Successful Networking is Intentional

Networking. Whether we love it or hate it, our career demands it. Those of us who hate it tend to see networking as “smarmy,” sales-y” or just plain anxiety-producing. It can feel less than authentic going into a room of people solely to promote yourself. But Patti DeNucci has a different take on networking. She shared her networking strategies at…

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December Meeting Recap: Using LinkedIn to Network and Grow Your Freelance Business

When many of us think of networking, we envision awkward meet-and-greet functions with stacks of business cards exchanging hands among complete strangers. But thanks to LinkedIn, the massive platform for professionals that boasts 562 million users worldwide, networking has gone digital. If you’re like many busy freelancers, a LinkedIn profile is something you set up a while ago and haven’t…

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5 Ways to Find Freelance Networking Events in Austin

In a world where freelancers can run entire businesses from our laptops and order lunch from our phones, there is still an inherent human value in connecting with other people face-to-face. Studies have shown that people with strong social ties tend to live longer, and the United Kingdom recently appointed its first Minister of Loneliness to address the social and…

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August Meeting Recap: How to Tell Your Unique Story to Attract Clients and Make More Money

The room was packed. Everyone was waiting to hear how they could tell a better brand story. And Judy Tsuei knows a thing or two about this. After all, she’s worked with global brands like Toyota and Neutrogena, indie brands, and even celebrities. She’s also been an editorial director, a regular contributor to MindBodyGreen, and a frequent guest on notable…

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Freelance Austin Finds New Resources at Austin’s New Central Library

Though Freelance Austin meetings are connected by a theme, monthly meetings don’t always follow the same format. This month, we took a field trip to Austin’s new Central Library for a special guided tour. Austin Public Library (APL) research librarian Meg Holle led our select group through all six of the library’s floors before providing a hands-on session searching online…

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Meet Your 2017-2018 Freelance Austin Committee

Here’s a taste of who we are and why we joined the committee. Please share your questions or comments to any of us by email or in person. We’re here for you! Lynne Rhea Freelance Austin Chair/VP of Freelance Programming Lynne’s goal is to help all our boats rise together. She’s focused on providing meaningful programming and converting attendees to…

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