This is real musicianship, all throughout the entire trio. Microsoft and Apples computer are to companies that have built up immense cash reserves in their match to greatness. Ask the person commissioning the report WHY he wants it.
Speaking to large groups involves learned techniques and practice, practice, practice. If you haven’t stepped to the podium, you can. If you have been a featured speaker, you can get better.
I was really amazed when watching the upcoming DVD, in part, because when you think of keyboards, you think in terms of chords. And to watch all these 90 miles an hour melody lines, coming out the guitar solos, with such precision, yet so quickly, and with the timing so perfect.
So I got there one afternoon, one sort of early afternoon, and we had about five hours, where I managed to get the stage area. Because this particular stage has a curtain, which goes all the way around it. We could achieve complete blackout.
The music industry has been destroyed, and it’s finished, because of this illegal downloading, by the late complacency of record companies to do something about it, and by the accountants, who thought it was a great idea, because you didn’t need a warehouse to store the product.
Total amount payable (This is the last amount being shown on the invoice and is the actual amount that needs to be noted. It is for this reason that it is usually printed on the bottom and it is in larger block font).
If you have read anything else by me or experienced my training style, you know that I feel agents talk too much. Agents have to learn to shut-up! If you talk too much, your personal brand is not a positive one. If you are too busy talking, then you have no time to really listen. The greatest compliment you can give another human being it to listen to them. So the first thing we need to consider, when we consider our personal style, reputation or brand, is our behaviours.
When you record, obviously today, for example, if you were to record “Tarkus” today, you wouldn’t have to do today what we had to do then. Because it was 20 minutes long, we would have to mark out edit points. Because we weren’t going to play for 20 minutes perfectly, all three of us.
As an agent you cannot worry about the things you cannot control, such as the behaviours of the other agents. You can only control your behaviours. There is a quote I love and try to honour and it is “Let deeds, not words be your adorning!” Too many agents talk too much and listen too little. To be able to succeed in your efforts to establish your brand, reputation and image, pay more attention to your behaviours and less attention to your words. If you do this, you will become known for your brand and be recognized as a different kind of agent who can be trusted. If they trust you, you can develop a relationship and then everything is possible, like making a sale and referring you to others. Branding is critical to your future. I wish you continued success!