Monday, August 9, 2010

Week 8: Apprentices of Creating & Marketing Poetry/Spoken Word; Rose de Leon, Jeanette Futrell, Yasmeen Gutter, Steven Qualls and Kyerra Lomas-Miller

Review Week 7
Task Completed:

  • Practiced our poetry pieces on the mic
  • Met/worked with Mr. and Ms. Brown (no relation)
  • Went to the studio and recorded pieces for C-D
  • Worked on adding hand gestures, volume and emotions to our poetry
  • Practiced performance warm ups

Job Skills Practiced:
  • Professionalism
  • Adjustment to a different work environment
  • Performance
  • Timeliness
  • Patients
  • Communication

This Week: Week 8

  • Run through show
  • Advertise
  • Proof product
  • Last Man Power visit
  • Final board meetings
  • Final edit of book

Personal Opinions:

This past week has been challenging! Due to many adjustments. For example we worked with two new lead artists, Mr. and Ms. Brown (no relation) while our original lead artist, Dan Vaughn stepped out. We attended the studio and recorded our audio C-D. It was a long week but also a truth growth and learning experience for all. Unbelievable, eight weeks went by so fast! Looking forward much to putting final touches to the book this week; as well as preparing for our show on the 21st.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Week 7: Yasmeen & Jeanette

Review Week 6
Task Completed:

  • Met with Career Coaches
  • Practiced delivery
  • Set up studio time
  • Met professional spoken word Artist
  • Brainstormed book cover ideas
  • Added more poems to the book
Job Skills Practiced:
  • Cleanliness
  • Communication & collaboration
  • Timeliness
  • Professionalism
  • How to adjust to change
Preview of Week 7:
  • Organizing book & CD
  • Practicing delivery
  • Working in the studio
  • Marketing
Personal Opinions:
Although in week 6 we had to adjust to changes, we have been able to make progress. We are coming along well with practicing our delivery and working on stage fright. There are only two weeks left so we're going to make the best of it. Hope to see our success on August 21st.