with Lau Lapides
It's time to build some rapport. Anne & Lau share their tips for making quick connections + how to turn it into a meaningful relationship. The truth is, relationships are what drive our careers—and they can do more for us than just pay our bills. They can provide emotional support, professional connections, and even opportunities that we may not have otherwise had access to. In a world where the internet opens us up to millions of potential connections, building rapport is more important than ever. You share yourself online for a reason: to further connection! We're all so busy, and we know that it's hard to find the time for things like cultivating relationships. But trust me: if you're not building rapport with people, you're missing out on a huge opportunity…and we’re here to show you how it’s done. Listen up!
Anne & Lau explain what building rapport is + how to connect with potential clients like a BOSS.
"There’s a magic in connection." - Lau
Lau Lapides is Founder & President of Lau Lapides Company, a boutique coaching, training & production company for voice talent and actors. It has its headquarters in Boston with satellites in NYC, Miami and LA. Programs include hybrid online & in-person workshops, seminars, one-to-one personalized coaching, + showcases in NYC/LA and online. Lau’s media and broadcasting career coaches all work in television, film, radio and theatre. Their voices can be heard around the world.
Top 10 Takeaways
Quick-share concepts from today’s episode:
Building rapport is the instant connection you have with someone upon meeting. #VOBOSS
Rapport can happen anywhere - through cold email, instagram, on an airplane…
This biz is so big. Anyone you meet could be a potential client or professional connection.
The internet opens us up to much more connection. #VOBOSS
Digital relationships can be much more nuanced + require more effort & intention than in-person relationships.
Nurture your relationships because they give back ways that are more than just monetary. #VOBOSS
Share yourself online to further connection, but know that clients & potential connections will see what you post.
Attend in-person networking with business cards + a well-researched networking plan. #VOBOSS
Don't ambush agents & casting directors at conferences. Respect boundaries + don’t immediately sell your demo.
Read the room & respect boundaries. #VOBOSS
"Building rapport requires strategy." - Anne
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