The Rock Star Rules

Everyone knows that technology is driving change at a huge pace and many of us are struggling to keep up. The Rock Star Rules sessions tackle this issue head-on by examining an industry that has been battered repeatedly by fast-moving technological change and survived: The music industry.

Presented by David Chislett and Shayne Smart, The Rock Star Rules uses examples from music, drawing and interactive exercises to tease out 5 ‘rules’ for individuals and companies that can help you not only become more true to your own vision and purpose, but get ahead of the curve of change, manage your teams better and achieve more in business.


Why is this interesting for you and your team?
The Rock Star Rules is a full day workshop process facilitated by business strategist and visual designer Shayne Smart and music industry veteran and speaker David Chislett. It identifies 5 key strategies from the music industry that have allowed the industry itself to survive the transition from being only a live industry, to recordings, to radio, through TV, into the internet and beyond. In addition, it extracts examples and ideas from successful individuals and careers to show how it can be done. 

After the session participants will:

  • understand the hidden secrets of the music industry.
  • have worked on their own situation with the 5 rules.
  • have learned basic drawing skills.
  • have diagnosed their projects and teams.
  • have found solutions and inspiration from famous examples.


Program – The Rock Star Rules
You can expect a session of music inspired introspection and analysis of your current situation coupled with a model for thinking about it that is aimed directly at positive change and the maximisation of resources. The Rock Star Rules are not a static series of Yes/No alternatives, but an approach that encourages and indeed demands, fluidity.
By examining the commonalities behind the success of Lady Gagga, John Lennon, 50c and others, The Rock Star Rules, distils and expresses the essence, without the smoke and mirrors, lies and glamour… just the hard, business bones of how it is done and how you can do it too. We don’t expect you to just listen to a presentation, we want to work with you through the rules to help you find something that is useful to you and your business/team/unit/department. Bring a struggling team and we’ll use The Rock Star Rules to diagnose sticking points, understand them and find creative solutions to them.

This session is valuable for:

  • Creative teams
  • Marketeers
  • Managers
  • Project managers
  • Creatives (copywriters/designers)


Entry Level
This workshop is suitable for anyone who is interested in innovation and business and who speaks a functional level of English.