Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Music to my ears; Paranoid


Today's Tip – Music to my ears; Paranoid -

I need someone to show me the things in life that I can't find. When you are not looking at reality in a clear cut way the human mind takes advantage of you. Showing you things that may or may not be going on in your life. One thing to stay away from is hearsay. What others say about you is not important if they don't know, or hangout with you enough. Second, you should stay away from negative talking. If you're in a position that you're not happy in and upset with where others are, then don't complain, just research their efforts, concentrate on your path.

Causing hysteria in your own mind only slows down the thinking process. This business is about keeping your mind sharp and focused. Allowing walls to cave outward in your path to success. Keep an open mind when looking into things. Brainstorm everything before making a life changing decision. This doesn't mean take forever to figure out what you are doing, but be aware of choices. Saying no is unhealthy to an ever growing mind. When you find yourself stuck, or lost, don't look at how other people are where you are not. Look into what you can be doing.

To many times people become trapped in their “mind's success” fighting to make that a reality. Success doesn't come over night, nor do the millions upon millions of dollars with that success. Thinking about being at the top, or your final outcome, is less productive then thinking about where you are and what needs to be done. Stay on your S.M.A.R.T. Goals, Network, Marketing and Practice everyday until you find your path opening up. The hard work makes everything worth it. You'll never make it by doing a show here or there, or going out once in a while. This is an everyday life-style. You want to do what you enjoy, you have to still do what it takes to become that joy!

“Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.” ~ George S. Patton

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Music to my ears; War Pigs

 Today's Tip – Music to my ears; War Pigs -

Generals gathered in their masses is an understatement with a community filled with musicians. There is an over powering need, or more so, a want, for people in musical projects to lead the revolution. What is a General without its army filled with willing soldiers? No warrior is going to follow any General into war while being lead blindly through snow covered mountains. You'll find yourself alone, fighting to survive instead of evolving into a hero set for the history books.

Take time to set goals. Look at what you want to accomplish as a musician, as a band. Once you realize what you want LEAVE THE EGO AT HOME! This business is already filled with enough people wanting to stab everyone else in the back. I'm not saying go up to people who are successful and ask them to help you, or to get you signed. I am saying, let the people with egos do what they do. Soon they will be surround by a group of fighters that over power any army of ONE. Give yourself humility and embrace the efforts of those before you. Take on help, pay someone if you have to.

Be prepared in this war of bands trying to become King of the mountain. A true General can gain the trust of even their enemies. Work hard at building relationships with other bands. A group of 5 bands, 4 people in a band, equals 20 soldiers to help out one single cause. The cause to make a name for yourselves. Think about it, need advertisement? $1,000 ad on the radio, or anywhere... in a movie theater would be only $50 a soldier now. Instead of just 1 band at 4 people being $250. Though, now, you make a website that is dedicated to a group of bands. Have the ad tell people to head over to that site. Think about it...

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Comedy is a sign of the times?; Guest Blogger: Steven Lolli

Today's Tip – Comedy is a sign of the times?; Guest Blogger: Steven Lolli (Comedian / Actor / Writer)

I am writing this shit on New Year's Day which means I have slept the entire day because I was up until the wee hours of the morning. I want to tell you something about comedy because that is my trade. You can take what I say with a grain of salt because I am not the most successful comedian. Although I am funnier than most. That is not saying much considering how unfunny American stand-up comedy has become. Which brings me to the bigger question: Why are comedians these days such shit? I do not have a definitive answer to this question either. But there are clues. And I will say some out loud that you will not.

The biggest clue is TV. Everything related to comedy on it is steaming shit. The goddam comics are pussies. Seemingly imitating garbage from the 90's that wasn’t that funny even when it was actually happening. In fact, let's just get this straight: The only thing that that happened in the 90s that was truly great was Michael Jordan (and even that began in the 80's). In the 90s every family had an extra TV or two which made it seem as if more people were watching predictable garbage. Personally, I only know 2 or 3 people who actually watched the show Friends and they are all assholes. There were twice as many movie theaters which made it look like more people were interested in that stupid Jim Carrey crap. When I say Carrey i mean ALL OF THEM- from Carrey to Ferrel to Jack Black to Sandler to Farley to Steve Harvey and all the Martin Lawrence clowns to Jamie Kennedy to Chris Tucker to the cast of American Pie and Seth Green and Tom Green and Kramer and George and the fucking dad from Malcom in the middle. Then in the 90s we printed the fuck out of money, so everyone felt like they had more. The 90s, actually, was like one giant fake-ass 1940s. And Hollywood was with it! Then you had the ivy league invasion. I don’t know who told the Harvard and Yale Improv club that they should be creating humor for the masses but the rich decided to make big investments in other people who already had all of the resources and none of the talent. And so we got a decade with Conan O'Briens and adult cartoon pretentious hipsters and now straight men dress like homosexuals to attract totally humorless women who think real people with opinions cannot be funny, only mean. Controversy can only be funny in the flesh if it is done accidentally by somebody pretending to be dumb.

Well, the 90's are over. Amazingly, the comics seem to still be trying to live there. Begging to showcase in the clubs which have to give away tickets anyway because fewer and fewer people will pay to see the shit they are selling. They, too, living in the 90s- think a good comedian is somehow related to TV. The poor damn comics just want to get seen so they can eventually host a reality show or book a Budweiser commercial. There is a catch though. It's 2012. Nobody is watching TV. Wonder why?

(BIO) Steven Lolli, born in Chicago Ill, began doing stand up comedy in 1996 in Florida. He is probably best known for his collaboration with Katt Williams (2007-2009) and appearing in Katt Williams: 9 Lives (2010). Lolli has never made an appearance on television and has never been a regular at any comedy club save Mixed Nuts Comedy Club in South Los Angeles which closed in 2008. Lolli earned reputation of being the only Jew in the Black comedy underground of Los Angeles since 2002. His current DVD is titled A Thinker Who Loves Pussy (2011) and is a collection of shows from those underground venues.

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

News Letter – Stop holding your breath; And Keep On Breathing!!!


01.28.11

News Letter – Stop holding your breath; And Keep On Breathing!!!

This week turned out to be premier week. That's right, Erin Chase released her single “Keep on breathing”. As of today she had 84 listens and a great amount of downloads. The song is still free to download on her website www.ChaseTheMusic.net where you can Chase the music with Erin Chase.

