Workshop: How to create your own video!

Saturday, February 9am – 5pm
REconomy Centre, Totnes

Text is good. Images are nice. But if you really want to inform, connect, inspire, then video and animation are about the most effective media you can use.

This course will help you get started with filming, animation and editing for your own projects. We’ll cover:

  • how to work with video
  • using your favourite equipment, Dslr cameras, handycams, smart phone*
  • how to tell a good story and write a script
  • filming, editing and producing a small video ready to upload to your social media platforms
  • and a little introduction on how to use stop motion animation, for creating interesting and fun presentations of your project

* Please bring your own camera and/or smart phone, but if you don’t have either, that’s ok, too!

About Emilio Mula, Nu-Frame

“I’m an artist who uses different disciplines to express myself, like, filming, drawing, photography, and music, mostly. I’m very interested in ways of creating new narratives that can express more clearly the interdependence between nature and humans.”

From feature length documentaries to crowd funding videos, shooting deep in the Amazon to the streets of Paris, animated hours-long e-learning programmes to fun whiteboard doodles, Emilio has deep and broad experience in all aspects of video production.

Cost:  gift economy, pay what you can

Lunch: please bring your own lunch

Booking:  Please send an email to emilio@nu-frame.co.uk

 

 

 

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Workshop: Getting to Grips with Social Media

Thursday 14th February 2019, 10am-1pm.

Who’s it for? Individuals and businesses who already use social media to promote their enterprise but haven’t yet got to grips with how to use it effectively. The aim of the course is to simplify social media and inspire you to create better and more meaningful content on a regular basis and to engage with your social network.

Social media needs to work for you and the more you enjoy it, the better your content will be received and shared by others, delivering more benefits to your business and paving the way for social media success.

What will it cover?

  • Why use social media?
  • How to tell a good story and why it matters.
  • The medium is the message – source and create better content for your channels.
  • Managing social media – plan, monitor and engage.
  • Measuring success – metrics and setting goals.

There will be opportunities to work on your own social media channels during the half-day session, so attendees are invites to bring along their laptop, tablet or smart phone. Following the workshop, each attendee will receive a 5-point plan to make improvements to their social media activity.

Cost: £20 (£10 per person to be paid in advance and donated to REconomy Centre).

Trainer: Alex Green, Green-Measures Media. green-measures.co.uk

Register your interest by sending an email to alex@green-measures.co.uk

Please include your name, business and social media handles, along with a short sentence about what you’re hoping to get out of the workshop.

About:
Alex has worked in journalism, PR and social media for public and private companies, including not-for-profits and charities. Much of her experience has been within the tourism sector and the marketing of place or destinations.

“I’m fascinated by people and places and the stories that bring them to life.

“Social Media can be a great tool for sharing these stories and helping you to connect with the individuals or groups that matter.”

Alex has a degree in Journalism and a Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma in Managing Digital Media.

Testimonial from Kate Hewett, Volunteering Support Officer at South Hams Community & Voluntary Services (CVS):

“Alex came to support South Hams Community and Voluntary Services develop their social media engagement. Alex made the team feel relaxed and able to talk about their experiences of social media and what they wanted to get out of it. Alex is enthusiastic about the subject and able to provide simple practical advice as well as longer term vision. Our session with Alex made us feel like we understood social media a little better and made us feel like we had a clear idea about how we could start making improvements in a manageable way.”

Local Entrepreneur Workshop – Intensive

9:30am – 4:30pm, Saturday, February 2
REconomy Centre 13 Leechwell St, Totnes TQ9 5SX, UK

Local Entrepreneur Workshop Intensive is designed to stimulate, inspire, and support you as you develop your business plan, and maybe even to help you prepare to pitch your project at the next Local Entrepreneur Forum. 

 
Local Entrepreneur Workshop Intensive

Is your enterprise project ethical, sustainable, or otherwise going to benefit the community in some way?  Then this might be for you.  We’ll cover four themes:

  • Leadership and Organisation
  • Innovation
  • Business Models
  • Pitching Your Plan.

 Includes interactive discussion, handouts and ‘action learning’ assignments.

Coffee, tea, snacks provided. Bring your own lunch or get lunch at the Food in Community ‘pay what you feel’ cafe.

Cost: £20, bursaries available.

To book, email reconomycentre@gmail.com

Facilitator:  Jay Tompt, has an MBA, start up and consulting experience spanning over 25 years.  He’s a coordinator of the Totnes REconomy Project and associate lecturer in economics at Plymouth University. 

Access Your Inner Resilience

A series of eight weekly workshops on Thursdays

starting on 4 October 2018

from 6.30 p.m. until 8.30 p.m.

Meeting Room, REconomy Centre, 13 Leechwell Street TOTNES TQ9 5SX

The first workshop on 4 October at 6.30 is a free taster. The total cost for the following seven weeks is £65 (or whatever you can afford). PLEASE BOOK – spaces are limited.

To book please e-mail Erica on erica@inspiringaction.co.uk or phone/ text 07790 177146

If you are involved in contributing to making the world a better place this set of workshops could be for you. For example, setting up or growing an ethical enterprise, doing charity or voluntary work, campaigning or social activism.

What we do is often exciting and inspiring. However it can also be stressful. At times you might struggle or feel over-whelmed. You are not as productive as you’d hoped.

In this series of eight two-hour workshops we’ll be exploring an innovative understanding of how we create our human experience that enables you to navigate life’s ups and downs with more resilience and grace. You will then be much more in touch with the ease, clarity and well-being that we all naturally have, and take action in the flow.

Erica Lewis is an experienced coach, trainer and facilitator with a background in the social enterprise, housing and not for profit sector. She is a director of Transition Homes CLT in Totnes and a trustee of Building Bridges for Peace. Erica is committed to supporting people to make the most of their passions and gifts to contribute to a better world.

See more at www.inspiringaction.co.uk.

‘Local Entrepreneur’ Intensive Workshop

9:30am – 4:30pm, Saturday, March 17

REconomy Centre
13 Leechwell St, Totnes TQ9 5SX, UK

Is your enterprise project ethical, sustainable, or otherwise going to benefit the community in some way?  Then this might be for you.

Local Entrepreneur Workshop Intensive is designed to stimulate, inspire, and support you as you develop your business model and plan, and maybe even to help you prepare to pitch your project at the next Local Entrepreneur Forum.  Like a green/ethical/social MBA in day?  Not sure that’s possible, but maybe.

We’ll cover four themes:

  • Leadership and Organisation
  • Innovation
  • Business Models
  • Pitching Your Plan

Includes interactive discussion, handouts and ‘action learning’ assignments before the workshop, so please book early.

Coffee, tea, snacks provided. Bring your own lunch.

Cost: £20
Booking:  send email to reconomycentre@gmail.com

Facilitator:  Jay Tompt, has an MBA, and start up and consulting experience spanning over 25 years.  He’s a coordinator of the Totnes REconomy Project and part time associate lecturer in economics at Plymouth University.

Workshop – Finding the Right Work

Sat, March 3, 10am – 4pm
REconomy Centre, 13 Leechwell St, Totnes TQ9 5SX, UK (map)

Gill Coombs

This one day workshop is for anyone seeking work that is both personally fulfilling, and of value in today’s world – or to make positive changes to their current role. Everyone has unique qualities and skills to offer – even if you don’t know what they are! But in today’s highly commercialised and individualistic society, many find themselves in work that is stressful, boring, or doesn’t fit their values. Through discussion, creative activity and individual reflection, you’ll gain more clarity about how your working life could develop. You’ll create a plan (or at least first steps) to take the insights you gain back into your daily life, launching you gently towards realising your vision, whether in your present role, or something brand new.

Gill Coombs describes herself as a Thought Provoker. Author of Hearing our Calling, she brings a diverse work history; many years of coaching and group facilitation; experience as a recruiter; a relaxed, friendly, compassionate approach; and a deep commitment to the importance of finding the right work. To read more: www.gillcoombs.co.uk To book, call Gill on 07729 331676 or email gillcoombs@gillcoombs.co.uk

Business Planning Workshop

How do you get an enterprise up and running, and headed toward a model of financial health and development? Vision, resources, and a useful plan.  In this workshop, we’ll help you get started and, if you’ve already started, troubleshoot areas that are vexing. We’ll cover the key sections of the basic business plan, analyze business models, share tips and tricks, and offer feedback on your project.

