6 Warning Signs That the Client is a Fraud!

Warning: Depicting the negative side of the buyer-seller relationship.

The last time I met a fraudulent client was just a few months ago when I thought I had hit jackpot, but it turned out to be one of the biggest mistakes I ever made. Until now, I was going by the saying that freelancing was a great way to earn a living at the very comfort of our homes, not worrying about traveling or having a boss who controls everything under his nose. But, at least, at a workplace, we have a steady and guaranteed income every month, which freelancing definitely lacks. I also believed that strong language skills, and a continuous communication with the client, helped win the trust of the client in a way which would keep him coming back with more work. One word – WRONG!

Freelancing is highly mistaken as the world’s easiest job – IT IS NOT!

That week, I met the worst kind of client ever! I learned a lot from this awesome teacher though (Sarcasm intended). Even though experienced, freelancers definitely tend to become the victims of scams, frauds, or even a joke!

Here is a list of 6 signs that the client is probably is a FRAUD:

The Client Invites to Work Outside the Current Platform


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The most popular freelancer platforms are FreelancerWorknHirePeoplePerHour, just to name a few. It is always safe to keep the conversation within the loop on the freelance website you have taken the project on, as this information plays an important role in the conflict. Most clients who are honest, and planning to pay you for your hard work, do not mind paying a bit of commission to the third party which is helping them hire a talent online! The number one warning sign that the client could possibly be a fraud is when he or she asks you to take the conversation to an email ID, even if it does not seem necessary. Well, we are all guilty of having met at least one such client and the worse, trusting them!

The Client Does Not Provide a Phone Number or Any Contact Information

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Despite asking you to come outside the platform on which he met you, this client refuses to provide any contact information. This is highly applicable for projects within the country, and abroad, ONLY if needed. With mediums like Skype, WhatsApp, and Google Hangouts, it has become much easier to solve a query or confusion regarding the project. While it is not necessary that the client needs to provide his contact number, it is highly essential during a confusion, because resolving issues over a phone is much faster and convenient. A phone number is like a security deposit – not necessarily – but at least in the mind!

This client, who changed the way I trust my clients, NEVER provided his contact number – easy escape!

Faulty, Funny, or Silly Email ID

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Fraudulent clients avoid using their own email IDs. Instead, they create a dummy email ID for special purposes like this and fool the new freelancers into believing them. Here’s a useful tip:

Even if you agree to work with a client outside the current platform, which you should not, always check the email ID before you reply. Check for fictional character names like Shizuka, Doraemon, Tarzan, or Elsa, when you know that’s not their real name is. Confirm with them their name before you let them dictate what to do because you may be just an amateur seller of your services, but your buyer needs to know that you are a person making a living out of your talent. 

The Client Offers to Pay More Than the Expected Fee


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DO NOT get carried away when your client says, “I would be paying double if you help me finish this by tonight”. That is a trigger warning. The answer is simple – He is never going to pay that much even if he does promise you. Think – who would pay whatever he is earning through his own peers? It would always be lesser than the expectation or equal to it, but never higher! This is a sly trick that the fraudsters use to lure you into their snare, targetted at newbie freelancers. With no phone number and no proof, he can easily get away with it by getting his work done for FREE!

The Client Asks to Create/Write More Than One Sample

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It is really important to remember that the clients who want to cheat you, will try to be really nice to you, and they may even ask you to send your account details to make it seem like a real business. What they are trying to do here is – get as much free work as possible – by winning your trust. DO NOT agree to send more than one or two samples, unless those were your previous projects. It’s a red flag! In fact, writing or creating a sample takes time and talent, and you should totally ask for a payment for sample works. Your time is precious and if he cannot secure your trust through an advance payment, you are better off, than stick with this project any longer.

There is one more way in which the client may say that the sample is paid but refuse to pay immediately. He might say that he would be paying you after meeting a deadline for a particular number of articles/projects for him, or after a few days.

The Client Does Not Talk About Payment But Tracks Your Work

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The client I worked with that week, contacted me directly, and offered to pay me for writing a sample. I wrote the sample and sent it back. To ensure me that the payment will be done, he shared a document where I had to enter the project details every day. A really cooperative and professional way, isn’t it? Would you have doubted it? Neither did I! First time, when I asked about the payment schedule, he said: “The payment will be released on every 1st and 20th of each month.” I was overjoyed. That’s like earning twice a month! I had started working on the 15th so he said, “Since it’s mid of the month, you should be able to get your pay by 30th”. RED FLAG! But, I was new. I did not know much about dealing with clients back then. I thought he was telling the truth. HE WAS NOT!

