Events Guide: September 2018

Hello 'ber' months and hello spring! Do you know what we love most about this season? Blossoms, warmer days & more exciting events for freelancers like us! Check out our list of September events and don't forget to say 'hello' if we bump into each other in any of these! In fact if you're in Melbourne come along to Ice Cream & Freelancing - I'll be hosting! Haley :)

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MELBOURNE

StartUp Creative - Beyond Business: Making Meaning
Sunday 2 September, 4pm - 5:30pm | Tickets $29
Starting any business isn’t easy. In a moment you can move from feeling on top of the world to doubting your entire existence. In this series of events, we’ll explore the many mental, emotional and spiritual challenges starting and running a successful business pose and how we can explore these inner spaces calmly, creatively and compassionately. Click here for more details.

General Assembly - Creating Impactful Content Mini Masterclass and EFFA Program Sneak Peek
Tuesday 4 September, 6:15pm - 8:15pm | Tickets FREE
Delivered by Digital Storytellers, we’ll share practical tips on using everyday tools to capture your story, shift audience perceptions and behaviours, and scale your campaign. Your impact storytelling journey begins here!

One Roof Women & #CorporateAdvice - The Art of Negotiation
Wednesday 5 September, 6pm - 8pm | Tickets $65 + fee
Delivered over two hours, this hands-on workshop will provide you with the tools & language of effective negotiation; skills you can confidently apply to negotiations with investors, contractors, customers and team members - even family members! Book your seat here!

The Connection Exchange - Video Marketing Made Easy
Wednesday 5 September, 9:30am - 4pm | Tickets $409
One day practical and action packed workshop where you'll learn how to create dynamic and engaging videos, vlogs, nail your audio and visual images, get more confident on camera and build your video strategy to support your marketing efforts this year and attract the right clients for you! Get your visual content in shape! 

Cool Wow Collective - Ice Cream & Freelancing: A Meetup for Creatives
Thursday 6 September, 5:30pm - 7pm | Tickets FREE
Make your week a little bit sweeter by joining us to eat ice cream and talk all things freelancing! This free meet-up is designed for anyone who is freelancing full-time, part-time or as a side-hustle. We attract a bunch of freelance photographers, marketers, copywriters, graphic designers and illustrators. Join us and let's have ice cream together.

2aT Startup - Social Media/StartUp Consult
Thursday 6 September, 2pm - 4pm | 30-minute consultation
Toni is passionate about educating other small businesses and individuals about what is achievable with their brand on and offline. During this 30 minute consultation you will have the option to discuss one of two topics: 1. Social Media for small business: how to grow and connect with your audience; and 2. Getting back to basics: What to do before you start a business. Reserve your spot here!

Of Kin - Work/Life Design for Small Business Warriors
Friday 7 September, 9:30am - 12:30pm | Tickets $125
You are the most important asset in your business, so it's essential you take time to understand what makes you tick, how your brain works and harness your energy flows. Getting clear about your priorities, strategic planning and working on purpose not only drives better business results, it makes for a happier human at the steering wheel. So how do we live a life by design and not by default? Find out here.

General Assembly - How To Create a Powerful Personal Brand
Wednesday 12 September, 6:15pm - 7:15pm | FREE
Personal Branding is how you package yourself and communicate your unique skills and the value you bring to an organisation. Strategically building your brand and taking control of it will effectively position you as an authority in your domain and a person of influence. A strong brand will open massive opportunities, ultimately resulting in career acceleration. Book your seat here.

Kickass Women - Slaying the Tech World
Tuesday 18 September, 6pm - 8pm | 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. Join other badass women here. 

General Assembly - The Elevator Pitch: The Art of Talking About Yourself
Wednesday 19 September, 6:15pm - 7:15pm | FREE
In this class, we’ll go through the elevator pitch process from start to finish. Beginning with understanding the importance of an elevator pitch, your purpose and when to use it. You'll then learn how to create a pitch from scratch by identifying your objective and communicating your unique selling point (USP) knowing your goals for a successful outcome. Ready or not, join us here!

League of Extraordinary Women - Building Business With Purpose
Thursday 20 September, 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Tickets $0 - $29.96
Sustainability and ethics. Two buzzwords that are getting a lot of airtime at the moment, but what does it really mean to build a business where purpose is (almost) your sole reason for being? How do you balance purpose with profit? How do you communicate a social impact message? And if you’re tackling an issue like sustainability, where do you even begin?! Find out here!

Work-Shop.com.au - Eliminate Distraction: Deep Work Masterclass
Tuesday 25 September, 6:30pm-8:30pm | Tickets $35 - $40
Did you know that it takes 20 minutes of distraction-free concentration to reach full cognitive capacity? Most of us don’t go more than a couple of minutes before our attention is diverted elsewhere. Regain your focus - learn how to eliminate distraction in this workshop.