Don't forget in April there will be an amazing festival going on. 'TwitchTwitch Productions' has organized an event called 'The Macabre Faire'. Again you'll be able to see Thomas J. Bellezza performing comedy as the UNDEAD COMIC "ZOMBIE!!!" Along with his progressive metal band 'Altayon' playing a few acoustic songs. And BBR Productions Inc. Giving Life-coaching seminar. "A Weekend of Movies, Music, Monsters, Vendors, Live Performances" – Watch their commercial ---> Youtube!

If you enjoy Theatre the month of February is doing a production of “The Rabbi and the Toyota Dealer” Want to see a well-played tale enacted by talented regional actors? The Arena Players Repertory Theater, now in residence at the Vanderbilt Museum’s Carriage House Theater, begins the New Year with the Broadway comedy hit Any Wednesday. Opening night is Friday, February 3 at 8:00 p.m. The production runs through February 26. Performances: 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3:00 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $20 on Friday and Sunday, $25 on Saturday. Reservations are highly suggested. To purchase tickets, please contact the Arena Players at 516-293-0674 or visit www.ArenaPlayers.org

Tomorrow's guest blogger is Steven Lolli; “COMEDY IS A SIGN OF THE TIMES?” ---> Steven Lolli, born in Chicago Ill, began doing stand up comedy in 1996 in Florida. He is probably best known for his collaboration with Katt Williams (2007-2009) and appearing in Katt Williams: 9 Lives (2010). Lolli has never made an appearance on television and has never been a regular at any comedy club save Mixed Nuts Comedy Club in South Los Angeles which closed in 2008. Lolli earned reputation of being the only Jew in the Black comedy underground of Los Angeles since 2002. His current DVD is titled A Thinker Who Loves Pussy (2011) and is a collection of shows from those underground venues. ---> Youtube

Don't forget BBR Productions Inc. can help market your company through Branding Building, Advertisement and Exposure. We're also a leading developer of ideas and possibilities. Our office number is 631.599.2263

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Socializing With Social Media; Negative Comments!

Today's Tip – Socializing With Social Media; Negative Comments! -

Anyone who has their own business or company or even a Facebook account has dealt with this... NEGATIVE COMMENTS!!!

You need to take care of these things right away. You can't ignore them. Even deleting them doesn't help you because someone saw it. First thing first, you need to calm down. Not everyone will agree with you, or like you for that matter, so calm down. Chances are you won't though so before you go all crazy telling the poster or posters what idiots they are, call a friend. Let them respond without the anger you feel. They will still get the point across but without resorting to ALL CAPITAL LETTERS or some crazy thing.

You have to check any type of social media you use at least daily. To thank and respond to the people who interact with you that way as well as to police up the place. Blogs have anti spam at least to filter out posts, you still have to go in and check them from time to time to clean them out but it doesn’t need to be daily unless you get constant responses to what you write, if that's the case hire someone that just deals with internet media for you. Reverbnation, Youtube, blogs and fan pages, all of these can take up a lot of your time but you have to keep up on them or shut them down.

Here is what needs to happen. You have to respond to the comments, lack of response doesn't show people that you don't care it makes them think you never saw it in the first place, that’s bad. Next try to find out why the comment or comments were made. Maybe its a misunderstanding. Don't do this in the public forum and be polite. Just because they forgot what their mothers taught them doesn't mean you should. If you resolve them then go back to wherever it was posted and thank them for working it out with you, this lets people know it was dealt with and allows the original poster to thank you as well. Sometimes the person complaining is just doing so to get a rise out of you. Don't take the bait.

In that last case when the person badmouthing you or your company then you will still have to respond or you can simply ban them, unfriend them, delete them or report them. Then make a posting about how whatever behavior will not be tolerated, apologize to the other uses for the problems and move on without mentioning names or being petty. I know its hard but that’s what needs to happen. Like I said get a friend to do it if you have to.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Socializing With Social Media; Do I know you?


Today's Tip – Socializing With Social Media; Do I know you? -

With social media being part of everyone’s lives now. I thought it might be nice to take some time and talk about some simple things you can do to help yourself out. This is in addition to yesterdays “treat others,” ideas of course. This apply to social media too, but I think something extra can be added just for those platforms.

You should only connect and invite people you know, at least a little bit. Facebook has a report function that can make it so you can't send invites at all and that could really ruin your day. Linkedin has a similar function but getting a bad reputation on this more professional site can really cause you problems. SO think before you send out those 400 invites to random people. When you do invite people try to personalize it. If it isn’t someone you know but should let them know why, common interests or work experience is helpful in this case.

This is a big one, keep private things private. How many times have you read about someone getting fired for people being dumb on Facebook. They do look you know. So does Mom and Dad and many, many other people. Think before you tell the world about something dumb you may have done. Yes, it's probably funny, might even be hysterical, but everyone sees it. Tailor what you put out in cyberspace to the audience you want not to everyone. Damaging your reputation by being obnoxious all the time is a poor choice. If you have a personal and professional page that’s different but don't get the two confused. I would suggest having two accounts to avoid problems, fan pages work just fine. Being a rude and obnoxious person might be your thing but being it to or visible to people you need to interact with professionally will not help you.

If you have a fan page or professional page utilize it. Ask questions to get the topics moving. On Twitter get the followers to interact with you. This helps you. Just putting out static messages is okay but getting some interaction is so much better. Don't you think so? Let your page have value to the people who come there. Vary the content too, utilize messages, blogs, video, pictures. It adds more to you.

Pictures and tagging... this is a tough one. Some people don’t want to be tagged ever. I would say ask them. I have mine set so I have to approve it before it is visible to others, not everyone does though. So avoid stepping on anyone’s toes. You don't want to be repetitive and redundant you want to be eloquent and enthusiastic.

Try to avoid automated programs. We use one for the Fan of the week on our Facebook page. It tracks posts, comments and likes by all of the users and then recognizes them and thanks them. That is great but make sure you put an actual message from you thanking them. Robots aren’t people and shouldn’t be thanking them for things, make it personal. It matters.

