Season 2, 2 – When Art Meets Business

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Because sometimes, when life gives you lemons, creative people start companies.

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Courtney Pine

“I just wanted to play the saxophone, I just wanted to make music.  And then that’s opened doors to other things, like going to see the queen…

“The reason why I’m still insane is because I realise that jazz music is supposed to be about new challenges.  Jazz music is creativity.”

Internationally renowned jazz musician, and founder of Creative People Music.  Possibly the most impassioned person we’ve ever met.  This episode is full of his gorgeous music.

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Anne Curtis

“People have a perception of you as an artist being fluffy-headed, a bit weird and a bit off the wall.  It’s as if you can’t be an artist and be a very good project manager, or a very good business person.

“I think I can do all of those things, and I apply my creative ability to every one of those things.”

Artist, illustrator, and Founder and Creative Director of Shoo Fly Publishing.  And not afraid to tell it like it is.  Trust us.

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And, as always,
Stay productive, stay awesome!

Jay Sykes
Executive Producer, 99% Perspiration

Season 2, 1 – Maximising Your Voice

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Hello, Creatives!  It’s been a long wait, but (drum roll…) here’s season 2.
Our awesome guests this week are;

Peff Soulsby

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“My speciality is sexy robots.  I’m trying to carve out that niche.  GPS, on board computers…  Siri, I’m coming for you.”

Freelance voice-over & voice actor, & Graduate Marketing Assistant at Newcastle University.  And, following the release of EVE: Valkyrie, pioneering sexy robot voices everywhere.

“Find your outside passions.  Be broad, and follow them as well.  Contacts are important, don’t burn your bridges.”

Tom Campbell

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“If you ever have a coaching session, and you leave feeling brow-beaten, and disheveled, and destroyed, then you have had a bad coaching session.  You should never leave a coaching session anything less than inspired to get back on the radio.”

Drivetime presenter on Heart North East Radio, and all-round Super-Human.  Also recently known as “Dr. Cuddles”, prescribing free hugs in Middlesborough.  Awww.

Seriously, it’s cute…

Vik, aka VikkStar123

“YouTube for me was just a fun little hobby with friends from school.  It just turned out that there were people searching for gaming videos, and it’s grown from that initial spark – hey, people are watching my stuff, I should try to make it better.”

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One of the seven-strong Sidemen, a group of collaborating YouTubers who post pretty funny content.  Your typical video-gaming dude.  (Big ups to Niall McGuire for sharing with us.)

With new music, courtesy of the awesome audio producer Jed Stoker.

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And, as always,
Stay productive, stay awesome!

Jay Sykes
Executive Producer, 99% Perspiration

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London-Bound – Ep. 23 of 99% Perspiration

Hello, Creatives!

Click here to download Alicia Myers' episode of 99% Perspiration

Click here to download Alicia Myers’ episode of 99% Perspiration

Both our guests on this week’s episode studied creative degrees at university, before pursuing creative careers with media companies based in London.

Alicia Myers is currently the Insight Executive for BBC Worldwide.  Alicia’s role involves leading a research team in a creative way; turning figures and facts into stories, to help BBC Worldwide sell their programmes worldwide.

But when we chatted a few weeks ago, she was about to enter her final week in the same role at Time Inc. UK, the magazine publisher behind InStyle, NME, Wallpaper, What’s On TV, and a handful of other well-loved magazines.

Alicia shares with us how she finds creativity, how to develop a thick skin, and why PR and research roles can be ideal if you love storytelling.

Click here to download Ganesh Rao on 99% Perspiration

Click here to download Ganesh Rao on 99% Perspiration

Ganesh Rao is an Output Producer with Sky News, having recently joined their team in early October.  With a solid passion in hard news journalism, Ganesh moved from Suddan, India to study journalism in the UK, and didn’t stop until he found a place in the industry.

On Episode 23 – London Bound, You can hear from Ganesh about how industry experience helped him on the way, and what made the young graduate stand out at the interview with Sky News.

And until next time,

Stay productive, stay awesome!

Powerful Pitching & Top-Notch Networking – Ep. 22 of 99% Perspiration

Hello, Creatives!

Joanna Makepeace-Woods knows a thing or two about powerful pitching.  She gained her previous role, Talent Development Manager at the University of Sunderland, through pitching it to the staff there.  They were so impressed, so inspired, that they devised the role specifically for Joanna, and she’s been there ever since.

