Now if you’re like me, I don’t really enjoy “networking”. I find it a bit forced and uncomfortable so I’ve used both these techniques because this is something that I struggled with, in fact in the early days of my trying to be in the music business I would get great anxiety over going to industry events that were designed for networking.
I don’t consider myself extroverted at all, I tend to fade into the crowd and not want to be seen unless I”m on stage that’s a whole different story. I love being on stage.
Don’t feel bad if that describes how you feel, many artists actually feel that way, not all, but many do. So we need some ways to get better at this because you do need to create connections in this business.
Many opportunities in the Music business are about who you know or are connected to.
In this episode I’m going to give you 2 of my most effective techniques that I use and I have helped others use to widen their networks, increase their connections both online and offline.
Out of the gate the biggest piece of advice I can give is for live events, both industry and social, also when you’re playing a gig and you are socializing with a crowd big or small.
1. Turning Small Talk into a Connection
2. Become a Connector
I have recently gone deeper into these in my monthly program.If you’re interested in checking out my monthly coaching program, here is the link.