Do Disrupt. How to create an innovation culture. And why it matters. Like, really matters (London - Oct)
Oct
13
9:30 am09:30

Do Disrupt. How to create an innovation culture. And why it matters. Like, really matters (London - Oct)

  • London
300.00
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Companies rarely change too early. They almost always change too late. The trouble with success is it puts you in a mind set that it will always be that way.  But Nokia is a cautionary tale. So how do you create a ‘never stand still’ culture. Because right now your biggest competitor is in his underpants, with his headphones on, eating a bowl of Cheerios, while writing a piece a code that will turn your industry upside down. So how do become nimble, agile, and fast. This workshop will show how you think and behave to help you disrupt your business, in order to ensure your company's biggest successes are in the future, and not in the past. 

10 things you will learn:

Why you should cannibalise your business before your competitor does?

How to create a culture of “Sprints”?

What you can learn from a crisis management? And why it will help you?

Why Nike created the Ekins?

Why side projects matter?

Why you need to be a speedboat?

10 Signs that you’re not changing fast enough?

Why setting unrealistic deadlines will help you? 

How to be the pirate on the inside of a big ship?

Why you need to have more parties?



Workshop with Mark Shayler

Location: TBC

Below are some words from previous attendees.

A truck loaded with insights, innovative ideas, challenging questions, hands-on exercises and new possibilites. (Not to mention a manifest of good humour, immense patience and practical advice.)

- Mike Coulter. From his Medium post.

 

Thanks for this and for the great session last week - I have been thinking a lot about it this week, which is a great sign!
 

– Hannah Lidgate

 

Thanks so much Mark. Really enjoyed the day and was fantastic to meet you.
 

– Julian Deane

 

I attended (and loved) the Do Disrupt workshop in London back in December.
 

- Mark Foster

Do/You. How To Build A Strong Personal Brand. (Cornwall)
Oct
21
10:00 am10:00

Do/You. How To Build A Strong Personal Brand. (Cornwall)

  • Hay Studio
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Never seem able to find the time to take your social media presence to the next level?

Stuck what to write? Stumped how to build your cred? Stymied to find what works?

Have we got a workshop for you:

DO/YOU: Only twenty places.

Where: The sublime Hay Studio, near Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL30 3AJ. (But you'll think you're in the Napa Valley.)

When: October 21st 2016

10am-5pm. 

If you want to use Social Media effectively, 3 principles apply:

1. Everyone is a Brand. (Oh yes you are.)
2. Everyone is a ‘Media Owner’. (Potentially.)
3. Everyone is a ‘Creative Director’. (If you want to be.)

On Friday, October 21st, Mike Coulter is leading a day-long workshop, to help you nail all of the above, and more, at the beautiful Hay Studio, set amongst the rolling, rural folds of North Cornwall.

A veritable David Attenborough of the personal branding jungle, Mike has been there, done that and is still doing it, across the constantly changing social media landscape.

At Do/You he’ll pack 10+ years of social media experience into one fascinating, absorbing and rewarding day.

Over the course of this immersive, hands-on, exercise-filled workshop, you will:

i) Develop a complete understanding and implementation of points 1, 2 & 3 outlined in the introduction.

ii) Leave the room with a more robust social media profile than when you walked in.

iii) Compile a folders-full of new creative ideas, about how youcan further your brand objectives, and perhaps solve some pesky and specific online marketing issues you may have.

iv) Begin a powerful, personal, brand-building journey, that will result in higher Google rankings, a wider more valuable network and personal competitive advantage in the marketplace. Not to mention fast-track introduction and access to the wider/wonderful/already uber-well-connected Do Community.

v) Not to mention the advantages of spending a day in the company of some like-minded professionals; collegiately exploring some of the key challenges we all face in the social media age.

Every attendee will receive a comprehensive workbook, and learn in what is undoubtedly one of the funkiest 'classrooms' in the county. (Did I say county, I meant Country.)

What will you learn?

If you’ve got it, flaunt it.

(If you haven’t, learn it.)

Platforms. (Go for the stable and staple ones. Avoid the shiny-new-thing, thing.)

Linkedin: Misused, mistreated, misunderstood.

Watch out Rupert: Why we’re all mini-Murdochs: How to grow your network: Why it matters.

Creative Oomph. (Not all creatives work in the creative department.) Where do great ideas come from?

What to do when you’re creatively stuck (we're going to go big or go home in terms of creativity on this one).

How to write.

Social photography. What to see. Where to share.

How to super-charge your content calendar. (You do have a content calendar don’t you?) A personal content calendar?

Deep work.

Progress is directional.

You don’t need permission. You don’t need money. You do need time. (But maybe less than you think.)

Epic creative productivity Hacks.

Who is this workshop for?

 From Solopreneur to CEO. Start-up to family firmer: In fact anybody who wants to creatively kick their online profile/presence up a gear.

Props, kudos and Shoutouts:
 

"@mikecoulter. More ideas in an hour than most agencies have in a week. Clever man."
- Phil Adams: Planning Director, Blonde Digital.


"Mike's knowledge is extraordinary. You don't know what you don't know and Mike is able to pinpoint exactly what that is. Mike has huge energy and enthusiasm for what he does: A joy to learn from.”  
- Claire Howell: Founder & CEO, RedCo.


"Mike is innovative and ahead of the game. He applies his obvious knowledge and machine gun delivery to the needs of your business. It’s fast, furious and fun.”
- Robert Fox: Managing Partner, Porter Dodson LLP.


