Jessica Sitomer
Seminars and Coaching for the Entertainment Industry
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SEX TAPE

Protecting Your Image from Yourself


Annie and Jay wake up to find that a sex tape they made the night before to “rekindle their sparks” had been uploaded to the cloud. They go through great lengths to do damage control and save their reputations. As responsible parents and members of their community, they certainly couldn’t just blame it on the alcohol.

Are any of these scenarios familiar to you?
1.    A boss pisses you off, so you rant about it on Facebook?
2.    You go out and get drunk, take a very unflattering selfie and post it on instagram?
3.    Post a video on YouTube of work you’ve done which is not so great but it’s what you have?
4.    Tweet about how sick you are of always being sick?
5.    Drunk text only to find it as a humorous screen shot on the recipient’s social media platforms?

I am not making these scenarios up. I just spent one hour visiting these sites to find these examples. That’s it… one hour. Which tells me something- there are so many people sabotaging their image.

In the movie Sex Tape, technology was not Annie and Jay’s friend and in your case it may not be either. Let’s look at managing your brand image on social media because it NEVER GOES AWAY!!!! Just because you hit delete doesn’t mean it’s gone. Like Jay, I don’t fully “get” the cloud either. I know it’s not a literal cloud but I depend on my internet genius Kathy Hoffman to deal with all things cloud. That said, the only one who can protect my reputation is me, and here’s how I do it: Add a comment

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Entertainment Industry Question 40: Should you “settle” for work that may not be exactly what you want to pursue?

Jessica’s Answer:


Never settle- Always strategize!

If you are going to take a job that is not ideal, strategically it should fall into one of the following categories: Add a comment

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Entertainment Industry Question 39: Why is it important to BCC my mass emails?

Jessica’s Answer:


Ah, GREAT question!!! And no doubt in response to one of my Facebook posts.

Let me start by explaining BCC (Blind CC) for those of you whom are unfamiliar with it. In an email that you are sending to more than one person, you have 3 choices of how to send it: Add a comment

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Entertainment Industry Question 38: How do I deal with finding work in such a bad economy?

Jessica’s Answer:


Finding work is always about- relationships in ANY economy.  The economy has improved over the past few years in many people's opinions. But, if you percieve now as a bad economy, now is the best possible time to be focusing on relationships because people who are generally hard to reach are more accessible. Instead of focusing on the economy, focus on relationships.  

If you have a question, put it in the comment section.
To your success!


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Entertainment Industry Question 37: Should I get on Facebook for work reasons?

Jessica’s Answer:


YES! Here's why: Add a comment

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Entertainment Industry Question 36: What do you do when someone is stealing the conversation? Part 2

Jessica’s Answer:


The bottom line is if someone is rudely dominating a conversation not allowing others to interject and create a relationship, something must be done to change the dynamic of the conversation. I joked saying "fake tripping" to divert the attention to you, but that's really a metaphor. If a third party is interrupting or if you're in a circle of people where one is stealing the conversation, you have some options, ask one person from the group to step aside with you because you have something you want to discuss, excuse yourself to find another conversation to get into, or carefully point out that the person clearly is very knowledgeable on the subject, and you'd like to hear what the others have to offer. Hopefully the dominator will get the message. A kooky example of this is watching Group Dates on ABC's The Bachelor.

If you have a question, put it in the comment section.
To your success!


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Entertainment Industry Question 35: Question 35: What do you do when someone is stealing the conversation? Part 1

Jessica’s Answer:


This is a question that came up in a seminar I did.

#1 answer: TRIP... out of no where, accidentally trip on your own foot. I even demonstrated.

Sorry for the short blog. I had a full day in Vegas... tomorrow I'll give you an answer that doesn't require stunts.

If you have a question, put it in the comment section.
To your success!


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Entertainment Industry Question 34: Should I go to film school?

Jessica’s Answer:


First, let me say that this person gave me no history, so I have no idea where he/she is coming from. Having coached as many people as I have, I know this could be:
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Entertainment Industry Question 33: What do I do if my boss won't move me up?

Jessica’s Answer:


There are many reasons why a boss or head of a department won't move you up.  I could list some of the reasons, but really, you'll never know the true answer unless your boss tells you.

The bottom line is, if you don't have a boss willing to move you up, you have to: Add a comment

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Entertainment Industry Question 32: Should I re-rate?

Jessica’s Answer:


The question actually read, "Should I re-rate to DP?" But, because my readers are in different classifications, I'll give the standard answer which applies to any classification.

My answer is a list of questions: Add a comment

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  3. Entertainment Industry Question 29: What is rapport? Part 2
  4. Entertainment Industry Question 28: What is rapport? You keep talking about it. Part 1
  5. Entertainment Industry Question 27: Do you recommend sending postcards as thank you notes?
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  7. Entertainment Industry Question 26: What if I can't find anything on the person I'm researching?
  8. Entertainment Industry Question 25: Why doesn't talent count for anything?
  9. Entertainment Industry Question 24: I am meeting a director I would like to work with. I've researched him but I don't know what to say.
  10. Entertainment Industry Question 23: I've been out of the industry for 2 years because I was sick. Is it possible to get back in?
  11. Entertainment Industry Question 22: Are there any no-nos for staying in touch with people?
  12. Entertainment Industry Question 21: Should I stick to one thing (directing/acting/camera) or diversify?
  13. Entertainment Industry Question 20: What if I have to leave a message?
  14. Entertainment Industry Question 19: When is a good time to call someone?
  15. Entertainment Industry Question 18: How do I get work when so much depends on luck?
  16. Entertainment Industry Question 17: When are you too old to make it? Everyone seems to want younger people.
  17. Entertainment Industry Question 16:How do I artfully turn down work with someone I'd like to work with again later?
  18. Entertainment Industry Question 15: How can you get yourself known on the web, without seeming annoying or cheesy?
  19. Entertainment Industry Question 14: How do I sharpen my negotiating skills? (ex: day rate)
  20. Entertainment Industry Question 13: What do you do when you're calling people who talk about nothing but gloom and doom?
  21. Entertainment Industry Question 12: With so many commitments, how do I manage my time?
  22. Entertainment Industry Question 11: What is a realistic number to meet at a networking event?
  23. Entertainment Industry Question 10: What 3 things should you do when you go to a networking event?
  24. Entertainment Industry Question 9: How do I know when it's time to give up on my dream?
  25. Entertainment Industry Question 8: What tools can I use to not bring work home with me?
  26. Entertainment Industry Question 7: How do I stay in contact without being a pest?
  27. Entertainment Industry Question 6: How do I deal with discouragement and the feeling that I have to give up on my dream in tough economic times? (PART 2)
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