Rejection is inevitable – feeling bad about it is not!

Even though it’s par for the course, one of the hardest things to handle for any creative freelance is rejection. No matter how hard you try to convince yourself that it’s not personal, it can feel personal.

This session will give you useful strategies and tips to help you transform the experience of rejection into something that helps and supports your career instead of being one of its greatest hazards! It will give you the opportunity to network with like-minded creative freelances and share each other’s experiences too.

Date and Time:  January 31 2013, 2.00pm to 4.30pm

Musicians’ Union
60-62 Clapham Road

Tutor: Muriel McClymont


Apply Online by Jan 23 2013


Session content

This workshop includes:

  • what makes rejection feel so tough
  • how to handle rejection better
  • how to identify and extract all of the benefits of rejection
  • strategies to shift the focus back to the future
  • strategies to develop a thicker skin
  • ideas for being nicer to ourselves.

Who should attend

Those freelances who want to pick up strategies and tips in how to deal with rejection.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session, you will:

  • understand the part you play in your response to rejection
  • be aware of what your choices are
  • see rejection as an opportunity for useful feedback
  • have some strategies and ideas to help you deal with the emotional impact of rejection
  • discover that you are not alone!

How to Apply

To attend this session, fill in the short application form by Jan 23. You will need to register if you have not done so already.

All events have been over-subscribed to date so successful applicants will be chosen randomly after the cut-off date. We will let you know if your application has been successful within a couple of days after the deadline.


Equity, the Musicians’ Union, the National Union of Journalists and the Writers’ Guild are working together in this instance under the banner of ‘The Federation of Entertainment Unions’. This enables us to maximize resources to deliver skills development opportunities common to our multi-union members.

Our aim is to help the career progress of our freelance members through the recession and beyond by providing a range of free and low cost blended-learning opportunities.

Further enquiries:

Tel: 07990 504 612

Business skills training
for creative freelances