So nearly threw up from nerves over first client meeting today. I'm mediocre at best face to face and really hate to sell myself.
But it actually went well.
The client was marketing director for a small independent hospital. He gave me some great feedback on my portfolio and talked about the types of projects he hires writers for.
He said he doesn't use freelancers very often, so it will be an irregular gig at best. However ...
He's been in health marketing for decades (all in this area) and knows everyone and anyone who might want to hire me. So I left with a list of leads and phone numbers and permission to use his name to get my foot in the door.
Really, he was so generous with his time and expertise, I was extremely grateful. Just sent him a gushing thank-you card.
Now taking day off from cold calling to reward self for going to scary meeting.