The “elevator pitch” Compose a single sentence that sums up who you are and where you want to get.
The 30 second CV Just as you can develop a minimalist CV highlighting your key points to whet an employer's appetite or attract a funder, it is also useful to have a verbal version of this type of CV to communicate key points.
Networks What systems/networks do you use now? Who do you know?
Connections Keep notes of meetings Personal database and mailing lists Use and build
Visibility Let people know that you exist Illustrate activity Advertise your activities past – present – future Share – give to get
digital tools Blog Databases – appropriate? Online portfolios Social networks – appropriate? Website Forums – appropriate?
physical tools CV Business card Portfolio Images/statements
expectations of people Personal artistic skills Experience Creative expertise Enthusiasm Flexibility Initiative Commitment Communication skills Reliability
How to make yourself visible Know your audience Make contact Have clear marketing tools and be honest Project a positive image Provide strong references Show your initiative/independence Be aware of the competition