Last but not least tie everything together if you're using it for a business or a showman. Webpages, Facebook , Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, whatever you use have it all be consistent in color and theme so people recognize it when they see it. Think Branding from last week.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Socializing With Social Media; Etiquette -


Today's Tip – Socializing With Social Media; Etiquette -

Etiquette is an important part of your career. It's great knowing what to say and when to say it, it's also important to know what not to say. Even if you aren't on stage, even if it's backstage. You are on display and people will judge you and a negative judgment can effect you for years. This holds true in every job you will ever have anywhere. Don't hurt your chances by being offensive, rude, crass or annoying.

Some things you should keep in mind as you move through the world. They may seem small and inconsequential but people remember them and they form their opinions. People can change their opinions but it is difficult so make sure you leave a good impression.

1. Say “hello,” and don’t forget “goodbye,” as well. I know we have discussed this before, it's important though. Take the time to do this, it shows respect. Do this in emails and phone calls too.

2. Be clear and concise always! This isn't usually hard when you plan ahead. When writing this should always be true since you can re-read and edit your thoughts. For things like Twitter this is even more important with the limitations on message size.

3. Be honest. If you are making false claims like a Military Recruiter, people will stop listening and interacting. Worse they will tell others about it too.

4. Think before you speak or type. Even if what you are saying is true remember, diplomacy first. We say this at our offices a lot, “you never know who someone is, or knows.” It's true the person you are bad mouthing will hear about it eventually. If you really need to say something then say it to the person you need to, not to the world.

5. Sharing is caring. Using Facebook, as a format, for getting your message out is something many of us do. When someone shares something you put up you should thank them for it. Let them know you appreciate it, they will be more likely to do that in the future.

6. Avoid Being the person in the plastic bubble. It's great interacting with your friends and family. At the same time you want to be able to reach out to others. Stretch out a bit and include others in your circle. They will appreciate it and it helps you as well.

This short list isn't all inclusive of course but simply some quick hits to help you in your day. Being polite and well thought of is an integral part of your personal and business life. So be polite, concise, honest and fair. Thank people when you should and help others feel welcome in your life. Or put another way “Treat others as you would like to be treated.”

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Socializing With Social Media; Define who and what you do


Today's Tip – Socializing With Social Media; Define who and what you do -

Social media can be used to help you build your image and what it is you do and are. This is called branding in most circles and will help you immensely in reaching people on a personal level. There was a time when getting the word out about yourself or your company was an immensely expensive operation, not true any longer though. Regardless of what you may be selling, real goods, services or just building a fan base, branding is your friend and using social media will help you do this. First of all you can put a face to the name now. At lest with places like Facebook and Linkedin as well as others and this helps. Branding itself in concept isn't hard and here are some things for you to consider when working yours out.

1. Go Quiet, Listen and Learn. Set aside some time where you don't do anything but listen and learn. Find your market, who is talking about what you are thinking of offering and what they really want from it. Your potential customers or clients know what they want you should too.

2. Start Networking With Those Who Can Help. There will be people already in whatever industry you are looking to get into that are respected and listened to. Utilize them by helping them if you can. This will give you access to people already interested in what you are offering and also get you an “in” with a person who helps define that particular culture.

3. Be A Professional, Start Like You Plan To Go On. Whatever it is you are doing be professional about it. This may not mean a suit and tie for most, but there are expectations. Meet or exceed them. Same goes for your website, your twitter and anything else with your “Brands” name on it. People are looking, be your best.

4. Set your own guidelines and stick to them. Build a framework of what you want and who you are and stay within it. This lets others know what you are about and what you stand for. Then stick to it. Re-inventing is fine when needed and is part of any business but be very careful. Remember “Clear Pepsi?” How about “New Coke?” If the big guys can't change that much, why the hell are you going to try it.

5. Be Reliable, Do What You Say You Will. Nothing could be worse then they guy who never shows, or cancels all the time. Don't be that person, let someone else be.

This is for you to help define who and what you do to others. It will also help you define who and what you are to yourself. Branding isn't just about others perceptions of you, but also your perception of yourself. Stick to it and you will be helping yourself out immensely.

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www.DanSorber.com
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Monday, January 23, 2012

Socializing With Social Media; 4 to 1... interesting!


Today's Tip – Socializing With Social Media; 4 to 1... interesting! -

We all use Social Media to help us out with whatever it is we wish to achieve. For some it's just keeping in touch with old friends. For others it's to help with their work. Finally it can be used to play Farmville or The Sims, at least for Facebook users. So for the remainder of this week I thought it might be nice to go over some great ways to utilize social media, as well as ways not to use it.

Where to start though... tough call. Lets start with sharing things. We are all taught to share when very young. For most people it stuck with them to adulthood, some share a bit to much though. Here is how it should work, or at least more politely. Share at a four to one ratio, that means four things that are helpful to the people you are in contact with and one thing for your benefit alone. Put another way, for the entertainers out there four things to help people who interact with you and one plug about you. If all you ever do is throw out things like “Come see me perform this weekend!” People will start to filter it out, then no one sees it at all anymore. So the 500 plus fans you have is really seven now. You need to give something back in order to keep people's interest. We plug our shows and stuff on our pages for Facebook and other places... We also put out these handy dandy Blog posts, as well as some quotes and humor to try and keep people engaged. That way when we do have something we want to get out there people are more apt to pay attention to it. The extra stuff you put out there should have some value to the people you are trying to reach and if you can add in some humor all the better.

This is especially true when you get new people to follow you. Be it Twitter, Facebook, or some other format new fans are easy to get, but harder to keep. Give them a reason to stick around so you can leverage them when needed. If all you do is plug your own stuff people will tune you out rather quickly. If, on the other hand you give them things they need and want or just entertain them then when you do share your own stuff they are more likely to look at it, absorb it and respond to it.

Tomorrow we will go over building your fan base a bit more by working on who you are and building on it.

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www.SomethingPlanet.com
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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Being open and trying new things; Guest Blogger: Brenden Coleman (Actor / Writer)


Today's Tip – Being open and trying new things; Guest Blogger: Brenden Coleman (Actor / Writer)

Being Open and Trying New Things

It's hard for some people to leave their comfort zone of what they know and venture into new areas. I love trying new things, meeting new people, and going places I've never been before. When you keep yourself open to new ideas, you gain the ability to see things differently. If you visit another country or culture, you see how other people live differently than you do. When you meet new people, you can possibly make new friends or at least find people who have similar interests as you, and can also increase your network of people who can help you in various ways.

