Looking for a logo that successfully communicates the concept of a success team, which is a group of people who come together in facilitated sessions to help each other find and follow their dreams.
I would like a logo designed for Twin Cities Success Teams, an official Sher Success Teams program (see http://www.shersuccessteams.com for more information).
I put together a place-holder logo, which you can see here:
(This makes it obvious why I need a graphic designer to do the logo!!! :)
Here are some basics about Success Teams; hopefully this will help you in the design process:
SUCCESS TEAM BASICS
A SUCCESS TEAM is a small, ongoing group, made up of about 6 people like you. The people on your team will help you make your dreams come true. Why? Because you're going to do the same thing for them. Your team will keep you moving until you discover and achieve your dream.
A SUCCESS TEAM meets with a faciliator once a week for eight weeks, then on their own every week after that until everyone's reached their goals. It will help you figure out what you want, and design a plan of action to get it. It will get you information and contacts and support week after week.
And that's the magic secret. That's why SUCCESS TEAMS work where other systems don't. Wishes and dreams need a lot of friends, because it takes more than desire to make a wish come true. You need ongoing, sustained effort over an extended period of time. You need support and encouragement when times get tough, and you run into the inevitable interruptions, setbacks, and fears that are part of every journey to the top. (You can't find a teacher; somone important cancels an appointment to see you; the bank turns down your loan application...) You'll run into obstacles that seem insurmountable. (Your family doesn't think you should be out earning a pilot's license; you run up against some unforeseen medical bills; you send out 25 manuscripts...and get 25 pink slips in return.)
But you'll meet with your team every week, and they will keep you going. They'll brainstorm new solutions to new problems; they'll introduce you to a cousin who works at NBC; they'll go with you to that important interview, and wait downstairs and buy you a beer when you're through. You'll work on your dream the same way you worked your way through school: by showing up and reporting in. You had certain small assignments you had to complete one at a time; you had the companionship and the encouragement that humans need.
That support is what makes the difference between success and failure: not your attitude, your mantra, or your toothpaste; just lots of ongoing help.
- Something warm, friendly, and welcoming feeling.
- Something that invokes a sense of community, whether with images or just with colors used.
- Perhaps something having to do with the Twin Cities, maybe a skyline image or something? For those outside of the United States, the Twin Cities are the metro area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.
- Basically, I trust you pros out there to come up with something great, and I will be happy to see all the creative approaches to this logo contest!
I don't want anything too complicated or fussy. We will be having a fun, friendly time in our Success Team meetings, and so I don't want anything extremely formal, either.