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Advice from today's creative and artistic professionals – FOR tomorrow's.

99% Perspiration is a weekly podcast bringing you interviews and advice from a range of people working in the creative/artistic world. Thomas Edison wrote that genius is 1% inspiration, but 99% perspiration. We want to give you the confidence and the know-how to turn your creative calling into a career.

If you're interested in radio, TV, film, literature, fine art, social media, content marketing, advertising, web design, graphic design, theatre, acting, directing, production... 99% Perspiration is the podcast for you.

Our website is 99podcast.com & our Twitter is @99Podcast

Produced by @JaySykesMedia

99% Perspiration Jay Sykes

    • Visual Arts
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Advice from today's creative and artistic professionals – FOR tomorrow's.

99% Perspiration is a weekly podcast bringing you interviews and advice from a range of people working in the creative/artistic world. Thomas Edison wrote that genius is 1% inspiration, but 99% perspiration. We want to give you the confidence and the know-how to turn your creative calling into a career.

If you're interested in radio, TV, film, literature, fine art, social media, content marketing, advertising, web design, graphic design, theatre, acting, directing, production... 99% Perspiration is the podcast for you.

Our website is 99podcast.com & our Twitter is @99Podcast

Produced by @JaySykesMedia

    99% S2 E2 - When Art Meets Business

    99% S2 E2 - When Art Meets Business

    Season 2, Episode 2 - When Art Meets Business

    Because sometimes, when life gives you lemons, creative people start companies.
    Courtney Pine
    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.
    Anne Curtis
    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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    There's much "merch" on our RedBubble
    & you can support us by "buying us a coffee" :)
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    The 99% Team:
    Produced & presented by Jay Sykes & Mark Stuart Bell
    Music production by Jed Stoker
    About 99% Perspiration:
    A weekly podcast, with interviews & advice advice from today's creative and artistic professionals - FOR tomorrow's. We're here to help you gain the inspiration, the confidence & the know-how to turn your creative calling into a career.
    If you're interested in radio, presenting, producing, promoting, music, bands, artists, networking, marketing, content, TV, film, PR, social media, writing, acting, directing, video, production, website, graphic design, advertising, theatre, literature...  99% Perspiration is the podcast for you.

    • 29 min
    99% S2 E1 - Maximising Your Voice

    99% S2 E1 - Maximising Your Voice

    Season 2, Episode 1 - Maximising Your Voice

    Peff Soulsby
    Freelance voice-over & voice actor, & Graduate Marketing Assistant at Newcastle University.  And, following the release of EVE: Valkyrie, pioneering sexy robot voices everywhere.
    Tom Campbell
    Drivetime presenter on Heart North East Radio, and all-round Super-Human.  Also recently known as "Dr. Cuddles", prescribing free hugs in Middlesborough.  Awww.
    Vik, aka VikkStar123
    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.
     
    Get in touch with 99% Perspiration:
    Join our growing creative network on Facebook
    Twitter & Instagram - @99Podcast
    Blogs & extra content - 99Podcast.com
    There's much "merch" on our RedBubble
     
    & you can help support us by "buying us a coffee" :)
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    About 99% Perspiration:
    A weekly podcast, with interviews & advice advice from today's creative and artistic professionals - FOR tomorrow's. We're here to help you gain the inspiration, the confidence & the know-how to turn your creative calling into a career.
    If you're interested in radio, presenting, producing, promoting, music, bands, artists, networking, marketing, content, TV, film, PR, social media, writing, acting, directing, video, production, website, graphic design, advertising, theatre, literature...  99% Perspiration is the podcast for you.

    • 39 min
    Episode 23 - London-Bound

    Episode 23 - London-Bound

    Episode 23 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.
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    Join our growing creative network on Facebook
    Follow us on Twitter for all the latest updates - @99Podcast
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    About 99% Perspiration:
    This weekly podcast brings you interviews & advice advice from today's creative and artistic professionals - FOR tomorrow's. We're here to help you gain the inspiration, the confidence and the know-how to turn your creative calling into a career.
    If you're interested in radio, presenting, producing, promoting, music, bands, artists, networking, marketing, content, TV, film, PR, social media, writing, acting, directing, production, website, graphic design, advertising, theatre, literature.......  Then this is the podcast for you!

    • 29 min
    Episode 22 - Powerful Pitching and Top-Notch Networking

    Episode 22 - Powerful Pitching and Top-Notch Networking

    Episode 22 of 99% Perspiration

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Joanna also worked in multiple TV roles, mostly in the production office, so this episode should be particularly interesting if you're interested in getting more stuck in with TV.

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    A little aside:

    I mentioned here in the description (but alas, not on the podcast) last episode that my radio drama, SeaBurn, was been nominated for "Best Speech Programming" at the Student Radio Awards 2015, one of 8 nominations from Spark FM in Sunderland, the community radio station I volunteer with.

    I'm hugely happy to report that SeaBurn received a bronze award for "Best Speech Programming"; we couldn't have lost out to a better programme though, the incredible Both Sides of Dying by radio producer Jordy Cernik took the gold.  And Spark itself received a bronze for "Best Radio Station".  A very good day, and thanks for your support, everyone!

