250: Why Selling in Person Makes a Difference with David Meltzer

with host artist Miriam Schulman

In all the conversations with artists I’ve had, the number one thing that keeps on coming up is the reluctance to sell. I see this on websites that aren’t set up for buyers to easily be able to purchase their art and in their reluctance to sell in person. Our guest today is here to talk us through the different ways to sell and why it’s important for you to also do it in person. 

David Meltzer is a legendary sports executive, entrepreneur, investor, and co-founder of Sports One Marketing. He served as the CEO of Lee Steinberg Sports & Entertainment Agency and is the author of Connected to Greatness. 

In this podcast, you will discover…

So how do we find our audience, our buyers, and the people who’ll connect with and appreciate our art? Here’s what David shares: 

  • You need to create opportunities for yourself. 
  • Meet the buyer where they are comfortable. 
  • Learn how to communicate and tell the story of your art. 

“It’s so interesting how much we participate in perception that is working against ourselves.” – David Meltzer 

David talked about how it’s up to us to meet people, put ourselves out there, and make our own opportunities. While this can be intimidating, he tells us how and why we need to do this in a beautiful and inspiring way. 

As a bonus, David said, “I’ll be happy to send my book to everyone,” with the promise to have it signed and shipped. To get your copy of Connected to Greatness, you can email him directly or complete this form. 

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Connected to Goodness: Manifest Everything You Desire in Business and Life

About David

David Meltzer is a Legendary Sports Executive, Entrepreneur, and Investor. David Co-Founded of Sports 1 Marketing and formerly served as CEO of the renowned Leigh (“Lee”) Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency, which was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire. Considered one of the top esports entrepreneurs and investors, David is also a three-time international best-selling author, a Top 100 Business Coach, and host of the top entrepreneur podcast, The Playbook.

David is the Executive Producer of the Apple TV series 2 Minute Drill and Office Hours. He is also the executive producer of Entrepreneur’s #1 digital business show, Elevator Pitch. David is featured in many books, movies, and TV shows such as World’s Greatest Motivators, Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy and Beyond the Secret, airing on Netflix. Additionally, he has been recognized by Variety Magazine as their Sports Humanitarian of the Year and awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

His life’s mission is to empower OVER 1 BILLION people to be happy! This simple yet powerful mission has led him on an incredible journey to provide one thing…VALUE. In all his content, and communication that’s exactly what you’ll receive. For the past 20 years, David has been providing free weekly trainings to empower others to empower others to be happy.

Social Handles:
Twitter, Instagram, YouTube: @davidmeltzer
Facebook: David Meltzer
LinkedIn: David Meltzer

About the host, Miriam Schulman

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m an artist and founder of The Inspiration Place, where I help other artists learn how to profit from their passion. Through online classes, business coaching programs, and a top-ranked podcast, I’ve helped thousands of artists around the world develop their skill sets and create more time and freedom to do what they love. My signature coaching program, The Artist Incubator, helps artists go from so-so sales to sold-out collections.

After witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, What Women Create, The New York Times, Art of Man, Art Journaling magazine as well as featured on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” with Al Pacino. Check out my best-selling book with HarperCollins Leadership, Artpreneur, how to make money from your creativity, wherever books are sold. When I’m not in the studio, I split my time between New York City and a farmhouse in the country. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for art lovers (of every passion level) at schulmanart.com/freebies

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One of my absolute faves!
Such a great podcast, highly recommend it. I never miss an episode – every single one is so jam-packed with truly needle-moving wisdom. Thank you so much for the work you put into this! You’re benefiting so many people. Cheers.

~ KaeliSweigard

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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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