Click here to listen to Joanna Makepeace-Woods on 99% Perspiration

Click here to listen to Joanna Makepeace-Woods on 99% Perspiration

Now, Joanna is the Employability Manager with the university’s Arts, Design and Media faculty, and works with graduates and students to get them into the workplace.  She understands well the importance of networking, and getting your name out there.

“It’s a great feeling to know that you’ve opened a door for yourself…  You might be dying inside, but you’ve done it!”

I’ve listened to your feedback – some of you told me you wanted to hear more from people who help develop creatives, rather than just from creatives themselves; and Joanna Makepeace-Woods is just that person.

“It’s difficult, but I think you have to make time, even if it’s just an hour a month that you schedule in your diary, to touch base with people.”

Joanna also worked in multiple TV roles, mostly in the production office, so episode 22 of 99% Perspiration should be particularly interesting if you’re interested in getting more stuck in with TV.

“If you can concisely talk about something that you’re doing, people get it.  If you can do it in 30 seconds, they get it in 30 seconds.”

And until next time,

Stay productive, stay awesome!

Radio 101 – Ep. 21 of 99% Perspiration

Hello, Creatives!

Jam-packed episode for you this week.

On the 7th October, the Student Radio Association held training days around the country, inviting various radio professionals to give talks about their work, share their stories, and offer advice to tomorrow’s radio professionals.

And that’s exactly what 99% Perspiration is all about!  We’re were lucky enough to be invited to the North East & Yorkshire training day.  So if you’re interested in heading into radio/audio work – whether it’s presenting, producing, journalism, or voice over – then listen on.  This is the podcast for you.

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This Week’s Guests:

Steve and Karen, Breakfast Presenters on Metro Radio.

Click here to listen to Steve & Karen on 99% Perspiration

Click here to listen to Steve & Karen on 99% Perspiration

Doug Morris, Managing Editor at BBC Newcastle.

Click here to listen to Doug Morris on 99% Perspiration

Click here to listen to Doug Morris on 99% Perspiration

Anna Harding, Regional News Editor for Global Radio.

Click here to listen to Anna Harding on 99% Perspiration

Click here to listen to Anna Harding on 99% Perspiration

Tom Campbell, Drive presenter of Heart Radio.

Click here to listen to Tom Campbell on 99% Perspiration

Click here to listen to Tom Campbell on 99% Perspiration

Emma Snook, producer/presenter at Amazing Radio.

Click here to listen to Emma Snook on 99% Perspiration

Click here to listen to Emma Snook on 99% Perspiration

Kyle Wilkinson, the voice of BBC Radio 1.

Click here to listen to Kyle Wilkinson on BBC Radio 1

Click here to listen to Kyle Wilkinson on 99% Perspiration

This week, a huge thank-you is in order to Steph Finnegan & Rute Correia, who recorded interviews.  This episode of 99% Perspiration would not have been possible without them.

And until next time,

Stay productive, stay awesome!

Episode 20 – How to be a Hustler

Hello, Creatives!

In 2008, Beyoncé coined the phrase “a diva is a female version of a hustler”.

In all her super-star enriched glory, Beyonce may be right, but I had the pleasure of chatting with a self-declared “hustler” from Adelaide, Australia.

Since meeting Tiffany Rouge whilst she studied in the UK, she’s returned to the land down under and found herself the Marketing and Events Coordinator for the Hotel Richmond in Adelaide.

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“I have worked damn hard to get where I am. And I have hustled… A hustler just does stuff, they get stuff done, by any means possible. And I think that’s my superpower.”

Since this episode of 99% Perspiration was recorded, Tiffany has also been taken on as a radio producer at Fresh 92.7, and continues to organise fashion & clothing events in Adelaide.

Also joining us for Episode 20, Ed Westman brings some of his best advice for aspiring filmmakers – and in terms of getting your name out there, he can teach you how to “hustle” like the best.

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Click here to listen to Ed Westman on Episode 20

“In a way, making a show-reel is redundant… You’re better off putting your work into a big portfolio, on a website, because then people will be able to see on a project by project basis what your skills are.”

Alongside freelancing as a Video Content Creator based in Sunderland, Ed is the Video Producer with the University of Sunderland’s Marketing and Communications department.

And until next time,

Stay productive, stay awesome!