Self-Promotion for the Creative Person
April 20, 2005 4:38 PM
If nobody knows you exist, it doesn’t matter how good your work is.
The most effective form of self-promotion is tooting your own horn, loud and clear. Talking, speaking, having a website, writing articles – these are effective ways to show the world that YOU believe in YOU.
A man in Dallas actually changed his name to DotComGuy!
In a world of infinite choices, your uniqueness is a sorting device
Branding yourself creates loyalty. It creates a following of people who appreciate what you do. They know what to expect, and making a decisino to buy becomes a no-brainer.
(Networking for) an hour a day keeps the real job away.
Dedicated and motivated fans will do the bulk of the marketing for you.
A few weeks ago I finished Self-Promotion for the Creative Person: Get the Word Out about Who You Are and What You Do, by Lee Silber. It was fantastic! Here are some of my favorite one-liners:
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
What’s your favorite method of self-promotion?
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Author/Speaker/That guy with the nametag
Author. Speaker. Strategist. Songwriter. Filmmaker. Inventor. Gameshow Host. World Record Holder. I also wear a nametag 24-7. Even to bed.