BBC Academy Developing Digital Skills Day

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Alison is speaking at an exciting range of free talks, workshops and creative sessions exploring the latest in digital content

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Want to know more about Instagram or podcasting? Fancy writing comedy for Facebook? Interested in learning how to shoot and edit quality content on your smartphone? Then come to our free digital skills day at The Bond in Digbeth!

Get involved with the exciting range of free talks, workshops and creative sessions, each exploring the latest in digital content and how to tell fantastic multi-platform stories.The workshops are suitable for both experienced professionals wanting to brush-up on their digital skills and new entrants to the industry.

Alison is speaking at the event at 11:00 and 14:30 on:

How To Freelance In A Digital World

You are a freelancer. You have autonomy, flexibility and variety. But are you really making the most of your opportunities in today’s digital climate?

Whether you’re full-time freelance already or considering making the move, join Alison Grade – award-winning entrepreneur, freelancer and author of The Freelance Bible – as she guides you through her essential tips to being successful at the self-employed life.

She’ll discuss developing your personal brand, growing a client base and understanding your value so you can negotiate deals to maximise your talents.

This event is part of Digital Cities Birmingham 2019, an exciting series of free workshops, masterclasses and socials for the creative industries. For more details of all the events, please visit

Amongst other valuable content, the event includes sessions on:

  • Find out how to set up a podcast for less than £50 in 10 days

  • Discover the best ways to use Instagram to engage your customers

  • Learn valuable short form storytelling techniques from BBC Writersroom

  • Find out the best way to monetise your content and make it in the freelance digital world


Date: 23rd September 2019

Alison is speaking at 11:00 and 14:30 on How to make it as a freelancer in a digital world.

Venue: The Bond Company, 180-182 Fazeley St, Digbeth, B5 5SE

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