This month's #CommsCreative Challenge
Remember the three rules of the #CommsCreative challenge
1. The thing you create doesn’t need to be brilliant, it’s about playing. Van Gogh was probably rubbish the first time he tried painting.
2. Taking part is fun, but also a good opportunity to think about things a bit differently. Do something new.
3. Share your efforts on Twitter and Instagram and chat with people who have shared theirs! We’ll keep each other motivated and inspired.
To say thanks for taking part in the Comms Creative challenges, I've rolled over some prizes from the postponed December draw into a big stash of cool stuff.
A prize draw will be at 11am on March 4th.
To enter, you need to have posted a comms creative challenge between the dates 1st December 2018 - March 3rd 2019 on Twitter, Linkedin or Instagram.
- TWO CARTOONS: I'll draw you in all your glory with the comms unicorn, and send the cartoon in the post.
- PLUS: I've got 3 mugs, 4 notepads and 5 bars of Comms Creative Dairy Milk.
That's FIFTEEN LOVELY PRIZES UP FOR GRABS!
The more entries, the higher the chance of winning!
Everyone who has posted a comms creative challenge between 1st December 2018 - March 3rd 2019 on Twitter, Linkedin or Instagram.
February: visualise your comms style (15 minutes)
We might all be working in a similar field, but each one of us is unique. What talents, values, skills and quirks do you bring to your work?
This task is mainly about capturing your style in a positive way, and recognising your qualities as strengths.
You're going to make a graphic that you might use as your Twitter or Linkedin header, or just have pinned to the wll to remind you what you're about.
Let me show you what I mean:
Not a masterpiece, but a handy description of what it's like to work with me.
I'm sneakily trying to get you to see that your contribution to the world of comms is wonderful!
We're more creative when we're confident.
To be great, you don't have to be great at everything.
Did I say 'punctual' or 'tidy' or 'early bird'?
I'm not. And so what.
Did I write 'not brilliant at teamwork?' No, I wrote 'independence'.
Because I believe there are many circumstances where this part of my work style is a real positive.
Be good at what you're good at, and that is more than enough.
Be proud of the comms creative you are.
WHAT YOU NEED
1. A pen and some blank paper.
2. A phone to take a picture (or scanner if you're fancy).
A design application like Canva.
STEP 1. THINK ABOUT YOUR CAREER SO FAR
STEP 2. VISUALS YOU CAN ADD TO THE MIX
What are symbols and shapes that add to the picture?
Thinking of emojis you could use may help with this.
STEP 3. DOODLE OR DESIGN IT
Then take a scan or photo of you image, or download it if you're making it in an app.
STEP 4. POST IT SO WE CAN SEE YOU!
Publish it for other people to find.
Take a picture on your phone (or scan it if you're fancy) and post it to your social network of choice.
If you're shy, just post it in the Comms Creative Facebook group, where we're all lovely and supportive.
STEP 5. DON"T FORGET TO TAG IT WITH #COMMSCREATIVE
Have a look for other people's posts and get a chat going with other creative comms people.