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Acting Lions Unleash Your Craft In Today's Lightning Fast World of Film, Television and Theatre - Penny Templeton
ISBN: 9780615465692
Publication Date: 2011-06-08
Acting Lions is a comprehensive book on the craft of acting that covers the history of the craft, the craft itself, the artistry of acting, and the business of acting.

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An Actor's Guide - Making It in New York City - Glenn Alterman
ISBN: 9781581157635
Publication Date: 2011-05-17
For any actor in or on the way to New York City, this is the definitive source for advice, winning strategies, marketing techniques, and invaluable insights to being a successful New York actor. Aspiring and established professionals will find this thorough and up-to-the-minute volume chock full of resources and advice about auditioning, making professional connections, promoting one's self, seeking opportunities in nontraditional venues, finding an apartment, securing "survival jobs," understanding actor unions, getting headshots, and furthering one's actor training in New York. This guide also details working as a film extra, careers in print modeling, scams and rip-offs to avoid, opportunities for actors with disabilities, and using the Internet to the fullest advantage. Included are in-depth interviews with legendary show business figures such as actor Henry Winkler, casting director Juliet Taylor, and theater director Joseph Chaikin as well top talents from the fields of film, television, stage, commercials, and talent agencies. Written by a professional New York actor with over thirty years of experience, this meticulously researched guide will give actors the tools they need to survive and thrive in New York show business. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

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An Actor's Guide to Getting Work - Simon Dunmore
ISBN: 9781408145548
Publication Date: 2012-04-15
Now in its fifth edition, An Actor's Guide to Getting Work is an invaluable resource which provides students and young actors with an insider's advice to prepare them to navigate the world of professional theatre. Written with honesty, humor and thoroughness, Simon Dunmore's book anticipates and addresses the numerous problems that actors are bound to face at some stage in their career. Competition for acting work is fierce and, although talent is important, actors need all the help they can get from advice on drama schools, to audition and interviews tips, to surviving as a "resting" actor. This new edition has been brought right up-to-date and includes a wide selection of voices from the theatre world.

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Careers in Entertainment and Sports - WetFeet
ISBN: 9781582078229
Publication Date: 2008

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Hire Me, Hollywood!: Your Behind-the-Scenes Guide to the Most Exciting - and Unexpected - Jobs in Show Business - Mark Scherzer; Keith Fenimore
ISBN: 9781440512124
Publication Date: 2011-08-18
The secret to Stan Lee's writing process The story behind Elmo's giggle What's for lunch on the set of The Walking Dead Squirrel training with Johnny Depp Think you know what it takes to get your favorite TV show on the air every week? (You'd be surprised.) Or what all those people whose names in the credits of the latest blockbuster actually do? (Including the Supervising Digital Colorist?)What better way to find out than from the who's who of Hire Me, Hollywood! Entertainment insiders Mark Scherzer and Keith Fenimore are here to give you a crash course in all things Hollywood through thirty sometimes funny, occasionally racy, and always revealing interviews with such industry experts as: Ryan Randall, Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist (American Idol) Sam Trammell, Actor (Sam Merlotte on HBO's True Blood) Paula Davis, Senior Talent Executive (Conan O'Brien) Mark Steines, Cohost (Entertainment Tonight) Sara Holden, Stunt Woman (House, All My Children, How I Met Your Mother, Iron Man 2) Cecilia Cardwell, On-Set Tutor (Titanic, Little Miss Sunshine, No Ordinary Family) Michael Gelman, Executive Producer (Live! with Regis and Kelly) Whether you've always dreamed of yelling "Action" on a major movie set or you'd be thrilled just to get Matthew McConaughey his morning coffee, this book will give you inside scoop from craft service to the director's chair--and every take in between.

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Letters to a Young Actor: A Universal Guide to Performance - Robert Brustein
ISBN: 9780465008148
Publication Date: 2007-02-27
The founder and director of the Yale Repertory Theater, as well as Harvard’s American Repertory Theater, and a drama critic for more than thirty years, Robert Brustein is a living legend in theatrical circles.Letters to a Young Actor not only inspires the multitudes of struggling dramatists out pounding the pavement, but also reinvigorates the very state of the art of acting itself.

