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There are very few business ventures today that don't require some form or degree of entertaining. This can be an enjoyable experience or an absolute nightmare depending upon your level of expertise and your comfort with entertaining business guests. If you are shy or new to the entertaining environment, you don't want to look like a scared rabbit or behave in a manner that lets others know you are petrified. You want to appear poised and gracious at all times.
Join Choices host, Judi Moreo, author of the best-selling book, You Are More Than Enough: Every Woman's Guide to Purpose, Passion, and Power, as she discusses how you can appear as though business entertaining is old hat to you. Judi will address how to choose the venue and the menu, entertaining the international guest, choosing a wine, and what to do with business cards and much, much more.
ArtFairCalendar.com has just finished its 2nd annual "America's Best Art Fairs" survey and we announce the winners. This is the only national online survey of the country's juried art fairs and craft shows, designed to reward the festivals that create opportunities connecting artists and communities to celebrate the arts.
We asked our mailing list of over 50,000 art fair patrons what was the best art fair in the country and had an amazing nationwide response. Nearly 90% of the respondents completed the lengthy 20 question survey and the answers were both expected and intriguing.
Not surprisingly: people love to attend art fairs and many travel long distances to do so. The overall conclusion is: Art is Alive and Well in America and attendance at the nation's shows is proof of that.
Listen to find out what the Top 50 shows in the country are as voted on by the people who attend them and collect art. Find out which they have chosen as the best regional fairs, best urban fair, best small market show and the best cities for art fairs.
We'll share the survey answers on:
what makes a show "Best"
why people say they attend an art fair
how art fair goers find out about shows to attend
why they don't attend shows they used to love
how far they travel to art fairs
their suggestions for show organizers
Laura Berarducci from the Ann Arbor Convention & Visitors Bureau also reports on the economic impact of the Ann Arbor Art Fairs in that community.
The mission of ArtFairCalendar.com is to promote the unique American tradition of art fairs by showcasing the events where art collectors find hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind fine work for sale and encourage the interaction of client and creator.
This segment is pre our conversation with Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton
Today on the Art 4 All People airwaves we are going to have an engaging dialogue with the Co-Founder's of Art is Moving and Art 4 All People. We will talk about Art as a form of Service, Art Break Day, Volunterism, and Transformation.
Art is Moving is a non-profit organization whose main goal is for all people to discover the benefits of art. Art matters and is a necessary component to a heathly society because it is an exquisite tool for learning about oneself, expressing one's emotions and thoughts, and offers the opportunity for a community to come together and grow. There are several ways to experience art and feel its positive impact. You can make it, talk about it, look at it - all are essential and Art is Moving exists to ensure that everyone is provided the opportunity to do all three without fear. Art is Moving's annual Art Break Day involves several cities from around the world coming together to offer FREE art making to anyone and everyone. It is easy to join in the fun, You can donate, sponsor, volunteer, or host an Art Break Day in your city.
Art is Moving is Co-Founded by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton and (Art 4 All People's) Lisa Rasmussen
Join artist and marketing expert Leslie Saeta as she highlights way to sell your art. Leslie is joined by May co-host Margaret Sheldon. Today's show is about the best way to find help with your art business. If you are looking for ways to free up moe time in the studio then it might be time to find an intern or a virtual assistant. Don’t miss this show because getting help might be exactly what you need to take your art business to the next level!
How do I get into the good art fairs and how do I make money when I get there?
These are the universal questions that need to be answered for earning a living in the fine art and fine craft show business. Our expert guests Larry Berman and Bruce Baker lead the way.
Larry Berman lends his expertise on creating great images that will "wow" they jury and Bruce Baker shares his experience on creating a great booth and meeting the customer. Between the two you'll have the answers and there is only one thing left for you to do: make great art.
Larry Berman has a long career in photography, including being the staff photographer for the NY Nets. He has been exhibiting at art fairs for over 30 years and was one of the first to recognize the importance of digital imagery in the art fair business and was responsible for the ZAPP image format which displays all jury images the same size. He has built a career improving jury images for artists and/or photographing their artwork. He has held seminars on jury images and does consulting with artists and art fairs.
Bruce Baker began selling his jewelry at retail and wholesale shows in the 1980's. Taking what he learned there he began consulting full time in 2005 sharing his retailing and business experience with a variety of groups ranging from Artists, Main Street Merchants, to Farm Market vendors, conducting over 600 marketing and production related workshops in the past two decades. He leads training sessions helping artists be more productive and competitive in the international marketplace.
