SAD STORY: I recently recommended a dancer to an agent.
I instructed DANCER BOY to write MR. AGENT MAN a note. MR. AGENT MAN was in the building, and I wanted to hand deliver DANCER BOY’S introductory letter to MR. AGENT MAN.
I was super excited about making the connection, especially since MR. AGENT MAN had expressed interest in meeting DANCER BOY.
- AGENT MAN had complimented DANCER BOY’S technical prowess earlier that day; he was confident he could get DANCER BOY work.
I delivered DANCER BOY’S letter to MR. AGENT MAN.
It never occurred to me I needed to babysit.
Go figure, knucklehead DANCER BOY misspelled MR. AGENT MAN’S name.
And just like that… his opportunity disappeared.
- AGENT MAN had a hearty laugh. Then he said, “Oh, that’s such a shame. He’s so talented. But I won’t represent someone who can’t think. I can’t take that chance.”
Part of getting what you want requires presenting yourself powerfully and professionally:
- Verify facts.
- Ask for help when needed.
- Know your audience, and, of course, spell check.