I have gotten asked many times what is the best way to get started. I often recommend to start slowly, and to just focus on developing a regular pattern of checking in. Chip away at it and don’t stress yourself out.
For those of you who, as I do, sometimes like to jump into things with more of a splash, I would recommend that you start with your resume. Print it out so you have it right in front of you and carve out about fifteen to twenty minutes to pipe in some data. In entering your resume data and “velvetizing it,” you will have made a very strong step toward becoming organized and empowered.
Projects and Repertoire
Likely each line item on your resume will become both a Project and a Repertoire record. Create the Project and Repertoire records first. Then the trick is to link the Projects and the Repertoire together, which you can do from either the Repertoire or Project layouts by clicking the “plus” icon.
- For example, Prince Karl Franz from The Student Prince is now an active role in my Repertoire, and Light Opera Works, Student Prince 2011 is an active project in the 2010-2011 season.
- Mozart requiem is a “role” in my Repertoire that I used on the complete Project “Virginia Glee Club, 2011″ and which I hope to use again.
Next add your professional contacts from your resume. Simple.
Vocal Study as Projects
Lastly, setup your active voice teacher and active coach as new Projects. I typically call Projects like these something like “Michael Lessons” or “Coachings with Alan.” You may also want to link your professional contact with your Project (which can be done from either Contacts or Projects using the plus icon on the Members tab).
You are on your way!