The Summerglen Files

Music, Creativity, and Everyday Life at Summerglen Music in Raleigh, NC

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Dealing with Rude Audience Members and Other Nasty Critics

January 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment

For anyone engaged in any activity that puts their work in front of others, criticism is an unfortunate reality. While criticism can be highly beneficial, some forms of criticism can be quite frustrating and painful–especially critiques that are condescending, unsolicited, and off-the-mark. This morning after a church gig, I was on the receiving end of [...]

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A Confident Speech!

July 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The speech for the Wake County Women Business Owners Network went very well! My presentation was designed to teach business owners the skills of performers, to help them promote their businesses more easily. In the presentation, I offered 5 tips to help build the inner confidence needed to perform well and feel comfortable in front [...]

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