Local 706 - The Artisan

Fall 2023

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2 • THE ARTISAN FALL 2023 " The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." —Michael Altshuler In this current world, there are so many things for us to accomplish and with technology at our fingertips, we often get distracted from what we are doing. Without thinking, we are constantly on our smart devices answering texts, looking at social media and multitasking all day. We are so used to being "on call" and available to everyone at all hours that it sometimes leads to a variety of issues or dilemmas such as productivity interruptions, mistakes, and time management problems. When we constantly stop what we are doing, it can cause a domino effect wherein items can be forgotten, and one can become disorganized which inevitably means it takes longer to get work completed. Focus, time management, and organization are key to completing tasks efficiently and leaving you free to relax and decompress. A few things to keep in mind that can help with time efficiency: When working on the computer or a project and your phone is constantly pinging and ringing, if you must pick it up, keep a notepad right next to you and before answering any text or a call, jot down exactly what your train of thought is at the time or what exactly you are working on in that moment. It is so common to get caught up on the phone that when you get back to the project or computer, you have forgotten where you are. This sometimes leads to missing deadlines or omitting important information altogether. Later, when you must go back supplement or correct your mistakes, it takes more time than if you had simply completed the task before picking up the phone. Texting has its own unique issues when there are a whole series of texts, it eats up so much time and the back-and-forth is usually unnecessary. Rather it is better to wait until you are free to give your proper attention to the original text and compose a correctly thought-out answer. Another time management skill is to block out increments of time even if they are as short as 15 minutes to 20 minutes where you don't interrupt or even look at your phone. Then if you really need to take a break, answer all your texts, emails, and calls all at once during another "block of time." One's attention span is not very long to begin with and if you get used to scheduling short blocks of uninterrupted time, you will be amazed at how much more you can accomplish. Think about it, as a make-up artist or hair stylist being constantly interrupted in the trailer while getting talent ready and asking how long you will be ends up adding more time than if you are uninterrupted during the process. When you compartmentalize, you end up organized and streamlined. It is a natural progression for work to be completed when you have a plan. Athletes in training do different sets or types of practice at certain times with no interruptions. You don't see athletes stopping to have a conversation or answer a text during the allocated block of time concentrating on their sport. Finally, think about proper manners and communication skills. When having a conversation with a colleague or friend, you will likely avoid many misunderstandings if each party makes a concerted effort to actually listen to each other and avoid interruptions. Constantly stopping to text, read a text, or take a call while having a conversation is not only impolite, it wastes everyone's time. There will be much more goodwill when you show people they are important enough to get your undivided attention. If your time is limited, communicate that right up front and when that time is up, explain politely you must get back to work and if need be, the conversation can be continued later. It takes a lot less time to collaborate or fix a problem when both parties are fully engaged which then leaves more time for creativity and leisure time. Julie Socash President Managing Editor Adam Brandy Contributing Writers Michael F. Blake Brenda Blatt Rick Caroto Linda Choi Claire Alexandra Doyle Amy L. Forsythe Sarit Klein Jani Kleinbard Cheri Montesanto Greg Moon Tim Muir Lorna Reid Julie Socash Amy Sparks Derrick Spruill Mary Anne Valdes-Poole Karen Westerfield Publisher IngleDodd Media Office Manager Kathy Sain Mailing List Manager Kathy Sain The Artisan is published quarterly by Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists, I.A.T.S.E. Local 706, 828 No. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505 Phone (818) 295-3933 Fax 818-295-3930 All editorial and photo submissions should be sent to email address: hllywdmkupartist@yahoo.com To update member information, email to: dispatch@ialocal706.org Advertising: IngleDodd Media (310) 207-4410 muahs@IngleDodd.com www.IngleDoddMedia.com Officers of I.A.T.S.E. Local 706 President Julie Socash Vice President Kim M. Ferry Recording Secretary Daniel Curet Secretary-Treasurer David Abbott Sergeant-at-Arms Sherrita Cole Business Representative Karen J. Westerfield Official Magazine of Hollywood Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists. Published in the Interest of ALL the Members of Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists I.A.T.S.E. Local 706 FROM THE PRESIDENT

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