The power of effective communication!

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The power of effective communication!

Any shortcomings in communication style have been overlooked by concert promoters and managers in the past – with the talent of the artists in mind. But today, with the rise of agencies, theatres and concert promoters, formal and effective communication skills for artists have become essential. We know that emails and phone calls are often the least time-consuming, as we need to rehearse, rehearse, learn and perform, but a lack of communication can hamper an artist’s entire career.

Good communication and effective communication are key to building successful partnerships. It is important to keep your contact person at the cultural institution, your direct colleague or your manager informed about the project or the direction of your career.

If you set aside even a 15-30 minute time slot every day to deal with various professional matters, you will certainly not be one of those who are “unavailable”, “unresponsive” and thus categorised as “unreliable”. This is important not only for your professional image, but also because you may be hindering the work of an entire team by responding late.

Although you’ll be at the very end of the stage, effective communication and close relationships will show respect and appreciation for all the staff responsible for a particular concert or project. Therefore, we recommend that you be available to answer emails and calls in a timely manner, with no more than a 1-2 day delay. If you need more time to respond, it’s no problem, but please also indicate this with at least one message to let them know you are dealing with the matter.

Follow the instructions, if the manager or a concert promoter gives you guidelines or makes a request, be willing to follow them and carry them out. Be proactive and look for solutions that will help achieve common goals. When you make a promise, stick to it, as it builds your credibility and reinforces trust in you. And if unexpected situations arise, don’t wait too long, signal immediately and be flexible and adaptable in such situations so that you can find the best solution together.

Treat the person you are dealing with with respect and make sure that communication is always polite and professional. If you are working together for the long term, evaluate your collaboration from time to time and give each other feedback on what would help you work together, where you could improve and highlight what works well in your relationship.

Successful cooperation requires commitment and cooperation from both sides. If you take these steps, you will be seen as a good communication partner and will be welcome to work with you in the future.