Events Guide: October 2018

Whether you’re doing a happy dance or freaking out because October is here, it doesn’t matter. There is still plenty of time to smash out some goals in the last quarter of 2018! Woot woot! It has a been a great year so far and we don’t have any plans of breaking the fun for the rest of the months. So we’ve put up this list of events where freelancers can meet, greet and share a drink!

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MELBOURNE

Work-Shop.com.au - Ready, Set, Yoga: Monday Mind & Body Reboot
Monday 1 October, 6:30pm - 7:30pm | Tickets $10
Exhale and unfurl into the week with this slow-paced introductory yoga class. Bend and flex and realign that spine, release some tension and dopamine, and you’ll be ready to tackle the rest of the week. Getting ready for the new month ahead? Reserve a spot here!

2aT Startup - Small Business Workshop: Intro to Instagram
Wednesday 3 October, 9am - 12pm | Tickets $122.16
New to Instagram? This workshop is for startups and small business owners who are new to Instagram for Business and/or those working within a small business looking to understand how you can use Instagram more effectively to grow your following, create trust and increase conversions. BONUS: Use code ‘coolwow’ to get 20% off the ticket price!!! Are you ready to make the most out of your IG presence?

General Assembly - Optimise Your Online Presence
Wednesday 3 October, 6:15pm - 7:15pm | FREE
It is not enough just to have a CV anymore. An online presence is essential to attracting opportunities and puts you in a great position to be headhunted too. In this 1 hour class you will be taught how to create a professional LinkedIn profile so that you will easily get noticed by potential clients when they do a search for a certain skills that YOU may have. Ready to get discovered? Book your seat here.

General Assembly - Personal Branding for Introverts
Monday 8 October, 6pm - 7:30pm | FREE
This workshop will focus on the concept of Personal Branding and equip introverts with techniques and tips to help you interview, network and navigate the world of work with confidence. Introverts, let’s bolt in and rejoice!

League of Extraordinary Women - Find Your Five
Tuesday 9 October, 6pm - 8:30pm | Tickets $48.56 – $69.66
Find Your Five is our platform that specifically curates powerful connections for females to meet face-to-face in a mini-mastermind session. After a successful launch in September 2016, The League’ matched over 1000 women, many of whom have formed powerful, life-long and life-changing friendships. Want to meet awesome, strong & rockstar girlbosses? Get a ticket here!

One Roof Women - Scale Up
Friday 19 October, 8am - 5pm | Tickets $20
Scale Up is a curated day for startups and small businesses to step out of the day-to-day running of your business to work ON your business. We know just how hard it can be but how important it is to focus on business growth and development which is why we have curated an entire day just for you as the business owner. Book your seat here.

One Roof Women - The Voices of Women
Thursday 25 October, 7pm - 9:30pm | Tickets $43.29
One Roof Women is bringing 150 - 200 women together with a panel of inspiring female speakers and performers to raise awareness around mental health. To share their stories of how clinical, creative and spiritual tools have helped them with the voices in their heads, anxiety & depression. Let’s support this cause wonderful cause. See you there?

Hubspot Presents: How to Build A Winning Content Strategy in 2018
Monday 29 October, 6pm - 8pm | FREE
How we consume content has changed over the years, yet most businesses aren't adapting their content strategy to reflect this. Learn new strategies for 2018 and keep up with the trend. Book your seat here.

 

MORNINGTON

MP Kickass Collective and Craft Coaching & Development: Group Business Coaching Program
Friday 5 October, 9:30am - 11:30am | Tickets $190 first session
Craft Coaching and Development and MP Kickass Collective have joined forces to offer small business owners on the Mornington Peninsula a unique opportunity to clarify and elevate the direction of your business. The group is intimate and non-intimidating. When you meet Ami, you will instantly feel at ease and realise that this group is not a usual networking event! Want to be a part of an awesome program? Get your tickets here.

 

SYDNEY

Melotti Media - Content Marketing for Beginners
Tuesday 2 October, 6pm - 8:30pm |  Regular Tickets $60
Content Marketing has become the biggest buzzword in digital marketing, but very few people really know how to integrate content into their brand in a cohesive, strategic, and optimised way. In this class, Christopher, founder of Melotti Media, will cover the need-to-know aspects of creating and executing a content marketing plan, from creating a style guide to setting an editorial calendar, to measuring performance. Say ‘yes’ to better content!

Tara McFall Digital - Get Started in Digital Marketing: A FREE Class
Thursday 4 October, 12:30pm - 1:30pm |  Tickets FREE
The digital landscape is moving at a lightning fast pace. Every industry has been affected by the advances in digital, from retailers to brands and agencies. In this free class, Tara will teach the basics to get started on a digital marketing campaign for your business or startup. Are you keen at revolutionising the way you do business online?

Melotti Media - Building a Marketing Plan
Thursday 4 October, 6pm - 7:30pm |  Regular Tickets $35
Designed for real-world applications, this class will take you through how to build your own Marketing Plan for your business step-by-step. Get your tickets here and don’t forget to bring your notebooks!

