Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Learning (and implementing) new skills made easy!

It's easy when you know how...

Many of us are constrained in what we can do by the knowledge we have. Everything is difficult and time consuming when we are struggling to understand things.

The challenge when we are starting out is that we don't even know what we don't know. There are plenty of people offering fabulous workshops and training, but how do you know if it is what you need and whether at the end it is going to make any difference.

Actually... all the training you will ever need is on the Internet. With unlimited time you could find out all you need without spending any money at all. What you won't discover though is what gaps you might need to plug for your business, how to go about it, a time line and a strategy designed for you, and... which applications (online tools) might serve you better than others.

In the normal course of events you might need to attend quite a few workshops and / or employ the services of a marketing strategist which might start to add up in terms of costs.

Keeping the costs to a minimum

In South West Herts there is something going on a little different to help you acquire the skills and knowledge you need. We believe that...

  • Price shouldn't be a barrier for people to pick up knowledge
  • Availability of a variety of "Learning Sessions" means we can obtain a broad range of skills 
  • We all have expertise and knowledge that others might need. We encourage all to share 
  • Each learning session provides a unique experience applied to your unique business
  • Small groups allow us to grow together and deepen our local business connections

All Learning Sessions are provided on a "Pay according to the value you received" ... that might be £0, £5, £10, £20 or £50 ... whatever you feel comfortable with.

Dedicated facility

We are now just about to complete the setup of our dedicated Learning Facility ready for September. Complete with Workspace (8 attendees), Power, WiFi, Whiteboard, Flipchart, Projector, Air Conditioning... all in a quiet and chilled environment.

Monday is Learning day

Monday's are dedicated to the "Learning Sessions". Keep an eye on the diary via the website here. Learning Sessions are all 90 minutes long. There are normally three 'session times' although in any given week not all sessions might be utilised. 
  1. 10am - 11:30am
  2. 12:00pm - 1:30pm
  3. 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Tuesday is "Take Action - Do it" Jelly day

Many of us go on Workshops, get inspired and then... we get home full of enthusiasm only for life to begin sucking that all out of us as soon as we walk through the door... 

The days pass... then the weeks and we realise that we have forgotten most of what we were shown / learnt... with enthusiasm ebbing away and our memory failing us it is no wonder that most of what we learnt never gets implemented.

....... NO MORE!

Learning Session on the Monday... TAKE ACTION on the Tuesday with the "JELLY". From 9:30am - 4:00pm get along and implement the things you learned on Monday. Maximum of 10 people in the Learning room... a day of fun working with others; also wanting to fast track their business.

With a specialist always there to handhold you through any problems you might encounter and which would stop you in your tracks on your own, you will be surprised what you can get done in a day. 

Setting up Newsletters, streamlining your LinkedIn profile, creating Facebook pages... setting up groups, creating your GMail account, writing content for your website, blogging, Twitter implementation... or just working alongside others rather than alone at home... 

It's a fun day of 'Massive Action' ... go for the whole day or part of the day just £10 ... bring your own lunch and drinks... coffee / tea making facilities available

Final Words

With the new school semester starting in a couple of weeks... why not get yourself some new skills and take some things that have been in the "too difficult" pile done and dusted...

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