practice back to back

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guest post by joselyn

today we had a workshop about how to improve our marketing at sweet dreams. the workshop was presented by karen kennedy who is a entrepreneur in san francisco. she taught us about cold calling and how to promote our products to new shops. first she gave us a script on what to say in  phone calls. some people wrote their own script that they felt more comfortable saying. next we practiced by doing phone calls back to back as if doing role playing. i felt nervous at first but at the end i became more confident. now i’ll be more prepare for the next time i do my first  real cold call.

New Projects

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Hello everyone!

Here at Sweet dreams we are starting to come up with new projects.

1. New Lavender eye Pillows with geometric fabric. If you love brown and green you will love these new eye pillows. In addition, we also have a new stripe fabric with gold lines.

2. Some of the Sweet Dreams ladies have been working on a collective dress. Do you all remember our collective jacket? We are now trying to make a collection made with love and creativity. We hope to show this collection to fashion designers, please cross your fingers because we sure are!

Check out an applique that was embroidered on. This applique depicts Melissa on a sewing machine the first time she came into Turning Heads our Mother organization. The dress is fully decorated with images that represent various experiences each member has had in the  Co-Op.

3. Last but not least, Jane and Sandra have been going from coffee shop to coffee shop and picking up donated Burlap coffee bags. We are hoping to develop a new and exciting project to offer to you all.

There you have it, Sweet Dreams has been busy and getting creative. Keep checking our blog to see what we make with these awsome burlap bags andsee the final product on our dress.

Sweet Dreams

Nancy M

1st Mentor Meeting

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Guest Post by Nancy C.

Saturday, March 2nd, we got to meet our new mentors. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was excited to get something out of this experience. We were in a circle around the large cutting table, ready to meet the young women in front of us. We did a little ice breaker and then got one on one time with our mentors.

My mentor didn’t start with more ice breakers to break the ice and instead jumped right into trying to help me. I really appreciate that because I am not the kind of person that likes to talk about themselves and I kind of suck at ice breakers. She seemed to know what questions to ask that would get me talking which was nice because I wouldn’t have come out and asked for help on my own. Even if that’s what she’s there for. She seemed like a good listener and someone who can give me feedback on my ideas. For example, we were talking about possible majors and she thought I was on the right track on choosing accounting/ business because I’m good at math.

From what I saw, it seemed like the rest of the ladies at sweet dreams also enjoyed their new mentors because there was a lot of talking and laughing. It was pretty loud but not the annoying loud there is at school or something. The first meeting was mostly about getting to know each other and to find out what they can help us on. The next meeting will be about getting a profile on LinkedIn. My mentor told me it was like a Facebook page but more professional. It has your work experience, picture, and education background. Employers can look at your profile and see if you are right for the position they’re trying to fill.

I’m really excited for our next meeting, thanks for reading, bye.