As the live sound sector gets back to work, working your connections to find your next gig has never been more important. Who’s left the industry? Who’s moved up in the world? Who’s looking for pros to fill spots right now? You need to work your network to find out—which means you need to read the ‘Sounding Board’ series.
This limited, eight-part series by audio industry veteran Mike Dias shows you specifically how to career network in the pro audio industry; this is not generic, ‘one size fits all’ advice from someone who doesn’t know a cable snake from a garden snake. Whether you want to find your next gig or just expand your professional network, here’s how to do it—read on!
Sounding Board: Networking From Six Feet — Industry veteran Mike Dias debuts his audio career column, looking at how live sound pros can approach the toughest job of all: networking.
Sounding Board: Networking Works When You Know Your Part — Mike explains why career networking works best when you know your part.
Sounding Board: 5 Steps to Become A Skilled Networker — Mike breaks down his five crucial steps to advancing your career through networking with peers.
Sounding Board: Know Who to Know — Here’s how to know who to know—and why that knowledge will help you get things done.
Sounding Board: Networking Without Audio Trade Shows — Real networking opportunities happen every day, all year, independent of time, space or location. Here’s how you can make them happen for you.
Sounding Board: Networking is Knowing How to Map Your Connections — Mike Dias explains why networking isn’t just something you do when you’re looking for a job; it enables you to do your job.
Sounding Board: Networking in Three Dimensions — For networking to be effective, you need a simple way to document, store, and access contact information, your notes and records of correspondence—a CRM.
Sounding Board: Community Is Why We Network — Audio industry veteran Mike Dias closes out his ‘pro-audio career networking’ column with some final thoughts and thank-yous.
Mike Dias writes and speaks about What Entertainers Can Teach Executives and Why Nobody Likes Networking. He is the executive director for the In-Ear Monitor International Trade Organization and the vice president of sales for Earthworks Audio. He loves to trade stories, to talk shop, and to hear about your networking successes and failures! [email protected].