Live in Portland? On February 20th I’ll be teaching a workshop on how to build good relationships with your clients without feeling like you have to say “yes” to each and every request.
I’m really excited about this class! It’s one of the Freelance 360 classes that the Freelancers Union has been putting on. In addition to teaching this class, I got to help put it together. Which means this is no feel-good, lovely-dovey, wake-up-the-next-morning-and-wonder-what-happened class.
I’ll be getting into the nitty gritty of setting and enforcing boundaries (including what to say, exactly what to say, when clients push back), setting your prices and negotiating. By “nitty gritty,” I mean you’ll walk away with actual tools you can apply to your business immediately to make this stuff easier.
Everyone who signs up for the class before Friday, February 14th at 6:00pm (PST, duh) will be entered into a drawing to win a free one-hour negotiation coaching session with me.
“What is a one-hour negotiation coaching session?,” you might ask.
Let’s say you have a problem. A problem with a client that you’ve tried to fix but it hasn’t worked and you don’t know what to do.
You and I meet for about a half hour and come up with a plan that you feel good about. I help you develop a back-up plan (or two) in case things don’t work out, we talk about what to do “if,” and I even give you exact language you can use to address the issue.
Then you go away and negotiate.
I’m available for follow up calls and emails to coach you through the process. If they come at you with a left hook, I’m there to tell you what to do next. If things work out swimmingly, you and I debrief to talk about what worked and why and how you can use those lessons next time.
What are you waiting for?
Sign up for the class today to make sure you’re entered in the drawing!
Psst! Use code PDX14 to save $5.
The not-so-fine print:
→You must be at the class to win. I’ll draw a name at the end of the evening.
→You’re responsible for anything over the initial hour at my coaching rate of $50/hour.
→I can’t give you legal advice in these sessions. For one, my legal rate is higher and, two, I can only give legal advice to my legal clients.
→Already a client? No bigs, you’re still in the running!