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The art of shedding friends and influencing people – New Podcast Interview with Claire Linton-Evans

  Claire Linton-Evans, Author of Climbing the Ladder in Heels – How to Succeed in The Career Game of Snakes and Ladders Listen to the podcast interview on:  iTunes |  YouTube DO you ever wish you could break up with crappy friends in the same way you could break up with crappy boyfriends? You know, the ones that hold you back from reaching your full potential, and drain your time and energy with non-awesome vibes? Well now, you can dump your crap friends – with the added bonus of knowing that you are doing your career a huge favour! Enter Claire Linton-Evans – women’s executive coach and author of the book Climbing the Ladder in Heels – How to Succeed in the Career Game of Snakes and Ladders – and the latest person to take the mic at our ‘How’d You Become So Awesome?’ podcast. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onB03mx8CsU […]

By |March 11th, 2015|Film|1 Comment

Independent filmmaker, Naftali Beane Rutter on the creative process and successful KickStarter campaigns

Listen to the podcast interview on:  iTunes |  YouTube In this week’s episode of  our How’d You Become So Awesome podcast – we interview award-winning New York based independent filmmaker Naftali Beane Rutter. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmo80sJ5ULQ Naftali came to our attention with a successful KickStarter campaign he ran to fund his upcoming film, WILD ANIMALS – about two boys hiding out in the moments immediately following a school shooting. […]

By |December 22nd, 2014|Film|0 Comments

How women can get what they want – an interview with Dr. Lois Frankel

Listen to the podcast interview on:  iTunes | SoundCloud | YouTube Hey, women! How does it make you feel to know that just a year out of college, your male counterparts are making about 7-15 per cent more salary than you are? And that over the course of your career, that’s tens of thousands of dollars that you’re missing out on?  Furthermore, the (often invisible) sexism women experience in their professional lives is not limited to pay. It’s in the opportunities we’re not considered for, the business relationships we’re excluded from, the way we’re treated – particularly in male-dominated workplaces. While these factors have lots to do with complex societal issues – what women often don’t realise is that they’re often acting in culturally-ingrained ways that sabotage their careers and earning potential. And that there’s lots of behaviour changes we can adopt to empower ourselves and get what we want. To discuss this issue further, we had the absolute honour to interview one of our biggest heroes, Dr. Lois Frankel, on our podcast How’d You Become So Awesome . Lois is the New York Times bestselling author of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office (and stacks of other titles in the field of female corporate success and leadership!) […]

By |November 29th, 2014|Film|0 Comments

Work Out Loud Week

For this week’s Work Out Loud week, I’ve answered some questions about – you guessed it – working out loud! […]

By |November 19th, 2014|Film|1 Comment

Science made dope: the power of music parody and fact-rap

“Our world runs on science but is run by politics, What we need is a world where everyone is science literate” These are the wise words of YouTube science rapper Michael Wilson, (aka Coma Niddy), in his space-themed cover of the song ‘All About That Bass’. The parody features all matter of astronomical facts (“when stars explode, they eject matter to outer space, such as the Nitrogen that is in our DNA”) and has been eyeballed more than 50,000 times. […]

By |November 8th, 2014|Film|0 Comments

Human storytelling – the saviour of modern science communication?

‘Sepideh – Reaching for the Stars’, screened at the Imagine Science Film Festival in NYC Public disengagement from science is a serious issue. Not only does it lead to an unscientific public, more open to the vocal anti-science movement, and unaware of the broader societal issues facing science (such as race and gender inequalities). It means kids are  less compelled to study science; meaning that as we barrel towards a time where we need scientific solutions to the world’s problems, we won’t have the scientific expertise to draw upon. But increasingly, the humanities (a field which has mastered the art of public captivation) is teaming up with the sciences to help engage the public in science through the power of story. […]

By |October 31st, 2014|Film|0 Comments

Ebola: An open letter, from a journalist to a scientist

Dear Jayde, I must commend you on the release of your new video “3 diseases that are more terrifying than Ebola.”  However, I have a bone to pick. But first: I know that you (and other scientists like you) want to call-out the media on their (seemingly arbitrary) fixation with Ebola, at a time  when there are many other  frightening diseases out there, which kill more people and deserve more airtime. Good job. I agree that we need more awareness and action around both rare diseases and others like Malaria, Typhoid etc. […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Film|0 Comments

‘Did Someone Say Science’ meets popular YouTuber Bethany Mota

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vop82Rev7zg What can a pair of (adult) science YouTubers learn from an 18-year-old beauty vlogger? Well, as it turns out – a lot. […]

By |October 7th, 2014|Film|0 Comments

Causes: How to get people to give a f*ck… with video

It’s hard to get people to care about stuff. Especially stuff that doesn’t affect them on a daily basis.  But one way to have a red hot crack at it – is to entertain the pants off them. And, one good way to do that  is to tell a story through video. Make them laugh or make them cry – just tell them a story – about human beings. It sounds really simple – but it’s not. So, what does it take to get people to give a f*ck about a cause, be it social, environmental, etc? Below are some examples of popular social cause videos that make people feel something – either empathy or that they might wee a bit in their pants. These videos also make people think – and hopefully – turn those thoughts into action. Watch and be dazzled! […]

By |October 4th, 2014|Film|0 Comments

Hijack the news: increase YouTube views

IN the wake of bendgate, I’ve been pondering this question lately: “Why don’t YouTubers newsjack more?” Surely we could do a much better and less creepier job than brand marketers (currently the reigning champions of newsjacking)? After all; we’re peddling ideas (which come about because of the intersection of people with the world), rather than junk food (aka inanimate objects, which come about because of the intersection of sugar with fats). […]

By |September 29th, 2014|Film|0 Comments