In August 2008 we were approached by Renaissance East Midlands to produce a training package that would encourage museum staff across the region to assess their processes and improve their communication skills, internally and externally. This Monday saw Elli deliver the first training session which is the culmination of a very long and progressive journey over the past two years.
We started off by going into various museums and heritage sites and delivering the training ourselves to the staff which invloved Andy, Elli and myself sharing various communication techniques and skills and dressing in various silly wigs and costumes.
Renaissance were so pleased with this part of the process that they then asked us to develop the workshops into a DVD package that could be used to train higher level staff to deliver the training to their colleagues. The DVD includes scenes that we used in the live workshops that were adapted for film and include Andy Barrow dressed as the tooth fairy and a French waiter and Elli Mackenzie as a Health and Safety conscious administrator in a rather fetching wig.
This labour of love has been a hugely worthwhile project for us and Renaissance and is ongoing with more sessions planned for later in the year. To view some of the films used on the DVD please visit our portfolio page and look at “Plague Museum” and “Personality Typing”.