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Starting Your Career as a Theatrical Designer: Insights and Advice From Leading Broadway Designers - Michael J. Riha; Michael Mayer (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781581159080
Publication Date: 2012-08-15
In the first book of its kind to be published in twenty years, ten award-winning and current Broadway designers--five set designers, four lighting designers, and one projection designer--discuss the business aspects of the theatre world, sharing relevant insider information and strategies that will prove invaluable to aspiring and seasoned theatrical designers alike. Culled from years of experience, the information offered in these enlightening conversations will strengthen readers’ understanding of how designing in the commercial theatre is different from designing in an academic setting or not-for-profit theatres. The conversations are accompanied by designer sketches, finished drawings, technical plates of drafting, photos of scale models, storyboards illustrating multi-scene productions and unique lighting looks, and photos from Broadway and regional theatre productions. If you’ve ever wondered what it really takes to make it in the world of theatre design, let these Broadway stars be your guide!

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Starting Your Career As an Actor - Jason Pugatch
ISBN: 9781621532330
Publication Date: 2012-08-06
This practical and entertaining guide readies the uninitiated actor to navigate the ridiculous, impossible, and often heartbreaking world of the acting industry. This book will expose actors to the ins and outs of the world's (second) oldest profession. Topics include how to be "discovered," what to expect from training programs, the grunt work of starting a career, how to persevere in the face of rejection, the new digital world for actors, and much more.  Experienced actor and screenwriter Jason Pugatch offers a fresh, hip, and invaluable industry perspective, with sidebar quotations, charts, and timelines, and a quick-reference appendix of the acting trade. Packed with myth-shattering anecdotes and told in a personal tone, Starting Your Career as an Actor is the backstage guide that every aspiring actor must read.

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The WetFeet Insider Guide to Careers in Entertainment and Sports
ISBN: 9781582072685
Publication Date: 2003-09-01

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Theater Careers: A Realistic Guide - Tim Donahue; Jim Patterson
ISBN: 9781611170818
Publication Date: 2012-06-01
Theater Careers is designed to empower aspiring theater professionals to make savvy, informed decisions through a concise overview of how to prepare for and find work in the theater business. Tim Donahue and Jim Patterson offer well-researched information on various professions, salary ranges, educational and experience requirements, and other facets certain to enlighten students contemplating a theater career, as well as inform counselors, teachers, and parents of available opportunities and the demands of each path.


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Careers in Advertising and Public Relations - WetFeet
ISBN: 9781582078144
Publication Date: 2010

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How to Make It as an Advertising Creative - Simon Veksner; Chronicle Books Staff; Laurence King Publishing Limited Staff
ISBN: 9781856696579
Publication Date: 2010-04-28
This book is aimed at anyone who is considering becoming an advertising creative, is studying to become one, or would like to become a better one. Packed with invaluable advice and insights from the author and other industry insiders, the book explains everything you need to know about working as an advertising creative but dont get taught at college. Its engaging, straight-talking text explains the diverse set of skills that you need to make it as an advertising creative above-and-beyond the ability to write good adverts, and demonstrates: how to get a placement/internship and turn it into a full-time job; how to get the best out of the people you work with; how to present your work to clients; how to manage your career; even how to start your own agency.Getting a job as an advertising creative is not easy. This book teaches you the intangible skills that are essential to get a job, survive, thrive, and ultimately make it big in one of the most exciting industries on the planet.

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Researching the Changing Profession of Public Relations - Aydemir Okay; Valérie Carayol; Ralph Tench
ISBN: 9782875740564
Publication Date: 2013-08-21
How should we approach the challenges created by the increasing professionalization of public relations across Europe? Historical and cultural interpretations are not always sufficient to explain the fast and diverse developments of the public relations profession in our cosmopolitan and digitalized world. This book aims to pinpoint and address the questions faced by researchers and professionals in their efforts to understand and support the changing profession of public relations. The chapters are all contributed by recognized academics and are structured around three topics. Firstly, the book explores current developments in public relations practice in Germany, Portugal, Slovenia, Croatia, Turkey, Serbia and the Czech Republic. The second section discusses the professionalization of public relations together with the new dilemmas, notions, concepts and perspectives that this has generated. The final chapters focus on the usage, effect and institutionalization of new media and new digital public relations tools.



