Tuesday, August 31, 2010
entertainment industry coach question 545: What about telling people you're available when you first meet them if you've talked for a while?
You can talk to someone for 5 hours straight. If it's the first time you've met him, you can let him know through the conversation what you're doing to generate work, thus making it clear that you're available. But meeting someone for the first time and saying you're available or "think of me if anything comes up," is a turn off. If you've done your job of creating the relationship, trust that they will think of you.
It takes three conversations to establish a relationship. People want to hire people they know, like, and trust. So "simmer down" and build the relationship before going for the work.
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