Summer Student Day
Another few busy days. It seems that the summer is working out okay so far. I’ve been trying to get my first $4K client but, so far, I’m batting zero. Gawd, batting? I don’t really like baseball. Anyway, I went to a web marketing seminar this morning put on under the auspices of the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Dept. I had to be in downtown Miami at 8 a.m., which was an effort being that so many streets heading into downtown are block due to all the construction. As the speaker was talking and taking questions, I asked a few and responded to some of the “slides” he projected and his response was to ask if I wanted to just finish up his seminar. He didn’t do it a condescending way, just kind of matter of factly. I had mentioned during our intros that I did web design and worked with a web development company. I did NOT want to come off as a know-it-all because, number one, I don’t! And second, besides trying to learn something about arts marketing, I was really there to get some new client leads. Meeting people face-to-face is the best way to do that in the arts. He mentioned the same thing in his talk.
At the seminar was a former photo student who now works for the Miami Performing Arts Center’s marketing. It was nice to see her and enjoying her new work.
Later in the evening I went to another speaker’s presentation and a grad school almuni walked in after me which was a nice surprise. But, sitting down on the front row was another former student, this time from a digital imaging course, again at the univ. It’s been a while since I’ve seen them but, I often see former students at art events and some, exhibiting artists.