Past event —

Espresso Sessions

  • Wednesday 2nd March, 09:00 - 10:30
  • Spike Design, Bristol

Brand storytelling

As human beings we’re hard-wired to share. It’s what connects us. Social media has become the modern equivalent of our ancient campfires. We go there to meet our tribe, share our thoughts, emotions, ideas and… stories. No wonder business is rubbing shoulders with storytelling. Presented by Rachel Savage of Small is Beautiful Communications this session invites you to begin your adventure into storytelling and: 

  • Find out what brand storytelling is and how it will help you stand out from the crowd
  • Discover some of the best methods for creating your own brand story – used by Hollywood blockbusters, ancient mythmakers, forward-thinking marketeers and you!
  • Begin to structure your brand story strategy – by getting to the heart of why you do what you do.

If you have any further questions or require more information please email me at rachel@​smallisbeautifulcomms.​co.​uk, call me on 07971 188657 or visit my website at www​.small​is​beau​ti​ful​comms​.co​.uk.

08:3010:00 Wednesday 2nd March

Book your place here

Short, strong and highly concentrated, our Espresso Sessions are the ideal pick-me-up for design agencies and freelancers. Held in the morning, they give you handy little shots of valuable business know-how. 

Please join us at 08:30 to register and grab a cup of coffee and a croissant – the session will start promptly at 08:45.

Contracts and intellectual property

If you want to run a profitable agency – and avoid some costly mistakes – you need to make sure you understand the basics and don’t get caught out.

Jessica Bent, partner at Withy King Solicitors and an expert in legal issues for creative industries, will guide us through the all-important dos and don’ts. As well as running this workshop, Jessica is offering each participant a free phone or face to face 30-minute phone consultation following the workshop. It’s a must-attend session for anyone employing freelancers, long-term contractors or just wanting to get their house in order. 

08:3010:00 Thursday 11th February

Get your house in order: the financial essentials

In this workshop, Robert Rawle from Bishop Fleming will focus on agency finances, highlighting opportunities to save money and get your cash flow sorted. He’ll share insider tax tips and demystify everything from NI contributions’ to healthy bottom lines’. If that doesn’t tempt you, Robert is also offering each participant a free 30-minute phone consultation following the workshop.

08:3010:00 Wednesday 4th November

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Really great listening comes with confidence. Confidence to ask questions, to sit with silence, to not assume, to dig deeper, to listen to what is unsaid. This short, fast paced taster breakfast session will help you question your own listening skills, your conscious awareness of how well you really listen with the aim of helping you become a better listener with colleagues, clients, staff and with yourself. Creating better communication, confident briefs and healthier working relationships.

Emma Collins is an experienced creative consultant and coach and has worked in the Design Industry for the past 14 years helping design agencies and creative organisations clarify their direction and grow their businesses. Emma was previously Managing Director of the award-winning design consultancy Home, Emma is a DBA Expert, has been an Associate at The Design Council, and was previously Chair of the West of England Design Forum. Emma is passionate about creative agencies raising their confidence, conscious leadership and seriously good listening.

Join her for an inspiring start to your day!

08:3010:00 Thursday 22nd Oct