I was overwhelmed and re-energized (again) by watching an interview by Marie Forleo with a totally rocking dance phenom by the name of Amanda LaCount. I tossed aside my prepared notes and just took all that emotion and put it into this episode.
I hope you get emotional, too. I hope you will share, too.
I have links below as promised. But as always: listen first! Leap away later!
The Marie Foleo interview with Amanda LaCount.
That (awesome) Seven-year-old! (My first podcast, too!)
Takeaway: You are so important.
Thanks Carrie! It’s great to hear from you!
Your advice and presentation are usually spot on . Much of what you say is just plain common sense , but, the average artist is devoid of that much of the time . I tell budding artists and even the experienced ones with questions, that they should Market at least 40 to 50% of the time. They look at me as if I have 3 heads . I learned early on that there are many fine artists out there who do great work , but they don’t sell s…., because they do not market their s…., however there are a lot of people out there who just produce s…, but sell a ton of s… because they market it . That being said, your comments about the=at little dancer are also spot on , Belief in ones self is the key . I think many artists undervalue their work and themselves . Many if my associates think me prices are too high , but my claim is ,” theirs are too low” !!!! I learned early on to understand demographics . I have one gallery in Naples , Florida ( I actually supply 9 galleries ) ,but when I first approached the owner 25 years ago to take my work , she claimed to be delighted till I told her what I wanted to net . She went from loving my work to claiming she was not interested . REASON …. My prices were too low !!! She went on the explain that for $400.00 they would not even look at ,my work , but for $1,200 ,00, they would think it was steal ! Lesson learned , We have value and so does our work . Keep up the podcasts . Good stuff
Thanks for the comment and the compliment!
Yep! You have a certain level of “value” and you need to “own it”! Good thing that gallerist set you straight early on!