Some people are born salesmen. I know one guy who sold everything, from heavy machinery over fertilizer, plastics to whatever, without ever having more than a cursory understanding of the technology behind it. He’s just a very likable guy who knows how to talk to people. Of course you can learn all the techniques and become a good salesmen that way, but I think that to some extent it’s a gift, a combination of extroversion, likability and self confidence that you’re born with.
I am not that person. As a self-employed artist, there’s no way around doing your own sales, and I slowly and writhingly (is that a word?) have gotten used to that. But I sometimes wonder where I or where Chicken Wings would be, if I had a bit more talent in that regards. Or maybe it has to do with selling your own artwork? I don’t ever want to feel like push it on anybody, because I think it would somehow lessen or besmirch my work if it doesn’t speak for itself, and also because hate the feeling myself, when somebody tries to push something on me.
Anyway, Hans doesn’t seem to have it all figured out either. That’s a first, haha! So I’m in good company.