The National Government of Brazil will Proclaim World Tai Chi & Qigong Day for their Nation in an Official Ceremony at the Capitol!

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day - Dia Mundial de Tai Chi Covered by Brazilian National Television

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day - Dia Mundial de Tai Chi
Covered by Brazilian Television


If you or your local group wants
Official WTCQD T-Shirts, you are running out of time to order them. Order asap, to be sure to get them in time for WTCQD 2013.

  
  
  
Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters,
  
If you live in the Northeastern United States, you may want to attend the 2nd annual Mind-Body Week. Several years ago, I was invited as World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Founder, to present at the National Institutes of Health Mind-Body Week event, before it was postponed. Its now in its 2nd year, and you can attend this important event near Washington D.C.
Please see www.mindbodyweek.com for agenda and speakers 
  
Tai Chi and Qigong authors/DVD producers can donate copies to this important event. You may send books and CDs to The Mindfulness Center 4963 Elm Street, Suite 100, Bethesda, MD 20814
  


World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events from Italy  to Brazil, from Austin Texas to the United Kingdom to Louisville Kentucky, from Mexicali  to Ensenada Mexico, from Perth Australia to Mackay Queensland Australia to Hong Kong , are building excitement for their coming events ...
  
The National Government of Brazil will Officially Proclaim World Tai Chi & Qigong Day for their nation in an official ceremony next week.
  
Congratulations to Jose Milton Oliveira, Teresinha, and to Master Woo, Founder of Being Tao Association in Brasil, for their tireless work to bring Tai Chi and Qigong wisdom to Brazilians and to the world.
  
Their work has been an inspiration to groups worldwide, as they have year after year expanded awareness of their work and World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, and partnered with regional, national, and global media year after year.
  
Congratulations Jose, Teresinha and Master Woo, on behalf of the global Tai Chi and Qigong family of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events!
  
Also, congratulations to the Tai Chi Association of Colorado Springs for your fantastic partnership with local government and Colorado College, as your World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event 2013 is now co-sponsored by the:
* Tai Chi Association of Colorado Springs
* Guest Wisdom Healing Qigong Community
* Asian Studies Program of Colorado College
* Campus Sustainability Council of Colorado College
* Chaplain's Office of Colorado College
* Drama Dance Department of Colorado College
* EnACT Colorado College
* Environmental Program at Colorado College
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2011 Colorado Springs
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2011 Colorado Springs
  
  
  
Bill Douglas & Angela Wong-Douglas, Founder of WTCQD
P.S. Thank you to Jim Filby of Kansas City for your generous contribution of $250 to our World Tai Chi & Qigong Day efforts. We plan to use it to do another round of Press Release Service media announcements. Your contribution will support the world of tai chi and qigong teachers worldwide.
  


An English translation of the coming Brazilian proclamation follows:

  
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BRAZIL CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES  WILL HONOR
THE WORLD DAY OF TAI CHI & QI GONG, MASTER
WOO AND THE SQUARE OF UNIVERSAL HARMONY, BRASÍLIA, FEDERAL DISTRICT, BRAZIL   
 

Next Friday April 12, 2001, Brazil Chamber of
Deputies will honor the coming World Tai Chi &
Qigong Day (April 27)  in an official ceremony, at.
3:00pm, in the Plenary Ulysses Guimarães.  On
the initiative of the Deputy Erika Kokay, who is a
representative of Brasília in the Federal Parliament,
the  Chamber also will honor MasTer Moo-Shon
Woo for his dedication to the completion of the
daily free practice of Tai Chi Being Tao in the
Square of Universal Harmony, Brasília. The
local government recognized  that activity -
which is reaching  the  39th aniversary -  as a
Cultural Heritage of Brasília.
  
  
  
  
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FROM ITALY:
  
  
Hello Douglas of WorldTaiChiDay.org,

We are a Tai Chi and Qigong School in northern
Italy, Milano and Monza Brianza area.  We are
3 associations with classes in different

places, and 4 websites.
We have participated with our students and
teachers to the event World Tai Chi Day
for many years.
We would like to add our events to the School Directory.

Thank you
Alessandra Ferreri
  
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Huntsville Alabama, Richmond Virginia, Colchester Connecticut, New York, Des Moines Iowa, Fairfield Ohio ... etc. etc. etc.
  
Facebook, Twitter, Meetup.com, and social media worldwide are blazing with World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2013 event build up information!
  
