It is time for YOU to strengthen your business and step into your role as a true professional with GRAPHIC FACILITATOR CONFIDENTIAL
Brandy launched a successful pilot of this program in 2017. She is taking all the good work and feedback of the pilot to create a five-week, video-on-demand online course. If you're interested in the relaunch, please sign up here:
Brandy Agerbeck pulls back the curtain on her 20-year graphic facilitation career to share her best practices, hard-learned lessons, and The Big Picture on drawing big pictures for clients.
What is it?
Graphic Facilitator Confidential is a 5 module online course focusing on the business of graphic facilitation. This course is designed to help you start, build or strengthen your practice. Each modules focuses on one aspect of your business. Here are the five modules and topics within each one:
Building Your Practice
Managing your mindset in this strange business
Packaging your Practice: The 3 things you need to be in business (everything else is gravy)
The Matter of Geography: how where you live will shape your practice
Marketing approaches for new markets and established markets.
The Johnny Appleseed approach to creating business
Two keys to standing out from the crowd
Building the client relationship
Creating the safety net to help the client take the leap of faith to work with you
Pricing and Contracting
Why a contract is both your and your client’s best friend
Reducing the pain of pricing
The Gig Itself
The Cycle of a Project
How to make yourself a dream to work with
Your role and energy in the room
Your Place in the Field
Turf vs. Shared Space
Building your body of work
Contributing to the community
The Care and Feeding of a Visual Practitioner
Throughout the videos, I define your "choice points" to help you navigate your way through your work. Like I say in my sneak peek videos (if you missed them, here's one, two and three), there is no one right way to run your practice. There is room in our field for different professional approaches. That can be freeing or maddening. As your facilitator and guide, it is my job to make your work easier through this course by sharing best practice and outlining your choices. They are your choices to make.
Who is it for?
I welcome anyone who is ready to do the work of strengthening their business and putting the pro into professional graphic facilitator.
You may be:
- Dreaming of being a graphic facilitator “when you grow up” but you don’t know where to start.
- Volunteering as a graphic facilitator, but ready to make this work your paid profession
- Beginning your professional practice, eager for a clear path that gives you traction vs. spinning your wheels
- You are working and getting paid, but sense you can use more systems in place to make your practice more consistent and professional.
- You’ve got a solid or mature practice, but you’re always looking to refine and improve. Or you just need a new jolt of energy in your business.
Who is it NOT for?
Those looking for a quick fix, cookie cutter approach or easy answers. As I’ve said in the videos, there is no one right answer. While I lend my experience and facilitation to lead your through this process, you need to make the choices that are right for you. You need to do your own work between the calls to improve your business.
What is the cost?
The registration fee for the course is $1997 USD. This includes hours of video content across the six business-sharpening topics. There is no expiration date on the videos, you have long term access to all of the course content.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much time will this course take?
A: That truly depends on what you want to invest in your business and the changes you want to make. You decide to do a couple runs of every topic in every module to make your business more robust, or you can pick and choose the topics that are most pressing to your current situation.
Q: All I really need to a sample contract and templates. Do you provide those?
A: No. It is not ethical to give legal advice or hand over templates. I don’t know the specific laws and norms of your country, region, or the industries you work with. Also, I think it is vital that every business person has clarity and control in their contracts and communications. You need to be well informed and to stand behind what you put out there. In this case, I am happy to “teach a man to fish,” but I won’t give you a fish.
Q: What if I find this course isn’t for me?
A: No problem! I offer a no-questions-asked 30 day money-back guarantee.
Have another question I haven’t answered? Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now is the time -
If you are tired of your own “business as usual,”
If you are ready to take your business to the next level,
If you eager to forge a new path for yourself and your work,
If it is now time to step into your role as a true professional,
Sign up to show your interest in Graphic Facilitator Confidential!
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