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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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Prioritize Your Art! The Key to Long-term Success (Season 2, Episode 9)


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On this episode I discuss a fundamental key to longterm success: How you prioritize your art, your music, your writing, your craft.

Is it something you work on daily? Or only when you can "get around to it"?

Listen as I give you an empowered perspective that could seriously change your relationship with art.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Networking for Artists Who Don't Like to Network (Season 2, Episode 8)


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It's been said that your "net worth" is directly related to your "network." So ... How well connected do you feel you are to people in your creative field?

On this episode I give my best advice on how to expand your circle of influence. How to increase the number of people you know ... and, more important, the number of people who know you!

Apparently, I'm considered to be a master networker - but I never think of myself that way. So if you don't like the whole concept of "networking," you'll get a lot out of this discussion.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Build a Graphic Design Business with Tamara Dever (Season 2, Episode 7)

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Even if you're not a graphic designer, you can learn a LOT from Tami Dever. She took a sideline business and turned it into a thriving book design and author assistance firm.

Listen as she details her journey of refining her business, choosing her clients, relying on her personal values, and facing her fear.

There's a great discussion at the end about raising her prices that every creative entrepreneur should hear!

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