In this week’s episode of the Creative Introvert podcast I talk to someone I connected with through Twitter – which is very fitting for our conversation because we really dive deep into what it means to use social media effectively and bust some myths that put a lot of creatives – introverts and extroverts alike – off the platforms.
Damian Keyes is a founder of The British Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) which is now valued at over £50M, and in 2010 started DK Music Management; where he helps musicians find work after leaving music education.
What we discussed:
Damian’s plan for rockstardom
The reality of the music business
Are bassists the introverts of bands?
How Damian identified his unique strengths to help others
The value of collaboration
Tips for being on stage
The misconceptions about introversion
Why there is such a stigma about self promotion from creatives
The problem of perfection seeking
Dealing with the fear of rejection
It is a numbers game (and how to manage that)
How social media is brand new but the underlying concept is age old
Building relationships one at a time
The importance of having real conversations online