Unepisode: Peri & Ruth’s Unconference Recap

November 1, 2019By Peri

The Unconference of educational and networking events serving Albuquerque’s creative workers is growing into a powerful model for how to engage, serve and support a robust creative community.

Biz, Branding, Beards: Big Wood Beard Combs Founder Kyle Malone

March 7, 2018By Peri

It’s a hairy world out there, and Kyle Malone has a comb for it. Kyle had been running his branding firm Kinfolk Branding when he had the idea for an heirloom-quality beard comb, and he ran with the idea. Peri and Eph Sharpe talk with Kyle about launching Big Wood Beard Co, learning about his audience, and where the beard trend is going.

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.

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.

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.

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.