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Category Archives: Networking




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 »

Finding Your Tribe

March 1, 2015

I am often told stories by singers about the difficulty they have in finding a community of like minded people with whom they can create dialogue that is meaningful to them as well as developing a support group. Where to begin… Becoming a performer is an individual sport. Sure you have a voice teacher and || Continue »

The Power of Your Speaking Voice

February 1, 2013

I recently heard an interview with Tina Fey on NPR Radio about speaking voices and the effect their sound can have on how one is perceived. She told the story of being in an acting class with a very beautiful young woman who had this high, little girl voice that was simply annoying. She felt || Continue »

NEW YEAR’S Aria Ready Tune UP Time!

January 1, 2013

Happy New Year! Want to kick the New Year off with a tune-up! Here are some ideas to help refresh your re-start button. Ever get tired of trying to figuring out how to get your foot in the door that will really take you to the next step in your career. Sometimes you might get || Continue »

Part II – Good Business Attitudes & Practices

March 1, 2011

Last month I gave you the formula for creating your authentic and unique Personal Brand backed by your very own powerful Personal Mission Statement that supports said brand. This month I want to talk to you about how you and your business will be able to grow and change in tandem as you put into || Continue »

Part I – Relationships – Relationships – Relationships!

February 1, 2011

Once you have advanced to the professional stage of a singing career, you have to know that getting the role, the job, is no longer a matter of being the most liked, most popular person or even the one who everyone agrees with in the room. And as a professional making yourself the one who || Continue »

Management

April 1, 2010

Much has changed in the world of management since I began my singing career. At that time there were fewer independent managers and agents. Management was basically handled by the big well known companies, some of which are still around today and their concept of dealing with a young unknown and untested singer was very || Continue »

Relationships – The Backbone of Every Career

June 1, 2009

Without a doubt, the most important part of career building, no matter the venue, is creating and maintaining relationships. To be able to use this business tool effectively requires you to remain consistent and purpose driven. It means you have to represent your personal brand at all times, not just when you think you are || Continue »

Benefits of Personal Skills: Relationships – Relationships – Relationships

August 1, 2008

Having a beautiful voice, amazing vocal technique, natural facility for languages and an intrinsic instinct for drama are just part of the many skills needed to facilitate a singing career. I have heard from many singers this summer who, even thought they have those elements in place, have run into some real difficulties they hadn’t || Continue »

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