At Our Version Media CIC, we work with organisations and their communities to achieve impactful, inclusive and authentic storytelling using a range of media. We teach everything from producing videos that brings projects to life, to showcasing your social impact, to writing newsworthy press releases, or writing copy that informs and connects the people you work with.
Partnership working: community training
“SVS partnered with Southampton City Council and Our Version Media to develop and promote Giving Thanks videos and skill development through a small grants programme.
Veronica, as ever, was clear and focused in delivery of her element of the work and kept other partners fully informed on progress to the successful conclusion of the project.” – Jo Ash, Chief Executive, Southampton Voluntary Services (SVS)
Getting more press coverage
“Veronica is a true professional, knowledgeable and helpful. It was a great pleasure working with her. I have already put to a great use her suggestions and advice and this led to one of our community stories being published in the leading daily newspaper in Southampton and the area with a hundred of thousand readership.
For us this is absolutely critical because very often disadvantaged voices in the areas we work in are not heard enough so with Veronica’s help we are redressing this glaring inequity. Thank you Veronica so much!” – Alex Ivancevic, Lead Community Organiser, West Itchen Community Trust
Mobile Storytelling training
“I have learned so much over the sessions we had. I am really grateful for the support I received during the time I was making the video. Veronica’s responses were fast, constructive, easy to follow and really helpful.
I was very pleased with the final result. Looking forward to making more video stories in future using all the skills I have learned.” – Romana Syed, Women Integration Group
“Inclusive, forward-thinking training that afforded vital social media and video-creation expertise to community groups who need it most. Fun and interactive sessions with a friendly, close-knit atmosphere.
No question felt too silly to ask. I throughly enjoyed myself and would recommend to anyone! Our Version Media are doing really important work.” – Ellen Gillett, K6 Gallery
“I went into the sessions open minded and came back enlightened. Veronica was very patient and helpful. She kept pushing for excellence and I would happily work with her on future projects.
As of result of the training sessions I am now creating more videos for my community projects with the new skills I have learnt.” – Victoria Ugwoeme, The United Voices of African Associations (TUVAA)
“An informative and practical training course to help you create impactful videos instantly on your mobile phone! Veronica was a supportive and encouraging mentor with a strong emphasis on community driven messages, she was insightful and helpful at all times.
Thank you for this fantastic opportunity, I have learnt lots of tops tips which will be incredibly useful for the future!” – Michelle Smith, Theatre For Life CIC
“I did Our Version Media’s Mobile Storytelling training because I do a lot of work in the community – and although I get lots of feedback from within the community, many people outside of that don’t understand what I do. I needed a way to share my impact, and I knew social media and video would be a powerful way to do that.
“I had never even tried videomaking until I began the training. I was taught what type of videos are most likely to make an impact and was practically shown how to create them. Technology and I usually go in different directions, but Veronica built my confidence and my belief so that I could do it, supporting me step by step.
“After I created and published videos about my projects, people from across the city got in touch to
ask how we could work together as they have seen the amazing things we are doing.
It feels like I am having new conversations every day with potential collaborators as a result of the videos and some of the videos have more than 2000 views! It has been incredible.
“Now I know how powerful videos are to make a difference. We know we have to continue using video to enable us to work with more communities – and I’m now sharing my video making skills with other people so that we can capture more of our impact.
“If you are looking for someone who is passionate, patient and professional, to help you capture your impact – then Veronica is the person to make it happen.” – Dr Abdoulie Sanneh, Community Organiser, West Itchen Community Trust