Networking. You either love it or hate it. Am I right?
Have you ever felt awkward or nervous at an industry event? Has it kept you from connecting and meeting new people? You are not alone, my friend.
But what if your approach to networking was related to your acting technique? Specifically, let’s think of good networking as being an amazing listener and rather than being so worried about what to say, you just react to what’s happening in the moment.
The following may seem obvious for some, but if you’re not currently focused on consistently building fabulous relationships in the industry, be sure to start here.
We all want to be heard.
Rather than worrying about your elevator pitch or making sure folks know your website URL, let your next interaction be all about the other person. Whether you’re meeting a fellow actor, director, or writer for the first time, remember that they’re also humans and therefore want to be loved, accepted, and heard.
Read the full article, published on Backstage April 10, 2018 here.
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