FITPOSIUM 2015 UPDATE: We now have an official location for our seminar on success in the fitness talent industry! Fitposium 2015 will be hosted on June 6, 2015 at the Holiday Inn in Mesa, Arizona. You can register now at to learn from industry experts on how to establish your brand as a modeling talent, how to market that brand, how to get published as well as how to profit from your brand. Official line up of speakers will be announced very soon!

I was talking to a friend earlier this week about how we both used to be heavily involved in various professional trade organizations and groups. At one point I was on the board of about seven organizations simultaneously. Now that sounds a bit congested – but the benefit was that I was always able to meet new people, build strong relationships and extend my brand and business constantly.

Flash forward several years and I am not nearly as active or involved in professional trade organizations. Now when I attend a meeting or a mixer, I don’t see too many people I know, not too many people know me and I’ve completed fallen out of contact and context.

The result is that I have not been able to meet new people, establish relationships and extend my brand.

Being involved, being active in the industry you are a part of compounds exponential results. As a modeling talent or photographer – what are avenues you have to connect with other industry professionals? Going beyond just being a member, what opportunities are there to truly get involved?

This is why I am currently recommitting myself to getting involved again. It has been too long!

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto