With the rise in COVID-19 cases over the past few weeks, social distancing has become more important than ever. As many of us navigate a professional and personal life – that look much different than before – there might be some lack of focus or confusion. Here at 100th Monkey, we want to provide resources for those who need to stay sharp on the work front, and still be engaged personally once you’ve clocked out for the day.
Our fearless leader Mich Hancock, along with Josh Levey of our partnering agency Medici Mediaspace will be hosting a series of online workshops that will focus on marketing solutions for businesses. The best part is that they are FREE to both members and non-members!
Here is a rundown of the amazing discussions being offered:
The Creative Approach to Making Your Business Work During COVID-19
Hosted by Josh Levey, Wednesday April 1st, 11AM-12:30PM
Join Josh as he teaches not only a method of survival, but how to thrive during these uncertain times! You will learn how to think creatively about your business and put plans into place that will help you stay ahead of the curve. Click here to join.
Link In While Sheltering In Place
Hosted by Josh Levey and Mich Hancock, Thursday April 2nd, 11AM-12:30PM
Using LinkedIn as a business booster during this pandemic is so smart! People you’ve wanted to connect with are probably home now, too. Why not reach out? Josh and Mich will lead this open conversation and help to set the stage to build relationships for the future. Click here to join.
“TED”-ify Your Talk
Hosted by Mich Hancock and Josh Levey, Friday, April 3rd, 11:30AM-1PM
If anyone knows the ins and outs of TED Talks, it’s Mich! She is the Co-founder of TEDxGatewayArch and gives lovely presentations. She will be joined by Josh to share best practices, insider secrets and more on how to “TED”-ify your talk. Both Mich and Josh work with individual speakers and groups of business leaders, showing how to turn what would be a boring presentation into something much bigger! Click here to join.
Social Media Q&A
Hosted by Mich Hancock, Wednesday, April 8th, 11AM-12:30PM
A pause in business is the perfect time to start or redefine social media and digital marketing. If you think you’re not online, believe us, you are! Ensuring you’re directing your company’s online image is up to you. In this workshop, Mich is on-call to answer your burning social media questions. Find out why she excels at creating quality human connections and giving B2B and B2C clients more leads and conversions! Click here to join.
While all these cool work activities are awesome, social distancing can induce anxiety and make us feel less connected to each other. Let’s be sure to take time before and/or after working hours to build our personal lives, help to relieve stress and focus on well-being. We’ve compiled a list of online resources that can be used right now to clear minds and stay healthy.
If you are missing time in the gym, why not take your workout outside? Talk a walk through the neighborhood, do some jumping jacks on your patio, or buy a jump rope online! Exercise programs are also available on the Fitness Blender website. If you’re missing yoga classes, Yoga with Adriene has plenty of sessions for free on YouTube, ranging in level of difficulty and length. Kids can get in on workouts as well with Cosmic Kids. Trust me, they’ll be wiggling around and mesmerized in no time!
Virtual tours and live cams can make us feel like we’re in a totally different space! Night owls and sky lovers can view the Northern Lights with a live webcam. Many national parks have virtual nature tours: explore volcanoes in Hawaii, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, and Sequoia State Park.
If the comfort of some cute critters is more your style, check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium sea otter cam, the newly opened St. Louis Aquarium hosts live videos on their Facebook page, and witness the wildlife at the San Diego Zoo. Puppies and kittens will surely improve any mood!
Museums, like the Louvre, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Kennedy Space Center have plenty of content to sift through. There’s even a collection of street art exhibitions! Looking for music to fill your heart? Many artists are performing from their living rooms and streaming the content online. Willie Nelson and friends, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie performs a few songs and answers questions every evening, and the Montreux Jazz Festival is releasing iconic live sets. Even Broadway is getting in on the action, allowing users to stream their favorite productions for free for a week.
Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu have certainly not let us down. While working from home, take time to throw on a favorite TV series for background noise. We love shows like The Office, Parks & Rec, and even Friends. If you like drama, maybe Law & Order or any of the CSI series would suit you better.
We hope this roundup of professional and personal resources helps to establish a work-life balance in your new found work-from-home life. Tell us what other resources you’re using now!