Outside the box : Two brains are better than one


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• BBR Productions Inc : Outside the box : Two brains are better than one

Able and willing bodies make the world go around. In life success comes to those working together. A single person can be defeated by great adversity. However, an army can overcome ridiculous odds. Life is similar in this aspect. A career, company, creative outlet, brand, these are all areas that benefit from working with one another in a unified fashion. Starting from the most simplistic form of survival, a business needs hard working employees working their specific expertise to help the company.

For a company to become more than an idea there needs to be a leader, manager, employees to help run the floor, and of course the audience (guests). That’s right, they are apart of the equation of success. They are also apart of the team. They help spread the word, and get the brand out there. This is the same for a career as an entertainer. It takes a whole lot of people to make a movie, run a show, record music, and get all this out to the public. It also takes a public to care about it, just a little!

Besides knowing a team is needed, figure out who is right for your bus. This is a vehicle (of life) which must be driven till your last breath. Who would you want to ride on a bus with? There are the right people and the wrong people living in your life. Choice wisely, and know it is okay to change it up. Because your life is valuable, and you deserve to be around people who have the same ideals, and care about their purpose, as you do. People you can throw ideas around and grow with!

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Outside the box : What to do


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• BBR Productions Inc : Outside the box : What to do

Research, Research, Research! If there were ever anything you could learn from this blog series is Research. People starting in any field forget the importance of knowing that field. There are people working in fields for years which also do not know all the ins and outs. Successful people know the business they are in. They understand how it works, what needs to be done, and more interestingly enough they realize the power in changing the system.

They can do this because they know it so well. Memorizing a script to the point of instinct. Once that happens, an actor can play with it at will, change it, move with it. A career is the same way. The more that is known about any field of interest builds control. Jumping into a career with limited knowledge is scary. Imagine driving a car, but only knowing through word of mouth how to operate it? Worse yet, thinking there were only Automatics, then sitting in the car to a manual!?

There is a trick to the trade of knowing. Learning all there is to know about a specific field of interest is smart. In addition, learning outside that field is smarter. Bruce Lee became a master of his body by knowing more than one style of fighting. Outside of fighting, he mastered writing, movies, and other areas to become a pioneer in life. Learning more than acting in movies, he began understanding camera angles, and so on. Life is what we make of it. If we care enough about it, we will learn more.

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Outside the box : Levels to success


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• BBR Productions Inc : Outside the box : Levels to success

When successful people are seen as inspiration, it can, at times, distort the reality of obtaining that same level of success. What a person, company, or Brand, is doing to maintain that level of success is vastly different than what they may have accomplished to get there. Studying success starts at their failures. Where they came from / how they got there / what sacrifices were made. Seeing Metallica on top of their game is inspiring. Allow that inspiration to drive, but not direct is devastating.

Breaking down Metallica’s success vs the success of a start up band. If Metallica released an album today, it would indubitably sell millions in weeks, if not days. Simply based on the draw of their brand value. They also might post on social media “Come check us out on tour!”. Which is great because fans are yearning for that information. Metallica has a huge following with a deeper desire of want for anything and everything Metallica. Thus; CD’s, DVD’s, Shows, Books… and even movies.

However, a Band (Company / Brand / Person) starting with no Brand Value, no Draw, and no Fans. Rule of Thumb, if less than 10,000 people are asking for your Brand, then that Brand is not ready to “sell” things. There are levels to success. Foundation; designed to ready you. First 365 Days; hard work to grow you. In The Game; making the change to maintain the gain. Living The Dream; Doing what you love for a living. Expanding; doing more than ever before! Know what needs to be accomplished!

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Being A Comedian : 5 helpful tips for any Comedian


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• BBR Productions Inc : Being A Comedian : 5 helpful tips for any Comedian

There are many tips a Comedian could utilize. Which top five tips would be most helpful for being a Comedian. First, are we talking about being A Comedian, or having a Career as a Comedian? These are five tips for ANY Comedian. Common “helpful tips” are; Get on stage as much as possible, write everyday, and do open mics! What if there were other tips for Comedians?

1) Network, Market, Practice : This is a people’s game. Success is about other people. Venue owners liking you, bookers, other comedians. This is a people’s game. Build and cultivate relationships while taking a brand to build awareness to create interested, which generates sales. All the while Practice!

2) Foundation : Figure out what your monthly budget is. Save eighteen months of that monthly budget. Once this amount is in a bank account, stop working a day job and concentrate on working your career job. This foundation will always a person to work hard at their craft for 365 days.

