Testimonial from the Nov. 14, 2015 Liference in Raliegh, NC:
From: Gregory Whitt Date: November 16, 2016 Subject: Jana Broder's Workshop
Over the years I’ve read most of the books and have attended the majority of the different types of trainings on drum circle facilitation. The piece that is missing in ALL of them is how to run an arts-based business. Jana Broder is filling that gap with a new program. This weekend I hosted “The Drum Magic Way of Life” here in Raleigh, NC and fifteen of us turned out to soak up some of that wisdom and experience.
Jana has been in this business for fourteen years. She has perfected a unique style of rhythm event, but more importantly she has created a consistently successful business model. Sure, I know we likely didn’t go into this line of work for the money. We all love drumming because it makes people feel great and creates truly wonderful connections. AND if you’re like me, you’ve discovered that a love for drumming isn’t going to be enough to pay the bills.
If you’ve been at this a while, you know there are a lot of other pieces that need to line up. Beyond the slicing and dicing of drum circles, there’s the accounting, marketing, contact management, gear selection, transportation choices, website set up, pricing, proposals…. the list goes on and on! Jana has that worked out in a systematic and organized way to help you run a successful business using rhythm as the method and drums as the tool to earn your living doing this worthy work in the world.
Jana has been a dear friend and mentor to me for years. When it came to building my business, her advice has been nothing but gold. I can’t recommend this highly enough for those of you who want to leave your day job and drum with people for your living. It’s great work. She’s a great teacher, and she’s my trusted advisor. I’ve been at this full-time for six year and my successes are in large part due to lessons learned from Jana.
If you’re seriously considering drum circling as a livelihood, if you’re ready to move beyond surviving into thriving, and if you value working smarter rather than harder, you’ll want to get in on this workshop. You’ve missed this session, but perhaps you could host one of your own for the facilitators in your region…. http://drummagic.net/announcements/193-the-drum-magic-way-of-life
in rhythm & gratitude, -Greg
Gregory Whitt Facilitator & Educator President, Drum Circle Facilitators Guild