Tuesday, 24 March 2009

How to turn your wild idea into a reality.

This is the theme of the next Scanner's night, run by 'portfolio' careerist John Williams. I met John a year or so ago when I was, as ever, pondering my options. Oh, you're a scanner, he told me. Say What? A scanner is someone who wants to do lots of things, has lots of ideas and doesn't follow a linear career path. And there are, it seems, a ton of us out there.

John's monthly Scanner's nights are talks and workshops designed to give people fresh ideas and good advice on anything from how to get a book deal to ratcheting up your online presence. The other day I got a call from them asking if I'd be able to talk about how I got started with Choc Star and where I'm heading next with the choc-mobile. No probs, I said - especially when I discovered that my fellow speakers would be the lovely Sophie Boss of Beyond Chocolate and jelly visionary Sam Bompas of Bompas & Parr.

If you'd like to come and get some ideas, ask some questions or to home in on the choc and jelly nibbles on offer, it's on 8th April at Clerkenwell House - click here to book a place.


Kavey said...

Hmmm I think I might be one too. I'm not sure my ideas are wild, but I have lots of ideas and projects and I certainly don't follow a linear career path or what one might call the normal life style (9-5 job, monday to friday, 25 days leave a year etc etc).
Interesting idea this scanning concept.

Unknown said...

I attended this event last night and was hugely impressed both with the event and particularly with Choc Star. Well done Petra! Hopefully we can keep in touch as I'd love a tour of the van sometime if we can find a mutually convenient time / location. (I've recently launched YOU FOOD magazine and website so would love to run something on the website and in the e-newsletter if not in the magazine too).

Petra Barran said...

Thanks Tracy - let me know if there's anything you'd like to use Choc Star for and good luck with the mag.