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But it was a teachable moment in “right approach; wrong time”.
Rounding out the morning I sidled up alongside fellow freelancer and regular Bhavini of
Taking along someone just as nervous or someone who is gregarious and outgoing to run interference.
It might also make a case for location scouting beforehand. If you decide to have them how much — especially as a sole trader or freelancer — should you spend on them?
We brainstormed about how I could visit the authentic South Africa on the cheap and I gave her insights on how to enjoy Barbados off the beaten tourist path.
We eventually got around to how I could write for her newspapers but I’ll always remember her thick accent, sparkly eyes and sense of adventure.
We bond over coffee and weight lifting and she’s tossed me a few contacts for website development in the past.
I may or may not have interrupted a pithy sales pitch between she and the waify blonde in the oversized jacket.
The beauty of our home countries and our kinda ballsy, take no prisoners personalities fizzed to the surface like the cocktails readily available at the trendy tapas venue in Milton Keynes’ theatre district.Then there was the fellow content creator who went directly into the sell the minute I walked in the door. He was direct, affable and clearly interested in what I had to say.I was interested in him too and I’ve since reached out on Linked In.We are guided by Leigh to do more than exchange business cards and to make concrete plans to meet people offsite after the event.And there’s free brownies, coffee & churros with hot caramel. Two evenings before I was part of a robust weekly chat among Twitter’s #Freelance Heroes.
Mentoring a Master’s student has made me surprisingly reflective about the advice I give.