Become a Professional Matchmaker
      Professional Matchmaking Start-Up Kit - Table of Contents

PART 1 - INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLD OF MATCHMAKING

Home Study CourseSECTION 1
What is a Matchmaker?

1.1 Matchmaking 101
1.2 The History of Matchmaking
1.3 Today's Matchmakers
1.4 Ways a Matchmaker adds Value
1.5 Questions Answered

SECTION 2
The Industry

2.1 The Singles Market
2.2 The Dating & Matchmaking Industry
2.3 Market Segmentation
2.4 Dating Stats and Facts

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PART 2 - MATCHMAKING PROCESS

SECTION 3
Why does someone need a matchmaker?

3.1 Obstacles to Finding Love - Understanding why your Client hasn't found Mr. or Mrs. Right
3.2 Helping Clients overcome Obstacles to Finding Love

SECTION 4
Initial Contact

4.1 How do you know if someone is a Potential Client
4.2 Nonverbal Communication Tips for a More Successful
Matchmaker- Client Relationship
4.3 Preparing for your In-Person Meeting
4.4 Top Ten Questions that you Should Be Prepared to Answer
4.5 The Face-to-Face Interview

SECTION 5
What Makes a Good Match

5.1 Getting to Know Your Client
5.2 Getting to Know Your Client's Ideal Mate
5.3 Profile, Potential Match & Feedback Forms

SECTION 6
Date & Relationship Coaching

6.1 Differences between a Matchmaker and a Coach
6.2 Date Coaching
6.3 Relationship Coaching
6.4 Working with Difficult Clients
6.5 Maintaining Professional Boundaries

SECTION 7
Matchmaker Sales Solutions

7.1 Building an Effective Sales Process
7.2 Taking the Mystery Out of your Sales Process

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PART 3 - MATCHMAKING BUSINESS

SECTION 8
Pricing Your Matchmaking Services

8.1 Key Factors & Components To Determine Your Prices
8.2 Sample Services with Pricing
8.3 Sample Matchmaker Profiles & Business Models
8.4 Sample Legal Agreements

SECTION 9
Setting up Your Matchmaking Business

9.1 First Steps when Setting up your Business
9.2 Your Matchmaker's Business Plan
9.3 Launching Your Business
9.4 Operating Your Business

SECTION 10
Publicizing your business

10.1 Events
10.2 Networking
10.3 Public Relations
10.4 Advertising your Matchmaker Service

SECTION 11
Your Matchmaking Questions answered

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PART 4 - PROFESSIONAL MATCHMAKERS ASSOCIATION

SECTION 12
Becoming a Member of the Association

12.1 Mission Statement
12.2 Membership Process
12.3 Flow Chart
12.4 Business Plan Review
12.5 The Matchmaking Institute's Code of Ethics
12.6 Rules to Follow
12.7 Sample Membership Documentation and Seal
12.8 Renewal of Membership Review
12.9 Professional Matchmakers Association's Board of Directors

SECTION 13
Membership Benefits
13.1 Approved Member vs. Non Member
13.2 Approved Member Private Area
13.3 Matchmakers Multiple Listing Service MMLS
13.4 Referral Form
13.5 Feedback Form sent to singles referred to Approved Members

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PART 5 - SUPPORT

SECTION 14
Matchmaking Support

14.1 Logo & Website
14.2 Matchmakers 911 - Help Line with Experts
14.3 Database & Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
14.4 MMLS - A Qualified Lead Generator
14.5 Online Dating Website - Building your Pool of Matches
14.6 Matchmaker Conference

SECTION 15
Matchmaking Institute

15.1 About the Matchmaking Institute