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By Cliff Goldmacher | Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Professional Harmony: The 6 Rules of Songwriting Collaboration


For songwriters, the idea of collaborating may be off-putting. That was certainly how I used to feel. The creative process is so personal; how could you share it? And why would you?

But then I moved to Nashville, Tennessee, the co-writing capital of the world. And as I wrote more and more songs, I ceased to think of them each as precious and untouchable.

The truth is that songwriting collaboration can make your work better: It can increase your creative output, expose you to new forms of songwriting, and let you share the burden of creating and promoting your songs.

But there are some rules …

Whether it’s your first co-write or your hundredth, follow these six tips to make it go as smoothly as possible.

By Terry Lee Stone | Tuesday, September 9, 2014

3 MORE Truths About Freelancing


At some point, most creative people do a little freelancing. Even if you have another job, freelancing is a great way to hone your talents further and make some extra money. I recently shared my 3 Truths About Freelancing—but the story doesn’t end there.

Here are three more important lessons I’ve learned as a freelancer:

By Jess Stratton | Monday, April 29, 2013

Monday Productivity Pointers: Making calls with Skype

Skype is the popular and free voice, video, and chat application that lets you keep in touch with family, friends, and customers no matter where you are. You can use Skype on your laptop, desktop computer, tablet, or mobile phone. Skype doesn’t use your telephone provider’s connection. It uses your Internet connection instead, so all you need is a computer with an active connection to the Internet.

This week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I start from the beginning and add a contact, test my equipment, and then initiate an Internet call with my contact.

By Bonnie Bills | Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Office 2010 for Business: Focus on SharePoint

Recently Microsoft released Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 to business customers, and lynda.com began to roll out training on the Office 2010 applications. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be talking to some of our lynda.com authors about their experiences with Office 2010 and what this latest version can do for businesses.

SharePoint is at the heart of Microsoft’s enterprise collaboration efforts. Today’s Q&A features staff author Simon Allardice, who is developing a rich line of courses to help businesses understand how to get the most out of SharePoint. Look for his SharePoint 2010 New Features course, just released today in the Online Training Library®.

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