Events Guide: May 2019

Hoot hoot! It’s May and we’re feeling all the Winter breeze creeping in. As a famous line goes ‘Winter is coming’ and so are many events and workshops this month. Check out our list of picked events that every freelancer needs to know about!

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MELBOURNE

2aT Startup x One Roof Women - SEO Workshop
Thursday 2 May, 6pm - 9pm | $95
The ideal workshop for those wanting to understand what SEO is and how Google works! You will explore everything from keywords and algorithm explanations to how social media can help your website and so much more! Get 10% off with the code “ONEROOF” at checkout here!

Vollie x Pro Bono Australia - Espresso Martinis + Impact
Thursday 9 May, 6pm - 9pm | $35 + BF
Vollie and Pro Bono Australia introduce "Espresso Martinis + Impact" 🍸 A new event series that brings together Melbourne's two favourite things...Espresso Martinis and that burning desire to make the world a better place. Their first event kicks off at the iconic One Roof Women and the topic will be "Ethical Fashion: Do we really care?". Learn more about this event here >>

Rachel Service x GA Melbourne - Pitch Perfect: How To Promote Yourself Authentically
Thursday 9 May, 6pm - 8pm | Free
What you say is just as powerful as your actions. Learn how to confidently articulate your expertise and use qualifiers so people listen. Ace that perfect business/idea pitch. How? Learn more here!

StartUp Creative x GA Melbourne - How to Start A Side Hustle
Tuesday 14 May, 6pm - 8pm | Free
So you’ve got an idea for a business that’s been swirling around in your head for months or even years? You’re done thinking about it and everyone you know is sick of hearing about ‘one day.’ You’re finally ready to take some serious action, take the idea from your head and JUST START! But where? HERE!!!

Business Chicks - Melbourne Breakfast with Sarah Wilson
Friday 17 May, 7am - 9am | $119 - $149
Over breakfast, Sarah will show you how you can create a life – and career – from values. Drawing from a 24-year career in media, including running her own digital business and social movement, Sarah Wilson will share the techniques she used to return to purpose and her values at every turn. Get a seat at the breakfast table here!

League of Extraordinary Women - Find Your Five
Tuesday 21 May, 9am - 11am | $48.56 – $69.66
Find Your Five is LoEW’s platform that specifically curates powerful connections for females to meet face-to-face in a mini-mastermind session. Join this month’s gathering in Melbourne!

Work-Shop Australia x Hannah Johnson - Whimsical Botanical Illustration
Wednesday 22 May, 6:30pm - 8pm | Tickets $50
In this 90 minute workshop, Hannah (the artist, illustrator and creative mastermind behind Twinewood Studio) will guide you through crafting your own minimalist botanical illustrations and how to bring these hand-drawn flora elements together to create a beautiful postcard ready to send to a lucky recipient. Each participant will walk away with 3 postcards lovingly hand illustrated by yourself, and ready to pop a stamp on and send. Feeling artsy? Get your spot here!

SYDNEY

GA Sydney - Kickass Women Slaying the Tech World
Thursday 2 May, 6:15pm - 7:45pm | Free
This event is an opportunity to learn from the best - serious wisdom, from seriously cool women, all designed to supercharge you and your organisation’s success. Come along if you want to learn, be inspired, connect with great people and have some fun while you’re doing it. Meet these amazing women-preneur here!

StartUp Creative x GA Sydney - How to Start A Side Hustle
Friday 10 May, 6pm - 8pm | Free
So you’ve got an idea for a business that’s been swirling around in your head for months or even years? You’re done thinking about it and everyone you know is sick of hearing about ‘one day.’ You’re finally ready to take some serious action, take the idea from your head and JUST START! But where? HERE!!!

Business Chicks - 9 To Thrive Summit 2019
Thursday 9 May, 8am - 6pm | $290 - $950
This year marks the fifth anniversary of our flagship event, and we’re evolving (who isn’t?) by adding richer content, international speakers, more networking opportunities, and first-hand access to experts companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon. It's everything you’ve come to expect from this event, plus even more surprises! Join the revolution here!

