Just a quick update on the future of my workshops and some speaking I’ll be doing soon. For the last two years I’ve been teaching my workshop “A Greater Story” around the world. It’s taken me around Australia, to New York, Vancouver, London, Paris, Cape Town, Sweden and a few other places and it’s been a very interesting learning experience for me and hopefully all the attendees. I see what people are struggling with and it’s helped me get a better understanding what I have to do to better myself and run a smarter business and richer life. Today everyone is a photographer, just look around you on any given day, photos are taken of everything all the time. And the cameras are getting better and better. As photographers we need to learn to be more than just image makers. We need to tell stories and we need to create emotional connection. For me story and connection is everything. It’s what separates pretty from beautiful and what makes our images captivating. The stories are the key to everything.
Because of this I’ve decided to focus on stories this year. I’ve always done it in my work, but I feel it’s time to start preaching it more. I’m taking a brief break from my two day workshops and instead I’m going to offer a one day intense storytelling workshop where I go through everything from how stories affect our brands and client interactions to how to physically craft our stories, both the visual and the written. When you understand the power of the story, everything will change.
I’m putting together a more detailed page for all this, but if you feel you’re interested in me coming to your city teaching on this subject, please drop me a note. The price for the One Day Storytelling Workshop (name coming soon) will probably be $995 USD.
To kick all of this off, I will be speaking at WPPI in Las Vegas early next month.
A lot of people have also asked me if I can do One on One Mentoring, so I’m launching that soon too. Basically we put together a day of teaching where we go through all the things you’re interested in. If you want to know how I built my social media presence, we’ll talk about that, if you want to know how I edit, we’ll talk about that. It’s your day and the focus will be to grow your business, not mine. We can focus heavily on one subject or cover several, it’s all up to you, but we’ll plan the content together beforehand.
And yes, I’m also going to try to set up some kind of Skype mentoring sessions as well.
If you’re interested in any of these things, let me know.
The One Day Workshop on Storytelling ideally needs 10-20 people to work well, so if you feel you have a large enough group in your area, just send me an email.
foto: Annelie Johansson