CORKER ROLE

RHONDA REL­ISHES HER FREE­DOM

The Courier-Mail - Career One - - CAREERS -

PER­SONAL wine ad­viser Rhonda Doyle says her line of work is ideal for ac­tors and cre­ative types. She has jug­gled her act­ing ca­reer with a ca­sual role at Cel­lar­mas­ters for the past 26 years.

“I can come and go and main­tain great in­come and still fol­low my pas­sions,” she says. “I might work for eight months then get a gig for three months.

“They choose peo­ple they feel can be ar­tic­u­late over the phone and ac­tors and mu­si­cians and writ­ers are quite ar­tic­u­late.”

Doyle, who has had roles in movies in­clud­ing Nim’s Is­land and tele­vi­sion ad­ver­tise­ments for or­gan­i­sa­tions in­clud­ing SEEK, says she treats her role as though it is an “im­prov” per­for­mance, us­ing her act­ing skills to sell the wine.

“This job is for any­one who is look­ing to ex­pand their pal­let and knowl­edge about wine, and any­one who en­joys talk­ing with peo­ple and has a good emo­tional in­tel­li­gence,” she says.

“You can start here and get into other ar­eas ... such as mar­ket­ing, man­age­ment, wine ed­u­ca­tion train­ing, art and de­sign or copy­right­ing.”

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