Beth Inglish is one of those people are relentlessly committed to their cause. She is a local leader dedicated to supporting Nashville’s creative class. Beth spends her time organizing community events, creating her own artwork, and studying the business side of being an artist. She openly shares what she learns on her blog and with 600 people in the Nashville Creative GroupFacebook page.
Beth Inglish on leading a creative community
NBN4 Show Notes
Listen to episode 3 in iTunes or Stitcher.
“Stay active and be consistent to grow your group.”
Organize monthly meet ups. Participate in daily conversations on your Facebook page.
Beth explains how to get community partners involved and why media coverage will help spread the word.
Beth relies on the group members to help promote the events and the group.
Beth provides her advice for starting your own community group.
- Find your mission.
- Start with the people you know.
“If ten people show up, know that it was suppose to happen that way.”
“Sometimes when it gets too big, we lose out on some of the uniqueness a small group can bring/”
Beth explains why creatives are essential.
She compares the different ways business audiences and creative audiences communicate.
More on the Periscope program at theNashville Entrepreneur Center.
Check out the Facebook group.
How can we use creativity to grow and nurture our professional networks?
- Thinking outside the box.
- Connecting with those who have similar passions to you.
- Taking a really creative person out for coffee for insight.
Beth’s clients often note she comes up with creative solutions they didn’t think of. Perhaps you should speak with your artist friends for a different solution.
Beth shares thoughts on “starving artists”.
Artists are forced to wear many different hats.
Start with the people you know.
Use a blog and email newsletters.
Impact Hub Open House.
Following up is a crucial part of networking.
Facebook has been most effective for her, but she is focusing more on Twitter now that Facebook is becoming less effective.
She grows her network by sharing giveaways and tips in her newsletter.
“Make it unique and special, it doesn’t have to be boring.”
Stain glass table video with 67,000+ views on YouTube.
Think about the words you are using in your titles when creating online content.
Zoolander’s Blue Steel. Don’t click this.
Contact Beth at beth AT binglishart DOTcom. She’s bethinglish on most social networks.