The Bad News Seminar

February 18, 2010

It is not easy to be a creative person and have a desire to live by selling what you create. And it may not be thrilling to sit and listen to a stranger give you advice on how that can work. As a performing artist I sympathized utterly with my audience tonight. A group of Portland State art students. My one hour presentation was based on a few very simple truths about sales and marketing. All of them boil down to hard work at activities that probably don’t really appeal to them.

So even when I articulate these basic truths about promoting your work, marketing your work and even selling your work; dear artist, my own artists heart hears yours go, “oh no!” Call me if you need to talk. As I mentioned in the class, I am a great listener.

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