Being friendly is king. Plain and simple. I am just so impressed that in a generation that is consumed by social networking, texting, and mobility, nothing beats face to face conversation. Actually sparking up a conversation with someone you know nothing about at a random spot or event. For example, a few weeks back I was shooting some video up at the race track and on my way out as I gathered some exterior shots of this building, I noticed a man in a suit standing next to this tree. I set my stuff up, shook his hand and soon after we had began a conversation about what we both do for a living and how insanely humid it was that particular day. Turns out we both were involved in video/media and we exchanged phone numbers, emails and I was soon on my way back to the station. After about two weeks of the most ridiculous phone tag game ever played, I was finally able to finally meet this client and establish a strong relationship just after doing some minor video work and listening to what he had to say and how his business works. He treated me as if I had been an employee of his company by including me in his conversations and making me feel apart of this particular project. It was great.
On what was originally my day off, soon became a day of listening, learning, and an experience that will hopefully build into a strong business relationship in the near future for Dream Big Media.
Meet and greet people. Listen and learn from them.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
What a month this has been! Everything that has happened to Adam and me recently has clearly been a calling to get to work in this new media service business, doing what we were born to do. We are discovering more and more businesses and organizations in the Capital District that want exposure via artistic video on the web. Something I noticed that is happening with DreamBig is that, for me anyways, I have always wanted to have a job where I help people. Even if it is just a part time gig, unpaid even. It turns out that a handful of our clients and potential clients are from organizations serving a good cause, whether it be promoting eco-friendly habits and products, non-profit transportation systems, or free summer lunch programs for the less fortunate. The way things are going, it appears something is finally cooking in my life as I am achieving the best of both my worlds: creative visuals and giving. Thanks for reading my first blog. Stay tuned.