"Mike was the first person I knew who spotted the potential of the Internet. Later, he was the first person I knew to bang on about social media. Today, he's the first person I'd recommend to help you, be you, online.”
- Mark Waites: Co-Founder, Mother.

Start 10.00am Finish 5.00pm.

Lunch included. The best Cornwall has to offer, from Cusgarne Organic Farm and The Great Cornish Food Store. All dietary requirements catered for.

Workshop wind-down beer, wine and buffet until 6.30pm.

Where: The sublime Hay Studio, near Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL30 3AJ. (But you'll think you're in the Napa Valley.)

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How A Simple Newsletter Can Transform Your Business (London)
Nov
17
9:30 am09:30

How A Simple Newsletter Can Transform Your Business (London)

  • Cecil Sharp House

When:  Thursday 17th November 9.30am - 5:30pm

In terms of using social media to grow your business, we are all looking for the next new platform or app. We want to find that magic ‘Multiplier’ that gets our story out to the world.

But there is a danger that by doing just that, we are ignoring the tried and trusted tools right under our noses that, well, just work.

Take the simple newsletter. It is one of the best ways I know to grow a business, build the community and culture of your brand. Like a tree needs roots, a brand needs to build its roots too.

A great newsletter can do that. And yet most people ignore it, dismiss it, or if they use it, use it poorly. Yet, this tool, in the right hands, is as powerful as they come.

Don’t underestimate the power of a simple newsletter. It can seriously grow your business.

I am fascinated by the power of a simple newsletter to grow a business. I am also fascinated that most businesses don’t pay much attention to theirs. It’s an afterthought. A poor cousin. 

But when done right, they become something else.  With a strategy, with a simple methodology, they become one of the most effective tools in your digital toolbox. They build community. They build your brand. And they relentlessly build long-term growth. They are pure and utter gold. 

They have become so essential to our businesses, we made a decision to become good at them. There were no great books out there to read up on. So everything was learnt from doing. We asked questions. Why did that work? Why did that fail? What happens when we do this? The more we tested, the more we learnt. And we wrote it all down.

A simple methodology that works.

Then we adopted all the learning and put it into our own newsletter. And we saw our business grow hugely as a result. We didn’t send out more often. In fact, we reduced how many newsletters we would send out. We used our insights to get better at it. Not more frequent at it.

And then, for our own use, we began to articulate our learning. And we used this to teach our growing team, so everyone would understand why we build newsletters in that way. A way that gives results, connects a community and builds a brand. And the team follow the methodology daily, and quite simply, it works.

We have now turned that methodology into a one-day Do Workshop which will give you the essential key elements of making a newsletter that will grow your business.  

We think this one-day workshop will be super useful. Due to the small venue, we have to restrict the numbers to no more than 30 people. It will take place in Central London. Sept 9th.

Why should you attend?

If you are a startup, build a list before you even build the product. The reason a lot of startups fail is that they launch to no one. 

If you are running a business that has been going for a while, we will show you how to re-engage your audience. We will share great examples from around the world that inspire their customers.

Nearly all the tools we share are free, and the beauty of a newsletter is how cost effective it is to build a great business on the back of a great newsletter.


About David Hieatt.
Co-founder Hiut Denim Co
Co-founder of The Do Lectures.

David Hieatt is not a theorist. He has built brands from nothing with next to nothing just by understanding a few basic rules. The ‘Scrapbook Chronicles’ Newsletter has become a cult newsletter for the Hiut Denim Co. Its open rate exceeds almost any industry standard. It is one of those rare newsletters that is actually looked forward to. And Hiut Denim Co regularly receives gifts through the post thanking them for sending it out. And it delivered results. It has grown the Hiut Denim Co 25% each year for the last 3 years. And each year for the last 3 years, it has turned a profit.  

“For me, the newsletter is one of the most important tools that I have in building a global denim brand. Second only to the sewing machine. Yes, you have to invest time, you have to put the effort in, but more than anything you have to understand the methodology of what you are doing, but when you do that, you will begin to see the results you set out to achieve. 

What Will You Learn?

How to grow your community?
How to find your community?
Why you can’t just talk about you?
Why the role of curator is changing?
How to build a content team?
How to train your content team to find gold?
What you can outsource?
And what you can’t?
How important is timing?
Why you have to play the long game?
How to give it your voice?
How competitions can help find your people?
Why testing subject lines is so important?
How simple design helps your open rate?
How to stay interesting?
How to keep pushing forward?
How selling from a newsletter is changing? 

Workshop with David Hieatt
Co-founder Hiut Denim Co
Co-founder of The Do Lectures.

Good simple food.
Plus teas, coffees, and snacks throughout the day.

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How To Build A Great Brand With Very Little Money (London)
Nov
18
9:30 am09:30

How To Build A Great Brand With Very Little Money (London)

  • Cecil Sharp House
300.00
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There has never been a better time to start a brand. There has never been a cheaper time, either. But when everyone has the same free tools as you, how do you stand out? The answer is simple enough:  By learning how to use those tools with greater skill than anyone else. This workshop will give you some key insights into this.

How do you beat Goliath?  It won’t be by out-spending them. But it will be by out-thinking them. It will also come from understanding what you are going to change. Understanding your purpose is one thing, how to make that mean as much to your customer as it does to you is another important insight worth knowing. This workshop will take you through this, too.

David Hieatt is not a theorist. He has built brands from nothing with next to nothing just by understanding a few basic rules. He shares these insights with you on his very popular course: 'How To Build A Brand With Very Little Money'. 

