Business

Answering Client E-Mails

Have you ever been asked to join a project and having problems to find an adequate answer? Is the budget too low? The client a nonprofit? The timeline too short? This excellent Client Email Helper by Jessica Hische may be helpful. At first I thought this needs to be funny as such offers often try to be - but it is indeed a useful companion I want to truly recommend.

Negotiating incoming project terms over email is difficult for even the well-seasoned professional. I’ve created this handy tool to help you say “no” to free and low-budget work and to help ask for more favorable contract terms before the start of a project.

Jessica’s Client Email Helper

Say Hello, Facebook

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Do you remember my article on wit.ai, a clever SAAS provider for automatisch speech recognition? They are the speech technology company recently bought by Facebook. This is, what wit.ai states on their blog on this issue:

It is an incredible acceleration in the execution of our vision. Facebook has the resources and talent to help us take the next step. Facebook’s mission is to connect everyone and build amazing experiences for the over 1.3 billion people on the platform – technology that understands natural language is a big part of that, and we think we can help.

The platform will remain open and become entirely free for everyone. Developers are the life of our project and the energy, enthusiasm and passion of the community has helped turn what was once just a lofty dream, into a reality. We want to continue to build with you.