Try out a new food that you have never had before. You might find your new favorite thing to eat. See a movie you thought looked interesting, it might be the most interesting movie you’ve ever seen. Talk to someone who seems nice. They might end up being your new best friend, or possibly even a future spouse. Don’t be afraid to push your comfort zone out a little bit more and try experimenting with something. Try putting mustard on your hot dog even though you “hate” it. Talk to that person next to you at Starbucks who looks like they’re reading something really cool.

I’m not telling people to go out and steal cars just because they’ve never done it before, or to start getting into drugs or anything dangerous, but if you limit yourself to a life where you are constantly keeping yourself from seeing or trying new things, then how are you going to gain experience in the world? More than that, you are depriving yourself of opportunities and experiences that could help you become more successful in life.

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www.SomethingPlanet.com
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Saturday, January 21, 2012

News Letter – An audition is worth a thousand words...; Or at least enough to read a side.


01.14.11

An audition is worth a thousand words...; Or at least enough to read a side.

Tomorrow starts the adventure of Hamlet. BBR Productions Inc. will be holding our first of 2 auditions for the productions of Hamlet. If you have not sent in your information, tomorrow will not be our finalization of the casting. We will still hold another audition on Sunday, February 12th, 2012. These are all open casting call for actors to play in “Hamlet” written by the great Shakespeare. The auditions will be held in our Miller Place office and more information. If you would like to get in on an opportunity all you have to do is email us your head-shot and resume at BBRoseProductions@Gmail.com subject Hamlet.

This week on Make A Right Left Here TV we'll have Comedian Rob White on the show along with Leigh West, a special wrestling guest and our own Brenden Coleman will be making an appearance. So this Tuesday at 7pm on www.MakeARightLeftHere.com “Do YOU have what it takes to … Make A Right Left Here?

“Socializing With Social Media” this week in our 5 days of Tips. Comeback and check out what you can do … or not do, while using Social Media to your advantage. We hope BBR's Today's Tips have been helpful for over 130 days of Tip giving. If you have a specific question, or a helpful tip you'd like us to handle, just email us at BBRoseProductions@Gmail.com or leave comments under one of the Today's Tips and we'll respond to that comment. Our company is more than happy to help where we can. Speaking of helpful. Tomorrow is our Guest Blog, Tomorrow is Brenden Coleman (Actor, Writer) going over “Being open and trying new things”.

As you may be aware, every 3rd Thursday of each month we have a free seminar expressing successful options on how to utilize Networking, Marketing and Practice skills. Along with S.M.A.R.T. Goal setting and ultimately showing you how to think positive towards bringing reality to your dreams. The seminar was a nice success, both in-house and online live. If you missed that seminar you can check out the re-showing on (www.livestream.com/MARLHTV). Every hour or so the seminar will replay. So enjoy our continued free presentation. If you would like to ask questions on the seminar, you need only watch it or be apart of the in-house audience.

Don't forget BBR Productions Inc. can help market your company through Branding Building, Advertisement and Exposure. We're also a leading developer of ideas and possibilities. Our office number is 631.599.2263

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www.SomethingPlanet.com
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Branding a personality; “Isolate”


Today's Tip – Branding a personality; “Isolate” -

Taking on a large place like America is difficult, or any country. When getting your brand to make sense don't think of a market in the beginning. Think about a smaller start point which will touch more people. People are so much more intimate than a country. Keep it isolated to how your branding touches a person emotionally. Where is the connect that brings their interest to you? Why should they pick your product/brand over all other brands in this world? It has to come down to an intimate connection between the product, them and you.

Finding your voice helps a lot. Speaking to an audience with images, words, sounds, colors and even what is not being said touches a persons. Good or bad, you do some research, research research and you'll make things happen. So once all this is done take note to focusing on people. Don't worry about getting your name out there in the masses. Work on developing a relationship with individuals. Get out there and talk with everyone. Meet people, learn about what they want, who they are and why they care about things.

You can do all this without ever leaving your house of course. Your branding should be doing this for you. Your product should be able to get responses from people through the use of your voice. Allow your voice of product to connect to people through social medias, news prints and even your personal website. Once you have connected to a core group of people you should, by now, learned how your brand speaks to people on a smaller level. Take your brand to the next level. The next marketing area and start growing your awareness outside your comfort zone.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Branding a personality; “Analyze... what? Everything”


Today's Tip – Branding a personality; “Analyze... what? Everything” -

To get your foot up in success you need to know where people have been, where you want to go, where you are and where you want to be. This goes back to goal building as well. Have direction. Understand your final destination in your search for success. Where people have been lets you get a baring of your beginning stages. Where you want to go is your destination (What you want to stand for, and do with yourself). Where you are to asses your net worth, business assets and foundation to go from.

Taking on the responsibilities of Research, Research, Research, you'll come to realize what it takes to fill your life with success. It takes hard work and dedication to making things happen. Some analytical avenues to take note of our; Primary Audience (who is your audience), Market Position (Define how you'll “differentiate” your offering) and Strengths & Weaknesses of both yourself and any direct competition out there. Of course looking into people/companies not in your particular field does not hurt either. After all, knowledge is power in this world.

This time is essential to building your company's brand. You are a brand. If you run your life as a business you will see a great deal of change in your life. Even wanting to go for a vacation to Europe should be handled like a business. Any business not aware of their expenses, goals, needs vs supply, will surely find themselves going over budget and lost in fantastic dreams of impossibilities. Take control of your dreams, take control of your life and bring both to reality by organizing responsibility in this life...

Your Life! I believe in you, and I don't even know you. You should believe in you and learn all you can about you!

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Branding a personality; “Color coded, and style... plus image?


Today's Tip – Branding a personality; “Color coded, and style... plus image?” -

Colors used, that's style decided on, and your image are all important to presenting your personality with branding. Believe it or not a lot of thought goes into Madonna and what she will be wearing or not wearing, the CD plus tour to follow. When you see your favorite performer or company setting out to get your attention they pay close attention to what YOU will be seeing, hearing and knowing. It is a strategic plan worked over for months prior to execution.

Even companies make sure their employees “look” a certain way. In their contracts (application) they have dress codes, and etiquette codes. Bands, and even professional comedians do this. Think Daniel Lawrence Whitney, also known as Larry The Cable Guy. He thought that out. Or I should say, once it caught on he put some real thought into it. There is something you want the audience to lock on to. To buy into. And people are more likely to enjoy something they can become familiar with than not.

