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I’m Going to be a Producer!

Oh, ye denizens of Pasadena who subscribe to cable (sorry, Altadena). If I can hold it together to go to four classes, four weeks in a row (at no cost) and do 20 hours of volunteer work, then my buddy Linden and I are going to produce a show on KPAS 56.

Okay, I’ve been to one class to become a producer, but who knows what the future may bring? If my day job pans out (to keep the roof between the rain and me), and I figure out how to Do It All (ha ha), then p’raps some original content *with pizazz* might be coming your way. Production is a team effort, so even if I flake get sucked up by the day job, Linden is such a force of nature that I feel confident You Will See A New Show on KPAS 56.

Oh, Altadena, get yer knickers outta the twist they are in. You and the rest of the world (with web-access) will be able to see a live stream on the Internet (click through as needed).

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Tonight’s no-cost class at the Pasadena Community Network office/studio, the free class, the class (did I mention it was free?) had the most students of any class in recent years (so said the instructor). That’s what an economic recession will do. Same goes for library usage–way up in this economy.

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The bright and wonderful Lilli Cloud sent me her most recent newsletter (subscribe). In addition to good information about how the smart workers might respond (she would probably say ‘position themselves’) in light of the current economic landscape, Lilli writes:

I’ve never met a personality test I didn’t like. So when my clients at Wells Fargo asked me to take the over-the-counter version of Gallup’s StrengthsFinder, I didn’t need to be asked twice.

Not only do such tests provide me a chance to give in to my inner narcissist, they validate the choices I make in my life. I’ve also found them useful in the workplace.

At PainePR, the wonderful facilitator Daniel Pitlik gave us all personality tests, which we posted on our doors. It was helpful to know what you were walking into, and explained a lot. Like why the tech guy needed to tell me every single detail of every single byte and pixel in his brain, and why I only wanted the headlines. We strived to meet somewhere the middle.

Here’s a couple of favorites. Enjoy!

StrengthsFinder
For just $22 you can buy the book, which gives you access to the online test built on 30 years of Gallup research. The philosophy is great. Instead of spending all your efforts trying to fix your weaknesses, focus instead on building your strengths. This is in widespread use throughout corporate America.

Part of the fun is comparing yours to others. Here’s mine: Strategic, Connectedness, Activator, Relator, Belief.

Personal DNA
A little less serious, but it comes with this great visual map that you can post to your Facebook page (NB: not working yet) or blog. And, it includes an awesome tool that is so overdue – you can assess someone else’s personality. Your boss? Your boyfriend? Then you can share it with them, or not.

In case you’re wondering, I’m an Animated Leader.

Right now, I’m an Animated Creator. I hope it sticks.

Author:

This is a personal blog. Expect a potpourri of stuff.

8 thoughts on “I’m Going to be a Producer!

  1. Ohh…a producer. How Hollywood. How L.A. Did I tell you I used to twirl the baton and do impressions? What do you think? Shall I have my agent call you?

  2. I got Lilli’s newsletter, too and just started reading it this evening. How can she pack so much info into such a little space? She’s something. I’ll finish it tomorrow.

    You’ll make a fantastic producer. I can’t wait to see what you produce.

  3. Let me know if you ever need last minute filler. I will swing by the studio at the drop of a hat and rock public access cable with the best off-the-cuff commentary possible. And I won’t curse.

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