Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Addition to Skills List

Here is an addition to the list of Required and Preferred Skills for the Collaborative Pianist I posted a number of months ago:

under Personal Skills, halfway down

***Ability to remember faces and names from the entire extent of one's professional network (ie. usually about 100-200 people)

Note: This is not a skill that I claim to have yet mastered.

3 comments:

  1. I think this is where having a blog can really serve as a wonderful memory aid - i've used my own blog's search function several times to track down items that otherwise slip my mind. Since adding a picture gallery, i've been forced to track down names of folks in pictures that i would have otherwise completely forgotten. Keeping my pictures titled and named will serve me well into the future, i'm sure. My new podcast series is also mostly self-serving, helping me to get better acquainted with other musicians and trends in the musical ether.
    My brain is too small to keep the names of all the folks i need to remember on the front burner - that's why i use a PDA in conjuction with my blog!

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  2. That's brilliant. What's toughest is remembering people from years back, rather than months.

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  3. Add some facial recognition software to your sunglasses and you'll be all set (they use some pretty sophisticated programs for Vegas casinos - their cameras can instantly detect individuals to either send greeters for important clients, or security guards for miscreants...)

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