REconomy Centre
May 25 2:30pm-5:00pm
Cost: £10
Booking:  send email to jay@transitiontowntotnes.org

Led by Jay Tompt, is a coordinator of the Totnes REconomy Project, a social enterprise consultant, and activist. Since 2011, the Totnes REconomy Project has launched innovative economic regeneration and resilience building projects, such as the Local Entrepreneur Forum and the REconomy Centre. He has been leading workshops and giving talks about this work and on community-led economics, across Europe and Japan.

Prior to moving to the UK from San Francisco, Jay spent 10 years as entrepreneur and consultant in the ‘green business movement’, after a 12-year career in Silicon Valley. Jay holds an MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a BA in Philosophy from San Jose State University.

Transform Your Local Economy in One Day or how to run the Local Entrepreneur Forum

Local Entrepreneur Forum or ‘How to transform your local economy in one day’

REconomy Centre
Nov 19 10am-4pm
Cost: gift
Booking:  send email to jay@transitiontowntotnes.org

Four happy local entrepreneurs.
Four happy local entrepreneurs – Iola, Marie, Jack, and Sima.

This workshop is for people interested in making economic change in their own communities and regions. Want to create a more regenerative, resilient and inclusive local economy? The Local Entrepreneur Forum can be your catalyst project.

After 5 years, the Local Entrepreneur Forum has been incredibly effective. It is the focal point of the REconomy work in Totnes, facilitating practical support for enterprising change makers, engaging and including the wider community in a powerful new economic narrative, and catalysing the emergence of an entrepreneurial culture. The event brings entrepreneurs and investors together for learning, connecting and support, where everyone is part of the ‘Community of Dragons’ and can invest in the kind of enterprises – and local economy – they want to see in their community. In this session you’ll learn:

• how it works as an event and an ongoing strategic platform for ‘REconomy work’
• about our results: financial and non-financial investments, new firms, livelihoods, etc.
• why this can model can work anywhere – it already has in London and Gothenburg
• what tools and resources are available to support you implementing the LEF in your community

Led by Jay Tompt, is a coordinator of the Totnes REconomy Project, a social enterprise consultant, and activist. Since 2011, the Totnes REconomy Project has launched innovative economic regeneration and resilience building projects, such as the Local Entrepreneur Forum and the REconomy Centre. He has been leading workshops and giving talks about this work and on community-led economics, across Europe and Japan.

Prior to moving to the UK from San Francisco, Jay spent 10 years as entrepreneur and consultant in the ‘green business movement’, after a 12-year career in Silicon Valley. Jay holds an MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a BA in Philosophy from San Jose State University.

Business Planning Workshop

Need help with your business plan? This workshop is for you. We’ll cover the key sections of the basic business plan, analyze business models, share tips and tricks, and offer feedback on your project and specific challenges.

REconomy Centre
Nov 16 9:30am-12:30pm
Cost: £10
Booking:  send email to jay@transitiontowntotnes.org

Library - 2252Led by Jay Tompt, is a coordinator of the Totnes REconomy Project, a social enterprise consultant, and activist. Since 2011, the Totnes REconomy Project has launched innovative economic regeneration and resilience building projects, such as the Local Entrepreneur Forum and the REconomy Centre. He has been leading workshops and giving talks about this work and on community-led economics, across Europe and Japan.

Prior to moving to the UK from San Francisco, Jay spent 10 years as entrepreneur and consultant in the ‘green business movement’, after a 12-year career in Silicon Valley. Jay holds an MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a BA in Philosophy from San Jose State University.

Workshop: Finding the Right Work

Saturday 24 September 2016, 10.00am – 4.30pm

Cost: pay what you feel

This one day workshop is for you if you want to find work that is aligned with your skills and passions, or to make your current working life more fulfilling. Everyone has unique qualities and skills to offer – but in today’s highly commercialised and individualistic society, many find themselves in work they don’t enjoy, or doesn’t fit their values. Through discussion, creative activity and individual reflection, you’ll gain greater clarity about how your life at work could develop. You’ll create a plan to take these insights back into your daily life, launching you gently towards realising your vision.

Gill Coombs
Gill Coombs

Gill Coombs’ role is to match people’s skills and passions with the needs of the world, through workshops and 1:1 sessions. Author of Hearing our Calling, she brings a diverse work history, many years of coaching and group facilitation, a relaxed, friendly, compassionate approach and a deep commitment to the importance of finding our calling in the world.

To book: gillcoombs@gillcoombs.co.uk