Start your own Skills Swap
If the idea of diving straight into a public skills swap makes you feel a bit anxious, get some friends together and organize one yourself.
1 invite friends
Ask three friends (or four or five, depending on how big you want your event to be) to take part in your skills swapping session. Ask them to each invite another friend so you broaden the range of skills.
2 find the Skills Sharers
Prior to the event, identify three people who are comfortable with sharing their skills. Ask them to prepare a “lesson” and to make sure they have enough materials, if required, for the learning of their skill. (For example: if you’re being taught how to code, you’ll need laptops, software, and scripts.)
3 Set it up
Decide on a venue and time, and ask everyone to bring something to contribute towards the evening, so no one feels under financial pressure to supply food and drinks for everybody.
4 Get it on
On the night, split into groups (one for each skill being taught)—or perhaps you’ll just focus on one skill for the whole group. Make sure you rotate and ask a lot of questions.