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Year End Retreats - Keynote Speeches

by David Brownstein

How will your company adapt to the New Challenges, New Issues, New Conflicts and Daily Clash of Ideas and Opportunities that are coming your way, like it or not?

As the fall season evolves and the end of the year is near many companies are planning their Year-End Retreats and Off-Sites.

I’m taking this opportunity to reach out and see if you or your company are ready to get your Leadership Team, Production Team or Creative Team to get in sync with clarity and focus.

I work closely with leadership teams and creative/business partners to develop a Custom Designed Retreat/Off-Site that will keep everyone engaged and involved, and leave them energized and refocused.

Here’s a taste of me in action when I gave a TEDx Talk on Leadership Lessons from Hollywood. In this 17-minute talk I talk about the unique challenges Hollywood’s creative leaders face and give powerful steps towards how to manage the unique challenges we face.

This is just one of the Keynotes I can deliver to your company that can lead into a powerful one day or multi-day off-site or retreat.

If you’re in the planning stages of a retreat this year let’s talk about Your Goals, Your Challenges and the Changes in Progress at Your Company. Together we’ll create the synergy, conversation and vision required to make powerful change for the year ahead. 

 

Hello Creative Leaders

by David Brownstein

How will your company adapt to the New Challenges, New Issues, New Conflicts and Daily Clash of Ideas and Opportunities that are coming your way, like it or not?

As the fall season evolves and the end of the year is near many companies are planning their Year-End Retreats and Off-Sites.

I’m taking this opportunity to reach out and see if you or your company are ready to get your Leadership Team, Production Team or Creative Team to get in sync with clarity and focus.

I work closely with leadership teams and creative/business partners to develop a Custom Designed Retreat/Off-Site that will keep everyone engaged and involved, and leave them energized and refocused.

Here’s a taste of me in action when I gave a TEDx Talk on Leadership Lessons from Hollywood. In this 17-minute talk I talk about the unique challenges Hollywood’s creative leaders face and give powerful steps towards how to manage the unique challenges we face.

This is just one of the Keynotes I can deliver to your company that can lead into a powerful one day or multi-day off-site or retreat.

If you’re in the planning stages of a retreat this year let’s talk about Your Goals, Your Challenges and the Changes in Progress at Your Company. Together we’ll create the synergy, conversation and vision required to make powerful change for the year ahead. 

 

Wit and Wisdom of Thelonious Monk as Noted by Steve Lacy

by Hollywood Coach Admin

This is not about film or television but it is about the creative process, team work and collaboration. I may write about this later but wanted to post this thing now.

ALL REET!

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Just because you’re not a drummer, doesn’t mean you don’t have to keep time.

Pat your foot and sing the melody in your head, when you play.

Stop playing all those weird notes (that bullshit), play the melody!

Make the drummer sound good.

Discrimination is important.

You’ve got to dig it to dig it, you dig?

ALL REET!

Always know….(MONK)

It must be always night, otherwise they wouldn’t need the lights.

Let’s lift the band stand!!

I want to avoid the hecklers.

Don’t play the piano part, I’m playing that. Don’t listen to me. I’m supposed to be accompanying you!

The inside of the tune (the bridge) is the part that makes the outside sound good.

Don’t play everything (or every time); let some things go by. Some music just imagined. What you don’t play can be more important that what you do.

A note can be small as a pin or as big as the world, it depends on your imagination.

Stay in shape! Sometimes a musician waits for a gig, and when it comes, he’s out of shape and can’t make it.

When you’re swinging, swing some more.

(What should we wear tonight? Sharp as possible!)

Always leave them wanting more.

Don’t sound anybody for a gig, just be on the scene. These pieces were written so as to have something to play and get cats interested enough to come to rehearsal.

You’ve got it! If you don’t want to play, tell a joke or dance, but in any case, you got it! (To a drummer who didn’t want to solo)

Whatever you think can’t be done, somebody will come along and do it. A genius is the one most like himself.

They tried to get me to hate white people, but someone would always come along and spoil it.