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Careers in Veterinary Medicine - Institute for Career Research
ISBN: 9781441608833
Publication Date: 2009-01-01

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Careers in Zoos and Aquariums - Institute for Career Research
ISBN: 9781423765677
Publication Date: 2006-01-01

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Opportunities in the Hydrologic Sciences - Committee on Opportunities in the Hydrologic Scien; National Research Council (U.S.); Water Science and Technology Board Staff
ISBN: 9780309042444
Publication Date: 1991-01-01
Explains how the science of water historically has played second fiddle to its applications and how we must turn to the hydrologic sciences to solve some of the emerging problems. This book presents a blueprint for establishing hydrologic science among the geosciences and is useful for policymakers, research managers, and graduate students.

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Recruiting Fishery Scientists : Workshop on Stock Assessment and Social Science Careers. - Ocean Studies Board Staff; National Research Council Staff; Geosciences, Environment, and Resource Commission; Division on Earth and Life Studies Staff
ISBN: 9780309563635
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) employs many fishery scientists with diverse skills. The agency finds that the supply of fishery biologists is adequate to meet most of its demand. However, increasing demands on the agency to understand fish populations and the social and economic conditions in fishing communities have created a need for additional experts in the fields of fisheries stock assessment and social sciences. NMFS has developed plans for meeting its anticipated staff needs in stock assessment and social sciences and asked the National Research Council (NRC) to convene a workshop to discuss the plans and suggest other actions the agency might take to ensure an adequate supply of experts in these fields. Approximately 30 individuals gathered in Woods Hole, Massachusetts on July 17, 2000 under the auspices of the NRC's Ocean Studies Board to discuss NMFS' plans. This document summarizes the presentations and discussions at that one-day workshop. No attempt was made to reach consensus among the participants; thus, the suggestions recorded in this summary represent the personal views of workshop participants, as summarized by NRC staff.



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Becoming an Art Therapist: Enabling Growth, Change, and Action for Emerging Students in the Field. - Maxine Borowsky Junge; Kim Newall
ISBN: 9780398090739
Publication Date: 2015-04-17
This is not a "how-to" book but rather about the "experience" of becoming an art therapist. The text covers issues in supervision and mentorship, contains stories by art therapy students about what they are thinking and feeling, and letters to young art therapists by highly regarded professionals in the field. The reader has the advantage of ideas and responses from both a student art therapist and an art therapist with many years' experience and is clearly intended for students aiming for a career. Chapter 1 is about students as a secret society and the importance of student colleagues. The second chapter is a short history of art therapy education, while Chapter 3 is a review of some literature potentially useful to art therapy students. Chapter 4 represents Kim Newall's journal with imagery of her internship experience as a third-year graduate student in a community clinic. For Chapter 5, art therapy graduate students in various geographical sections of the United States describe their worst and best student experiences and their most important role models. Chapter 6 is about mentoring-what it is and why an art therapist should have a mentor. In Chapter 7, twelve senior art therapists, each with many years' experience, write a personal letter to the coming generations of art therapists. The letter writers are all pioneers in the field. Finally, Chapter 8 offers a selected art therapy bibliography. This extraordinary book conveys the message "you can do this and it's worth it." The text is a much needed contribution to the field of art therapy. Students for many semesters to come will be reassured, validated, and informed. Experienced art therapists will ford valuable perspectives on supervision, teaching, and mentorship.

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Career As an Art Teacher - Institute for Career Research
ISBN: 9781435603646
Publication Date: 2007-01-01

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How to Be an Illustrator - Darrell Rees
ISBN: 9781780673288
Publication Date: 2014-02-18
This book offers practical help and guidance to aspiring illustrators. All areas of the job are covered - how to create a portfolio; the most effective ways to approach would-be clients; how to prepare for meetings and negotiate contracts; and how to handle, deliver, and bill a job. There is advice on how to avoid the pitfalls that can undermine crucial first impressions; how to set up a studio; and how to maintain a flow of work and manage one's time and cash. Success in self-promotion, creating websites, self-publishing, and the pros and cons of agents are all explored. International illustrators are interviewed, discussing how they got their break in the industry, their experiences with clients, their methods of promoting work, and more. In addition, leading art directors describe their approach to commissioning illustration, how they spot new talent, their thoughts on promotional material, and their advice to up-andcoming illustrators. Packed with useful tips gleaned from the author's own career as an illustrator, and his work as an agent handling some of the best new talent, the book is an essential read for anyone looking to succeed in illustration.