  
  
  
  
FROM CHICAGO:
  
Hello Bill & WorldTaiChiDay.org,
We have participated for 6 years now. Great fun,
informative and wonderful idea that you have created!

Cheers

Here is a link to a fun video we created in 2009
Tai Chi Center of Chicago 
WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY - CHICAGO
WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY - CHICAGO
  
  
  
  
  
  
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See below media campaign articles ...
  
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
  
  
BELOW ARE TOOLS TO HELP WTCQD ORGANIZERS PARTNER WITH MEDIA TO GET MEDIA EXPOSURE.
 
 
UNDERSTAND THE MEDIA:
  
Here's how the media operates. The national and international media, when
alerted by us at WorldTaiChiDay.org, and by you, look to "local feeds" to get
video, photos, and interviews from local events.

This means that if you don't do the local media work, then there's nothing for
the national and international media to pick up. The good news is,
we've put in thousands of hours to make your work easier
and much more effective:
  
  
  

 

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
 
    
PRESS RELEASES:
 
 
We have Official WTCQD Press Releases updated for 2013 in 18 languages in a pdf format you can download from our website for free.
  
Our press releases have a Local Contact space, where you can add your local name/group, phone, email, website, etc. for media follow up on your local event.
  
However, they also offer the all important HOOK, showing how your local event is part of a massive global event. With links to:
* About World Tai Chi & Qigong Day - What is it?
* Photo/Video Gallery of Past Events
* Links to our Media Resources so they can see past media coverage worldwide, so they know you are part of a newsworthy event.
* Video Press Release * WorldTaiChiDay.org's Video Press Release [top of newsletter] is a powerful tool to show your local media you are part of an extraordinarily visual and meaningful mass global event. This free video PR is ready for you to use (get video link of video at the top of this email). [However, if you'd also like it personalized for your locale, see below article.]

 

Download a pdf Official Press Release to use at:
http://www.worldtaichiday.org/MediaResources.html
  
  
  

 

 
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
 
    
MEDIA CONTACTS:
Once you've downloaded your Press Release pdf, then add your local event/group contact information in the "Local Event Contact" space.

THEN START SENDING IT TO MEDIA! We have collected media contact lists and links, including all local and national Associated Press offices, and links to all your local TV, Radio, and Newspaper media.
At our above MediaResources page, you'll see links to our Organizing Kits, and to another link to help guide you through when to send out Press Releases to your local media, and how to follow up by calling them after you send out your releases.

Getting media isn't just sending out the Press Releases above, and then sitting back, it is a process that requires follow up calls, and more. You'll want to send media several Press Release packets in weeks leading up to WTCQD 2013, and follow them up with calls to Assignment Desks for TV, to Programmers for Radio, and to Editors and Reporters for Newspapers.

It pays off in media coverage for your group(s) that you could never afford, because the GLOBAL aspect of WTCQD and the polished tools we provide at WorldTaiChiDay.org can help you "HOOK" your local media's attention.
  
  
  
HOW TO FIND YOUR LOCAL MEDIA CONTACTS in the USA:
  
1) Click the below link for your country or area
  
  
2) Then click your "state", and then click your "city" to find local media links
  
3) Click on the Newspaper, TV, or Radio media link,
  
4) Then look under "Web Sites" for that Newspaper, TV, or Radio station.
  
When you click on their website, scroll through the page looking for:
CONTACT US
STAFF
ABOUT US
  
Until you find the email address and the phone number. You'll want to contact the News Desk for TV stations, the Program Directors of Radio Programs to get interviews, and the Assignment Desk for Newspapers, or contact the Health Reporter/Editor, and the Features editor, and also the Calendar Section.

 

 

 

HOW TO FIND YOUR LOCAL MEDIA CONTACTS OUTSIDE the USA:
  
1) Click the below link for your country or area
  
  
2) Then click your "COUNTRY", and then click your "region or nearest city" to find local media links
  
3) Click on the Newspaper, TV, or Radio media link,
  
4) Then look under "Web Sites" for that Newspaper, TV, or Radio station.
  
When you click on their website, scroll through the page looking for:
CONTACT US
STAFF
ABOUT US
  
Until you find the email address and the phone number. You'll want to contact the News Desk for TV stations, the Program Directors of Radio Programs to get interviews, and the Assignment Desk for Newspapers, or contact the Health Reporter/Editor, and the Features editor, and also the Calendar Section.
  

 

 

 

  
YOU'LL NEED TO POST IN THE CALENDAR SECTIONS OF NEWSPAPERS NOW TO GET IN IN TIME FOR WTCQD 2013.
  
