Please find below the full podcast of our recent breakfast meeting in Woodland Hills – our panel of experts discussed what it takes to be a successful freelancer, and what to think about if you need to use a freelancer for a project in your company.
We all got some great insights and thrashed out the topic quite thoroughly! Thanks to Bill, Deborah, Charlotte, and Judy, our panelists – and thanks also to the audience members who contributed their own insights and asked great questions…
Here are some podcast markers for you:
Introductions until 5 min 20
5:20 Bill Spaniel – from an employer’s standpoint, what’s he looking for in a Freelancer.
13:40 Charlotte Lassos – discusses personality fit, connections/referrals, persistence when hiring
17:30 Charlotte Lassos – stand out as a Freelancer, show you care/be responsive, portfolio tailored to needs, never burn bridges.
20:50 Judy Sterling – anecdote about friends, acquaintances – make sure you let them know what you do -great potential business sources.
27:10 Deborah Hawkins – branch out, try new things if you need work/having a lull, use IABC (fabulous for connecting)
31:15 Audience Questions – what about graphic design/creative Freelancers, what about collaboration (dynamics of pulling a team together), how to pull a team together, etc.