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Whether you are a solo entrepreneur, a small business leader, or a team member in a bigger organization, podcasting is a popular trend for making connections, developing brand loyalty, and influencing social impact. You have a golden opportunity to influence listeners and get your message heard through one of the most powerfully intimate forms of media that exists today. But how do you know whether a podcast is right for you and your company? What will it take to stand out from the thousands of shows that already exist? What do you need to be ready to start? In this class podcast producer, consultant and coach Andrea Klunder will share her secrets recipe for success, give you insight on the reality of podcasting vs the hype, and walk you through a checklist of 6 questions to ask yourself (or your organization) before you start off on your podcasting adventure. This class is offered for free at Next Door Chicago. You are encouraged to purchase a beverage or snack at their in house coffee shop cafe. RSVP required:https://www.nextdoorchicago.com/web/guest/nd-classes
Dedicate time to your vision - let's get things done! ***This meetup is an open house for our weekly co-working sessions. If you come today an LOVE it, we can invite you to our private co-working Facebook Group for additional sessions not available on Meetup. Space is limited in the weekly group.*** Do you work from home? Distractions are bountiful in the home environment and sometimes it's essential to mix it up with a change in environment. Let's connect and give each the support and space needed to really focus on what matters. The coffee shop is located in Streeterville, right by the Grand Red line stop. It's also accessible from the State Street, Grand and Broadway bus lines. Please note, we will introduce ourselves & what we're working on in the first 15 minutes or so, but then we will get down to business - creative work time! Bring your sketch book, laptop, journal, etc! There is no fee for this meetup. IMPORTANT note from Andrea: If you RSVP, please do everything you can to show up. If you cannot, update your RSVP by 8am on Tuesday OR text the host who will email your confirmation the night before so that we do not worry about you AND make people angry by holding an empty chair. No shows without an RSVP update in meetup or text message to the host will be noted. After 2 no shows, you will be removed from the meetup group. Thank you for understanding and honoring the effort our hosts put into making this session happen.
Long week? Ready to transition into your inspired weekend? This month is spotlight on visual creation -- we will provide coloring books, paper, crayons, colored pencils, other art supplies -- feel free to bring your own works in process, sketch pads, tablet, laptop, etc. While you're creating and relaxing, enjoy some wine, beverages, herbal tea and h'ors d'oeuvre. Arrive anytime between 5-6pm. We'll circle up around 6:00pm to find out who's here and if anyone has anything particular in mind to create, and then spend some time being social and creative as you wish! If you can't arrive by 6pm, no worries! There is no fee for this meetup. Instead, we request a donation in the amount of your choice by cash or Venmo ( Venmo to Andrea-Klunder) suggested $5-20 for refreshments and supplies. Your donations make the next Happy Hour possible. This event is being held in a private residence in the Loop. Details will be emailed to people who have RSVP'd yes the week of the event. We also ask that if you RSVP, you do your best to be there, and if you can't, you change your RSVP so we prepare for an accurate number of guests. You are welcome to bring a guests who are not yet members of the Collective. Just mark your RSVP as such. Please note, that if you RSVP and no show to any 3 group events without updating your RSVP or letting the host know in advance, you will be removed from the group.
Join CWCC's Ramona Pozek for "Sharing HerStory" an intimate Fund & Awareness Raising event for the documentary film, Character Of Service. Come celebrate the strength and resilience of women who have experienced sexual trauma and extreme gender bias. Be inspired by wonderful performances, hear from the filmmaker, and see a preview of the film. Be ready to particiapate in a prize raffle and bid in a silent auction for awesome goodie baskets, gifts, artwork, and more (cash, checks, & credit gladly accepted)! Help us kick start our film's production and outreach efforts with your support and generosity. Hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverage will be served after the performances. About the film: Currently in development, Character of Service, is a feature length documentary which follows a group of women veterans as they break the silence about the sexual trauma they experienced while serving in the military. The purpose of the event is to not only raise funds but to also raise awareness of the obstacles that women face in dealing with the sexual harassment, assault, and the code of silence that exists in today’s military, as well as, the lack of support and services available to help women to deal these problems. Although the film focuses on the stories of female veterans, this event is dedicated to solidarity and inclusion and is open to the stories of all women. If you are unable to attend, please consider providing a Donation to support the film. Attendance is limited to the first 40 guests. We look forward to mingling with you on Saturday, May 11th from 2:00 to 4:00 at Pendulum Space 1803 W Byron Street #216, Chicago, IL. --- regrettably this event is on the 2nd floor and the building does not have an elevator. Free street and lot parking is available.