Networking and Social Media

Networking eventWhat is it?

A full day or half day workshop looking at how networking works, and why so many people get it wrong.

Who’s it for?

We focus on the creative industries. So you’ll probably be freelancing, or working in broadcasting, film making, advertising, theatre, writing, music, etc…

A lot of our trainees know networking is important but are nervous about talking to people they don’t know.

Or maybe you’re ok talking to people face-to-face but don’t know how to build social networks online.

What’s in it?

Workshops typically cover:

  • defining networking – what it is and why it works
  • identifying what you’re really selling and how it helps others
  • planning one-to-one meetings
  • planning and enjoying networking events and parties
  • understanding your digital footprint
  • social media for work – polishing your online profile
  • tools for managing multiple social networks (without wasting time)

What do you get out of it?

A different perspective on what networking really is, and much more confidence about engaging with people who don’t know you.

An understanding of how face-to-face and online networking work together.

We also provide handouts with tips and guidance on good (and bad) networking techniques.

What’s so special?

We like to put the fun back into networking. We dispel myths and help people realise it’s not about a quick sell. It’s about building up relationships over time and being honest.

About the trainer

David Thomas developed this course based on his experience of setting up his own business and working in production and journalism for more than 30 years.

Building up relationships with colleagues and clients has been the key to getting things done.

Want to find out more?

Future courses are listed below.

If you can’t see what you’re looking for just get in touch and ask. We’ll be happy to help.

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That really was a very enjoyable and useful day. David was excellent. It’s so nice to have a tutor who’s on top of his schedule.
HelenFederation of Entertainment Unions

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