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Is Comparison Always a Trap?

Posted November 17, 2016 by Heather Hutson

Andy Stanley did a sermon series called “The Comparison Trap” and his main point was that you can never win with comparison.  That you would feel jealous of someone who had ‘more’ than you or you would feel superior to someone who had ‘less’ than you.  Of course, I’m broad stroking a great communicator’s four hour...

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4 Key Components to a Great Run of Show

Posted September 13, 2016 by Heather Hutson

You’ve heard it. Every production company, every audiovisual company makes the same promise. FLAWLESS EXECUTION. How can they all promise that? Well, there’s a method to flawless execution and it starts with a clear and well crafted Run of Show. A true Run of Show (ROS) is a cue sheet that the stage manager provides...

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The Disease of Addiction

Posted April 25, 2016 by Heather Hutson

On Thursday April 21, 2016, my favorite artist, Prince, died.  He was 57 years old. There are rumors and speculation that his death was due to complications from an overdose of Percocet 5 days earlier.  Here’s the thing: Prince was known for being a vegan, he didn’t drink or use drugs, he was a devout...

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4 Similarities between Prospecting and Dating

Posted April 19, 2016 by Heather Hutson

In 2009 I went on 50 first dates. Match.com got a lot of my time that year.  I would scrub the online profiles, pick prospects, reach out to them, exchange some emails, exchange some phone calls and then decide on whether to meet.  If we met, we would each explain our value proposition then decide...

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Reasons to be Cheerful 1-2-3

Posted January 8, 2016 by Heather Hutson

Reasons to Be Cheerful Part 3 was a song by Ian Drury and the Blockheads released in 1979 in the UK. It made it to #3 on the UK pop chart.  In it, Drury rattles off all kinds of reasons that he and his bandmates had to be cheerful, in an off the wall pre –...

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Compassionate Customer Service

Posted December 13, 2015 by Heather Hutson

In researching for this post, I listened to a TED Radio Hour episode called “Just a Little Nicer”. It was all about compassion.  Turns out that there are both secular and religious views on the subject.  Robert Wright, a noted biologist has discovered that compassion is hard wired into us by natural selection.  Krista Tippett tells us that compassion requires practice,...

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Whatchu talkin’ about?! Glossary of Production Terms

Posted April 16, 2015 by Heather Hutson

Glossary of Production Terms Every industry has its jargon and acronyms. When talking to my peers in Production Land, I take for granted that they all understand when I say, “We’re gonna open a 16:9 PIP for IMAG.” Or “The client is going to need both ISO and Program records, can I get the hard...

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4 Tips to Avoid Presentation Pitfalls

Posted April 16, 2015 by Heather Hutson

Have you ever worked on a show and had a presenter come in with a PowerPoint in standard PPT layout to discover that when you projected to the screen it either looked stretched or had these annoying black bars on either side?  It’s because the default for PowerPoint is 4:3 when the world is moving...

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