CFC 2013 Day 3: Peer-to-Peer Mentoring

Ilise Benun on your online marketing planCFC 2013 (our 6th!) is right around the corner and everyone is busy behind the scenes getting ready.

I’m especially thinking today about how people will feel when it’s all over.

You see, although attendees often leave CFC on a high, one of the “complaints” has been that you have to go right back to work without time to digest what’s been learned.

So this year, we have set aside the afternoon of Day 3 (Monday, June 24) as a time of informal and relatively unstructured collaborative “mentoring” among freelancers — and there’s no extra charge.

It’s an experiment so, frankly, we don’t really know how exactly it will work. But the plan is for freelancers to come together in pairs and in small groups, all under the “supervision” of facilitator Grover Sanschagrinand veteran freelancer, Grover Sanschagrin, co-founder of PhotoShelter.com.

The CFC speakers have been “instructed” to include in their session suggestions for how to go further with the ideas from their talks during the peer-to-peer mentoring. I was also thinking that freelancers could volunteer to lead a discussion on a speaker’s session they were particularly interested in talking more about. 

Those are just a few ideas! Who has others? Let us know what you think of this idea…

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