"I learned not to stress... quality is better than quantity."
Geoffrey Mergele is one of the funniest people I know! I was so honored that he joined the first annual Social Artist Training.
Read his takeaways from the S.A.T.—and then check out his channels for real life examples of mastering your online presence!
What made you decide to enroll in the Social Artist Training?
I performed onstage with Tony at two different theatres and loved his passion for life and “making it” as an artist. I saw how connected he was and wanted to make myself completely available as an artist in the realm of social media.
How was the process/experience?
The process was exciting and fun. S.A.T. provided a large amount of information in a concise way that fit easily into my already hectic schedule. While it may have seemed overwhelming at the time, throughout the course I learned not to stress and rush through modules. Quality is better than quantity.
What is the #1 thing you learned from the S.A.T.?
Don’t Get Overwhelmed!
What has changed in your life post-S.A.T.?
I now have a super sexy website that works on mobile devices equally as well as it does on the computer. I’ve made some VIP connections on Twitter and Instagram. I’ve learned how to post with my VIP audience in mind as far as what they would want to see as well as simply timing my posts to maximize impact.
What are you currently working on or towards?
I am working toward getting my butt back on a stage. A nice national tour or assisting a VIP on a project is the current aim.
What's your advice for aspiring artists?
My advice is to not get overwhelmed! By anything in life! The current market is for talented, sexy (mind/body/both) people who are well connected. Someone who shines onstage that you want to have a drink with, be Facebook friends with, and tweet with.
Where can we find you online?
Tony Howell is a digital strategist dedicated to helping you design your future—creating offline success from your online presence.