Speakers: Louise Treadwell

  • Louise Treadwell: Working with Diverse Teams

    WordCamp Miami 2018Speaker: Louise Treadwell

    January 24, 2019 — The internet has made it easier than ever for us to look beyond our personal networks and build teams that are filled with people from every walk of life. Having a virtual office takes you one step further! Now your team members can live almost anywhere and have a wide variety of personal circumstances. Are you and your hiring practices taking full advantage of this opportunity?

    I’m going to take you on a swift 10-minute journey during which we’ll discuss what diversity is, how our implicit biases can act as a barrier to building diverse teams, and how resolving those biases will improve your business’ bottom line.

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  • Louise Treadwell: How To Fire A Client

    WordCamp Miami 2016Speaker: Louise Treadwell

    April 14, 2016 — Have you found yourself in a situation where you need to drop a client but are worried about damaging your professional reputation? Nearly every freelancer has or will find themselves facing this dilemma. This talk will highlight 1) Which qualities make a client worthy of firing, 2) How to recognize those warning signs ahead of time (as early as during a sales call!), 3) How to break ties cleanly and professionally, and 4) How to avoid attracting “bad clients” in the first place.

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