What did I conclude then? I decided not be disappointed by one client who thought I was a vulnerable amateur freelancer. Maybe he was right because fraudulent clients are everywhere, but making a choice whether to fall prey to these people is on us. Freelancing is an art of selling talent and making the best out of it. If you have been through experiences like these, you will master the art one day. I would highly suggest to be smart and stay professional – after all, if you have chosen to be a freelancer, it’s your way of winning your bread! You have a talent, and you want to make a career in what you love. You deserve your right to question any wrongdoing.

If you have a similar story, comment below and share with the other freelancers so that they could thank you for helping them out!


30 Amazing Fonts for Your Next PowerPoint Presentation in Alphabetical Order

Creating and designing content needs passion to transform plain and boring content into something highly interesting and attractive. A few days ago, I had a “designer’s block”, just like writers have a “writer’s block” and readers have a “reader’s block”. I reached a point of saturation and was unable to go ahead and design the last project I was working on. I noticed that creating presentations seemed like a tedious task which I have done over and over again. Everything seemed repetitive and boring and I wanted to try something new. I wondered, “what could possibly be causing this problem and how can I overcome it?”


That is exactly why I turned to writing another blog today.  Writing eases the block and helps to focus on something new. Sometimes, watching a favorite TV show or taking a walk outside, maybe indulge in artwork or talking to other designers helps too.

When I sat down to write, I thought about what I had learned so far and what would be the topic that I would want to share with you. If you faced this too, share what you did to get over it in the comments!

The real problem with my last project was that I had been asked to use my creativity and come up with something outstanding but I was saturated already. I could not think ahead. When I carefully looked at my previous projects, I had tried only two or three different fonts and never tried the others. Personally, I do not dislike the default font, Calibri, but when you are given enough time to create something great and different, why not try something never seen or tried before?

I explored the fonts on PowerPoint and tried using them. Believe me, the results were amazing! So, if you too are looking for some amazing fonts for your next presentation, there are several beautiful fonts available for free on PowerPoint.

I highly recommend that if you are a designer, you need to have some favorites! I have listed down some of my favorites here. Presentation-friendly fonts are easily available on the latest Microsoft PowerPoint version. I’m currently using MS Office 2016. So, most of these fonts may or may not be available on lower versions. Please see, I have not included the italicized versions of the fonts. The list of fonts in this blog shows fonts which are NOT very different from Calibri. This blog is meant for inspiring ideas without making many changes in the default style, most of which might similar to each other unless tried.

Here are 30 Fonts for Your Next PowerPoint Presentation in Alphabetical Order

1. Arial

Arial (Image: Slide Valley)

Arial is probably one of the most common fonts used for professional presentations. It is simple and easy to read. It is one of the sans serif typeface fonts.

2. Baskerville Old Face

Baskerville Old Face
Baskerville (Image: Slide Valley)

Baskerville, a serif typeface font designed by John Baskerville, is an amazingly comfortable font. Renowned for its use in great and famous books, Baskerville comes as a choice for me because I am a book lover myself. I recommend this font if you are looking to create something that a person could read as well as enjoy looking at.

3. Batang

Batang ((Image: Slide Valley)

This soft font became my favorite ever since I saw it for the first time. It is a Korean word meaning “Background”. This font is a choice for sober-looking and soft points on the presentation. Go ahead and use it if you want to keep the titles mild.

4. Bookman Old Style

Bookman Old
Bookman Old Style (Image: Slide Valley)

Bookman is a typeface font which is widely used for graphic design as it is easy to read and convenient to understand.

5. Calibri

Calibri (body)
Calibri (Image: Slide Valley)

Calibri is considered one of the best fonts for professional presentations and it saves a lot of time because it is a default font.


6. Calibri Light

Calibri Light
Calibri Light (Image: Slide Valley)

Even though Calibri is a great font, I prefer Calibri Light because it seems a bit more pleasing and lighter. I usually employ this font to write headings or subtitles.

7. Calisto MT

Calisto MT
Calisto MT (Image: Slide Valley)

Calisto and Cambria seem like cousin fonts. I didn’t even know this font existed until I searched through all the fonts taking some time off.


