We held our first ever TH!NK TANK (what we call workshops) here in SoCal. There is only one way to describe what this day was for us: MIND BLOWING.
The photographers who took a risk on being our first TH!NK TANKers brought the awesome in a major way. They took the hard questions and tough love like champs and brought their A-game to encourage and support each other in tackling this issue of nailing down their INDIVIDUAL brands for their photography businesses.
Our TH!NK TANK’s are all about building a safe place for people to talk about where they are in their businesses, where they want to be and develop a plan for how to get there. We spend a lot of time identifying values, laying out goals and discovering what makes you unique as an individual and photographer. In fact, one of our TH!NK TANKers, Betsy, gives a great example of that here. Once we lay a basic foundation, we move through a process to help you develop a core message and give you tips on how to communicate that message to your designer and web developer. The final piece is writing an action plan so you don’t get stumped when you get home!
After minds are completely melted, we eat. We eat together, talk about silly things and have a brewsky or two. Why? Because we’re family now … and families have dinner together … especially after a hard day’s work.
We want to thank each of you for such an incredible experience. Our team left so inspired by you!
Fancy pants phoneography from our day together (below)… also, we had the CRAZY AWESOME Shade Tree Films crew there as well. They’ve done all our video production work and we couldn’t recommend them more, such talent and creativity… plus they are just the best people to be around. We’ll be launching their REBRAND asap (we’ve been hard at work on their new brand, we can’t wait to show what they’re all about).
Here’s what a few attendees had to say about our time together:
Whether you are just starting out or have been doing this for years, if you want to take your photography business to the next level, STOP whatever you are doing, and get to a BDB TH!NK TANK. The team walks you through such a unique process that is…so needed in this industry, and is severely lacking amongst most photographers. With practical application and planning TH!NK TANKS help you figure out how to make your business one that stands out!”
“The TH!NK TANK was awesome! It was a roller coaster at times (emotionally) but they definintly left me on a high note feeling confident, amazing and ready to move forward on a clear path. I learned a lot about myself as a person.”
“I love that the [work] book is step by step process. It allows for success. Thank you!”
“When I was first told about TH!NK TANKS I was told that the BDB team would make me cry during the therapy sessions. I did.”
“Thank you so much for your time and hard work. I feel so well equipped to move forward and have a much clearer understanding of how to use my core values to separate me from the crowd. Can totally use today as a springboard for a successful future in this business.”
“The TH!NK TANK simplified the overall complex process of whole image rebrand for me. Something so important and overwhelming to me has now been openned up and, dissected and simplified”