Fresh Freelancer Series 06: The art of bidding for fresh freelancers

Format: Webinar presentations
Topic: Business of Translation and Interpreting

Course summary
Start time:Oct 14, 2011 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Summary:How to become a winner in bidding sites and looking beyond the immediate project in the bidding market to build lasting relationship assets. Skills for short term liquidity to long term high-value asset building.
This Course would help a Freelancer learn the art of bidding to become a winner in getting project as well as converting the sliences and failures into long term wins.
Target audience
Established and New Freelancer
Learning objectives
1. How to bid effectively - both in terms of making an impact as well as winning the immediate project ?
2. How to use bidding place to market your service with differentiation ?
3. How to build permission assets through bidding ?
4. How to convert silences and failures into lasting wins ?
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First Module would take you into the 'role-play' aspect of bidding from the client's side. This 'role-play' would explain why some bidding effrots fail and some succeed. Second module will provide tips and templates to influence the decision maker's (PM / Client's rep) mind having understood his/her situation as a key player in the process of bidding. The course would highlight and demonstrate that the objective of bidding is to make the client addicted (so that he /she does not got to bidding site for the services you provide in your pair) to one's services.
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• Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®), OS X 10.5 (Leopard®), OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard®)
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• 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.


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Participation fee includes:

• access to webinar session.
• unlimited access to the webinar recording.
• powerpoint slides to remind participants of the key points and lessons learned.
• certificates of attendance.

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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 - 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
Comments about this course

Fresh Freelancer Series 06: The art of bidding for fresh freelancers

Alessandra Verde Identity Verified
Local time: 08:09
Member (2008)
Spanish to Italian
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Very interesting!Oct 15, 2011

The seminar was a very good experience: new ideas and strategies to improve in every sense as a professional. I had tried some of them using my intuition, but Pritam gave me the tools to make them effective and the tips to correct what I did in the wrong way.
Everything was clear and well structured.
Thank you to Pritam and thank you ProZ Team!


Ana Escaleir (X) Identity Verified
Local time: 05:09
French to Portuguese
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Excellent!Oct 20, 2011

Excellent tips.
The Trainer has lots of experience.

[Editada em 2011-10-20 12:54 GMT]


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