How To Be A Successful Promotional Model

14 Jul

Do you have what it takes to be a promotional model? Here are some key tips to becoming successful in the trade show and event industry.  

This industry can open many doors for you, as long as you know the strategy behind it. Hanging out and talking to people about a product sounds easy right? Wrong! There are a few things that you must know to be successful. Having an interest in a fast pace industry such as promotional modeling is a perfect fit for someone who is ambitious, outgoing, and physically attractive. But, how do you find this kind of work? What does this kind of work entail? Well, here are some tips from Castango to get you started! 

Promote yourself with professionalism                                                            

It’s now time to figure out how to stand out as a promotional model.  Make sure you have all of the tools necessary to be taken seriously. A headshot, relevant work experience and a good attitude. When you book a job make sure that you are there early. Your first impression is so important and being on time shows your boss that you are punctual and that they can count on you! Arrive with a smile on your face and a pep in your step. You are there to promote their product and have fun so be approachable and make your audience want more.

Appearance is key                 

You are pretty much a walking billboard. People are observing you as they look at the product. You are the image of whatever you are promoting. So tip number 2, your appearance is key! If your are promoting a natural product, they will want you to look natural, don’t show up with stage make up on. The event managers have a vision of what they want the promotional model to look like and if you show up looking like something else they won’t be happy. Take an extra 30 minutes to prep for a trade show. Don’t go out the night before and be exhausted when you wake up because it’s going to be a long day. You will really shine and be the center of attention and feel more confident if you have prepared yourself for the day ahead.

Finding Work              

Thank goodness you are in the right place. Castango can help you book gigs as long as you have a professional headshot to showcase your true identity. Having a professional on-line profile is vital when a potential employer needs a specific look. Event managers want to know all about you before they hire you so don’t send them selfies! It’s not professional and doesn’t show what you truly look like. If you haven’t, invest in a professional photographer to take your headshot or it will be someone else who does and is landing these kind of gigs. Not only will you get more work, but you will also look much more professional.

Whether you are interested in furthering your career or someone just looking for a quick gig, you could be quite successful at promotional modeling! Take in the tips mentioned above and you will be on your way. Advertise yourself professionally on sites such as Castango show up on time and carry yourself with confidence.  All it takes is some experience and you’ll be comfortable in no time. Go out there and rock it! You now have the proper knowledge in order to flourish.

Do you have any tips on how to be successful as a promotional model?  We want to hear from you.  Please leave your comments below. promotional model, promotional modeling, become a promotional model, find gigs, get started in promotional work, part time gigs, modeling gigs, modeling jobs, promo jobs, casting, open call, agency sign up, open casting call, become a model, trade show work, event staffing, event gigs, talent gigs, emcee, emcee gigs, presenters, hostess, convention hostess, convention host, event managers, gigs, freelance gigs, headshot, professional headshots, talent showcase, trade show, live event, special events, talent for hire, promotional models, 


2 Responses

  1. You have some great tips for promotional modeling. I agree that it’s best to pay attention to your appearance. Like you said, a natural product would want you to appear natural, not some other way!

  2. Larry Weaver says:

    I like the tip to take an extra 30 minutes beforehand to prepare for a trade show. If I were looking to hire trade show models, I would be sure to communicate with them the vision of the event so that they could represent the event as best as possible. Getting ready beforehand with a good amount of time would be perfect for models looking to make a good impression.

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