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The Initial Consultation
  • The Initial Consultation

    Learn how to on-board the right clients. Ensure that you nail the first meeting to impress them with more than just your design talent. Learn how to create a rock-solid Scope of Work and access tips for converting more Initial Consultations to full-scale design projects.

    Our online courses are self paced and conducted online on our website via an easy to use integrated learning platform. Once you sign up, you'll be emailed instructions on how to view the content.


    Learn how to operate an efficient, professional and profitable business.
    Whether you’re starting up a design business, or looking to solidify your current processes, our TDC DesignLab Courses are a sure-fire way to accelerate your professional growth and transform the way you do business.​

    When you sign up to our courses, you’re fast-tracking years of learning. Most designers operate via the old method of trial and error, where poor choices can result in mistakes that can have a damaging effect on profitability and significantly reduce the joy in your work life.​

    Our tried and tested systems and processes will give you an instant hack into a more professional and profitable way of doing business. Our tools and templates will elevate your offering and help you deliver happy clients and successful project outcomes, time after time.​

    It’s a tough job running a business, so we want to make sure you are equipped with all the foundations to help you thrive.

    • About the Course

      The first meeting with a client is incredibly important, for many reasons. Not only is it an opportunity to get to know them and discuss their project, it’s your chance to let them know you mean business.

      The only way to do this (and stand out from the pack) is to explain to them, and sell them, on your process.

      This meeting is your chance to nail the scope. A Scope of Work is the foundation of everything we do as designers, from the first meeting with the client through to completion of the project. It’s a valuable tool for all parties involved, including the client, your design team and the trades involved.

      In this course, you will learn:

      • How to “qualify” new leads to make sure they are the right client for you

      • How to sell the Initial Consultation to your clients

      • What you need to do to be properly prepared for that meeting

      • What you need to cover off in that meeting

      • How to create a Rock-Solid Scope of Work

      • Tips to convert more Initial Consultations into full scope projects

    • Course Content

      The Initial Consultation is broken down into five 'modules'.

      Complete the course by watching the videos in the modules in the order listed below.

      • Introduction

      • The Basics

      • The Process

      • Virtual Consultations

      • Creating a Rock Solid Scope of Work

      • How to Increase Conversions

    • Inclusions

      • Downloadable Course Notes

      • Proven Business Tools

    • How it Works

      The content of our courses is delivered to you as a series of easy to follow, professionally produced videos, supported with downloadable course notes, tools and templates.

      Each course is specifically designed to guide you through the information needed to set you up to operate a successful design business, step by step. From the basics to advanced case study examples, we’ve got you covered.

      At the completion of each course we provide a PDF download of the content, along with any applicable downloadable tools that are referenced during the class.

      Access extra support via our 1-on-1 coaching sessions, available for purchase at 50% off the regular price.

    • Supplement Your Learning

      Purchase a One-on-One Coaching Session to further explore the principles covered in your course. Access a 1-hour coaching supplement session for $200 (save 50%) upon signing up to your Online Course. When you sign up, you'll be emailed a unique promotion code to use when booking a session.

      Note: Limit of 1 discounted coaching session per course.

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