Video Brings the Freelancer to Life: January Meeting Recap

Should freelancers use video to market their businesses? The answer, says photographer and videographer Matthew Lemke, is an unequivocal yes. “Video is a very powerful storytelling medium because it uses more than one modality: sight, sound, text … the more we use, the more we retain,” Lemke told a crowd of us at the January meeting of Freelance Austin. Matt…

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It’s Nomination Time. What Great Communicators Do You Know?

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, Freelance Austin’s parent organization (WCA) will be coming together to network and brunch at the annual Banner Brunch to honor communications professionals and award scholarships to a select group of outstanding communications students at area colleges and universities Do you know somebody deserving of an award for outstanding communication? In order to recognize Austin’s greatest communicators, we need you – the larger community…

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Take the Fear Out of Contracts: November Meeting Recap

Perhaps nothing strikes more fear into the heart of a freelancer than having to negotiate a contract with a client. How do I know what to include? Will a contract hurt or help me? What happens if something goes wrong? To lessen that anxiety, we asked attorney Emily Morris of the Morris Law Firm for some tips. (As any good…

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Help Lead Freelance Austin in 2017

We’re looking for a few good women and men to help lead the Freelance Austin Committee in 2017 and beyond. Are you ready to have the most fun you’ve ever had leading a professional organization? Are you ready to gain exposure and prove your talents to dozens of potential business partners and clients? We have volunteer opportunities available to fit…

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4 Easy Ways to De-Stress and Live a More Balanced Life

Though it’s fulfilling and fun, freelancing often doesn’t leave much time for relaxation. As a result, many of us are overworked and stressed to the max. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are many easy ways to de-stress that don’t require a complete overhaul of the way we work and live. Here are a few great places…

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What Freelancers Can Learn About Communication from Skinner’s Rats

If you ever took a course in psychology, you may remember the famous work of Burrhus Frederic (B.F.) Skinner. Skinner worked with rats and pigeons in the mid 20th century and discovered certain things about how animals respond to specific methods of reinforcement. In one of his studies he learned that if a lever rats could press rewarded them with…

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