Thursday, March 23, 2017

Singing Tips by Benita Charles Music - Tip #35



 Benita Charles in New York City

Singing Tips by Benita Charles Music - Tip #35

Your Image: Communications (Your Message)

Your message is your intentions of your music to the world. It's your legacy.


** I believe as artists, we are put here for a reason: to touch the world and make it a better place through our music. Each artist has a unique gift and message.

**Benita Charles' message: To make music and entertainment that ignite passion in people to change the world. How do they change the world? They change the world by being who they are meant to be (their greatest selves) and by sharing their gifts to the world. (This is why I encourage everyone in the broadcast to live their dreams.)


3 Ways to Communicate Your Message



Today, we discussed how to communicate your message (your legacy) to the world.  

1) Identify your Message
  • You must be clear on your intention and what you'd like to communicate to your fans.
  • My message: A singer who brings joy and inspire her audience to live their dreams.
 2) Incorporate your message in everything you do
  • Whether you are singing, releasing new music or speaking to an audience, your message should always be in the forefront of what you do.
  • For example, my original songs incorporate my message of inspiring my audience: We Can Make A Difference, The Freedom Song and Can I touch You There. My daily social media posts are always, inspirational, encouraging and empowering.
3) Share your message to the world
  • Continually create new music, books, blogs, motivational speeches and music services.
  • Write your autobiography (share your musical journey, experience and your life). You never know who will be changed by your life.
As Minister Angela Williams (special guest and expert on the Singing Tips with Benita Charles show #19, Oct 10, 2016) "Someone is waiting on your message!" -- Dr. Angela Williams. Your message just maybe what someone needs to hear to carry them through life!

Best wishes to you as you take your voice to the next level!

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"

http://benitacharles.com
Blog: http://singingtipsbybcm.blogspot.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bcmsings/
Email: singingtips.bcm@gmail.com



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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Singing Tips by Benita Charles Music - Tip #34

Benita Charles in New York City

Singing Tips by Benita Charles Music - Tip #34
Image: Effective Communications

Today, we discussed ways of improving communications for music artists.

As an artist, you will have to communicate to your fans, business executives, venue owners, managers, your family, etc.


3 Keys things you as an artist communicate to the world:



* Your message: Your intentions of your music to the world

* Your music: Your self-expression in music

* Your marketing/promotion: Your promotional materials

3 ways of communicating:

1) Verbal: Your voice/how you speak your words and sentences/your tone of voice
-- Be confident when you speak.

2) Non-Verbal: Your body language - how you sit, stand and your gestures.
-- Be open and approachable to your fans.

3) Written: Ensure your written material is grammatically correct and error free in your marketing materials and social media posts.
--Always use a professional editor with your written content.

3 Ways to Communicate effectively:

1) Speak clearly and look people in the eye when you communicate
-- During interviews and meet and greets with fans.
-- Watch your body language: your words should match your body language.

2) Be authentic/ Be yourself
-- Express yourself freely without being crude or rude
-- Speak with confidence

3) Practice speaking in a mirror
--This will help you see what you look like to others
-- This will help you see what you need to improve on


Best wishes to you as you take your voice to the next level!

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"

http://benitacharles.com

Instagram, @bcmsings: https://www.instagram.com/bcmsings/

Blog: http://singingtipsbybcm.blogspot.com


Facebook Group, The Born To Sing Society: bit.ly/BornToSing17

Email: singingtips.bcm@gmail.com




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Monday, March 6, 2017

Singing Tips by Benita Charles: "Ask The Expert" with Roxie Seigle, NY stylist

Benita Charles and Roxie Seigle in New York City

Singing Tips: "Ask The Expert" with Roxie Seigle, NYC Stylist Extrordinaire

In today's episode, we were honored to have a special guest stylist, Roxie Seigle. She discussed with is all things style: finding your style, looking your best and how to shop. We gained valuable tips on how to look our best at all times. A special thanks to Roxie for a great show and a wealth of invaluable information! A special thanks to Roxie for styling my CD album cover, Moments In Love: Volume 1! The CD is available on iTunes and CD Baby.


4 Key Points from Roxie Seigle, Stylist Extraordinaire:

1) In finding your style, start with your daily life
-- Think about what's comfortable for you
--Make your style fun and easy to maintain

2) Be Bold & Confident
--Don't be afraid to try new things and step out of your comfort zone
--Make small changes to change your look

 3) Shop often
-- Try to catch discounts and sales/shop out of season
--Shop weekly (even if it's only one piece)

4) Stay on Trend but don't overdue
-- Make small changes (lip color, nails, accessories, make-up, etc)
--Don't invest in too many trendy pieces

About Roxie Seigle:

Roxie Seigle has a love for all things beauty related. She is a licensed cosmetologist working as a freelance hair stylist in New York City.

Roxie worked with Benita Charles for her Moments In Love CD album cover (see below).  She is credited for hair, make-up and wardrobe styling for the project.

Roxie is the go to girlfriend to consult with from self-care regiments to "on trend" looks for hair, beauty and style.

Roxie can be contacted through email at RSStylist@gmail.com

Thanks to our Sponsor, D-Nadz Jewelry: 

A special thanks to Nadine Dillon of D-Nadz Jewelry, our sponsor for this week's "Ask The Expert Show" with Roxie Seigle! Nadine's jewelry is featured on this week's episode. For more information, visit: www.dnadzjewelry.com

Best wishes to you as you take your voice to the next level!

