Seminar: Talking the Talk

Kate Mildenhall

Wednesday 23 November 2022, 6:30-9.00pm

Full Price: $85
Member: $65
Conc Member: $55

Participants in face to face courses must comply with any precautionary measures related to COVID-19 that Writing NSW puts in place.

You LOVE writing, but you didn’t realise just how much TALKING was going to be involved, right? This seminar will help grow your confidence in talking about your writing project, participating in events and best practice interviewing on either side of the microphone. Writer and podcaster, Kate Mildenhall will work through tips, strategies and activities to help you talk the talk with confidence so you can promote your writing project and build your professional skillset.

Is this course right for you? Read our FAQ >

Whether you’re an emerging writer looking to pitch your book project to agents and publishers or you have several published books but want to build your speaking and interviewing skills for literary events, this seminar is for you.

We’ll cover:

  • Pitching your writing project with confidence
  • Effective interview skills for research
  • How to engage in a compelling interview as guest or host
  • Tips for making events work for you (and your book!)
  • Strategies for surviving networking in the industry (and why ‘networking’ is not a dirty word!)

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • How to speak with clarity and confidence about your work
  • How to prepare for a great interview experience as host or guest
  • How to make the most of networking opportunities within the literary industry

Participant Requirements

Bring a pen and paper, or fully charged device. Please note: this seminar will be set up lecture-style without desks, so a notebook is a better option for note-taking.

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If you are feeling unwell and experiencing any COVID-related symptoms on the day of the course, you must stay at home and contact us to let us know. As a participant in this course, you will be required to follow all COVID safety measures in place by Writing NSW to ensure the health and wellbeing of our community.

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