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Confessions of a Keynote Speaker

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 07.25.2016 | Home
Mitch Ditkoff

Mind you, I'm not claiming to be psychic or a mind reader, but after 25 years of doing this kind of work, a person develops a curious ability to sense what people are thinking...

Storytelling in Virtual Reality: The Basics

Jesse Damiani | Posted 06.16.2016 | Home
Jesse Damiani

In the last three years, we've witnessed a boom of "Gold Rush" proportions as companies, brands, and artists scramble to develop virtual reality tools, platforms, and content, trying to figure out what will win out in this new frontier.

Communications Strategy 101: Get Your GAME On

John P. David | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home
John P. David

One thing that I often hear from executives is that they want to improve their corporate communications, marketing and public relations, but they don'...

Sadly, 'The Last Ship' Sinks

Alice Carey | Posted 03.14.2015 | Home
Alice Carey

The thing Broadway producers don't seem to fathom (as reported in Patrick Healy's article in The New York Times January 7th) is that musicals by their very nature are not always feel-good events. And so The Last Ship will inevitably sink on Jan. 24 after a four-month run.

The Piano Man and Nostalgia: On Listening to the Words We Sing

Alan Krinsky | Posted 09.06.2014 | Home
Alan Krinsky

After about three and a half decades of listening to his music, I saw and heard Billy Joel perform live recently at Fenway Park. Even though it was a stadium show, the sound proved stunningly sharp. His voice was strong and the lyrics quite clear. The audience, however, puzzled me.

The Amateur and Her Audience: In Praise of the Lawyers Philharmonic

Frank H. Wu | Posted 05.03.2015 | Los Angeles
Frank H. Wu

I praise the Lawyers Philharmonic of Los Angeles. I heard them perform this past weekend. When they arranged themselves on stage in the glorious Walt...

How The Internet Is Changing The Way We Tell Stories

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.05.2013 | Home

With new media platforms come new forums for audiences to discuss, comment and congregate around the entertainment they love. Watch Kevin Slavin and K...

The Oscars -- Social Heritage

David Sable | Posted 04.27.2013 | Home
David Sable

Here is the sad truth -- I wanted to know, in aggregate, how many people interact with the Oscars. I searched and searched some more, and the only information I could find on audience size was from Nielsen.

The Museum Is Open

John M. Eger | Posted 03.01.2013 | Home
John M. Eger

Museums are rethinking who they are, their core competencies and, importantly, what they can do to partner with schools, libraries and others to ensure American kids have the thinking skill the 21st century so demands.

Exposed: Concert Audience Abuse!

Mark C. Miller | Posted 01.06.2013 | Home
Mark C. Miller

If I wanted to dance, I would have gone dancing. And if your music is so wonderful that it moves me to dance, I'm fully capable of doing it on my own; I don't need you to guage my excitement level.

Fear of Public Speaking

Grant Cardone | Posted 08.27.2012 | Home
Grant Cardone

One day I realized that fear was holding myself back from my potential to get myself and my ideas known. I asked myself, "how can you ever be successful if you aren't willing to speak to people?"

Engaging Audiences

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.16.2012 | Home
Michael Kaiser

Our art must change, our approach to marketing must change and the nature of the audience experience must change. If we continue to operate in the same manner as we did in the twentieth century, the arts will die.

Salvation Boulevard: Audiences Love It, Critics Hate It

Larry Beinhart | Posted 09.14.2011 | Home
Larry Beinhart

I've seen the movie Salvation Boulevard five times. Why have I seen it five times? Why do I care? I wrote the book that it's based on.

Don't Be an Amateur: 5 Ways Authors Can Be Better Performers

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lev Raphael

Here are five things authors should do to become skilled at this very demanding and essential side of the profession.