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Bad Book Reviews: One Author's Reaction

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 11.24.2014 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

It is a truth widely known fact that if you're fortunate enough to have written and published a book and lucky enough to have people talk about it, comments will run the gamut from good to bad, with many shades of mediocre in between.

Building an Engaged Audience

Amanda Slavin | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Amanda Slavin

The word engaged is overused. Everyone is focusing on "online engagement." Brands, nonprofits, individuals -- everyone wants to increase their online presence and measure online engagement to be able to showcase what they are doing is successful.

Losing the Plot

Michael Ramah | Posted 10.18.2014 | Business
Michael Ramah

I don't want to spoil the party, but no matter how overused and meaningless it becomes, the word "narrative" actually has a very specific definition. And its meaning is entirely, critically relevant to effective branding and consumer engagement.

In Pursuit of Persistence

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

What factors influence our drive to persist? Perhaps instead of encouragement along the way, we're exposed to criticism that inhibits our progress. By contrast, an appreciative audience can spur us on like a favorable tail wind.

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

Alan Krinsky | Posted 09.06.2014 | Arts
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.

Why Customers May Not Hear Your Message

Ian Altman | Posted 07.13.2014 | Business
Ian Altman

Here's what you really need to figure out: "Are you creating and delivering a message that makes sense to your intended audience?"

Destined to Be an Entrepreneur

Nova Lorraine | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Nova Lorraine

His ability to see patterns in technology and media that are not readily apparent to most is astonishing. Join me in getting to know one of today's most forward thinking business leaders.

Non-Profits and Social Media: 5 Steps to Analyzing Your Social Landscape

Tulani Elisa | Posted 05.17.2014 | Business
Tulani Elisa

Original work is great, but be sure to observe those who are already doing it right through a social landscape analysis. Then enhance your content from there.

Non-Profits and Social Media: 3 Steps to Defining Your Audience

Tulani Elisa | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business
Tulani Elisa

An understanding of your audience should drive your entire social strategy. It will help you determine your goals, messaging and tone, and help give a better understanding of social analytics.

How Do Actors Act?

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 04.05.2014 | Arts
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

How do (good) actors get us, the audience, to suspend belief -- even recognition -- of the person behind the actor's mask so we can enter the different reality they have created?

COLEctive Notions Democratizes Choreographic Process

Nora Younkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Nora Younkin

Collective, indeed. As many professional dance companies struggle with the usual difficulties of production on a shoestring budget, The Dance COLEctive (TDC) offers dancers the precious gift of production support with the creative freedom to develop their own unique ideas.

Silence: The Absence of Sound?

Nora Younkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Nora Younkin

The use of silence and stillness is nothing new to concert dance. It has been used for decades, often for the very purpose of subverting audience expectations. It has the power to draw our attention to our breath, to our body, and to our impulses.

How to Give the Best Presentation You Possibly Can

Karl Gude | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Karl Gude

Your goal as a speaker is to be relevant to your audience, engage them, have them learn something and then perhaps persuade them to do something with this newfound knowledge.

How The Internet Is Changing The Way We Tell Stories

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.05.2013 | Entertainment

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

These Talented Fans Were Lucky Enough To Perform Showstoppers With Their Idols

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.03.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Sometimes fans are pulled onstage only to stun their favorite musicians with their raw talent. We scoured YouTube for the best of these showstopping...

ADF 2: The Cognitive Scientist in Residence - Dance and Memory

Lightsey Darst | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts
Lightsey Darst

"I'm interested in how the mind works," Dr. Ruth Day says. She has the enviable title of ADF Cognitive Scientist in Residence -- which makes her, so far as she knows, the only cognitive scientist in residence at any dance festival.

The New Hollywood (Digital) Dating Rules

Sophia Stuart | Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment
Sophia Stuart

Here's where we come to what I call the 3 x Cs of dating your audience: create desire, connect and close the sale.

New Rules for Crowdfunding: Respect Your Audience to Maximize Your Results

Ciara Pressler | Posted 08.27.2013 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

As a marketer and consultant for new business and creative projects, I see every rule in the book being broken in crowdfunding campaigns. In some cases, these campaigns are even hurting the future of the project, from alienating your audience to scooping your press story.

The Five Worst Comedy Shows I've Ever Done (And That Have Done Me)

Vicky Kuperman | Posted 05.15.2013 | Comedy
Vicky Kuperman

Want to try Comedy? Really? There's other ways to see if your tear ducts work and how your body reacts to pills.

Russell Simmons Announces Launch of His 'All Def Digital' YouTube Network at CES 2013 (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Live from the Samsung SMART Studio at CES 2013, Russell Simmons and Awesomeness TV CEO Brian Robbins chat about their upcoming collaborative "All Def Digital" YouTube network, which Simmons projects as a production empire of music, comedy, poetry, and much more.

The Last Debate: The Final Installment of a Comic Book Trilogy

David Trumble | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
David Trumble

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SourceFed's Joe Bereta on Engaging YouTube Journalism and Unbiased Reporting (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.25.2012 | Media
Shira Lazar

Joe dishes his best advice on how to tackle unbiased reporting, fully engage with viewers over controversial issues and find the most entertaining and emotional ways to present stories -- all on YouTube.

The Knee-Jerk Standing Ovation

Warren Adler | Posted 08.13.2012 | Entertainment
Warren Adler

Going to the Broadway theater used to be an entirely different experience. Pardon the nostalgia but not everything new is as shiny as it seems. From my perspective the experience is badly tarnished and needs a rehab.

Audience Response(ability)

Bess Rowen | Posted 01.11.2012 | Arts
Bess Rowen

As someone who has been both on stage and off, I think that most audience members underestimate their power on the performance.

Paranormal Activity 2: You Have to See the Original Movie First

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

You can't leave it up to the audience to fill in the blanks if the first movie answered all the questions. Enough of that film should have been pulled into this one to make it make sense.