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Didn’t Get the Job? Say Thanks!

By Strictly Business Blog

Want to be remembered by the potential client with whom you’ve just had an unsuccessful negotiation?  Take the time to send a “Thank You” card.  That’s right, a snail-mail Thank You card.  Create a one off, nice looking card on your color printer on nice paper, and hand write a note, something like, “Thank you for the opportunity to provide an estimate for your upcoming project.  Although we couldn’t work together this time, please keep…

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Stay On Top of Email

By Strictly Business Blog

Awhile back, I e-mailed a business query to a good friend who runs a highly successful web development firm. She replied and then, several weeks later when she hadn’t heard from me, she followed up to make sure I’d gotten her e-mail. I was wowed – talk about customer service! I immediately asked “How’d you track that?” Here’s what she replied: Ok here is the system, and it’s free. Keep open ended issues in the…

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Your Monitor: The Keystone of Your Digital Workflow

By Strictly Business Blog

Take a moment to appreciate your monitor. It sits there quietly on your desk or on your lap, helping you make image corrections, send correspondence with clients and connects you with the world via the Web. Of all the devices in your digital photography workflow, your monitor is the most important. It’s even more important than a fast computer, a sexy new printer or even the latest, greatest camera body. Your monitor is your window…

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Quick Tip Week – Let’s Start With Jamey Stillings

By Strictly Business Blog

This photograph by Jamey Stillings of the Colorado River Bridge appeared in yesterday’s New York Times Magazine. I stubbled upon it over my morning coffee and it changed my day. A beautifully executed image and a fascinating subject coalesced and I craved more. I went to Jamey’s web site and viewed the entire portfolio. I know Jamey, he is an ASMP member living and working in Santa Fe. I asked him how this project happened…

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Interviews

By Strictly Business Blog

Whether you’re doing a multimedia piece or a video you will no doubt be doing interviews.  So this entry will provide you with some tips for getting better interviews. Number one rule of course is that your audio capture must be good.  Make sure your microphone is no more than a foot from your subject.  Make sure you monitor the sound or at least your sound check by wearing headphones.  You might think you are…

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