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Welcome to the Destiny Help Desk, I'm ToddtheGatr and it's my mission to help new and returning Guardians that are venturing into the online game Destiny 2. These are short episodes designed to help you with all the little pieces of the game. This is an audio podcast version of my video on the subject on my YouTube channel: ToddtheGatr .
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Ballet Help Desk

Jenny Huang and Brett Gardner

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As parents, you play a crucial role in supporting your child's ballet path and we know navigating the world of ballet training can be challenging. We're here to help! Join us for interviews with experts from all areas of the ballet world to learn how you can best support your dancer's training. See more at www.ballethelpdesk.com
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The Startup Help Desk

Sean Byrnes, Ash Rust & Nic Meliones

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Answers to your questions about starting and building companies. Your hosts are Sean Byrnes, Ash Rust and Nic Meliones, all experienced founders who have built companies themselves and coached hundreds of CEOs on their startup adventures. They share their lessons from building, buying, selling and investing in companies over the past 20 years. If you have questions you'd like answered you can submit them on Twitter by tagging @thestartuphd or on our website http://www.thestartuphelpdesk.com.
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You're beyond the basics - so dive right into Windows 7 and really put your PC to work! Discover how to tackle Windows 7 and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery! Released every Wednesday at midnight Pacific.
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This is the Help Desk Central Podcast. A show about the ins and outs of working in a help desk role. This podcast is for level one and level two help desk analyst, as well as for system and network administrators so we can all learn to work as a team to provide end users with the best experience possible.
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Hey, you know your way around a desktop - so now dig into Windows XP and really put your PC to work! Discover the best and fastest ways to perform everyday tasks, and challenge yourself to new levels of Windows Mastery! Released every Thursday at midnight Pacific.
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Hey, you know your way around a desktop - so now dig into Windows Vista and really put your PC to work! Discover the best and fastest ways to perform everyday tasks, and challenge yourself to new levels of Windows Mastery! Released every Friday at midnight Pacific.
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No matter where you are on your writing journey we juggle our dreams with the reality of everyday life. Do you want to know how stories come into being? How do the words get on the page? Who puts them there? Where to start, and what you really need in your Writer's Toolbox that very few people will tell you about...That's the magic you're going to discover here on The Writer's Help Desk!
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The Hero Help Desk

Sean Picton

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In this podcast, we'll be discussing all things leadership, wellbeing and police-related matters! By drawing upon my professional experience as a Police Officer, along with my ICF (International Coaching Federation) accreditation as a Professionally Certified Coach, I aim to add value to First Responders and Leaders alike. If you want to know more about me, Sean Picton, and the coaching services I provide, please visit my website; http://theherocoach.org
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Do you need to get your work done with Microsoft Word smoothly, easily, and quickly? If so, you’ve picked the right podcast. This podcast is designed to help beginning and intermediate users get up to speed quickly with Word 2010 and immediately become productive with it. Released every Tuesday at midnight Pacific.
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Business advice for ACTUAL small businesses and solopreneurs. Small business used to mean mom & pop grocery stores, auto repair, the neighborhood pharmacy, etc. Today, "small" businesses can have up to 1,000 employees and $500 million in revenue and still qualify as "small" in the eyes of the government and financial institutions. As attention spans have gotten smaller, small business has gotten bigger, and the term is unfortunately now essentially meaningless. The problem is that owners of ...