Fans of Eddie Murphy have been feeling betrayed over the years because Eddie went into a new direction. People were comfortable with the Eddie they knew. Now, newer fans of Eddie that just met him as this incarnation love Eddie. He is trying to bring is old fans back by doing “Eddie” kind of movies. The truth is you have to think about what colors you want, what you are wearing, how your websites all match up. Bring continuity to your Product's life. So people can happily lock into something with familiarity.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Branding a personality; “People ARE watching... and listening”


Today's Tip – Branding a personality; “People ARE watching... and listening” -

That's right, people are watching and listening. That is why you should push your presence online, in publication or over the radio airwaves. In fact you should be everywhere being heard, read, watched. You want to be seen. Would you not want people to know you are out there? Funny enough, people of importance want to know you are out there. They want to know you are out there just as much as you want to be out there in the public eye. It is the job of “important” people to pay attention to possible clients that are buzzing around the scene.

Your voice should have some restrictions on them. You set that tone. If you want to be a ball puncher, then do so. If you want to be the voice of reason, then go that way. Just be aware of what you are saying and doing. That is why a person in the spot-light hires a P.R. Company, such as BBR Productions Inc. to help them keep a smooth appearance. As you are being followed in the media, so are your actions. “There is no such thing as bad publicity.” I disagree. Just see what happened to Tom Cruise and Charlie Sheen. They had to hire good P.R. People to get them back in grace.

Rule of thumb: Get people to see you by letting them know you exist.

Once they know you exist, they will follow you. People are intrigued with talent. If that talent is a skill, or the ability to get noticed, then someone is watching/listening. That is why when you are doing something you send out information to these people. They might not come, but after a while they will recognize you are doing things. It's not always about shows though. It is about people getting your name to them outside of your efforts. Create that buzz in unison with your voice. Your branding creates that guide so it can be pushed as such.

People are watching, this is the time not to close your blinds!

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Branding a personality; “Your voice, your presence”


Today's Tip – Branding a personality; “Your voice, your presence” -

There is nothing more powerful than lending your voice to an ear of those willing to listen. People care about things that THEY are involved in. Not so much what YOU tell them to be involved in. The brilliance of people has always started with one thing, “SELF”. We are more interested in ourselves than anything else in the world. And well we should be, because without us we are not alive or having the power to move forward. So creating a voice to be connected with, is powerful.

In almost every situation when a person comes up to you on the street and says “Can I talk with you about something?” you already assume they are selling something to you. If you walk into a store with “sales-people” and THEY come up to you, you are already in the mindset not to listen because THEY are trying to sell you something. Though, if you walk over to someone and ask for help, or a question, you are more than willing to listen. The idea is to bring that situation to the opposite side. Approach people (through the internet, or in person) with that idea “I am going to them, to listen to what they have to say”. You'll get more out of a person that way.

Branding is important for anything you are interested in doing. First and foremost people HAVE to connect with you. They don't want to hear about what you are doing. They want you to hear about what they think of what you are doing. How do you get opinions without saying “Look at me and what I am doing?”? That is easy. You simply create a voice. A voice is your opinion spread out into art design of your company/self, your words used, slogans, and anything that represents you. How do you feel about things, not so much asking other people “how do you feel about THIS?”. This being whatever it is you are selling.

Example - “I think I am falling in love with the musician's life. I just enjoy hearing new songs being written. It's like moving forward without pause.”

Bad Example - “I can't wait till I am done writing these songs of mine. You'll all love them, and please check out the lyrics for now. And pass it along too.”

Just sayin' people ARE listening, but not everyone hears what you are presenting to them.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Lights, Cameras, Dreams and... flash bombs?; Guest Blogger: Lenny Bellezza (Musician)


This one is a little long... but it was such a wonderful look down someone's memories.


Today's Tip – Lights, Cameras, Dreams and... flash bombs?; Guest Blogger: Lenny Bellezza (Musician)

So let's see where do I begin, I think at some point in everyone's life, you are given the chance to do something that will be your mark, something that you will always be known for, Of course things don't always work out the way you want to, but still; it was your time. Lets see the year was 1968, I decide I want to play an instrument, of course my mom rest her soul wants me to play the piccolo, I of course want to play drums, All I can say is THANK YOU uncle Frankie, He was my soul supporter, and if anyone was lucky enough to grow up in our family they got to listen first hand of some really talented guys, this side of our family all played an instrument.. It's in our blood, I look back on times where Uncle Frank and Frank Tripi would make me sit in and play drums with them even though I was green at it and let's face it I pretty much sucked, but they still made you feel like buddy rich (you youngster won't have a clue who that is) So now it's 1971, My dream comes true, I join a rock and roll band. Here we go, I look back at those early years and I laugh to the point of crying, my first drum set consisted of an old marching band bass drum and snare with a cymbal that screwed on to the bass drum (Neal pert it's not). But hey it's a set none the less, My friend Joe played guitar, an old GRETCH, Alan played bass and our organ player actually played an accordion with a microphone taped to it, and bill was our singer, crude as it was we all thought we were super stars.

We immortalized black magic women and evil ways from Santana, I'm pretty sure Joe still has that reel to reel recording of the infamous night, Now its Xmas 1972 with the help of Uncle Frankie my parents surprise me with a real drum set for x-mas.. Let the good times roll! So at this point your thinking he goes on becomes a great drummer the band excelled, Well not quite, we did play together for a while, then the unforeseen happens, I break my arm, nothing worse can happen to a drummer. I did resume playing again but was never the same, just to give you a smell from the 70's our first band name was "mother grass" Then we changed it to "Sabu" then to "Doc Holiday" It stayed that way for a year or so, our singer left, we hired "Andy" Joe Left and Gary and Frank joined up with Al and I eventually left and was replaced by Wayne. Then the 70's kicked in full throttle, they actually got real good, doing a lot of the 70's cover's , Remember me talking about making your mark, well I actually went back the band, The wanted to add a pyrotechnics light show "ding ding" I Like the sound of that.

