Monday, April 20, 2009

An Elevator Pitch or Two

I joined the 31 day blogging challenge knowing I would immediately fall behind. I had a fabulous visitor, Santiago, who I'm trying to convince to start blogging because he writes amazing things daily, coming to spend a few days in New York with me and then I was going home for the Easter holiday. It was a great way to spend a week!

Now it's time to start catching up on the blogging challenge.

Challenge #1: Write an Elevator Pitch

As I read about what an Elevator Pitch is, I realized that over the past two months of job hunting I've been developing one! It's so nice to realize that you're already prepared for something that you weren't previously aware of.

Self: As a young professional in the video production industry, I'm excited to take an integral part in the workforce. I've worked as a Production Office Assistant for one year and have five additional years of office experience. I am an effective professional with strong organizational and communication skills and a talent for building strong relationships.

The challenge though was to write an Elevator Pitch for my blog not myself. I need to think about how my personal, professional pitch relates to my blog.

Blog: This is the blog of a young professional in the video production industry-- It will bring you a variety of topics from the job hunting journey to creating my online brand and beyond!

It's quick and to the point which was recommended. I think it could intrigue people to see what I have to say about both topics and leaves them wanting more. What's beyond? Well, we shall see!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

beautiful new york day!

Yesterday was an absolutely gorgeous day and I was excited to take some time and go to Central Park for a long walk and people watching.

A friend recently asked, what do you do in Central Park? What isn't there to do?! There were people with families, others just wandering around, some were roller skating and dancing! The Sheep Meadow was jammed packed with people, I wouldn't have dared to try and find a place to lay out but more people were.

It was a beautiful day, the weather was perfect. The sun felt amazing on my pale skin, I'm happy to report no sunburn, and the air was warm and it felt like it wrapped around your body. It was an awesome day out enjoying the weather and the people.

The Reservoir, in the photo above, was probably my favorite part of the day. The water was so calm and peaceful, it just put me ease. It was a wonderful feeling to have after my long walk and a reminder of how much I enjoy the water. I really need to make an effort to get to see the water more, it really is so close. (Just a mile in one direction and a half mile in the other!)

Friday, April 17, 2009

A New Leaf?

I just deleted my last two posts because all they were were random thoughts on why I'm not very good at blogging. Well today, finally, I'm turning over a new leaf, I'm ready to write this b-l-o-g for real. A month ago I jotted down some topics that I could write about, I've been bookmarking links like a fiend that people tweet on a variety of topics that I can comment on, and I'm 12 days behind on the blogging challenge I signed up for!

Kate's b-l-o-g Topics

* TV/Video/Media (I'm such a tv junkie why not post a thought or two on the shows I watch throughout the week. Additionally, since video is my career I should do research on the topic and post something related to it at least once a week.)

* Operation Nice (I've been following this blog since it October and I've never completed a Nice Assignment.)

*Unemployment (Today marks two months of unemployment for me. I need to find inspiration from others, share great new links, and comment on the job hunt.)

*New York (I live in an amazing city. What's out there for me to see?)

*Teach For America (On Monday I will know if I've been accepted or not. I'm holding my breath!)

*Social Networking (How am I working to build my online brand? Have I followed anyone new on twitter that I should share? Have I improved on my blogging regularity and started commenting on others?)

*Create Something (I need to start stimulating my brain in a variety of ways)
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