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Intimacy direction in dance. What the heck is it, why is it important and how can these practices be brought into ballet training? Our guests, Nicole Perry and Sarah Lozoff, respected intimacy coordinators who have consulted with RudduR Dance as well as American Ballet Theater, share their expertise on how effective communication between dancers ca…
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Welcome to the Destiny Help Desk, I'm ToddtheGatr and it's my mission to help new and returning Guardians that are venturing into the online game Destiny 2. These are short episodes designed to help you with all the little pieces of the game. This is an audio podcast version of my video on the subject on my YouTube channel: ToddtheGatr . Listen to …
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In this episode we answer questions about underperforming employees. If you have a team, some people on that team will underperform. What do you do when that happens? Can you turn them around, or do you have to let them go? We are here to help! In this episode we answer questions including: How long should you give an employee to ramp up? Why would…
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In this episode, we revisit one of our earliest topics: "What would you have done differently as dance parents?" Join us as we reflect on our journey, sharing the mistakes we made and the invaluable lessons we learned along the way. Tune in for honest insights and practical advice for every ballet parent. We'll also tackle other listener questions …
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In our first episode of Dancer Stories, Jenny and her daughter Abbey share how Abbey got her first ballet contract. Tune in to hear how a meeting about dorm policy violations at a summer intensive turned into an apprenticeship offer with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. After a last-minute decision to attend the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Company Experien…
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We're talking with Robert Fulton and Camille Kellems, both professional dancers and also RAs at ballet summer intensives. Get ready for a mix of insider info that's helpful for parents as well as hilarious anecdotes as Robert and Camille let us in on what really goes on behind the scenes. From dorm antics to practice mishaps, they’ve seen it all—an…
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Tune in as we chat with Adam McKinney who has just finished his first year as artistic director of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Hear about McKinney's own background to learn how it impacted his career as a male ballet dancer and how it informs his leadership at PBT. We also got a sneak peek at McKinney's plans for the coming years, both in terms of p…
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Join us as we talk with Alicia Graf Mack, the first person of color and the youngest ever to head the Dance Department at Juilliard. Our conversation covered not only how the program is structured, but also the current state of the job market, what Juilliard dancers do once they graduate as well as the school's cross-over academic program that allo…
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In this episode we answer questions about innovation. Startups are expected to innovate, but what does that mean? What is innovation and how does it become an advantage? We are here to help! In this episode we answer questions including: What is innovation? Is there a process to innovation? What is the cost to not innovating? How do I know if I'm b…
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We're joined by Melonie Buchanan Murray, the Director of the School of Dance at the University of Utah. Our conversation covered a variety of areas, including the repertoire the dancers typically perform, admissions standards, the emphasis Ms. Murray puts on mental health awareness, how injuries affect grading and how students can get a BFA in Ball…
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We're joined by Susan Stowe, Chair of the Department of Dance at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. Ms. Stowe discusses the various tracks students can follow in the dance department, including degrees in ballet, jazz or modern dance and gives us a sneak peek at their latest initiative. Beginning Fall 2024, Point Park University's dance progr…
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Join us as we explore Butler University's Department of Dance, with Larry Attaway, who serves as Chair and Executive Artistic Director. Consistently ranked as one of the top five collegiate ballet programs in the U.S., Mr. Attaway fills us in on its diverse study options—including a dedicated teaching track—as well as the exciting performance oppor…
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Welcome to the Destiny Help Desk, I'm ToddtheGatr and it's my mission to help new and returning Guardians that are venturing into the online game Destiny 2. These are short episodes designed to help you with all the little pieces of the game. This is an audio podcast version of my video on the subject on my YouTube channel: ToddtheGatr . Listen to …
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Tune in to our latest episode featuring Phil Chan, co-founder of Final Bow for Yellowface, as we discuss the issue of Orientalism in ballet. Phil talks us through how his organization is actively combating stereotypes and Orientalist tropes within the art form. We also hear how major ballet companies are joining the movement, signing the Final Bow …
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In this episode, we sit down with Tim O'Keefe, Artistic Director of Texas Ballet Theater, for an insightful discussion on the company's repertoire and his approach to artistic direction. We also explore the Texas Ballet Theater Studio Training Company, which offers aspiring dancers a platform to hone their skills. Join us for a candid conversation …
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In this episode we answer questions about startup accelerators. Accelerators are programs that promise to help improve your chances of startup success, but how do they actually work? We are here to help! In this episode we answer questions including: What do I get if I join an accelerator? How do I know if an accelerator is worth it? How do I get t…
