March Meetup: Clients From Hell

Date
Wednesday, March 20, 7-11:30pm

Location
The Hopyard, 2103 Gottingen Street, $2.00

What
Presentation followed by chill hang outs. Meet and get to know other visual artists in a comfortable, low-key atmosphere. Designers, animators, drawers, writers, students, professionals and the enthusiastic are all invited.

Presentation
Know Your Worth: Communication Strategies for Dealing with Clients From Hell

As the editor in chief of Clients From Hell, Kyle Carpenter knows your pain. For years now he has read every story about stiffed payments, unreasonable demands, sexist clients and requests for Comic Sans submitted to clientsfromhell.net . He knows how bad it can get out there, and he feels for each and every one of you creative workers dealing with bad clients.

In this talk, Kyle will go over some of his “favourite” stories from the Clients From Hell archives and discuss strategies for how to deal with troublesome clients, or even avoid them entirely. Laugh, cry, commiserate… then strategize.

Speaker Bio
Kyle Carpenter is an award-winning writer, content manager, and the editor in chief of Clients From Hell. He’s also a swell guy who recently moved to Halifax and can’t wait to meet you. Come hang out and share your war stories with him! Trust us, though – he’s heard them all.

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Location:
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