The Wedding Film Retreat is a project launched in 2016 for videographers. They had me at their slug line. Unwind. Rewind. Retreat.
I’m a huge believer in professional development. Admittedly with the growth of my own business it hasn’t always been the first thing on my to-do list to knock off, so this will be refreshing to be involved in. The Wedding Film retreat is a wedding film-making workshop and the all inclusive workshop is run by Sarah and Rick Pendergraft. These guys have years of wedding film-making experience in their own award winning business PenWeddings and who have spoken at many events all over the United States.
At the wedding film retreat I am going to be sharing with my fellow industry folk how to sell yourself both to clients and other wedding pros, and what to do and what not to do to get referrals from planners. Over the course of ten years, I have had countless conversations with people from all walks of life including my own clients as well as industry colleagues. My job entails being able to engage with everyone, work with anyone, and being able to leverage anything I need regardless of who it’s from. Whatever it takes to get the result I’m looking for. You really do take it for granted how difficult it is to master this skill, and I really do believe that mastering this skill hinges on the success or failure of nailing the sale and getting the next one.
Now the only challenge I have to deal with is to put it all down in writing! But the process of doing a brain dump of what I have learned in sales is not only a great way to revisit all my own successes (and sometimes failures), but putting things in writing is a great way to reevaluate the status quo and to hone in on what you can be doing better. You can’t get to where you want to go if you don’t know where you’ve been.
If you’re a videographer with some time up your sleeve November 13-15, then head over to The Wedding Film retreat and register. I would love to see you in the Blue Mountains and look forward to meeting and working with some new and fresh faces.