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The 13 Most Useless Majors, From Philosophy to Journalism

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The Daily Beast finds the 13 most useless majors, from philosophy to journalism. Do you agree? Most are arts related...

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How to put together a marketing plan

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Do you, your arts organisation or culture venue have a marketing plan?
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Dramaturgy: The lowdown

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Dramaturgy: The lowdown...

 

f you’ve ever found yourself gazing at a dramaturg’s credit in a theatre programme and wondering what exactly the role entails, you’re not alone: dramaturgy is one of the least understood of the theatrical professions. Here we talk to experts from the Royal Court (pictured) and Soho Theatre to bring you the lowdown…

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25 Things Writers Should Stop Doing

25 Things Writers Should Stop Doing | The Artist Office | Scoop.it

I read this cool article last week — “30 Things To Stop Doing To Yourself” — and I thought, hey, heeeey, that’s interesting. Writers might could use their own version of that. So, I started to cobble one together. And, of course, as most of these writing-related posts become, it ended up that for the most part I’m sitting here in the blog yelling at myself first and foremost.

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'Organize Your Mind': How To Be More Productive In 2012

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The Big Myth: Multi-tasking works

The Science: The brain was designed to focus on just one task at a time

 

The brain was not built for multi-tasking. Juggling emails, texts, phone calls, work projects, and any other "ball" that comes along is beyond the design of our brain's software.

 

The brain works by focusing its attention on one task at a time. When you ask your brain to multi-task, your attention gets sprayed and splattered across many tasks, none of which get the full power of your brain to be organized, productive, and creative. By the end of the day you ask yourself, why didn't I get more done?

 

WOW, that's big news. If multi-tasking causes a disorganized mind, how am I going to learn to uni-task and get more done?? Here are six "Rules of Order" from our new book that can lead you to an organized mind, a mind that makes full use of the software that comes installed in your brain, ready to go.

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