Free workshop for members

10.30am - 4.30pm

Musicians' Union
60-62 Clapham Road

Apply online by 28 Feb

Workshop content

Your ability to communicate effectively is a key factor in building the productive working relationships necessary to establish and maintain a successful freelance career. This workshop will help you understand different styles of communication and pick up new techniques so that you can more easily achieve the results that you’re aiming for. It includes:

  • Understanding communication styles and preferences
  • Understanding how you communicate with others and how you can adjust your style to achieve a better outcome
  • The pros and cons of different communication methods
  • Techniques for clarity and brevity
  • Getting your message across (even in difficult situations).

Who should attend

Those who wish to understand more about effective communication and how they can use this knowledge to improve their working lives.

Expected learning outcomes

  • A greater understanding of communication styles and how to use these
  • Techniques to improve communication
  • A greater ability to plan, prepare and make the best choice of communication in any given circumstance.


No formal qualifications are necessary, just a desire to gain awareness of techniques that support your career progress.

Tutor: Matt Helm

POLITE REQUEST: if you are successful in obtaining a place on this workshop and, due to unforeseen circumstances, you are unable to attend, please let us know asap because we have others on the waiting list who we can allocate your place to. If you do not let us know this will disadvantage another member. Also, we may lose the funds that enable us to provide these workshops to all members including yourself. NOTE: 1. If we were to postpone or cancel this workshop due to unforeseen circumstances (this has happened only twice in five years due to tutor illness and a tube strike), we will be unable to reimburse any costs such as pre-booked travel expenses. If this were to happen in the future, we will email and telephone you as soon as we know that there is a cancellation and attempt to re-schedule the workshop asap. 2. At the workshop, we are required to undertake a short equality & diversity survey. The information provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will help in our commitment to E & D.

IMPORTANT: Unfortunately we cannot always offer everyone who applies a place due to high demand. We set up a waiting list and contact people if there are cancellations. If you do NOT receive confirmation that you have secured a place, please do not turn up on the day because we will not be able to admit you. However, please keep applying because we work hard to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to attend at some point.

Apply online

To apply for a place on this free, one-day workshop, please fill in the short application form below. You will need to login or register if you have not done so already so have your Union number to hand. 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 of this date.

Further enquiries
t: 07580 348726


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