Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Pam Grout, the "Unemployable" Writer (Season 2, Episode 16)

Pam Grout Interview Unemployable Writer

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Pam Grout is the author of the New York Times bestseller E-Squared and 17 other books (including E-Cubed, Jumpstart Your Metabolism, Living Big, and the forthcoming Thank and Grow Rich).

She also has an inspiring story and attitude about her 25-plus years as a full-time writer. Not bad for someone who describes herself as "unemployable."

Listen to this fast-paced interview as Pam shares how she carved out a career ideally suited for her, and how she overcame some "dark days" several years ago when things weren't going so well.

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Pam's website: www.PamGrout.com

A list of Pam's books

A Course in Miracles, Platform, The Power of Now

The Empowered Artist: A Call to Action for Musicians, Writers, Visual Artists, and Anyone Who Wants to Make a Difference with Their Creativity

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Creative Success Loves Speed (Season 2, Episode 15)

Creative Success Loves Speed

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Are you a Perpetual Planner? Do you like to research, plot and brainstorm all the ways you hope to make your creative mark on the world?

If so, you might be missing one vital ingredient: Taking action on the ideas you generate!

Listen to this inspiring pep talk on the importance of making progress and moving with a sense of urgency.

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Creative Career Transformation with Jennifer Vazquez (Season 2, Episode 14)

Creative Career Transformation with Jennifer Vazquez

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Do you think experiencing a creative career transformation is possible? Not long ago, it was a distant dream for singer-songwriter Jennifer Vazquez. She was about to give up.

Then something shifted for her. Listen as Jennifer explains how she transformed her perspective and her approach to making music and art.

It changed her life. And it just might change yours too.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Bill Chott on Acting, Improv, Movies and TV (Season 2, Episode 13)

Bill Chott on Acting, Improv, Movies and TV

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Here's an inspiring, wide-ranging interview with Bill Chott on his illustrious career. He's worked with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Ashton Kutcher, Robert Smigel, Dana Carvey, Johnny Knoxville, and more.

Bill discusses what he learned from Stephen Colbert and Second City in Chicago, as well as his top tips on "planning" a career in comedy and acting. It ends with a master class on improv acting principles. Well worth a listen!

Note: Bill speaks a lot about his dad in this interview. Sadly, a few weeks after we recorded, his father passed away. What a fantastic tribute this is to a man who greatly influenced Bill's life.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Laura Hall Interview, Part 2 (Season 2, Episode 12)

Laura Hall Interview, Whose Line

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What could you learn from the most well-known improv comedy musician in the world? In part 2 of my interview with Laura Hall, she reveals:
  • What really happens behind the scenes on Whose Line Is It Anyway
  • What makes Wayne Brady such a good singer and improviser
  • How she handles fear and rejection and puts them in their place
  • The truth behind the effortless success of the most high-profile artists
Be sure to listen to part 1 of this interview first (Season 2, Episode 11).

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

[Interview] Laura Hall from Whose Line Is It Anyway (Season 2, Episode 11)


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She's not only the long-running pianist on the improv comedy TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway. Laura Hall is an accomplished composer, songwriter, workshop leader, and inspiring creative entrepreneur.

Listen in as Laura shares:
  • How she applies improv principles to her life and career
  • The pros and cons of having a high profile in a niche market (musical improv)
  • Why curiosity is a driving force in her life
  • The importance of being willing to reinvent yourself
This is part 1 of a two-part interview with Laura. Be sure to catch part 2 next week.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Social Media for Creative People (Season 2, Episode 10)


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You're an artist, not a marketing expert. Right? Yet, you know you must get a handle on social media marketing - and do it in a way that doesn't conflict with your personal and artistic principles.

Listen in on my conversation with Carole Baker of Cherry Pie Social as we cover the best ways for artists to approach a social media outreach plan.

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