Follow-up to the workshop
It was a good group, with a variety of interests: a book-maker/book-binder, a visual artist, a storyteller/inspirational speaker and an historian/author. And they were good audience to each other. I will be doing more.
PRACTICE MADE PERFECT.
The Pitch Perfect Artist Workshop was very effective. Participants had an opportunity to do a soft-sell elevator pitch about a current project, then a 2 min project pitch, and hear a few minutes of feedback. After three passes at it, they integrated the input and wrote a refined pitch. As a networking piece, each participant left with the written pitch of another artist. They now write an introductory letter to five people in their circle on behalf of that artist. https://www.jamieoreilly.com/pitch-perfect-roots-artist-workshop-and-networking-event/
Part 1, Pitch Perfect is the first of the workshops I am offering for my clients and those others as part of a series of artist promotion and networking workshops at my Roots Salon in Chicago. This is a straight-ahead workshop, based on my time in the Arts Management Dept at Columbia College. It is designed to hone-in and promote work, and network with others who want to find gigs, clients and audience. For some it will be a means to an end. For others a way to network.
Part 2. Workshop Friending the DIY Video will be offered in the next month.
“What I’m most excited about”
A Roots Salon Artist Workshop
Saturday, April 25 1:00 pm – 3:30PM
Roots Salon at Jamie’s house
On N Leavitt (North of Lawrence), Chicago
$30 in advance. $35 day of.
email: roots @jamieoreilly.com
Registration preference to Roots Members
Meet others who are making life changes, doing new projects and want to define and market their work!
This interactive workshop, led By Jamie O’Reilly, is about zeroing in on what you do. So you can tell others,
Talk about the projects you’re working on
Focus on the cold call, elevator speech, and email pitch
Consider how to chat-up our services with friends and associates with ease
Practice your pitch and get feedback from the class
Network with others and exchange services
Make communication, networking, pricing and finding “gigs” less intimidating.
Participants are asked to bring their business card to exchange, or a mock-up of one they’d like to have.
Read about Jamie’s work history here.