Between the two you'll have all the answers and there is only one thing left for you to do: make great art. Only you can do that part.
All right ladies & genetlmen of business, it's time for you to stop being so frightened of laws and lawmakers, and start seeing their advantage for your firms. As an Election Day Special, host Bart Jackson invites New Jersey Senator Linda Greenstein on as guest to set the record straight about Political Parties - the Environment - Unions - Minimum Wage - Taxes - and which laws & lawmakers are proving themselves business friendly. Prepare to let go of your misconceptions and learn the many profitable benefits in dealing with government - the correct way. This will be a hot one you do not want to miss.
Today we will have a lively conversaton with artist Carol DuChamp about the Art of Life and the Art of Trekking. She is fellow Arts and Healing artist and currently she is in our Art 4 All People exhibiton, MUSE: The Art of Transformation and Healing at the Institute for Art and Healing at Commonweal in Bolinas. Listen in for the transformation.
A local Bolinas resident, Carol Duchamp began her practice as a painter in 1985 under the watercolor mentorship of artist Jackie Kirk, and began exhibiting her paintings in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1993.
Indeterminacy and chance play a role, as does the element of water. Carol paints on pre-soaked 300-lb Arches watercolor paper. Her process takes place in the unplanned moment. This is both the beauty and the challenge. If the spirit is clear at the time of painting, access to intuitive resources becomes easier. If the mind is cluttered, the level of concentration is diminished and the result put at risk.
Carol is passionate about the healing powers of creativity, and imagination as essential creative principle. She taught Healing Art Transition courses at UC Santa Cruz Extension and enjoys helping others nurture their inner artist. She studied Transformative Arts at JFKU in Berkeley. She is founder and director of Art Trek, a small company that orchestrates travel study art classes to exotic such as France, French Polynesia, Italy, the American Southwest and Bali & Java, Indonesia. Carol is also a writer whose novella Garlic and Roses is nearing completion.
destinations such as France, French Polynesia, Italy, the American Southwest and Bali & Java, Indonesia. Carol is also a writer whose novella Garlic and Roses is nearing completion.
Wine may be bottled poetry and elegant joy, but it stands as one of the toughest business operations to bring to fruition. In celebration of harvest time and New Jersey Wine Week, host Bart Jackson invites Larry Sharrott, president of the Garden State Winegrowers Association and owner of Sharrott Winery to discuss the business side of titilating your palate. Winemaking is regulated heavily by the hand of law, blessed by the god Bacchus, and, often as not, cursed by winds of fate and weather. New Jersey vintners have been steadily advancing the overdue respect for Garden State wines - an amazingly clever tale of branding. Tune in and learn how farmers survive and thrive making the beverage the whole globe enjoys.
In this show honoring our veterans, Bill and Rick discuss the incredible degree of involvement our service men and women have in the workforce, as well as the training and development programs available to vets and their families and how they might access the necessary capital to start an enduring business enterprise. We dedicate this show to our veterans and pledge that WFB Legal Consulting, Inc. and R2 Visual Studios, as well as The Bottled Business Sense Show, will always be there to lend a hand.
As a housewife, Carole Dean, took a $20 bill and turned it into a $50 million a year industry when she coined the phrase “short ends” and began buying and selling film left over from production. She was instrumental in the birth of the Hollywood independent film community which took advantage of her discounted raw stock. In 1992, Carole created the Roy W. Dean Grant which has provided filmmakers with millions of dollars in goods and services and played a crucial role in establishing the careers of our most important documentary filmmakers.
Carole is the author of The Art of Film Funding: Alternative Financing Concepts, now in its second edition, and The Art of Manifesting: Creating Your Future. She is the executive producer for Women Behind the Camera, BAM 6.6, American Chain Gang and Step Away From the Stone. Carole is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award 2012 from the Women's International Film & Television Showcase (TheWIFTS), and is also a partner with Indiegogo raising over a half million dollars with filmmakers.
For more information about Carole Dean and From the Heart Productions please visit www.FromtheHeartProductions.com.
Steve Beatty interviews business value acceleration author Kevin Short, asset protection attorney Jeffrey Verdon, employment attorney Anne Hilbert, marketers Ely Delaney and Steve Smith and leadership expert Chuck Morrison today at 1 pm PST
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