If you’re frustrated because you struggle in the entertainment business, then Branding for Entertainers podcast will help. If you’re looking for valuable insights into the most common and frustrating identity issues that both amateur and even professional entertainers face, then the BFE podcast will help you shine. Billy Diamond brings you practical advice and formulas to get people to remember who you are and keep them talking about your brand. Billy and the world’s leading experts will help you polish your visual, verbal, and virtual identity so that entertainment buyers, agents, and your live audience will listen. Each episode is geared to help you get your message out, grow your business, stand out in the marketplace, and have a blast doing it!
BFE EP20: From School Teacher to Comedian, with Sharon Lacey
Follow the journey of a middle school teacher as she strived to become a national comedy club headliner.
Check out Sharon's website at sharonlaceycomedy.com
Sharon has visited Uganda, Africa four times. She performs comedy for Ugandan audiences and delivers food and supplies to two schools and many elderly people. HELP support her efforts... just $5 bucks at a time by purchasing a bracelet. The Uganda Project
Sharon on YouTube
Follow Sharon over on Facebook at facebook.com/sharonlaceycomedian
BFE EP19: Position Your Price & Getting Paid w/ Ken Dyne
Ken Dyne, a UK entertainer speaks about pricing, cash flow issues, getting paid, and how to get your money upfront, before you even get to your gig.
Ken's top 10 book list - must-reads for entertainers. Download the list at: MentalUnderground.com/books
BFE EP18: Change of Address: Moving Beyond with Howard Baltus
Howard Baltus created one of the first magic shops on the internet. After years of having his successful shop, he packed up and moved from the USA to Mexico, where he lives today. He talks about culture, rebranding, and moving beyond your fear to take your next step.
BFE EP17: The Sweet Life: S.O.S. (Save Our Space) guest Fred Becker
Whether performing on the high seas, or on TV shows like Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Fred & Bobbie Becker are a magical duo that knows how to live and convey their brand. In this episode, Fred speaks about what he and Bobbi have done during the pandemic and how they have pivoted to stay engaged with their audience and clients. He also lets you in on some secrets of the cruise ship industry that he has gained (50 years combined experience along with Bobbie) in the cruise ship entertainment market.
RESOURCES WORTH CHECKING OUT
Fred & Bobbie’s Vlog files: https://www.youtube.com/user/fredbecker4
Preparing for Cruise Ship Entertainment Jobs
Ever thought about being a cruise ship entertainer?
Gigs On Ships – Everything you need to know to book your act on cruise ships
Fred Becker & Becker Magic Website
The Becker's on Facebook
The Becker's on Instagram
Also, Be Sure To Visit us at BrandingEntertainers.com
00:00 Intro: The Love Boat & Princess Cruises
03:27 Welcome Fred - It was going to be a great year
05:36 We planned for the future
06:59 A different sort of thought for virtual shows
11:43 Did the shift change your branding?
13:05 Taking your time to get it right
14:41 What’s next
16:16 Cruise ship state of the industry
18:27 Land versus Sea
19:35 How does a person become a cruise ship entertainer
27:59 Promo reels
30:50 Being the face of the brand on a ship
32:10 Markets are segmented & service-geared
36:53 Show notes and outro
37:27 Bonus: What happened to The Love Boat?
BFE EP16: The Beauty In Resilience with Jason Michaels
IN THIS EPISODE:
As a young boy, Jason Michaels was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. The diagnosis could have stopped him in his tracks but he chose to chase his career in acting and later as a magician. Today he combines his love of performing, sharing his story, and also training people on how to be resilient. You’ll love Jason’s journey to get to the top and his thoughts on branding.
Jason’s Website - https://www.jasonmichaelsmagic.comResilience Training - https://www.jasonmichaelsmagic.com/resilience-training-alt#DoTheImpossible Podcast with Jason & Stephen - https://www.jasonmichaelsmagic.com/podcast-index#podcastJason’s Book can be purchased on Amazon. You Can Do the Impossible, Too! https://www.amazon.com/You-Can-Impossible-Too-Professional-ebook/dp/B0711SLY79?SubscriptionId=0ENGV10E9K9QDNSJ5C82&tag=&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B0711SLY79Watch Jason on TEDx - https://youtu.be/nSIwU37Kl20Watch Jason perform on Mike Huckabee - https://youtu.be/BA9HhPU3MlgCHAPTERS:
03:25 TedX Excerpt
03:46 Is Jason Michaels your real name?
05:32 What’s your background in entertainment & how’d you start?
09:07 What led you to want to speak more than just being a magician?
12:09 Transitioning to more speaking gigs
14:29 About Tourette Syndrome and education
18:36 Paralyzed by a diagnosis
20:04 Ripping of the label and finding the tools to help yourself (and others)
22:26 Resilience Training Course
23:14 About #DoTheImpossiblePodcast with Jason & Stephen (Bargatze)
25:38 Transitioning and the Rebranding of Jason Michaels
28:52 Five words to sum up Jason Michaels & using them as a brand
30:14 Upcoming Episode info
30:56 Wrapping up with Jason Michaels
31:45 Resources and Outro
BFE EP15: Looking Back & What’s Next
In This Episode:
To say 2020 was a hard year is an understatement. We take a look back and a look ahead for 2021 with this call-in episode.