Here’s a TBT post for you – web design style!
Back in 2011, one of my goals at my corporate job was to redesign an internal portal page promoting Emerald Connect, the company’s approved website platform for field sales advisors who want to promote their financial services online. It was a huge project to redesign this page due to the comprehensive information and outdated look. Plus, at the time, the company changed web content management systems, so a redesign was required. The redesigned site was created in Vignette (now Open Text).
BEFORE: Other than the outdated design interface and drab color scheme, the navigation was also cumbersome.
AFTER: With the use of tab structure and dropdown boxes, these features helped breakdown large amounts of copy and keep information more organized. Plus, it also keeps content in one page instead of going to a separate page for more information.
To see the latest design pieces, please check out the Portfolio.
Whenever I try to market my creative services business, it seems that what I look for in finding prospects are too vague. Plus, I was focusing more on building my portfolio and updating my marketing materials, that finding prospects is placed dead last in my marketing to-do list. How do I offer my services if I don’t have clients, let alone prospects?
Ilise Benun, founder and owner of Marketing Mentor, provided some insights on YouTube on how to find your dream clients through “mining.” She provided some very useful nuggets that I’m planning to use right away.
The Association for Women in Communications – New Jersey Chapter (AWCNJ) is hosting their last networking event of the year with wine tasting and tapas on Wednesday, June 24, 6:30-9:00 pm at Spuntino’s in Clifton, NJ. It’s a great way to celebrate the start of summer while building your professional network. As AWCNJ’s way of saying “thank you” for your support throughout the year, AWCNJ is picking up part of the tab! The cost to attend this kickoff to summer is just $25 for both members and non-members.
AWCNJ Wine Tasting and Summer Networking Party
Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas
70 Kingsland Rd, Clifton, NJ 07014
Click here for more info and to register. Don’t forget those business cards!
Don’t Shout…Stand Out!
The Association for Women in Communications – New Jersey (AWCNJ) is hosting a networking event on Tuesday, May 19th on how to speak with others – in the workplace and in your network – so you can build strong connections with ease. Whether you’re in business for yourself, in corporate, or in a job search, you need strong business conversation skills so that you can comfortably and confidently advocate for yourself. Learn how you can present your ideas more effectively by joining AWCNJ for a night of networking and dinner at Cucina Calandra in Fairfield.
You Don’t Have to Shout to Stand Out
Say What You Need to Say, So You Can Get Where You Want to Go, and Earn What You’re Worth
Presented by Christine Clifton, MBA
Cucina Calandra (next to the Best Western Fairfield Executive Inn)
244 Route 46 East, Fairfield, NJ
Tuesday, May 19
Price: $35.00 (for members AND non-members)
Price includes dinner (Chicken Francese, Pasta, Pastries, Tea & Coffee)
Click here to learn more and to register for the event!