What Will You Learn?

How to tell your story. 
How to give your brand a voice. 
How to get people to love your brand. 
The importance of 1000 true fans. 
The real advantages of being small. 
Is your idea going to change anything. 
How to put a moat around your idea. 
How to identify a niche before others. 
The importance of being first. 
How to fund it without losing control. 
How to build a great team without employing anyone.

Workshop with David Hieatt
Co-founder Hiut Denim Co
Co-founder of The Do Lectures.

Fresh, local food
Plus teas, coffees and snacks throughout the day.


 

“great to hear it straight from someone who has been there and done it, without the need for management speak and jargon. Just straightforward pearls of wisdom and the benefit of experience. A fantastic day." 

– Trevor Cairns

"WOW: What a day! DH imparts his knowledge & wisdom in a truly engaging and inspiring manner. Everyone attending also played a massive part to this unique and captivating day. A great investment. I will be at the lectures in 2016." 

– Nicholas McKay

Do Disrupt. How To Create a New Future for Your Business Before it Doesn't Have One (London- Nov).
Nov
25
9:30 am09:30

Do Disrupt. How To Create a New Future for Your Business Before it Doesn't Have One (London- Nov).

Businesses start off by spotting an opportunity, embracing change and eating someone else's lunch. Then something happens and they become risk averse. They hire play-it-safers. Then they defend the space they are in, permanently looking over their shoulder to see who wants to eat their lunch. 

 

The secret is to change. Change what you do or how you do it. 

 

This one-day course is aimed at businesses that are feeling a little lost. Businesses large and small that need to change direction; or get an injection of fresh thinking. The workshop is practical and will make you think, work and plan. It will change your business. It will remind you of your purpose and show you how to grow in the right way.

 

Things that you I'll learn:

How to spot when it's time to change.

Why you need to embrace disruption and how to use it well.

Why some disruption is just noise and how to focus on good disruption.

Why side projects matter.

How to create an innovation culture that works.

 

Do It Yourself: Finding the thing you were born to do and starting it:

Some people are happy. Some people are unhappy.  The thing is that we all have the same amount of time in a day and the same amount of days in a year and, broadly, the same amount of years on the planet. Yet some go on to achieve amazing things and some struggle. The difference is that some find their element whilst others are still waiting for their chance, still waiting for their turn. You may be sat at home wondering what to do or you may be sat in the wrong job wondering how to find the right one.

 

This is a waste.

 

This workshop will help you find the thing that you were born to do. It will help you work out why you are here and how to move from where you are to where you want to be. 

The workshop is really practical and we will develop ideas during the day and refine them as a group. You will leave with a calling rather than a career.

 

Things that you'll learn:

How to find your element.

How to identify the things that you're not good at.

Why some people seem to have all the luck.

How to move from here to there.

How to build a simple plan that will keep you motivated and on-track.

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How A Simple Newsletter Can Transform Your Business (Sold Out)
Sep
9
9:30 am09:30

How A Simple Newsletter Can Transform Your Business (Sold Out)

  • Cecil Sharp House,

When:  Friday 9th September 9.30am - 5:30pm

In terms of using social media to grow your business, we are all looking for the next new platform or app. We want to find that magic ‘Multiplier’ that gets our story out to the world.

But there is a danger that by doing just that, we are ignoring the tried and trusted tools right under our noses that, well, just work.

Take the simple newsletter. It is one of the best ways I know to grow a business, build the community and culture of your brand. Like a tree needs roots, a brand needs to build its roots too.

A great newsletter can do that. And yet most people ignore it, dismiss it, or if they use it, use it poorly. Yet, this tool, in the right hands, is as powerful as they come.

Don’t underestimate the power of a simple newsletter. It can seriously grow your business.

I am fascinated by the power of a simple newsletter to grow a business. I am also fascinated that most businesses don’t pay much attention to theirs. It’s an afterthought. A poor cousin. 

But when done right, they become something else.  With a strategy, with a simple methodology, they become one of the most effective tools in your digital toolbox. They build community. They build your brand. And they relentlessly build long-term growth. They are pure and utter gold. 

They have become so essential to our businesses, we made a decision to become good at them. There were no great books out there to read up on. So everything was learnt from doing. We asked questions. Why did that work? Why did that fail? What happens when we do this? The more we tested, the more we learnt. And we wrote it all down.

A simple methodology that works.

Then we adopted all the learning and put it into our own newsletter. And we saw our business grow hugely as a result. We didn’t send out more often. In fact, we reduced how many newsletters we would send out. We used our insights to get better at it. Not more frequent at it.

And then, for our own use, we began to articulate our learning. And we used this to teach our growing team, so everyone would understand why we build newsletters in that way. A way that gives results, connects a community and builds a brand. And the team follow the methodology daily, and quite simply, it works.

We have now turned that methodology into a one-day Do Workshop which will give you the essential key elements of making a newsletter that will grow your business.  

We think this one-day workshop will be super useful. Due to the small venue, we have to restrict the numbers to no more than 30 people. It will take place in Central London. Sept 9th.

Why you should attend?

If you are a startup, build a list before you even build the product. The reason a lot of startups fail is that they launch to no one. 

If you are running a business that has been going for a while, we will show you how to re-engage your audience. We will share great examples from around the world that inspire their customers.

Nearly all the tools we share are free, and the beauty of a newsletter is how cost effective it is to build a great business on the back of a great newsletter.


About David Hieatt.
Co-founder Hiut Denim Co
Co-founder of The Do Lectures.

