Before I did my first workshop, I was VERY reluctant to teach workshops. Most of the experience I have with teaching has been to large groups at places like WPPI. I feel like those big groups are hard for me because I can't possibly connect with anyone individually and can't see if what I'm saying is resounding with anyone. This means that I would have no opportunity to fix what I'm doing if people aren't getting what I need, and that is very frustrating for me.
My first workshop experience was so very different.
When people started showing up, I was SO nervous! Here was this group of people who came to see ME, some from VERY far away. I knew that expectations were high, and I wanted to badly to share with them. I just hoped they wouldn't fall asleep! As the day progressed, the energy in the room was absolutely electric. I could see people starting to make connections with what I was saying, and more importantly with each other and in their own lives! I loved keeping the group small enough to allow people to ask questions all day--I loved feeling like I was giving people what they needed from me. I wanted to give a workshop every day for the rest of my life!
We also had the most amazing couple modeling for us: Gena and Jeff. They're incredible--check them out:
Wanna sign up? Here's the deal:
The DATE: January 13th, 2010
The LOCATION: My place here in Ladera Ranch, in Orange County
I'll be honest with you--I don't consider myself a public speaker, or even a naturally gifted teacher. But I do have a desire to help photographers grow and share what I've learned in a small-group setting where we speak frankly and honestly about the challenges presented to us every day. I want a class who is open, who wants to participate and share, and who wants to GROW!
If this sounds like you, **REGISTER HERE**. Once you submit that form, you are officially on the list to take the class--if you are given a seat, you must accept and agree to pay for it. You'll hear back in two days or less if you are in the class, and you'll get all kinds of good info like where to stay, who else will be there, and you can start telling me what you need to help your business or your photography to GROW!!
**WORKSHOP IS FULL--PLEASE GO TO THE WEBSITE TO GET ON THE WAITING LIST FOR THE NEXT ONE**
I should note that we had a very very talented team of people helping to make the last workshop look beautiful! It looks like the January 13th workshop will be just as incredible because I just received word that the INCREDIBLE Lollipop Ladies will be designing our wedding setup!
The team of people for the last workshop were amazing and included: