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Fiona Harris & Mike McLeish: Working in the Arts

Session Info:

Having a dream is one thing. Knowing how to chase it down is another. Following your passion is wonderful, but it means finding a work ethic too.

Through storytelling and multimedia, Fiona Harris and Mike McLeish share their stories and experiences of working across multiple disciplines within the Australian arts sector, as well as providing their own tips and advice for anyone wanting to enter the industry. This session is hugely inspiring for teenagers, as well as providing practical advice for setting goals and achieving them, in whatever career they might choose to pursue. An engaging and forthright
Q & A session follows the talk.

Topics Covered:
  • Stimulate communication skills
  • Develop a child’s confidence and self-esteem
  • Provide opportunities for creative self-expression
  • Encourage thinking and cognitive skills
  • Oral storytelling
  • What does it mean to follow your passion in life?
  • Everyone has insecurities and doubts, and it is important to have some failure in life as stepping stones towards success
  • Finding your true self and your passion
  • Believing in yourself is paramount in life
  • Having goals and working hard to make them happen
  • What Fiona & Mike have learnt from her own failures, successes and experiences

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