I found my Niche, and I know your saying really lights, niche REALLY? They are only lights... anyone who knows music knows the importance of a good light show, you end up getting a reputation when people come to see you, PINK FLOYD do I need to say anymore, I created a absolute mind boggling, light show, strobes, smoke, explosions you name it, I think in the beginning when we first started playing out regularly there wasn't a gym floor around that didn't bare the battle scars from my flash bombs.. And here's the thing, as a lighting tech you need to know every break in the song, every little nuance that each guitar player does, it's just as important as being on stage with an instrument, and better then that... having the respect of the musicians on stage because they know if they piss you off, with a single throw of a switch you can blow them to smithereens..

So now the band is at its prime the name changes again to TRIXX, we have the respect of many followers we are being sort after by many clubs on the island and new jersey to play for them, we open for a few headliners, Rick derringer, Johnny winters, the good rats (got to love them) to name a few. Just as we really start to excel tragedy strikes, Gary our lead guitarist gets killed in a car accident in Sayville after we finished playing a local club... It's something that took years for me to get over, he was my friend and like a brother to me. That pretty much sealed it for me, the band went into a different directions, Gary was replaced by a guy named Bryan Unger. Who by the way is an excellent guitarist, I still get some of my peeps who used to see us play tell me that the lights were amazing, they loved the flash bombs.

Of course thanks to a few morons who burned clubs down, that aspect of the light shows are gone.. assholes... use flash powder not black powder geez really? and to fast forward to my life now, I'm in corporate America, making no money hating what I do, and not a day goes by where I don't totally miss those days, and trust me this was a watered down version, I relive my youth and love of the music scene thru cousins and friends who I respect for sticking it out in a very tough field. Oh and 1 side note, Everyone has a hero they look up to sometime in their life, and even though they may never say anything to anyone about it, My cousin Frankie, I was never more proud of a guy (served in VIET NAM IN THE 60'S) I will always look up to that guy for what he did, so many people came back all fucked up from that war, I had a draft card, if the draft would have continued I would have been drafted, and who knows where that would have led to.

So here is my advice, follow what makes you happy take a gamble, give the other guy a break maybe he's having a rough day just like you, and take that step back and a deep breath. In the end your destiny is where it leads you...

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Marketing Success! Online Seminar!; The magic of being aware


01.14.11

News Letter – Marketing Success! Online Seminar!; The magic of being aware

It is finally Saturday. And by finally, we mean “It is another amazing week that has gone by!” Think positively about your life, where you are, where you are going and how you got here. Of course, embrace what is to come next. Each week BBR Productions Inc. sets personal goals for this company to help people out, ourselves and see a growth in possibilities. We've hit those goals every week, and now that we showed you a great way to start Goal setting, we have faith in you to complete your personal goals weekly as well.

To start, each week Make A Right Left Here TV has had a new guest on. Which was a goal for the new year. This coming Tuesday at 7pm on www.MakeARightLeftHere.com we will have Erin Chase back on the show. She will most likely sing a song, who knows. You'll have to come and listen. Maybe even a song you've never heard from her before! For now, go www.ChaseTheMusic.net with Erin Chase and download her song “Fraud” for free. A gift to you all.

Things we are happy to say is Martyrd beat Altayon in the race for the higher spot on Reverbnation. Coming in at position 120 on the National Metal charts. Altayon reached 165 on the National Charts. Both bands are still allowing free downloads of their music as well. More great things coming from these bands. Martyrd has a video coming out soon www.Martyrd.com and Altayon will be releasing an acoustic album “Altayon in the raw” www.Altayon.com in the next couple of months. Martyrd has done a lot of wonderful things working with BBR Productions Inc. and have grown vastly over these few months through our tutelage. We are excited to continue a growing and healthy working relationship with such a talented band.

Speaking of tutelage... Every 3rd Thursday of each month we have a free seminar expressing successful options on how to utilize Networking, Marketing and Practice skills. S.M.A.R.T. Goal setting and ultimately showing you how to think positive towards bringing reality to your dreams. This seminar is not limited to a physical audience in our Miller Place office. You will be able to watch the seminar directly from our website and associated companies.

www.BytheBloodoftheRoseProductions.com and www.MakeARightLeftHere.com where the seminar will be from 7pm till 830pm this Thursday the 19th of January.

Tomorrow continues our Guest Blog Sunday. This week we'll hear from Lenny Bellezza about his time in the music scene back in the day. And about taking a gamble. It is always better to try then to dream.

BBR Productions Inc. Is still holding auditions for Hamlet - Click here -----> Link

Don't forget BBR Productions Inc. can help market your company through Branding Building, Advertisement and Exposure. We're also a leading developer of ideas and possibilities. Our office number is 631.599.2263

Peace in harmony, until again...

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Just to finish up S.M.A.R.T. Goals;


Today's Tip – Just to finish up S.M.A.R.T. Goals;

Last week we went over how to set S.M.A.R.T. Goals and gave you a handy printable form to help you accomplish them. Today we are going to go over some other things about goals to help you with your journey just a bit more.

For many of us goals aren't something we really use, dreams yes, wishes, of course, but goals... not so much. We dream and wish about what it is we want to achieve in life but make no solid plans to get there. Setting goals and following them is like having a map of sorts. Dreams are meaningless until written down, only then do they become reality. How to get there though, how to reach them, thats where planning comes into play.

Jotting things down on a piece of paper won't be enough. Making notes here and there wont help you in the long run, although to help you organize your thoughts they could be very helpful. Most times you have this big dream you wish to achieve. Something vague and yet specific at the same time, “I want to be rich,” I want to be famous,” I want a pet monkey.” Things like that. Those are dreams and they can be achieved but not without some very hard work, dedication, planning and some luck. Yes I said Luck there is always an “X” factor, we all know this to be true, at least with things that are intangible like fame. If you have more grounded dreams like “Own my home and have no debt.” That doesn’t need the x-factor or luck. Just dedication and sacrifice.

So here are a few things to keep in mind along with your goal setting and plans.

1. Make sure your end goal is what you want. Don't go after something someone else would want or something you think you should want, but something you actually want to achieve. This take some introspection and thought. Put some time into it or you could end up half way down the wrong path before you realize your mistake.

2. You will have more than one goal, you should have several both long term and short. Your short term goals should help you get to the long term ones. None of them should contradict each other. Trying to buy a home and pay it off while only holding a part time job while working on your acting don't go together very well.

