TIPS60 – When do you just say "no"?
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 the power of “”no””. I'm John Harrington. When you say “”no”” when someone makes an offer to you or makes a request off you that's unreasonable, that gives you a great deal of power. Now I'm not talking about power over somebody, but power in controlling what you do what you provide in the services that you are rendering. If someone's offering you or making you an unreasonable offer, you need only say “”no”” to that client. Now if you don't have any other alternatives, if you have to say “”yes”” to that particular job or that particular request because you need the money, your rent is due and you have no money in the bank, then you really don't have the power to say “”no”” then you are at the discretion of that clients request and you may have to fulfill it. But if you have other options, if you can afford to pay the bills because you have the reserve, saying “”no”” is very empowering. In addition when you say “”no”” just say “”no”” nicely, “”Gosh, I can't do it for that rate but I'd be happy to discuss with you a rate that works for me.”
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