David Hieatt is not a theorist. He has built brands from nothing with next to nothing just by understanding a few basic rules. The ‘Scrapbook Chronicles’ Newsletter has become a cult newsletter for the Hiut Denim Co. Its open rate exceeds almost any industry standard. It is one of those rare newsletters that is actually looked forward to. And Hiut Denim Co regularly receives gifts through the post thanking them for sending it out. And it delivered results. It has grown the Hiut Denim Co 25% each year for the last 3 years. And each year for the last 3 years, it has turned a profit.  

“For me, the newsletter is one of the most important tools that I have in building a global denim brand. Second only to the sewing machine. Yes, you have to invest time, you have to put the effort in, but more than anything you have to understand the methodology of what you are doing, but when you do that, you will begin to see the results you set out to achieve. 

What Will You Learn?

How to grow your community?
How to find your community?
Why you can’t just talk about you?
Why the role of curator is changing?
How to build a content team?
How to train your content team to find gold?
What you can outsource?
And what you can’t?
How important is timing?
Why you have to play the long game?
How to give it your voice?
How competitions can help find your people?
Why testing subject lines is so important?
How simple design helps your open rate?
How to stay interesting?
How to keep pushing forward?
How selling from a newsletter is changing? 

Sold Out.

Workshop with David Hieatt
Co-founder Hiut Denim Co
Co-founder of The Do Lectures.

Good simple food.
Plus teas, coffees, and snacks throughout the day.

How To Build A Great Brand With Very Little Money. (New York)
Jul
25
9:30 am09:30

How To Build A Great Brand With Very Little Money. (New York)

  • Little Ghent Farm

There has never been a better time to start a brand. There has never been a cheaper time, either. But when everyone has the same free tools as you, how do you stand out? The answer is simple enough:  By learning how to use those tools with greater skill than anyone else. This workshop will give you some key insights into this.

How do you beat Goliath?  It won’t be by out-spending them. But it will be by out-thinking them. It will also come from understanding what you are going to change. Understanding your purpose is one thing, how to make that mean as much to your customer as it does to you is another important insight worth knowing. This workshop will take you through this, too.

David Hieatt is not a theorist. He has built brands from nothing with next to nothing just by understanding a few basic rules. He shares these insights with you on his very popular course: 'How To Build A Brand With Very Little Money'. 

What Will You Learn?

How to tell your story. 
How to give your brand a voice. 
How to get people to love your brand. 
The importance of 1000 true fans. 
The real advantages of being small. 
Is your idea going to change anything. 
How to put a moat around your idea. 
How to identify a niche before others. 
The importance of being first. 
How to fund it without losing control. 
How to build a great team without employing anyone.

Workshop with David Hieatt
Co-founder Hiut Denim Co
Co-founder of The Do Lectures.

Fresh, local food
Plus teas, coffees and snacks throughout the day.

Where:  Little Ghent Farm, 282 Snyder Road, Ghent, NY, 12075. 

When:  July 24th or July 25th 2016  (One day workshop)

Tickets cost $350.00

Contact Richard at Made In Ghent to book a workshop place: 518 392 0804 or  richard@madeinghent.com

Cancellation Policy: We know sometimes unforeseen events crop up which will mean you can’t attend so if you have to cancel before 10th July 2016 we will refund 80% of the workshop price. After 9th July we are not able to offer refunds but you may transfer your place.

 

“great to hear it straight from someone who has been there and done it, without the need for management speak and jargon. Just straightforward pearls of wisdom and the benefit of experience. A fantastic day." 
– Trevor Cairns

"WOW: What a day! DH imparts his knowledge & wisdom in a truly engaging and inspiring manner. Everyone attending also played a massive part to this unique and captivating day. A great investment. I will be at the lectures in 2016." 
– Nicholas McKay

How To Build A Great Brand With Very Little Money. (New York)
Jul
24
9:30 am09:30

How To Build A Great Brand With Very Little Money. (New York)

  • Little Ghent Farm

There has never been a better time to start a brand. There has never been a cheaper time, either. But when everyone has the same free tools as you, how do you stand out? The answer is simple enough:  By learning how to use those tools with greater skill than anyone else. This workshop will give you some key insights into this.

How do you beat Goliath?  It won’t be by out-spending them. But it will be by out-thinking them. It will also come from understanding what you are going to change. Understanding your purpose is one thing, how to make that mean as much to your customer as it does to you is another important insight worth knowing. This workshop will take you through this, too.

David Hieatt is not a theorist. He has built brands from nothing with next to nothing just by understanding a few basic rules. He shares these insights with you on his very popular course: 'How To Build A Brand With Very Little Money'. 

What Will You Learn?

How to tell your story. 
How to give your brand a voice. 
How to get people to love your brand. 
The importance of 1000 true fans. 
The real advantages of being small. 
Is your idea going to change anything. 
How to put a moat around your idea. 
How to identify a niche before others. 
The importance of being first. 
How to fund it without losing control. 
How to build a great team without employing anyone.

Workshop with David Hieatt
Co-founder Hiut Denim Co
Co-founder of The Do Lectures.

Fresh, local food
Plus teas, coffees and snacks throughout the day.

Where:  Little Ghent Farm, 282 Snyder Road, Ghent, NY, 12075. 

When:  July 24th or July 25th 2016  (One day workshop)

Tickets cost $350.00

Contact Richard at Made In Ghent to book a workshop place: 518 392 0804 or  richard@madeinghent.com

Cancellation Policy: We know sometimes unforeseen events crop up which will mean you can’t attend so if you have to cancel before 10th July 2016 we will refund 80% of the workshop price. After 9th July we are not able to offer refunds but you may transfer your place.