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How to Choose, Brief and Work with Graphic Designers - Amanda J. Field
ISBN: 9781909183438
Publication Date: 2013-11-26
A companyOCOs visual identity - as it appears in everything from business stationery and brochures, to product packaging and websites - is central to a companyOCOs impact on the market. ItOCOs the first impression a prospective customer gets: but for many businesses, design is seen as a OCynecessary evilOCO, best avoided, but if thatOCOs not possible, then best done cheaply. This down-to-earth, succinct handbook will show you why you should choose your designer as carefully as you would choose a new, se..."

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More Best Business Practices for Photographers - John Harrington
ISBN: 9781305094055
Publication Date: 2014-05-28
MORE BEST BUSINESS PRACTICES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS expands on the success of John Harrington's popular BEST BUSINESS PRACTICES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS. This second volume features even more tips and techniques for professional and aspiring photographers looking to operate a successful photography business. Photography is more technologically sophisticated than ever today, but it takes more than a good eye and technical know-how to build a thriving business. A veteran pro photographer, Harrington understands the business, and he gives you the details you need to know in order to succeed. In easy-to-understand language, he covers the essential points of the business of professional photography and guides you toward best practices in client interaction, negotiating contracts and licenses, business operations, and much more (including expanded information on pricing and contract models). The first volume, BEST BUSINESS PRACTICES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS has been adopted by schools across the country and has won rave reviews. See for yourself how MORE BEST BUSINESS PRACTICES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS can improve your business and put you on the path to success.

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Starting Your Career as a Freelance Illustrator or Graphic Designer - Michael Fleishman
ISBN: 9781581151992
Publication Date: 2001-10-01
Technology has sent shockwaves of change through the world of commercial art. Digital illustration and design, online portfolio sites, and the proliferation of stock art have radically changed the way that illustrators and graphic designers work. What has not changed, however, is the wealth of illustrators and graphic designers hoping to turn their talent into freelance success. For those embarking on freelance careers in illustration or graphic design, the answers have arrived. A twenty-five year veteran in the field, Michael Fleishman, has detailed every business aspect of commercial art in Starting Your Career as a Freelance Illustrator or Graphic Designer.

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Starting Your Career as a Freelance Photographer - Tad Crawford
Call Number: TR 690.2 .C73 2003
ISBN: 1581152809
Publication Date: 2003-08-01
Here is a virtual treasury of advice, insight, and guidance for every freelance photographer! From creating a portfolio and promoting your work to winning the first client and running a healthy, profitable business, Starting Your Career as a Freelance Photographer provides crucial marketing, business, and legal know-how for every step of the process. New entrepreneurs will discover in-depth information on choosing the right location, interacting with clients effectively, and receiving timely payments. They'll also find practical advice for keeping track of business income and expenses, managing insurance and tax issues, and marketing their work to a diverse range of clients. Readers will also find real-life answers to the essential questions every photographer asks, including how to negotiate, how to price, how to find the right market, and even how to keep from drowning in paperwork. Finally, the guide includes sample contracts, model release forms, and much more. For anyone looking to earn money with their photography, Starting Your Career as a Freelance Photographer is a must-have start-up kit!

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Starting Your Career as an Artist: A Guide for Painters, Sculptors, Photographers, and Other Visual Artists - Stacy Miller; Angie Wojak
ISBN: 9781581158533
Publication Date: 2011-07-27
Starting Your Career as an Artist is a comprehensive manual full of sound advice for artists seeking to advance their professional careers. Veteran art career professionals Angie Wojak and Stacy Miller show aspiring artists how to evaluate their goals, create a plan of action, and use their talents to build a productive life in the art world. Chapters cover topics essential to the emerging artist, such as building community through networking, collaborating, and finding mentors; setting up a studio; health and safety for artists; artist’s resumes and CVs; developing marketing plans; finding alternative exhibition venues; and refining career aspirations. In addition, the book includes inspiring and insightful interviews with professional artists and well-known players in the art scene. http://www.facebook.com/StartArtCareer

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To Be an Artist: Musicians, Visual Artists, Writers, and Dancers Speak - Colatosti, Camille
Publication Date: 2012
To Be An Artist is a conversation with today's successful and prominent artists from a variety of disciplines—musicians, visual artists, digital artists, poets, writers, activists and scholars. All of them discuss what it means to be an artist today, how they perceive their craft and their world, and the role of art in society. They agree that artists'creativity and success come not only from the intense focus on their craft, but, also, from their development of a worldview—from their wider vision and understanding of the world in which they live..



