A4D is Part Of Your Platform / Use It!
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Personal Websites, Blogs, Fanpages! It's an amazing time for dancers, because for the first time in history, we can engage and reach 1000’s of colleagues with the flick of a button. And the best part is, it’s fun, exciting, and productive.
A presence on ‘social media’ breathes constant life into your career. It leads to things. Jobs, auditions, insights, feedback, opportunities, connections, and friends. It keeps you relevant. It gets your name out there. It expands the options in front of you and when they go well, they can attract new ones.
How do you do it? Read on to see how other A4Ders use Social Media to their best advantage!
AS FEATURED IN THE DANCEBLAST AND JOBBLAST:
SOCIAL MEDIA HAS ITS EYES ON CARRIE, KRYSTINA, & BRANDON!
Video chats between A4DERS (Carrie Lee, Krystina Burton, and Brandon Hudson) are scoring on Facebook! In less than 72 hours, close to 1400 views have been registered... with more coming in every hour!
Between Carrie and Krystina's revelations about touring with pop artist JLINE and Brandon's personal take on LADY GAGA's audition, the videos are establishing traffic that any professional artist would be proud of. A great way to celebrate a time of giving thanks!
Here's the video that's currently posted on our Forum4Dancers FaceBook page and in our DanceBlast and JobBLAST. Don't miss your chance to be part of the conversation. All active members of Answers for Dancers can join the group!
Here's more helpful info on the smart use of Social Media and Networking.
FACEBOOK / TWITTER/ PINTEREST/ INSTAGRAM
Before hiring dancers, choreographers and producers checked social networks to evaluate dancers’ attitudes before offering contracts. If gossipy or negative comments surfaced, job offers are (you guessed it!) often withdrawn. The last thing employers need on-the-job is a 'judgmental' or 'gossipy' performer in the room. What's the message here? Always show your positive side on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Let others post the negative stuff.
Those are easy-to-understand examples.
Here's one that caught us by surprise:
(This incident was brought to our attention by a reputable agent.)
Before hiring dancers for a ‘reality-based’ TV project, the producers checked how many 'followers' the finalists were bringing to the table. Whoa. At the last minute, a finalist blew away his competition by revealing he had over 100,000 followers!
COREY O'BRIEN'S SMART POST ON FACEBOOK
Simple hellos and how-you-doin’s are giving way to fresh ideas. Take a look at A4Der Corey O’Brien’s recent Facebook post. He called attention to a TV booking by offering an opportunity to fashion and wardrobe designers.
FORUM4DANCERS IS ANOTHER BALLGAME
There's a big difference between Forum4Dancers and the media giants. Forum4Dancers is an environment where marketing ideas, opportunities, and feedback are shared between A4Ders. It's private. It's safe. And it encourages positivity. A good place to develop networking skills? You betcha. A good place to test footage for demo reels? You betcha. A good place to find technical support? A good place to borrow ideas and offer some of your own? You betcha.
DO's ON FORUM4DANCERS
MEMBER MAKES MAGIC WITH A DEMO REEL
KEELY WANTS INFO ABOUT OVERSEAS GIGS
MILERKA NEEDS ADVICE ABOUT AGENT SUBMISSIONS
DANA BRINGS UP WARDROBE QUESTIONS