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Category Archives: Business Skills




What Are Your Strategies To Building A Career?

November 1, 2017

Are you doing the same things over and over hoping that your luck will change and what you have done up to now will get you to where you want to go on your career path? News Alert: What it will get you is what it has always gotten you! It’s time to step up || Continue »

Change = Growth
How to reset the context of your current thinking by asking,”What’s in it for me?”

May 2, 2017

How many of you already have been accepted into a summer program or are still waiting to hear if you will be? Have you ever thought about why you were chosen? Here is the blunt answer – because there is something in the choice those in your program saw that fulfills their question of “What || Continue »

Vision – Mission – Value of and for Auditioning

December 1, 2016

What is the importance of these three words, “Vision, Mission and Value”, when you think about auditioning? These are what most successful businesses use as their touchstone with all their stake holders, customers, venders and employees, so they are perceived with consistency by all. Performers often feel that this is the impossible part of striving || Continue »

Attention to Details When Getting Ready for Auditions

October 8, 2016

In the business of opera, it is a given that a singer must focus on a myriad of things in preparation for an audition. Here’s the laundry list that you have probably heard over and over, that you need to pay attention to. First and foremost, the importance of a solid vocal technique; then thorough || Continue »

Get Fierce!

July 1, 2016

As you get ready and are finishing preparations for your Summer Program, take a moment to review both new and older skills and tools you have built into your career foundation that you want to take with you. You will want to have a secure place to come from when something doesn’t go the way || Continue »

Getting the Most “Bang for Your Buck” From Your Summer Program

June 1, 2016

Can’t believe it’s time to start thinking about getting ready for your summer program. I want to help you get ready, really ready, for being able to take advantage of the opportunities that are about to commence. Once you are home, I want you to feel you have spent your time, energy and especially, money || Continue »

Auditioning – How To Collect and Reset Yourself

February 1, 2016

It’s that time of year again. Hurrah! It’s auditioning season. Are you ready? Well are you! Or is this just going to be the same old, same old yet once again even though this past year was so much more successful in so many ways. If thinking about putting all your good work in front || Continue »

Branding – Who Are You?

December 1, 2015

Who are you? Have you ever thought about whether you are consistent in all of your relationships, including the one with yourself? A big part of growing into a young professional is knowing who you are from the inside out and presenting and representing that person all the time no matter the situation or relationship. || Continue »

Networking – Why Reinvent the Wheel?

November 1, 2015

I have learned though many years of experience, trial, error and failure, that the most important part of doing business, no matter what career you are pursuing, is being great at networking. That means creating and maintaining relationships, then following up, right? That is the sum of what it really is. Many emerging artists freak || Continue »

Networking – Why is it important and why do I need to know how to do it?

July 1, 2015

Whether you are involved in a summer program or not, networking is the most important part of growing a successful business and career. It often strikes fear and dread into the hearts of those who have no skills, tools or experience doing it. How does one get better at it? Here are some suggestions. First, || Continue »

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