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Career As a Fundraising Professional - Institute for Career Research
ISBN: 9781441608802
Publication Date: 2009-01-01

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Careers in Advertising and Public Relations - by WetFeet
ISBN: 9781582078151
Publication Date: 2010

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Careers in Association Management - Institute for Career Research
ISBN: 9781435603684
Publication Date: 2007-01-01

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Getting a Ph.D. in Economics - Stuart J. Hillmon
ISBN: 9780812222883
Publication Date: 2014-01-16
Considering a graduate degree in economics? Good choice: the twenty-first-century financial crisis and recession have underscored the relevance of experts who know how the economy works, should work, and could work. However, Ph.D. programs in economics are extremely competitive, with a high rate of attrition and a median time of seven years to completion. Also, economic professions come in many shapes and sizes, and while a doctoral degree is crucial training for some, it is less beneficial for others. How do you know whether a Ph.D. in economics is for you? How do you choose the right program--and how do you get the right program to choose you? And once you've survived years of rigorous and specialized training, how do you turn your degree into a lifelong career and meaningful vocation? Getting a Ph.D. in Economics is the first manual designed to meet the specific needs of aspiring and matriculating graduate students of economics. With the perspective of a veteran, Stuart J. Hillmon walks the reader though the entire experience--from the Ph.D. admissions process to arduous first-year coursework and qualifying exams to armoring up for the volatile job market. Hillmon identifies the pitfalls at each stage and offers no-holds-barred advice on how to navigate them. Honest, hard-hitting, and at times hilarious, this insider insight will equip students and prospective students with the tools to make the most of their graduate experience and to give them an edge in an increasingly competitive field.

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Global Careers - Michael Dickmann; Yehuda Baruch
ISBN: 9780203842751
Publication Date: 2010-10-22
With interest in the global environment and the management of 'talent' increasing, understanding the issue of global careers is crucial for students and managers alike. This excitingnbsp;book captures broad research extending to a large set of diverse motivations, experiences, and outcomes of international work in global 'for profit' and 'not for profit' organizations and delivers nuanced insights into the management of international employees for firms and governmental/non-governmental organizations. This text covers global career issues in-depth, working at the intersection of career and international human resource management and using a numbernbsp;of perspectives,nbsp;such asnbsp;organizational or individual ones. Chapters include: theories, frameworks and concepts supporting research/data where relevant managerial implications, summaries, learning points, figures and tables. Illustrated with up to the minute case studies from companies such as Pepsi, Imperial Tobacco, Cadbury Schweppes, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Philips, HSBC, Misys, Philip Morris Internationalnbsp;and Masterfoods, Global Careers is essential reading for all those studying or concerned with career management, human resource management and international business. nbsp;

