I HATE Networking – Creative Meet Up

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Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club

117 Ryedale Road

West Ryde, NSW 2114


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Take the pain out of everybody’s least favourite tactic.

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Tickets will be made available in April 2-21. Get a reminder to be notified when then are live.

I HATE NETWORKING is a surprisingly fun 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. While it’s a vital skill in the creative industries, many practitioners consider networking to be the stuff of nightmares. I HATE NETWORKING combines education with the opportunity to practice in a safe and friendly environment, while embracing the discomfort of the whole process and having a laugh.

Tips that will be shared include:

• Success is before you start – preparing before the event;

• Mastering the art of the introduction;

• Overcoming shyness, awkwardness and the urge to run away;

• Dealing with wankers and other difficult people;

• Getting the all-important follow-up right.

You'll learn how to network in the first half of the session, and practice your skills in the second half!

All questions are welcome in this relaxed, safe and inclusive workshop. Participants are also encouraged to share their own experiences and network with their fellow practitioners.


When – 6PM - 8PM, Wednesday 23 June 2021

Where – Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club

Cost - This workshop is free but registration via Eventbrite is essential. You must register to access the workshop link.


Come along if you are a curious hobbyist, recent graduate, emerging artist, creative freelancer, business or arts organisations. Established practitioners are also welcome.

This workshop is open to anyone who lives, works, studies or plays in the City of Ryde.


• Lifetime access to a dedicated Dropbox folder full of additional resources and workbooks to help continue the learning after the workshop is over;

• Access to additional free webinars to supplement the material covered in the workshop;


Monica Davidson, Director of Creative Plus Business Group

Monica Davidson is an award-winning expert on the creative industries, who began her professional life as a freelance journalist and filmmaker. In 2014 Monica completed her Masters degree in Screen Arts and Business at AFTRS, and was appointed as the first NSW Creative Industries Business Advisor by the Department of Industry. Shortly after she founded the social enterprise Creative Plus Business, which is dedicated to educating creative people about small business and marketing skills. In 2019, Monica was awarded the QUT Creative Enterprise Australia award for being a Creative Trailblazer that “advocates, mentors, donates, educates and advises within Australia’s creative economy”. Monica continues to work as a writer, filmmaker and occasional performer.


This workshop is part of a series of free professionally run workshops teaching business and professional skills to creatives in the City of Ryde. These workshops are an opportunity to get expert advice and meet other local creatives.

You can see the full program at www.ryde.nsw.gov.au/Community/Arts-and-Culture/Professional-Skills-for-Creatives

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