8 Important Things Your Team Wants to Tell You (But Won’t)
You might be the world’s best boss but that still doesn’t mean employees will always feel comfortable speaking their minds.
Business Jargon to Consider Retiring (Seriously Park the Nouning and Verbing)
Help stop senseless business jargon! Lena Katz crowdsourced people’s most hated words and categorized them in terms of ridiculousness, so you can judge whether you really want them seeping into your content.
An Etiquette Guide on Freelance Referrals: How to Win Clients and More Income
Navigating referrals can be tricky — but ultimately, the more connections you make, explore and support, the further net you cast. Several freelancers share their tips on playing the referral game without being a spoiled sport, or a bully.
46 Better Quotes to Celebrate Teamwork and Collaboration
ClearVoice is all about putting together great teams to collaborate and build brands with better content. Let’s celebrate our mission with inspiring quotes.
Freelancers, Don’t Self-Destruct With These 10 Bad Professional Networking Behaviors on Social Media
Networking is everything to becoming a successful full-time freelancer. But have you committed any of these networking no-nos?
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Best Practices for Video Conferencing: Tech, Logistics and Prep Tips for Any Situation
Did you get booted out… again? Who’s typing like it’s a firecracker festival? A pro shares tips to avoid technical mayhem in your next video conference.
How to Breakup With a Client — And Not Burn a Bridge
As a freelancer, you might see many clients come and go. But be careful about the going part. Here are tips to remember as a professional.
How to Host a Video Conference: 7 Tips to Run an Interview or Pitch Session Smoothly
A video conference interview can feel like an audition. So do your best to let people prepare for the hot seat. A pro shares her must-dos to make it seamless and productive for everyone.
6 Video Conference Best Practices: How to Pitch Your Product or Yourself, Virtually In Person
Although video conferencing has gotten a lot easier, people still make epic fails. Don’t let that happen. Put on a good show for a potential client.
Peer Advice for Freelancers: 9 Lessons on Setting Client Expectations
Freelancers who are skittish about setting client expectations can unwittingly sabotage their own success. Don’t facepalm your own actions. Glean advice from nine professionals who share life-learned tips for avoiding hiccups.
Apply the Lazy User Model to Your Pitching Strategy for More Wins
The Lazy User Model of solution selection (LUM) is a theory that researchers developed to predict what leads humans to adopt a certain technology when given several options. So how can freelancers use it to their advantage?
The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Pitching
Is your pitching style keeping you from scoring better freelance jobs? Get up to speed on the elements of a good pitch and the pros and cons of different pitching styles.
Don’t Kill Your Earned Media Ops: What Publicists and Journalists Get Wrong (2 of 5)
Ever have an interview pulled? A deadline blown? Don’t let a breakdown in the publicist-journalist relationship kill an earned media op. Get tips for a better working relationship.
Customer Messaging Platform Showdown: Drift vs. Intercom
Compare, contrast two popular options in this customer messaging platform showdown: Drift vs. Intercom. Find out which one could yield the speed-to-lead and options you need to delight customers.
For the Love of Your Freelancing Peers: 5 Cloying Clichés to Avoid in Career Advice
While the freelance lifestyle can bring independence, it also can bring ever-changing demands. Although you might be well-meaning, if you care about helping your freelancing peers, please stop using these cloying clichés when offering career advice.
In the Case of an Unhappy Client, What’s a Freelancer to Do?
In efforts to help freelancers understand how to keep things running smoothly after getting hired by a client, we’ve invited a brand director, a former agency VP, two creative directors, and an account manager to share cautionary tales for freelancers.