In a recent Red Dog News, I posted a challenge to readers to join “Cultivating Collectors,” an on-line workshop aimed at helping “us” get our acts together as far as attracting collectors. Well, as far as I know I only had one person who accepted the challenge. Bummer. Well, we are just past the halfway point of the workshop and I do have to tell you it has enabled me to look at how I do (or don’t do) the things I need to do to further my professional interests.
There are 59 people enrolled in the workshop, from all over the world. The artists produce a wide variety of work from sculpture to weaving to jewelry. Each day the leader, Alyson B. Stanfield, sends us a daily lesson in PDF format, which we can either print off or save, as well as an audio version of the same lesson. Then there are usually a couple of worksheets, as well. But (to me) the best part of the workshop is being able to read all the comments from the participants.
So far the topics have included: Personal and professional Assessment, Using Your Contact List, Following Up with Leads, Introduce Yourself, Your Action, and a few others. We have tackled blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Networking, and just about anything you can think of as far as marketing and promotion are concerned. At this aty only half-way through the class. Alyson is doing a great job of pacing the work so we have a few catch-up days, and our classmates are usually right on as far as helping provide answers, depending on their experience.
As one might expect, there is a lot of tasks to take care of, with little time to get everything done. Such is the challenge! Anyway, as we progress through the lessons the more I know I need to buckle down and get myself organized. Go figure.
How are you organized to get the most out of your day? Let me know…