Written by Jon Jacob (Thoroughly Good Blog)
| 26th November 2018
This post was originally published on the Thoroughly Good Blog where you'll find the full post including Jon's reflections on the evening.
On Thursday evening I hosted a session for YPIA spotlighting the Southbank Centreâ€™s Chief Executive Elaine Bedell.
During the session she discussed her career and provided advice on how to get on in TV and the arts. Iâ€™ve captured some of the points that really resonated for me below.
- Say yes to people always; be someone people want to be with, always
- A negotiation depends on both parties having a shared need or want â€“ anything less isnâ€™t a negotiation
- Be your truest self; donâ€™t try and be what you think people want you to be
- Wanting to work in the arts isnâ€™t enough now â€“ you need to look with ingenuity and for business opportunities
- There should be a closer relationship between media and the arts
- Appointing TV people in arts management is a good thing â€“ TV could do with recruiting more arts people
- Knowing early on in your life what it is you want to do is possibly the greatest help you can give yourself
- Pitch two ideas, not three
- Pitch with confidence â€“ start by pinning your shoulders back â€“ pitch with energy
- Avoid complexity when pitching
- Pitching is a leap of faith â€“ it may not work â€“ knowing how to pick yourself up from a rejection is key
- Live performance is â€˜where itâ€™s atâ€™ right now â€“ its an escape from our on-demand world, offering real-life social interaction of the kind of that digital denies us
Read Jon's full post here.