“The course was an eye-opening experience to just be me, show up authentically, and make equal, respectful, and friendly connections. There was a real emphasis on trusting yourself and humanizing other people, which has really improved how I show up.”
We asked Jennifer Newcomb how she felt after completing Build in Public Mastery.
What about Build in Public Mastery stood out for you?
I first stumbled on one of Kevon’s tweets and it was something interesting and supportive in regards to sharing in public. I remember clicking on the public lab website and it was all about his Build in Public journey. It was very different from my initial attempts online because it didn’t seem as stressful as mine was and involved a transparent engagement with other people. So I already knew the course would be a comprehensive guide to improving my own presence and process.
What was your biggest win from the course?
I initially struggled with overthinking and putting too much pressure on myself while sharing on Twitter. The course was an eye-opening experience to just be me, show up authentically, and make equal, respectful, and friendly connections. There was a real emphasis on trusting yourself and humanizing other people, which has really improved how I show up.
Which part of the course did you look forward to the most?
The coursework and breakout activities were interesting and creative, especially when we did practical exercises on the live workshops. The activities pushed me to be more reflective of my Twitter presence and I got to share with other coursemates what I was struggling with, my common fears, and how I can add value. The teaching framework Kevon used was something I could easily relate to and curate to my own needs.
How did the course help you in your writing process?
I have become more open-minded with my connections and using Build in Public as authentic marketing for my books. Interacting with others has exposed me to more passionate writers and content creators that also reassure me nobody has it all together. So in a way, I am more open to getting and providing feedback instead of navigating the roadblocks by myself.
Any last words for our future students?
Don't try to be someone else. Just be your weird, strange self and the right people will find you.