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You Have to Ask

By Strictly Business Blog

Closing the deal. Are you good at it? As artists, we like to show our work and assume the prospective client understands that we want to be hired. It’s obvious, but you’re not closing the deal. No good salesman just lets it hang out there like that. Ask for it. “Do I have the job?” “What will it take for you to hire me?”

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Get Out and About

By Strictly Business Blog

Socializing with photographers, videographers, graphic designers and other artistic types is a great way to feed your creative side.  If you’re in a slump (or even if you’re not), go out and find a Meetup group or other gathering of media types and hang out.  If you can’t find what you’re looking for, put together a social yourself.  The support you gain from your local community can go along way toward lifting your spirits and…

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Using SKYPE – Read This

By Strictly Business Blog

For effective teleconferences, SKYPE and other video conferences, the New York Times offers some tips if your business requires that you show up electronically.  In an article, “Staying Professional in Virtual Meetings” (“Jobs” section 9/26/2010 issue) they offer the following reminders: •    Use the mute button if you decide to chomp on potato chips or to mute your screaming baby or barking dog if you are working from home and in a telephone conference with…

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Support Your Local Suppliers

By Strictly Business Blog

If you live in a smaller market, you may have already lost your local supplier…  Local suppliers are worth a lot.   Ask anyone who has already lost theirs.  They give us special attention when we need it and offer opportunities to buy things quickly that they keep in stock.   There is real value to having them close by.   We all know how to shop for a cheep price on line.   Well, why not check with…

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SB3 in LA a Success

By Strictly Business Blog

Here is what folks are saying … Jim Goldstein shares 11 Reasons ASMP Strictly Business 3 Should be in Your Future. Gail Mooney shares, “Come and join others who embrace the positive notion of growth, hope and change.” “I have attended dozens of conferences over a two decade career in media and without a doubt this is the most valuable event of all.” – Victor Currie “As good as SB2 was, SB3 was exponentially better….

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Quick Tip for Assistants

By Strictly Business Blog

If you are looking for assisting work an introductory e-mail, or snail mail, with your resume and other qualifications is nice to receive. Sending a reminder e-mail every three or four months is nice as well. Monthly or more frequent e-mails maybe keep you from working with some photographers and they can make you look desperate, and desperate is not good…

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