I only used lowercase 'rant' because it's really a little one, but here goes!
I've got the website, the business cards, the talent, the equipment. I'm primarily pets, people, and commercial.
One way I market myself is networking events. I'm a good networker, very two ways about it - I'll help others with contacts and business and I trust it'll work both ways.
So what do you say to the 'numbsckull" who interrupts my 30-second commercial and says "I like to take pictures too! You could all call me." I think he was an insurance agency.
Internally, I came up with some great retorts and the group was appalled, but this isn't the first time some one has said "I can take pictures too," or some other coment.
I'd never tell a dog groomer "I can brush my dog, too." or a resume writer "I have a PC and Word, I can make resumes too!"
I told this guy "That's great that you love photography, too" or some such.
Anyone have a graceful retort?