Business Chicks - Sydney Breakfast with Sarah Wilson
Wednesday 15 May, 7am - 9am | $119 - $149
Over breakfast, Sarah will show you how you can create a life – and career – from values. Drawing from a 24-year career in media, including running her own digital business and social movement, Sarah Wilson will share the techniques she used to return to purpose and her values at every turn. Get a seat at the breakfast table here!

GA Sydney - Free Intro to Digital Marketing
Monday 27 May, 6pm - 8pm | Free
Step into the world of digital marketing with General Assembly. During our introductory workshop, explore the components of brand building and see how modern marketers drive successful campaigns using content, email, social media, paid advertising channels, and more. Get more details here!

Ben Nash x Work-Shop.com.au - Mo Money, Less Problems
Tuesday 28 May, 6:30pm - 8pm | Tickets $50
In the session, you’ll build your understanding of how to make it easier to save, how to create a solid strategy or plan for your money, and how to choose investments to get your savings working harder for you. You’ll walk away from this session with an action plan of what you need to do next, and how to get started. Get your tickets here.

BRISBANE

League of Extraordinary Women - Hack Your Own PR Strategy
Wednesday 8 May, 6pm - 7:30pm | Tickets $27.46
On Saturday, April 6th, League of Extraordinary Women will be bringing you it's eleventh annual conference, Run the World, to Brisbane! For Australia's leading and up and coming female entrepreneurs, makers, creators, and innovators. Don’t you dare miss this, Brisbane!

ADELAIDE

SA Woman - Social Media Strategy Training Course
Thursday 2 May 9am - 11am | Tickets $197
A Social Media strategy is crucial for your business especially in today’s society where everything is happening online. Learn how to generate an effective and efficient social media marketing strategy from the leading specialists in Adelaide. Find out more about this course here.

Work-Shop Australia x Jaharn Quinn - Launch Your Creative Bizz Like A Boss!
Saturday 4 May, 9am - 10:30am | Tickets $80
Are you thinking about leaving your day job to pursue your creative business full time? Have you already left your job and need some tips to get more clients and customers? Do you already have a thriving business but are looking for inspiration and motivation to keep working at it? If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place. This workshop is what you’re going to need!

SA Woman - Facebook Masterclass
Thursday 16 May 9am - 11am | Tickets $197
15 million Australians are logging onto Facebook 37 times every week, spending at least 16 minutes scrolling, liking and commenting per session! (Sensis Social Media Report 2018). But trying to market your business or brand on Facebook just for the sake of it can be a huge mistake, costing you lots of time and resources. This workshop will teach you how to make the most out of your Facebook presence.

GOLD COAST

League of Extraordinary Women - Mindful Relaxation
Thursday 16 May 5:30pm - 8:30pm | Tickets $27.46
Learn the ancient yogic technique called Yoga Nidra (The sleep of the Yogi) incorporating mindfulness. Helen will talk through the ancient technique, explaining the background to the method as well as the benefits and changes you should expect. Ready to relax? Secure your tickets here.

BYRON BAY

Byron and Beyond Networking x Emanation Media - The Essential 101 of Marketing Your Business – Simplify the Marketing Mayhem
Thursday 16 May, 7:45am - 9am | Tickets $30 for members; $35 for non-members
With so many channels and platforms to communicate to your audience, mapping a marketing and social media plan for your business can easily become overwhelming… Not to mention trying to implement it. Where should you focus your efforts? What are the essentials you need to know as a business owner? What is worth your time mastering and what should you outsource to ensure you can stay focussed on your core business. This presentation will help you out!

Byron and Beyond Networking - Be Your Confident & True Self in the World
Thursday 23 May, 9:30am - 11am | Tickets $30 for members; $35 for non-members
Chris works extensively in the field of communication and expression with individuals, private businesses and government agencies such as the Australian Defence Force Academy, NSW police force, Airbus Space and Defence (Europe) and SBS Australia. Listen to wonderful & encouraging words that will build your confidence in yourself!

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