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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 »

Confidence – Three Basic Beginning Steps.

May 5, 2016

To further your career, you must step out and do appropriate auditions, summer programs, find new and safe places to practice your craft and perfect a new role. You will have the opportunity to work with unknown and new coaches, conductors, stage directors, and colleagues.  You will also have the opportunity to network, and build || 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 »

Your Personal Brand – “Upping the Ante”

June 1, 2015

Want to “up the ante” for building your personal brand? Do you ever notice another performer’s personal brand and if so, what do you notice about how and why it is noticeable. Most professionals who are good at what they do have a lot of traits that most people miss. Let’s start with this: most || 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 »

One message. One image. One brand.

May 1, 2012

A good brand is relevant, distinctive, memorable and flexible. We agree. But a great brand is a different story. A great brand is the story. It speaks for you – and to all your important relationships including your audience. It goes beyond features and benefits and builds business longevity. It offers something in and of || 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 »

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