Free workshop for members

The date and time: Sept 19, 2012, 11am-5pm

The venue:

Bristol Old Vic
King Street

Tutor: Nathalie McDermott


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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. It 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 get started
    to use social media effectively for your chosen purposes
    How to manage your social media time efficiently.

Apply Online by Sept 4 2012

To apply for a place on this free, one-day workshop, fill in the short application form by Sept 12. 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 Sept 4. We will let you know if your application has been successful by Sept 6.

Further enquiries
T: 07990 504 612

Business skills training
for creative freelances