Men models is obviously another term for male individuals who work in the modelling industry. The field responds and uses the title male model for the job role as the phrase sounds professional. Therefore, when referring to your status within the industry it may be wise to pronounce the occupation as male models rather than men models. Of course, experts will be able to distinguish your profession yet using the correct wording is crucial in your presentation and reputation as a model. First impressions are vital as many professionals judge on the initial encounter and by repeatedly using wrong jargon will harshly go against you.
Making a positive impression on an expert in the field can work in your favour tremendously. Gaining the admiration of important individuals can secure work or further contacts as you will be either introduced or recommended to their connections. You will either meet their contacts at photoshoots and fashion shows that you are hired to work at or your personal details will be passed on to suitable links with your permission of course. Acting with a friendly, confident and enthusiastic personality at events you attend will enable you to network positively. Critical and negative individuals will not go far as experts will not enjoy conversing with you and move on to a potential rival. You may meet an indiviudal who has a relationship with an editor from Vogue, friends with a photographer with links to Harper’s Bazaar or socialises with a designer at Chanel – the unknown is exciting!!!
Make an effort to interact and communicate with new people at all given opportunities as networking is crucial in the modelling industry. You never truly realise how far a connection can travel in a fast paced field that constantly changes their outlook on beauty. Agencies and clients are always sourcing new talent to front a campaign or appear in a fashion show and therefore, may remember you from a previous encounter. Networking may not be instant but the hard work and effort made will reward you at a later date. Always appear calm and collected at work parties and events. It may be tempting to take advantage of the free alcohol available yet stick to one for courage. An incoherent and swaying model will not be perceived well by sober professionals trying to indulge in a conversation. Fashion parties are a prime opportunity to network and meet new and exciting individuals within the industry. Initiating conversations at first may feel daunting yet with experience and confidence you will feel able to approach a group of important people.
Whilst at a shoot it is highly recommended to act enthusiastically and energetic to obviously show that you are pleased to be a part of the shoot. Be keen to deliver on the day by listening to instructions and acting upon them. Your performance will be judged and will directly reflect the success of your career. If you impress at a job role it is more than likely that you will be hired repeatedly and recommended to other professionals for future catwalk appearances or fashion shoots. The more confidence that you gain the easier it will become to deliver on the day. Negativity and a lack of enthusiasm will not be viewed highly by experts as they will not feel comfortable or inspired by working alongside you. An easy going, upbeat model who appreciates each opportunity is much more preferred.