8. Century Gothic

Century Gothic
Century Gothic (Image: Slide Valley)

Century Gothic is my favorite for headings and creative titles. It gives a sober yet solid look. Avoid using it for smaller sizes because it is less legible.

9. Century

Century (Image: Slide Valley)

A simple and elegant font for general text on the presentation, Century is a lot different from Century Gothic. So, choose wisely.

10. Corbel

Corbel (Image: Slide Valley)

I have used Corbel lesser than the other fonts but I absolutely enjoy putting up titles and sub-headings with this small and cute font.

11 & 12. Dubai and Dubai Light

Dubai Light
Dubai Light (Image: Slide Valley)

Not to be confused with Dubai font which is slightly different, darker and bolder.

Dubai (Image: Slide Valley)

13. Franklin Gothic

Franklin Gothic Book
Franklin Gothic (Image: Slide Valley)

Best used in minimal if planning to use it on titles as this font is lighter compared to the other fonts that can be used for headings. I would ideally use this font for the body of the slide.

14. Gadugi

Gadugi (Image: Slide Valley)

If you enjoy using Calibri, you will love Gadugi too. It is, however, interesting that this font is slightly darker and better to use if you want to bring something new but not make the change highly apparent.

15. Garamond

Garamond (Image: Slide Valley)

This is probably one of the tiniest fonts I have ever used. If you are running out of space but want to make the font legible enough for the audience to have fun with the presentation, Garamond is the font you are looking for.

16. Gautami

Gautami (Image: Slide Valley)

Another font to experiment with if you are fond of Calibri but do not wish to make a drastic change in your presentation.

17. Georgia

Georgia (Image: Slide Valley)

Even though I scarcely use this one, I recommend Georgia for the body/text except for the numbers.

18. Gill Sans MT

Gill Sans MT
Gill Sans MT (Image: Slide Valley)

Ideal for headings, titles, and general text. Use this font if you enjoy something classy but not boring.

19. Goudy Old Style

Goudy Old Style
Goudy Old Style (Image: Slide Valley)

Use Goudy Old Style for simple, sober and lighter text work.

20. Lucida Bright 

Lucida Bright

Lucida Bright is a bit narrower and smaller than the other typeface fonts. Lucida Bright goes perfectly on prints even in smaller sizes.

21 & 22. Malgun Gothic Semilight and Malgun Gothic

Malgun Gothic Semilight
Malgun Gothic Semilght (Image: Slide Valley)
Malgun Gothic
Malgun Gothic (Image: Slide Valley)

Malgun Gothic Semilight is clear and soft and Malgun Gothic is a bit darker and bolder. It goes really well with text which needs to be arranged neatly on a shape or image. The two versions Malgun Gothic and Malgun Gothic Semilight can be great on prints.

23. Microsoft JhengHei UI Light

Microsoft JhengHei UI Light
Microsoft JhengHei UI Light (Image: Slide Valley)

If you are thinking that Malgun and JhengHei look similar, I wouldn’t disagree. However, JhengHei is much lighter and is taller. I prefer JhengHei over Malgun if I have to highlight the text using letters that extend across the shapes or images.

24. Tahoma

Tahoma (Image: Slide Valley)

25. Times New Roman

Times New Roman
Times New Roman (Image: Slide Valley)

This is probably one of the most favorites of many MS Office users. I like the font because it is decent and pretty much easy to read. You may use this font on presentation if you want to save some space and make the print look great.

26. Trebuchet

Trebuchet (Image: Slide Valley)

I had used this font more on emails but soon realized that it is even better in a presentation. It is a clear font, neatly spaced (in between letters) and is comfortably legible even in smaller sizes.

27. Tw Cen MT

Tw Cen MT
Tw Cen MT (Image: Slide Valley)

Shocking enough for being a designer, I only discovered that this font existed just a few days ago! Ever since I found it, I have actually liked it much better than any other font I have used before. The spacing between the letters and the easy readability makes it my numero uno choice if I have to create a creative presentation next time.

28. Verdana

Verdana (Image: Slide Valley)

Wider and without much complexity, this easy-to-read font is a good choice for a neat presentation.

29 & 30. Yu Gothic Light and Yu Gothic


Yu Gothic Light
Yu Gothic Light


Yu Gothic
Yu Gothic

Just like any other version with a dark, and a light version, Yu Gothic has two varieties and I prefer Yu Gothic Light for headings and the former one for general text to help it stand out.

