Jessica Sitomer
Seminars and Coaching for the Entertainment Industry
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Entertainment Industry Question 22: Are there any no-nos for staying in touch with people?

Jessica’s Answer:


I'll re-word that question to be: My lists of DONT'S when staying in touch. Add a comment

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Entertainment Industry Question 21: Should I stick to one thing (directing/acting/camera) or diversify?

Jessica’s Answer:


That depends: how good are you at the different things you want to do?  Add a comment

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Entertainment Industry Question 20: What if I have to leave a message?

Jessica’s Answer:


When I first started coaching, I would tell people to call 3 times before leaving a message (because the point was to get them in). However, with today's technology, people are checking their caller ID, so if they see you're calling and not leaving a message, they may think it's strange. Add a comment

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Entertainment Industry Question 19: When is a good time to call someone?

Jessica’s Answer:


If you want to speak with them,  a good time to call is when you think they'll answer. Here are the concerns I hear around "when to call":
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Entertainment Industry Question 18: How do I get work when so much depends on luck?

Jessica’s Answer:


I'm answering this question today, because my lucky # is 18 and this is question 18.  Here's what I think about luck: Add a comment

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Entertainment Industry Question 17: When are you too old to make it? Everyone seems to want younger people.

Jessica’s Answer:


I won't deny that ageism exists in our industry.  I also won't buy into it. You know why? Because I've coached over 1,000 people one-on-one, and here's what I've learned: Add a comment

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Entertainment Industry Question 16:How do I artfully turn down work with someone I'd like to work with again later?

Jessica’s Answer:


Because I can't ask you why you're turning down the work, if you want to work with this person, I'll address this question based on two possibilities.  If it's some other reason, put it in the comments section and I'll answer based on your actual reason. Add a comment

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Entertainment Industry Question 15: How can you get yourself known on the web, without seeming annoying or cheesy?

Jessica’s Answer:


Sometimes the way y'all phrase your questions, cracks me up!  Let me address the later part of that question since it's what's helping me fill my laugh quota for today... Add a comment

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Entertainment Industry Question 14: How do I sharpen my negotiating skills? (ex: day rate)

Jessica’s Answer:


I get this question a lot from people who don't have agents.

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Entertainment Industry Question 13: What do you do when you're calling people who talk about nothing but gloom and doom?

Jessica’s Answer:


This question came up during my Greenlight Mentor Program call. My Elites (as I lovingly call them), are seeing this time in our industry as an opportunity. Yet, everyone they call, complain about what's in the news and wind up sucking my "shooting stars" into their black holes.  Add a comment

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