provide satisfactory results is important to me, and I'd like for my clients to remember that and express that when making recommendations. CC: How do you make sure you do that? EVIN: By spending time figuring out the needs of each clients. Rather through phone calls, text messages, emails, or in-person consultation. Take notes, be attentive and show the client you care about their session just as much as they do. If you approach them with a “this is just another photoshoot” attitude, they will feel that and not appreciate your work, no matter how good it may look. In some business marketing courses I've taken, a general theme is “the best client is a returning client”. I make sure each individual experience caters to that specific person, and I do it openly and wholeheartedly. I may call them a client, but they are human just as I. They have needs, wants, and expectations, and I make sure the take that into consideration. CC: Ok, last words for our readers. EVIN: Work Hard, Play Harder. No matter what you are doing in life, enjoy doing it. And if you don't enjoy it, strive to make it better. Your life is not complete until it is over, until then make the most of every moment. Always strive for excellence because even in failure, people will respect that you've given your best. But with that, know your place. I acknowledge that I'm not a videographer, graphic designer, or director. I will never try to be, it is not my place. Instead, formulate positive, mutually gaining relationships with people. Find people who are willing to work toward a common goal. Not people who only do something for you, because they want something from you. You know, parasites. And lastly, stay humble. No matter how good you are at what you do. Countless times people have boasted and bragged about the gifts given to them by God. And just as swiftly, He took those gifts away. It hurts me to see great talent used for only merit or fame, when you die, it all means nothing. God has blessed each of us with something, but that something wasn't mean solely for us, it was meant to be used to bless others. So get a blessing, be a blessing.
So those are my words; i. Work Hard, Play Harder. ii. Know your place. iii. Get a blessing, be a blessing.