Artists must nurture excellent communication skills, be approachable, and learn how to handle the opportunities that arise for obtaining gallery representation and selling to buyers.
I called on Scott Ginsberg of “HELLO, my name is Scott” fame to talk with me about how we can do a better job of this. The interview was recorded last fall for the Silver members of my Art Biz Incubator. Highlights of our conversation include:
- Some specific ways artists can increase approachability.
- Why approachability is important in communication.
- How you can bring more life to your conversations.
- How to start, maintain and close conversations with people.
I keep most of the library archives under lock and key for members only, but every now and then I will give you a sneak peek behind the scenes. That's what I'm doing with this post, an audio interview originally for what was then called The Artist Conspiracy.
Conspiracy members receive transcripts of all interviews.
Scott Ginsberg has been internationally recognized as “The World's Expert On Nametags” and “The Authority on Approachability.” He's frequently interviewed by various online, print, radio and TV media for his unique expertise, which is a result of wearing a nametag all day, every day.
Scott travels around the world speaking to companies, associations and universities.
To see how Scott practices what he preaches, just check out his Contact page. Talk about approachable! And you should follow Scott's musings on Twitter: @Nametagscott