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Creative Entrepreneurship Master Class Presentation Day

Every creative person should have (Film Makers, producers, dancers, Photographers etc.) the entrepreneur’s attitude, behaviors and habits that will trigger innovation and growth of the sector in terms of quality production. “To be an entrepreneur, you have to be ready to fail and not once, you have to test your business model in the real world, and every day you will learn something new that will be outside the confines of a classroom…” shared by Mr. Elly Omondi, Chrisc Tanzania Coordinator who graced our presentations at the Creative Entrepreneurship master classes that took place today at our office on Moivaro road in Arusha, Tanzania.

This course covers most of the key aspects of starting or scaling a business as a creative person. The course module includes; presentation, business model canvas, basic marketing, research, using the tools (internet, computer and computer applications), brand identity, finances etc.
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Creative Media participants...
Creative  Entrepreneurship participants…
Director of Sambuguma studio presenting his business model.
Director of Sambuguma studio presenting his business model.

Big congratulations to all the grandaunts for taking time off their busy schedule to come and learn how to go an extra mile in this competitive world. “Every creative person needs to create time and have an online presence, the big deals and market is also found online and we can’t afford not to be active online. Technical skills alone aren’t enough; we need to have the entrepreneurial instinct in our work”. Mr. Wilson Masaka Trainer, Creative Entrepreneurship Course.

Next we look forward to the next class Creative Media (cinematography and technical skills) starting 18th May to 29th May 2015.

Get in touch with us: movingtanzania@kilimanjarofilm.org
Have a blessed weekend and stay creative!

Creative Entrepreneurs Learn Everyday

The Master classes aims are to improve the media landscape in East Africa and to enhance participant’s skills in improving their imaginative skills, business skills and personally enable them brand their business ideas. Our Overall goal at Moving Tanzania is to strengthen documentary making, film, cultural storytelling and other related skills by training those involved in the related creative media industry in East Africa.

The Creative Entrepreneurship (CE) targets practitioners in the creative industry, for example Musicians, Film-makers, Bloggers, Editors, Producers, Actors / Actress, Painters, etc. who are at any level in their industry. This is a platform to learn, share and network with learning opportunities to learn how to start a venture, scale your business or review any practices in your sector.

Once you have an idea you need to develop a marketing strategy on a solid business model. In the process of ideation and planning you can’t miss the 5 P’s namely; Product, Price, People, Promotion and Place. Our main focus is to learn how we can sell our products and also pitch our ideas to potential clients or investors. We also cover extensively on-line and offline promotion and its attributes. After the course each participant leaves with a clear road map of their business identity and wealth of knowledge and skills to compete in different sphere of life.

Our sessions are more practical with a good balance of theory. During the two week training we also host discussion forums on how to receive and give feedback (critique and not criticizing) which many of us are not used to especially when it comes to giving feedback that requires reviews. In the coming lessons we shall looking at budgeting, research on-line and offline, finishing our business models, customer persona, guest speaker and lastly hosting a mini graduation ceremony at our premise where the participants will be presenting their business model to an audience of approximately 25 -30 people which is also part of the challenge.

Our sessions are more practical with a good balance of theory. During the two week training we also host discussion forums on how to receive and give feedback (critique and not criticizing) which many of us are not used to especially when it comes to giving feedback that requires reviews. In the coming lessons we shall look at budgeting, research on-line and offline, finishing our business models, customer persona, invite a guest speaker and lastly is hosting a mini graduation ceremony at our premises where the participants will be presenting their business models to an audience of approximately 25 -30 people which is also part of the Creative Entrepreneurship challenge.

Benefits of joining the course;

  • Participants get to work in groups and also learn other important skill sets for an entrepreneur to excel in mobilizing the required resources for example pitching your ideas to prospective investors or partners.
  • Link with professional coaches who will help you in the process of fine tuning the business idea.
  • Explore your creative world through practical assignments etc.
  •  Have fun while learning with other passionate entrepreneurs.
Participants from Chrisc Tanzania attending the ongoing Creative Entrepreneurship
Participants from Chrisc Tanzania attending the ongoing Creative Entrepreneurship
Fred developing his brand identity (slogan and logo), everyone presents in front of the
Fred developing his brand identity (slogan and logo), everyone presents in front of the class to receive feedback while they learn how to present.
Mr. Sambunguma the director of Sambunguma production presenting his business model at Creative Entrepreneurship class where he is one of the participants.
Mr. Sambunguma the director of Sambunguma production presenting his business model at Creative Entrepreneurship class where he is one of the participants.
Wilson Masaka – Hub Manager / Creative Entrepreneur trainer facilitating a lesson on creativity.
Wilson Masaka – Hub Manager / Creative Entrepreneur trainer facilitating a lesson on creativity.

Creative Entrepreneurship Registration Deadline 28th April 2015

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Learning Opportunity at Kilimanjaro Film Institute (KFI) in Arusha, Tanzania.
Creative Entrepreneurship Master Class.  We invite the players in the creative industry around East Africa Starting 4th May – 15th May 2015 Registration

Deadline: 28th April 2015
Course fee: Tsh. 100,000 per person approximately Kes. 5,000 only.

  • Please apply through; www.kilimanjarofilm.org/Apply
  • Contact us on: movingtanzania@kilimanjarofilm.org Telephone: +255 684 845 343

Or write / call to wilson@kilimanjarofilm.org Telephone +255 758 559 662. The session will be held at Kilimanjaro Film Institute, Moivaro road in Arusha – Tanzania.

Further references;

Creative Entrepreneurship Crash Course

The World of Work (WOW)

Many graduates aspire to either be employed or start their own ventures and become self employed. There are many entry points to getting your dream job, for example through apprenticeships, pro-Bono assignments, volunteer ship, recommendations, your family business etc. There are no short cuts to perform, it’s either you know what you’re doing and good at it or otherwise.

In the creative entrepreneurship course (crash course) that I facilitated in the 3rd year class at the Kilimanjaro Film Institute based in Arusha, Tanzania, we covered key issues that graduates ought to have in preparation for the world of work (WOW) namely;

  1. Personal Branding and development of Brand Identity.
  2. Business model canvas, Pitching, Presenting and Storytelling.
  3. Question: What’s in your tool box as a freelancer?
  4. Defining different road maps towards getting your dream job.

Below is a list of eight employability skills the working force is looking for in the 21st century and beyond;

  1. Communication skills.
  2. Planning and organizing
  3. Teamwork.
  4.  Problem solving skills.
  5. Self Management.
  6.  Initiative & Enterprise.
  7. Technology.
  8. Infinite Learning

In preparation for the world of work all graduates should ask themselves the biggest question what’s in their toolbox?

The tool box
The tool box… What is yours?

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Here the toolbox illustrates your preparedness in the following aspect that contributes to the brand that you would like to create and leave a legacy. The following are sets of items that should be stored in your tool box either you are employed or self employed in any industry;

  • Skills: Mind set versus Skill set.
  •  Knowledge: Your foundation for how things work, trends, best practices, process, product etc.
  • Brand: Position, Value, Unique Selling Point (USP), brand element, Brand narrative etc.
  • Portfolio: Show reel, client list, testimonial etc.

What else? There is more to add to your toolbox, so do your homework and compete in your industry of your choice.

Article written by;
Wilson Masaka
Hub Manager / Trainer Creative Entrepreneurship.