You've heard the saying before NETWORK NETWORK NETWORK. Sure we all have, but what is it? With whom am I to do it with? What if I don't like it? Sounds like dating right?! Well networking sounds like dating because in a way, it is. You're enrolling people you've never met in what you have to say. The most important thing about networking is do it on a daily basis with as many people as you have the opportunity to.
How does this apply to me? I'm an artist?
You never know where your next gig or potential client could come from. Think I'm joking, ask the former pizza delivery guy who is now a millionaire.
I was fortunate enough to take one of my shows to the Tony awards this year. The show was already closed so there was no pressure to have to have voters in for the days and weeks leading up to the awards. We went- we performed- we drop the mic(Not literally, I hate when artist drop the mic on stage. It is so disrespectful to the people hustling around the country and can't even afford a microphone. But I digress) and we left the building. The next day it was back to looking for the next project.
Later that day I got a call from one of the backstage crew turning me on to another client. I would've never gotten a call the next day had I not been willing to talk to everyone I came in touch with the day before.
Remember no one is too big or too small to NETWORK NETWORK NETWORK.