Savvy Workshop Series

We are holding 12 savvy workshops in January 2018 at our very own Savvy Spaces. Get up-to-date with business tools such as Canva, MailChimp, and LinkedIn, whilst you learn how to use them efficiently and effectively for business.

Places are limited to 16 seats - so book your spot now to avoid disappointment.

Free parking | Tea and coffee | Friendly faces

Tools & Productivity – How to Work Smarter on Your Computer

Tuesday 23 January 2018, 9am - 12pm

  • If you're looking for better ways to keep track of your to-do list, manage passwords, set up your computer, and work more efficiently, this course is the one to take!
  • This Tools and Productivity Workshop will provide you with the savvy online tools to get more done in less time

This workshop will run on Tuesday 23 January from 9am - 12pm; and by the end of the day, you will know the best productivity tools to get your working savvy!  

In this course you will learn:

  • An amazing tool to track your tasks and projects
  • An effective communication tool to use within your team
  • Our go-to voice messaging app to use while out and about
  • How to do some incredible things with your web browser
  • How to never have to click ‘forgot my password’ again
  • Plus, plenty of other savvy productivity tips!

How To Use Canva For Designing Social Media Graphics

Tuesday 23 January 2018, 1pm - 4pm

  • Learn how to create amazing, eye-catching, professional images using the online tool, Canva
  • Learn key design principles for social media images and graphics

This workshop will run on Tuesday 23 January from 1pm - 4pm; and by the end of the day, you will be creating gorgeous graphics for your social media platforms!  

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Key design principles
  • How to set up a Canva account
  • How to create a design
  • How to use the elements
  • How to use the design option templates available
  • How to customise dimensions
  • How to add text to an image
  • How to add a new folder
  • How to download your design

How To Use Facebook & Instagram Effectively To Promote Your Business

Wednesday 24 January 2018, 9am - 12pm

  • Social media is the best way to reach out to your followers and capture their attention
  • We’re going to show you how to get the best out of Facebook and Instagram
  • This social media course will provide you with the knowledge on how to use Facebook and Instagram effectively

This workshop will run on Wednesday 24 January from 9am - 12pm; and by the end of the day, you will be a Facebook and Instagram whizz!  

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to set up a Facebook and Instagram Business Page
  • What content you should be posting
  • How to interact successfully with other pages
  • How to boost your posts effectively
  • How to see the engagement on your posts
  • How to use hashtags successfully

How To Use Your Smartphone Camera for Business - Tips & Tricks

Wednesday 24 January 2018, 1pm - 4pm

  • Photography is an important aspect of every business and can make or break the look of your company’s online presence
  • This smartphone-based photography course will provide you with some basic tips and tricks to be able to take stunning photos - from your products, right through to headshots of your team

This workshop will run on Wednesday 24 January from 1pm - 4pm; and by the end of the day, you will be able to take some amazing, professional looking photos!

You MUST bring a smartphone with a camera with you, and if you have a camera - it would be a great idea to bring that along too.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Basic lighting techniques you can implement from your Smartphone
  • Composition and ways to frame your images to make them more appealing to the eye
  • Simple editing techniques

Teesha Masson, our Photographer will be your guide for the day. She's the one behind our own amazing photos and the stunning photos for our clients.  

How To Create A MailChimp Email Marketing Template

Thursday 25 January 2018, 9am - 12pm

  • You know you need to be communicating with your clients and followers, but you’re not quite sure of the best way to do it….
  • Now is your chance to equip yourself with the knowledge to send beautiful newsletters and effectively communicate with your followers

This workshop will run on Thursday 25 January from 9am - 12pm; and by the end of the day, you will have the knowledge to create and send your own stunning and engaging email newsletters! 

MailChimp is the world’s largest marketing automation platform. It’s like a second brain that helps millions of customers—from small e-commerce shops to big online retailers—find their audience, engage their customers, and build their brand. Whether you need to sell your products, share some big news, or tell a story, their campaign builder makes it easy to create email campaigns that best suit your message.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to set up a template with your branding
  • How to use the easy campaign builder to create engaging and well-designed email newsletters
  • How to use Lists to manage contacts
  • How to set up signup forms
  • How to access and read your MailChimp reports to see how well you are connecting with your audience

How To Create Your Own One-Page Website

Thursday 25 January 2018, 1pm - 4pm

  • You know you need a website, but you don’t have the budget for it?
  • Now is your chance to create your very own stunning website without the need to learn code or have any design skills

This workshop will run on Thursday 25 January from 1pm - 4pm; and by the end of the day, you will have created your very own one page fully-responsive, beautiful, live website! 

You'll be using an amazing tool developed by the talented Rocketspark team right here in Cambridge, NZ, and we'll guide you through the entire process. Even if you are technologically challenged, this tool is so easy to use, and Rocketspark is the very tool that we use for our own website. Check it out here.

Karl Thiart, our qualified Head of Design and website extraordinaire will be your guide for the day. He's the genius behind our own websites and the stunning websites he creates for our clients. 

