As an executive figurehead for an arts organization, there’s a time to be relaxed and approachable and a time to keep it classy. Not too far in the recent past, that was a comparatively easy task but in the age of social media, you’ll need to step up your game.
Case in point, Holly Mulcahy recently published an article at Neo Classical about public perception and first impressions. I won’t spoil the fun but she includes an anecdote from her past that involves a conversation with an orchestra executive director that includes mention of a certain owl themed sports bar and an alleged disagreeable waitress.
The whole thing reminded me of those old Orbit gum commercials (which is where today’s title originated).