Presenting Yourself
Joy of Living Creatively
Dr. Eric Maisel

Episode 37 - Presenting Yourself

Today’s episode is part of a series called “Nine Relationship Skills for Artists.” In the series we look at relationships skills that artists can nurture so as to become more effective advocates for their creative work and more comfortable players in the art marketplace. The series focuses on the relationship issues of visual artists but the lessons are directly translatable for creative and performing artists in every discipline and for creators in any walk of life. Today’s show, the first in the series, is called “Presenting Yourself.”

The episode begins this way:

“The question how should I present myself is really two questions in one. The first question is, ‘What works?’ The second question is, ‘How do I want to represent myself in the world?’ It may work to be difficult, arrogant, grandiose, paranoid, dramatic, and pretty nearly impossible—that is, to be a diva. But is that who you want to be in the world? This is a serious first question, as many ambitious artists might be inclined to answer, ‘Absolutely!’ Picasso, Dali, Warhol—to turn a noun into a verb, artists with big egos and big talents are often inclined to diva the world.”

Tune in to hear more!