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Pitch and Deal, CANCELLED


Wednesday 28 December 2016

10:00 – 16:30

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Headland House, 72 Acton Street, London WC1X 9NB, training room 1st floor



Freelances need to pitch for work and to do deals. Whether you are a writer, photographer, reporter, subeditor, broadcaster or whatever, you will benefit from knowing how to present your work and your ideas so as to make them most attractive to clients, from understanding what goes into making a deal and how you might improve on that first offer.

Through role-play exercises and discussion, participants will work on the skills and attitudes needed to try to get more commissions and more money. Participants are asked to bring a real idea on the day that they want to pitch.

Learn how to:

  • Understand the psychology of pitching and dealing
  • Identify outlets
  • Pitch ideas with deals in mind
  • Learn successful phone techniques
  • Interact with editors
  • Think about fees
  • Ask for more money
  • Discuss your brief
  • Negotiate copyright and expenses
  • Role plays to put ideas into practice

Who should attend?
Freelance journalists who want to try to get more work and improve the deals they make.

Tutors: Louise Bolotin and TBC

If you are interest in attending this course, you may also be interested in attending the complementary course Getting Started as a Freelance.
Pitch and Deal and Getting started as a freelance form part of the NUJ trade union training programme and are therefore discounted.

BOOK HERE quoting course code PD0117


Members £70; Students members £60; Non-members £130; NUJ Unemployed Members: £70.00

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