Posts in planning and strategy
OUTLINE YOUR CREATIVE WORKSHOP IN 4 EASY STEPS WITH MY T.A.S.K METHOD

Ever sit down to finally outline your creative workshop idea only to end up staring at blank page for hours, feeling frustrated because you just don’t know where to start? Then this blog post is for you, I am going to walk you through my 4 step process to outline an ah-may-zing and of course impactful & profitable workshop.

Plus I’ve created a free worksheet for you too, to make it as easy and fun as possible.  

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THE DO'S AND DON'T'S OF LEADING CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

As a newbie workshop leader I know you’re probably wondering what ‘should I be doing?’ or ‘am I doing this right?’ or ‘what’s more important this or that?’.... You dont know what you don’t know right!? I’ve been through the years of trial and error and know what works and what doesn’t as well as what is important and what isn’t so important, so I have put together a list of the main do’s and dont’s when it comes to leading a successful creative workshop. 


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LEAD YOUR FIRST CREATIVE WORKSHOP LIKE A PRO USING MY C.R.A.A.F.T FORMULA

Unfortunately, just because you are really good at your craft it doesn’t mean you will necessarily be really good at teaching it others, but just like you honed your skills to learn your craft you can totally do the same with learning to lead creative workshops. In this blog post I am sharing my CRAAFT Formula for leading creative workshops. In the 10+ years that I have been leading workshops and mentoring others with leading theirs I have realised that there are always 6 key areas that need to be developed and planned for.

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5 TIPS FOR PREPARING TO TEACH YOUR FIRST CREATIVE WORKSHOP

So you’re ready to start teaching a creative workshop, but if you’ve never run a workshop before, you’re probably wondering where to even begin planning and teaching one?!

You’ve probably got questions like, how many people should I have in each workshop? How do I actually teach? How do I get people to sign up?

I remember having all these questions myself way back in the beginning, so I’ve put together my 5 top tips on how to prepare for leading your first creative workshop.

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THE ULTIMATE CREATIVE WORKSHOP CHECKLIST

There is a lot that goes into planning a workshop and its not just about the topic that you will be teaching. 

When you’re first starting out it feels like there is literally 543.975,000 things to think about and you’re sure there other things to plan for that you don’t even know about yet!

If you don’t want to wing it and you want to be as organised as possible then you need to get your hands on my ultimate 30 point checklist, it covers everything you need to think about and plan for from, pre-workshop planning, the day of the workshop, during the workshop and after the workshop.

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THE 3 NON CRAFT RELATED HANDOUTS YOU NEED FOR EVERY WORKSHOP

There is more to running a creative workshop than teaching your craft. As creatives we often turn a blind eye to the admin type tasks that need to be done, because they’re just not as much fun to do as making demo materials and pretty handouts!

But if you want your workshop and future workshops to be successful and high level for your participants then there are 3 handouts I recommend you create to support you and give you an extra layer of confidence.

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3 WAYS TO KNOW IF YOUR CREATIVE WORKSHOP IDEA IS A GOOD ONE

Worrying that people won’t buy or show up to your workshop is common and actually very valid fear. But here’s the thing, too many people think that whether people will show up or not must remain a big mystery until the day of the workshop, it doesn’t. You do not have to guess if there is a market for your workshop topic and you definitely shouldn’t.

Validating your workshop topic idea before you get too deep into the planning stages means that you wont be wasting valuable time, energy and money on creating a workshop that no-one wants to buy tickets to.

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3 SIMPLE STEPS TO OUTLINE YOUR FIRST CREATIVE WORKSHOP

So many people really over-complicate this step of outlining a workshop or they just wing it! But winging it and not having a clear structure to follow just leaves you feeling completely lost and overwhelmed. When you get down to the bare bones of a workshop there are really only 3 key elements that need to be planned. Get clear on these and you’ll have a workshop that makes learning your topic easy and enjoyable for your students.

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3 MYTHS ABOUT LEADING CREATIVE WORKSHOPS THAT SHOULD NOT HOLD YOU BACK

I’ve heard all the excuses and made all the excuses, but the truth is, if you truly want to lead creative workshops and share your passion and your message with others, you can. I know it’s not easy to just decide, I know you’re brain wants to keep you safe and I know you believe that there reasons you might not be able to lead workshops, even if you dream of being able to. It’s time to bust 3 of the biggest myths of all.

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MY 10 SECRETS TO APPLAUSE-WORTHY CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

Did you know that workshops are 90% preparation and 10% presentation? So there is a lot of planning that needs to happen, but what exactly do you need to plan for? After leading countless creative workshops I’ve come up with my top 10 secret list to take the guesswork out of planning and raise your workshops to the next level.

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