Workshops & Talks

In-Festival Professional Development Workshop #1: I Hate Networking!


Tickets $0

Mon 5 Sep, 6:00pm | 1 hour 30 minutes

Take the pain out of everybody's least favourite tactic!

I HATE NETWORKING is a surprisingly fun event designed to encourage creative people to get to know each other, while acknowledging the horror, and sharing a few tips at the same time.

While it’s a vital skill in the creative industries, many practitioners consider networking to be the stuff of nightmares. I HATE NETWORKING combines education with the opportunity to practice in a safe and friendly environment, while embracing the discomfort of the whole process and having a laugh.

Tips that will be shared include:

+ Success is before you start – preparing before the event;
+ Mastering the art of the introduction;
+ Overcoming shyness, awkwardness and the urge to run away;
+ Dealing with wankers and other difficult people;
+ Getting the all-important follow-up right.

You’ll learn how to network in the first half of the session, and practice your skills in the second half.

What do I get? All participants of this workshop also receive:

+ Lifetime access to a dedicated Dropbox folder jam packed with resources;
+ Access to additional free webinars to supplement the material covered in the workshop;
+ The possibility of further one-to-one business advice, mentoring and support from one of our creative industries business specialist advisors.