Hello everyone! Just a couple of weeks ago, the first group of students finished up the My Open Kitchen ecourse. And because I thought you might like to hear what some of them thought of it, here below are a few comments that I shamelessly hope will inspire more of you to join in our little ecourse gang and come and learn, share and collaborate with us. Registrations now open for the August round and more in the works.
And just a reminder for those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about; the ecourse runs over seven weeks and is delivered in ‘modules’ designed to teach and inspire farmers, growers and creative foodies to use social media to build new networks, grow their businesses, take better photos, write better captions and really connect with people who ‘get them’ and will support them in the long term. Please check out the full sales page for all the info and enrolment options. The next intake is now open and that course starts on August 21. Click here for all the dets!
“Thank you, thank you, thank you. For creating such an interesting and rewarding course, for putting so much of your time, knowledge and skill into the course for us all to share, and for creating a supportive environment for everyone to learn. I have never done an e-course before so I was a little apprehensive about how much I would get out of the course – I needn’t have worried! There are so many ideas in my head right now I think it will take some time to work out the plan ahead of me, but I am excited to start that planning. I absolutely loved the last module – it really did bring it all together for me and also allayed some of the fears I had (see above re so many ideas!).” Jen @realfood_ramble
“I have absolutely LOVED the #myopenkitchen ecourse. It’s exactly what I needed to kick start my middle aged career change! For the last few years I’ve felt uninspired and directionless in my marketing job knowing my true dream was to start a food related journey. Sophie’s course has helped me shape my vision and I have already started implementing many of the photography and social media skills covered in the modules. I’ve also made some great new friendships in the group who are all really supportive of each others development.” Sue Kirkland, @pleasure_on_a_plate
“Just wanted to say a big thank you for a wonderful course! I thoroughly enjoyed taking part and feel that it has taught me some valuable lessons…I have only just finished as didn’t want it to be over, it’s been great learning more about social media and really how powerful a tool it can be. I loved the interviews with ‘real’ people and I also liked being part of the Facebook group as it did allow us to network with like minded course members. I am really chuffed that I had this opportunity to take part in this course and really hope that many other people sign up to benefit from it too!” Sophie @hillsideharvest
“Hi Sophie, I just wanted to say THANK YOU. Your e course is BRILLIANT…I can tell you I have refound my WHY and this alone has been worth it. It is determining the direction me and my little cafe are going to take, and it is influencing every decision we make.” Caroline
“Thank you so much for this course. I’ve learnt so much more about social media and photography and how I can use these skills to tell a story. But more importantly the course has given me the space and time to think about the story I want to tell and how I want to tell it. Tracey @the_not_so_constant_gardener.
“Thank you again for a wonderful course. It has built my confidence so much, and I’m so very grateful for that alone.” Vanessa.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the course; the content, pace and tone of the course made it feel as if we were having weekly catch-ups in my kitchen (with coffee and cake of course!) where we you would discuss all the essentials to making my business and social media feeds so much better. The feedback from friends and family about how much my social media has changed for the better is proof that I learnt something over the six weeks. I always credit my improvements to your course and am constantly sending them links to the course. Whilst many of my friends are not farmers/producers I do think that what you talk about resonates across so many businesses. I am also pleased that I have the opportunity to pop back into the course notes over the next six months as I seem to get something new from the content every time I revisit it.” Natalie @byorafarmhouse
And just in case the above pic of beautiful citrus got you thinking about what to do with all the lemons/grapefruit/limes etc you might happen to have lying around at home, there are some nice ideas over on my blog Local is Lovely, including a really lemony almond cake and the below lemon, barley cordial which I am completely craving right now.