PR Tips 101: Know Your Worth - Inspired By This

PR Tips 101: Know Your Worth


I’m always inspired when I hear my good friend Simon T. Bailey speak, he has such a natural ability to put things in perspective and encourage others to focus on what’s truly important to you as a person and your business. I love him! One of his favorite anecdotes is about the famed artist Pablo Picasso and it goes a little something like this:

Picasso was eating in a cafe when a woman recognized him and asked him to sketch her a quick picture. Picasso said, “Sure!” and began sketching on a napkin. When he finished he handed it to the woman and said, “That’ll be $50,000.” The woman responded, “Why?! That took you 5 minutes!” and Picasso responded, “No, it took me 50 years.”

I absolutely love this story as it serves as a reminder to know your worth. When meeting with and booking clients it’s so important that we know and are confident in what we have to offer. I hear stories all the time from wedding professionals about clients trying to negotiate prices, change packages, etc. While under certain circumstances that may be perfectly acceptable, it shouldn’t be happening on a frequent basis. If someone doesn’t appreciate our value and our work, then perhaps they’re not the best fit for us. Most of us have spent years getting to where we are – all that time and experience is worth something. If you’re a photographer the bride isn’t just paying you to shoot your special day, she’s paying you for the knowledge you obtained from every other wedding you’ve shot, past mistakes you’ve learned from, conferences you’ve attended and classes you’ve taken. If you’re a planner, floral designer or offer any other kind of service it’s the same idea. Like Picasso, we should be confident in our skills and understand how much it took us to get there. If we know our worth and seek to only work with those who understand our value then we’re free to do what we do best!

Photo by Elizabeth Messina


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  • http://www.weddingbee.com/author/penguin Cathleya

    Thanks for this today Leila…it’s perfect timing for me to hear these words! :)

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    Great article! I wish that everyone understood this concept.

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    I love this. Thank you for sharing.

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    Thank you!!!! That is awesome and a great reminder!!!

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    @weddingPR Very well said and a good read! http://t.co/sXwB0tY

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    Absolutely loved this post!

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    @weddingPR Great little piece…so true!

  • http://www.nicolebenitezphotographyblog.com Nicole Benitez

    Love love love this post!!

  • http://www.daytoremember.net Claudia, A Day To Remember

    Thank you so much for the reminder! :)

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    @weddingPR im always more confident with basic packages. when creating custom quotes, i get a little nervous about the price

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    @weddingPR gave me some great advice…the more confidence while meeting with clients, the better! Something I need to be reminded of!

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  • http://www.fleurologydesign.com Liz

    Thanks for this!! This totally hits home! But it is really challenging when brides try to pick apart your proposals. This is just what I needed to hear to remind me that I am not overcharging, I need to stick to what I’m worth! :)