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The Best of Skillshare: 7 Career-Enhancing Courses to Check Out
The online platform makes taking up a new skill easy, fun and extra engaging
Feeling something of a career slump in the pandemic? There’s no reason to fret or panic. While it’s easy to think that too many opportunities for career growth or progression have passed, it’s absolutely fine to slow down and take a breather—and see that even this downtime can be put to good use.
You don’t need to look far for things that can spark your creativity, get you motivated again or help you refocus. On Skillshare, hundreds of classes and workshops are lined up just to do that. So whether you want to pursue something on your bucket list, find out how to up your social media game or get the basics of programs like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Notion, Procreate and so much more, the possibilities are endless.
It’s time to get back on track a little more energized and inspired. Here are just six career-enhancing classes to get you started.
Going Freelance: Building and Branding Your Own Success
Stepping into the world of freelancing: to do it or not to do it? With the right tools and guidance, it shouldn’t be so daunting to take on. This is where this Skillshare class comes in.
Justin Gignac and Claire Wasserman of the creative agency Working Not Working lay it all down in their 50-minute dive: from crafting your portfolio and expanding your network, to marketing yourself on social media.
Visual Storytelling: Creating More Persuasive Presentations
Susannah Shattuck of Prezi takes viewers into a 60-minute masterclass, cut into bite-sized videos, covering the power of visual storytelling—and more than that: how to craft effective and compelling presentations. Rethink how you present with Skillshare’s refocus on structure and strategy, the importance of making use of a visual analogy and so much more.
Real Productivity: Create Your Ideal Week
In this course, learn tricks of the trade from the Skillshare co-founder and CEO himself, Michael Karnjanaprakorn. Here, he shares everything from his rules for maximizing productivity to the steps for crafting an ideal work week. Also find out: Why is it important to build short-term systems for long-term success? How do you truly figure out how to prioritize tasks? The course page further elaborates: “This class will be useful whether you’re freelance, full-time or searching for a way to balance many projects at once. You'll gain a toolkit for personalizing your productivity system and accomplishing work that drives real impact—every day, every week, every month, every year.”
Copywriting For Beginners: How To Write Web Copy That Sells Without Being Cheesy
With parts of work life now tied to digital (and online content platforms like social media), it’s important to learn how to craft copy that captures attention, keeps readers hooked and gets them to take action.
In this course, veteran web copywriter Jesse Forrest teaches viewers how to cut through the noise and write effectively: from creating great headlines to speaking the language of your audience.
Visual Thinking: Drawing Data to Communicate Ideas
It’s a largely visual world out there. As much as words captivate, presenting them in a visual manner—for work pitches, improved brainstorming and planning, better communication—is also key.
Dive into functional drawing with information designer and artist Catherine Madden, whose 60-minute course breaks down the ways visual thinking can get a message across clearer, faster and stronger. Here, viewers get to learn “how a few simple moves can help you organize your ideas, extend your brainstorming and communicate complex concepts simply (and effectively) to audiences of every size.”
iPhone Photography Essentials: Take Pro Photos With Your iPhone
You’ve got the smartphone. You know the basics of the camera app. What’s next? For Apple users, it’s to unlock the potential of the iPhone camera so you can fine-tune your content.
This course walks viewers through the basics, covering as well the best apps for iPhone photography and photo editing. After the 95-minute session, cut up in 10 classes, you can make sure your everyday creatives are on-point and you can up your photography game whether for work or play.
Storytelling for Leaders: How to Craft Stories That Matter
Stories and connections are at the heart of communication. This is something leaders know full well and what this course is all about: “Whether it’s for marketing materials, a client presentation, a unifying story to fire up your team, an investor pitch or simply a story about you as a person, this 25-minute class with the founder of SYPartners, Keith Yamashita, will teach you how to craft a compelling story that matters to your audience.”
Up your game at work, pick up a new skill or simply pursue one of your passions with Skillshare, the online learning community you can now join with Globe.
Get your seven-day free trial of Skillshare Premium that unlocks the full archive of classes, courses and workshops. And one other thing: GPlan customers get a one-month Premium Membership via the GlobeOne app. What are you waiting for?
Subscribe to Skillshare using Google Play Direct Carrier Billing and choose any of the following offers, exclusive of applicable taxes: Php785 per month or Php5,050 for one year. Charge it to your Globe Prepaid load or Postpaid bill to enjoy easy in-app purchases.