ManageMental Podcast with Blasko and Mike Mowery
About This Show
Two experienced artist managers and music industry professionals bring you their take on the modern day music business and how they mentally approach the profession of management. Join Blasko and Mike Mowery as they cover hot topics in the industry, answer fan questions, provide insight on sales numbers and showcase new music with a slant toward developing artists.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 31 – How To Master Your Social Skills
“7 Real World Skills to Master Before You Graduate From College” by Catherine Conlan https://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/7-real-world-skills-to-master-before-you-graduate-from-college In this week’s episode Blasko and Mike go over essential tips to help you master social skills that will help you navigate networking in the industry. How to network: Learn how to shake a hand, make strong eye contact and dress well for a business event. Attending networking events can help you connect with alumni and professionals in your chosen field. When you attend a networking event, set a goal of having two or three meaningful conversations about your experience and goals for the future. How to leverage relationships: As you network and make connections, you’ll need to know how to draw upon them to build your career. Keep track of the people you’ve met, how you can help them and how they can help you. How to write effective emails: Strong written communication skills are essential in the real world. “Being able to write a clear email or cover letter is a must to get the door open. No one wants to read long or poorly written emails in the workplace. Use exclamation points sparingly and never write in all caps. How to make small talk: “That seemingly awkward banter is the key to building meaningful relationships, Instead of asking what someone does at work, make your questions more specific. For example, try asking, “What’s the coolest thing you’ve worked on in the past three months?”And when someone asks you a question, give an interesting answer — tell the story around your achievements. How to set realistic expectations: Undergraduates need to learn to set realistic expectations for their professional growth and development, and this is trickier than it seems. “Soon-to-be graduates need to understand that they will not instantaneously have the title, compensation or responsibility that tenured employees have.” Email any questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org Find Blasko on Twitter and Instagram: @blasko1313 Find Mike Mowery on Twitter and Instagram: @mikeoloop Want to get your band to the top of the charts with