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It’s Back to School Time for Berwyn Makers: New Series of Meetings Begins in September

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We’re taking August off — even Makers need a break now and then, and nearly everyone is out of town anyway!

But then it’s back to work in September and we have something exciting and new for you!

We’ll be using the Art Biz Connection program — it’s free!  It’s from Alyson Stanfield, the Art Biz Coach.  Here’s a list of the topics we’ll cover:

The 9 Sessions Of An Art Marketing Salon

1. Introduction
2. Set and Attain Goals
3. Define Your Art
4. Differentiate Yourself from Your Competition
5. Describe Your Collectors
6. Assess and Improve Your Exhibition and Sales Opportunities
7. Promote Yourself and Your Work
8. Create Good Habits
9. Follow Up

Where Alyson says “art” just think whatever your product is.  Where she says “collectors” just think customers.  The marketing is the same!

Coincidentally, we’ve recently covered Describe Your Collectors, so we’ll likely skip that one.

Does this mean no more guest speakers?  Not at all!  If there’s a speaker we can have come in and address us on one of these topics, we will.  And we’ll occasionally break from the  program above to have a guest speaker on another topic.

We’ll cover the 8 meeting topics above, within a year, beginning in September.  Do you still have that feeling that every fall is like a fresh start?  It’s a feeling leftover from all those years of school, many of us feel that way, one person even said it’s like there are two New Years.

Join us Thursday, September 11 at our usual meeting place, Unity Lutheran on 31st in Berwyn, as we kick off the series!



Author: Elaine Luther

Artist and writer blogging at I make art about how much I hate housework and Medals that You Wouldn't Want to Earn.

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