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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 51: Your Productivity Toolbox with Francesca Geens

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There are thousands of apps out there, dozens for every possible task. But how do you pick the right tools? How do you put together a toolbox that fits your own work process? Our guest today is Francesca Geens, the founder of Digital Dragonfly — a technology and productivity consultancy. We review the principles of human productivity, and then discuss popular tools for to-do lists, email, project management, and CRM systems.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 50: Becoming a Brand Evangelist with Dennis Field

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It’s episode fifty today! For this little anniversary, I invited my very first guest from episode one. Dennis Field is a famous design educator and entrepreneur, and also a brand evangelist at InVision. Today we discuss how creative individuals can partner up with large companies and become their evangelists. You’ll learn how such relationships benefit both parties, how everything works, and how to get started with the brand you love.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 48: Reverse-Engineering Your Life & Work with Drew Thomas

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Today we’ll talk about reverse-engineering. You can apply this thought process virtually anywhere — in choosing the right client or the right lifestyle. Our special guest is Drew Thomas, an ecommerce expert and seasoned entrepreneur. We talk about our agency experiences in the past, and why we can “do what we want” these days. You’ll learn how to start with the most important criteria, and work your way backwards to the desired client or lifestyle.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 47: Using Pattern Libraries in Web Design with Laura Elizabeth

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Pattern libraries can help you streamline the design process and build a flexible system (instead of static pages). Today we’re exploring this concept with Laura Elizabeth — a fantastic designer, writer, and speaker. You’ll learn how to plan and build a pattern library, how to document it, and how to make your clients fall in love with the result.

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Black Friday Deals for Consultants & Freelancers

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My dear friends, happy crazy Black Friday! Here’s a roundup of the best deals for consultants and freelancers.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 41: Writing Killer Design Proposals with Nathan Powell

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Writing proposals isn’t fun, but they’re a crucial part of any design project. Today our guest is Nathan Powell — designer, author, and founder of Nusii (online proposal software). You’ll learn how to do discovery work, what to include in your proposal, how to structure it, and how tiered pricing can help you make an unbeatable offer.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 39: Positioning Your Services with Philip Morgan

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Smart, narrow positioning is the key to success for anyone who sells their services. Who is your best customer? What kind of work do you want to be famous for? The world-class positioning expert Philip Morgan gives away a ton of actionable advice on this topic. You’ll learn how to stop being a generalist, quit the pricing game, and become a successful specialist by employing your best talent.

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Should You Include Solutions or Mockups in Your Proposal?

How do you win the heart of a new client? Should you do free work to quickly illustrate your skills? Here’s a question from Tiffany Teng, a UI/UX designer based in Malaysia and Singapore:

“In order to win a client project, would you recommend us to include mockups (proposed solutions) in the proposal? And why?”

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 24: Getting Started with Digital Strategy

Today Marie Poulin gives us an insight into digital strategy. First we discuss what it actually means, and how the strategic approach can be beneficial both for the client and the consultant. Then we break down the process into edible steps, so that everyone can start practicing elements of digital strategy in their client work.

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The Top 6 Commandments for Your Business

Having just returned from a mastermind retreat in Chicago, I can’t help myself but recite the takeaways. So I decided to put together a solid blog post so that everyone can benefit from these simple recommendations — which can easily turn your business into a money-making machine.

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