3. Develop goals for all areas of your life. Social, Spiritual, Physical, Financial the list goes on. Figure out whats important to you and build a cohesive plan and goals to help you get there.

4. Never ever write goals like a pessimist. It is self defeating. Focus on what you will achieve not what gets left in the dust.

5. Spend some time thinking about what life will be like when you hit those goals... It will help motivate you.

6. Aim a bit higher then you are comfortable with. Most people will aim a bit lower so they have more confidence but aiming higher will be more motivational. Motivation is more important then comfort and will do more for you.

Now a few other things for you to be aware of. People will try to bring you down once you start taking active steps to improve your situation. Unless the people around you are important to your plans I would suggest not letting them know what you are doing, at least not specifically. Human nature is to bring others down to their level, you may not agree with me but take a look around at the world and rethink that impression. You will be mocked and made fun of both behind your back and to your face because you are taking an active role in what is your life. Even your friends will do this, not out of malice but because they don't understand. That's alright they don't need to as long as you do.

Keep looking at your goals as you go along, make changes when you need to no plan ever survives the first attack, adjust as you need, there isn't anything wrong with making changes as you get more information. Consider it a learning curve. Come up with a routine to look over your goals at least once a week (I suggest at least three times). Use it like a touchstone to re-affirm yourself to your plans. Take this time to do step 5 from above a little dreaming won't hurt you so long as that’s not all you do.

Good Luck!!

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Friday, January 13, 2012

S.M.A.R.T .Goals!; I am Time-Bound with “T”!


Today's Tip – S.M.A.R.T .Goals!; I am Time-Bound with “T”! -

Last letter today for our weeks worth of goal setting with S.M.A.R.T goals. So lets finish off with what I consider one of the most important parts, “T” For time-bound.

Time Bound – Your goal and even the steps on the way to that goal should be time-bound. Without a time frame to help track how you are doing there will be no sense of urgency. Saying “I want to get in shape,” without a date to do so by could mean anything. Saying things like “Someday I want to lose ten pounds,” doesn't count and won’t work. If you put a finish date on something you are much more likely to finish and thus reach your goals.

Be reasonable in picking your finish date. If it's for weight loss find out what a healthy amount is to lose per week. Use your past experiences to ascertain how much time to give yourself. Think of how much effort yo put into it and act accordingly. This time you will be putting more into it so shave a day off, then shave some more time off of it to help give you that sense of urgency. Think back to school and how much more you could get done when you had a project due in the morning and hadn't started it yet. Chances are you got it done, you didn't have a choice give yourself that same opportunity to shine with your goals now.

That's all there is to it. Be specific in what it is you wish to achieve. Make it something you can measure and track so you have a sense of accomplishment. Be certain it is something that you can take action on and not something that only someone else can do for you. Have a firm grip on reality when starting your goal don't over reach so far that you fail, stretch goals are good but don't set yourself up for failure. Finally put a time frame on your goal, make it an imperative, allow it to give you a sense of urgency.

If all goes well attached to this last blog post for the week there is a link to download a goal setting worksheet that you are free to use to help you out. Good luck with all of your goals and remember, we are here to help. Give us a call or come on in to the office.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

S.M.A.R.T .Goals!; Realistically R, for real!


Today's Tip – S.M.A.R.T .Goals!; Realistically R, for real! -

So today is an “R” type of day! Which I guess means that reality has settled in for the long haul... I'm not a fan of reality as a whole but in this case, I suppose we will make an exception. Today on the S.M.A.R.T. Goal journey we are looking at the letter “R” for Realistic!

Realistic, In order to have a realistic goal it needs to have two things going for it. First, it has to be something that you are actually willing to do. Second It needs to be something you are able to do. There is nothing wrong with it being a bit higher than you are comfortable with, that still makes it realistic. Only you can decide what is realistic for you. Other people are not you, and their goals and achievements should never be the benchmark you use to compare against.

Having a higher goal is usually easier, yes easier than a lower one. Low goals don't really do much to motivate you. It makes it seem as though you can do it whenever you get to it. Set your goals realistically but also in a way that gives it a sense of urgency. Now you feel under a bit of pressure, pressure is good. Pressure is what turns common coal into diamonds.

So let's take a look at the goal again we originally used “Join XYZ Gym in Springfield by the 3rd of January and sign up to go three days per week.” That's reality for you. You may think that getting to the Gym is easy, maybe it is for you. It comes down to who's benchmark you are going to use. For me getting out to the Gym three days a week would take a whole lot of effort so this would be realistic for me to accomplish. For others like my partner, three days would be business as usual. Adjust the example to fit your needs.

Tomorrow we will do “T” for ticking time bomb... or “Time-bound.” If I can manage to figure it out we will also be adding in a printable worksheet to help you with your goal setting. I haven't quite worked out how to add it into the various different blogs we use yet. We may just have it link over to our main site. Until tomorrow!!

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

S.M.A.R.T .Goals!; Actionable A!


Today's Tip – S.M.A.R.T .Goals!; Actionable A! -

Wow almost halfway through this week and already we are on the letter “A” for actionable. I know I'm excited as well. So why not get right to it. If you are just joining us today you have missed

“Specific,” and “Measurable.” So you should go back to blog posts and catch up with the class.

So what do we mean by actionable? Simple put something that you can take action upon. Things that you can effect and change to help you. You need to be able to do something about the goal you have chosen and then set up steps to reach them it. Steps are useful and necessary to the entire process. They help you have a sense of achievement and also tie in to measurable to help you hit the goal. Small steps are fine even baby steps are still steps and there is nothing wrong with it. Step one of our original goal to “Join XYZ Gym in Springfield by the 3rd of January and sign up to go three days per week.” some of the steps could look like this.

Step 1: Find out how much it is
Step 2: Put aside the funds to do this
Step 3: Call “XYZ” and find out what you need to bring when joining.
Step 4: Go To Gym on Jan 2nd and sign up.
Step 5: Go to the Gym on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays.

Easy right? You could do all of that in one day. It may seem entirely foolish and when you get comfortable structuring your goals this way you wont need that extra crutch any longer and your steps will be larger and perhaps further spaced out but for now it helps to build good habits. You may want more steps after five and that would be great, for a while but at some point your goal will change into something else life “Lose X pounds per month through healthy eating and attending the gym.” This goal builds off the prior one to help you get closer to that big dream you had originally which was. “Get in Shape!” See what happens. Your goals evolve as you progress on the path.