Terms and Conditions: Ongoing cost of website is $10 (one page)

8 Buckets to Understanding What You Made And Where It Went

Friday 26 January 2018, 9am - 12pm

  • Do you get to the end of the month and look at your business’s bank balance and wonder why it doesn’t reflect your end of month profit?
  • Join us on Friday 26 January, where this seminar will help you understand what profit your business made and where it went, and why understanding this is probably the most important thing you can learn in business

This workshop will run on Friday 26 January from 9am - 12pm; and by the end of the day you will understand how money flows through your business, how to understand financial statements and where all the profit goes!

The workshop presenter, Bruce Stormer, owns an accounting firm in Wellington city with a focus on making sure you get your tax planning right. Bruce provides cashflow advice to a wide range of clients and has a keen interest in working with business owners to see them achieve their goals.

How To Use Xero - Beginner Tips

Friday 26 January 2018, 1pm - 4pm

  • Xero Certified Experts will take you through the basics of Xero
  • You’ll learn tips for working efficiently in Xero and how to avoid the most common mistakes

This workshop will run on Friday 26 January from 1pm - 4pm; and by the end of the day, you will be able to confidently use Xero and avoid the common mistakes.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to reconcile your bank statement
  • How to manage your bills and invoices
  • How to make payments
  • How to use the Xero file inbox
  • How to create basic reports
  • Tips and tricks
  • The most common mistakes and how to avoid them

How To Present Confidently and Compellingly

Monday 29 January 2018, 9am - 12pm

  • Conquer your fear before & during presentations – in person & on camera
  • Learn how to be both authentic & persuasive; comfortable & compelling while presenting

This workshop will run on Monday 29 January from 9am - 12pm; and by the end of the session, you will have tips and tricks to present confidently and compellingly - in front of the camera or live audience.

Pallas Hupé Cotter, the Founder & Director of POP, will be leading this workshop. Through personal leadership coaching and strategic messaging mentoring and writing, Pallas helps people and organisations get clear about who they are, recognise the value they have to offer and learn to express that comfortably and strategically.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • To keep calm & carry on - before & during presentations
  • To get comfortable & be authentic - on camera or in person
  • How to wow your audience & help them remember your message

How To Systemise Your Business Online

Monday 29 January 2018, 1pm - 4pm

  • We’ll show you how to document your small to medium business processes and systems online
  • You’ll learn how to set up a free online platform with an incredible search function that will form the basis of your online systemisation

This workshop will run on Monday 29 January from 1pm - 4pm; and by the end of the day, you will have the knowledge on how to systemise your business online!

Where do your systems and processes currently live? In your head? On some notepaper strewn about your desk? We will show you an amazing tool to get everything out of your head and documented somewhere. It’s a fully functioning website with a private URL, which means no one will be able to find this website except for the people you’ve given permission to. Once this website is set up correctly, it is password protected and you’ll have the option to restrict certain areas of the website to your staff, so they can see only what they need to see.

In this workshop you will learn: 

  • How to set up your private website
  • How to use this tool to add your systems and processes
  • How to add your team members and set up the appropriate restrictions

How To Create A Professional LinkedIn Profile To Improve Your Online Presence

Tuesday 30 January 2018, 9am - 12pm

  • You know you need to make your LinkedIn profile more professional and engaging, but you’re not sure where to start?
  • Now is your chance to learn the secrets to having an attractive and professional LinkedIn profile

This workshop will run on Tuesday 30 January from 9am - 12pm;  and by the end of the session, you will have the knowledge to present your professionally on LinkedIn, one of the best lead generators in social media!

Pallas Hupé Cotter, the Founder & Director of POP, will be leading this workshop. Through personal leadership coaching and strategic messaging mentoring and writing, Pallas helps people and organisations get clear about who they are, recognise the value they have to offer, and learn to express that comfortably and strategically.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to provide information about yourself in a compelling & easy-to-read way
  • What your headshot and LinkedIn banner should look like
  • What information to have available on your LinkedIn profile & strategies to position yourself

How To Improve Your Personal Brand

Tuesday 30 January 2018, 1pm - 4pm

  • Ever been told you need to work on a “Personal Brand”? But don’t even know what it is?
  • Don’t like the idea of a “brand” but want to get more comfortable with “pitching” yourself?

This workshop will run on Tuesday 30 January from 1pm - 4pm; and by the end of the day you will have a strategy to describe, comfortably, who you are, what you do and why - the value you offer. 

Pallas Hupé Cotter, the Founder & Director of POP, will be leading this workshop. Through personal leadership coaching and strategic messaging mentoring and writing, Pallas helps people and organisations get clear about who they are, recognise the value they have to offer, and learn to express that comfortably and strategically.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to drill down to the words that help describe yourself accurately
  • Techniques to present yourself confidently & professionally
  • Strategies for broadcasting your Personal Brand strategically