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Product Photography Workshop

Whether you have a business and want to learn the tricks and tips to taking quality pictures, or just want to learn a new skill - all guests are welcomed! Join us on Thursday, December 1st at 12pm to learn the basic composition skill of photography, including product placement and lighting. Our sesison will be lead by Laurel Jarvis, a local Guelph professional photographer.  No equipment required!  

Videography Workshop

This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the basics of videography, and is intended for those with little to no experience with DSLR cameras and editing etc. The workshop will strengthen your content-creation skills, whether you're an artist, entertainer, or entrepreneur. The hands-on workshop will give you tips for capturing video with your cell phone and more professional cameras, as well as demos of free and paid editing software packages and editing workflows.

3D Print Workshop

This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the basics of 3D printing and is intended for those with a desire to learn but little to no prior experience. Topics we’ll cover include a hands-on orientation to a an entry level machine, how to find free 3D files to print, the process of ‘slicing’ a file (turning it into something machine can work with) and loading the sliced file onto the printer via micro-SD card. We will also briefly cover the different kinds of 3D printers available, and when to use each kind. No prior knowledge required; all are welcome.

So, you want to be an Entrepreneur?

So, you want to be an Entrepreneur? Learn about the Hub Incubator that will take you from idea to launch! Does the idea of being an entrepreneur sound exciting, or overwhelming? Where do you start? What are the steps to take to follow your dream about being your own boss? In this introductory session, Erin Young, the new Manager of the Hub Incubator, will speak about the opportunities available to learn how to be an entrepreneur.
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Workshop - Website Development

Have you ever wanted your own website but don’t know where to start? Do you have a website but don’t how to update it, or maybe just want a fresh look? The world of web development can be pretty complicated, but this workshop will give you the confidence to choose the right platform for you.
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Workshop - Graphic Design Quick Start + Logo Creation

Do your pictures look pixelated when uploaded to the internet and you’re not quite sure why? Do you wonder what the difference between a .jpeg, .png, and an .svg are, or how to resize an image in photoshop? This workshop is intended to answer those foundational questions and to increase confidence for absolute beginners. Together we will also each create a logo, digitally tracing a pencil drawing or even from scratch.
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Workshop - Entrepreneurship 101 + Hub Incubator Information Session

Do you have a genius business idea? Not too sure what steps to take? This interactive session will provide you with the resources you need to bring your idea to life! Following the coaching session, we will be going over the steps to apply to the Hub Incubator Program. Topics Covered: • Validating your business idea • How to start business planning using the Business Model Canvas • How to conduct market research • Resources available to student entrepreneurs at the University of Guelph • How to apply to the Hub Incubator Program
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Workshop - Master your Presentation Skills in an Online World

A skillset we have all learned throughout the past 2 years is how to present and communicate via online channels. Whether you are a student and presenting to your class, or an entrepreneur pitching to investors, this workshop will teach you the necessary skills you need to help you level up your public speaking. Join this workshop if you want to learn some public speaking techniques to help build your confidence in online meetings and presentations. In this workshop you will get to practice speaking online using the techniques we will learn.
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Workshop - How to 3D Print: Part 3

In Part 3 of this series, we will cover the practical considerations when using 3D printers. Topics Covered • How to load and change filament • Levelling the print bed • Preparing the printer for use This workshop is intended as a follow-up for those who attended the first two workshops, but the skills learned are still relevant and applicable for anyone interested in 3D printing, so all interested participants are encouraged to register! Please email woodcentre@uoguelph.ca if you have any issues registering. 
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Level up Your Social Media Skills - Part 2

In part 2 of this series, we will expand on how to create a professional social media brand for your business, student group or department. Topics Covered:

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