Book - Highway to Success: The Entertainer's Roadmap to Business
Entertainers need more than talent to be successful. They Need to mind their business too.
Highway to Success: The Entertainer's Roadmap to Business
by Elliott Smith & Ian Quick
The Complete guide to the business of being an entertainer.
Entertainers can make their own mistakes, or they can learn from authors Elliott Smith, who has spent the last 40+ years making his living as a professional magician, and Ian Quick, who left a successful career as a corporate lawyer to follow his dream.
Years ago, Elliott became a mentor to Ian —then a young man with a dream of becoming a professional magician—and taught him that honing his craft was only one part of the equation of success. Elliott advised Ian about the business of being an entertainer, guiding him in how to:
• organize his workspace and financial records;
• market his services effectively;
• obtain leads for new business;
• make “cold” calls;
• negotiate contracts;
• deal with agents…and much more.
Elliott’s advice worked for Ian, and so the pair decided to let the rest of the world in on their very practical advice. The information in this new book, presented in an easy-to-understand manner, is what every entertainer needs to be successful in their chosen business.
Elliott and Ian have chosen a “roadtrip” theme, because they believe that life is a wonderful journey—if you manage to do what you love.
“It is not enough to love what you do…You need to understand and be able to work the business part of what you love, since it is this part that will ultimately determine whether, or not, you will become a success. Simply put, Highway to Success: The Entertainer’s Roadmap to Business, is about making dreams come true.” — Capital Style • Summer 2003
Reg. price: $40.00
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