Free workshop for members
Using social media to support freelance work

The date and time: Oct 19th, 10.30am to 4.30pm

The venue:

Dance City
Temple Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Tutor: Nathalie McDermott


Apply Online


Workshop Content

This workshop is for social media beginners who want to get a clearer idea on how to use it to help their freelance career – whether it’s to market and promote work or create beneficial two-way communication. With around 40 attendees, it is not a hands-on workshop and you will not be using a computer.

The workshop includes:

  • Why social media is important to freelances as a communication tool

  • The ways in which social media can be used to help freelances influence their audience, e.g., marketing and promotion

  • Getting started – what to use and how?

  • The basics of Twitter and Facebook (demonstration)

  • Producing effective content

  • Finding the right tone

  • Developing a social media presence and useful following

  • Managing your time

  • Setting expectations.

Who should attend?

Any creative freelance who wants to learn how to use social media as an effective tool to support and advance their freelance career. If you’re a beginner or want to use social media more efficiently and effectively, this is the workshop for you.


No formal qualifications are necessary. However, participants will need a basic awareness of online communication. It would help if you set up a Twitter and Facebook account (if you don’t have one) and have a play before you come to the course.

Learning outcomes

A clearer understanding of how:

  • social media can be used to support your work
  • to use social media effectively for your chosen purposes
  • to manage your social media time efficiently.

Apply Online by Oct 5 2012

To apply for a place on this free, one-day workshop, fill in the short application form by Oct 5. You will need to register if you have not done so already.

All workshops have been over-subscribed to date so successful applicants will be chosen randomly after the cut-off date of Oct 5. We will let you know if your application has been successful by Oct 7.

Further enquiries
T: 07990 504 612

Business skills training
for creative freelances