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Following your dreams correctly is nothing but hard work.

-Brandon Stanton, on the realities of creative entrepreneurship

In 2010, Brandon Stanton started taking pictures of people on the streets of New York City and posting them on a blog. After thousands of conversations and pictures, Brandon realized he wasn’t a photographer. Rather, he was a believer in connection, in community, and in basic human sweetness. In large part, Brandon’s work has been so influential because he removed himself from the equation and allowed the communities he documents to speak for themselves. Brandon joins 30 Days of Genius to explain how to focus on the stories in front of you, and how to recognize and pursue your own core genius.

Brandon’s blog Humans of New York has accumulated over 20 million followers worldwide and turned into two NYT-bestselling books (Humans of New York and Humans of New York: Stories).

About 30 Days Of Genius

In this free video series, renowned photographer and CreativeLive Founder Chase Jarvis joins 30 of the brightest creative and entrepreneurial minds of our time for inspiring and informative interviews.

30 Days of Genius unlocks the big thinking and breakthroughs that allowed these geniuses to break the mold, with the goal of igniting the genius inside you.

You'll hear from Mark Cuban, Arianna Huffington, Levar Burton, Richard Branson, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Tim Ferriss, Ramit Sethi, and 22 more gamechanging geniuses.

Power Your Podcast With Storytelling

with Alex Blumberg

Learn the secrets of storytelling from
Alex Blumberg (Startup, This American Life)

A great podcast is full of “driveway moments”: stories that are so good that you find yourself paused in the driveway just to listen through the end.

And when it comes to “driveway moments,” nobody does it better than Alex Blumberg, former co-host of NPR’s Planet Money and one of the brains behind the hit podcast Startup.

He’s mastered the art of the interview, drawing out poignant moments from even the most guarded subjects, adding in his own insights and analysis and assembling it all into arresting stories that are powerful, memorable and timeless.

Join him for this exclusive class where he’ll unpack and articulate the techniques he’s honed over the course of producing 1,000+ audio stories.

You'll learn:

  • Why the medium of audio is uniquely suited to storytelling, and how to take full advantage of it
  • Alex’s 3-step process for mapping out an interview (don’t wing it!)
  • Exactly what gear you need to record great interviews on location
  • How to use music to add drama, emotion and a final layer of polish to your podcast

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About CreativeLive

The world's best education platform for creatives + entrepreneurs

CreativeLive is the world’s largest and best online creative education platform, with more than 10 million students and 2 billion minutes of video consumed on its platform. Featuring classes in photography, video, design, music, and entrepreneurship - CreativeLive classes are taught by the world’s top experts-- Pulitzer-, Grammy-, Oscar winners, New York Times bestselling authors, thought leaders and legendary entrepreneurs.

Launched in 2010 and now reaching every country on the planet every month - CreativeLive has created more than 1,500 clases, 25,000 lessons, 2,000 articles and over 10,000 hours of highly curated HD video education since its inception. A combination of live and pre-recorded classes allow never-before access to the best teachers and a global community of students. Live classes allow free, real-time interaction with these experts and students AND pre-recorded videos allow students to learn at their own pace.