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Leaders' Forum November 9: Back Bedroom to Boardroom
Growing your Small Business
An invitation to all those RIG members who run their own companies and want to find out more about growing their businesses. Are you struggling to cope with the work coming in but cautious about taking the next step – employing full time staff and signing a lease on premises?
Phil Critchlow, Founder and Director of TBI Media as well as Chair of the Radio Independents Group, tells the story of the growth of his company since it was set up in 2006 to what is now a multi- award winning production house and Liz Barclay, journalist and expert in consumer finance and small businesses, gives advice on the difficult and practical decisions to be made.
The session is chaired by Caroline Elliot, Quattrain, there will be plenty of time for questions and it will be followed by a drink with other leaders from the audio industry.
date & time: 9th November 2016, 1800 for 1815 - 2000
venue: Simons, Muirhead and Burton, Ground Floor, 8-9 Frith St, London W1D 3JB
no of places: 30 - free, but booking essential, at v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain
October masterclass pictures: Listening off the Page - A Rough Guide to Audio books
Some pictures from our latest masterclass: all photographs (c) Dan Vo 2016. The dark arts and crafts of audio book production were celebrated in this special RIGtrain masterclass. We are the guests of Penguin Random House for an evening featuring sessions with star readers, top producers, and the Penguin audio commissioning team.
Speakers: Peter Curran - host and presenter, Roy McMillan - award-winning producer; Sam Halstead - senior commissioning editor; Daniel Weyman, from TV's Foyles War - celebrity reader
Course: The Radio Doc Will See You Now.
A one-day course to get you started with some of the key techniques of radio documentary making. We’ll cover editorial essentials such as spotting an idea, building a narrative structure, finding the right contributors, using sound creatively to grab the ear, creating a big opening, avoiding the pitfalls. There’ll also be tips on pitching ideas. You’ll hear lots of inspiring audio, analyse the techniques used, and explore the form.
Course tutors: Deborah Dudgeon and David Prest of Whistledown.
Where: Central London. Venue tba
When: Friday 4th November 09.30-17.00
Cost: £130 + VAT
Book your place at v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain - currently fully booked, but you can add your name to the waiting list on that page
Take Control of Your Media Career
Back from holidays and thinking about career choices and job possibilities?
You can increase your chances of promotion, seize new opportunities, give your cv a boost, improve your motivation and job satisfaction with the RIGtrain Career Development Scheme. This is a completely confidential service offering 'one to one' sessions that help you develop your career, talk through your aspirations and strengths while assessing your aims. Wherever you are in the profession and however experienced it’s essential to work through a plan for where you are now, where you want to get to and how to get there.
Specialist media training company Quattrain is offering four one hour sessions per individual that will focus on your requirements over the next four months - £78 per session incl VAT (ie £65 + VAT). These can be via Skype or in person depending on location. Caroline Elliot and Natasha Maw are experienced business coaches with a background in broadcasting, a range of contacts across the industry and an extensive knowledge of the media.
It’s time to invest in you, whether you are a freelancers or an employee of a RIG company, £75 a month will be a sound investment.