Because Live Sound Tips is mostly aimed at beginners or even some intermediate level engineers that are simply looking to further their careers I need to stress to all of you the importance of something called the “Pygmalion Effect”. If you want to become a specialist like a “Front of House (FOH) Engineer”, “Monitor Engineer”, “Systems Tech”, “Wireless Coordinator” or any other highly differentiated role in live sound then you really need to adopt that job title as your new identity, even if you’re not quite there yet. It will affect your confidence and how you approach your new opportunities and it definitiely influences how others will percieve you in various roles.
You’ve probably heard the saying, “Fake it until you make it”. Well, that is essentially what this is all about. When others expect more from us we are likely to rise to the level that will meet their expectations. So why not do the same for ourselves by raising our standards? Watch Vaughn Kohler, professional author, coach and public speaker, give a quick video explanation with a very interesting personal anecdote about how powerful it is, in the link below (or you can read the transcript). And then let’s get back out there and make the next gig even better than the last one!