Advice for a numbers-oriented nerd?
I like setting numbers-based goals, and after reading this article detailing the stats the most successful talent here has in common, I set out to reach those numbers.
This year (since September to be exact) marks the first time I've had the freedom to audition as often as I can AND have been able to do so with the equipment that can help me put my best out there (e.g. my Whisperroom, mic, etc.), so I've created a spreadsheet that tracks my percentages for the year:
The numbers in parenthesis are the two percentages the article says the strongest and highest-earning talents are hitting, respectively. My numbers are in the second column.
My specific reason for this post is the Shortlist to Listen Rate: it's well beyond the 10% mark (and is actually higher when looking at my all-time stats), but I feel like I'm not converting this to bookings enough. I had been at that 3% threshold for the year until last month when it started dipping, even as my Shortlist to Listen Rate was rising.
What can I do to improve this? The 20.6% suggests there is plenty the client likes, but I might be missing something. Any suggestions/advice? Is this possibly too small a sample size from which I could draw conclusions?
Also, if anyone is as nerdy as me and wants the template for the spreadsheet, I'd be happy to provide it!