  
  

 

 

OFFICIAL PROCLAMATIONS:

Can provide an additional "media hook."
 

Proc Fargo, North Dakota  

  
The Mayor of Fargo, North Dakota, above issued an official proclamation of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day for his city. This is only the first step.
  
Once you get an official proclamation, the next step is to do another round of Press Releases for your World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event, around your just having gotten this official proclamation.
  
See above Press Releases, and Organizing Kits, links, and Media Contacts links.
  
Last week we contacted the Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, to request an official proclamation for our WTCQD 2013 event. It took 2 emails and one phone call, maybe about 10 minutes of time total.
  
Now, we will pick it up tomorrow from the Mayor's office, and then send it out with press releases to our local TV, Radio, and Newspaper media (see above).
  
We seek to get pre-event media, and event day coverage. See Media Kits link in articles above.
  
Below is a link to how you can acquire an Official Proclamation for your event:
  
  
  

 

 

 

BANNERS/POSTERS:
  
Some people had trouble downloading the Free WTCQD Banner artwork, to use to get a World Tai Chi & Qigong Day BANNER printed for your local event. We've dropped the dpi down to 150 dpi, making it much quicker and easier to download. At the below page, click on the Banner Image at the top of the page, and it will download the pdf artwork.
  
  
You can print out a free pdf artwork file that you can take to Costco, Kinkos etc. to print a banner with to display at your local event, so when media covers you, it will show who/where you are. After downloading the pdf, at: http://www.worldtaichiday.org/Posters_flyers.html you can add your local info and website, so that when media covers you those who view the media coverage can find your local group and classes.
  
If you don't have someone who can do photoshop to personalize it, we can do it at WorldTaiChiDay.org for $30.00, as we did for Topeka Tai Chi, in Topeka, Kansas. See below:
http://www.worldtaichiday.org/Posters_flyers.html#anchorPersonalizedBanner

 

Banner Topeka KS

  
  
  

 

PERSONALIZED VIDEO PRESS RELEASE: 
  
Video Press Release Personalized  
  
YOU DO NOT NEED A PERSONALIZED VIDEO PRESS RELEASE. The generic Video Press Release for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day at the top of this newsletter email can be used to help the media see that your local event is part of a global event, and give you that all needed "HOOK" to get them to cover you.
  
Understand that you can use the video link at the top of this email, by clicking on it, and capturing the link from the youtube browser window url that appears as it is.
  
However, if you would like to have that video lead with your local information as seen below, we can do that for you at WorldTaiChiDay.org and post it on Youtube for you and send you the link to is to use for your media work and local event/school/classes promotion.
  
We charge $50 to do that. Why? Its labor intensive, it's work.  But, also we are raising funds to do a second global media campaign, and your purchase of a personalized video will go towards making that happen, if we can raise enough.
  
Your Personalized Video Press Release would open with the below screen with your local info, as you see it generically below. Then it will proceed right into the video you see at the top of this newsletter, and it will also end with the below screen with your local info in place of the generic.
  
To order it personalized, contact angelaorders@aol.com with "PERSONALIZED VIDEO PRESS RELEASE" in the subject line of the email, and we'll tell you how to get started.
  
  
  
  
  

 

 

We want to thank the WTCQD organizers in Atlanta (Norcross) Georgia, for offering our Official WTCQD T-Shirts as prizes at their WTCQD 2013 event. Your support via the official t-shirts, is what makes our global and national organizing work possible. Thank you!
Every participant who attends and registers at Shaolin
Institute's free-to-the-public event will receive a
World Tai Chi Day T-shirt and will be awarded a
two-week gift certificate entitling them to (4) Tai Chi or
Tai Gong classes at the private martial arts campus
in Norcross, GA.

NOW AVAILABLE 
OFFICIAL WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY
2013 OFFICIAL T-SHIRTS
 
      T-Shirt 2013 Mockup 

  

Official T-shirts include "One World ... One Breath"
in 34 LANGUAGES on the back.
 

 

Order now to get your official
t-shirt before WTCQD 2013!

 

The Tai Chi & Qigong groups who ordered official t-shirts have made the mass media campaign we do at WorldTaiChiDay.org to publicize all Tai Chi and Qigong events worldwide possible!

 

THANK YOU!

 

If your group would like to help us expand our global media work for WTCQD 2013,

YOU Can! See above Official T-Shirts!

 

 

"One World ... One Breath"

in 34 languages.