We all know that colleague who has to turn every conversation into a promo for their upcoming show, or their side business, even though you're a friend and not a casting director.
Where is the sweet spot between being "savvy self promotor" and an annoying blow-hard? As contractors and sole proprietors, we need to let people know that we are good, and that we are busy, and sought-after. And we have to be responsible for getting our own work (agents or no agents). But how do we do this in a genuine way? Perhaps the answer lies in effective networking. But what does that actually mean?
How do you sing an audition, or have a conversation with a general director, in such a way that you seem "eager & energetic", but don't seem "desperate & irritating"?
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Book - The Introvert Advantage: How To Thrive in an Extrovert World
MailChimp - Mail Chimp; Send Better Email
Canada's Law on Spam and Other Electronic Threats
MailChimp Knowledge Base Article - About the Canada Anti-Spam Law (CASL)
The Grammarphobia Blog: It’s NYOOZE to us
How To Network Without Being Fake, by Jenn Scalia
IMdb - It Should Happen to You (1954)
YouTube - It Should Happen to You - Trailer
YouTube - #AlexFromTarget Meets #EllenFromEllen, TheEllenShow
Podcast - Get Fact
YouTube - Judy Garland: 'Meet Me In St. Louis'. 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'
Theme Music: Slyvius Leopold Weiss's Preludio in E Major, played by Jeff Carter