3) Now is better than later : Reach out to people now. Build these relationships before you are funny. Get a website before you become a successful comedian. Have business cards on you at all times. These acts are about friendships, not about telling people you are a comedian. Make friends.

4) Face time : Be seen in the scene. Get out there and hangout with other comedians. More importantly, hangout at clubs for owners to see you. Most importantly, do your research and figure out what events are going on and get out there to be at them. Mingle, and do this to make FRIENDS!

5) Have fun : If you are not having fun. Stop. Breathe, and figure out what you want to do with your life. If you are not happy, then you’ll never be happy. You have to be happy doing the grind. It’s the hard work, business of comedy, and the ability to be rejected which is the life of Being A Comedian.

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Being A Comedian : Writing jokes


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• BBR Productions Inc : Being A Comedian : Writing jokes

Things that should be in a writing kit; A recording device, pen and paper, computer (optional), an environment which is conducive to creativity, and friends (fellow comedians or regular friends). All these items make it fairly easier to get the creative flow out and into form. There is an order to every aspect of writing. However, with multiple ways to express the inner workings of a comedic mind, this is just one of many helpful ways to get an idea from brain to paper to stage.

Grab that pen and paper and start brainstorming. Write out a list of ideas in a column. Once it becomes difficult to think of more thoughts, stop. Now, go through each thought written and brainstorm on that particular thought. After brainstorming is complete, begin recording yourself riffing on the subject, words, and thoughts written all over the paper. This will give anyone a starting point. You can move around the list without going in order. Just have fun.

Now that you have recorded yourself speaking out. Begin writing down what you had said, verbatim. This will show you how your pauses, and natural speaking patterns come off. To help develop your voice. At this point, invite some friends, or fellow comedians, and work the bit out. As a group, if more than one person is telling jokes in this meeting, be comfortable with having everyone through in some creative criticism. Once you feel comfortable with the joke, try it out at a real show!

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Being A Comedian : Being funny


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• BBR Productions Inc : Being A Comedian : Being funny

There is writing jokes then there is being funny. At times, a comedian can be very funny but their writing skills and or time to write is limited. This is when hiring a writer to assist is useful. These writers might not be funny performers but our skillful wordsmiths. There is a path for everyone in entertainment. What our your strengths? Are you a writer, or a performer? Are you a comedian who wants to tell jokes on stage or be funny?

The biggest difference between telling jokes and “being Funny” comes down to the style. Telling jokes is a reciting process on stage. Memorizing a set up, throwing out a punchline, then possibly hitting them with a good strong tag. Depending on the joke, a call back can be thrown in there. This is a simple way of getting on stage to make an audience laugh. Anyone can tell jokes. Jokes make us laugh. That is why at parties you can tell a joke and get a chuckle to a big laugh.

What is being funny!? This is when a comedian can be on stage, tell a joke, story, idea, interact with the crowd, etc and make people laugh because they are I general, a funny person. There is mastery involved in becoming funny. Like an actor with a bad script, they still must make it work. A joke could be very bad, but a comedian being funny can turn it around. Both telling a joke and being funny are skills. Both need practice to master. Which one you want to be, comes down to your direction.

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Being A Comedian : Two paths


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• BBR Productions Inc : Being A Comedian : Two paths

There are two kinds of Comedians; The Hobbyist (Artist) & The Professional (Career Driven). Both have hard roads ahead of them. Both are equally passionate about what they are doing. Both also live to tell jokes and perform to get their creative juices out in front of audiences. Where they are both different is the path they decided to take. One took the path driven on by many others before them. The other comedian studied the art of the business before deciding on their craft.

Sit with a Hobbyist and their advice to becoming a successful Comedian is; Get to as many Open mics as much as possible, to work your craft. Next, write everyday and all day. Thirdly, but not last, get stage time to master your craft. This is true, these things will make you a successful Comedian performer, but it won’t make anyone success at a long lasting career. Or to clarify, it will take ten to twenty years to “get your big break” doing it this way.

Then there is the path of few. This path concentrates on the power of Networking, Marketing, and Practicing. Where a Hobbyist mainly focuses on Practicing, until they are good enough in their mind, before they start marketing themselves. This business is about who you know (Networking), who knows you (Marketing), and time for you (Practicing). Even when you are not ready, making relationships as friends is more powerful than letting people know what it is you DO.

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