I have shared only those fonts that can be useful for creating Professional PowerPoint presentations without changing the basic look and feel of the default font (Calibri), meaning your results will not be very distinct. If you want to know about a different set of fonts, most likely entirely different from these, stay tuned for my next blog!

How To Create A Presentation That Stands Out?

After I was done with my presentation during my Interior Design in 2014, a fellow student asked:

How do you create a presentation that makes us stay focused on the screen?

It was not the first time that someone asked me to help them with a PowerPoint presentation. If you want to take a look, here’s one of my presentations on Metals in Interior Design. This was when I was NOT even a Presentation Specialist! As you can see in that presentation, I had used a lot of Smart Art and Images. But, frankly, that is NOT enough! As I understood the power of presentations, I came to know that presentations need more than just Smart Art and Imagery. They need to be useful along with aesthetics and a balance of elements that please the eyes of your audience.

The human brain works in a rather tricky way. While some people focus on what is being told instead of what is on the screen, the majority of the audience is going to talk about how your presentation looked. This is even more likely if you own a giant business and want to influence your customers. Ask yourself why. Why would someone choose your product over anyone else’s? If you deliver a presentation that spoke for itself, you gain the prospective customer’s focus!

Here’s a list of things to help you give your presentation a perk!

1. Simplify the Concept:

Many people in the audience are looking to understand things without straining themselves. If your presentation uses high-level vocabulary, chances are your audience is going to fall asleep by the end of the presentation. Three words to go by:

Keep it SIMPLE!

2. Use the Best Imagery:

You don’t really wish to see images that are of low-pixel quality or so tiny that you have to close your eyes halfway, trying to figure out what that image actually is! Save your audience’s time! Use high-quality images that explain the concept perfectly.

Let the images speak for you!

3. Include Useful Information:

Your future customers want to know why it is important for them to know about your products and how they are going to benefit. Focus on the greatness of your products and services.

Include important information

4. Try Something New:

People are bored easily. 90% of your audience is usually lost in thoughts as soon as you start explaining about your company. Instead of a bio, include humor or a video showing your staff.

New is different!

5. Use Animation:

Moving objects keep us looking for more. When you use amazing animation, your audience is more likely to stay focused and concentrate. If you are not really up to spending more time, perk it up by including contrasting imagery or let the screen flash something totally unique or unexpected. Perhaps, a new font that covers the screen or infographics!

Keep it moving!

Presentations shape the future of an individual in the company, create an impression of a product on its customers, influence thousands to follow a great concept. Presentations help spread a message. If you want to create an impact through a presentation, give your best shot to develop a killer presentation!

If all else fails and you really want to try to use some help, a Presentation Specialist can always guide you! Presentation Specialists develop presentations using their creativity and space-smartness to get that message across aesthetically! You can find out if your presentation needs a Presentation Specialist.


I am a Freelance Presentation Specialist with over 15 years of exposure to PowerPoint. I have been freelancing over a year in this field and can help you be the master of your presentation. For further details, please fill out the contact form.

Why I Jumped Several Jobs To Find My Ideal Career

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I was studying my Biology, Physics, and Chemistry at a Junior College (High School), aimless and without a dream career in my mind. I always thought I wanted to be an Ophthalmologist because I had been wearing spectacles since I was ten and I wanted to bring change in many people’s lives. Sometimes, I even thought Fine Arts would be the best platform for me because I loved painting. I liked Mass Media Communication because it seemed like it was a superior and cool job to do and it would even help me write for giant Newspaper companies or work in a vast TV network. Sadly, I was not clear because I enjoyed all of them but couldn’t decide what I really wanted to do even after I grow old and still keep doing it with the same passion and dedication.


When I finished my intermediate studies after matriculation, I was in a dark room without a ray of light. My mind was blank. Interestingly, I developed a taste for Fashion Designing because clothes are always been in demand and new designs keep women on their toes. For me, I always wanted to own a boutique. But my parents had a different plan for me. They wanted me to pursue a course which was related to Biology. I never got a seat in M.B.B.S., thanks to my low grades in the entrance test. I never made it to Dentistry too. The next best option for my parents was Pharmacy. There, right there was my future – in my parents’ hands. I know, it’s way easier to think that I could have taken a stand against them and declared that I wanted to pursue Fashion Designing, but I was just a kid who passed Junior College, and the amusing part was that I had not made up my mind. Despite my trials of convincing my parents to agree, I became the victim of peer pressure from my friends’ parents who knew my parents, who said, “Fashion Designing is just a professional course. You can do it even after graduation”. I nodded in agreement and took up Pharmacy. Welcome to the world of Drugs which are good!

