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WOLLONGONG: Networking Tips for Creatives

July 30 @ 2:00 pm 4:00 pm

In partnership with MerrigongX.

Networking, meeting new people, developing relationships –all terrifying stuff. Entering the world of networking without a plan or strategy – even scarier!

Networking is a necessity in the creative industries, but many practitioners consider it to be the stuff of nightmares. ‘Networking tips for Creatives’ is an entertaining hybrid between traditional workshop and social event designed to encourage creative people to get to know each other, while acknowledging the horror, and sharing a few tips at the same time. The first half is dedicated to learning the most effective strategy for effective networking, including preparation and follow up. The second half is a practical opportunity to rehearse some of these tips in a safe and friendly environment, while embracing the discomfort of the whole process and having a laugh.

Key learning outcomes:

+ Preparing for the event, and getting the basics right – introductions, branding, and cards.

+ Preparing your conversation in advance, and learning how to read the room.

+ Tips and tricks for dealing with difficult people.

+ How to make the networking event a success.

+ The all-important (and often-ignored) follow-up process.

This is a practical workshop and participants will have the opportunity to meet each other, practice their introductions, and try out some of the conversation tips discussed.

What do I get? All participants of this workshop also receive:

+ Lifetime access to a Dropbox folder jam-packed with additional resources and helpful links.

+ A practical Workbook to assist with the interactive elements of the workshops.

+ Access to additional free webinars to supplement the material covered in the workshop.

What is CREATIVE PLUS BUSINESS?
We’re a social enterprise dedicated to educating creative people and arts organisations about business skills. We help by sharing practical knowledge in a fun and irreverent way, and everything we do is designed to help creatives to feel more confident and comfortable about the entrepreneurial aspects of their creative practice.

Who is presenting?
Wendi Lanham – Wendi Lanham is an actor, presenter, model, and the General Manager of Creative Plus Business. She has a wealth of experience combining business and creative practice, and loves teaching individuals and businesses how to expand their networks, unlock new opportunities, and foster collaborations for mutual growth.

What is Service NSW Business Connect? 
Service NSW Business Connect provides free, independent, tailored business advice from experienced advisors in one‑on‑one sessions. We offer practical insights and business skills development. Services also include events and resources on a range of topics for small business.

Accessibility: if you have any access requirements, please email hello@creativeplusbusiness.com

Venue: The Music Lounge, Wollongong Town Hall, Corner of Crown & Kembla Streets, Wollongong 2500

Creative Plus Business is an approved independent provider for Service NSW Business Connect until June 2025.

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