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Monthly Meeting - Web Design, UI & UX, Development, Mobile and more

Hi everyone,

Hope everyone is well and enjoying the spring weather.  Our meeting is a week away, and I will give you an update on our April meeting.

In the last few months, our topic was focused on Design practice and Technical stuff.  I am going to switch the gear a bit and would like to present on “Sales”, talk about how to sell web design.

Title of Keynote: How to get more clients and higher prices.

This training is for people who feel:

Wasting time on proposals that go nowhereCompeting on cost and driving down pricesNot charging what you're really worthDoing endless follow-up and chasingOnly winning a small number of projectsClosing bad deals with nightmare clients

About the presentation:

Being a good freelancer takes skill and practice. But even the greatest freelancer can find himself/herself penniless if he/she cannot figure out who to sell his services.  For example, good designers know one thing really well: how to design. On the other hand, hunting down clients and negotiating prices to close a sale can be a time consuming and painful experience. Osamu Wakabayashi at Zen Ideas, will be teaching his sales process so that you, too, can be more productive with your sales time and price is no longer the client's primary concern.

About the speaker:

Osamu Wakabayashi has over 13 years of experience as a marketing and communication manager in both private and public sectors. In addition to his design talent and passion for creating graphic design, enriching brand development, Osamu focuses his expertise in delivering seminars/workshops to the business community and assisting them in developing WordPress websites, presentation and marketing strategies.

6:30 - 7:00 pm: Networking
7:00 - 7:45 pm: Presentation by Osamu Wakabayashi
7:45 - 8:00 pm: Q&A session
8:00 - 8:30pm: Wrap up and networking

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  • Roman R.

    Thanks, Osamu, - great presentation. And the process that seems to be almost opposite to mine (I tend to try to avoid any meetings at all, if possible).
    A lot of things to rethink do differently to get the rates up :)

    April 30, 2014

    • Osamu W.

      Roman, it is essential for any business to build a rapport and relationship with your prospects. Try to have meetings with your prospect more often, but keep in mind that you always have to develop an agenda, objectives, time length!

      May 1, 2014

  • Travis G.

    Another great session, and such a good turnout for a rainy Wednesday! Your organization and presentation skills are key factors in its success.

    1 · May 1, 2014

  • Lynda M.

    valuable seminar, great people

    May 1, 2014

  • Alan P.

    Very informative.

    April 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Osamu for the great presentation!

    April 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The presentation rocked!!
    Thanks Osamu

    April 30, 2014

  • Anne S.

    What is the subject of the presentation ?

    April 30, 2014

  • Brian L.

    Car issues today will mean a pass for tonight's meet up. I will catch up later and be there for next month.

    April 30, 2014

    • Osamu W.

      Too bad, Brian. See you next time.

      April 30, 2014

  • Elias F.

    Are there tutorials and lessons we can take from this meetup? Or is it more of a general discussion type?

    April 9, 2014

    • Osamu W.

      Usually, we provide a 45 minutes presentation, then discussion thereafter. The atmosphere is super casual.

      1 · April 24, 2014

    • Elias F.

      Thanks :)

      April 29, 2014

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