Conquer Phone Phobia Let Testimonials Do The Selling

by Jeri Goldstein on February 27, 2017

Conquer phone phobia let testimonials do the selling is the last of this three part series. It is also the third most cited type of phone phobia by artists—Selling Yourself. How do you establish your value with the person you are speaking with, to get a gig? I often hear that artists don’t like to […]


Conquer Phone Phobia And Prepare Your Calls

by Jeri Goldstein on February 20, 2017

Conquer Phone Phobia and prepare your calls for the best booking results. Making booking calls may not be your favorite thing to do, but at some point you just have to get to it. When you have the added pressure to get the job done, that might be exactly the wrong time to make the […]


Conquer Phone Phobia And Reduce Fear of Rejection

by Jeri Goldstein on February 13, 2017

Conquer Phone Phobia and Reduce Fear Of Rejection by making “Friendly calls.” In my recent survey, “Fear of Rejection” was the # 1 cited reason that artists don’t like making booking calls on their own behalf. Let’s examine why and how to make booking calls much more fun and productive. Booking a gig is really […]

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Conquer Phone Phobia

by Jeri Goldstein on February 6, 2017

Conquer Phone Phobia, conquer the fear of making phone calls. So what’s behind this phobia, why is it so common among artists who book themselves and more importantly is it affecting you? In my recent survey, many artists responded citing the below as the top three factors getting in the way of making booking calls. […]

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Place a Hold On a Date

by Jeri Goldstein on January 30, 2017

What does it mean when a venue wants to place a hold on a date? That question came in recently and I thought it might be a worthy topic to cover in a Biz Booster. When a venue wants you to place a hold a date for them, they pencil you in on their calendar. […]


Plan For Positive Results

by Jeri Goldstein on January 23, 2017

Plan for positive results each time you contact potential venues. Impossible you say! Perhaps not—when you plan appropriately! OK, so how exactly do you do this? I believe it’s all a matter of setting your expectations to meet the situation properly. How many times do you sit down to make booking calls or write booking […]


Open New Tour Markets

by Jeri Goldstein on January 16, 2017

Here are some strategies to open new tour markets  by using gig directories when you have no known contacts in those markets. Let’s return to your touring plan and your calendar. We’ll make this a 3 step approach and break down the process. Step One-Review anchor dates on the calendar: As you look at any […]


Managing Your Own Career

by Jeri Goldstein on January 9, 2017

Are you managing your own career? The devils in the details? Or perhaps it is really a matter of semantics. Let me explain. The term Artist Manager as it is used in the entertainment industry will most often mean the person who oversees the “Big Picture” for the artist’s development and forward movement toward career […]

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Organize for the New Year

by Jeri Goldstein on January 2, 2017

Ready to organize for the New Year? Here’s a great organizing tip to prepare for the New Year. Each year during the week between Christmas and New Years, or the first week in January, I go through my most used files and organize for the New Year. This process coincides with my tax prep each […]


Powerful End of Year Review

by Jeri Goldstein on December 26, 2016

I want to share a powerful end of year review with you to help carry you forward into the new year. It’s the week between Christmas and New Years and the year is coming to an end. Every year during Christmas week I set aside time to look back over the last year and see […]