I had a horrible first year but the next three years went smoothly. I made new friends, and I thought I always underestimated Pharmacy. I began to thoroughly enjoy Biochemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Organic Chemistry (the subject I dreaded the most). I even belonged to the top twenty students in the class. After graduation, the new phase began – the job hunting. I realized that I had been engrossed in making friends, participating in cultural and co-curricular activities so much that I didn’t really think about making a career in Pharmacy. I asked myself one day, “Is this what I want?” The answer was NO. Pharmacy was definitely an interesting course but thinking about being a part of money giants who sell medicines, manufacture or even write about drugs – that wasn’t what I could dream of. I was unstable again. What did I want then?

I applied for a few jobs in Pharmaceutical companies, but none of them intrigued me. I decided to do something relevant but slightly different. I took up a course in Healthcare Management for a year. I spent time studying about how counselors can help people gain confidence to live a healthier and positive life despite suffering from deadly illnesses. During this course, I developed an interest in Psychology. But that was not what I could do for the rest of my life. After my healthcare management certification, I worked in a pediatric hospital. I definitely loved being around the little people, but not in a way which would require me to listen constantly and talk less, and ultimately because I needed to run around the doctors with files and case sheets (I could have been one, I thought when children’s parents sometimes mistakenly addressed me “Doctor”).

It wasn’t easy for me to stick to one kind of goal. I was going through a massive turnover in life. A lack of guidance and unstable decision-making inclined me towards choosing to take risks. I took a chance. I wanted to give a try again. I looked for work among several Multinational Companies. Despite being asked if I wanted to apply for the Googler job, I stuck to a contract job because I never knew I could make it. But I did. I was given a nice spot in an amazing team which comprised of Googlers too. I was promoted a few times. I learned a wide range of things that people do in giants like this. I was happy and developing at a speed I didn’t expect. Even though I preferred to stick to the corporate sector for six months as the contract mentioned, I chose to go on. At last, I felt that I was in the right place, but I wasn’t. This kind of life wasn’t for me. It paid well, gave me the facilities but I was unhappy. I was not doing something that I wanted to do forever.

I quit my job at the dream company of many and took up Interior Designing. It was one of my favorites since a long time and a creative one too, but making money out of this was not really my kind of thing. After my wedding, I moved to a completely new city, with strangers everywhere around me, I had a depressing job search. Most companies offered much lower pay and each of them had the same question – Why have you changed your career so many times? I didn’t have an answer. After several trials across firms that were related to social media or the Internet, I met a really interesting person who inspired me to choose to work for Imarticus, that held hundreds of training sessions for students across India in a field that I was unfamiliar with. But my strangeness to the field didn’t matter. What I was supposed to do was create and develop content, visual and verbal. I began slowly with a doubt within me if I was doing the right thing – I thought, “Will I ever find the perfect job for myself? How long will I risk my career by trying things that I don’t even know!”

To that question I had one answer – I retired in my chair one day after coming back home from my new office. This is it! This is exactly what makes me jump with curiosity. Everywhere I went in the past, at every job I did, people praised me, not because I presented things but for the way I presented them! At college, my PowerPoint presentations were far better than anyone else’s in class. My lecturers and fellow students never fell asleep when I spoke. At the hospital, my boss always asked me to speak to the doctors and take appointments because he enjoyed how the doctors praised him for hiring good communicators. On the other hand, my consequent colleagues at Google always said that my emails were highly interesting and creative.

All the time, I was looking for a niche – a place where I could shine. The way I communicated through words was what I needed to utilize. Words were what kept me going everywhere. Finally, I took the decision that changed my life – I took up WRITING! It may not be the perfect job because no job is perfect, but what matters is whether I enjoy doing my job and – I love it!

I have seen friends struggling to find that one comfortable workplace and boss who could help them develop. But it’s not that. Finding a job that pays your bills and gives you facilities is not the ultimate career goal – finding the career that soothes your soul and gives you wings to fly is what you need! By jumping jobs, I may have given my resume a bit of length, but now I clearly know that I may never have to pretend or be fake while trying to explain myself to people why I love my job!


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5 Types of Clients Freelancers Totally Avoid!