 

“great to hear it straight from someone who has been there and done it, without the need for management speak and jargon. Just straightforward pearls of wisdom and the benefit of experience. A fantastic day." 

– Trevor Cairns

"WOW: What a day! DH imparts his knowledge & wisdom in a truly engaging and inspiring manner. Everyone attending also played a massive part to this unique and captivating day. A great investment. I will be at the lectures in 2016." 

– Nicholas McKay

Do Preserve Workshop
May
13
9:30 am09:30

Do Preserve Workshop

  • Parcy Pratt Farm
75.00
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Where: Parc Y Pratt Farm, Cardigan, SA43 3DR, United Kingdom

When: Friday 13th May 9:30 - 5pm

Spend the day with Jen and Anja learning and practicing the ancient technique of preserving. And share a delicious lunch of things made that morning and afternoon scones with preserves.

WHAT YOU'LL TAKE HOME:

You'll be able to take away jars of homemade preserves including kraut, jam, bottled fruit, schnapps that you've made. Every workshop attendee will also receive a free copy of the 'Do Preserve' book.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: 

You'll learn step-by-step what you need to do to make your favourite preserved foods. Everything from, how to properly sterilise your equipment, to, learning the specific techniques required to make each individual type of preserved food. You will leave with enough information and the basics to go away and experiment with different ferments. 

WHAT YOU'LL MAKE: 

- Kraut/kimchi (This is a great one to start with as it is very hands on. You'll be up to your elbows in buckets of cabbage making this one.)

- Bottled fruit and vegetables.  

- A seasonal jam.

- Quick pickles (these will be eaten with lunch) and longer shelf life pickle to take home.

- Alcohol.  - fruit schnapps/liqueur - making a delicious liqueur is easy, at it's most basic you just need 3 ingredients.

 - Under oil - make a seasonal pesto (to be eaten with lunch).

- Seasonal flavoured oil to drizzle on salads and to dip bread into.

Lunch will be provided by Anja and Jen and it will be made incorporating the preserves made during the day.

How to Find Your Voice On Instagram (London)
May
6
9:30 am09:30

How to Find Your Voice On Instagram (London)

  • Ozone Coffee Roasters

Instagram is important for your brand. And with each day it becomes more important. But it isn't just about taking a good picture.

It is, in fact, also about having the understanding of the whole picture.

What is your vibe?

How do you plan it? 

What story are you telling?

How do you keep it evolving?

What should you do?

What shouldn't you do?

Dan Rubin is not only a very talented photographer, but is also a brilliant strategic thinker. So if you want to use Instagram to grow your business, this workshop is for you.

Yes, to understand how to compose great compelling photos. But, as importantly, to make a strategic plan for what your brand wants to be on Instagram.

300.00
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When:  Friday 6th May. 9.30am - 5:30pm

Where: Ozone Coffee Roasters, 11 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4AQ

How To Tell Your Story So The World Listens (London)
Apr
23
10:00 am10:00

How To Tell Your Story So The World Listens (London)

  • Ace Hotel


Location: London

Fresh, local food
Plus teas, coffees and snacks throughout the day.




Today's world wants the story behind the story. Whether you have a company mission to share, an audience to entertain or a product to sell, your listeners or readers are far more likely to engage and connect if you deliver a well-crafted story with an emotional core.

During this one-day immersive workshop, story consultant Bobette Buster will reveal how stories actually work by deconstructing master filmmakers and storytellers via film clips, storytelling and interactive discussion with the group, before sharing the fundamental tools and principles that can be applied to your own works.  

Participants will have the opportunity to tell a story, with guidance and feedback from Bobette. They will also be given hand-outs and direction for successful next steps. What will you learn?

- The 10 key principles of storytelling

- How to source, structure and shape your story

- Ways to discover its essence

- Why it’s important to form an emotional bond with your audience

- How seminal film directors have used narrative devices to great effect with clips from E.T., The Godfather, The King’s Speech, Shawshank Redemption and more!

Bobette’s legendary workshops have taken place at USC School of Cinematic Arts for over 20 years, at the major studios (Pixar, Disney, Sony), top film programs worldwide, as well as to corporations, business conferences and non-profit organisations all over the world – including the Hay Literary Festival, the Sydney Writers Festival, and the Future of Storytelling Conference.  Trial attorneys, psychiatrists, journalists, graphic designers, creative directors, as well as animators, screenwriters and filmmakers have all come away inspired from her course. 

Whatever your personal objective – to be a better spokesperson, impart a project’s mission, or simply to communicate more fully – this workshop will demonstrate parting principles that will empower you to take your own storytelling from good…to great.

So, what’s your story?



Testimonials.

"Bobette gave an exceptional workshop.  It was energizing and inspiring. I was struck by her remarkable ability to listen. Really listen. Then distill our stories and harness them to a single 'gleaming' detail."

Louisa Thomsen Brits. Do Workshops, London, 2015
 

"Thank you again for such an extraordinary time on Saturday. It was lovely meeting you and spending time with you and learning from you. I  was able to immediately share these concepts.  I want you to know the ripple effect your lessons are having on myself and for others."

Jacqueline Mcmenamin. Do Workshops, London, 2015


“Bobette Buster’s classes have been wonderful.  Her insights have been immensely valuable to our ongoing commitment to learning and creativity.” 

