I've just posted the list of online workshops and meetings my firm, Research and Writing, will offer in 2012. It's a fluid list--i.e., I may well add more and different sessions, depending on demand.
A pair of online meetings about organizing a presentation--formal or hands-on.
A workshop Effective Presentations to carry you through designing, organizing, preparing and assessing a formal or informal talk, a hands-on workshop, or other type of presentation. I encourage participants to bring an upcoming or ongoing project to the session.
Your Life as an Independent [Whatever], a 3-week workshop to help you organize yourself as you move into the next phase...whatever that might be.
Defining Your Business Model a 3-meeting session about the way to organize--or reorganize--your independent practice.
Business Budget Basics, an opportunity to review reading and writing budges and tips on income projections.
A. Writing an Abstract or Short Proposal. Thurs 5 Jan @ noon US Eastern Time.
This 90-minute online session of tips and tricks will help you improve the your project-description skills. While the primary focus is writing a proposal for a presentation you wish to make, the skills are also useful in all kinds of report writing, including the introduction or Executive Summary. More at http://bit.ly/DP-A-1
B. Designing a Hands-On Workshop. Thurs 12 Jan @ noon US Eastern Time.
A 2-hour session about designing a hands-on workshop. If you've considered offering a workshop--to show clients why they should hire you, to teach your hobby to others, as a way to establish your expertise, then learn to do it here. More at http://bit.ly/DP-B-1
Defining Your Business Modelseries
Learn how the model you use to manage your practice affects its value—what you put into your business and what you get out of it. In 3 60-minute sessions, we’ll discuss what a business model is, what better understanding of your model offers your business. . .and why having a business model is relevant to an independent or professional practice.
We'll examine business models used by large and small firms and discuss how this approach can help you define and build value in your practice. And finally, we'll help each other draft an appropriate and effective working model for your business. Download a fact sheet here.
A. Business Models 101 Tues 10 Jan @ noon US Eastern Time.
What is a business model? How is does it identify and describe value? (And what is value in an independent practice, anyway?
B. Business Models in Real Life Tues 17 Jan @ noon US Eastern Time.
In this meeting, we'll look at some well-known businesses or business types, examine the model(s) they employ. We'll discuss how they benefit the business, and how they might be changed or improved
C. Creating Your Business Model Tues 24 Jan @ noon US Eastern Time
The final meeting will be devoted to designing and discussing the business model(s) you use in your practice. We'll help each other understand and refine those models, and make plans to use the results to improve your business, and your business outlook.
Registration: Series of 3 meetings: $95. Any two meetings in the series: $70. Single session $40. More information at http://bit.ly/RaW2012 or email/PM me.