So I was thinking about television programs today compared to when I was just a wee lad. Today we have a bajillion programs that all fall under the Reality TV genre. We have Real World and Survivor to thank for this. FYI: Survivor is conducting an Open Casting Call for their next show if you’re game… I wonder which of my character traits would get me cast on a show? Talk about personal branding! Producers are looking for very specific, definitive characters. You can’t be wishy-washy or plain. You’ve got to be strong willed. You’ve got to know who you are and not only know it, but be it. To me, that’s the first step, and often the one we race past, in defining an online marketing strategy. How can you market something you haven’t truly defined? On the www, there is competition for your time, money, and membership around every click. Your website must have a voice. It must have a personality.

It must have character traits that are endearing and trustworthy. It must have the ability to make friends. You have to know who you are, and why you are who you are, if you want people to sign on. Don’t jump in headfirst if you haven’t worked hard to define your character traits and attributes! To get started, ask yourself some questions… Who am I? How am I different from everything/everyone else? Why should someone give their time, money, or membership to me? What is it I have to offer? What benefits do I bring to the table for THEM? If I, or my business, was cast on a reality TV show, what would keep me from getting voted off? What alliances will make me stronger? Before you run out to tell the world who you are, you better be able to answer these questions! Take your time with the process… really think about it. At this point, you still have the ability to define who you are. Once you put it out there, you can’t get it back! Once you allow popular opinion to embrace you, if you haven’t defined yourself, popular opinion will do it for you! Don’t miss this crucial first step in developing an online strategy. Don’t be in such a hurry to tell the world who you are that you forget to figure it out for yourself. And remember, as we discussed yesterday, be authentic.

Getting the best deal when shopping for a home is important, but is it the most important thing in the sale. Many buyers when looking for a home forget to stress this to their realtors. Instead they focus on floor plans and locations and forget entirely to mention that they would like to find the best deal possible. Looking for a home that focuses on location or floor plan is quite different from looking for the best deal out there. There may be options for homes that you have not even heard of due to not focusing on the right thing. Get out there and ask your realtor to find you the best possible deal in that market and see what they come up with.

Getting the best deal when it comes to a home will have a lot of effect on your financial status. Remember that the higher the price of the home, the higher your monthly bills are likely to be. The more that you have to borrow the more you will have to pay monthly and as the mortgage should be the basis for your monthly outlay of money it’s going to figure heavily into things.Careful planning during this stage is essential and should be discussed at great length with your realtor to ensure that you are both on the same page. This will allow your realtor to seek out not only the homes in your price range but other fantastic deals that may be short sales,

FSBO’s, foreclosures and other options that can allow the purchase of a home for less than what it is worth. This is one thing that investors are very up front about when looking for homes and properties. They need to know what their monthly cash output in going to be so they can do a cost-analysis of the property and its earning potential. With the market the way it has been of late, this is one of the best times we have ever seen for people to get into a home for less than they might expect. Your realtor is an expert at finding great real estate deals in their given area.

Why not utilize this expertise to find your the best deal going? By: Joshua Keen About the Author: Joshua Keen is a real estate agent located in Atlanta, Georgia. The Keen Team specializes in the sale and purchase of Intown Atlanta real estate. When looking for Atlanta MLS Listings, contact Ben and Joshua for the best Atlanta realty services! Caffeinated Content

One of the greatest entertainments of all time is music and cinema. Both these forms of entertainment have become a craze over the world, as can be seen through entertainment info and different entertainment reviews. Various styles of music that has been evolving over the last few decades, from pop, rock, and rap. From the craze of “Beatlemania” when the Beatles were seen as the most celebrated music bands of all time, people have always been looking forward to live music concerts. Over the last few decades, live concerts have become a trend. Whether it is a star like Taylor Swift or a band, people across the world look forward to live concerts.

As far as Hollywood is concerned, there is nothing to beat the class of movies produced at Hollywood. Year after year, Hollywood spins out movies of different genres; they could be thrillers, romantic comedies, or an action-packed one. Hollywood has also undergone enormous changes from “Gone with the Wind,” to “The Sound of Music,” to “The Fugitive” and Home Alone, to movies like Fast and the Furious, or Final Destination which have several sequences. Audiences love these movies across the globe, and people don’t mind watching movies like Rush Hour or Home Alone over and over again.

