Craft Council HotHouse Programme 2020.
HotHouse supports Designer-Makers at the start of their career. It is a part-time programme run over six-months that gives Designer-Makers the skills they need to build a sustainable successful craft business.
Speaking at Work was asked to curate and deliver a modular virtual training programme to support developing confidence when the participants were pitching themselves and their ideas.
Goals for Participants:
“Confidence is the main thing holding me back in my practice. Your workshop has helped identify this for me, not with a sense of dread but with an understanding that I can gain confidence, communicate in a way that it is authentic yet engaging and work through tools to help me enjoy communicating my passion.”
“You will be very proud of me! I’ve just done a six-minute presentation on Zoom for Agile Structures and actually volunteered to do it! Thank you for giving me the confidence to do this.”
“It really has been life changing for me. Though I didn’t have time to prepare a live IG presentation or studio visit for the MADEMAKERS online event last weekend, I did do a few videos handling my brooches, which I was pleased with and I had a very positive response.”