How to become a thought leader: insight from a tech evangelist

Tamara Dull is a geek and she owns it.

While she may be full-time Director of Emerging Technology at the SAS Institute, where she can geek out all day long, Tamara has also built an engaged following for the writing she does on the side.

How has she found a way to blend her passion with her profession, you ask? Read on to find out.

Don’t forget to check out her page and attend her upcoming event with a click on her Spotlight.

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3 Key Tips to Freelancing Success: One Creative’s Journey

Have you heard the popular advice, “find a niche and stick to it?”

Max Lapointe had heard it too.

But his success as a creative freelancer has proven that this particular piece of advice should be taken with a grain of salt.

As someone who was always willing to say yes and learn on the go, Max has attracted global freelancing opportunities in film, photography, and cinematography. In this interview, Max shares his secret for staying relevant in the eyes of clients and agencies, plus his top tips for succeeding as a creative freelancer. Don’t forget to check out his page and watch his videos.

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From Actress to Director with Kristy Best

Bouncing from a production office to a casting room to a recording booth to an acting class, all in one day, Kristy Best‘s days can most accurately described as hectic. But she wouldn’t have it any other way. As an actress, director and teacher, this crazy sort of lifestyle is not new to this Australian.

It started when she was a child. Always dancing around the house, her mother decided to enroll her in dance classes. Shy while offstage, Kristy soon found herself enrolled in drama classes as well. The combination paved the way to performances in musicals and as part of a talent show group at events, festivals and entertainment venues. Then there were TV commercials for Pringles and the shy girl began to come out of her shell and fall in love with performing. 

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Movies, Writing & Rakenrol: Director Quark Henares

As we continue our month of entertainment and film (starting last week with film composer René G. Boscio) we’re excited to go behind the scenes with director, Quark Henares.

Born and raised in the Philippines, Quark is not just a film and video director but also a musician, film studies professor, award-winning writer, former band director, part-time actor and University of Southern California MBA. Check out our interview with him, below.

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Creativity and Passion: Actors and Actresses

While writing this post it was inspiring to see the positive attitude and sunny disposition of so many actors and actresses on about.me. We loved the creative ways they used their pages to show off their personalities and their skills and many talents outside of the world of acting. Take John Bale, in our header photo. He’s not just an actor but director and writer who has won awards from the BBC for his work. We love how he uses the video on this page to show off the trailer for a mockumentary he worked on. It showcases his acting skills and is pretty funny, so be sure to check it out. 

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