I spend a good chunk of my time running around the country and teaching kids how to code. It's amazingly good fun, and I'd love to do it more locally, and I'd really, really like to work with girl-positive groups like Girl Scouts.

I just can't get them to call me back.

I'm not sure what part of my pitch is failing, but when I chat up a parent or leader, I get one of two reactions:

  1. Enthusiasm, followed by never hearing from them again
  2. Side-eye
  3. Confusion

What kind of pitch would work for you? I'm at a loss because at conferences, I have a waitlist three times longer than the number of seats I have available. I mean, what's not to love?! The class is free. My time is free. I have experience in this field. I'm local. I'm good with kids. I would like to do this without getting on an airplane.