EVENT: Saturday 27th January to Sunday 28th January
Join SayYesMore founder Dave Cornthwaite and life coach Vix Anderton on the YesBus for a weekend designed to kick-start your year.
We've organised a series of talks, workshops and pause sessions to help you work towards a successful, balanced 2018.
This is the first of 2018's programme of courses, seminars and other events to be held on the YesBus, a converted double decker bus created by SayYesMore as a countryside base for learning.
Tickets - get yours here
Ordinarily these sessions are priced between £35 and £50 each, so we hope you find good value in the full weekend ticket, which includes:
- Access to all sessions
- Access and chill-out time on the bus between sessions
- Overnight camping near the YesBus
- Tea and coffee
- Group and individual chats with Dave and Vix throughout the weekend
Saturday 27th January
12:00 - Turn up, set up your tent and meet the YesBus and your hosts
12:45 - An introduction to the YesBus
13:00 - Getting Started: how to plan a big project (90 minutes - led by Dave Cornthwaite)
Whether you're setting up a blog, cycling across a continent, embarking on a new project at home or are just ready to start something new, this workshop will help you: Develop a viable project plan. Shape an appropriate online presence. Overcome challenges before and after the start line. Move forward despite unsupportive friends and family. Design a project budget and savings plan. Decide whether to fundraise or not to fundraise?. Work out what and what not to pack for an adventure. Give sponsorship advice. Provide encouragement, targets and accountability.
14:30 - Break time (60 mins). Take an hour to enjoy the YesBus, read in our open-plan library upstairs, or take a walk in the countryside.
15:30 - Values and Intentions (90 minutes - led by Vix Anderton)
This 90 minute session is designed to help you understand your values, so that you can create guideposts for your future decisions. You will define your core values, create statements that bring your values to life, and get clear on how you can put your intentions into action.
17:00 - Break time (30 mins)
17:30 - Social Media Like a Champ (90 minutes - led by Dave Cornthwaite)
If you're an individual or a small brand aiming to create more impactful, positive and interactive social media content, this is the session for you. Running a good social media network is a huge step in creating a modern day brand, learn how to grow your audience and develop a strategy to ensure future updating isn't just easy, but fun as well. Keeping your message on track at the same time as relating to your followers is at the heart of all social media, and this workshop will help you get creative at the same time as sharing tips and tricks to get ahead of your competition.
19:00 - Dinner (food not included. Will enjoy a group meal either cooked on the bus or ordered in. To be decided the week of the event.)
Sunday 28th January
07:30 - Micro Pause (60 minutes - led by Vix Anderton)
This 60 minute pause is designed to give you an opportunity to pause and take stock of where you are, how you feel and learn some practices to manage stress and anxiety that you can do by yourself at home or at work.
08:30 - Breakfast (simple breakfast will be provided.)
09:30 - How to make a film on your smartphone (120 minutes - led by Dave Cornthwaite)
This is the perfect session for anyone wanting to capture their adventure without dishing out extra cash on camera gear. Dave has filmed with his iPhone for years and introduces real-life examples and skills, as well as an interactive live-demonstrations of how to edit on a phone. Although the filming half of the workshop is relevant to any phone or small camera, he will be teaching how to edit specifically on the iPhone.
11:30 - Chats with Dave and Vix, then chill-out time
13:00 - Home time.
Dave has a habit of doing things differently. He's a record-breaking adventurer who has travelled over 22,000 miles without motors as part of his groundbreaking Expedition1000 project. Dave is the founder of SayYesMore and the YesTribe, community initiatives designed to create opportunities that nudge people towards finding out what they're really capable of. He has written three books, created hundreds of short films, delivered hundreds of lectures worldwide and now lives on a boat in London with his fiancé Emma, who is absolutely delighted that he's now made up for being a total loser in his early twenties.
Vix Anderton is a multi-potentialite, building a portfolio career to change the lives of women and girls as individuals, in organisations, and in society. She is a life coach and mentor, an independent inclusive leadership and gender specialist, and a yoga teacher. Her latest project is building a tech-enabled business from scratch with Zinc.vc to transform the mental and emotional health of women and girls; The Practical Balance will be launching soon! In previous lives, Vix was a Royal Air Force Officer and worked in international development.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I get to the YesBus? Click here to see your options
- What about parking? There is a small fee for parking, use the available ticket machines.
- What facilities are at the Bus? Are there toilets and washing facilities? There are currently no showers at the YesBus, but a bit of bacteria never did anyone any harm. We're building compost toilets in the Spring of 2018 but until then a deluxe (yes, deluxe) portaloo is available with running water.
- Where do I sleep? There are plenty of spots to camp near the YesBus. Camping is free when you're attending an event. If you don't like mud, cold or fresh air, there are plenty of Airbnbs and B&Bs in the region.
- Should I bring my own food? We have basic cooking facilities on the bus (note: the bus kitchen may not yet be ready to use in January 2018), including a basic camp stove. We will often do a group shop during a YesBus event and cook a simple meal together. Ot order a takeaway/ visit a local pub/ cafe together.
- Does the YesBus have a recycling policy? It does. We're still building and installing our bins but we're mindful of recycling and looking after our little corner of the planet.
- Is there anything I shouldn’t or can’t bring?
- Are there tea and coffee facilities? Yes, tea and coffee is included.
- Is there potable water? We are still installing water so it may not be running in late Jan 2018, but we will ensure drinking water is on site.
- Is there anything I should bring? A notepad and pen. Camping equipment (if staying overnight). Snacks. A smartphone with video editing app (if taking part in smartphone filming workshop)
- I have a YesBus day credit after supporting the crowdfunding campaign, can I use it? A day credit is ordinarily use for a co-working day or a YesBus open day or party. In this case, your day credit can be used as a £25 coupon towards a ticket
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