So that’s it for “Actionable”, next up is “Realistic” helping you to set real goals that you can achieve through step by step actions that are specific.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

S.M.A.R.T .Goals!; M is for Measurable!


Today's Tip – S.M.A.R.T .Goals!; M is for Measurable! -

Today class we will be going over the second letter for the S.M.A.R.T. Goal setting ways. That's right the Letter “M” for measurable. Measurement is a good thing right? We use measurements to make things like... COOKIES! It should also be used in Goal setting so that you can track your progress.

I bet you are wondering why it is important to be able to measure your progress on the journey to your goal. I'm going to give you a few reasons, enough that hopefully everyone will understand. For those of you who play MMORPG's the example is easy... Levels... you keep playing till you level up, and once you are at max level you still play only now for gear or perhaps to grief others... depends really. For those trying to lose weight, they weigh themselves... Why? So they feel better about how well they are doing and stay motivated to continue their weight-loss program. How about sports? Say fantasy football even. You keep track of stats so you can improve right. You get the idea?

Measurable – Making a criteria that can be used to track your progress in reaching your set goal.

If you can see how you are progressing it helps you stay on track to hit your goal in the set amount of time. You also get a motivational boost from hitting these “benchmarks," which helps you push on toward that goal. Having some trouble deciding on whether the goal you have set is something you can measure? Ask yourself a few simple questions to help you. How much of something do you need daily, weekly or even monthly. If you can't track your progress, then you need to rework your goal so that you can. It's not a SMART goal if there is no way for you to see how well you are progressing. With this in place you can tell if you need to change tactics in order to achieve your goal. In our example yesterday we used this as a goal “Join XYZ Gym in Springfield by the 3rd of January and sign up to go three days per week.” See there three days per week. Something you can check off and track as you go to the gym. Its okay to do more than three but three is the minimum you want to hit in order to get the desired result of getting in shape.

Tomorrow, we will be going over the next letter. “A” for actionable. Not much point in setting goals you can do nothing about. World peace, for example, is great and maybe you can help do this but you need to start small.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

S.M.A.R.T .Goals!; What is a S.M.A.R.T. GOAL?


Today's Tip – S.M.A.R.T .Goals!; What is a S.M.A.R.T. GOAL?

This week we have decided on writing about some basic goal setting. It occurs to me that we should have done this prior to New Years so you could get some assistance with your resolutions, but we didn't. If you would like to take those resolutions though and rework them to fit into a proper goal format, we can certainly do that.

Goals are simple things, achieving them takes effort. In order to help you reach your goals, there are many different acronyms and ways to go about remembering them. I like S.M.A.R.T., which can be broken down several ways I use Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic and Time bound. Actionable you could see replaced with attainable and achievable but to me those both fall under realistic so stick with Actionable. It is not the first goal-setting acronym I learned, but it is the most effective for me. Let's start today with Specific!

Specific: Being specific helps to narrow your focus to the essential elements. Some things to keep in mind.
Who: This will usually be you unless you have employees. Then it could be one of them. Use a name, though remember to be specific.
What: What is it you want them to do?
Where: Where is this going to take place?
When: When will it happen, for how long?
Why: What is the purpose, why are you doing this?

Here is a great example of a really awful goal: “Get in Shape!” I bet several of you used that for your new year's resolution. It's vague, unspecific and won't work. A specific goal would have said. “Join XYZ Gym in Springfield by the 3rd of January and sign up to go three days per week.” I'm sure you can see the difference between the two goals. One of them is a good goal and one of them is a dream, and a bad one at that. Simply saying I want to get in shape is no different then saying I want to be rich or I want to be famous. We all want things, the question is what will you do to get them. Might I suggest setting goals as a way to help you get to where you're aiming.

So there you are folks. Go look at your resolutions again and make sure they are specific. Tomorrow will be brought to you by the letter “M”, “M” is for measurable

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Little Big Planet turned huge; Guest Blogger: Jason Ioffe


Today's Tip – Little Big Planet turned huge; Guest Blogger: Jason Ioffe (Freelance programmer and graphic artist. Specializing in C++, Java and Adobe Suite) www.Foofles.blogspot.com

For over 10 years, my hands shaped countless maelstroms of computer code into manifestations of digital elegance. Suffice it to say, I'm a freelance programmer and graphic designer. I contracted my services to numerous small and local businesses, offering solutions ranging from e-commerce to video games. Although none of my clients were particularly high profile, I did hone my skills and talents from those years of work. Like most who grew up to the sweet sounds of 8-bit orchestras, my dream was to work on upscale video game projects. In between other projects, I've always worked on computer games; either purely for sport, as a learning experience, or for minor commercial projects.

Of course, I enjoyed playing video games as much as working on them. Naturally, LittleBigPlanet for the PlayStation 3 immediately caught my interest. The game's style is endearing, with plush characters and cardboard sets that really help tap into the proverbial inner-child. Most importantly, the game revolves around user-generated content. With LittleBigPlanet's vast toolset, players can create and share their own characters, levels, and even entire games. Finally, all those years of working with Adobe Photoshop and 3D Studio Max would come to some use: I'd get to make levels in LittleBigPlanet to run around in with sack puppets!

Initially, my published works didn't gain much attention, but my efforts would soon pay off. Out of nowhere I was contacted by a 3rd Party liaison for Sony Computer Entertainment of Europe. Not only did they see my work, but they were so impressed that they contracted me to produce bonus content for the special edition of LittleBigPlanet. Needless to say, I was overjoyed to accept the offer and put everything I had into the project. For the better part of the year, I worked hard, under a strict non-disclosure agreement, to perfect my contribution to the game. I couldn't wait to see the final product and be able to share my experiences with all my friends.

That marked my first “big” project. Hopefully, it won't be my last. After working on that, I made several contacts and friends within game studios and hope to work with them again in the future. If that experience taught me anything, it's that you should never stop doing what you're good at. Personal talent can take a life-time to discover, so if you're fortunate to have unraveled that part of your life's puzzle then you should put everything you have towards it. You never know when the right people will see your skills in action. Sometimes the medium might seem unorthodox, but if the world is never exposed to your work, then it will never be recognized.

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