How To Be More Productive | Raindance Film School


[NEW] Filmmaker Intensives: How To Maximise Your Creative Productivity 

$139.47 $125.53

Next date: Starts Monday 15th November for 4 consecutive Mondays
Duration: 4 x 2 hour sessions 7:00pm – 9:00pm UK time
Address: Online via Zoom
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10% early bird discount up to one month before course start date

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At a glance

  • It’s not how hard you work, but how smart: so how do you keep all the balls up in the air?
  • The art of managing more than one project at a time
  • Organisation, collaboration and delegation
  • Keeping your energy, ideas and enthusiasm flowing
  • Avoiding burn out

About the course

As a married mother of two children who lives abroad and manages her own business as well as writes books and comics in three genres, I am often asked how I manage to juggle it all.

Good question. I’m no millionaire, and I certainly don’t have a team of nannies, housekeepers or a personal assistant – but what I do have is an array of productivity tools. And I’m going to share them with you.

HOW TO MAXIMISE YOUR CREATIVE PRODUCTIVITY is a course that will teach you how to work with what you have. The creative industry is unlike any other, the hours you put in do not always equate to success or more money. This course isn’t about working yourself to the bone – it’s about getting the most out of your time and ideas. So what makes some people continuously motivated and prolific, and others struggling to keep on track with just one project? The answer is learning what works for you!

What you will learn:

Being creatively productive is not matter of making the time – it’s about how you approach your work.

On this course you will learn:

  • Why your work makes you feel the way it does
  • What is blocking you from moving faster
  • The importance of diversifying your art
  • Techniques for juggling the work/life balance
  • When to push forward and when to pull back
  • How to keep your energy, ideas and enthusiasm flowing

Who should attend?

Scriptwriters, but also authors, illustrators, directors, and anyone else who wants to keep creating and telling stories, but keep running out of time and energy.

Course Outline

Session 1: Why do you want to be more productive?

  • Understanding your motives and motivation
  • What in your life is blocking you from creating more?
  • Finding the magical focus
  • What are your Have to’s, Should do’s and Want to’s?

Session 2: Diversifying your creativity

  • Creating clear direction and achievable goals
    How more projects can mean more energyKeeping within your brand values
    Collaboration and Delegation
    When to say no

Session 3: Juggling techniques: How to get organised and meet deadlines

  • External factors and making space
  • Routine, planning, and prioritising
  • Boundaries and communication
  • Obsession and stress: How much work is too much work?

Session 4: Motivation, Energy & Enthusiasm

  • Charting your energy flow
  • When to push forward and when to pull back
  • How to and when to let go of ideas that aren’t working
  • How to avoid burnout
  • Q&A


About the tutor

N J Simmonds

N J Simmonds is a fiction author, comic book writer and lecturer on self-branding, storytelling and marketing. Natali began her career in marketing working for various agencies in London representing brands such as Nike, Sugar Puffs, Vue cinema and The Savoy. She also spent some time working for Cosmopolitan magazine (among other glossies).

In 2010 she created her own marketing consultancy, Rebel,, guiding and advising businesses and creative individuals in the UK, Spain and the Netherlands on corporate storytelling and branding.

In 2015 she co-founded The Glass House online women’s magazine and in 2017 her first book was published.

Since then Natali regularly lectures on storytelling at schools across Europe, at The Hague University of Applied Sciences and at various business events. To date she has had six books published (including a series under the pen name Caedis Knight), has written a 12-part comic for Big Bang! Manga, sells her artwork online, and is working on more books and her first screenplay.

Natali is also available for private consultations.

Did you know?

  • Raindance members save 20% on this course? You can join online >HERE< and start saving immediately
  • The Raindance Guarantee: If this course fails to meet your expectations, let us know at the break and we will make a full, 100% no-questions-asked refund

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