Friday, October 14, 2011

Selling Myself

I am hardly a shy person, but for some reason, I have trouble selling myself as aggressively as I might. It's not that I am under any sort illusion about myself. I know my writing is worthy of the selling, but I guess I have just considered it kind of ill-mannered or crude in some way to get down to the nitty gritty, I suppose. Some sort of snobbery about sales? Perhaps! Though when I was a child, I used to get paid by adult strangers to go away! That's how outgoing and chatty a creature I was.
However, I am shifting into sell-gear to promote my upcoming chapbook, Balance. As part of that activity, I will be going on a radio show to discuss my work. The show is called Verses in Motion. It makes me wish I had learned more from Dave about how to record my poems as files. Lots of little journals want those files when one submits poems these days.
And I've got a teaching interview coming up too, a big, long formal one, with a 15 minute presentation and other formidable sounding elements. I've got to find something nice to wear, and have my hair done! At least that's a positive outcome!

4 comments:

marly youmans said...

Shall catch up you after I finish big deadline no. 2...

But I recommend getting an inexpensive mike and the free program "Audacity." It's easy to use. You just save your recordings on your computer as MP3 files and then can send them anywhere.

Robbi said...

Okay. Will do. I'll ask my techie neighbor to recommend a mike and perhaps to help me in installing and using the program the first time.

marl said...

It's easy, really. I mean, I did it!

I did my first recordings on a Pokemon mike from a playset! The one I have now was a gift from a composer. There is a difference! But perhaps not as much as one would expect.

Robbi said...

That's pretty funny. I will talk to the neighbor about what sort of microphone to buy, but if I do begin teaching next semester, I will buy a new computer. I need to, really. It is getting pretty old.