Sooner or later it becomes obvious that we can’t hide out in our studios, offices, garages, or attics making art and never share the fruits of our labours with the world. Not if you want to make any money at it.
I’m assuming if you are a reader of this blog, you’re here because you want to make some money from you art. You want to do it as a profession. You want to be a professional actor/writer/painter/dancer/composer/etc. The definition of a professional is someone who is paid for their work. An amateur is someone who isn’t. Who supports themselves with another job and engages in creative practice for free.
Nothing wrong with that.
But it’s a different business model.
A professional is out to make money from their art.
The best (and only) way to do that? Start talking about your art.
Get out of your chair, go out into the world and start telling people about who you are, what you make and why they should care.
Well, it isn’t rocket science, but that doesn’t mean it’s simple. And that’s because many artists and creative people are rather introverted. Many people love being a writer/artist/sculptor/dancer BECAUSE they love those solitary hours in the studio engaging with their muse. And getting in front of other people, and even worse talking about their work, is really really hard.
They try. And when they try their throat closes up. Their mouth goes dry. Their voice disappears. They might be fearless with a paintbrush, but put them in front of a buyer and they dry up.
Well I’m here to help those people. As some of you may know, I trained as an actor/singer and have worked in plays, musicals, operas, concerts, film for over 20 years. I’ve also taught voice and coached performers for almost as long.
So this summer I created a short ecourse to address this very issue. Called Lean Into Your Voice, it is a 30 day self-study course about how to be a more confident vocal user. How to work WITH your body, breath and voice instead of AGAINST them. This leads to not just greater vocal confidence but overall confidence in your ability to stand in front of one person, or ten people, and know that your voice will be there – something you can Lean Into – and tell your story.
If you’re interested in learning more, I invite you to check out this page for more details. Lean Into Your Voice: 30 Days to a stronger, more compelling, authoritative voice.