Linked in Networking Suggestions For Artists
10 LinkedIn Networking Suggestions (Guidelines):
Artists! We know that you work very hard to be better at your craft. And you would love it if someone else took care of the marketing for you. And that is why galleries exist. Sometimes, that just doesn't work. However, in this fast changing world, there are a few things you can do too to make a better online presence.
- LinkedIn has many interest-Research a group thoroughly as to their mission, their members and their ongoing discussions and activities.
- Ask questions in the group and when there are actively paritcipating answers from group members, stay involved and interact in the discussion.
- Don’t sell anything. You are in the group to meet and get to know people. You are building relationships first and foremost.
- The people who you meet in a group are those you may want in your network. They are there to help you, as you help them. Once you know them, invite them into your network.
- Try to solve problems that other group members are having. You will quickly find many members who will want you in their network.
- Don’t allow yourself to get distracted.Only network with members in the arts or in your industry.
- When someone requests information beyond that on your LinkedIn Profile, have a well-though-out “Elevator Pitch” to describe you and/or your business. Make it concise and interesting.
- When there is a group discussion or online event, volunteer your time, thoughts and effort. Be an active member of the group and people will soon get to know you.
- Set aside time every day to check-in with your groups to see what is new and how you might be of service. Your participation will yield rewards for both you and your network.