Campaigning Your Cat
Articles all about campaigning your special kitty
Titles marked with a red asterisk * are for
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- * Analyzing The E-Points
Analyzing E-Points can tell you much more than just the standings of the cats - they can tell you what is and isn't possible - and which cats to look out for.
- * Analyzing Your Cat's Shows
Analyzing your cat's show record is the basis for a successful and smart campaign. Learn how to use the records of show results to build a campaign strategy.
- Awards Presentations
The campaign may be over however if your cat has earned a show title or award in this past show season, there are things you will need to do before you attend the awards dinner.
- * Calculating Regional & National Points in CFA
Learn how to calculate your cat's Regional/National points accurately - a necessary skill for anyone planning a show campaign.
- * Campaign Goals
Campaign goals should remain flexible -- and you may have more options than you might think.
- Campaign Myths
If this is your first national campaign, you will want to know about the dreaded "Campaign Myths". . .
- * Campaign Show
What exactly is a campaign show anyway?
- * Campaigning A Kitten
There is nothing quite like campaigning a kitten...
- * Campaigning in Championship
Perhaps the most prestigious National titles are those earned in Championship.
- * Campaigning In Premiership
The people who choose to campaign in Premiership are a very special breed of exhibitor.
- * Campaigning: Choosing The Show
One of the most vital skills a smart campaigner develops is choosing the 'right' show for their cat.
- * Campaigning: It's A Numbers Game
Campaiging is a numbers game. To be successful, it helps if you understand how to 'read' the numbers.
- * Campaigning: Making The Decision
With your heart in your throat and stars in your eyes - you've made the big decision - You're about to start on the campaign trail with your kitty... so now you need a PLAN!
- * CFA Show Count Search
Have you ever wondered what the counts were for a show last year? Or the year before that? Or before that? Now you can find the counts for a specific show for all shows it has held since May 2002!
- * CFA Show Count Search By Weekend
Have you ever wondered what the counts were for all the shows held on a certain weekend last year? Or the year before that? Or before that? Now you can find the CFA counts for all the shows for any specific weekend held since May 2002 by just clicking once!
- * Double Entering
Entering two shows on the same weekend may be a tool you wish to employ to maximize the success of your cat's show campaign.
- * Grumpy Campaign Cat
As we enter the last few months of campaign season and spring is just around the corner, it isn't unusual to see the occasional grumpy campaign cat. Here are some tips for sweetening the kitty's attitude.
- * Momentum
A cat gains momentum at the shows when it begins winning... and winning consistently. The more it wins, the more it seems to win.
- Point Charts & E-Points
Essential Tools for Your Campaign or just granding your cat in CFA.
- * Record Keeping During The Campaign
Get organized! Keeping a record of your cat's show results will help you campaign better. See why.
- Should Judges Campaign Cats?
Increasingly, the average exhibitor in CFA is questioning the fairness of competing against cats owned and campaigned by judges
- * Show Momentum
The cat show season is almost one-third done. For most exhibitors, this marks the time when campaigns heat up and things become more serious. Now is the time you want your cat to be gaining momentum in the show ring. . . but how? This article answers that question . . .
- * Showing For Less
Here are a few tips for reducing show campaign expenses.
- * Start Your Campaign Now
Getting out on the campaign show trail early in the show season has distinct advantages — especially for the first time campaigner. Learn why and how you maximize your chances of a successful campaign by showing your cat in May, June and July.
- Stuffing - Let's Stop It!
The time has come when the leadership of CFA must accept the challenge to end stuffing or risk having the determination of their national winners deteriorate into a contest of who stuff shows the best...
- Stuffing - What Is it?
Stuffing is a tactic used by national campaigners to artificially enhance the count of cat shows - in effect 'buying' extra points for their cats.
- * Tools To Make Campaigning Easier
The show season is in full swing; the competition is heating up. There are several handy online tools that will help make your campaign easier...
- * Understanding E-Points
E-Points are a monthly list of the show standings of cats in CFA.
- Using Your Point Charts Wisely
Point charts are not only used to calculate the points your cat earns - Learn how they are used to help you choose the best show to enter in the first place!
- * Your Campaign Book
One of the things you will find very helpful to your campaign is having a method of keeping track of information.
- * Your First Regional Campaign
Your first campaign is exciting and maybe even slightly intimidating - but it may be easier than you think!
- * Your Goals For The New Show Season
The start of a new show season is an exciting time. Last season's slate is wiped clean and all things are now possible. It is a time for goal-setting
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