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Still Dancing at Work

It’s been almost 5 years since I published this ebook, which I wrote as a framework for growing my own creative agency.

So has dancing at work, worked for me? Well, my business has tripled in size, in terms of clients, contractors and turnover. Our clients range from  governments to NGOs and charities. We produce animation, infographics and data-driven stories to make complex subjects simple, engaging and shareable.

It’s all satisfying, meaningful work that is fun and rewarding. I’m enjoying working with a creative team from across the world.  I’ve had some great book reviews, requests for a print version from design schools, and an audio version for artists in their studios.

This is going to be my focus for the rest of this year, so watch this space.

Dance at Work  – Amazon Reviews

“Ahead of her time, Helen Baxter is setting the scene of what’s happening now and soon to come for working in the 21st century. A comfort to those on the fringes of traditional work today and an ideal resource for modern learning educators.”
Meg Melvin

“As someone new to the world of freelancing I found Dance at Work to be a powerful resource. Helen Baxter provides valuable, relevant information on how to best manage every facet of small business from creative publishing tools to invoicing options. This book is a must have for anyone struggling to balance paperwork with creativity.”
Jessica L Weichler

Buy Dance at Work: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NQSUPRQ

Image –  ‘Grow’ CC_BY Caleb Roenigk

Research, Learn, Grow

‘Learning may be the source of the feeling we call fun’. Noah Falstein

Learning helps keeps your brain young, and it is never too late to learn a new skill. Smart people embrace lifelong learning and just-in-time knowledge.

Sites like the Khan Academy are revolutionising how education is delivered through online videos, and universities worldwide are launching Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs.

Study course materials from the most prestigious universities in the world such as MIT, Stanford and Harvard through edX, Open Courseware, Coursera and Udacity.

Get TEDucated by watching presentations from TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) events. Visit 99 University for inspiring videos on creative and business topics, and watch They Don’t Teach You This in School for short clips from successful people.

Excerpt from Chapter 7: Research, Learn, Grow

Image: Grow CC_BY Caleb Roenigk