During my time at Abbysoul Productions, I have learned the value of outreach and asking for things, even when you think it’s a long shot. My official title is Event Marketing Intern, but throughout my time there, I have been tasked with reaching out to businesses and potential customers and allowed to use my discretion when crafting the messages.
Because of this leeway, I decided to take a risk and message We Are Jersey Magazine (the company I work for is based in NJ) about potentially doing a spotlight article on my boss after our first event had concluded. To my surprise, they responded and published an article about her in the following issue.
I felt more assured after that, so I thought, “Why not message some more people and see what I can actually achieve?” I chose to contact a few event venues in New Jersey and proposed a collaboration in exchange for a discount on the rental cost of their event space. One company responded with great enthusiasm, and we have scheduled a call for later this week.
I felt like this was an appropriate message to share because it has given me the confidence to reach out to businesses and ask for what I want, and I know this is a skill I will be able to carry on with me through the rest of my career.