Must The Show Go On?

Must The Show Go On?

When my daughter Grace was about eleven she was part of her school’s dance troupe and was performing in a local festival. She had complained of feeling ill that day but insisted on going to the show. Her dance teacher had no time for a young girl’s sick tummy, and she...
Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome

  “I have written 11 books but each time I think ‘Uh-oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody, and they’re going to find me out.’” Maya Angelou In 1978,  psychologists Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Imes wrote for the first...
The Value of Creative Industries

The Value of Creative Industries

In August 2019 Monica appeared in the Arts Northern Rivers SOAPBOX newsletter, ranting about being creative, being valued, and our contribution to the economy – particularly in the regions. We reproduce it here for your reading pleasure!   I have always...
Multi-Hat Marketing

Multi-Hat Marketing

  Wearing multiple professional ‘hats’ is the way that most creatives survive in self-employment. It’s the ‘slashie’ phenomenon – actor / model / writer / director / designer… the more ‘hats’ you can wear, the more ways you have of making money, and the more...
LinkedIn for Creatives

LinkedIn for Creatives

  In early 2019 LinkedIn announced that over 610 million people use the site, and yet creatives tend not to focus on LinkedIn as a marketing tool. Monica Davidson (CEO of Creative Plus Business) and Stephen Byrne (friend of C+B* and Staffing Manager at Dolby...