Monday, December 25, 2017

Making a good impression is what counts whether you’re a business, singer or choir leader

I’ll let you into a secret: I’m not glued to my computer on this Christmas day!

photo by Nigel

I wrote this piece a while back and have scheduled it to be published on 25th December.

There, I’ve given away a trade secret.

It’s not just about what you do, it’s how people perceive what you do.

By publishing on Christmas Day I’m reinforcing the message that I write this blog every single week, come rain or snow or illness. It’s the impression I want to give even though I may write a whole set of posts in advance rather than week by week.

It’s the same with singing and choir leading.

Yes, we put in the time for preparation and rehearsal – that’s a given. But it’s not enough on its own. You need to create a good impression.

That means that when you lead a choir you behave as if you you know what you’re doing (even if you don’t!).

When you sing, you sing with ease and confidence (even if you’re feeling nervous and frightened inside).

When you’re singing or choir leading and you’re not feeling on top form, then you put that to one side and carry on as if everything is OK.

And if you’re running a business as a singing teacher, professional singer or musical director, then you show that you’re always available and always professional. Even if it means ‘cheating’ a little by scheduling the publication of a blog post in advance!

Here are a few seasonal posts from the past that you might like to read in the downtime between Christmas lunch and evening telly. Or you could save them for later.

Happy Christmas one and all! Have a great day and I’ll see you in the New Year.

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Chris Rowbury



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