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Mavis Staines has been described as a visionary dance educator who has revolutionized the way dance is taught, performed, witnessed and shared across Canada and around the world. Over her 30-year tenure as Artistic Director of Canada’s National Ballet School, she has cemented the School’s reputation as the leading champion of programming excellence…
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Christopher Hird, Director of Education for Sarasota Ballet joins us to discuss post-graduate training programs. Hird brings a wealth of experience and insight to the conversation, having dedicated his career to shaping the next generation of ballet artists. From fostering technical proficiency to encouraging artistic expression, Hird shares the se…
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Ballet Help Desk sat down with Christopher Ruud, Second Company Manager and Rehearsal Director at Kansas City Ballet. This wide-ranging conversation covered everything from how the post-graduate levels are structured to performance opportunities to how students typically move through the ranks of the school. Chris also touched on the channels throu…
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In this episode we answer questions about building your sales team. Many startups sell their product via sales people, and building your sales team is one of the most important things you will do. We are here to help! In this episode we answer questions including: How do I hire my first salesperson? What is a sales commission plan? How do I know if…
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We sat down with Sarah Wroth, Chair of the Department of Ballet at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, to hear all about IU's ballet program. University ballet programs are becoming an ever more viable means to a professional ballet career and IU is a leader is turning out well-trained and mature, employable dancers. Tune in to hear about …
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Jean-Yves Esquerre, Founder and Director of European School of Ballet, joins us to talk about his classical and contemporary trainee programs, the current state of the job market in Europe and why he thinks some schools need to rethink their post-graduate programs. Be sure to also listen for information on ESB's inaugural summer intensive taking pl…
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Join us for a wide ranging chat with Racheal Nye, Director of the Yvonne Chouteau School and Studio Company at Oklahoma City Ballet. Ms. Nye covers everything you wanted to know about their trainee program and second company, including how they recruit, what they look for and what the path into the main company looks like. Ms. Nye also talks about …
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In this episode we answer questions about raising money from Venture Capital funds. Many startup companies seek VC funding, but it can be a complex process if you haven't done it before. We are here to help! In this episode we answer questions including: Is a SAFE or priced equity round better? What's the recommended amount to raise at every stage?…
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Ballet Help Desk sat down with Lauren Richter, School Principal for the Tulsa Ballet Center For Dance Education to learn more about the school, its trainee program as well as the second company, known as TBII. She talked about how the programs recruit, the performance opportunities available, the best ways to audition and how students can progress …
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Welcome to the Destiny Help Desk, I'm ToddtheGatr and it's my mission to help new and returning Guardians that are venturing into the online game Destiny 2. These are short episodes designed to help you with all the little pieces of the game. This is an audio podcast version of my video on the subject on my YouTube channel: ToddtheGatr . Listen to …
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Ballet Help Desk sat down with Vanessa Léonard, Director of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's Anna McCowan-Johnson Aspirant Program. She covered not only how the program is structured, but how dancers work with the main company, where dancers get jobs and also how students can audition to join the program. Ms. Léonard also covers the unique challenges th…
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In this episode we answer questions about finding a co-founder and managing your relationship with your co-founder for the road ahead. Co-founder conflict is one of the top reasons for startup failure; many argue it is the primary cause of startup failure in the early days. We are here to help! In this episode we answer questions including: How do …
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Peter Stark, President and Director of The Rock School For Dance Education, talks with us about the current state of the job market and what he thinks about the growth of post-graduate ballet programs. He also provides valuable advice for any students who are hitting the audition circuit, including what to look for in a post-graduate program, how t…
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Welcome to the Destiny Help Desk, I'm ToddtheGatr and it's my mission to help new and returning Guardians that are venturing into the online game Destiny 2. These are short episodes designed to help you with all the little pieces of the game. This is an audio podcast version of my video on the subject on my YouTube channel: ToddtheGatr . Listen to …
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We talked with TaKiyah Wallace-McMillian, founder of Brown Girls Do Ballet, to learn about its evolution from a personal photography project to a major philanthropic force. She discussed the organization's impact on diversity in the arts, highlighting their advocacy work, scholarship and grant programs as well as their and their global mentoring pr…
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Ballet Help Desk sat down with Maria Torija, Director of the Academy at BalletMet. Tune in to hear all about how the trainee program is structured, how the school recruits and how they work with BalletMet2. Dr. Torija also discusses how the school provides career support for its students as well where trainees and second company dancers ultimately …
