Thursday , August 11 2022

SXSW

SXSW V2V: How Neurobiology and Yoda Can Make You a Better Speaker

“On October 20, 2000, they pulled the plug,” explained motivational speaker John Bates. “We had lost $80 million and when you do that, they come in, usually with security guards, lock you out and you have nothing. I was so embarrassed, so crushed, I thought I was going to die,” he explained. But, Bates survived the bursting of the internet bubble and today, as founder/CEO of ExecutiveSpeakingSuccess.com, he teaches executives all over the world how to pitch to obtain funding and achieve other objectives. And, he's good with a light saber.

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Interview: Ray Wylie Hubbard on His New Album, Writing with Brooks & Dunn’s Ronnie Dunn, and Craft and Inspiration

'I'm not really a full-tilt blues guy or a full-tilt folk guy or a full-tilt country guy or a full-tilt rock guy, I've been influenced by all those forms of music and I enjoy 'em all. So it's a good place for a songwriter to be, where you just don't have to think about the future of the song. I just write.'

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SXSW Film Reviews: ‘The Diabolical’ and ‘Roar’ – Learning from Mistakes with Tipi Hedren and Ali Larter

Film fans and writers we can learn something from other people’s mistakes, for example, the SXSW screenings of 'The Diabolical' and 'Roar.'

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SXSW: Movie Review – ‘Manglehorn’ – Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, and a Cat

Most movies are the merging of technology and short stories, novels or sagas. Manglehorn is technology merged with a poem. It is the story of a locksmith who has lost the love of his life because of something he has done and lives in self-imposed isolation. Manglehorn has constructed a cocoon of memories and fantasies, keeping his son, a former protégé, and the hope of new love at arm’s length.

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SXSW: TV Review – Christian Slater and Lucy Lawless Get Creepy in ‘Mr Robot’ and ‘Salem’

Christian Slater and Lucy Lawless were on hand at SXSW 2015 to explain just why they are so creepy. Not, personally, of course, but in their new roles. Slater in the new sci-fi series Mr. Robot (SXSW Audience Award Winner – Episodic) premiering on USA Network. Lucy Lawless (Xena, Spartacus) joins the cast of WGN America's Salem for its second season.

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