the end of 2023, he came to Cairns, , there was only about maybe 30 of us at most in this small little bar. He got up there, in character, and ran through the jokes.

[00:00:46] And as he was there, he actually had some of the jokes still written down on sheets of paper, and he was crossing things out of a book and putting notes in. Then every now and then he'd tell a joke, and we would laugh our heads off, and he'd go, that's a good one. And then every now and then he would say a [00:01:00] joke, and Silence.

[00:01:02] And he would just go, Hmm, maybe that one's not a good one. And we would all crack up laughing. So it was actually quite, it was quite entertaining, but it took away from that day. And what I was impressed about was I didn't realise that that comedians actually did this, where they would write all the material out and then try some of these jokes out on test audiences.

[00:01:25] And based on their response, gave them an idea what to keep. What to throw out and what they would then develop and work on further for the tours. And I assume that as he went around to the different towns, the jokes that we received were probably different to some of the places he'd been beforehand and probably adapted them on some of the places he visited afterwards until eventually he has.

[00:01:46] Whatever he's going to be doing for the tour this this year. How's this relate to your podiatry business? I think it's really important and I'm gonna I'm just gonna give one example if you're thinking about increasing your fees [00:02:00] But you're a bit concerned should I or shouldn't I put my fees up?

[00:02:03] I'm not quite sure what to do test it instead of just saying I know my patients won't pay that amount of money Test it Don't just throw it out and throw the idea out and say, it will not work. Test it. So for starters, you might get your confidence up. You might change your fees for your new patients.

[00:02:21] You might be going, Oh, should I charge this or should I charge a higher figure? Start somewhere. See what response you get. If there's no negative feedback to what you're charging, then you know that you can put it up. Because a lot of podiatrists I talk to, Majority of them are undercharging for the good service that they provide.

[00:02:38] With your existing patients, you might take a small group, same thing, put the fee at a certain amount, and see what sort of feedback you get. Based on that feedback, use it for what you'll do in the future. Now, if 10 percent of people are complaining about your fee increase.

[00:02:53] That is nothing to worry about. They always say if 10 percent aren't complaining, then your fees are too low. So [00:03:00] if you've got a few people complaining, that's okay, let them complain. And if you're really trying to adapt and evolve your podiatry business, Your fees have gotta go up because it's the only way that you can invest back into your business.

[00:03:12] Sometimes it's better. Let those patients go. Let them go to the person down the road who is cheaper and then you'll or guarantee you. The more patients you see they're charging the higher amount, you won't even notice them gone. So we, regardless what you're gonna do, whether it's fees or it's something else in your business, test it on a small group first.

[00:03:29] See what results you get, tweak it, change it, and then implement it over a bigger scale. This may even be, you might come up with a marketing email, or an old school letter, or whatever you're going to do. But instead of just putting all your time and effort in doing it and sending it out to a thousand, people, pick a small group, test it, see what response you get, tweak it a little bit, improve upon it, and then send it out.

[00:03:55] Just be like the comedian Heath Franklin. And that's the beginning. [00:04:00] No relation. I hope you get something from that and I'll have another video for you next week. Okay. Bye



Join The Discussion

Add Your Comments

(Required, not publicised)