Everything You Need to Know About Follow-Ups

In general, people have long been ignorant of the practice of following-up, even while this highly important phenomenon is part of our everyday life. Oddly still, our very nature seems to prefer to ignore its usefulness. Whether you have promised a client, customer or supplier something or promised your partner a romantic dinner four weeks ago, the role of following up must not be underestimated. If neglected, you could end up earning a reputation as unprofessional or be bashed by your partner.

Everything You Need to Know About Follow-Ups

On the other hand, if you are impeccable with following up on your commitments, you will find yourself heading towards a successful career.

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Professional Practices They Don’t Teach You In Art School: Networking – Why It IS Who You Know!

I fully admit to the utter truth in the saying, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know that counts.” Well, mostly. Before you slash your wrists because you think you don’t know enough people to find work, let me assure you it’s never too late to start what they call, “your network.”

Professional Practices They Don’t Teach You In Art School: Networking – Why It IS Who You Know!

Network” is just a fancy word for people you know and to whom you are connected. People who follow you on Twitter are “in your network.” On LinkedIn, they list a number of people “in your network,” even though you are not first level connections. Are these people important to you? Of course! They at least have some level of connection to you – more than strangers on the street.

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Freebie: 40+ Awesome Textured Icons

Icons are very essential in almost any web project. Effective use of icons can easily help bridge connection between the user and the website. Websites, specially blogs and community sites, normally use icons.

To continue our grateful attitude to our readers and community in general, we are glad to release yet another high quality textured icon set designed exclusively for iShift readers by Gopal Raju, a web designer and developer from India.

Freebie: 40+ Awesome Textured Icons

This icon set includes total 44 textured icons, which could be very useful for any website in PNG version.

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Effective Strategies for Winning Negotiations

Negotiation is a phenomenon that hasn’t been given due attention as a specialization. You might have heard of some very successful freelance negotiators who have mastered the art of coming out on top of any negotiation process. Corporations are happily paying huge sums of money for the services of expert negotiators.

Effective Strategies for Winning Negotiations

Successful negotiators are not limited by trade; in fact, they have carved out a niche for themselves. Negotiation is a business with unlimited scope. Regardless of the nature of the industry—a legal company, a multinational corporation (MNC), a warehouse—the negotiator fits in perfectly because their job is basically to do the best they can in their client’s interest.

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Ultimate Guide of Web Typography Tutorials, Tips and Best Practices

Web typography is nothing but implementing typography on web page. This is very important in order to identify oneself in the designing world. It is equally important that understanding and implementing typography successfully on your web page. This is an evolution in web designing to stand apart from all other websites.

Ultimate Guide of Web Typography Tutorials, Tips and Best Practices

It offers many tips, tutorials, tools, guides and practices to make the better use of web typography. Those are CSS typography tutorials like typo contrast and flow, emphasizing text, snazzy pullquotes for your blog, better CSS font stacks, gradient text effect and types like emphasize on the typeface, using the grid white space balance, size does matter etc. The practice of good typography gives readability to website.

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