 

MORNINGTON

Sova Social - Social Media Essentials & Smart Phone Photography Workshop
Friday 14 September, 9am - 3pm | Tickets $290
Feeling a little overwhelmed by social media? Not sure what or when to post? Envious of all those amazing product shots and flattering people pics? Everyone starts somewhere and often it’s with a simple content plan and smart phone. You’ll no longer need to scramble to find an image to post or pull up blanks when it comes to writing a caption. At this full-day workshop, brought to you by Fi Mims Photography and SOVA Social (Serena O’Brien), we’ll relieve your social media overwhelm and take your content plan and social imagery from a little drab to super fab! Ready, set, shoot!

Sova Social - Social Media Strategy Slam
Friday 21 September, 9am - 4pm | Tickets $290
How many times have you said “I just need a day to sit down and sort out my social media”? More than once right? Well here it is… a full day workshop where you can get away from those distractions and focus on creating a full social media strategy, including detailed content plan, for your business. Ready to revolutionise your social media presence? Click here.

 

SYDNEY

The Grounds of the City Presents: How to Build a Fashion E-Commerce Empire
Monday 3 September, 6:30pm - 8pm |  Tickets $15
It's not easy to build a fashion empire. Since joining Showpo as Head Buyer at 24, Amber Hodgman has been instrumental in the company’s dramatic growth. Within four short years she has transformed the production process, achieving the key strategic goal of unique production by 2016. At the same time growing her department headcount from 2 to 22, a driving force in the company’s increase from $4million to over $60million in annual revenue. How did she do it? Learn about it here.

General Assembly - Free Class: Design Thinking 101
Monday 17 September, 6pm - 7pm |  Regular Tickets FREE
Heard about this thing called Design Thinking but aren’t sure what it's all about? This intro session will help you understand the basic principles behind the increasingly popular Design Thinking. Book a seat here.

Business Chicks - An Evening With Liane Moriarty
Tuesday 18 September, 6pm - 8pm | Ticket sales to be announced
Liane Moriarty is one of Australia’s most successful authors. She's written 11 books, sold more than 14 million copies worldwide and her novels have been translated into over 40 languages. Read more about this event here

 

BRISBANE

League of Extraordinary Women - Business Growth: Influencers and Social Media
Monday 10 September, 7am - 9am |  Tickets $0 - $27.46
In this panel we'll chat about specialist social media and influencer marketing tips and recommendations. Social media is a constantly changing landscape and our panel are experts in the industry. We'll chat about what works, and what doesn't, so you can hopefully fast track your success. Ready to learn? Book your spot here!

General Assembly - Intro to Digital Marketing
Tuesday 11 September 2018, 1pm - 3pm | Tickets FREE
During this 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. Explore the world of digital marketing here.

 

GOLD COAST

League of Extraordinary Women - Ian Mason: Co-Creator of Virgin Startup London
Thursday 6 September, 5:30pm - 8:30pm | Tickets FREE for members; $25 for guests
It was a childhood dream that led Ian Mason to work with one of the world’s most well-known entrepreneurs, Richard Branson. Meet the man who was instrumental in the creation and development of Virgin Start Up with the magnate. Get your ticket here.

 

BYRON BAY

The Corner Palm - Breakfast Club
Friday 7 September, morning event | Tickets $20
BREAKFAST CLUB: a short and sharp morning talk series designed to ignite, inspire and engage. Don't miss out on this fun gathering!

 

HOBART

League of Extraordinary Women - Strategy to Help You Soar
Monday 3 September, 6pm -8:30pm |  Tickets $0 – $27.46
Are you an entrepreneur or small businesses ready to take your business to the next-level? Do you recognise you need to bring some strategy and structure to your business if you're going to achieve your vision? If you frequently feel overwhelmed about what to do next or struggle to move from ideas to action, come along and learn some simple tools to help you develop a strategy that gets results and feels good. 

 

PERTH

Business Chicks - Perth 'After Hours' Networking Night
Wednesday 26 September 6pm - 8pm |  Tickets $72 - $92
This event is all for the nitty-gritty, the not so pretty, and the fun in-between. Join Business Chicks at Perth Arena for a night of getting to know the incredible women in their community. A glass of wine (or two) accompanied by some scrumptious post-work nibbles is the perfect combination to facilitate genuine connections and inspiring conversations. See you there?

 

ONLINE EVENTS

The Digital Picnic: How to Write More Engaging Social Media Captions Online Masterclass
Wednesday 19 September, 10am - 11:30am | Tickets $99
We’ve gotta say it, … too much of the copy we read online isn’t, well…great. Too short. Too long [didn’t read]. Overly promotional. Unengaging. The list could go on. Learn how to write better social media copy. Book your spot here for the online masterclass. 

 

 

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