Today’s Tip – Research and attack; Knowing who you are talking to helps you know why you are talking to them. Look things up.
Finding your way through the maze of business entertainment takes time, effort and opportunity. To make use of this involves more than networking and marketing, as we have discussed it takes practice too. Knowing what you need to do is a great start and being able to target your efforts goes along way in making your journey shorter. How do you do this?
Research, on the internet through your local library, through your contacts and through your on the job expertise. The internet is a great resource, need to know when a show is? Open casting? Open mic night? It’s all available to you you just have to know where to look. Most places have a web presence, start searching them out and interact with them if possible. Your contacts can be of great help in this regard even more so then the Net. Knowing people gets you information more tailored to what you want faster. If John hears about a casting call in two weeks and tells you about it your half way there. Now do some more research and be prepared for it. Who’s called it? What does that person look for? Whats your best method for meeting their needs so you get what you want. This is all research and its important to do, hopefully for obvious reasons. People overlook the library as a resource. Don’t over look it, you can learn a lot from what others have done. Take a look in the 687.00 section of non fiction, ask the librarian about local free programs you can attend, most have them and this will help you in the long run.
So now you are prepared, as prepared as you can make yourself through research. Now go get what you want, don’t be timid about it. Just like every other business out there timidity won’t help you get what you want. So attack, go all out put everything you have into what it is your aiming for and your odds of getting it go way up!
- What is a casting call for modeling (wiki.answers.com)