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How Do You Know that You’re Ready for a Professional Singing Career?

August 1, 2010

Here is a customary situation that most singers struggle with as they feel the burning need to advance their position by stepping up a rung on that professional operatic ladder. This is an excerpt from one of my ongoing career consultations via email/Skype: “I have a feeling though that it is time to zero in || 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 »

New Year’s Resolutions, 2008

January 1, 2009

Formulating and then actually articulating and carrying out New Years resolutions you consider believable and worthy of your time, energy and money, are most times just frivolous wishes and dreams which quickly fade away after the first few days and weeks of the new year. How would it be for you if you made even || 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 »

The Follow Up (What to do with all the stuff you got at your last big musical event, summer program or convention.)

June 1, 2008

I have been asked numerous times,”What does one do with all the business cards and other materials you collected at a musical event, summer program or convention”? How do you go about following up on it all and also knowing what is the appropriate way for staying in touch with those you met? My first || Continue »

You’re Either Part of the Problem of Part of the Solution: Successfully Resolving Conflict

May 1, 2008

Ever have a personal, business or career situation where there were words exchanged that didn’t resolve anything, just making the situation even more difficult and uncomfortable over time? Or perhaps you, like millions of others, want to avoid confrontation at all costs! You just let everything slip past you hoping all will just go away || Continue »

Overwhelmed by What You Learned This Summer?

August 1, 2007

Christine felt like she was on overload as the summer program she had been attending was winding down. Her head was spinning from all of the new material she had learned there. She felt overwhelmed with it all and wasn’t quite sure if she could even begin to process it. Which part of what she || Continue »

Summer Programs

July 1, 2007

Summer Programs are a wonderful investment of your time, energy and money if you have done your homework and chosen wisely. They are a way to expand your experience, try any new skills and tools you have learned and possibly move you to the next level of professionalism. If you have chosen a program in || Continue »

Tips on Mastering the Art of Networking

February 1, 2007

Networking! Why does this word sometimes strike fear and dread into our hearts? What makes us want to run the other way and find anything else to do with our time and energy? No matter how good we seem to be with people, when we find ourselves in a “networking” situation, we feel awkward and || Continue »

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