Saturday, June 13, 2009

Conversations with Calliope- Smokey Robinson's Lesson

Eastman Theater Audience(Eastman Theater Audience)

JOE: Good morning Calliope.
CALLIOPE: Good morning Joe. How are you today?
JOE: Energized.
CALLIOPE: By what, may I ask?
JOE: You may. The Rochester International Jazz Festival began last night with Carol and me in attendance.
CALLIOPE: What did you see?
JOE: The Greece Olympia Jazz Band, the Eastman High School Jazz Band seniors and Faux Frenchman. And those were just the free street performances.
CALLIOPE: I take it from today's title that Smokey Robinson played a part somewhere.
JOE: Indeed he did. He was the evening's headliner and our main reason for going to the festival last night.
CALLIOPE: Which brings us to the question of his lesson.
JOE: It does. I saw clearly that his message was that he loves his audience. He said so several times and repeatedly showed it by his interaction with us throughout the concert.
CALLIOPE: What lesson did you take from that?
JOE: Give your audience what they want. This applies to writing and web marketing as well as performing. I will try to keep this in mind as I work in both areas.
CALLIOPE: Good idea.
JOE: Thanks. I thought so too. Talk with you tomorrow.

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