I began working as a Freelance Content Writer and it took me about a year to realize that I was actually better at creating PowerPoint Presentations. Working in the field you enjoy, from the comforts of your home, at your convenient time, eating side-by-side and handling projects that you love is like a dream come true. But I have to tell you, it is not as easy as people think. Most people tell me “Come on, you work from home! Your job is so easy!”

Sometimes, I even had to hear things like, “Earning so much for just one project? You’d be a Millionaire by the end of this month!”

Let me remind you guys. Firstly, Freelancing – is NOT Free Work! With the word ‘Free’ here, I mean two things:

  1. We are not really free throughout the day – we have things to write about, perhaps create some articles or even presentations or probably even handling three major projects at a time! And not only that – we have personal responsibilities to look to, using those little breaks we get during work-hours.
  2. On the other hand, it is annoying to assume that Freelancers can work for free, and for just as much as you quote. NO. Every professional deserves a reward for the talent he/she possesses. Talent is not free.

While it is true that Freelancers work at their convenience, it is not always that way. When we have projects pouring in, we do not even think of fun. It is WORK! We depend on our clients’ belief that we are doing the best for them at a price we agreed mutually. It is not a favor, but just as similar as a payment you send out for the work you’d get done by your employees if you own a company! The only difference – you do not give a Freelancer a monthly paycheck!

If you are looking to hire a Freelancer to finish a task for you, you might need to know a few things before you decide. Ask yourself – Are you really the client whom the Freelancer would agree to work with?

Here are the top five types of clients that Freelancers avoid!

1. The “Free-Bird”:

Free-bird is usually an ex-colleague who has worked with us before and wants to get some work done for free but hesitates to say so. Not a boss or a member of the management but this person is a colleague from the same level from the same team or another or someone who has left the company before or after us. If you do need free work, take it as a complimentary “discount” at the end of your project or simply tell us before you decide to play games.

2. The “Sample Gamer”:

Since I mentioned the word game above, this kind of client is someone who is a master at playing games. He is sly as well as annoying at the same time. We, freelancers, do not mind sharing samples from our previous projects, but when someone asks us to work on one of your projects and send “samples” of those for free, it is ridiculously unprofessional. If you are seeking a sample work for your project, an advance payment can motivate the freelancer to give his best shot. Furthermore, you could even ask for a few changes to adjust the work according to your choices once you receive your sample!

3. The “Invisible Super-Hero”:

Seriously! We mean it. You are not a robot. We know it well. If you are expecting a professional and amazing outcome for your project, it does not come without questions, expectations and most importantly, communication! When you disappear from the scene after an email or a phone call for days or weeks and reappear when you wish, we will not only surprised but shocked to see this kind of invisible behavior. If you are unable to communicate at that moment, have someone take up the responsibility or you could just leave a response stating that you are busy and that you would like to talk about when you are free. As simple as that!

4. The “Dictator”:

Strictly a No-No! What are we? Soldiers of your command? It does not work that way. While we understand that your project might need a lot of input from you before we begin working on it, we do not like crazy micromanagement. If you dictate us to do our job your way at every single step, it is a rude gesture and kind of reflects your insecurity. After all, we are doing something that you could not do on your own. So, just leave it on us to take care of it!

5. The “Dream-Boat Promiser”:

Tell us that you want to work with us in the future ONLY if you are really looking to work with us! Sycophancy is an outdated method to obtain help. Instead, use your words constructively to guide us through the work. We definitely seek clients who would want to work with us on a long-term basis but if you are not yet ready for it, do not leave us in an esperanza!

If it takes two hands to clap, it definitely takes two people to complete a project successfully. A successful client-freelancer relationship is essential to create a professional network and increases chances of your product and services being spread to a maximum number of people. Rest assured, your confidential data is secure. Here are a few things you could do to make it easier for yourself and the freelancer:

  • Discuss thoroughly what your expectations are, including the deadline, quality of work and the format or even the date you want to begin on BEFORE the project begins.
  • Try to avoid confusing the freelancer with your “Not sure” answer. Instead, take your time, choose one option and be clear about it.
  • If you are looking at previous samples, make sure you ask relevant examples more than any other genre of work. For example, if you own a pharmacy, you may not like to see samples from the history department, unless you are looking only for the design and aesthetics.
  • Most importantly – Communicate! Use the technology to your potential. Make it easier for you and your freelancer!

Why Hire Freelancer Anyway?

Have you ever sat down and thought, “How I wish I could save more time and money”? If you did, what did you think you could do? You own a business, a small or a well-established one. You have thousands of things to do on a single day! It gets tougher when you are running out of skilled people and need to get more resources to fulfill the deficiency. One word – EXPENSIVE!

