trial lesson brings in the cash. It's that simple.
Every English school lives or dies by its ability
to give an excellent trial lesson. This special first
lesson — usually given one-on-one with a native
speaker chosen specifically because of their ability
to simultaneously relax and motivate — will
do as much, if not more, to convince the prospective
student to put their money on the table and join up
as anything the secretary/salesperson will say before
or after. It's the money shot. And yet, for the teachers
working at the big-name slave schools, it means nothing
in terms of their wallets. Oh, for a few select head-teachers
it may mean an extra 1000 yen or so tacked onto their
paycheck at the end of the month, but for the majority,
there isn't even a thank you from the secretary/salesperson.
More likely, it's an interruption from the REALLY
important duties of the day like grading and writing
test reports ("Yoshi has a tendency to confuse 'r'
and 'l' sounds"), reviewing the curriculum (can we
all spell Y-A-W-N, ladies and gentlemen?) or searching
desperately for some activity to use in tonight's
class from one of the endless number of books in the
the slave schools, a trial lesson is just another
boring task the teacher needs to do in order to earn
that less-than-adequate bank transfer at the end of
Earn lots money for someone else?
a Smith's School of English franchisee, things are
different. Really different. Every successful trial
lesson makes you money. Wait a second; let's rephrase
that. Every successful trial lesson makes you ALL
the money. That's right, you get all of it. The joining
fee, the tuition fee, the referral fee, everything.
Each and every time. Brass in pocket. And because
of that, the power of immediate tangible rewards like
cold hard cash, your perception of the trial lesson
changes. It becomes a trial in the original sense
of the word; a test of how good you really are.
Smith's, we recognize the true value of the trial
lesson. And the excellent trial lesson teacher. We
train our franchisees to give better trial lessons.
The kind of trial lessons that allow our franchisees
and our sales support staff to flow together smoothly,
effectively, and efficiently. Trial lessons that bring
in the students and bring in the cash for our franchisees.
Week after week, month after month. Because that's
what it takes to make a successful school: an excellent
trial lesson teacher with a dynamic support staff.
Take a break from the galley oars and start having
some fun making the kind of money you feel you're
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