The Popcorn Series

The Popcorn 

Brought to you by Tulsa Tech, 36 Degrees North and Prodigy & Co.

The Popcorn Series is a collection of “pop-up” workshops to educate, engage and entertain. The topics range from tactical marketing tips to leadership and organizational strategies to help you accomplish your goals. If you are a small business, a nonprofit, or simply a life-learner, these workshops are for you! 

“Thanks for the work you do in the community. Tulsa Hub has benefited greatly from the wisdom and contacts myself and other staff have achieved through taking these Popcorn series trainings.”

Ren Barger | Founder, Tulsa Hub


Wednesday, August 5 – Getting Your First Client

Friday, August 14 – Building Personal Resilience

Tuesday, August 18 – Getting Started with YouTube

Wednesday, August 26 – Facebook Marketing for Business


Thursday, September 3 – Stop Spinning, Start Deciding

Friday, September 11 – Fundraising During a Financial Crisis

Thursday, September 17 – Prospecting & Finding Potential Clients

Wednesday, September 30 – Closing the Deal


Friday, October 9 – Anatomy of an Ad

Wednesday, October 14 –
 Visual Branding Basics 

Tuesday, October 20 
– Intellectual Property 101 

Thursday, July 30
Beginner Workshop

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Presenter: Jessica Kinsey – Prodigy & Co

Creative Thinking Fundamentals

Creative thinking is critical to the success of any business or nonprofit—without new ideas for how to serve clients or operate your organization, you are likely to fall behind. Too often, we think of creativity as something that artists, musicians, or writers have, but creativity is about the way we think, solve problems, and make connections, and like all skills, it can be learned and practiced. This workshop will cover the fundamentals of creative thinking and include activities and exercises that will help you build your creative muscles and break your normal patterns of thinking. Led by Jessica Kinsey, Social Impact Strategist, founder of Prodigy & Co, facilitator, coach, and consultant.

Wednesday, August 5
Beginner Workshop

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Presenter: Chandler Malone – Atento Capital

Getting Your First Customer

If you are still in the development stage of your business, you should be thinking a lot about your first customer. A product, team, LLC, or marketing plan won’t make a successful business until people start to buy from you. And investors aren’t likely to be interested in funding you if no one has bought what you are selling. How do you find that first customer? What do you need to do to ensure you are solving a problem that someone will pay for? This workshop will cover what you need to know to go from pre-revenue to your first paying customers. Led by Chandler Malone, Entrepreneurial Development at Atento Capital. Chandler is a 2 time founder with 2 exits and currently investing in high growth tech startups.

Friday, August 14
Beginner Workshop

Building Personal Resilience

We all face adversity, stress and setbacks but it is our ability to bounce back that defines who we are and who we become. Personal resilience is the ability to adapt to adversity and not only overcome challenges but grow and develop because of them. Resilience is a skill that can be learned and practiced, making it easier to move through personal challenges and professional setbacks. This workshop will cover the basics of what resilience looks like, the characteristics of resilient people, and provide actions you can take to build your resilience in your personal and professional life. Led by Lewana Harris, Business and Life Strategist, facilitator, and inspirational leader.

Wednesday, August 26
Beginner Workshop

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Presenter: Kristen Williams

Getting Started with YouTube

YouTube has over 1 billion users worldwide and is one of the most popular search engines. That means that when people are looking for help, they often go to YouTube to find it. Should your business be capitalizing on that traffic? This workshop will help you determine if your business should be on YouTube and how to get started. It will cover setting up your account and channel, planning content, optimizing your channel and videos and more. Led by Kristen Williams, full time content creator.

Wednesday, August 26
Beginner Workshop

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Presenter: Cheryl Lawson – Social Media Tulsa

Facebook Marketing for Business

It is becoming more difficult to build an engaged audience and convert them to customers on Facebook, but it is still possible. Learn what works today—and what doesn’t—when it comes to organically growing your following and gaining meaningful engagement. This workshop will cover how to create your business page, how to leverage Facebook groups, and events, and how to spark ideas for creating engaging content Led by Cheryl Lawson, founder and CEO of Social Media Tulsa

Thursday, September 3
Beginner Workshop

Stop Spinning,

Start Deciding

Stop the endless analysis paralysis and finally get your team to make a decision—or maybe just convince yourself to make a decision! In this fun, interactive workshop, we’ll cover the foundations of effective decision making. You’ll learn and apply tools like the Pairwise Comparison and the Decision Matrix. If your team struggles to make decisions, join this class and learn our favorite tools to lead your team to a decision they can all support. A reusable Excel template is provided to each student.

We’ll help you answer questions like:

  •  Which software should we purchase?
  •  Which employee should we hire?
  •  What project should we do next?
  •  How should we prioritize our projects and our work?
  •  Which new car should I buy?

Previous workshops have included:

Engaging Your Followers: Social Media for Nonprofits
Creating Margin & Reducing Overwhelm
Digital Advertising
Building Your Digital Presence
Working with Diverse Teams
Podcasting 101
Pricing Your Services
Pinterest for Business

How to Develop Online Offers
Creative Digital Marketing
Advocacy for Nonprofits
Canva 101
Sales for Small Businesses & Nonprofits
Email Marketing 101
Getting Government Contracts
Words Matter: Using Inclusive Language in Your Workplace

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