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November, 2016

  • 29 November

    Warning – Resumes You Will Want to Copy

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    Everyone in the creative field knows a creative resume/portfolio can open doors instantly while a bad one…well won’t do anything. There are a lot of articles on-line with some good ideas and others with ones that won’t help you get your foot in the door. Today more than ever you need to be very creative to get a director’s attention …

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  • 24 November

    9 Freelance Business Tips Slideshow

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    [video_player type=”embed” width=”853″ height=”480″ align=”center” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″][/video_player] Please let us know what you think in the comments below. Thanks. The Creative Tablet Staff

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  • 22 November

    What’s Your Vector Victor?

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    I guess some readers will know that title from the Airplane Movie series, but that is not what this post is about…sorry. This is about a program called Vectr that will make your freelancing business much easier and faster. One of many program available this one seems much easier and FREE to use. What can it do? Send anyone a …

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  • 22 November

    Alert About Pricing Your Work

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    Pricing is a tricky business for anyone and especially for freelancers who are constantly competing with other freelancers for work. You have to get it right the first time or lose money and possible clients. Of course, that is not always easy to do and a lot of the pricing depends on a variety of things and you don’t know …

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  • 21 November

    5 Follow-Up Emails for Unresponsive Clients

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    Emails are hard enough to deal with and even harder when you get no response. It is always better to communicate face-to-face or by phone, but when that’s not possible (not sure when it would not be possible) emails have to suffice. So, what do you do when you get no response from a client and you need answers to …

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  • 17 November

    Why You Need to Compete for Business

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    Competition is tough these days. It seems that everyone is a designer and everyone is also an expert. But it will come a time when you will have to be smarter and better at what you do and your work will be the shining example. Today a lot of large agencies are not competing for small accounts and are even …

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  • 16 November

    Special News – Are Stifling Your Team Creativity?

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    Brainstorming is a great way to get insight from a lot of people at one time, but some members have an unknowing tendency of stifling others when they think the ideas are not good or don’t make any sense. Creativity comes from ideas that can be good or even bad ones. It is all on how the participants actually look …

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  • 16 November

    Special News – Give Killer Presentations to Prospects

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    Presentations are always the hardest especially in front of a lot of people, but to give a good impression you need to have one prepared and give it in a professional way. The oh’s and ah’s are not going to give prospects the impression that you know what you are talking about. Surprisingly many people do just that and can’t …

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  • 15 November

    11 Attention Getting Resumes

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    Resumes are always getting the back seat when it comes to their design. Most times it is just a piece of paper that doesn’t need anything but, the paper it’s printed on or posted on-line. But, today you need to be able to stand out from the thousands of resumes crossing the employer’s desk or desktop. There are a lot …

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  • 10 November

    9 Rules to Keep You Moving Forward

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    All the creatives we know have rules they use on a daily basis. This helps keep them motivated and sharp and their business moving forward. Of course, it is not easy following rules, but once you get started you can apply them a little at a time or all at once. Don’t get caught up in having to make these …

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  • 9 November

    Special News – 10 Great Art Books

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    Art and design books are everywhere in our offices especially “Creative Confidence” and “Ignore Everybody”. Everyone refers to them on a daily basis for ideas or inspiration. This article has a list of the 10 books and is NOT an affiliate site since there are no links to purchase the books. You will be able to find them on Amazon …

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  • 8 November

    Warning – Big Time Freelancing Mistakes

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    Freelancing is a challenging business, but to have simple mistakes create problems can be avoided. Everyone makes mistakes. We do and others we know do, so it is not un-common. The best way to deal with mistakes is to try to avoid them in the first place. OK. So you are thinking “How do I avoid mistakes?” Well; that depends …

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  • 5 November

    Special Alert: Create Great Workspaces

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    Everyone likes to have a cool work space/workplace, but some of us get to work in really cool spaces. This post is mostly for business owners, but freelancers may find it helpful in their own offices. Keep in mind that trends come and go so, you don’t want to use them if you are concerned about the trend fading out. …

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  • 3 November

    Happy Thanksgiving 2016

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    Happy Thanksgiving to all. We hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy your friends, family and football. Thanks for being loyal viewers and we will continue to provide helpful articles to give your business success the edge over your competition. The Creative Tablet Staff

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  • 1 November

    Secrets to Building Your Creative Imagination

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    Build Your Creative Imagination Creative imagination is more than just active imagination. To be able to actively imagine things, to see and hear things in one’s mind, is an important ability. It doesn’t have to involve much creativity, though, does it? Daydreaming, for example, is a process of imagination. It can consist of an elaborate fantasy world, but one full …

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