-Elyse Klaidman. Dean, Pixar University, Pixar Studios

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How To Tell Your Story So The World Listens (London)
Apr
22
10:00 am10:00

How To Tell Your Story So The World Listens (London)

  • Ace Hotel

Location: London

Fresh, local food
Plus teas, coffees and snacks throughout the day.




Today's world wants the story behind the story. Whether you have a company mission to share, an audience to entertain or a product to sell, your listeners or readers are far more likely to engage and connect if you deliver a well-crafted story with an emotional core.

During this one-day immersive workshop, story consultant Bobette Buster will reveal how stories actually work by deconstructing master filmmakers and storytellers via film clips, storytelling and interactive discussion with the group, before sharing the fundamental tools and principles that can be applied to your own works.  

Participants will have the opportunity to tell a story, with guidance and feedback from Bobette. They will also be given hand-outs and direction for successful next steps. What will you learn?

- The 10 key principles of storytelling

- How to source, structure and shape your story

- Ways to discover its essence

- Why it’s important to form an emotional bond with your audience

- How seminal film directors have used narrative devices to great effect with clips from E.T., The Godfather, The King’s Speech, Shawshank Redemption and more!

Bobette’s legendary workshops have taken place at USC School of Cinematic Arts for over 20 years, at the major studios (Pixar, Disney, Sony), top film programs worldwide, as well as to corporations, business conferences and non-profit organisations all over the world – including the Hay Literary Festival, the Sydney Writers Festival, and the Future of Storytelling Conference.  Trial attorneys, psychiatrists, journalists, graphic designers, creative directors, as well as animators, screenwriters and filmmakers have all come away inspired from her course. 

Whatever your personal objective – to be a better spokesperson, impart a project’s mission, or simply to communicate more fully – this workshop will demonstrate parting principles that will empower you to take your own storytelling from good…to great.

So, what’s your story?



Testimonials.

"Bobette gave an exceptional workshop.  It was energizing and inspiring. I was struck by her remarkable ability to listen. Really listen. Then distill our stories and harness them to a single 'gleaming' detail."

Louisa Thomsen Brits. Do Workshops, London, 2015
 

"Thank you again for such an extraordinary time on Saturday. It was lovely meeting you and spending time with you and learning from you. I  was able to immediately share these concepts.  I want you to know the ripple effect your lessons are having on myself and for others."

Jacqueline Mcmenamin. Do Workshops, London, 2015


“Bobette Buster’s classes have been wonderful.  Her insights have been immensely valuable to our ongoing commitment to learning and creativity.” 

-Elyse Klaidman. Dean, Pixar University, Pixar Studios

 

350.00
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Learn How To Print A Poster
Jan
29
9:30 am09:30

Learn How To Print A Poster

  • Letterpress Collective

Learn to print. And take your own poster that you printed home. Letter pressing is a very satisfying craft to learn. It's slow. There's no need for a computer. You get to switch off and get hands on with tools that have been around for centuries. Nick hand is designing the new Do poster. But he's also giving you the chance to design your own. Only 6 places available.

Do Breathe. How to calm your mind, find focus and get more stuff done. (London)
Jan
15
9:30 am09:30

Do Breathe. How to calm your mind, find focus and get more stuff done. (London)

  • UBREW
300.00
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When you get the right balance in life you can do amazing things: create, perform, lead a team, build a great company, raise a family. But so often the scales tip and we feel overwhelmed and stressed.

Michael Townsend Williams, an adman turned yoga teacher and mindfulness coach, is an advocate of ‘welldoing’ – leading a busy and productive life, but not at the expense of our health and wellbeing. And key to this? Our breath.

The crucial link between mind and body, our breath reflects what we’re dealing with at any given moment. It tells us when we’re out of our depth.

This workshop brings together a range of tools including simple breathing exercises, elements from yoga, meditation and mindfulness to help you reduce stress, get organised and achieve more. You will find inner calm, higher energy levels  and successful outcomes across your professional and personal life.

Do Breathe workshop will provide you with:

  • A real-life experience of how learning and doing can also be relaxing and energising.
  • Practical physical and digital tools to use everyday.
  • Strategies for ongoing improvement.
  • Reconnection with your inner potential. 


Why not breathe yourself better?



Workshop with Michael Townsend Williams

Michael Townsend Williams

A doer who likes to be.
From a life of 'doing' in the world of advertising to a life of 'being' as a yoga and mindfulness teacher, Michael now works on the integration of both. His business, Stillworks, coaches individuals, teams and organisations on Mindful Productivity and Mindfulness. He is also co-creator of the iPhone app, Breathe Sync, that brings your breathing into sync with your heart to reduce stress and improve focus. He believes the world needs to calm down and we would all get a lot more done if we did.

'Do Breathe: Calm your mind. Find focus. Get stuff done.' is Michael's new book out now in the UK and the USA  (published my The Do Book Company)

stillworks.org | @mtownsendw


Location: UBREW, Old Jamaica Business Estate, 24 Old Jamaica Rd, London SE16 4AW
Fresh, local food
Plus teas, coffees and snacks throughout the day.

Tickets cost £300

Book your place here.

