Joy of Living Creatively
Dr. Eric Maisel

Episode 45 - Negotiating

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 ninth in the series, is called “Negotiating.”

The episode begins this way:

“When artists start out, they typically accept any arrangement offered them, as they are pleased to have anything good happen to them and fear that trying to negotiate will cost them the opportunity. But after years of hard-knock experience, they learn that they really must negotiate and protect their interests. How good are your negotiating skills? More to the point, how strong is your willingness to negotiate?”

Tune in to hear more!