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Three different events this week — 2 career-oriented and one new media

September 18th, 2011 Comments off

Hello all!

This is a busy week for me — surprisingly busy for December and you can join me at 3 different events. Two are focused on your career and one on blogging and New Media.

Here is the info and links for all of them.

Douglas


Social Media and Your Career Panel

Panel: Social Media and Your Career – Registration now open! – Part of Social Media Week 2011

Registration is now open for this panel discussion, which is part of Social Media Week 2011 – taking place throughout the world! — Douglas

LOS ANGELES

Social Media and Your Career

Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Congregational Church of Northridge

Building the career you deserve means becoming both director and promoter of it–No one cares as much about your career as you do. This means taking the lead in ‘Telling people what you do and how you do it!” Social media provides the tools needed to develop the jobs and projects that make one’s career unique and fulfilling.This panel will give practical information about how to use social media to build the career you desire. We’ll talk not only about the “why” of social media, but also about “how” it can, and should, be used, so that you are in control of all aspects of your career.

LOCATION
Congregational Church of Northridge, 9659 Balboa BoulevardNorthridge, 91325

Register for Free Today!


TECHmunch Food Blogger Conference

I  have just been asked to moderate at panel discussion at the TECHmunch Food Blogger Conference being held in Santa Monica, California on Friday, September 23, 2011.

TECHmunch is a series of conferences in cities across the U.S. designed to help food bloggers gain the hands-on digital media, marketing and business skills they need to make their blogs more personally and financially rewarding. Each conference features leading experts in a range of disciplines — from digital publishing and search engine optimization to public relations and online advertising. TECHmunch was created by BakeSpace.com Founder Babette Pepaj, who serves as its producer and host.

I will be moderating the session titled, “Tips on Creating and Distributing Mouthwatering Multimedia Content” with panel members Sara O’Donnell (@averagebetty), Producer and Host of AverageBetty.comDiane Cu (@whiteonrice), Photographer and Publisher of White on Rice Couple.comSandi McKenna (@McMedia), Host of Midlife Roadtrip.comJohn Trefry Video Producer, Docstoc.com (formerly Video Producer Mahalo.com creating videos for Recipe.com).

If you are a food blogger, or just thinking of becoming one, TECHmunch could be a great way to jumpstart your knowledge and connections. Join me on September 23, 2011!

Register for TECHmunch

TECHMunch Web Site




CareerCampSFV (San Fernando Valley) – Saturday, September 24, 2011

CAREERCAMP SFV!

Join us for CareerCampSFV this September. Get your free tickets here!

A full day of great discussions, speakers and career building information to “Help you Build the Career You Deserve!”

The Congregational Church of Northridge

9659 Balboa Boulevard

Northridge, CA 91325

 

Stay tuned to this blog for more information.

We look forward to seeing you at CareerCampSFV!


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I Like This – September 13, 2011

September 12th, 2011 Comments off

A collection of interesting items I found in my daily reading.

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Book Reading: Mastering Monologues and Acting Sides: How to Audition Successfully for Both Traditional and New Media

September 8th, 2011 Comments off

Mastering monologues

My wife, Rosanne Welch, will be attending a book signing on Thursday, October 13 at 7pm at Book Soup on Sunset Blvd for this book by Janet Wilcox that includes a chunk of scenes from one of her unproduced pilots. There will also be a reading held in New York City.

Rosanne and I met Janet while teaching at UCLA Extension and she asked if Rosanne had any unproduced work she could consider – and ended up really liking the one she sent.  So though Rosanne never saw the piece performed on film, she now knows tons of aspiring actors are using her words to polish their craft. Kind of fun.

I have also been a guest speaker on new media and podcasting at Janet’s UCLA Extension Voiceover class for the last 2 years.

Working voice actors, some our friends, will be reading scenes included in the book for a live demonstration of voice acting.

According to Amazon.com “Mastering Monologues and Acting Sides: How to Audition Successfully for Both Traditional and New Media” by Janet Wilcox teaches actors how to audition for anything from webisodes to Shakespeare. Scripts, acting technique tips, and exercises keep a performer toned and ready, while industry experts give advice on how to audition professionally.

Book Soup

October  13th – 7PM-9PM

1818 Sunset Blvd.W. Hollywood, CA 90069

 

Actors Connection

Sat. Oct. 22nd – 2:30-4:30

630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 1410(between 44th & 45th)New York, NY 10036

Panel: Social Media and Your Career – Registration now open! – Part of Social Media Week 2011

September 6th, 2011 Comments off

Registration is now open for this panel discussion, which is part of Social Media Week 2011 – taking place throughout the world! — Douglas


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LOS ANGELES

Social Media and Your Career

Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Congregational Church of Northridge

Building the career you deserve means becoming both director and promoter of it–No one cares as much about your career as you do. This means taking the lead in ‘Telling people what you do and how you do it!” Social media provides the tools needed to develop the jobs and projects that make one’s career unique and fulfilling.This panel will give practical information about how to use social media to build the career you desire. We’ll talk not only about the “why” of social media, but also about “how” it can, and should, be used, so that you are in control of all aspects of your career.

LOCATION
Congregational Church of Northridge, 9659 Balboa BoulevardNorthridge, 91325

Register for Free Today!

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I Like This – September 6, 2011

September 5th, 2011 Comments off

A collection of interesting items I found in my daily reading.

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Event: NPS Movies by Moonlight: Beau Geste with hike to actual location – Sat, Sep 10

September 5th, 2011 Comments off

Moonlight movie

National Park Service

Movies by Moonlight

Paramount Ranch

September 10, 2011 Saturday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Beau Geste (1939) Starring Gary cooper and directed by William Wellman, this melodramatic and high-adventure tale, with classic desert settings, was shot in part at Paramount Ranch. Join a ranger at 6pm for a short hike to the actual location. For more info: 805-370-230

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Food: Pizza night at home – Dreams of Sicily

September 3rd, 2011 Comments off

I do love my pizza and after almost 3 weeks back from Sicily I was having a bit of a pizza craving. I looked back through my Google Shared items and found this No-Knead Pizza Crust recipe. After a quick mix in the stand mixer, it just as to rise for 2 hours. I then formed it into 3 pizza crusts and 4 dinner rolls.

Pizza After with Provolone and Salami

PIzza before Pizza After with Provolone and Salami Margarita Pizza for Rosanne Margarita Pizza for Rosanne

I topped mine with some provolone cheese, some fresh mozzarella and and some salami slices. Rosanne made a traditional Margharita pizza with tomatoes, fresh basil from the garden and mozzarella cheese. They  baked up really well, but I need to work and get them even thinner to more closely match the Sicilian style crust which is thin, thin, thin. The sauce is my our family red sauce — my own recipe.

 

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Food: Peanut butter cookies with Nutella Schmear

September 2nd, 2011 Comments off

I have had a taste for something sweet each evening, much as we enjoyed after each cena (dinner) on our Sicily Trip. The taste of Nutella is ever-present in our memories so I thought…why not combine the traditional American flavor of a good peanut butter cookie with just a little schmear of Nutella on top.

Here are the results.

Peanut Butter Cookies with Nutella Schmear

I think it actually worked very well. The Nutella hardens up a bit, turning almost into a fudgy frosting on top. It lends just a nice hint of chocolate and hazelnuts without overwhelming the cookie. I would definitely do this again.

Recipe: Peanut Butter Cookies from the Joy of Cooking

What are your favorite cookie recipes? I am always looking for new things to try during our Annual Christmas Cookie Party. Share your favorites in the comments.

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