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On ‘SCORE Radio’: Matador Travel’s Ross Borden explores the world of freelance travel writing

September 11, 2007

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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: gigs-398753920@craigslist.org
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!

Bounty Board

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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.

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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

Welcome to

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.

The show will air on New York Radio WVOX 1460 AM and www.wvox.com at 11:30 AM – noon, Eastern Time. Listeners can also hear and share via telephone at (01) 914.636.0110.

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.###