Just for your weekend I wanted to share this fantastic interview I recently gave on the Speaking For Profit Podcast.
- The energy of live events and the importance of improvisation.
- Creating connection with an audience and taking them through a shared experience.
- Wordsmithing your talk to match your audience and maximizing humour.
- Dealing with speaker groupies
- And much more…
The show is hosted by award-winning TV producer and ‘speak to sell’ expert Jason Reid and world-class national TV host, performer and presentation trainer Cindy Ashton. You can expect nothing less than an extremely entertaining podcast that delivers high-impact strategy to rock the stage.
The podcast features world-class speakers, performers and business superstars as they share their untold stories from stage and beyond – and that includes me!
You can listen into my episode and gain insights by clicking here:
Hope you have a wonderful weeeeekend!
Lots of love, everybuddy!
Not every conversation Harrison Fine, Karl Machat and I have is appropriate for public consumption, but this one is.
We did this interview for Get Your Mic On, “the informative podcast hosted by you: recording artists and music industry leaders. Designed with an intention to educate, Get Your Mic On features a new guest co-host each episode.” This time it was me!
Who is Harrison Fine? Many wonderful things!
Personally, he is an upbeat and down-to-earth lover of life full of fun, a good friend always ready with a hug.
Professionally, he is a musician and sound engineer. Head to FineProductions.ca to find out more! This is what I hijacked from there…
[Toronto’s Harrison Fine of FINE Productions doesn’t just usher you into the studio and produce you. He wants to know what makes you tick and why you create the music you do. The award-winning producer, engineer, mixer and songwriter wants to get personal. A recording artist himself — presently readying a new electronic solo project under the alias Opus Eyes— Harrison is well-connected in the songwriter and indie music community, voted Best Producer in Toronto from NOW magazine. Within that world, he takes time to pick the right artists to produce, assessing their lyrics, arrangements and instrumentation. “I do a lot of pre-production,” he says. “If you don’t have good stuff to start, you can’t get good songs in the end.”]
Who is Karl Machat? Also many wonderful things!
Personally, he is a quiet quick-witted genius, a good friend always ready for a hug.
Professionally, he is a musician and mastering engineer. Find out more at Mister’s Mastering House. I stole this from there…
[With over twenty years professional industry experience including quality assurance and duplication, his credits are on hundreds of albums and singles released in Canada, United States, and abroad. A musician himself, he knows and understands both the technical and creative worlds, and gives an empathetic ear to a musician’s needs. An avid listener, with lots of patience, and just a plain passion for music, Karl has the knack for putting the artist and their music in just the right place.]
If you’re looking for original soundscaping or some engineering on your own original work, I highly recommend contacting these dudes. If you’re looking for some good company, I hope you meet these guys. If you’re looking to spend 25 minutes with the three of us but don’t feel like leaving your seat, plug in here and jib jab along with us! Harrison, Karl and Kat.
Enjoy your day, everybuddy, from us 3!
What are the greatest challenges and greatest rewards of your career?
What is your advice to others embarking on similar career?
5 years ago, did you expect to be where you are today? Why or why not?
Where will you be in 5 years?
What would you say to your 8-year-old self?
What would you say to your 80-year-old self?
How lucky are you and why?
What would people be surprised to know about you?
What makes you laugh?
What is fun for you?
What makes you question humanity?
What is your favourite quote?
“Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness, yet become something beautiful.”
Anything inspiring you’d like to point our attention to?
Here’s a link to the United Way of Peel. Right now I’m volunteering with them as part of their Young Leader’s Council. I find United Way of Peel inspiring because they help support people in the community through various sectors such as empowering the youth, and helping the less fortunate. http://www.unitedwaypeel.org
Other inspiring organizations I really like are: virgietovar.com. She’s a very highly educated activist and amazing woman. She believes in losing hate not weight.
Reesee Zigazaga is another amazing woman who created Abuse Survival Stories it’s another great non-profit organization that works to give a voice to people that suffer from abuse, a platform to share their stories and freedom from the pain of their past. http://www.abusesurvivalstories.com
I hope you enjoyed learning about Annalisa as much as I did! Wishing everybuddy an inspired and empowering day! Let’s all make the most of our interactions with ourselves and others. What if we had everything today that we were grateful for yesterday? I think that’s a wonderful way to live. Dare to live! Dare to love! 🙂
I interviewed the lovely ladies Heather Hill and Meghan Morrison on their new song Wading Through Normal being released on Heather’s new CD Leuty Station. Experience their charm and hear the song here! 😀