Tuesday, April 6, 2010

When an artiste is travelling for work....4 steps to observe.

Travelling is fun! It takes us to new places, meet new people, gain new experiences! But when an artiste is travelling for work, there are a few basic etiquettes one needs to observe. It's not rules or anything, but basic attitude one should follow. And what are they? Here are 4 simple steps that anyone (regardless of whether you're a working artiste or not) can follow.

STEP 1: Take great care of your health
An artiste should really take care his/her health at all times. Their body should enables them to do almost anything. Because be it acting, singing or modelling; you need to use your body isn't it? Treat your body like a temple. A temple is clean and revered for its host. And the host is YOU! Why not choose health? Take your vitamins, drink plenty of water, and most importantly remember to breathe. That's where sleep and rest is important too.

STEP 2: Talk positive, not personal
We've just covered the physical health. Now this is about your mental health. We all love to talk. Even myself! Especially in long travelling time, no one should be a loner. By all means, talk! But try to focus on the POSITIVE things. Talk about how you achieved your successes, I'm sure there's many. Talk about how to improve yourself further in any chosen field. Topics that one should avoid during travelling time is anything to do with private matters like: personal relationships, sexuality, family background, financial status or religious beliefs.

STEP 3: Show off on stage, not behind
During travelling, some artiste might boast about themselves. Depending what the artiste boasts about, usually it is better not to. If you're good already, keep it to yourself until showtime. Remember there are other artistes around you. Help each other during showtime and rehearsal. Stay humble. And remember, it's not always about you.

STEP 4: Keep a great team spirit going
Now as an artiste, you're never working alone. You have others around you who will give you comments about your performance. Well, sometimes you just have to remember is that you're working as a team. How to keep a great team spirit? Two words simply: HAVE FUN! Aaaah, the secret to having fun can only be achieved when you actually follow the 3 previous steps. It's a wonderful cycle. It's how a wonderful artiste life should be.

When you enjoy what you do, all the hardwork seems like nothing. Even the travelling time passes so quickly. And the next thing you know, you will begin to miss this experience of travelling and working as an artiste. Suddenly, you begin to want more. Suddenly you begin to search for answers. Why don't you join our Artiste Training Course? The wonderful cycle just keeps on turning.

NOTE TO MAIN TALENTS TOURING: PENANG location changed to May 10th (departure), 11th & 12th (performance).