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Green Growth and Travelism : Letters from Leaders - Geoffrey Lipman (Editor); DeLacy (Editor); Shaun Vorster (Editor); Rebecca Hawkins (Editor); Min Jiang (Editor)
ISBN: 9781908999177
Publication Date: 2012-06-18
Travel & Tourism is by any measure a massive modern day industry - in the same league as cars, oil, telecommunication and agriculture. It drives trillions of dollars in GNP, underpins millions of jobs, makes international business function and is the essence of leisure and happiness. In short it has to be one of the most significant sectors of the world economy. Yet all too often its role and potential is underestimated when it comes to global and national socio-economic policy and practice.This book explores why the industry is misperceived and how it can take its rightful leadership place in the transformation to the new green economy. Green Growth and Travelism: Letters from Leaders is the first hard hitting publication tolook practically into these issues by taking the views of 46 government, industry and civil society thought leaders on the challenges, opportunities and solutions.First the authors explore Green Growth as the new geopolitical paradigm to respond to the big social, economic, environment and climate challenges of today and the population driven resource challenges of tomorrow. They then analyze how Travelism - the Travel and Tourism value chain - transport, hospitality and the various industries that support our inexorable urge to move around this planet - can more effectively contribute to a positive long-term societal transformation. Taking this viewpoint, the 'Letters from Leaders' provides real evidence of the actions, viewpoints and hopes of those at the frontline. With a foreword from Maurice Strong, architect of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit and Agenda 21, it includes contributions by thought leaders from inside and outside the sector such as Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley (Prime Minister of Bhutan), Thomas Enders (CEO of EADS), Tony Tyler (Director General & CEO IATA), Taleb Rifai (Secretary General UNWTO), Sir Richard Branson (Chairman Virgin Group), Shanzhong Zhu (Vice Chairman CNTA), Akbar Al Baker (CEO Qatar Airways), Marthinus Van Schalkwyk (Minister Tourism South Africa), Gerald Lawless (Executive Chairman Jumeirah Group), James Hogan (President & CEO Etihad Airways), Patricia Francis (Executive Director ITC), David P. Scowsill (President & CEO, WTTC), Giovanni Bisignani (Chairman WEF Global Agenda Council ATT), Supachai Panitchpakdi (Secretary-General, UNCTAD), Raymond Benjamin (Secretary General, ICAO) and Gloria Guevara (Secretary Tourism, Mexico) and a host of others.Researched at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia and Oxford Brookes University, UK.

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How to Make It as an Advertising Creative - Simon Veksner; Chronicle Books Staff; Laurence King Publishing Limited Staff
ISBN: 9781856696579
Publication Date: 2010-04-28
This book is aimed at anyone who is considering becoming an advertising creative, is studying to become one, or would like to become a better one. Packed with invaluable advice and insights from the author and other industry insiders, the book explains everything you need to know about working as an advertising creative but dont get taught at college. Its engaging, straight-talking text explains the diverse set of skills that you need to make it as an advertising creative above-and-beyond the ability to write good adverts, and demonstrates: how to get a placement/internship and turn it into a full-time job; how to get the best out of the people you work with; how to present your work to clients; how to manage your career; even how to start your own agency.Getting a job as an advertising creative is not easy. This book teaches you the intangible skills that are essential to get a job, survive, thrive, and ultimately make it big in one of the most exciting industries on the planet.

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I Love the Work, but I Hate the Business (Sportscasting) - Mel Proctor
ISBN: 9781935628279
Publication Date: 2013-06-01
Join sportscaster Mel Proctor on his wild and wacky journey through the world of big time (and not so big time) professional sports broadcasting. Read priceless anecdotes from the world of the NBA, MLB, NFL, NSCAA and more. Through Mel's eyes experience some of sports' most memorable and magic moments. You will mostly laugh but you may cry and shake your head in amazement as Mel describes his run-ins with some of broadcast management's "Knuckleheads". A fun read that will delight any sports fan and a classic text that should be required reading for anyone thinking of a career in the world of sports broadcasting. This book spans nearly five decades of sporting fun right up to today.

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Inside the Music Business - Tony Barrow; Julian Newby
ISBN: 9780415136600
Publication Date: 1994-12-06
This book is a comprehensive guide to a career in the music industry. Offering advice as to how to get into the business, it explains the main features of a wide range of jobs, such as management, production, promotion and merchandise through to the working lives of recording artists and session musicians.

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It All Begins with the Music : Developing Successful Artists and Careers for the New Music Business - Don Grierson; Dan Kimpel
ISBN: 9781598638639
Publication Date: 2009-03-26
The music industry is a worldwide business that generates more than 40 billion dollars each year. If you are looking to make your mark and grab a piece of this fortune, this is the book for you. It All Begins with the Music: Developing Successful Artists and Careers for the New Music Business offers practical information, career blueprints, and a world of wisdom for aspiring artists, managers, and executives on how to make an impact in today's music business. It provides a comprehensive examination of the new methods by which recording artists are discovered, developed, and nurtured in the modern music industry. Anyone can benefit, from potential recording artists and performers, to aspirants and professionals in artist management, major and independent music distribution channels, producers, agents, publicists, PR and marketing representatives, and music publishers. You'll find priceless behind-the-scenes information distilled from interviews with artists, managers, and executives at the forefront of the new music business. Get the insider tips you need, and begin your successful career in music today!

