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DIY-LAB

LEARN TO "DO IT YOURSELF" (DIY)

There are three simple reasons why learning to do stuff yourself helps you – in your life and in your career. 

  1. Agency and independence: You do not rely others to say “yes” to make a difference wherever you want to make it.
  2. Flow: Creativity is a human gift that brings pleasure and joy to your life.
  3. Money: You do not have to pay for the “wrong” things – yes, having experts do things makes sense in some cases, but not in all.   
"The intelligence consists not only in the knowledge but in the skill to apply the knowledge into practice."
Aristotle

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Our lab is based on peer-to-peer learning. DIY-instructors (self-taught entrepreneurs and professionals) pass on their knowledge and skills to other learners. There is always a balance of theory and practice that involves the immediate application of the respective skill-set. 

Until we have a physical lab to meet in, we are running the lab on a virtual basis. DYI-instructors share their experience in weekly DYI-lunch-meetups. The meetings are structured in the following way:

  • Personal story: The first steps
  • Exercise: Small-group task for the group
  • Feedback: The instructor sharing his/her insights on the results

DATES & TIMES

The DYI Lab meets irregularly, depending on the preferred times and dates of the instructors and members. 

SKILL AREAS

  • Social media 
  • Creative and journalistic writing
  • Science communication
  • Visual thinking and sketching
  • Graphic design
  • Marketing & sales  

IS THERE A FEE?

There is a monthly membership fee. 

YOU HAVE A SKILL TO SHARE OR YOU WANT TO SUGGEST A NEW SKILL AREA? 

Great, get in touch: schmidt@companypoets.com 

DYI-INSTRUCTORS

Silke Schmidt

Writing, Science Communication

Marko Jelusic

Web, Social Media, Graphic Design

JANA Leipold

Visual Thinking & Sketching, Graphic Recording

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