GKN Weekly Update 11/26/12 – VO Mixer Advice

Happy Cyber Monday! Man, they won’t stop until every day of the year is filled with a holiday, will they…?

I hope everybody had a pleasant and relatively painless holiday weekend. I certainly have much to be thankful for this year on both a personal and professional level and I hope you do, too.


The New York VO Mixer RSVP deadline is today. Today!!!

Go to http://voicetalentproductions.com/Events/ to sign up. As of right now there are over 400 voice talkers who are attending. Man, with that many big mouths I hope they pump extra oxygen in the room or we’re all gonna pass out.

I’ve been to the previous four VO Mixers and I’ve had a blast every time. VERY sad that this will be the last one. I hope another group picks up the ball and puts together something for next year (HINT HINT). When I first went, my intention was to network and land some new clients. Now I go just to spend time with my friends. That doesn’t mean you can’t do both! Let’s review some important Do’s and Don’ts when attending a networking event…


DO Dress to Impress: This is a major industry networking event during the holiday season in New York City. Dress the part! Men, don a suit & tie. Ladies, wow us with that stunning dress or gown.

DO Bring Business Cards/Swag: this is a networking event so be prepared to pass along your contact information. Make sure your business card is up-to-date and your listed website isn’t your Voice123 or MySpace page, please! I beg of you.

DO Find Me and Say Hi: if I haven’t met you in person please seek me out. I’ll be the one wearing the hat!

DON’T Complain About the Donation: it’s for a good cause and if you can’t swing ten bucks, may I suggest community theater? (I can’t stop saying that!)

DON’T Harass The Clients: they’re looking for new talent but please be considerate. Say hi, make a good impression, then move on!

DON’T Be Chintzy With Your Bartenders: I poured drinks for years and I know how hard they work so please tip them well. Here’s another thing I’ve learned: anyone who is nice to you but not nice to their waiter/bartender is a jerk, and a two-faced one at that!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: You get 80% of your results from only 20% of your work. Pareto’s Principle

STUFF!: I’m uber-excited to see so many of my good friends at the Mixer this weekend. Just looking at the RSVP list makes me all giddy-like. See you there…!

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