These community members found what they were looking for!
My first post on switchboard went smoothly. Such a Relief! I had asked to be contacted via email or messaged, and everyone opted toward email which worked out fine. This whole action of reaching out on switchboard had a snow ball effect and now a few other creatives and I are connecting in person to discuss collaborations and potentially forming a team. This experience gave me the confidence to connect with other creative minds and step out my dark 'comfort-zone' cave.
Switchboard worked really well for this initiative. It took about a day or two for the responses to start rolling in, but in the end, I think I received between six to eight qualified applicants. Ultimately, I ended up being referred to someone through the comments section (by another user) who was a perfect fit for the project.
It went so well. Such a wonderful group of attendees. We've been getting overwhelmingly positive feedback about the conference. For example: "I signed up for The 2015 Secret Knowledge Conference because it seemed like a safe bet that I would learn at least one useful insight to help me with my music career; I figured I'd make some good connections, too.The Secret Knowledge Conference really delivered.I got a lot out of the workshops but the real 'secret' of the conference, for me, was what I learned from talking with the other attendees. It was super helpful to connect with other creative people who have had some success and were willing to share some keen wisdom around building career momentum and cultivating a following. I took notes voraciously.After the conference, I went home and turned my notes into a 2016 music release, tour, and promotion plan for my band, Major Love Event. Applying what I learned at the conference made planning the next year so much easier. I finally know what my next steps are and how to go about taking them. I hope Secret Knowledge offers the conference again next year, when it comes time to start planning for 2017. I'll be there."Rebecca Van Damm, Musician
The Switchboard network works! My decorator told me she didn't even see my post at first, a friend told her about it. I got two responses here on the Design Switchboard and I posted the same ask on Craigslist "gigs" and got three responses. I met with two decorators through Craigslist and one decorator through Switchboard, and ultimately chose the person I met through Switchboard.
Last night I sent this email: Re: Howdy Pardna'Hi Travis…How are you? Did you enjoy your holiday? What did you end up doing? Fireworks or BBQ? I had plans that fell through at the last minute so Layla and I stayed home and listened to all the neighborhood racket. I’ve been busy working on that web project I mentioned for a friend of the family and it is coming along. The project is for a non-profit foundation that seeks provide emergency aid to police and fire first responders int he north Idaho region. They are very excited and pleased with the creative direction. So far no major changes or fussiness. I will forward url when it goes live. I’m using Squarespace and will be coding some functionality that I think his user profile will find useful. It seems a lot of older retired folks make small but plentiful charitable contributions. Conventions such as a hamburger menu bar might not be apparent to that audience so I’m thinking through a more forward way to present that. I’m thinking sticky bar header for the logo and menu.Some other news…since this project may lead to others so I’ve decided push my portfolio website back up to DNS. So http://clearcreative.com is back up on the web. It’ll get transferred to the thegrid.io when they come out of beta.That’s it for now. I haven’t forgotten about sending you a resume. It’s being updated.Layla and will try to remain cool here in the home studio. Thanks to the a/c.Take care my friend.–palacios
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