“I thought of you.” Yup, that’s it. That is my favorite business phrase. I love it because it usually means something positive is coming my way. I heard it twice in the last two days from different people. It went something like, “I got this call about a project and I thought of you.” When established professionals think of me when they get a call, it adds to my credibility as an Actress and an Independent Producer.
This goes back to the adage that it’s not who you know, it’s who knows you. I’ve been building my business for several years. Along the way I have developed strong relationships, which make me an asset. When people can trust you and the quality of your work, then you are often their first call. I know that’s true for how I run my business. There are people who I have come to rely on and who are my go to people.
I even have a Dream Team in mind, because I know who I want to add to my company as it grows. Each member starts with a baseline of trust and a history of outstanding performance. It’s less important to me that they know the industry, as it is that they are adaptable, driven and willing to work smart. Thankfully in the Philadelphia area there is no shortage of technical expertise to round out my team. When the planets align and I am ready to move forward on a project I usually make a few phone calls. Guess what I say?
“I have this project in mind and….I thought of you.”