Attending The Big Joy Media Workshop will be an educational as well as an enjoyable experience. Here are a few things to remember to bring when you’re packing for your workshop...
An old-fashioned notebook and a pen. You won’t remember everything. Laptops are great, but are not allowed in the workshop due to the click, click, click, of keys. It's distracting to others and can be heard by our microphones we use to record these events. By taking written notes you’ll have something to refer to when you’re back in the office or reviewing over coffee at home. Some printed materials will be provided so you'll have plenty of places to keep track of your notes. The act of writing the information down will help you retain it better, even if you never refer to the notes. Since smart phones and tablets are not allowed (no other recording device is either) a regular pen and paper will serve you well.
The most important reason to take notes is this; when you’re in an atmosphere of motivation and creative energy, it’s easy for ideas to pop into your head. You might think of how what is being presented can be used in your own company and life. Don’t tell yourself that you’re going to remember these great ideas. Write them down immediately.
Business casual clothes - Come comfortable and relaxed. Collared shirts for men (Polo's are okay) and slacks. Please, no jeans, shorts, or tennis shoes. For ladies, pants with blouses, dresses, and skirts are all acceptable. Footwear - make them comfortable - Flats are preferred but if you're comfortable,great! Please, no cologne or perfume.
Healthy snacks – Make sure you try and eat regular meals, drink plenty of water, and get plenty of sleep. Please bring some nuts, fruit or energy bars along with you so you’ll have them in case you need them on scheduled breaks. While there are several break periods throughout the day for you to enjoy snacks, food, and beverages there is no eating, drinking, or snacking allowed in the workshop room during the workshop. Thank you for your cooperation.
Laptop, tablet, phone, any recording device – These items are NOT to be turned on while in the workshop. You will be able to check them on the breaks.
Fragrances - Many people or sensitive to fragrances and the workshop room is a fragrance free area.
Remembering these few simple things can help everyone to have an enjoyable, stress-free, and exciting workshop experience. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation on these matters. See you there!