Do you dread doing art shows because you have to talk to people?
Do you have trouble figuring out what to say to your customers?
Do you want to get into a gallery but you're afraid to approach them?
Well, you've come to the right place. Over the years, I have struggled with my own shyness. I have dreaded having to speak in front of an audience. I've had the butterflies in my stomach while the TV camera was glaring at me. I have stumbled over words while trying to figure out how to answer weird questions from customers.
Over the years I have managed to overcome my shyness in order to become more successful as an artist. It hasn't been easy. I am still in the process of learning. And, I still don't always come up with the right thing to say in the moment. However, what a difference compared to how I was just a few years ago.
Now, I can be comfortable in front of an audience. Now, I have a list of answers ready for the common questions that I get. Now, I can be interviewed on camera without tripping over my tongue.
And, you can do this too. The Shy Artist Guide to Dealing with the Public has loads of tips and techniques that you can use to help you talk to your customers and make more sales.
Loretta Alvarado is the former owner of How Original! Art Gallery. She has been doing arts & crafts shows for over 20 years. She now owns TheShyArtist.com, an online resource of instructional guides and videos for artists who need help overcoming shyness so they can make more sales.read more
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