Networking for Writers: The Most Important Skill You Never Knew You Needed Video Download
In this Writer's Digest Conference session recording, Mare Swallow breaks down the dos and don'ts of approaching publishing professionals to make the most of your networking opportunities. If you're going to get out and network, you want to get more than just a stack of business cards on your desk. But how do you make valuable connections to help your career? Attending "networking events" can get expensive and time consuming. Mare Swallow, in her career as a conference director, works with and hires writers all the time - and she sees the mistakes many of them make. Learn how to network effectively and what can make or break your relationship with a potential editor, agent, or client. You'll hear some horror stories, but you'll also hear success stories - including the writer who went from cupcake salesman to freelancer inside of a year.
In Networking for Writers, you'll learn:
- The dos and don'ts of approaching publishing professionals
- Tips from editors and publishers
- Reading the situation: When to ask, when to back off
- How to leave a positive (not negative) impression
- Networking virtually