Summary of Discussion Topics:
- Defining mentorship vs. hiring a coach vs. an internship.
- Setting realistic expectations of a mentor relationship.
- Exploring the idea of hosting internships at your studio.
- Suggestions about how to approach a photographer about being an intern or asking for mentorship.
- Some hesitations professional photographer’s may have regarding hiring an intern/mentoring.
- Viewing an intern as “free labour” is the wrong mentality, and should be seen as more of a structured learning environment.
- How to ensure the mentorship/internship relationship is a win-win for both parties.
- Seeking out a mentor is not a “cold call”, and must draw upon pre-formed relationships.
- Mentorship as a long-term relationship.
- What to say when approaching a photographer to ask for mentorship.
- What community mentoring is, and how to get involved.
- Mentoring is not just about what can you get, but what can you give back to the industry.
- Hiring a coach is more specific to your business, more challenging, and based on results.
- Designing your coaching, mentorship or internship programs.
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