Right-Brain Business Plan Exercise: Create a Business Self-Portrait
"Here you'll be creating a Business Self-Portrait by looking at your own strengths, challenges, and opportunities... Sometimes it's hard to hold a mirror up to yourself, so why not ask for help from ... customers... trusted friends or colleagues." pg 66-67 Right-Brain Business Plan
First, the Self-Portrait exercise gave me a list of questions to answer about myself & my business. Going through the questions helped further clarify my brand & my services.
Next, I was to ask people to fill out one of two surveys. (If you haven't filled one out yet please do. You can find them here.) The kindness & encouragement from clients, friends & colleagues was enough to make a girl blush. And the constructive criticism was oh-so-helpful.
Then I thought to myself, "What do I do with the answers?"
Make word clouds of course! The more times a word is used the bigger it is. A pretty awesome way of seeing a slew of answers visually.
|own answers to the self-portrait questions.|
|What three words would you use to describe me and/or my work?|
|Clients Question: What benefits did you receive from working with me?|
|Friends & Colleagues Question: What would you say are my natural gifts, strengths and passions?|
Make your own word cloud at www.wordle.net. I'd love to see what you come up with! Please post any you make on the Jessie Marie Studio Facebook page.