How can I get a good deal on my website?

Sample request for proposal

Free request for proposal

How can I get a good deal on my website?

Let’s assume by “deal” you mean

1. a website that makes you money

2. a website delivered at its most competitive price. (more…)

Video 101: Why you don’t want one person who does it all

Video 101 why you don't want one person who does it all

You might expect the following on your shoot: a production assistant, a producer, a shooter, and an audio engineer.

You’ve heard of producers, directors, videographers, gaffers, grips, and so forth. Right? They will each likely have a place at your next corporate video shoot.

These are people you don’t see in movies, or out on the street. You see the broad-shouldered videographer hoisting a camera to his shoulder as if that’s how it’s done. (more…)

"Should I give a discount to my clients?"

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Typical entrepreneur’s desk (Photo credit: fensterbme)

It’s happened once again, folks.

A client has asked for a discount on her very first project — claiming that she’ll make it up by giving me more work in the future. (more…)

Video 101: Do you need a treatment before script?

Script

Script (Photo credit: sc63)

Yes, you need a treatment before script.

Begin with a preliminary treatment, a page or so of prose describing what your production will be about. I do this when a lot of ideas have been kicked around, or when the production is long and/or complex.

I don’t use a preliminary treatment when (more…)

"Do I need social media?"

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Refuse Ordinary, founded by my coaching friends

“Do I need social media?” is one of the first questions I hear from many friends and prospective clients.

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