Exactly what it says on the tin. In addition to refining your game, you will also discover how the principles of flirtation can be applied to your performances. It’s about caring as much for the context of your performance as the content. It’s also about WikiHow, movie heroes, Stevie’s wedding, pick up lines, Steve Martin, gig boxes, henchmen, and how Ryan picked up his fiancée Amanda.


Highlight to Tweet: “I love the concept of performance as a conversation…most of the time, our performances are monologues.” -Stevie Berryman

“Boom! I stole your point, Stevie!” – Ryan Guth

Show Notes:

  • How to Flirt, according to WikiHow
    • Make eye contact.
    • Smile.
    • Start a conversation.
    • Keep it playful.
    • Compliment them.
    • Craft a pick-up line.
  • How to Run a Con
    1. Smile
    2. Get them to say “yes” to something
    3. Give them something
    4. Ask for what you want (be specific), but make it sound like you are doing them a favor.
  • The qualities of Bond
    • Confidence = preparation
    • Appearance = planning
    • Energy = work
    • Focus = eliminating distractions


Stevie Berryman is shockingly good at video games. She can fold a fitted sheet so it looks like it came right out of the package. Likewise, her skills as music director and teacher have also been acquired through long hours of arduous and dedicated practice. For much of her career Stevie has directed seven or more ensembles each week, meaning she has 98 years of experience (in dog years). Her effusive energy and wild creativity found a perfect setting in 2013 when she became the Artistic Director of the Houston Chamber Ringers, which has let her smash together her love for music, laughter, and tacos in a truly remarkable way. She has a particular passion for teaching children how to ring, and her innovative methods have made her a sought after educator at area and national handbell festivals. Stevie loves helping other choirs as a private clinician, or planning epic concerts for them as a creative consultant. Her next step in global domination is to take over the choral world, which is a side bonus of her job as Chief Awesomeness Officer at the Choir Ninja Podcast.

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