 

Do Disrupt. How to create an innovation culture. And why it matters. Like, really matters (London)
Jan
1
9:30 am09:30

Do Disrupt. How to create an innovation culture. And why it matters. Like, really matters (London)

  • Ubrew, Old Jamaica Business Estate
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Companies rarely change too early. They almost always change too late. The trouble with success is it puts you in a mind set that it will always be that way.  But Nokia is a cautionary tale. So how do you create a ‘never stand still’ culture. Because right now your biggest competitor is in his underpants, with his headphones on, eating a bowl of Cheerios, while writing a piece a code that will turn your industry upside down. So how do become nimble, agile, and fast. This workshop will show how you think and behave to help you disrupt your business, in order to ensure your company's biggest successes are in the future, and not in the past. 

10 things you will learn:

Why you should cannibalise your business before your competitor does?

How to create a culture of “Sprints”?

What you can learn from a crisis management? And why it will help you?

Why Nike created the Ekins?

Why side projects matter?

Why you need to be a speedboat?

10 Signs that you’re not changing fast enough?

Why setting unrealistic deadlines will help you? 

How to be the pirate on the inside of a big ship?

Why you need to have more parties?



Workshop with Mark Shayler



Location:   Central London, Venue TBC

Why have customers when you can have fans?
Dec
4
9:30 am09:30

Why have customers when you can have fans?

  • Cardigan

The great businesses, the great brands, are made great by the fact they have a deep, relentless, burning desire to make some change happen.  Purpose driven companies have a strength of connection with their customers that others simply don’t enjoy. Why have customers when you can have fans?

Using your purpose to build a connection with your customers, makes for a very strong community. Your purpose also attracts members of the team who get it, and whom, come what may, are going to make it happen. A strong purpose makes for a strong team.

The biggest asset you have in your company is a clear understanding of what you want to change, and why. People love Patagonia not just because of the outdoor clothes they make, but because they are doing everything they can look after this precious planet of ours.

Your purpose is a powerful business tool. Both for the business you want to grown and the change you want to make.

What you will learn?

Why purpose matters?

How purpose changes everything?

How to use ‘Change’ to build your company?

How to tell your story so it connects?

How to tell your story when you are not there?

Why have customers when you can have fans?

Why your team is only as strong as the culture you build?

Why everyone needs a mission?

Why Nike had to start the Ekins?

How to use to business as a tool for change?

Why trust is a multiplier of energy?

What can we learn from your football team?

Why purpose makes hiring easier?

Why side projects matter?

How to look at success differently?

Workshop with David Hieatt
Co-founder Hiut Denim Co
Co-founder of The Do Lectures.

Location: Parc-y-Pratt Farm, Cardigan, SA43 3DR
Fresh, local food
Plus teas, coffees and snacks throughout the day.

Tickets cost £200

How To Build A Great Brand With Very Little Money (London)
Nov
20
9:30 am09:30

How To Build A Great Brand With Very Little Money (London)

Where: The Committee Room, Cecile Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London, NW1 7AY

When:  Friday 20th Novemebr, 9.30am - 5pm

There has never been a better time to start a brand. There has never been a cheaper time, either. But when everyone has the same free tools as you, how do you stand out? The answer is simple enough:  By learning how to use those tools with greater skill than anyone else. This workshop will give you some key insights into this.

How do you beat Goliath?  It won’t be by out-spending them. But it will be by out-thinking them. It will also come from understanding what you are going to change. Understanding your purpose is one thing, how to make that mean as much to your customer as it does to you is another important insight worth knowing. This workshop will take you through this, too.

David Hieatt is not a theorist. He has built brands from nothing with next to nothing just by understanding a few basic rules. He shares these insights with you on his very popular course: 'How To Build A Brand With Very Little Money'. 

What Will You Learn?

How to tell your story. 
How to give your brand a voice. 
How to get people to love your brand. 
The importance of 1000 true fans. 
The real advantages of being small. 
Is your idea going to change anything. 
How to put a moat around your idea. 
How to identify a niche before others. 
The importance of being first. 
How to fund it without losing control. 
How to build a great team without employing anyone.

Workshop with David Hieatt
Co-founder Hiut Denim Co
Co-founder of The Do Lectures.

Fresh, local food
Plus teas, coffees and snacks throughout the day.

Tickets cost £300

How To Build A Great Brand With Very Little Money (New York),
Sep
24
9:30 am09:30

How To Build A Great Brand With Very Little Money (New York),

  • Little Ghent Farm,

There has never been a better time to start a brand. There has never been a cheaper time, either. But when everyone has the same free tools as you, how do you stand out? The answer is simple enough:  By learning how to use those tools with greater skill than anyone else. This workshop will give you some key insights into this.

How do you beat Goliath?  It won’t be by out-spending them. But it will be by out-thinking them. It will also come from understanding what you are going to change. Understanding your purpose is one thing, how to make that mean as much to your customer as it does to you is another important insight worth knowing. This workshop will take you through this, too.

David Hieatt is not a theorist. He has built brands from nothing with next to nothing just by understanding a few basic rules. He shares these insights with you on his very popular course: 'How To Build A Brand With Very Little Money'. 

What Will You Learn?

How to tell your story. 
How to give your brand a voice. 
How to get people to love your brand. 
The importance of 1000 true fans. 
The real advantages of being small. 
Is your idea going to change anything. 
How to put a moat around your idea. 
How to identify a niche before others. 
The importance of being first. 
How to fund it without losing control. 
How to build a great team without employing anyone.

Workshop with David Hieatt
Co-founder of Hiut Denim Co.
Co-founder of The Do Lectures.

Location:   Little Ghent Farm, 282 Snyder Road, Ghent, NY, 12075.

The farm is home to Made In Ghent, a family business focused on simple, delicious food. It is in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley two and a half hours by car or train from New York City and three hours drive from Boston. Richard and Mimi at Made In Ghent can help with any directions, travel plans and local accommodation if needed.



