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
EMMY FREVELE'S NETWORKING LANDS HER A CHOREOGRAPHY JOB
We shared a story about how Emmy's networking helped her land a job as a choreographer for the CW Series, I Ship It. Here's a look at the video:
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 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 often withdrawn.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!