Sunday, October 2, 2011
Getting Jobs in Entertainment question 945: I had a stranger I reached out to on FB tell me not to contact her there and gave me her email.
The question continued: "Now I'm embarrassed because I made a request of her on Facebook, when I didn't really know her and obviously it bothered her. What should I do?"
Sometimes I just want to shake some of you! I don't want to sound harsh... okay, maybe I do, because this is a competitive business and you have to get over yourself. Seriously, let's break this down.
1. You reached out to a stranger on Facebook and made some kind of request.
2. The stranger responded to you.
3. Not only did the stranger respond to you, but she gave you her personal email and told you how she preferred to be contacted.
4. SHE INVITED YOU TO EMAIL HER
What is the problem? What are you embarrassed about? WHERE ON EARTH DID YOU GET THAT YOU BOTHERED HER? I don't know about you, but I don't give my email address and welcome further contact to people who bother me.
What should you do? Grow a pair, and email her!
Seriously, people. Stop reading into things and act like professionals who want to make it in this business!
ps: while I was bothered by this question, I'll get over it in about 2 minutes, so feel free to email me more questions in the future.
disclaimer: this blog post was written before I had my coffee... oh wait, I don't drink coffee.
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