CreativeLive Workshop with Beate Chalette

Last month (yes, this post is wa-aaaay overdue) I’ve had an amazing opportunity – after years of watching CreativeLive classes online (I think I’ve started sometime in 2010 or 2011) – I actually got a chance to be one of the students in Beate Chelette class ” Turn Your Talent Into a Business in 12 Steps”

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It was partly surreal experience.  I got to:

–        Meet people I’ve seen on the Computer screen

–        See the CreativeLive premises – I have to say this is a great place to work at!!!

–        Had a great opportunity to see how some things are done behind the scenes – how many cameras are involved and sound engineers.

–        Enjoyed the friendly energy, yummy lunches and fun parties after days of filming.

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The class – Turn your Passion into Business in 12 Steps” was:

* Intense – packed with info on legal issues, financing, ideas, mission statement marketing and much-much more.  We were learning for about 5 hours a day – in the studio at 8 am and filming between 9am and 4pm with a 45 min lunch

* Scary at times – personally I’m not used to the cameras, being on stage and having a center seat

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Lessons learned (other than what was covered in class):

–        I need to work on facial expressions (I make a lot of *faces while listening)

–        It would be good to work on public speaking … because of the nature of my day job, and lack of friends, I don’t have much experience talking, saying more than 2 sentences and conveying my ideas clearly. A lot to learn here!

–        As I suspected – I am introvert. I was exhausted after day one (experience was great, but I felt like all my energy was *sucked out). And completely empty by the end of the workshop

–        I am not embarrassed by my accent… it sounds strange to hear myself talk but its’ not as bad as I thought it will be  🙂

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Overall – I have to say – I would Love to be a part of the CreativiLive company, visit classes every week and learn-learn-learn

It was great Experience! Thank you Beate, CreativeLive team and my fellow students (Jen, Connie, Barbara, Mary and Janice)

 

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