It's amazing to think that this whole thing has really materialized in the span of about 2 months, but it has. A phone call on a Tuesday night in October has given birth to a fresh new idea and a fresh new company based on the experience and talent of 2 life-long friends. In retrospect, I guess the whole of our careers has really just prepared us both for this new project.
Brian and I have known each other since kindergarten, which was about 35 years ago or so. Too long to remember, but this whirlwind has stirred up a lot of childhood memories, which is why you will see a lot of references to our past, including the use of our elementary school throughout our website. You'll probably get sick of the 70s and 80s pop culture references, too, but that's who we are so we don't plan to hide any of that.
So stay tuned, there is a lot of really interesting things planned for this space and this new company. We have more ideas than we can even convey to each other, so there won't be a shortage of things to discuss here. We also both talk a lot, so there never will be a lot of dead air. We have a lot to say.
One of the great things that w are doing right off the bat with this company is the development of the SP Presentation Workshop/School program. We're still at odds on what we're calling it, so you will see it referred to as a school or classroom or workshop, but regardless, they will be 2 separate but content-overlapping days of presentation theory and practical application development in an intimate environment within the SquarePlanet workspace once a month. Two days—one for creative endeavors like design, layout, typography, brand management, concept development and writing—and one day for presenter education, like getting comfortable in front of a group, the structure of a good presentation, techniques for powerful speaking, interacting with an audience, thinking on your feet and other techniques. Both days will include a bit of overlap from each session so you can focus on one part of your presentations, or you can attend both classes and get the big picture thinking that will make your presentations worth sitting through.
These are beginning in the middle of January, and will be in the middle of the second week. Seats are already almost filled for January, so if you are interested, drop us a line. We're still working through the details of the pricing, but figure in the range of $750 per day per person.
I think we also might be offering a FREE seat in the January 2-day school in a Facebook contest soon, so if you are interested, definitely pay attention to our other social media outlets.