I know you won’t believe me, but …

… as a kid I was painfully shy. I didn’t walk beside my mother, I crept along behind her. And if I could have crawled under her skirt, I would happily have done so. Seriously. For that matter I wasn’t a particularly outgoing adult for much of my life either.

Hard to believe when you look at this photo, I know, but it’s true.

I still get clammy palms when I think back to the first time I was part of a major creative presentation, to a major client. Huge client, presenting to the president and CEO and I was new to the account and the agency. Hell, I was new to Toronto.

To make matters worse, I’d had no presentation training, Continue reading

Day 238. Busy Busy

Can’t believe it’s April already.  But it is.  And I am going to be so crazy busy, this month is going to whiz by.  I’m tired just thinking about it.  I’m looking forward to Exhaustedeverything, but I have got a lot on the go.

On top of the usual work I do for him, one of my clients is having an event for his clients, this month.  A breakfast, with a guest speaker.  Preparations have already been keeping me busy, but there’s still a lot to do.  Plus I’m shooting some videos for another client.  Well, I’m not the one doing the actual shooting, but I am producing and creative directing them.

It’s work I really enjoy.  I produced fashion videos for years, back in Montreal, when I worked in the fashion industry.

Socially April’s nuts as well.  David Sedaris, the American humorist, comedian and author is coming to town.  Really, he’s a satirist, which I love.  He’s going to be reading from a lot of his books.  I’m going with a friend, and I’m really looking forward to it.

Another friend and I have split a 20-film pass to this year’s Hot Doc’s festival,  It runs from April 26 – May 5.   Continue reading