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Smart Arts Workshop: I hate networking

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

It combines the educational elements of learning how to network with an opportunity to practice the skills in a safe and friendly environment, all the while embracing the discomfort of the whole process and having a laugh.

Tips that will be shared include:

  • Preparing in advance – get the basics right!
  • Mastering the art of the introduction
  • Overcoming shyness, awkwardness and the urge to run away
  • Dealing with wankers and other difficult people
  • Choosing the best networking events
  • The all-important follow-up process!

Our creative industry specialist advisors will be on hand to help facilitate introductions and share their knowledge and experiences.

Come along if you’re a creative practitioner, in businesses of any size. You could be a freelancer, a soloist or from larger organisations looking to expand your networks. You should also attend if you hate networking, but you know it’s a skill you need to learn.

Catering: Light nibbles will be provided and drinks will be at bar prices.
COURSE FACILITATOR: Monica Davidson – Creative Plus Business

Business advisor and creative industries expert Monica Davidson from the Creative Plus Business Group. Monica is a writer and filmmaker by trade who learned how to run a successful creative business and now shares that knowledge with others. In her workshops, Monica discusses her own experiences and shares examples from the 900-plus people she has mentored through the process of starting and building their creative businesses.
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This workshop is presented by Murray Arts in conjunction with City of Wodonga as part of the Smart Arts professional development workshops.