My business mentor is always telling me the same thing. “You need to sell yourself more!” While this is great advice, I disagree with him on this one, at least when it come to my workshops. I would rather my actions speak for themselves instead.
Here is what one of my students recently had to say …
“… I’ve been on CB’s Chicago trip and I have to say it was worth every penny. It’s far more than a photo walk! CB was extremely organized and had several itinerary variations available depending on the weather. Those itineraries are based on other scouting trips. He offered composition and technical help the entire weekend. He refused to shoot with his own camera unless we specifically told him to do so, so unlike other group leaders who are all about getting their shots first. You’re paying for the fact that you aren’t wandering aimlessly, you’re getting as much instruction as you’d like, and the chance to meet and work with other artists. I personally find CB’s price to be extremely reasonable, especially for the value.” ~Jen
I should probably say that I am humbled by Jen’s praise, but I am not.
My goal is for each attendee at one of my events to come away feeling the exact same way. I work very hard to research and offer unique photo excursions. I work even harder to make sure that we have the best possible experience while we are together. Anything less than that and I am not doing my job.
So humbled by Jen’s praise? No.
Proud? Of course.
Am I motivated to do even better? YES!
I hope to see you soon at an event! ~CB