Music Festivals Across The Globe

Several countries around the world which were completely closed to the idea of entertainment regarding movies or music are now opening their doors to the world of cinema and music. For instance, a country like Saudi Arabia allowed movie theatres to open for the first time after quite a while. Countries are also recognizing the screening of new movies and people always look forward to this as an opening to a whole new world, where art and entertainment collide.

Movies And Music Festivals

As far as the music industry is concerned, we are aware of various music festivals that take place in different countries at different points in time. In the UK for instance, music festivals include the Bestival which is conducted in Dorset and is meant for children, the Glastonbury festival at Somerset, the Green Man festival at Wales, Field Day festival at London, and Lattitude at Suffolk. Other music festivals in Europe include the Exit festival at Serbia, Meadows in the Mountains festival at Bulgaria, Dimensions at Croatia among others.

There are several music festivals in the US and Canada which include the Burning Man at Nevada, Governors Ball at New York, FYF Fest in Los Angeles. Music festivals in Asia include Fuji Rock festival in Japan, Magnetic Fields in Rajasthan, among several others. Australia features the Golden Plains music festival at Victoria. Music festivals are also conducted in Mexico, Africa, and other places. Every music festival is meant keeping a particular kind of crowd in mind. There are different tastes and preferences, some people like new age music, while others may like rock or pop, and still, others may like retro or heavy metal. The best thing about these music festivals is that they bring several people together, and at the end of it everybody has had a good time with their favourite kind of music.

Birdman, the best movie of 2014, scooped up 4 Oscars in this year’s Academy Awards. The well rated movie won the Best Picture Award, Best Cinematography and Original Screenplay. Alejandro González Iñárritu, the director, co-producer and screenplay co-writer also won the Best Director award for the movie. The movie had 9 unprecedented nominations. Alejandro’s input for the success of the movie was immense.

IMDb rated the movie 7.9 out of 10, Rotten Tomatoes 93%, Roger Erbert 4 out of 4 and Metacritic 88%. The movie also won other awards including the Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture at the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards. It also won the Best Screenplay, and Michael Keaton won the Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Award for his role as leading actor of the movie at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards.

It took 2 years for the writers to complete the script and the movie was meticulously and painstakingly shot. The camera work depicts most of the film as one continuous take. Alejandro’s idea for doing this was to immerse the protagonist in an unavoidable reality, while at the same time pulling viewers along with him. Experts who heard of this clearly said the idea was suicidal. It was a step with two feet in unknown waters. However, Alejandro was able to execute it successfully. The movie is 119 minutes long and in English.

The sound quality, musical backing and visual effects are good. The plot is excellent and reflects on the realities of life. It is about a drowned Hollywood actor, Riggan Thomson (Keaton), who wants to pick himself up by writing, directing and starring in a new movie by Broadway. Riggan is picked for the leading role. He has a difficult start especially in the previews. Along the line he chanced upon his daughter, Samantha (Emma Stone), a recovering addict, using marijuana. He criticises her but she revolts with some harsh remarks.

The situation becomes worse when Riggan also finds out that his daughter is flirting with Mike Shiner (Edward Norton), the brilliant but volatile method actor he brought in to replace Ralph (Jeremy Shamos). Videos of Riggan in his underwear walking through Times Square go viral and it tears him apart. He had accidentally locked himself out of the theatre and the only way he could get inside was to walk out there.

The influential critic, Tabitha Dickinson (Lindsay Duncan), also tells Riggan she will give a bad review of his play once it comes out. He cannot contain it and drinks himself to stupor, passing out on the street.

On the opening night of the movie, in a role in which Riggan’s character is supposed to commit suicide, he shoots himself on stage in the head with a real pistol instead of a fake one. He is rushed to the hospital as the audience give him a standing ovation. It is later revealed that he just messed up his suicide by blowing off his nose. Even his worst critic Dickinson is impressed by his performance.

Birdman really deserves all the awards it won for the year. It is a good movie that teaches true lessons.