It’s National Freelancers’ Day on November 23 in the UK – a day to celebrate the value of freelancers, contractors, interims and consultants to the UK economy.
Organised by PCG, the voice of freelancing, it’s a day for those of us in the freelance community to reflect on the contribution we make to the UK economy. Here are some of the events taking place to mark the day:
PCG Freelance Lecture
Taking place at London’s Stationers’ Hall, the inaugural Freelance Lecture will be delivered by Dr James Bellini, leading futurologist, broadcaster and, of course, freelancer. Broadcaster, Sue Lawley, will host the lecture. ‘Freeing up Potential’ will be the theme for the lecture and the emphasis will be:
- How socio-economic trends are reshaping the notion of business
- What it will mean for the workforce
- Why freelancers are playing a more pivotal role
- How to position yourself as a freelancer within this new reality
The lecture will be followed by comments from an expert panel who will take questions from the audience. If you can’t get there in person, you can now register your interest to access a live internet stream on 23 November.
From October 20, PCG has been hosting a number of Mastermind Sessions up and down the country. In the sessions, freelancers worked in groups to brainstorm a series of career-building challenges. Each group worked on a different challenge and had to develop a five- minute presentation that answered that challenge. These presentations have been filmed and highlights will be available from the National Freelancers’ Day website
Mastermind in a box
There is a also a ‘Mastermind in a box’ session taking place at The Cube in Shoreditch, London on November 22. This will be a great opportunity to focus the mind, sharing knowledge with other freelancers and coming up with breakthrough ideas to transform your business. Register for Mastermind in a box. (Hopefully there are still some places left.)
Take part in an online freelance survey
As part of National Freelancers’ Day 2010, PCG is conducting online research among businesses and freelancers. This research will form part of the ‘Freeing up Potential’ report that will be available to download from the National Freelancers’ Day website on November 23. Take part in the freelance survey.