Better Business with Megan Mead
This new series is designed for designers of every level recent grads, newly established freelancers, small business owners, or those just looking to gain new skills. Our workshop-style sessions offer insights from industry leaders through small group and one-on-one interactions in an intimate studio setting. Our collection of experts will help navigate the scary yet important business topics we all need to enhance our career such as presentation, self promotion, decoding tax law, managing finances and understanding legal jargon to list a few. AIGA Austin's Better Business series is all about creating the space to ask the burning questions, exchange ideas, and set yourself up for success!

Coffee and snacks will be provided. Bring your laptop, questions, and ideas to each session.

All too often, our hard work fails to get approved or our portfolio gets placed at the bottom of the stack simply because we didn't present it effectively. The hard truth is that sometimes the better work loses out to the better sell. And while that massively sucks, ultimately we have to take responsibility for our part in failing. How well we present ourselves, our portfolios and our ideas matters because bad presentations kill good ideas. So we need to learn how to stop giving them.

In this workshop, we will go through simple presentation “do”s and “don’t”s, practice some storytelling strategies and acting techniques, and learn how to be ourselves but just a little bit better. There will be a keynote presentation, lots of pauses for interaction, group assignments and plenty of handouts to help you remember what the heck we covered. If you’re slightly introverted and prone to stage fright, or if you simply want to brush up on your presentation skills, this interactive yet low-pressure workshop was made for you.

Megan Mead is an illustrator / designer / speaker in Austin, TX. Her portfolio consists of print collateral, web and mobile site design, illustration, logos and UX design for nationally recognized companies. Although her professional focus is on visual communication, Megan has always had a passion for performance. Trained to better understand vocal, breath and acting exercises, she is very interested in how theatrical training can impact and supplement a creative’s career.

Sunday, April 3
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

$80 for members
$100 for non-members
When & Where
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
507 Calles St, Suite 107
Austin, TX 78702