Come join me and my musical friends on Friday January 30, 2015 for a fun and relaxing night of acoustic music.
This will be an unplugged show and in the round with area songwriters Beth Kille, Teddy Davenport & Keith Hampton (and me).
Here are the details:
Tuvalu Coffeehouse & Gallery
Midwinter Acoustic Song Swap
300 S. Main St. Verona, WI
Fri. Jan. 30, 2015
As a multi-faceted creative entrepreneur, I have a soft spot in my heart for others who move beyond the bounds of a single creative discipline.
In fact, most creative people I know cannot box themselves into a single creative discipline. There is too much fluidity in creativity -- often one creative pursuit spills over and inspires another.
The individual creative process of any one discipline tends to follow a similar framework from one to another. However, the execution and final artistic output ends up being different given the creative discipline one is working in.
All that is to say, it makes perfect sense to me why creative individuals like, Vashmere Valentine, can move easily, and be successful in, film direction, screenwriting photography and more.
An even more extraordinary feat for creatives is not only their ability to produce quality, professional-level work, but also their ability to gain entrepreneurial success with their endeavors.
The mix of art and commerce that balances artistic integrity with audience appeal allowing the creator to yield income from their work is often more rare than simply finding great artists who can produce wonderful work.
That's the main difference, in my opinion, between creative entrepreneurs and those who create...
Creative entrepreneurs focus on compelling stories and the right process to produce their final vision. However, they also are able to understand, balance and interweave the business of bringing their creation to their intended audience.
This extra nuanced knowledge intertwined within the creative process helps keep a project in scope for the desired creative and business outcome.
Those who want creative success must find a way to produce great work and understand how to bridge the gap between beautiful art and value for which people are willing to pay.
Posted by Nick Venturella
From this post on Buffer, Facebook is limiting the reach of your Facebook Page marketing messages to your "Likes" or Page connections.
Here's a bit from the Buffer post:
"Facebook will begin monitoring and reducing the appearance of overly promotional posts from Pages, beginning in January 2015. Overly promotional posts, according to Facebook, may include:
Pages that post promotional creative should expect their organic distribution to fall significantly over time."
In other words, if you use a Facebook Page as your main business website, you will want to consider creating a website that you own for your business, building an email list or community around your own site and migrating away from your Facebook Page as your main online business hub.
The reason, as mentioned in the Buffer post, is most of your Facebook Page posts won't be seen by your intended audience. As a result you stand to lose referrals and business leads because they aren't seeing your Facebook Page postings.
Posted by: Nick Venturella
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