3rd & 17th September – Creative Industry Network workshops (CIN)
I attended 2 invaluable workshops ‘Back to the Future’ which was all about business planning and ‘Life’s a Pitch’! on Presentation skills. Both only cost a fiver each which was worth every penny.
Tracy Pepper from Piu-a little more
She presented a really informative workshop about business planning. She also provides a service called walking coach where she takes clients out in the countryside – I really liked this idea -she was very impressed with my business card and mission statement.
Kate Lee presented the ‘Life’s’ a Pitch” workshop. It was a laugh a minute. She gave me some really useful comments on my presentation skills. I’m one of the 90% of people who hate giving presentations. I generally have to lower the pitch of my voice as it seems to get higher with nerves when I talk to an audience. Her advice was as follows:
“Meanwhile do those simple little exercises (the humming glide and the humm humm agreeing noise, then speaking on that note. It’s very much about trying out new sounds and using them. Read aloud lowering the pitch slightly - a little every day and gradually it won’t feel so strange. It’s all about re-training muscles. The breathing and ‘centring’ will be excellent for you too”.