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Making Music Your Business: A Practical Guide to Making $ Doing What You Love - Traci Truly
ISBN: 9781572484863
Publication Date: 2005-07-01
There is nothing you love more than making music and performing. But you also realize that to make money doing what you love, there is a lot you need to learn. To be successful you need more than talent. Making Music Your Business gives working musicians what they need to make more money with their music and take their passion to the next level. Get inside information and learn how to: --Sign a manager, business manager and booking agent. --Sell more CDs and merchandise. --Deduct the cost of equipment from money you make. --Legally sample and cover other artists' music. --Use your press kit to book shows. --Protect the music you write. --Rid your band of deadbeat members. --Decide which publishing company to join. --Make more at shows. --Succeed with a better website and by using online music sources. The music business is as much about the business as the music. Be a success at both.

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Railroad Industry Careers - Institute for Career Research
ISBN: 9781435603707
Publication Date: 2007-01-01

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The Graphic Designer's Business Survival Guide - Lawrence J. Daniels
ISBN: 9780814432419
Publication Date: 2012-12-12
Graphic design is a crowded, highly competitive world. And it takes a lot more than raw talent and technical ability to make it as an independent designer. Successful graphic designer and entrepreneur, Larry Daniels exposes the weak spot of so many: the critical business side of running even a one-person design firm. Designers often prioritize aesthetics over a client's needs, and ignore basic business skills such as writing, record keeping, and relationship building. This practical insider's guide explains how to build a profitable, sustainable design business. Packed with sample agreements, letters, forms, and more, it reveals how to: - Create a website and portfolio that highlight design solutions - Do pre-pitch research and deliver winning presentations - Prepare inviting proposals that win lucrative contracts - Establish a reliable system for tracking billable hours (and staying solvent) - Use cold-calling strategies even sales phobics can master - Quantify design decisions in ways that business management can relate to and respect - Break out of "freelancer' mode to highly compensated creative consultant The field of design is littered with failures. To stand out and succeed, you need to be professional, efficient, and focused on the bottom-line results that clients value. The Graphic Designer's Business Survival Guide shows you how. "

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The Project: Developing a Career in Global Project Management - David Power
ISBN: 9781909895508
Publication Date: 2014-09-08
It’s September 2009, one year since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and Colin has just lost his job. Luckily, he is soon hired as a project manager in a big international investment bank, but quickly finds himself dealing with office politics, dodgy vendors, hostile project sponsors and the difficult task of managing across global time zones. Will his training and skills in project management help him to get this high-risk project over the line, or will his controversial attempts at turning the failing project around lead to his swift dismissal? Through this compelling and suspenseful story, we learn about objective, professional project management and the difference between managing a project and managing a project management career. We are exposed to project management interview techniques. We learn, through Colin’s effective project management, through his mistakes and through the escalation of tension and conflict, about the essential ingredients that drive successful global projects and we learn the tricks of the trade from the inside. The Projectis an insider’s guide to developing a career in project management, written in the form of a novel. Insightful and entertaining, it guides the reader through the process of project management by telling the story of Colin’s time working in a global investment bank. This is the perfect book for anyone looking to develop a career in global project management.

