New Site Quietly Live Today

November 17, 2017By Peri

Let it be known (quietly, shh) that I finished building my new website and migrated it to the live site in the wee hours last night. I built it and I’m tired. But it’s live! #whoo

Tips for Business Coaching Clients

November 12, 2017By Peri

The following business coaching tips should give you a clearer vision of the process and how to get the most out of working with a coach.

How to Talk to a Crowd: Public Speaking Tips

May 3, 2017By Peri

The most important detail for you to be clear about is who is in the audience. How much did they pay to get into the event? Say, for an art competition, who are the participants: adults from a local correctional facility or high school students? You’ll want to cater your talk to their perspective.

Imagine a World of Free Beer

April 11, 2017By Peri

Mainly what I’d say to my friend is this: Imagine a world where there is a free beer tap on every corner. If you want to make a living selling beer, how can you succeed? One inescapable part of the answer, it seems to me, is that you end up giving away a LOT of beer.

Book Excerpt: Riding Changing Conditions Towards Success

March 15, 2017By Peri

While so many aspects of business are subject to relentless change—technology and global economic conditions are two particularly volatile factors—the good news for those just starting a business is that the elements of success remain pretty constant.

Happy Birthday to Us, Whoo

February 3, 2017By Peri

I’ll be honest, the simple act of listing what we’ve accomplished makes me feel pretty great and makes me excited to contemplate what we’ll achieve in the coming year and years beyond that. Because, to continue being honest, I feel a palpable feeling of overwhelm.

5 Ways Creatives Can Help Resist the New TrumpWorld Order

December 11, 2016By Peri

While the actual levers of political power may be in the wrong hands at the moment, artists and creatives have immense social and cultural power. Yes, this means you! YOU have power to reach hearts and minds, often in ways that politicians and campaigners cannot, and never will be able to.

Self-Employed Happy Hour: Eric Griego

December 5, 2016By Peri

Eric and Peri talk about moving past grief and blamestorming after the election, and how progressives can build upon the momentum that was generated by Bernie Sanders and others to fight back against the “machine” politics that dominate both major parties.

Self-Employed Happy Hour Podcast: Eph Sharpe

October 28, 2016By Peri

Peri interviews Collin Troy, a.k.a. Eph Sharpe, known to hip hop fans for his work with 2bers, but who also has a crap-ton of other creative ventures on his plate, including a new solo music project called Factory on Fire.

Clearing the Table for the Unexpected

September 3, 2016By Peri

I opened myself up to the possibility that doing something completely new and unexpected might actually be a great fit with my other projects and areas of work.

Burning Questions for Barney Lopez

June 24, 2016By Peri

“I think one of the greatest aspects of theater for the kids to learn is how to complete a large project. There are many moving parts. It’s not gonna be finished in one lesson.”

1,000 Posts and I’m Crying About David Bowie

February 13, 2016By Peri

The info and agreement template in this Licensing Kit—free for PyraPASS members—is aimed at helping filmmakers and musicians execute an agreement for a song to be included in a film or video.