I have a passion for the arts, health and wellness, sports, entrepreneurship, culture, education and self improvement. As an established filmmaker, business owner, college professor; and avid surfer, snowboarder and biker; I strive to learn, grow and improve in all aspects of life. I hope to share my passions with you and together we can progress and attain fulfillment.
Kim Albarella, Head of Global Security at TikTok
Kim speaks about working in Cyber Security for a Global Social Media company, best practices for working in the corporate environment, and thoughts on the future of social media.
- Getting started with TikTok
- Workplace environment at TikTok
- Day to Day responsibilities
- Skills used on the job
- Cultural differences when working for an international company
- Managers keeping up with trends on TikTok
- TikTok incorporating shopping on its platform
- Favorite TikTok creators
- Thoughts on the future of TikTok and Social Media
STORYTELLING FOR ENTREPRENEURS
STORYTELLING FOR ENTREPRENEURS with Evan Nierman, CEO of Red Banyan Public Relations Firm @RedBanyanPR
Best Practices For Starting Your Own Business and Successful Ways To Build Your Brand.
00:00- 03:17 -How Evan Nierman broke into the Public Relations industry in crisis communications.
03:18-05:21-Learning from previous employers.
05:22-08:24- Starting RED BANYAN PR Firm and the challenges he faced.
08:25-11:47 -How turning down a full time job led to his first big client.
11:48- 14:48-Entrepreneur’s need to understand the challenges ahead.
14:49-17:36-Amazon is a great example of how a long term mindset can build success. And how challenges in life can build growth, development and success.
17:37-19:54- How being uncomfortable can promote growth and fulfillment.
19:55- 22:38-Everyone’s “story” is different, but always pushes yourself will produce success.
22:39-27:28 Finding your passion will lead you down your correct path. But don’t try to find the “next best thing” without a solid plan and purpose behind it.
27:29-33:40- Storytelling is everything. Best practices for social media.
#ENTREPRENEURS #Storytelling #SocialMedia #PublicRelations #Communications #Business #Branding #Motivations #Inspiration
YELLOWSTONE ACTOR, ASHLEY PLATZ
NJ Native, Ashley Platz @AshleyPlatz talks about her love for acting and storytelling. I saw Ashley’s short film, “Fight Like A Mother,” where she plays a Boxer and Single Mother, at the 2023 Garden State Film Festival, and was blown away by her intense, yet grounded performance. Hear how a leaked audition to play “Bat Woman” led to new acting opportunities, ultimately landing her the role of Hailey Brewer on “Yellowstone.” Ashley Platz is the real deal.
00:00-04:19-Growing up in NJ and breaking into acting. Studying theater at Pace University. A short film screening at the Palm Springs International Film Festival brings her to LA.
04:20-06:53-Learning to how to watch yourself onscreen. Transitioning from Theater acting to Film Acting. Learning how to incorporate her personality into her acting, while still being grounded.
06:54-09:00-Ashley’s first big break in LA is in “Criminal Minds, Beyond Borders” directed by David Lynch’s daughter, Jennifer Lynch.
09:01-12:38-Breaking into new “levels” as an actor is challenging. Creating her own acting opportunities with independent films.
12:39- 17:48- Ashley’s audition for the CW’s “Bat Woman” leaked and went viral put her in a spotlight and brought more auditions, ultimately leading to an audition and booking on “Yellowstone.” Living in Montana for two weeks filming the show was amazing.
17:49- 23:53-An acting career can take many years to take hold, but if you put the work in, grow and develop your craft, opportunities do arise. But it takes a whole lot of work and there is not single path for everyone.
23:54—31:43-Screening her short film, “Fight Like A Mother” at the 2023 Garden State Film Festival, and preparing for a such a physically and emotionally demanding role as a Single Mother and Boxer. Experiencing the film with an engaged audience.
31:44-33:38-Upcoming projects including roles on “The Morning Show,” and a new short film.
33:39- 36:04-Missing New Jersey. Especially the Food!
#Acting #YellowStone #GardenStateFilmFestival #ShortFilm #AshleyPlatz #Storytelling
NYC KATRA FILM SERIES FOUNDER, GEOFFREY GUERRERO
Katra Film Series Founder, Coney Island’s own, my good friend, Mr. Geoffrey Guerrero speaks about running major NYC Film Festivals and the beautiful craft of filmmaking. LINK IN BIO.
00:00-03:20-Geoffrey Guerrero’s career, starts in Reality TV, making his own short films, starting the Katra Film Series.
03:21- 05:49-Screening at Katra is a real New York experience. Geoffrey still loves my comedic short films, “Flat Brim” and “Feast at the Beach.”
05:50-06:50-12th year of Katra kicking off in April 2023 at Regal Essex NYC. Amazing films from all over the world.
06:51- 09:34-What do festival directors look for in submitted films? Simple, unique, original story. Don’t need a big budget to tell a powerful story.
09:35-12:10-Creative influences who reflect the real world in a unique way.
12:11- 14:30- New model of film distribution
14:31- 17:00-KATRA Film Series is the real deal and is newly showcasing long form content.
17:10-17:35- Build a following with long form content.
17:36-20:36-New films and series.
20:37-22:50-What’s next for Katra and other fests. Each Fest has its own Brand.
22:51- 23:51-Audiences at Katra Rock!
23:52-25:05-Running film festivals inspires creativity.
#Katra #KatraFilmSeries #BoweryFilmFestival #FilmFestival #NewYorkCity
#Filmmaker #Director #Producer #Actor
HOW TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR
Entrepreneur Phil Smith speaks starting a successful business.
00:00-03:10-Phil’s long history with entrepreneurship. Getting into Social Media back in 2006. Always bringing in leads for clients.
03:11-05:35-Best practices for Lead Generation for clients.
05:36-10:16-Corporate Video Production Company Case Study. Getting yourself out there with Networking. Getting on TV to build a presence online. Showcasing behind the scenes of your business on socials to build trust and develop content.
10:17-14:20- Current business trends. Always focus on leads.
14:21-18:20-Advice to people who want to start a business. Always think of the end goal.
18:21-22:26-Solid businesses to start. Monthly recurring revenue with software as a service.
#entrepreneur #business #marketing #LeadGeneration #Networking #DigitalMarketing
HOW TO STAND OUT ONLINE WITH STORYTELLING
SEO expert Damon Burton speaks about best practices for Search Engine Optimization, how storytelling is key to building trust with your audience, and while algorithms may change a consistent strategy will yield long term results.
#SEO #Branding #Storytelling
00:00-03:16-Knowing what people are searching for and sharing related stories to build an online presence.
03:17-05:02- Showing your human side to the audience. And how often should a business post online to stay relevant? Quality over Quantity and the differences between posting on social and posting on your website.
05:03-07:35-Is paying for online ads worth it? The pros/cons of paid and organic content.
07:36-11:53-SEO for Personal Branding. Posting consistently and relating to you as as a human to build trust.
11:54- 14:09-Has SEO changed since 2008? The three areas: Website Structure, Content, External Credibility, have remained consistent.
14:10-19:43-Understanding what the audience is searching for to create related storytelling content for the Utah Jazz and other clients. Always stick to the fundamentals of SEO. Start and keep at it to learn and grow.