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They Don't Teach Corporate in College: A Twenty-Something's Guide to the Business World 3rd Edition - Alexandra Levit
ISBN: 9781601633088
Publication Date: 2014-02-25
"They Don't Teach Corporate in College is too good to be given only to the twenty-somethings. Anyone who's feeling lost and overwhelmed in cubicle country can benefit from reading this eminently practical book." --Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and To Sell is Human "This insightful and essential guide to mastering the politics of corporate America should be required reading for every college graduate." --James A. Boyle, president, College Parents of America "This book is loaded with solid information designed to demystify the business world, including a short, to-the-point glossary of office lingo and a terrific chapter on how to make a long-term career plan." --Anne Fisher, Fortune "If you're looking for a guide to ease the transition from flip-flops to wingtips, a fine choice is They Don't Teach Corporate in College. Alexandra Levit does a great job of attaching assumptions that high-achieving college grads drag into the workplace with them." --Mary Ellen Slayter, The Washington Post "Whether you're having a quarter-life crisis or if you just want an insider's guide to the working world, read this book." --Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Entrepreneur "This book is a must-read for new entrants in the work force and useful even to the more experienced professional." --Caroline Ceniza-Levine, National Association for Colleges and Employers "After four years of jeans and baseball caps and three hours of class a day, workforce newbies need a boot camp like this to face up to the rigors of the working week." --Abby Wilner, coauthor of Quarterlife Crisis "Ms. Levit teaches newbies such practicalities as making a memorable first impression, networking without cringing, coping with difficult personalities, and learning to be an effective boss. The book is easy to read and loaded with common-sense techniques." --Steve Powers, The Dallas Morning News They Don't Teach Corporate in College has resonated with tens of thousands of readers and is currently used as a text in corporations and universities across the country. This new and updated edition reflects the unique needs and challenges of current twenty-somethings, who want to make a difference right now but lack some of the core skills to make it happen. It incorporates fresh tips for building your transferable skillset, networking and enhancing your productivity in an increasingly digital world, and becoming an effective leader. Chock full of personal anecdotes and written from the perspective of a wise older sister who doesn't want you to learn the hard way, They Don't Teach Corporate in College includes no-nonsense advice for: Making the smartest career move right out of college. Landing the job of your dreams by avoiding the black hole of HR. Establishing a strong reputation by encouraging others to like and cooperate with you. Navigating your organization's social scene and practicing cringe-free networking. Mastering skills that will take you anywhere, such as goal-setting and self-promotion. Combating negativity and coping with difficult personalities.

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Ultimate Guide to Linkedin for Business - Ted Prodromou; James Malinchak (Foreword by); Perry Marshall (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9781599185606
Publication Date: 2015-03-17
How To Get Connected with More than 300 Million Customers This popular title delivers an in-depth guide to targeting, reaching, and gaining ideal customers using the latest updates on LinkedIn. LinkedIn expert Ted Prodromou offers a wealth of no- or low-cost methods for maximizing this dynamic resource. Following his lead, readers learn to link with the most effective connections for greater exposure. Updates in this edition include: Staying up-to-date with LinkedIn Contacts, Pulse, and Publisher programs Expansion of premium accounts to help optimize business profiles, stand out in search results, and track impact How to implement new features like Showcase and Company Updates pages for extended presence in newsfeeds and with followers Smarter LinkedIn Search that saves time and money with customized, comprehensive results Other important topics covered include: Techniques and tips to easily navigate LinkedIn’s interface Time saving tips on finding and matching data from businesses and people Expert guidance on super-charging a business or individual profile Insider advice on getting found through LinkedIn and maximizing search Professional instruction on promoting a LinkedIn profile The latest information is illustrated with current snapshots, fresh examples, and case studies, along with new techniques to easily maneuver LinkedIn’s interface.

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When Talent Isn't Enough - Business Basics for the Creatively Inclined: For Creative Professionals, Including hellip; Artists, Writers, Designers, Bloggers, Web Developers, and Anyone Else Looking to Freelance or Run Their Own Business - Kristen Fischer
ISBN: 9781601632500
Publication Date: 2013-01-21
"If you're creative and want to build a business around your talents, then you have to read Kristen's new book. It provides a clear path for taking your talent and turning it into a full-time career." --Dan Schwabel, author of Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success "Kristen Fischer's book is crammed with practical, road-tested tips, strategies, and real-world examples for creating a successful solo business. If you want to start earning more doing the work you love for clients who truly value your worth, read and apply the information in this wonderful guide." --Ed Gandia, coauthor of The Wealthy Freelancer, founder of the International Freelancers Academy "Kristen has written an essential and timeless knowledge resource for the freelancing community." --Von Glitschka, illustrative designer, author of Vector Basic Training Many creative professionals focus too much on their artistic abilities and too little on their business interests. In When Talent Isn't Enough, copywriter and journalist Kristen Fischer offers powerful strategies and practical stories from some of today's most prominent creative leaders to help you thrive. The result: an easy-to-read guide that covers all aspects of launching and managing a successful business for any creative entrepreneur or solo practitioner. When Talent Isn't Enough offers savvy and easy-to-apply business advice for writers, designers, and artists who want to: Run a profitable, fulfilling business Market themselves alongside seasoned pros, in-house talent and established agencies Understand the legalities of doing business Spearhead hassle-free accounting and bookkeeping practices Overcome challenging situations with clients Embrace self-promotion as a solo professional Cultivate lasting client partnerships


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