General Assembly - Introduction to Photoshop with Jeremy Lord
Tuesday 9 October, 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Tickets $50
Photoshop is the industry standard photo image editing software for print and digital output. In this hands-on introductory workshop, illustrator and graphic design, Jeremy Lord, will walk through Photoshop's basic capabilities and use tools and techniques to edit images and create visual design mock-ups - no design experience required! Ready, set, design!

League of Extraordinary Women - Find Your Five
Thursday 11 October, 6pm - 9pm | Tickets $48.56 – $69.66
Find Your Five is our platform that specifically curates powerful connections for females to meet face-to-face in a mini-mastermind session. After a successful launch in September 2016, The League’ matched over 1000 women, many of whom have formed powerful, life-long and life-changing friendships. Sydney, are you ready? Get your ticket here.

General Assembly - Hack an SEO Plan with Tom Willis
Wednesday 17 October, 6pm - 7:30pm | Tickets $35
The success of any website depends on its ability to attract the right audience and convert them into sales and leads. SEO can be the most effective way to do this as it increases the discoverability of your website when your customers really need it. How about we shake up your website and give it a strong search ranking?

General Assembly - Picture This: Instagram for Business Class with Karen P’ng
Tuesday 23 October, 6pm - 8pm | Tickets $50
In this workshop, you will learn about best practices, strategies and actionable steps to begin leveraging Instagram for your business, project or even your personal life. Book a seat here and let’s just start creating great photos and IG feeds, shall we?

Live Your Life Loudly Coaching and Consulting - Presentation Skills and Public Speaking
Wednesday 31 October, 6pm - 8pm | Tickets $50
Whether you are speaking to an entire company or a few clients, your presentation skills establish your credibility and impact. This hands-on workshop focuses on how to engage your audience and deliver your message with confidence, conviction, and clarity. Get your tickets here.

 

BRISBANE

League of Extraordinary Women - Find Your Five
Tuesday 9 October, 6pm - 9pm | Tickets $48.56 – $69.66
Find Your Five is our platform that specifically curates powerful connections for females to meet face-to-face in a mini-mastermind session. After a successful launch in September 2016, The League’ matched over 1000 women, many of whom have formed powerful, life-long and life-changing friendships. Meet awesome & like-minded women - get your tickets here.

General Assembly - Intro to Digital Marketing
Tuesday 16 October, 12pm - 2pm | Tickets FREE
Step into the world of digital marketing with General Assembly. During our online 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.  For more details, check out this link!

Business Chicks - 9 To Thrive
Friday 19 October 2018, 9am | Tickets $40 - $125
9 to Thrive is baaaccckkkk and bigger than ever. Expect to see new faces, inspiring panel discussions and in-depth conversations with influential entrepreneurs, activists, visionaries and women slaying it tech, media, business, sport and the arts. If you’re excited as we are, then go grab your tickets here.

Work-Shop.com.au - Mind, Body… Ukelele?
Friday 19 October 2018, 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Tickets $40 - $50
Get in touch with your inner power through music and mindfulness!  Come and  learn basic techniques on Ukulele to help you unwind and find clarity for the rest of the year. Join the fun here!

 

BYRON BAY

Byron and Beyond Networking - How to Tap Into Your Inspiration with Azriel Re Shel
Thursday 18 October, 7:30am - 9am | Tickets $30 for members; $35 for visitors
How much of your creativity is expressed in your business? Inspiration is key to amazing marketing, fresh products and business practices. A lover of playing with paint, a musician and writer, Azriel will share fun ways to access your inspiration and breathe new life into your business through seeing things from another perspective. Learn how to tap into your inspiration - book your seat here.

Byron and Beyond Networking - The Missing Link In Business with Parijat Wismer
Thursday 25 October, 7:45am - 9am | Tickets $30 for members; $35 for visitors
Your face speaks louder than words! It gives us a key to understanding each other better. Create rapport quickly and communicate better through understanding what facial structures indicate about yours and your clients preferred communication style. Gear up for a special ‘facial’ lesson!

 

CANBERRA

Lorraine Murphy - Get Remarkably Organised Workshop
Monday 15 October, 6pm -8:30pm |  Tickets $132.96 – $158.28
Disorganised? Chaotic? Well, the University of Canberra and HerCanberra are bringing Lorraine Murphy to the nations capital to help you… It’s time to get organised!

 

PERTH

League of Extraordinary Women - The Importance of Telling Your Brand Story
Tuesday 9 October 6:30pm - 8:30pm |  Tickets $0 – $27.46
Brand continues to be a buzz word but what does this mean for small business owners and side hustlers? Beyond a good looking logo and a gazillion Instagram followers, one of the keys to any successful brand is authenticity. And how do you convey authenticity and build a tribe? Through your unique brand story of course.. Learn how you can effectively tell your story. Reserve your seat here.

ONLINE EVENTS

The Digital Picnic: How to Design the Perfect Instagram Feed
Wednesday 17 October, 10am - 11:30am | Tickets $99
A beautiful Instagram feed might be easily mistaken for simply being a bunch of pretty pictures thrown together and voila, … pretty lil’ insty-feed. Heck, our husbands would likely think this is exactly what’s involved in laying out a sweet feed, but you know, and we know it’s a *lot* more than that. Learn how to put together that ‘perfect’ IG feed - join the online class here!

 

 

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