Archive for the ‘Chapter 306 Counselors’ category
SCORE National will honor the 2008 Lou Campanelli Award winner at a ceremony tomorrow in Washington, DCApril 23, 2008
If a tree falls in the forest does it create sound? A similar question may occur to creators of artwork for public consumption. That is, if they lack effective marketing plans.
One free resource to the rescue is The Saint Louis Regional Arts Commission (RAC), which has compiled a Marketing Toolbox for artists. The useful kit, which features tools for Media Relations, Free Marketing Ideas, and Interactive Marketing, offers some simple, yet effective tools for getting seen and heard. You can access them here.
Of course, you can also obtain free, priceless assistance from SCORE: Counselors to America’s Small Business. Contact SCORE Chapter 306 in Westchester County, New York, or visit SCORE.org to find your local SCORE office, a counselor with specialized expertise, and a treasure chest of self-help resources. ###
Some episodes of SCORE Radio: Counselors to America’s Small Business emulate Star Trek. They go where no SCORE Radio episode has gone before, and take listeners with them. Tomorrow’s show is an example.
- ITINERARY: Matador Travel’s co-founder, Ross Borden, explores the world of freelance travel writing with call-in guests and yours truly. [ASIDE: I’m an avid traveler and former Let’s Go! travel guides editor.]
- SCHEDULE: Beam us up at 11:30 AM to noon, Eastern Time.
- DESTINATION/LOGISTICS: Tune to New York Radio WVOX 1460 AM or listen live online at www.WVOX.com to lend us your ear. Or phone the call-in line – (01) 914-636-0110 – to hear and share.
- WHAT TO BRING: You, just tune in. I’ve packed a bag o’ traveling tunes for the occasion. I invite you to listen, and to share your favorite road songs in the comments here and at Matador Travel.
You may be wondering: “What’s Matador Travel?” and “What’s the connection between small business and travel writing?” I’m glad you asked.
Matador Travel (tag line: “Connecting Passionate Travelers”) self-describes as a “vibrant community for people interested in travel, music and art, writing and photography, sports, and positive global development.” A review at Vagablogging reveals, Matador “aspires to be the “Craigslist for Travelers.”
In fact, Matador’s new york craigslist>manhattan>writing gigs advertisement inspired tomorrow’s show.
Professional and aspiring TRAVEL WRITERS: Paid assignments
Reply to: email@example.com
Date: 2007-08-16, 5:36PM EDT
Matador Travel is an online community for travelers and writers. We just launched the Bounty Board–a free resource for both editors and freelance writers. Over the last couple days, professional and aspiring travel writers from across the globe have been taking down up our paid travel writing assignments. There will be new assignments posted every week. Check it out!
On Matador you can also open a free account and submit a Writer Bio. Some of our users have recently landed big freelance writing and production jobs with funded projects after being discovered on Matador. Check it out.###
Therein lies the connection between small business and travel writing. Hired
guns pens can make extra cash, underwrite trips, get exposure, and expand opportunities for themselves and their businesses.
The Bounty Board is one of a boatload of resources Matador Travel offers to freelance writers and other stakeholders, such as NGOs. Moreover, Matador Travel’s scope is rapidly expanding. Tomorrow’s radio show will scoop the latest developments, such the launch of last night’s edition of Traverse Magazine (tag line: Inspiring World Travel).
Come join us.
SCORE Radio features an interview with Lisa Tolliver (SCORE Chapter 306) and Gerd Leonhard (Sonific)August 7, 2007
Be sure to tune to SCORE Radio tomorrow when I interview Sonific CEO and music futurist, Gerd Leonhard. His books are listed below.
No matter how big the payoff might be, many small business owners have little time for off-site training or business counseling. That’s why two innovative resources are worth mentioning: SCORE House Calls and PodCamp City Online.
SCORE House Calls: As Chuck Auerbach describes in “Westchester SCORE expands services,” SCORE Westchester’s House Calls program is a new form of client outreach. Instead of requiring clients to steal away from work to attend workshops or business counseling sessions, House Calls permits clients to receive valuable business counseling at their places of business. Other SCORE services clients can receive at work (or at home) include: online training, and email and telephone counseling.
PodCamp City Online: Virtual conferencing – via teleconferences, talk- and text-based chat rooms, distance learning sessions, or all three combined – is the newest form of New Media meet-up. Consequently, it is not surprising that podcamps – self-described “unconferences” about everything podcasting – would morph from gatherings at tangible brick and mortar conference facilities and shipboards, to convenings held wholly online. Posts by SCORE Counselor Lisa Tolliver, whose online seminar at PodCamp City Online was entitled: “The Power of Podcasting for Performers, Artists, Talk Radio Hosts, and Entrepreneurs,” describe the first virtual podcamp and its benefits.
PC Magazine and its website, PCMag.com – The Independent Guide to Technology, are treasure troves of trustworthy tech information. Two columns, in particular, are beneficial for small business and home office owners: “Expert Help – Tips, Tools & Solutions for the Internet Age” and “PCMag.com @ Work – Small Business Center.”
On June 27, 2007, Lisa Tolliver and Movers and Shakers, Dario Vaccaro and Patricia Burgess, will discuss the business of dance on ‘SCORE Radio’June 17, 2007
Caption: Welcome to the Dario Vaccaro Dance Project (courtesy of Dario Vaccaro)
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Dancers do it with rhythm, and often in groups. So do choreographers, musicians and composers.
Their performances, often seemingly effortless to spectators, can require months – even years – of training and preparation, not to mention substantial sweat equity and support. Those subjects, and the muses that move dancer/composer Dario Vaccaro and musician/composer/producer Patricia Burgess, will be the focus of the SCORE Radio program I’m hosting on June 27, 2007.
ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS:
Dario is one moving dude. His status as Cultural Ambassador of Argentina and other impressive credentials are right in step with the prestigious recognitions earned by his company, the Dario Vaccaro Dance Project.
Patricia deserves to be heard, too. The Founder and Creative Director of Water Moon Arts has received numerous awards and honorable recognitions for her compositions, performances and productions, some of which have been offered in collaboration with Dario. For example, on August 2, 2007 at 6:30 PM, Eastern Time, Patricia will be performing with the Dario Vaccaro Dance Project at Jacob’s Pillow.
I, as “Meet SCORE Counselor Lisa Tolliver” describes, volunteer as a business counselor and talk radio host with SCORE Chapter 306 in Westchester County, New York. In that capacity, I have worked with Dario and Patricia to harness traditional and digital media to promote their work, raise funds and interact with audiences.
IFYOU’RE LISTENING, WE’RE LISTENING. TALK WITH US!:
Join Dario, Patricia and me on Wednesday, June 27 at 11:30AM – noon, Eastern Time. Here’s how:
- Tune your radio to WVOX 1460 AM,
- Listen live online at www.wvox.com, or
- Hear and share via telephone at (01) 914.636.0110.
After the broadcast, a podcast of the show will be accessible at this blog and at Lisa Tolliver On Air and Online.###