A Video that Inspired Me (Thanks To My HS Guidence Councilor)

Ken Robinson says Schools Kill Creativity…
This “creativity expert” says “We are educating people out of creativity”. I wish everyone in education, the arts, and entertainment watched this video.
Take 19 minutes and 21 seconds of your day to enjoy this seminar brought to you by TED:
When I was a senior in high school, my guidance counselor Mr. W. pulled me into his office and attempted to “talk me out of” going into the entertainment industry. Thank gorsh the thick-headed teenager in me remained committed to my passions.
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When Money Doesn’t Talk – Partnerships in Entertainment

Partnerships are a valuable way of building a brand. It is hard to put a price tag on the value driven by an association with a reputable organization. There are many win/win possibilities out there. In trade, in eblast swaps, in awareness opportunities, in product placements…You get it.
I am proud to announce my most recently won partnership. This partnership is a one hand washes the other payment system. We promote them, they promote us, we have their clients eyes, they have my industries heart.
Ladies and Gentlemen, today at 1:30 PM Eastern Time, StarQuest International will be formally announcing our alliance with the Broadway show Burn The Floor.
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Do You Want a Job or a Life? Represent!

Often I get questions through email, phone calls, and faxes (Yes… I get asked questions through fax from time to time….I didn’t even know my efax number was still active…). Here are a sampling of some of the questions I get:
– Should I send my theatrical resume or my business resume?
– Do you need a cover letter?
– Is there a limit to how many words I should keep my cover letter to?
– Would you like a photo? (Hu?)
– What should I wear to the interview?
Here is my answer to all of the above questions: “Apply in a way you would like to represent yourself for this particular position”.
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Tell, Show, Do and Review

The Three Learning Styles:
1) Auditory Learners
2) Visual Learner
3) Tactile/Kinesthetic Learners
Tell, Show, Do, and Review:
Tell – Tell the company members what the task is, and why it is being done. (This covers the Auditory Learners.)
Show – Do the task yourself, or have a skilled technician do the job. (This covers the Visual Learners.)
Do – Have the company members do the task themselves. (This gets your Kinesthetic learners in on the action.)
Review – Go over with the company what you have done by asking questions and getting feedback. (Reinforces the task overall.)
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I’LL SHOW YOU MINE IF YOU SHOW ME YOURS (I am talking about Goals!)

What I Learned When I was 12 Years Old:
Goal setting can be as simple as writing down your top 3 things you want to achieve, or as complex as a full 10-year plan for life. Regardless to how you go about committing to your goals, the mere act of getting them down on paper and (possibly) sharing it with others brings a huge element of reality to your aspirations. To go really in-depth Google: goal setting here.
Just Do It:
I encourage you all to set a minimum of three big goals (RIGHT NOW!) that you would like to attain in your entertainment/arts career this year. I further challenge you to share them with the other readers of the TrendErtainment blog by listing them in the comments section below.
(Dad, I want you to participate in this exercise too!)
For those of you who don’t want to spend too much time on this TrendErtainment exercise, here is a basic set of instructions for simple goal setting:
1) Pick up a pad of paper or pen (or open a new document on your computer).
2) Write down the top three things you want to achieve in the next 365 days.
3) Share these three thing or more in this blog
4) Put your goals somewhere safe and review monthly (Give yourselves an evaluation on how your doing).
It is my GOAL to have a minimum of three readers list their entertainment goals in the comments section below. Perhaps another reader in this blog can help you attain your goal!
Go ahead, what do you have to lose?
I will even follow up with you every other month through the year to see how your progress is doing.
I’ll show you mine, if you show me yours:
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