GKN Weekly Update 3/2/09
Happy Eastern Orthodox Lent! Yeah, I looked at my planner again. And don’t forget that Daylight Savings Time is on Sunday. Spring forward, right?
A couple of fun & interesting things happened on my end last week:
I had a Samsung VO audition in NYC courtesy of Ingrid French.
I landed a great gig at CKP Media. I recorded a radio commercial spot for Swiss Air with none other than fellow GKN member Liz DeNesnera! We’ve been buddies for a few years but this was the first time I got to work with her and it was a pleasure. Thanks as always to CKP’s Herbie and Tony for thinking of me!
We had a lot of great Project TERRA stuff happen last week. First, we have some great new pics of Agent 122. For some reason, Blogger won’t let me post images any more so all I can do is ask you to follow this link to the Project TERRA MySpace Profile or check out the Project TERRA Facebook Group to see them there. Great stuff, David!
We also have some images of the Sani-Mech, a little robot who plays a huge role in the series. We’ll post them soon. Kudos to Teddy for the design!
I’m also working on my second draft of the Project TERRA screenplay. We thought we could just string together all the Episodes of Season One to make it but it doesn’t quite work. I don’t have to do any rewrites, I just need to rearrange the order of the scenes so it matches the flow of a feature film. It’s a very interesting experience!
TIP OF THE WEEK: the great thing about modern communication technology is that now you can be rude in so many new and exciting ways! Not only can you not return or even take phone phone calls of people you don’t want to be bothered with (yeah caller ID!), now you can ignore text messages, emails, wall posts, and even IM’s. Isn’t it grand?
If you have a preferred mode of communication, take the time to let everyone know what it is. For example, I HATE text messaging. If you want to talk to me, talk to me! You have the phone in your hand, call me! But I would never ignore a text message. It’s just plain rude. Here’s another example. I’m online all day since I work from home. Sometimes I’m too busy (or just not in the mood to chat) so I make sure my AOL, MSN Messenger, Skype, and Facebook are all marked offline, away, etc.
Here’s my point: rude is rude, unprofessional is unprofessional regardless of the medium. If you have multiple ways of being contacted, please use them (or not use them) in a courteous manner.
BTW this isn’t necessarily a rant or the result of a recent experience. This is just something I’ve noticed over the past couple of years…
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: (On Calvin Coolidge) Mr. Coolidge’s genius for inactivity is developed to a very high point. It is not an indolent inactivity. It is a grim, determined, alert inactivity, which keeps Mr. Coolidge occupied constantly. Columnist Walter Lippmann, 1926
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: How do you prefer to stay in touch with your clients? Is it the same way you contact your friends?
Have a great week!