Taking the 15 day class was just the beginning. Since then I have been very busy getting ready to start working.
Set up Facebook page for your Touring Business
Start a blog (you’re reading it)
Read books, visit sites over and over again, make notes, read more books
Take CPR class and buy first aid kit
Open Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, start a Meet You in the Morning Facebook page
Attempt to start a Vayable and Viator account
Buy clipboard with storage compartment for papers and pens
Buy day pack, pack with throat lozenges, gum, lip balm, and other necessaries
Buy an iPhone and take classes to learn how to use it.
Because of the iPhone upgrade operating system from Leopard to Snow Leopard and Lion, take more classes
Because of the upgrade upgrade iPhoto. Still need to learn about that.
Because of the upgrade need more RAM. Yet to do.
Because of my iPhone, husband needs iPhone!
Start a work calendar (iCalendar and paper calendar) to keep everyone posted as to schedule.
Research shoes – comfortable chiropractor-approved shoes which will accommodate my custom orthotics
Research companies, write cover letters and email resumes – then do follow up calls. Can be discouraging.
Check ITMI class Facebook page often to see what fellow classmates are up to and share encouraging posts.
Call ITMI friends to encourage especially when discouraged.
Give up coffee addiction because the need for periodic espresso shots doesn’t fit in the schedule
Wake up in the middle of the night thinking about ideas for commentary.
Organize notes, props, paperwork in expandable file box
Shadow other Tour Managers on tour
Bore your friends and husband with all the “Didja know?” stories you’ve learned. Look forward to when you have a REAL audience.
Join a Toastmasters Club – still to do