The Breakthrough Creative with host John McDavitt is for the Creative Entrepreneur as we look behind the scenes at the ‘business of art’ and the ‘art of business!’
98. Learn Public Speaking Skills and Become Unstoppable
If you learn the Skill of Public Speaking you will be able to represent yourself to individual clients (super important), work in small groups (brainstorming) and persuade large groups (keynote speaking).
You need this skill!
I explain the benefits and break down how you can learn to speak to large groups with competence and confidence (and how you can get over embarrassment)
BONUS: if you email me or DM me on Instagram I will send you my notes from this episode.
97. The extraordinary benefits of FLEXIBILTY in Business (recorded by the ocean)
Flexibility is an underrated and under appreciated resource. Why you should intentionally work to have flexibility in your professional life.
96. Thoughts on Licensing Art, Working in a Studio Environment and Stories from the Working World
It's been a little while... I wanted to check in on the episode to share my thoughts on licensing, social media, the benefits of working in a studio environment and flexibility in work/life.
95. FLASHBACK: Kate Sartorious, Cake and Sugar Artist
I interviewed Cake and Sugar Artist, Kate Sartorious, about her career in March of 2020 and wanted to share it again in this
Kate is a the owner and operator of Kate's Cake Design where she makes unique cake toppers for her clients.
Kate also teaches an online Cake Topper course called 'Top Tier Cake Topper Masterclass.'
You can find Kate and her work on Instagram!
Contact us at John@theBreakthroughCreative.com
94. Licensed Star Wars Artist, Dawn Murphy
Dawn Murphy is a freelance artist currently residing in the Chicagoland area. She specializes in portraiture and costume illustration with a focus on pop culture. She has created numerous officially licensed artworks for Lucasfilm/Star Wars, Topps Trading Cards and RRParks Cards. Her work has been featured in the Star Wars Celebration Art Show, Star Wars Insider Magazine, the sci-fi anthology book Contact Light, and book four of the War of the Seasons series. When she isn't drawing she loves to play video games with her son and husband, reading, sewing costumes and trying not to burn dinner.
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93. Are you a professional or a hobbyist? (you need to know)
It’s cool if you want to be an artist. It’s cool if that’s your hobby. But you need to be honest with yourself if it’s something to make money or something that’s simply personal enjoyment. If it’s a hobby - great! Enjoy yourself. If it’s a business - get to work.
Something for everyone.
I am not a professional artist. I write novels as a hobby and play guitar as therapy, but I still get so much out of this podcast. John has a way of sharing his life with his guests and listeners and in turn, his guests open up and share their lives with him. Aside from learning about the business of art works and how to make a living doing what you love, John and his guests drop incredible pearls of wisdom that his listeners can take to heart and enrich their lives. Listen to a few episodes and see if you don’t become as big of a fan as I have.
If you want to make art your business, this is your podcast!
This is a great podcast to dive into if you really want to explore how to make art your business. Jon talks to many different artists of all mediums, engages in the creative process as well as the Knutsen Bolton how to monetize it. Highly recommended!
GOOD STUFF for both budding and experienced creatives!
Kudos to John for finding and hosting a wide variety of creative guests with such diverse backgrounds! I really enjoy hearing the different points of view, sources of inspiration and sage advice from artists that aren't afraid to share their successes AND their challenges along their creative journey.