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    More ways to get in touch with 99% Perspiration:

    Join our growing creative network on Facebook

    Follow us on Twitter for all the latest updates - @99Podcast

    We post extra content on our official website - 99Podcast.com

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    About 99% Perspiration:

    Weekly advice from today's creative and artistic professionals - FOR tomorrow's. We're here to help you gain the confidence and the know-how to make your creative calling into a career.

    If you're interested in radio, presenting, producing, promoting, music, bands, artists, networking, marketing, content, TV, film, social media, writing, acting, directing, production, website, graphic design, advertising, theatre, literature.......  Then this is the podcast for you!

    • 31 min
    Episode 21 - Radio 101

    Episode 21 - Radio 101

    Episode 21 of 99% Perspiration

    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.


    Doug Morris, Managing Editor at BBC News, Newcastle.

    Anna Harding, Regional News Editor for Global Radio.

    Tom Campbell, Drive presenter of Heart Radio.

    Emma Snook, producer/presenter at Amazing Radio.

    Kyle Wilkinson, the voice of BBC Radio 1.

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    A little aside:

    I'm pretty excited to announce that my radio drama, SeaBurn, has been nominated for "Best Speech" at the Student Radio Awards 2015.  This nomination is one of 8 from Spark FM in Sunderland, the community radio station I volunteer with.  So, wish us luck!

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    More ways to get in touch with 99% Perspiration:

    Join our growing creative network on Facebook

    Follow us on Twitter for all the latest updates - @99Podcast

    We post extra content on our official website - 99Podcast.com

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    About 99% Perspiration:

    Weekly advice from today's creative and artistic professionals - FOR tomorrow's. We're here to help you gain the confidence and the know-how to make your creative calling into a career.

    If you're interested in radio, presenting, producing, promoting, music, bands, artists, networking, marketing, content, TV, film, social media, writing, acting, directing, production, website, graphic design, advertising, theatre, literature.......  Then this is the podcast for you!

    • 31 min
    Episode 20 - How to be a Hustler

    Episode 20 - How to be a Hustler

    Episode 20 of 99% Perspiration

    First up, I just have to say a huge thank-you to everyone who's stuck with us over the past couple of months - who've asked me "what's happened with the podcast?", or "when's the next episode coming out?"

    I recently began working as an Academic Tutor at the University of Sunderland. That, alongside my arts role with ArtWorks-U, alongside my other radio projects, has found me working approx. 52 hours a week. So I've found myself stretched. But I'm determined to keep 99% Perspiration going, and going strong!

    Thank you so much for sticking with the podcast, for listening, and for being so patient with me. Cannot tell me how much it means to me.

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    This week's guests:

    "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."

    Tiffany Rouge is the Marketing and Events Coordinator for the Hotel Richmond in Adelaide.  Since this episode of 99% Perspiration was recorded, Tiffany has become a radio producer at Fresh 92.7.

    "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."

    Ed Westman is a freelance Video Content Creator based in Sunderland.  At the moment, he’s the video producer with the University of Sunderland’s Marketing and Communications department.

    And finally, our music this week is kindly donated by Huddersfield based dubstep band "MXI" - on Twitter, they are @WeAreMXI.

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    More ways to get in touch with 99% Perspiration:

    Join our growing creative network on Facebook

    Follow us on Twitter for all the latest updates - @99Podcast

    We post extra content on our official website - 99Podcast.com

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    About 99% Perspiration:

    Weekly advice from today's creative and artistic professionals - FOR tomorrow's. We're here to help you gain the confidence and the know-how to make your creative calling into a career.

    If you're interested in radio, presenting, producing, promoting, music, bands, artists, networking, marketing, content, TV, film, social media, writing, acting, directing, production, website, graphic design, advertising, theatre, literature....... Then this is the podcast for you!

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Phoneadditkt ,

Professionally done!!

A expertly produced podcast if ever there was one. Keep up the good work!

TheflamingRyan ,

Super Useful and Encouraging For All Budding Creatives

This is a fantastic podcast for anyone interested in working in the creative industries. Interviewing a range of guests working across creative positions, host Jay provides a really useful resource for anyone like myself, who's feeling a little bit confused as to how to follow their creative aspirations. The wide range of guests - from people you will definitley have heard of, to those you might not - is really important and allows a varied range of advice from people of varying disciplines and I'd say it's really important to listen to episodes who feature someone you might not have heard of, because it's totally possible that could provide you with the best piece of advice that you didn't even realise you needed. Finally, and one of my favourite things about 99% Perspiration, is just how positive the whole thing feels. It never feels like it's talking down to anyone, and it feels like the whole point is to encourage anyone who might want some encouraging regardless of what level they're currently at.

Mypie65 ,

Yey creatives!

The perfect podcast if you're looking to get into the creative industry or if you're just a creative person in general. I love the advice that's given from a bunch of industry professionals and the way the podcast is structured around these pieces of advice is brilliant. Can't wait for the next episode! 10/10 would listen again.

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