Power Pointless – Interactive Strategies for Presentations: Meeting Recap

Freelancers can gain a lot of traction in promoting themselves as experts in their fields by speaking, presenting, and training. But many presenters, especially new ones, tend to be reluctant to let go of PowerPoint and rely on themselves and their audience to keep a group engaged. The key is to give the audience a voice and let them contribute content…

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How to Connect With Clients and Prospects to Stay Top of Mind: Meeting Recap

With summer approaching, how can you stay top of mind with your clients between projects and erratic schedules? Steve Harper, speaker, business strategist and author of The Ripple Effect, spoke at our June 2012 Freelance Austin meeting about new ways to manage contacts and reach out to clients and prospects to develop and maintain stronger connections. Steve Harper has become one of the most sought-after speakers and business…

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How To Use Video to Market Your Business: Meeting Recap

As a business owner, telling your story is a critical part of growing your business. How can you make the best use of video to engage your clients and prospects, boost website traffic and improve conversions? Rubén Cantú, an award-winning filmmaker and founder of CORE Media Enterprises, will share tips on making video part of your marketing arsenal in May. Ruben…

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Hey, That Was My Idea – What You Need To Know About Intellectual Property Rights For Your Business: Meeting Recap

As content aggregation, curation, and crowd sourcing become the norm, the limits of fair use and copyright have become more gray. Shepard Fairey’s “HOPE” poster and the SOPA controversy have brought the issue of intellectual property rights back to the forefront. How do you protect your creative rights in the new online environment? How do you limit your liability when you engage…

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Build your business with a new approach to networking: Meeting Recap

As the new year begins, you may have set goals to attend more professional events and improve your business networking. How do you make the most of these encounters and make meaningful connections, not just accumulate handfuls of business cards?  At the February 2011 Freelance Austin program, we learned how to become more confident and effective in your networking from award-winning connector and communicator, Patti DeNucci….

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Personal Branding Anchors – Your New Competitive Advantage: Meeting Recap

As entrepreneurs, we spend time, energy, and resources finding new ways to be more successful.  We do whatever it takes to make our own personal stock rise in value. Or do we? Here’s the disconnect. The factors that pay the most dividends are the same ones that are most often overlooked or disregarded. They are the intangible factors that allow us to showcase our business skills, present ourselves…

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