Toronto Freelance Survival seminar set for September 25

Freelancers in Toronto and surrounding areas take note: there’s a day-long seminar approaching that’s designed to help you make the most of your skills and talents.

The Freelance Survival Series is scheduled for Wednesday September 25th from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Lillian H. Smith Public Library in Toronto. The event, which is being organized by the Canadian Media Guild Freelance Branch and their parent union CWA-Canada, will include sessions on pitching, social media, and radio freelancing.

Speakers include Toronto writer and blogger Alison Garwood-Jones, award-winning independent radio producer Chris BrookesSocial Media and Marketing Strategist Amanda Lynne Ballard, as well as writer/broadcaster and CMG Freelance Branch president Don Genova. An accountant and a CMG staff representative will also be on hand to answer all of your tax- and contract-related questions. Of course, the event will also offer a great opportunity for connecting with other freelancers and expanding your freelance support network.

If you’re already a member of the Canadian Media Guild, this event is free (and includes lunch!). If you’re not a CMG member, the cost of attending is $150, which will also give you a year-long membership to the CMG Freelance Branch. Space is limited, so hurry and register here.

We’ll be posting tips and highlights from some of the sessions here on Story Board following the event. And a second seminar is being planned for Vancouver sometime in October. Stay tuned for details.


Posted on August 21, 2013 at 9:05 am by editor · · Tagged with: , ,

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  1. Written by Don Genova
    on August 21, 2013 at 10:17 am
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    If you have any questions about this event or whether you qualify for free admission you can contact me at don at don genova dot com.

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