TIPS60 – Nobody likes a Braggert
Here is another of our videos offering tips and inisights into the business of photography. a transcript of the video is included after the jump.
TRANSCRIPT:Here are a few thoughts on talking about your success or lack thereof. I'm John Harrington. In the field of photography frankly, in any field, you don't ever want to be bragging about how much money you made on any given assignment or any given month or any given job. There's a kenny rogers saying from one of his songs, “”You never count your money when you're sitting at the table, there will be time enough for counting when the deal is done.”” I definitely subscribe to that notion whether I had a great month or not so great month or a particular job that I was really excited about. I generally do not discuss the success or lack thereof I've had in any given month. I would encourage you to do so. Talking about your successes, especially talking about how much money you made or didn't make really is not a good idea when it comes to talking to your colleagues, talking to your clients, because if you talk to a client and you tell them, “”Oh, I did this $10,000 job the other day”” and they're only paying you $1,000 that might not go over too well or they might think you don't need them next time and they'll call someone else. So don't talk about money especially with clients and don't brag.
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