How to effectively wrap up a meeting with an Agent or Manager

  • Admin |
  • Sept. 25, 2017 |
  • 10:41 a.m.

Rebecca Atwood, Talent Manager from The Group Entertainment, shares a few thoughts on how to effectively wrap up a meeting with an agent or manager at a live workshop or in their office:

“I think that when you meet someone in person, it can be awkward to ask directly if they liked your work.  My advice on how to wrap up a quick meeting is to say something like, “Well it’s so nice meeting you, do you have any other questions for me?"

Actors sometimes ask me what the best way is of following up with me, or if I’d like to be invited to an upcoming show they’re in, and that can also be a fine cap on the interaction that leaves the actor knowing something about how to be in touch to follow up.

I think that many actors make a mistake in asking some variation of “So, are you interested in me?” or “What do you think?” which is too direct, and feels a bit like asking at the end of the first date, “So, would you like to begin a serious relationship with me?”

Really it is best to just play it out… as an actor, you will usually walk out of a room not completely certain of how your work was received or what the other person is thinking, and it’s just part of the territory.  If an industry person is interested, trust me, they will get in touch, and then you will definitively have your answer.