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86: Recap Episode: Relationships and In-Person Sales

In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer Lisa Hammond. I discuss the following: building relationships with related vendors, connecting with our clients, and the effectiveness of in-person sales consultations.

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85: Photographer Lisa Hammond on Consistency and Networking

Photographer Lisa Hammond is a Southwest Michigan Wedding Photographer and owner of Lisa Hammond Photography. In our chat, we discuss consistency being key with her business. Lisa also talks about how networking with other wedding photography vendors (florists, wedding planners, etc) has been especially helpful for getting new clients.

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84: Quick Tip Episode: How To Get Work Off Of Your Plate and Restore Your Sanity

Welcome to this Quick Tip Episode! In this episode, I chat about various ways you can begin to get work off of your plate and restore your sanity. As photography business owners, we tend to have what feels like a zillion (yes, a zillion!) things to do on a daily basis.

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83: Recap Episode: Preparation Before a Shoot Is Crucial

In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer Matthew Jordan Smith. I discuss preparation for a shoot can be more important than the photo shoot itself, and also how planning and documenting your business process is crucial for organization and delegation.

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82: Matthew Jordan Smith on the Planning Process Before a Shoot

Matthew Jordan Smith press image

Matthew Jordan Smith is a commercial celebrity and beauty photographer working between New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo. His client list includes celebrities like Oprah, Aretha Franklin and Britney Spears. Today, we chat about how the planning process before a shoot is extremely important, how putting together a team can help keep you from becoming overwhelmed, and his strategies for getting new assignments and clients.

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81: Quick Tip Episode: How to Make Your Photography Website AWESOME

Welcome to this Quick Tip Episode! In this episode, I chat about the essential elements of an awesome photography website. Your website is often the first impression you will make with potential clients, so it’s important that your work and your personality stand out.

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80: Recap Episode: Getting Face to Face, and Not Taking Past Clients for Granted

In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer Damian Strohmeyer. I discuss how important it is to have face to face interactions, not taking your past clients for granted, and how we can’t do everything when it comes to running our photography business.

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79: Photographer Damian Strohmeyer On Not Taking Your Clients for Granted

Damian Strohmeyer

Commercial Photographer Damian Strohmeyer is a husband, father, and photographer. He has spent more than 30 years in editorial first in newspapers in Topeka, Kansas and then at The Denver Post. He has also worked at Sport Illustrated as a staff photographer. Today we chat about the importance of getting to know people face to face, how we shouldn’t take our past clients for granted, and the fact that you cannot do everything in your business.

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78: Quick Tip Episode: The Power of the SWOT Analysis

Welcome to this Quick Tip Episode! In this episode, I discuss the power of the SWOT Analysis. It’s a great basic step that allows you to analyze yourself, and your business.

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77: Recap Episode: “Ten Before Ten” Marketing and Knowing Your Personality

In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer David Johnston. I discuss the “ten before ten” marketing concept, knowing your personality traits, and how we are all in this together.

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