Upcoming workshops and events
Boost with Facebook, Orange NSW
October 30, 7.30-11.30am
Coral Sea Room, Orange Ex-Services Club
Free event thanks to NSW Small Business Month (October 1-30)
Calling Orange locals – this is a super exciting FREE EVENT! Boost With Facebook Orange starts with a panel discussion featuring Pip Brett of The Sonic, Madeline Young-Holborow who is the Owner of The Corner Store Gallery, and co-owner and head chef of Tonic restaurant, Tony Worland and myself where we share our business stories and how we created our online brand and how it impacts our businesses. Then there’s a series of free digital skills modules tailored to help you build your online brand. Amazing right? Click here to grab your free spot. Quick sticks!
Newsletter workshop, Orange NSW
November 7, 2-5pm
Cost – $125pp (includes afternoon tea, half day workshop and debriefing bubbles and cheese and bickies)In this half day workshop I’ll cover WHY you need a newsletter (hint – placing all your content eggs in one social media basket which you don’t own or control AT ALL is a bit scary when you think about it), how to set one up, how to build it and fill it with content that people will actually read and act on. Newsletters are an increasingly powerful way to communicate with your customers/audience and the best part – once you have your ducks in a row (I’ll help) and are all set up with a nice template, they are not hard to do. And once the work is done, we can de-brief a bit over a glass of bubbles and a nice little chatter platter. Click here for more info or to book.
Photo booth and social media workshops with Clancy Job, Jemima Aldridge and Sophie Hansen, November 8, Orange (the Old Convent) and November 22Dubbo, 10-3.30pm
Cost – $475pp (includes full day workshop, lunch, 3 hour content planning session and every participant goes away with a styled head shot and product shot)
What’s involved? This will be a really special, super helpful workshop hosted by photographer Clancy Job, stylist Jemima Aldridge and me, Sophie Hansen. It’s all about building your confidence in showing up on your social media feeds, on your websites and/or newsletters and having a crystal clear idea of what you are there to say and loads of inspiration and ideas for how to say it. Plus, every participant gets an individually tailored 15 minute ‘photo booth session’ styled by Jemima and shot by Clancy; You will walk away with one or two beautiful new headshots and at least one vignette or flat lay shot of your product/service/thing (which in itself pays for the day when you think about what you’d have to front up to book a head shot and product styling session with a professional photographer and stylist). While the photo booth sessions are happening, Sophie will run a ‘social media and content marketing 101’ – how to write a ‘who/what/why’ statement that will underpin your messaging and tell people in just one paragraph, who you are, why you do what you do and what value you are offering up. I’ll also give an overview of how to craft a content plan that will help you tell your story in a way that builds communities, starts conversations and most of all grows your business. Over a ‘working lunch’; Clancy, Jemima and Sophie will run a panel discussion – sharing insights and answering questions on everything from social media to photography, styling, starting and growing your own business from home and collaborating to build community. Please click here to book for the Orange workshop and click here to book for the Dubboworkshop.
Writing Life Well, Sydney
Saturday 16 November 10-4.30pm
Allen & Unwin HQ, Crows Nest
I am so honoured and excited to be contributing to Writing Life Well, a one-day symposium inviting a number of lifestyle publishers and authors to give frank advice on how to progress towards becoming a published author. Whether you are an Instagram influencer, a casual blogger or an aspiring writer keen to share learned or earned wisdom this new symposium will help you understand what it takes, who can help you and how to unearth opportunities. Some of my favourite writers and publishers will be generously sharing their experiences, stories and publishing tips and it’s going to be fascinating! Click here for more information and to book your spot.