There are several questions you need to consider when assessing a performance, presentation, meeting, rehearsal, voice lesson – anything that you feel is critical to advancing and enhancing your career.
These simple questions are: what worked best? What didn’t work well at all? What needs the most attention or work? What resources are needed to improve quality, performance, knowledge, expertise, communication? You may add additional items to consider for your quality control evaluation.
These questions can be asked about an audition, a talent competition, a meeting with a potential agent, a first time gig at a new venue, a keynote speech at a special event, a rehearsal, participation in a workshop, latest session with one of Brett Manning’s certified associates, first time working with one of Brett’s products that you haven’t tried – the possible applications for asking these questions are many.
In fact, you can shift or narrow your focus when doing an assessment. For example, you can use the question to assess your voice in terms of what worked, what didn’t what needs the most attention, as well as what resources are required to improve quality, performance, knowledge, expertise, communication.
You can then use the questions to focus your assessment on your stage presence or your rapport with the audience – whatever you feel needs to be given the most time and attention.
Scoring for Consistency
It’s important to track the results of your assessments so that you can spot any recurring problem areas or challenges with consistency. You can develop a scoring system or grading curve for rating your responses, with color coding to highlight what needs attention, what needs to be eliminated, and what’s working well.
It’s also crucial to get feedback from others so that you get a better sense of how things are being received or interpreted. You may discover that although you’re coming off differently than you intended, there may be something of value to pursue or focus on that might give you even greater impact than you initially planned.
Three Reliable Resources
You can choose to get feedback from a member of your master mind group, as well as a mentor, plus someone from your support team. By having three different reliable resources, you’ll gain a better sense of strengths, weaknesses, and any muddy areas that need clarification. Plus, you’ll likely discover new ideas or perspectives to explore or incorporate.
Tools for Commitment
You must commit to a weekly engagement of at least one of Brett Manning’s programs. You should also include booking a session with one of Brett’s certified master associates as frequently as is feasible, given your time and budget concerns.
Affirm Your Pursuits
In addition, the forums at SingingSuccess.TV are a wonderful resource for brainstorming, networking, gathering information, sharing tips, getting feedback on Brett’s programs. It’s also a great place for affirming your dreams, encouraging your commitment to the hard work required, and letting you know that you’re not alone in the pursuit of your voice-driven career.
Helping Others Helps Yourself
It will also help you to gain a realistic, hopeful perspective on becoming successful, as you travel your respective voice-driven career paths. You can even find unique incentives for keeping each other focused and determined to succeed. By looking for creative ways to help others problem-solve, press on, and get stronger, you also become more creative, positive, and resourceful in finding solutions for the challenges you face.
Whenever you provide feedback for someone else, look for legitimate positives to share. Let others know what they do well that inspires or encourages you to get better and stay dedicated to giving and being your very best.
If you run across a tool, resource, or contact that could benefit a competitor, don’t be afraid to share it. You never know what tip or perspective you may receive in return that might take you to that next higher level of confidence, comfort, or competence.
So ask yourself, what worked best? What didn’t work well at all? What needs the most attention or work? What resources are needed to improve quality, performance, knowledge, expertise, communication? And consult your three resources for critical feedback to help find the answers to these questions.
Use these questions to track your progress, to gauge consistency, and to press for your very best in all you pursue in your voice-driven career. That commitment to excellence in yourself and in others will open many doors that lead to your true and unique singing success.