The meeting

Briefs, Proposals, and SOWs, Oh My!

Happy clients make for happy creatives, and vice versa. But what happens if someone is unhappy? It sucks for everyone involved. Attend Ashley Kaiser's workshop at Portland’s Design Week 2020 where you’ll learn how briefs, proposals, and SOWs can help keep everyone happy and productive.

THIS WILL BE A ZOOM-BASED 60-90 MINUTE MEETING/WEBINAR TO JULY 15th, from 3-4:30pm. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO.

Whether you're a creative or a client, this workshop will provide tips and advice for how these documents can drive better results for everyone involved. Stay on-time and on-budget! Stay clear about the goals and objectives! Be happy! Learn how to approach creative projects thinking about not only your own perspective, but also the perspective of the people you rely on to be successful.

In this workshop we will explore...

  • The differences and relationships between these documents

  • The importance of milestones and deliverables

  • The importance of establishing clarity from the beginning

  • How to be a good client/creative that people want to work with

  • How to use a SOW to manage scope and changes of scope

  • How to bid/assess a bid

At the end of this workshop you will receive...

  • a free proposal/SOW template

  • Vouchers for free stuff (e.g. a free consult from yours truly)

  • A sense of relief that your next project will be on-time and on-budget!

This is a great workshop to attend if...

  • You're a freelance creative who has ever gone over scope but felt obligated to eat the cost.

  • You're a client who's ever been frustrated by a creative bill being much larger than expected.

  • You've ever struggled creating any of these documents and would like some guidelines for how to write them well.

Ashley Kaiser worked at Nike for many years in various creative project management roles, and she's consulted to Nike and others since 2010. You can learn more about her at ashleykaiser.com

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When

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
3:00pm–4:30pm

Accessibility

This is a ground floor room. You will enter through the Eliot Center main door, and there will be signs/staff available to direct you to Room A108.

Cost

$25

Organizer

Ashley Kaiser / Brand Communications Consultant

Ashley Kaiser is a writer and creative consultant who delivers smart brand solutions. Both clients and creatives benefit from Ashley's positive leadership style and unique approach to tackling projects of all shapes and sizes.