Enhancing Your Chances for Success
Good communication is a tool that can greatly enhance your chances of achieving success and it doesn't cost a dime. Having this skill makes networking more productive. What's the point of meeting people who can help you if you can't connect to them verbally? There's an art to good communication. Here are some tips. They may seem obvious, but a surprising number of musicians don't follow them:
* Listen to the other person. Ask them questions. Often when you meet someone in the industry, you bulldoze them with a pitch about your music. Yak. Yak. Yak. Don't assault people with words about what you're doing and what you need. Ask them what they do. Listen carefully. Communication is a 2- way interaction. You connect with people by listening to what they say.
* Speak slowly. Motor mouths get taken less seriously. When you explain yourself in a calm, confident, professional tone, instead of rushing to get everything you can out fast, people will pay more attention.
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* Make eye contact when you speak. It shows confidence. People don't trust those who can't look them in the eye.
*Display manners. Use please and thank you. Many industry people forget to do that. Thank people for their time. It can make you stand out.
* Show respect.If you're talking to someone who you want help from, show respect for their time by asking if it's a good time to talk. Don't just dive into your pitch.
* Think before you speak. I hear it all the time. "What made me say that?" "I wish I could erase what I blurted out." Take a deep breath before responding to something important.
* Monitor the pitch of your voice. If you're nervous or excited, start an octave lower. Voices tend to get shrill if emotions kick in. This allows leeway.
* Smile. People will like you more.
* Have a sense of humor. Don't go overboard or put yourself down in a joke. But know when to laugh. It puts others at ease.
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