Coming from the medical field and breaking into Fashion and Entertainment in 2003, I think what has made me successful, is my ability to stay respectful and humble.
In this industry you will learn that relationships are everything and it is all about who you know. Therefore, it is so important that you are always on. On to me means… Approachable, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Genuine and Humble. When I meet someone I always act like they’re Oprah Winfrey. I say that because you never know who you are talking to and you always want to make the best first impression.
Once the connection is made you should nurture these contacts no matter how big or small. You never know when you may need to call on someone. People move around constantly and that person who was the intern at SuchAndSuch Agency, may soon be the Editor at YouNeverKnow Fashion Magazine.