Tickets cost $350 including the full day workshop, a farm lunch plus refreshments and snacks throughout the day.  These workshops are held in relatively small groups.
 
Contact Richard at Made In Ghent to book a workshop place

Cancellation Policy: We know sometimes unforseen events crop up which will mean you can't attend so if you have to cancel before 10th September 2015 we will refund 80% of the workshop price. After 9th September we are not able to offer refunds but you may transfer your place.

How To Build A Great Brand With Very Little Money (New York)
Sep
23
9:30 am09:30

How To Build A Great Brand With Very Little Money (New York)

  • Little Ghent Farm,

There has never been a better time to start a brand. There has never been a cheaper time, either. But when everyone has the same free tools as you, how do you stand out? The answer is simple enough:  By learning how to use those tools with greater skill than anyone else. This workshop will give you some key insights into this.

How do you beat Goliath?  It won’t be by out-spending them. But it will be by out-thinking them. It will also come from understanding what you are going to change. Understanding your purpose is one thing, how to make that mean as much to your customer as it does to you is another important insight worth knowing. This workshop will take you through this, too.

David Hieatt is not a theorist. He has built brands from nothing with next to nothing just by understanding a few basic rules. He shares these insights with you on his very popular course: 'How To Build A Brand With Very Little Money'. 

What Will You Learn?

How to tell your story. 
How to give your brand a voice. 
How to get people to love your brand. 
The importance of 1000 true fans. 
The real advantages of being small. 
Is your idea going to change anything. 
How to put a moat around your idea. 
How to identify a niche before others. 
The importance of being first. 
How to fund it without losing control. 
How to build a great team without employing anyone.

Workshop with David Hieatt
Co-founder of Hiut Denim Co.
Co-founder of The Do Lectures.

Location:   Little Ghent Farm, 282 Snyder Road, Ghent, NY, 12075.

The farm is home to Made In Ghent, a family business focused on simple, delicious food. It is in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley two and a half hours by car or train from New York City and three hours drive from Boston. Richard and Mimi at Made In Ghent can help with any directions, travel plans and local accommodation if needed.



Tickets cost $350 including the full day workshop, a farm lunch plus refreshments and snacks throughout the day.  These workshops are held in relatively small groups.
 
Contact Richard at Made In Ghent to book a workshop place

Cancellation Policy: We know sometimes unforseen events crop up which will mean you can't attend so if you have to cancel before 10th September 2015 we will refund 80% of the workshop price. After 9th September we are not able to offer refunds but you may transfer your place.

Sep
11
9:30 am09:30

How To Build A Great Brand With Very Little Money (London)

  • The Committee Room, Cecile Sharp House

There has never been a better time to start a brand. There has never been a cheaper time, either. But when everyone has the same free tools as you, how do you stand out? The answer is simple enough:  By learning how to use those tools with greater skill than anyone else. This workshop will give you some key insights into this.

How do you beat Goliath?  It won’t be by out-spending them. But it will be by out-thinking them. It will also come from understanding what you are going to change. Understanding your purpose is one thing, how to make that mean as much to your customer as it does to you is another important insight worth knowing. This workshop will take you through this, too.

David Hieatt is not a theorist. He has built brands from nothing with next to nothing just by understanding a few basic rules. He shares these insights with you on his very popular course: 'How To Build A Brand With Very Little Money'. 

What Will You Learn?

How to tell your story. 
How to give your brand a voice. 
How to get people to love your brand. 
The importance of 1000 true fans. 
The real advantages of being small. 
Is your idea going to change anything. 
How to put a moat around your idea. 
How to identify a niche before others. 
The importance of being first. 
How to fund it without losing control. 
How to build a great team without employing anyone.

Workshop with David Hieatt
Co-founder Hiut Denim Co
Co-founder of The Do Lectures.

Location: The Committee Room, Cecile Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London, NW1 7AY 
Fresh, local food
Plus teas, coffees and snacks throughout the day.

Tickets cost £300 

Contact Anna for more info.

Jun
26
9:30 am09:30

How To Build A Great Brand With Very Little Money (Wales)

  • The Do Farm

There has never been a better time to start a brand. There has never been a cheaper time, either. But when everyone has the same free tools as you, how do you stand out? The answer is simple enough:  By learning how to use those tools with greater skill than anyone else. This workshop will give you some key insights into this.

How do you beat Goliath?  It won’t be by out-spending them. But it will be by out-thinking them. It will also come from understanding what you are going to change. Understanding your purpose is one thing, how to make that mean as much to your customer as it does to you is another important insight worth knowing. This workshop will take you through this, too.

David Hieatt is not a theorist. He has built brands from nothing with next to nothing just by understanding a few basic rules. He shares these insights with you on his very popular course: 'How To Build A Brand With Very Little Money'. 

What Will You Learn?

How to tell your story. 
How to give your brand a voice. 
How to get people to love your brand. 
The importance of 1000 true fans. 
The real advantages of being small. 
Is your idea going to change anything. 
How to put a moat around your idea. 
How to identify a niche before others. 
The importance of being first. 
How to fund it without losing control. 
How to build a great team without employing anyone.

Workshop with David Hieatt
Co-founder Hiut Denim Co
Co-founder of The Do Lectures.

The DO Farm, Cardigan, West Wales
Fresh, local food
Plus teas, coffees and snacks throughout the day.

Tickets cost £200 

Contact Anna to book a place