The 5th Annual Creative Freelancer Conference, June 21-22 in Boston is rapidly approaching and the early bird deadline extended to April 30!
Q: Do you think communication problems stem from a lack of confidence?
Marcia: Confidence isn’t something that comes naturally to creative people. We have great confidence in our work, and we know the value of our work, and we have great confidence in our ability to do the work, but we often can’t show that confidence when communicating our role in the process. We don’t come off as confident in selling situations, or when defending our pricing.
That often comes off as to prospective clients as a lack of competence. They think we can’t do the work because we can’t defend it, because we can’t talk about ourselves…
To hear more about how to convey more confidence, listen to our 11-minute interview here.
And please join us at CFC this year in Boston. You can use your Big Ticket pass to catch this CFC session – or sign up for CFC on its own. If you aren’t yet registered for CFC, sign up here and take advantage of the bundle of bonuses we've rounded up, including:
- 50 early bird discount before April 30th
- $50 Marketing Mentor discount with promo code “CMM12”
- Plus, to sweeten the pot even more, we're offering a FREE Freelancer Survival Guide. This exclusive package includes:
- Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Successful Freelancer?
MP3 presented by Ilise Benun
- Finding and Reaching the Right Prospects
OnDemand DesignCast by Ilise Benun
- HOW Singles: Start Smart
(Download) by Esther D'Amico/Dave Wheeler
- HOW Singles: Risky Business
(Download) by Terry Lee Stone
- HOW Collections: Freelance Column 2011
(Download) by Ilise Benun
(Already registered? Don't worry, we'll automatically send it to you.)
And listen to the rest of the podcast interview series with our speakers, including Dyana Valentine, Mark O’Brien of Newfangled.com, Shane Pearlman and Ed Gandia of International Freelancers Academy, Cameron Foote of Creative Business, Alan Murabayashi, and Sarah Durham.