Donna asked about speaking at local high schools on career day.
This is something I’ve done many a times and I am on mission to save the world from the illusion that there are any careers in photography.
(There I am, two months ago, with a group of fifteen year olds in the selfie pic above)
Whenever I am asked to speak at just about any event locally, I do. On career day I tell the kids that there is no career in photography. None.
Teachers, accountants, doctors, engineers and the like have careers.
We don’t. They simply don’t exists. And it’s getting worse.
My advice? Take a business course. Learn marketing. Master photography on your own. Maybe take an art program if you’re so inclined. Or graphic design.
I told her: “I don’t get anything from this, other than a warm fuzzy feeling. I do anything and everything I can in my community….everything.
Many photogs are ignorant of this. Get out, get out, get out, get over yourself, and network….always.
Give, give, give…and dress up. Look successful. Bring business cards. You should be collecting names when asked….”
I was asked recently to put on a photography 101 course at the local library. I said yes. More on that soon.
The fact is getting out there is good for the soul and good for the brand.
I talk about this idea is greater depth in my “Secrets to Publicity” webinar and special report in the forum. HERE for members….
The fact is publicity takes on many shapes and forms.
Yes, it’s not easy to measure with precision. But who cares. It’s fun to do. Just look at what Richard Branson has done using this marketing strategy to build up his business interests.
We can all learn and grow.
Robert N. Provencher – Your Master Coach Marketer
“If you want to be a profitable and successful photographer, then study profitable and successful photographers.”