Human Resource is expensive, especially when you have a tight schedule and budget, and most importantly, give out a paycheck every single month.

Have you thought, “Maybe, there’s a way to all this?”

The answer is – Yes! There is! Freelancing is the kind of job trend everyone is becoming fond of. Freelancers are like wandering fairies that repair or improve or beautify stuff for you and leave. Freelancers work for you and work at hours that your own employees may not! All this, and you do not need to send out a fixed paycheck every month! That’s just one of the many benefits of hiring a Freelancer though. If you have read so far, I strongly recommend you read further to know how Freelancers are truly beneficial for your organization/institute/business/firm. I have listed here the major 5 Benefits of Hiring a Freelancer!


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Top 5 Reasons Your Next Presentation Needs A Presentation Specialist

You may have been to several events and conferences, trying to pay attention to every detail that is being delivered on a screen using slides that contain valuable information. But the impact that the information has on you is predominantly dependent on how the presenter put the information in the presentation! You may have witnessed how different the presentations were, and the quality and aesthetics of each of them. If you look back to the times when you were at college, tried to give your best shot to deliver the optimum level of information through your presentation but probably couldn’t, what do you think your presentation lacked? How could you have improved? Have you ever wondered why it is important to use high-quality presentations?

When you Google search for questions related to “Presentation Skills”, you often find tricks and tips on how to give a great presentation using your skills. While I agree that your presentation skills are highly significant in laying the foundation for your future prospects, but the visual and aesthetic values that a presentation should include are often neglected. Needless to say, many great speakers actually tend to use extremely wordy presentations which tend to keep the audience distracted or make it difficult to visualize what is being said, or even if they use a lot of visuals, the amazing effect of the presentation is diminished by the end of the presentation. The audience tends to forget what was said during the presentation but you probably wanted to make this a memorable experience for them. How would you do it? How to let your audience think about your company when they need to buy a product or contact you for the services you offer? That is exactly where Presentation Specialists can help you. Who are Presentation Specialists anyway?

Presentation Specialists are professionals who help you deliver a presentation that stands out and expresses itself for you. They create content in a manner which is aesthetic and of high-quality. If you need help understanding what your presentation needs, here are five major reasons why your next presentation needs a Presentation Specialist.

1) Presentation Specialists Save Valuable Time

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When you think of attaining goals within the deadlines, think of someone who could finish the task before time. Presentation Specialists are highly skilled professionals who just know how to deal with tricky content and put them in the right order, at the right place, and at the right time. If your sales team is looking to expand business within a time frame, it is highly likely that a sales pitch can add value if created by a Presentation Specialist, who knows exactly what it needs.

2) They Simplify Complex Data:

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Professionals who use their creative skills to segregate data, no matter how complex, can simplify and put it into a comprehensible presentation. It is easy for an expert to understand the criticality of data and allocate slides according to the meaning and message to be conveyed through each slide. Regardless of whether you have thousands of words within one slide, be assured that the final product is going to be a stunning and meaningful presentation.

3) Presentation Specialists Organize Your Presentation:

Did you know that sometimes presentations seem to be well-designed but lack a structure? Have you ever thought maybe the last presentation you attended could have had a better arrangement? Haphazard slides are strictly a no-no when it comes to impressing the audience! Presentation specialists know what it takes to keep the audience glued to the screen while you speak without diverting their attention to anything else.

4) You Need The Sales and Marketing To Focus On The Product, Not More Not Less


If you have a product or a number of products, your presentation can be made just right to help your audience understand how your products or services could benefit them. The key requirement for a Marketing Presentation is Magnetism. If your presentation includes perfectly designed slides with no more or no less information arranged in the right way, it is guaranteed to attract your audience. Here’s where a Presentation Specialist can assist you with that product-focused presentation while keeping in mind what your audience desires to see and learn about your company.

5) They Are Creative! You Will See The Difference!

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This quality may have been given the last spot on my blog, but it is a great attribute that Presentation Specialists have! Imagine how a presentation would portray your company’s resources if it had plain and boring content visualization? Presentation Specialists love to create unique designs, almost every time they need to create a new presentation because they enjoy experiencing different styles of presenting your products to your target audiences.

What are you waiting for? Give your presentation a new attire. Hire a Presentation Specialist today! For more information, please visit my profile or website.

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