Presentations and Posts

A colleague told me that life of a freelancer doesn’t necessarily mean more time to write or casually poke at your own projects. I’ve also been told often that often people have lousy, out-of-date websites for their small consulting businesses because they are too busy to blog or update.  When I went freelance, I *promised* myself that would NOT be me. I would write regularly, and every post would be inspiring and meaningful!  Lesson learned: Be realistic and don’t make promises like that until I know what I’ve gotten myself into. Lesson learned #2: Yea, keeping content fresh and up-to-date really is that much work (not that I doubted, but it puts the knowledge into that much more perspective).

Radio silence has been both out of sanity, and out of a general sense of scatterness.  With a bit of focus and the realization that really and truly only so much can actually be accomplished in an 8 hour day, slowly things are coming back together.  If I can make it to the end of 2012, then no matter what happens, 2013 will be a good year.

While blog has been silent, plenty of writing has been had.  Many proposals (which I can’t share), many lecture note and presentations for Centennial College (which I shouldn’t share here, but I have a dream to convert a few into iTunesU collections….. someday….), and many, many emails.

Thankfully, instead of this post only rambling off mindlessly about writing, I can share some of the writing work I’ve done for industry that is publicly available!

First, prompting this post, my Prezi file from a workshop I did for Interactive Ontario‘s X-Summit “You’re Making What Now? Pitch-Perfect Clarity”:

Second, I’ve been working with Canada Media Fund‘s Market and Industry Trends team as part of their “Watch Squad”, doing bits of research/writing to help keep the CMF and it’s stakeholders on top of market intelligence and trends in interactive and broadcasting.  Four have been written/posted so far, with many more to come:

Video on Demand – What is VOD?

Emerging Video Creation Platforms

Social Audience – Part 1: Identifying Metrics

Social Audience – Part 2: Using Metrics

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