Today I’m sharing 7 different ways to refresh your practice for 2023 so you don’t get stuck in a rut.
Here are a couple of questions for you to think about.
First of all, it’s the start of the new year. Are you looking forward to designing and leading guided tours, art experiences, educational programmes in 2023?
Perhaps you’re in the middle of a quiet patch and you’re thinking about the new season starting. Are you excited for it?
If you answered yes to either or both of these questions, then great. You’re in a good place for the year to come. You might also want to take the time now to review some of the suggestions in today’s podcast to see if you can refresh your practice for the coming year.
If, however, you’re not sure about your answers to those questions, or about how you feel about the coming year, then it’s definitely time to shake things up a little. If you’re feeling tired, jaded or uninspired, then it’s time to make some changes.
It’s a wonderful thing to do at any time of year, but especially at the start of a new year. Right now is a great time to try out some new things and to refresh your practice.
If you continue to do things exactly as you did them last year, then you might end up feeling like you’re on auto-pilot, or start feeling a bit restless or even bored of what you do.
And here’s one reason why it’s important to regularly look at what you do and see if you can refresh your practice a little.
Your participants can always tell when an educator or guide is going through the motions.
It’s tempting to stick to the tried-and-tested formula – especially if it worked well last year – but making a few simple changes to your practice and the way you do things might help you to rediscover a passion and enthusiasm for your work.
And this renewed enthusiasm will of course come across to your participants – and might even be contagious.
Even if you’re not feeling stuck – perhaps you’re more than happy with the way you do things – you may hear something here that you’d like to try out at some point this year. And your audience will thank you for it!
We have a responsibility to do so much more than just ‘inform’ in our museum and heritage programmes – people want to be surprised, moved, connected, and even transformed. So here are 7 different ways you can refresh your practice for the coming year.
Let’s get started.