When you have an open house, you want to create a good impression. Make people feel welcome so that they will come in. If you want them to stay a while, you have to make it easy to find things and pleasant to be there. Your website is just the same. It is your unique [...]
There has been a lot of attention this week on phoney online reviews. An associate of mine in a different field was just burned by one. I have been duped lots of times into buying books online that had all these glowing reviews only to find out that none of what was said was true [...]
If you are on track to be an instructor or professional performer, you have to think about your image. You are responsible for how you are portrayed in the business place, the work place, and in public. Make sure that the impression you leave behind is favorable. Does your website have professional photos versus snap [...]
httpv://youtu.be/4IeD9A6lYAc A friend just passed along this youtube link. I think anyone who is considering hiring a professional belly dancer or is embarking on a dance career should watch it. It will save us all some time and headache. Pass it along if you want to combat stereotypes.
On-the-body tipping is something frequently seen in strip clubs. I don’t know of any other artform that tips in this way. I think that when belly dancers accept tips on their body, it encourages the association of belly dancers with strippers and also encourages customers to touch us. While I don’t really care how other [...]
Most people set their prices based on what the perceived market price is. Unfortunately, that is not the best strategy for getting paid what you are worth. It usually has nothing to do with getting you money that you can live on either. If you have had problems deciding how to set prices for belly [...]
I got several positive comments about my last article, “How to Lose Friends and Alienate Prospects” which was about all the wrong things to do when you are cold prospecting for workshop jobs. I was asked, “Hey, what about all the things that sponsors do wrong! Can you write an article about that?” So, here [...]
There has been a lot of discussion lately on a listserv about competing based on price. The consensus is that you can’t compete with dancers who undercut. You know what? That’s right. You can’t. So why bother trying? The better strategy is to let your brand speak for you so that you can compete on [...]