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Worthwhile Workshop Alert! Alanna Fero’s Self-Creation 2012: Awareness in Action

January 9, 2012

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I don’t pimp out too many workshops here, other than my own (and my new one with Mike Vardy, coming soon in February!). Exceptions are worth making, however, for a few of my friends who are also my own guides: Linda Naiman being one, and Alanna Fero being another. When I took a job after […]

Brian Atene on personal, thespianal, and alcoholic marketing strategy

April 24, 2010

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You may be familiar with internet superstar Brian Atene from his impressive, even unforgettable debut in Hello Mister Kubrick, or perhaps our longtime fandom over on raincoaster.com, or maybe you’re familiar with The Greatest Motivational Video Ev-Ar! Here we present his musings on jobhunting, resume preparation, Sir Lawrence Olivier, Italian restaurants, personal presentation, satori, the […]

Comments and Community Management: A raincoastermedia Workshop at WordCamp Victoria

April 7, 2010

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Image by Kjirstin via Flickr Yes, I’m teaching at WordCamp Victoria again, May 15th. I love Victoria, and it’s an easy day trip from Vancouver; moreso for us carless ones now that the Canada Line connects with the bus out to the ferry terminal. I’m really looking forward to this and to spending another day […]

Eastside Stories: The People. The Voices

June 5, 2009

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I got this in an email a few weeks ago, and the full version is over on the Heart of the City website. Eastside Stories: The People, The Voices Friday June 19 to Sunday June 21 Locations in the Downtown Eastside, including Carnegie Community Centre and radha yoga & eatery. Most events are free. Eastside […]

If Things Look Down, Look Up

December 3, 2007

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This is a marvelously inspirational column by Thomas Hoving, heartlessly stolen from the December, 1985 issue of the now-defunct and oft-lamented Connoiseur magazine. Early this fall, I had one of those “Chicken Little” kinds of days. Not only the sky but the whole world seemed to be collapsing. Riots, bombings, apartheid, earthquakes, and plane crashes […]

the elevator pitch on speed

September 10, 2007

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If you’re a jobseeker or entrepreneur, you’ve heard of the elevator pitch, that sixty second script about yourself and your work that you’re supposed to have burned into your subconscious, ready to whip out at any time in case you share an elevator with Bill Gates on some distant, blessed day. I think Gates has […]

momo’s call to action

September 4, 2007

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If you’re at all serious about making positive change in your life, and doing it now, rather than in some faint, far-off perhaps never to be realized distant wonderland, you should watch this video. Now. :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::