Welcome To The New Scanners Night

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John Williams at Scanners Night - photo by Jim Friedman jimage.co.uk

This week we ran our new look Scanners Night at a new venue with our biggest crowd yet. (See pic above – that’s me, John Williams, in the foreground)

The focus in our new format is on you and helping make your ideas happen – with the help of 60 other creative people who are writing books, building blogs, launching businesses, starting their own event, using social media to promote their art, or making their escape from the 9 to 5.

And instead of long talks, we lead you through an exercise to get help on your ideas so that you leave with new insights and new contacts to make things happen over the next month.

Plus we share the real-life stories of people who have launched some brilliant projects onto the world and even turned them into a lucrative business.

Rave reviews

Here are some great unsolicited comments we got on twitter after this very first “Scanners Night 2.0”:

Fantastic scanners night with @johnsw and @FreeRangeHumans yesterday – lots of inspiring people and ideas, lots of energy, whoop!

I found it really helpful tonight. I have some very clear actions to take this week. Thanks.

Scanners night was really good tonight, really enjoyed it.

Newly discovered play project starts tomorrow thanks to a great scanners night!

We want your opinion

If you were there, let us know what you think: What did you get out of it? What was most helpful? What would you change? We’d love to know – so please leave a comment. If it helped you to pursue an idea or project, let us know that too!

If you haven’t experienced the new look Scanners Night yet, but you’ve been to our other events, leave a comment to tell us what you’d like from the night – and make a date to join us in February.

The next Scanners Night is 9 February. (Scanners Night is on the 2nd Wednesday of the month so put it in your diary as a repeating appointment if you’re a fan.)

Read more and book your tickets here (before it sells out!)

Cool evening event seeking attractive venue

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DatingIt’s dating time for Scanners Night.

We’re looking to pair our lovely, fun, creative event with a delightful and deserving venue. Can you help us match-make?

Here’s our check list for the venue that will be a perfect partner – note that attributes are listed in descending order of importance.

  1. Fits 65 people, ideally up to 75, all seated with room to move around
  2. We can have the space exclusively to ourselves – not shared with random strangers (what kind of event do you take us for?). Ideal is a gallery, a cool meeting space, or a separate room above or below a nice bar or restaurant where our fascinating speakers won’t be interrupted by noise or people making their way somewhere else.
  3. A space with a cool, casual feel – ideally not a traditional lecture theatre. Think scattered, ad-hoc seating, or cabaret style. Funky interiors are welcome! Scanners love the new, the innovative, the unusual and will rave about you to everyone they know.
  4. Central London location – Zone 1: the West End is ideal, Shoreditch at a stretch. Recently we have been just off Regent Street and then Great Portland Street.
  5. A PA with a mic. Ideally input for a second mic too.
  6. Occasionally, a projector and screen in situ would be very helpful. Ditto Internet access to call up websites
  7. Ideally a bar for people to buy their own drinks in the break and possibly before and after (that don’t require pre-ordering).
  8. Budget: some of our previous venues have been free but we are willing to pay a fee for the right spot

And in return, we bring you:

  • 50-70 people every month on a night when you might otherwise have only a small number of people for your extra space. It’s a social/networking event with a speaker talking for the first half of the evening.
  • Friendly people who get their own drinks before the event, at the break and sometimes after. Some will also buy snacks such as bar food.
  • Publicity to over 1000 well connected people on an email list every month
  • We are happy to do combined marketing such as offering a promotional voucher of some kind

If you point us to a venue we end up using, you are welcome to be our guest at all Scanners Night events for the rest of this year – and you will have our eternal gratitude to boot!

We are also interested in engaging experienced event organisors.

Please email john @ scanner central. co. uk [please type it in without the spaces – sorry it’s a pain but it’s the only way to avoid automated spam]

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How to make money from your ideas

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July’s Scanners Night was on the theme of “Making Money From Your Many Ideas”. I gave an intro talk before we got into the live brainstorm with Judith Morgan. You can listen to my intro, a beginner’s guide to making money from your ideas right now for free.

The Beginner’s Guide to Making Money from your Ideas

Click the link below to play the recording:

Play “The Beginner’s Guide to Making Money From Your Ideas”

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PS. Has this got you thinking about your own great ideas? If you want to find out how to make your own idea make money, click here for details of my Idea-to-Income Coaching Programme