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Dispatches From A Very Packed RNC Day 2, Where Not An Empty Seat Could Be Found
Are we sure the RNC wasn't an arena football game?
Jim Young / Reuters
5 Easy Ways for Authors to Do Killer Readings
Author, reviewer, and blogger
A reading is a performance. Don't ever forget that you're entertaining an audience and interacting with it. You need to see yourself as onstage, and that means getting somebody you trust to give you honest feedback from more than one reading.
How Do You Grow An Audience?
I make things for people who make things.
I recently gave a talk on audience growth, and while I don't have all the answers, I do know a few things. I've learned both from my own experience and that of the people I work with (some of whom have much larger audiences than mine).
Bad Book Reviews: One Author's Reaction
Eva Lesko Natiello
Author of NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestseller, THE MEMORY BOX
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
CEO and Founder, CatalystCreativ
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
Senior Partner, Chief Client Officer at Porter Novelli
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.
Writes a weekly blog, www.drsimonsays.blogspot.com
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
Senior Healthcare Analyst
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
Author, 'Upside Down Selling', 'Same Side Selling'
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
Editor in Chief, Raine Magazine
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.
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Non-Profits and Social Media: 5 Steps to Analyzing Your Social Landscape
Optimist, truth-seeker and lover of all things social.
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
Optimist, truth-seeker and lover of all things social.
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
Medical editor, mental health for The Huffington Post
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
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?
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
Director of the Media Sandbox, Michigan State Univ. Instructor...
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
These Talented Fans Were Lucky Enough To Perform Showstoppers With Their Idols
ADF 2: The Cognitive Scientist in Residence - Dance and Memory
National Endowment for the Arts 2007 Literature Fellow
"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
writer and award-winning digital strategist
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
Founder & Marketing Strategist, Pressler Collaborative
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)
Comedian & Writer
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)
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
Award-winning artist, cartoonist and illustrator
SourceFed's Joe Bereta on Engaging YouTube Journalism and Unbiased Reporting (VIDEO)
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
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.
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