Q&A With Amy Cosgrove:
Starting a career as a “costumed character”
Getting her first “gig” in Boston, MA
How to get the NEXT gig and building her reputation in Boston and Philadelphia
Working with more than one agency so that she is turning work away because she is so busy.
OPTIMISM in tradeshow staffing mid/post COVID shows.
Making $300-$400-$500 per day as an independent contractor
Auto shows as a primary industry and host/hostessing
Updating your portfolio NOW to maximize your booking once shows pick-up later.
Detroit auto show as a 16-day gig!
The typical day in an auto show.
Media training to speak to the media and be seen on TV!
Autoshow expenses and your own private room.
Working the Blackhat “hacker’s” convention. There is a tradeshow for EVERYTHING!
Ear prompters and live presenting
Tradeshows are a small world…
Laura Harwood shares her “hair-razing” FacePalm” and her last-minute decision to “cut out” of the contract.