Entertainers should be continuously invest time in enhancing their skill and this is a vital factor to their success. There are many factors that we need to consider and one of them is networking. It is quite unfortunate that many new entertainers neglect learning about networking and they eventually see that their hopes are dashed. Networking is essential, because it allows is to foster connections, find useful information, seek our fresh ideas and engage other professionals in the industry. In the end, networking could allow them gain lasting partnership and they could even get a strong long-term friendship. In a networking situation, people are not only interested in knowledge and talents, they also want to have more interactions with other professionals.
When networking with other professionals, we should be able to tell good stories. We should consider things that could resonate within others; In general, we shouldn’t belittle our past struggles, lessons we have learned and other true accomplishments. We should show them our rewarding stories and they could eventually find memorable and meaningful lessons. Networking is often about telling stories to others, so it is important for us to choose a proper story angle. In this case, we should be able to get others inspired. People should find our stories agreeable and it is important for us to build a proper story. In general, agreements should allow us to make more solid connections.
We should be aware that talks during networking could turn into a rather competitive bragging match. However, we shouldn’t do inappropriate things, such as inflating facts. If we lie and do other bad things during networking, it is possible that our integrity and trust will be thrown out the windows. Opportunities can’t be wasted and connections should be kept permanent. When we share our stories, we should make sure that it isn’t for our ego validation. Our objective should be to share information to others, instead of trying to impress them. If we do the latter continuously, our listeners could be turned off.
Entertainers are highly communicative people and they should be able to communicate and perform networking flawlessly, but it isn’t always the case. They should try to make their story resonant, preferably in a personal and relevant way. Entertainers shouldn’t only connect with the audience on numerous levels, they should also the same with other entertainers and professionals in the industry. Their statements should be articulated and well-made. When they talk, their story progression should be consisted of core problem, possible solutions, challenges, lessons learned and conclusion. In general, people enjoy talking with those who are able to overcome obstacles.
It is important to exhibit genuine humility and positive emotions, instead of fake ones. It should be noted that people are not perfect and mistakes are bound to happen. In the end, we should have the ability to handle any crises in the industry. This will make our scenario sounds more appealing and our attempts to network with others will be much easier to do.