Quote to Win : How to win projects on the freelance marketplace

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Expand your business and advance in your career
Getting established in the translation industry
Business of Translation and Interpreting

Course summary
Start time:Feb 25, 2011 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 60 minutes. Check what time the course is running in your local time here
Language:English
Summary:Do you want to earn as much as you bid for a project? Do you want to make sure you obtain the most convenient and profitable projects? Learn how to bid for new projects and consistently win the projects of your interest.
Description
Topics to be covererd:

1. Introducing the concept of 'Reverse Auction'
2. Reading between the lines in a Job Post
3. Doing background research
4. Judgement: to quote or not to quote
5. How to build pillars of future victory from a failure (not being awarded)
6. Interpreting the inner cause from cues and symptoms (not being awarded)
7. Using the experiential knowledge in next quote
Target audience
Freelancers and small and medium agency owners, especially start-ups.
Learning objectives
The course discusses and prepares you for the following

1. How to bid to win a project
2. Assessing your chance of winning the project.
3. How to convince the outsourcer that you are the right match for his project.
4. How to 'engage' and 'lead' the coutsourcer
5. How to handle a rejection gracefully to win next time.
System requirements
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For Mac®-based Users:

• Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®), OS X 10.5 (Leopard®), OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard®)
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 2.0 or newer; (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL or better recommended
• Required: PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor, 512 MB of RAM or better

To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):

• Required: Fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended)
• Required: speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

Recommendations

• For the visual section of the training course, we recommend that you have a 64kbps link. This means using an ISDN line or Broadband. Wireless connection is NOT recommended.
• For the audio section of the training course, we recommend that you have a headset or speakers.
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Registration and access
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To purchase your seat at this session please click on the "buy" button. Available slots are limited and will be assigned to registered and paid participants as soon as payment is reported. Early payment is advised in order to secure participation. Allow some time for payment processing if you are paying by wire transfer.

After your payment is received, your status will be changed to “registered and paid” and your spot for the session will be secured. An invoice and receipt of payment will be sent to you for your records.

How do I access the online platform?

72 hours before the webinar takes place, you will receive an invitation to join the session. Please, click the registration link or button provided in the invitation email and complete the registration form.
Trainer
Pritam Bhattacharyya    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Pritam Bhattacharyya is essentially a Bengali/Sylheti/Assamese linguist with 11 years of experience. He is the Founder and Chief Wordsmith of an agency called Wordsmith Communication. which apart from language services in pan-Indic languages provides Creative Content and Print on Demand Services. He is editor of www.pentasect.com - a bilingual (English / Bengali) cultural monthly ezine on Greater Bengal. He had worked as a Telecom Engineer and later as a IP Network Manager in various cross-cultural Telecom teams worldwide. He holds his Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Masters in Communication Management from Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow. Pritam lives and works in Calcutta, India his city by adoption. His b-log on translation and online business can be seen here at http://wordsmithofbengal.wordpress.com
Comments about this course

Quote to Win : How to win projects on the freelance marketplace

Dr Manuel Delgado Identity Verified
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Invoice 1934074Feb 2, 2011

I can't find the Sign up now option

 

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Use the credit button on the rightFeb 2, 2011

Hi Manuel,

I see you have some training credits not yet redeemed. Make sure you are logged in and click on the button that reads "Use your training credit" on the top right corner of the page.

If you still can't register, please open a support request at http://www.proz.com/support so we can look into the issue in detail.

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PPT of webinarFeb 26, 2011

Hi,
Thanks for this webinar. It provided a good insight into how to enter the translation market effectively.
At the end of the webinar somebody mentioned we could get the powerpoint presentation + final page with recommended readings. Is this still possible and how?
Many thanks,
Sara


 
Training videoMar 1, 2011

Dear all,

Many thanks for attending the class.

Now the video is added to the website and can be reached from this page, http://www.proz.com/videos/Translation%20business%20development/688 The training handouts have been emailed to all registered and paid.

If you have any questions or concerns, just let me know.

Have a nice day and see you on the next trai
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Dear all,

Many thanks for attending the class.

Now the video is added to the website and can be reached from this page, http://www.proz.com/videos/Translation%20business%20development/688 The training handouts have been emailed to all registered and paid.

If you have any questions or concerns, just let me know.

Have a nice day and see you on the next training!

My bests,
Helen
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