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Drafting Your Own Contract

December 1, 2013

As I said last month, December can be an opportune time to expand your performance/business experience. This requires not only ferreting out your own performance venues but also experimenting with building 2-3 different programs to suit differing venues, to creating a contract once the details have been settled on like price, time and place of || Continue »

Sexual Harassment and How To Handle It

July 1, 2013

Have you ever found yourself in a difficult situation of unwelcome or inappropriate sexual advances? This is a subject that is rarely talked about in our industry and I want to bring it out into the open so we can create a dialogue concerning this subject. Also, to let those to whom this has happened || Continue »

Reminder: It’s Just Business!

June 1, 2013

The first thing you need to remember is that business first and foremost is not emotional or personal; it’s about creating and maintaining healthy relationships including the one with yourself. And it’s having the courage to implement every step of your plan at each and every level of growth, from being a student to stepping || Continue »

Just Sing the Exact Rhythms & Notes the Composer Wrote

May 1, 2013

Where to start… I enjoy watching both “The Voice” and “American Idol”. What I love the most is experiencing the blossoming of each artist musically, vocally, physiologically, and performance wise as the rounds get tougher toward the final cuts. And I love listening to the small clips of what the coaches impart to them. I’m || Continue »

Making Your Strategic Business Plan Work

April 1, 2013

Every business has a deliberate plan to reach their goals. It something called market strategy. Just because you have marketing strategy in place doesn’t mean you will experience success in reaching your objective. If you don’t know what you are doing and are just “throwing spaghetti against the wall to see if it sticks” you || 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 »

Personal vs. Professional Representation

June 1, 2012

How will you score by the end of the summer? Have you ever thought of the real importance of being able to represent and present your Personal Brand in all the many roles you play throughout your journey through the world each and every day? Why does this matter and what are your benefits if || 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 »

This New Year’s Agenda! Do The Job and Become The Fierce Warrior

January 1, 2012

How much of a real commitment have you made to getting the job done when it comes to working with an agenda when you practice, perform, audition, or even think about music and the industry of performance? I venture to guess that it is in reality more of a wish or want rather than a || Continue »

Important Career Criteria Choices

November 1, 2011

In my mind, there are two very important trends I have noticed that seem to be taking over our industry by embedding themselves in today’s singers psyche. I don’t know if it’s because the perception of the current economy puts real stress on how and where to spend your hard earned money, and/or that the || Continue »

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