Working with Clients

Date: Wednesday 4th June 2008

Time: 7:00pm to approx 8:00pm

Venue: Elwynn Lynn Conference Centre, College of Fine Arts (CoFA), Selwyn St, Paddington

Speaker: Catherine Gleeson (AFTRS) and Tracey Sernack Chee-Quee (TAFE, Sydgraph Board)

What’s it all about?
Talent is only one portion of the formula needed for success; working well with clients is another. Judging by recent posts on the DLF and feedback from members, one of the hardest things about being a freelancer or moving up the career ladder is knowing how to deal with things like:

pitching, taking a brief, the protocol of how to handle details like getting paid, follow-ups, relationships, and problems — like not getting paid.

So this session brings together two people who have worked extensively in industry and who can cover these topics and field a Q&A that should help members whether those just starting out or colleagues who are always open to new ideas about how to handle the eternal challenges of working with clients successfully.

Cost: Free for Siggraph members. $5 cover charge for refreshments for guests and non-members.
(Attendees can sign up as a new member on the night. Annual Membership fees are $40 for professionals and $20 for students)

Probably best known for the annual SIGGRAPH International conference on computer graphics for film, televisions and new media industries, ACM SIGGRAPH also puts on a variety of programs year-round and worldwide to benefit the SIGGRAPH community. The event listed above is hosted by our local chapter and is free for all chapter members.

About sydgraph

Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH is dedicated to the generation and dissemination of information on computer graphics and interactive techniques. We are a membership organisation that values passion, integrity, excellence, volunteerism, and cross-disciplinary interaction in all of our activities.

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