You have to be more than just a creator.
-LeVar Burton, on the importance of self-advocacy
LeVar Burton launched his acting career in the groundbreaking role of Kunta Kinte in the landmark television series “Roots,” and at 19 he found himself on the cover of Time Magazine. Levar followed up his incredible performance in “Roots” with a run as the beloved and iconic character Geordi La Forge in “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” But he’s most proud of his time as the host of the beloved PBS children’s series “Reading Rainbow,” where he inspired an entire generation of kids to read-- a gift that’s stayed with them for a lifetime.
He’s doubled down on his commitment to children’s education as co-founder of RRKidz, and educational company that launched a digital library called Skybrary via the most popular Kickstarter campaign ever, with over 105,000 backers and a final tally of over $6.4 million.
Chase welcomes LeVar to 30 Days of Genius to discuss how to use self talk, hustle and perseverance to change the world.
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.
Smart PR For Artists & Entrepreneurs
with Ryan Holiday
Get easy media coverage for your projects
Think good products sell themselves? WRONG. Sadly, the trail to success is littered with the remains for entrepreneurs who believed that— don’t be one of them! Take control of your future by harnessing the power of the media to sell your product for you.
Great PR campaigns don’t need a huge budget the help of a professional PR firm. In fact, the best ideas are often free (or super cheap) and you can probably do a better job of pitching your idea than an overpaid and disinterested PR rep.
If you want to get FREE media attention for your projects, it’s all about understanding how the media game is played and how to rig the game to your advantage.
Learn how to do it right here from Ryan Holiday, who’s been the brains behind campaigns for American Apparel, Google, Tim Ferriss, The Examiner, Tony Robbins, and dozens more.
- 4 myths about PR that are probably holding you back
- How to know when your project is ready to be marketed (pulling the trigger too early can be the kiss of death)
- Case studies of 5 ad campaigns that drove coverage in Rolling Stone, Adweek, Gawker and more— for less than $1500 each
- A step-by-step formula for pitching bloggers and getting them to write about your product
- The 7 principles behind successful viral marketing campaigns (with Ian Spector, creator of Keyboard Cat and Chuck Norris Facts)
- How to use services like Help A Reporter Out to directly contact writers and reporters (including fill-in-the blank templates for the email you’ll send them)
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