The B&E Podcast #088
“Seeing the Art in Social Media”
SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST:
Social media is here to stay. No matter how much we might want to resist that, there’s no sense in denying its impact on the world we live in and how powerful a tool it can be. The trouble is how we find a way that works for us as artists to make use of it that doesn’t compromise our integrity. As it turns out, social media draws some very similar parallels to how we navigate artistic industry in other ways.
POINT #1: “IT’S STILL ABOUT GIVING VALUE”
-If you’ve listened to us recently, the new way of promoting and marketing yourself and what you do is to offer something with no expectation of getting anything back. Give something that is of value, whether that’s an article, a cause or some words of wisdom and do it consistently.
POINT #2: “NO MORE B.S.”
-Forget about trying to look a certain way. People have little to zero tolerance for disingenuous people. Be who you are, share things that you actually find valuable and you’ll create real connections with people with similar passions and interests.
POINT #3: “IT CAN BE AN ART”
-Like working within other frameworks of our creative industries, there are certain techniques and limitations to be aware of, but ultimately we create the content that we are putting out there. We can learn to look at social media as just another way of extending our artistry into the world.
MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST:
Steamworks (Gose) – Today’s Craft Brewery
B&E Podcast #33 – “You’ll Get Everything You’re Willing to Give”
http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website
http://www.steamworks.com/brewery – Brewery of Choice Today
http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy
http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School