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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September Meeting Recap: Peer Mentoring for Business Success

Moderator Julie Tereshchuk, Editor-in-Chief, Texas Lifestyle Magazine Speakers Amy Hufford, Principal, Stellar Communications Jenny Magic, Communications Strategist, Raise Your Hand Texas Julie Wickert, Proposal Manager, Hart InterCivic At our September meeting, we heard from members of the Women Communicators of Austin mentoring committee. These generous mentors — Julie Tereshchuk, Amy Hufford, Jenny Magic, and Julie Wickert — are also long-time…

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8 Tips to Help Sell Your Freelance Services: July Meeting Recap

“Is this prospect qualified to work with me? Am I qualified to work with them?” These are just two of the questions Nick Weynand prompted freelancers to ask themselves at our July Freelance Austin meeting. Weynand, who is the founder, president and strategy director at TradeMark Media, was armed with fascinating, field-proven insights on Selling Yourself: Persuasive Communications for the…

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Writing Proposals that Get the Job: Meeting Recap

They want a proposal and estimate. Tomorrow! How do you target what they need, versus what they say they want; get it in writing and put a price on it — without staying up all night? Vicki McCullough gave us the scoop on how to make it happen. Vicki develops proposals for the public and private sector as part of…

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Infographics — A Picture’s Worth 1,000 Words: Meeting Recap

Infographics can simplify a complex idea — or thoroughly confuse your audience. We asked two talented visualizers to join us for a lively discussion of communicating with infographics. We got down to the nuts and bolts of this marketing must-have: the how’s the when’s and the go to’s Melissa Ek is the owner and creative director of ekMEDIA, a design and marketing studio…

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Learn to Brand — Helping Clients Realize their Visions: Meeting Recap

Can you effectively create your own brand and own it? We experimented with an innovative, self-guided approach created by Mami Serwaa, entrepreneur and branding expert. Her informal and relaxed style led the group through self-reflection and interactive branding activities to help us understand how to express ourselves and our business. Born with a gift for drawing, educated as an art director…

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