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Psychology of Persuasion

6-part workshop series, starting Friday 11 May

To get people to say 'yes' to your product or service, you first must understand the people you are creating it for. That's the realm of Psychology and by understanding some of the key principles of human behaviour you can create content that is far more likely to attract, convince and convert.

This 6-part discussion series will discuss the role of Psychology in marketing and some useful tips for anyone who regularly prepares the marketing content for their organisation.

When:
Workshop 1 - Principle of Reciprocity (Friday 11 May, 9:30am - 11:30am)
Workshop 2 - Principle of Scarcity (Friday 8 June, 12:30pm - 2:30pm)
Workshop 3 - Principle of Authority (Friday 6 July, 12:30pm - 2:30pm)
Workshop 4 - Principle of Consistency (Friday 3 August, 12:30pm - 2:30pm)
Workshop 5 - Principle of Liking (Friday 14 September, 12:30pm - 2:30pm)
Workshop 6 - Principle of Consensus (Friday 12 October, 12:30pm - 2:30pm)

Where:    Lighthouse, Unit 6 - 65 Tennant Street, Fyshwick ACT

Cost:        $65.00 (+GST) per person, per workshop
                  $180.00 (+GST) for all 6 workshops ($30.00 (+GST) per person, per workshop)

 


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Creating Memorable Content
6-part workshop series, starting Friday 1 June

A lot of time, effort and money is spent developing content that we hope will attract and retain customers. But in such a saturated marketplace how do we create content that is memorable? Your story is your competitive advantage.

This workshop and discussion group series delves into why some content works better than others as well as practical strategies for content creators.

When:
Workshop 1 - Understanding how customers decide (Friday 1 June, 9:30am - 11:30am)
Workshop 2 - The science behind 'Fascinate' (Friday 29 June, 9:30am - 11:30am)
Workshop 3 - Going Viral (Friday 27 July, 9:30am - 11:30am)
Workshop 4 - Social Media & The Psychology of Sharing (Friday 7 September, 9:30am - 11:30am)
Workshop 5 - Inside the mind of your customer - effective websites (Friday 5 October, 9:30am - 11:30am)
Workshop 6 - Developing a story-driven strategy (Friday 2 November, 9:30am - 11:30am)

Where:     Lighthouse, Unit 6 - 65 Tennant Street, Fyshwick ACT

Cost:         $65.00 (+GST) per person, per workshop
                   $180.00 (+GST) for all 6 workshops ($30.00(+GST) per person, per workshop)

 


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Not-for-Profits: Being for good & managing the bad
6-part workshop series, starting Friday 13 July

Managing a not for profit (or for purpose) entity is not what it used to be. The level of competition has increased 10 fold and the amount of money available for supporting your activities has decreased by an even bigger number. Throw on top of this all the added expectations of corporate governance, best practice, competing for great staff and the high burn out rates and you wonder why you do it.

In partnership with Vincents, this series of workshops will look at some of the biggest issues facing organisations in the not-for-profit/for purpose sector today and present options on how to address them. There will also be an opportunity for you to connect with other local community groups and share your knowledge and experiences with one another.

When:
Workshop 1 - Managing a Board (Friday 13 July, 12:30pm - 2:30pm)
Workshop 2 - Managing Risk (Friday 24 August, 12:30pm - 2:30pm)
Workshop 3 - Managing Money (Friday 21 September, 12:30pm - 2:30pm)
Workshop 4 - Making Memberships Matter (Friday 5 October, 12:30pm - 2:30pm)
Workshop 5 - Business Model Options (Friday 26 October, 12:30pm - 2:30pm)
Workshop 6 - Staying Relevant (Friday 9 November, 12:30pm - 2:30pm)

Where:     Lighthouse, Unit 6 - 65 Tennant Street, Fyshwick ACT

Cost:         $65.00 (+GST) per person, per workshop
                   $180.00 (+GST) for all 6 workshops ($30.00 (+GST) per person, per workshop)

 


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What you need to know about people

5-part workshop series, starting Thursday 26 July

Your understanding of your audience (or lack of) directly impacts on their experience, whether you're designing a website, app or social media campaign.

Have you considered how they think, what catches their eye, the mistakes they make or the 'work-arounds' they have developed?

This workshop series taps into the psychology of design to help you develop engaging and accessible online content that meets the needs of all your users.

When:
Workshop 1: Know your audience - what motivates people?
Thursday 26 July, 9:30am - 11:30am
In order to understand what motivates your customers you first need to understand what jobs they are trying to get done. How are you meeting their information needs?

Workshop 2: Business Goals - usability and accessibility, a common courtesy
Thursday 16 August, 9:30am - 11:30am
Not only should your website be clear and easy to use, but it should also be considerate of your user. What is the Reservoir of Goodwill and which 8 actions can you take to keep it full?

Workshop 3: A guide for the confused - content and understanding how people see, read, focus and decide
Thursday 20 September, 9:30am - 11:30am
How people see can tell you a lot about how to use colour, symmetry and peripheral vision. Understanding how they read and focus can also help you to design the flow of tasks that aid decision-making.

Workshop 4: Function over 'flash' - how do people think?
Thursday 4 October, 9:30am - 11:30am
How we really use the web - design for thinking errors and knowing when to encourage System 1 versus System 2 thinking.

Workshop 5: Social-ability and mobile-ability - the evolution of online participation
Thursday 8 November, 9:30am - 11:30am
Emotions are contagious - understand the importance of story in design and how people's self-stories affect their behavior. The anatomical reality of designing for smartphones - how far does a thumb really reach?

Where:     Lighthouse, Unit 6 - 65 Tennant Street, Fyshwick ACT

Cost:         $25.00 (+GST) per person, per workshop
                   $100.00 (+GST) for all 5 workshops

 

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