Thanks to all our fans for your support of Singing Tips with Benita Charles.

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"



Blog: http://singingtipsbybcm.blogspot.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bcmsings/

Facebook Group: The Born To Sing Society
https://www.facebook.com/groups/BornToSingSociety/ 
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Email: singingtips.bcm@gmail.com



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Sunday, March 5, 2017

A special thanks to all who attended the PATR show at Friends & Lovers!



A special thanks to all who attended the Preachermann and The Revival Show at Friends and Lovers in Brooklyn on February 25th!

It was so wonderful to see our friends Latimar Williams and his beautiful wife, Nicole from Connecticut, the lovely - Nadine Dillion of D-Nadz Jewelry and her husband, our friend and member of the band family, Russia Montanez (wife of Manny Montanez), our drummer Tom Pope (who stopped by to support us while he's on the mend) and the new friends we met: Joel, John and Tom as well as the other new fans who enjoyed the show.

Thanks to DJ Mojo for producing a great night of entertainment!

Thanks to the venue, Friends and Lovers for always making us feel welcome and for supporting our sound and making us sound great.

A special thanks to Preachermann and The Revival Band for always bringing the great music to the fans. It is so fulfilling to share the share with you and bring took the audience to new heights last night as it was one of the most engaging crowds we've had in a while. PATR Band: Ed Holley (Preachermann), Amnel Holguin (background vocals), Jonah Rosenberg (piano),  Joe Paldino (guitar), Nick Paldiono (bass), Karl Watson (sax/violin), Manny Montanez (percussion) and  Dave Hoffman (drums) - you rock!!

Music has a way of healing, uniting and uplifting people. I am so happy to be a music maker!

As always, stay crunchy! Shalimar!!

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

http://benitacharles.com





Singing Tips by Benita Charles Music - My Audition Experience


 Benita Charles in New York City

 Singing Tips by Benita Charles Music - My Audition Experience

"You cannot wait for the perfect time, because there may be no such thing, sometimes you must dare to jump." -- From Law of Attraction on Twitter

"Do your best and God will do the rest." -- Benita Charles (divinely inspired) 

My Audition Experience

Today, we discussed my recent audition with an event band, Here's I learned from the experience.

I recently had an audition for an event band.  Auditioning is something you have to do in order to obtain paid singing work.

I worked on two new songs I had to learn and I refreshed on an oldie-but-goodie song (a total of 3 songs). I learned the songs, rented a rehearsal studio to practice and rehearsed the songs in my sleep.  However, I almost didn't go to the audition. I didn't feel like I was ready. I didn't like how my voice sounded in rehearsal. I was doubting myself and my abilities.

After going back and forth about going to the audition, I decided to go, despite my doubts and fears, for the experience.  Also, I had worked so hard and spent money on preparing, it would have been shameful to not at least try.

Even up until it was time for me to audition, I was having so much self-doubt, I almost walked out of the audition. I made myself stay.

I auditioned and the song went so well that I got a positive response from the producer of the audition as well as others in the room. It was so encouraging and it made me realize how important it is to always push through your fears and self-doubt and do it anyway. 

It was such a positive experience and I made great contacts. If I had've given into my self-doubts, I would not have gain such a valuable lesson.

I encourage you to push through your fears and pursue your dreams! If you do, you will amaze yourself!!

5 Key Take-Aways:
1) Do your best 
-- Do all the things within your control to prepare (learn the songs, rehearse & build your confidence)

God will do the rest.
-- Once you audition, let it go. It's out of your hands.

2) No matter what happens, see the process through to the end! (Never, ever give up)
-- Don't listen to the negative voice in your head that tells you to give up/don't try/don't show up and leave.

3) Don't focus on the outcome, just do your best and let it go.
-- Focus on the things you can do within your control (preparing for the audition and building your confidence).

4) Celebrate your success.
-- You have to acknowledge the hard work and success that you achieve.

5) Move on and prepare for the next opportunity.
-- You can't rest on your last success. You have to continuously work to keep your talent sharp for the next audition and opportunity.


Best wishes to you as you take your voice to the next level!


Much love,


Benita Charles Music

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"
http://benitacharles.com

Blog: http://singingtipsbybcm.blogspot.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bcmsings/

Facebook Group: The Born To Sing Society
https://www.facebook.com/groups/BornToSingSociety/ 

Email: singingtips.bcm@gmail.com



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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Singing Tips by Benita Charles Music - Tip #33




Benita Charles in New York City

Singing Tips by Benita Charles Music - Tip #33
Image: Your Appearance


Your appearance is the first thing people will see of you, even before you speak. Always put your best foot forward!

3 ways to Enhance your appearance

1) Always look your best at all times
  •  When you are out and about, on stage, in a formal interview and even at rehearsals or recording sessions, always look your best.  You never know when a camera will find you or when someone tag you on social media!
2) Be authentic and dress according to your own style and personality
  • If you are a trendsetter, classic or bombshell babe, always dress to show your true identity and personal style. You will fell much more confident and look your best if you're authentic.
3) Own the room
  •  When you look your best, you feel your best. It's such a confidence booster and all a part of putting your best foot forward!

Best wishes to you as you take your voice to the next level!


Much love,


Benita Charles Music


"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"

http://benitacharles.com
Blog: http://singingtipsbybcm.blogspot.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bcmsings/
Email: singingtips.bcm@gmail.com


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