Reaching For The Gold, March 25, 2014
This show “proves” that getting it together has many meanings. For one of my guests – Karyn Beach – it means learning to organize and motivate yourself so you can reach your potential. While for the other, it might mean keeping yourself constantly in touch with what is happening in the music world so you can not only promote it but also love the many rewards it can offer.
Guest, David Spero
David Spero had an early start in the music/ media business: holding cue cards on the Upbeat show that his father, Herman Spero, produced. And by the time that he had graduated from high school, he had already had years of experience as an “on air” radio personality. During that tenure, he played at least a role in helping Bruce Springsteen and other rock luminaries ignite their career.
He served as Senior Director of Programming for the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame where he set up many shows and creative events. And he was subsequently inducted as one of the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame of Ohio's Class of 2007.
Spero now works as a manager for musicians, having many stories to tell from his unique vantage point as both an observer and participant. And because of his adventures, he notes that while he is in his 60s as the calendar measures those things, he is actually only 26 and holding. His picture proves his point.
Guest, Karyn Beach
Karyn Beach does not expect women, or anybody else for that matter to perform miracles. Her message is not necessarily about having it all: a great job, great family, etc. But she does encourage them to at least organize themselves and work towards their potential whatever that potential might be. And she has written a series of books that help readers achieve that objective. As she puts it: “A goal without a plan is just wishful thinking. The purpose of Getting to Goal is to help women define what they want most and develop an action plan for making those dreams and desires a reality.”
Reaching For The Gold
A publishing journalist and a college instructor Harriet finds that these two careers have much in common as they both demand honing communication skills every day. Harriet instructs her students almost exclusively online and her writing is published in print and over the web. Times change but the need to speak to your audience by being concise, yet intriguing, is key.