How to talk about your work

Letting your art speak for itself is a luxury you probably can’t afford. Confident public speaking on and offstage increases your opportunities to work.
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Beyond the need to make a connection with our audience from the stage, increasingly performers are required to speak about themselves and the value of their work to collaborators and supporters. Visual artists too are required to leave the studio at talk about their work at openings and exhibitions.

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Susan de Weger
About the Author
Susan de Weger is a musician and entrepreneur.  After graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium she abandoned music to pursue an international corporate career; and after a hiatus of 15 years dusted off her French Horn and has recently completed a Master of Music Performance at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.  Susan was awarded the 2014 Hugh Rogers Fellowship to research the world renowned Entrepreneurial Musicianship Department at the New England Conservatory in Boston.  She is the founder of Notable Values, a consultancy practice providing advocacy and advice on career planning and entrepreneurship initiatives for musicians.