The Social Part of Being an Artist < Deep Thought Thursday

What does being social and likeable have to do with an artist’s success?

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After the Business Card Exchange

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When people hand you their business cards, what do you do with them? What you DON’T do is add them to a bulk email list. Aside from that, you still want to keep in touch. Here’s a process that works for me.

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How to Find a Mastermind Partner

I can’t say enough about the power of masterminding to build your art business and attain career goals. I encourage you to try it in whatever form is best for you. In this post, I give you some tips for finding a mastermind buddy.

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Hobnobbing: Should You Stay or Should You Go? < Deep Thought Thursday

Does appearing at the opening of a show of over 100 paintings by the top watercolorists in the country and beyond justify the cost of travel, room & board, and other expense? What do you think?

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Meet New People (Before You Ask for Anything)

You must keep meeting new people–those who can help with your art career and enrich your life. It’s easier than ever to meet people, but it requires effort.

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Art Marketing Action Podcast: Meet New People (Before You Ask for Anything)

Audio version of the post with the same name. You must keep meeting new people–those who can help with your career and enrich your life. It’s easier than ever to meet people, but it requires effort.

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Mingling at holiday parties and/or art openings

How do you overcome the terror of going to a party or reception where you might not know a single soul? How do you get comfortable with being uncomfortable? Here are some tips for breaking the ice at your holiday party or art opening.

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Podcast: Include prior connections on your mailing list

Are you assuming–perhaps incorrectly–that certain connections are separate from your art connections? Regardless of the type of work you did before diving into your art career, every contact you have made is valuable.

Include previous connections on your mailing list. As I share in this week’s podcast, it’s all about cultivating collectors!

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Art Marketing Action newsletter (a written version of this podcast)

Cultivate Collectors for your art (online class begins July 8)

Don’t shrink your mailing list just yet (newsletter)

I’d Rather Be in the Studio! (book, pages 17-19, 197-211)

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6 Ways to Gain Confidence as an Artist

Confidence comes with experience. It takes many art exhibitions and public run-ins to build your confidence. Along the way, some people will try to knock you down. Trust me, that will make you stronger and more confident than ever because you have learned.

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