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Maria Konrad sat down with Ballet Help Desk to share her experiences working with Nashville Ballet Two's trainees and dancers, preparing them for future ballet careers. Gain insights into the unique blend of training and performance opportunities that shape the dancers' journeys and get the inside scoop on this crucial stage of professional develop…
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Welcome to the Destiny Help Desk, I'm ToddtheGatr and it's my mission to help new and returning Guardians that are venturing into the online game Destiny 2. These are short episodes designed to help you with all the little pieces of the game. This is an audio podcast version of my video on the subject on my YouTube channel: ToddtheGatr . Listen to …
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We sat down with Alan Hineline, Director of the Pre-Professional Division & Resident Choreographer at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet to get his take on the growing world of post-graduate ballet programs. We asked him why so many programs seem to be popping up, how he helps his students figure out the best fits and the role he sees post-graduate …
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In this episode we answer questions about managing your time. Startups are all about speed, so you need to make the most of every hour of every day. We are here to help! In this episode we answer questions including: Where should I spend my time as the CEO? How often should we have team meetings? Is our product development velocity high enough? All…
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Join us as we chat with former San Francisco Ballet Soloist, Julianne Spratlin. Julianne now runs Dance Training Center, San Francisco a pre-professional ballet program. We discussed the current state of ballet training and how she sees the role post-graduate or "bridge-level" training plays in a dancer's journey. Dance Training Center SF: https://…
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"Becoming a professional ballet dancer in the United States requires years of training, dedication, and luck. With only a few thousand full-time jobs available, navigating a ballet career can be challenging and filled with uncertainty." These are the words that open the seminal report, the DataPointes Guide, developed by former dancer, Jason Yeung.…
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Welcome to the Destiny Help Desk, I'm ToddtheGatr and it's my mission to help new and returning Guardians that are venturing into the online game Destiny 2. These are short episodes designed to help you with all the little pieces of the game. This is an audio podcast version of my video on the subject on my YouTube channel: ToddtheGatr . Listen to …
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In this episode we answer questions about complex exit options. While we all hope for a bit exit, startups more often face complex and difficult exit options including low sale prices, mergers and wind downs. We are here to help! In this episode we answer questions including: What happens if my investors want to sell but I don't? Is a merger ever a…
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As a close-out to our Summer Intensive Boot Camp, we're releasing an episode that talks about getting ready to send your young dancer off to a ballet summer intensive. Tune in for tips for making the most of your dancer's time away! Summer Intensive Boot Camp: https://ballethelpdesk.com/summer-intensive-bootcamp/…
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Tune in for our conversation with Deidre Byrne, Artistic Director of Maryland Youth Ballet. Deidre takes us through how they counsel students on how to choose which summer intensives to audition for and ultimately attend. She looks at it from the perspective of a student at a local school and discusses what they see as the most important things a s…
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We sat down with Lauren Fadeley-Veyette to discuss how Kansas City Ballet School handles ballet summer intensive auditions. KC Ballet School is part of the National Summer Intensive Audition (NSIA) Tour and part of our conversation covered the pros and cons of the NSIA. We also covered a lot of ground on both in-person and video auditions. Tune in …
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Join us as we chat with Kelly Myernick, Rehearsal Director and Principal Teacher for Houston Ballet Academy. Our conversation covered a broad range of topics related to ballet summer intensive auditions, including what she loves to see, what dancers shouldn't do, the pros and cons of submitting video auditions and even what the admission rate to th…
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Tune in for our chat with Emily Brunner, a professional dance photographer based in the Philadelphia metro area. Emily shares invaluable insights on camera positioning, perfect lighting techniques, and the secrets to capturing stunning audition photos and videos. Emily Brunner Photography: https://www.emilybrunnerphotography.com/…
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Boys face unique challenges in ballet and summer intensives are no different. Join us as we sit down with some seasoned parents of male ballet dancers to discuss hurdles they've all had to overcome as well as how each family took a unique approach to attending summer ballet intensivesKirjoittanut Jenny Huang and Brett Gardner
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In this episode we answer questions about handling problem customers. If you make money you have customers, and if you have customers some of them will cause problems for you. We are here to help! In this episode we answer questions including: What should you do if a customer plans to compete with you? How do you handle abusive customers? Should yo…
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In this episode we answer questions about choosing and using metrics. Metrics are one of the best tools you have to run your startup, but only if you use them well. We are here to help! In this episode we answer questions including: What metrics should I put on my dashboard? What do we do if our competitors are lying about their metrics? How do we …
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Join us as Ballet Help Desk sits down with Robert Fulton, a dancer with Nevada Ballet Theatre and the Co-Founder of Ballet Scout. Robert takes us through not only how Ballet Scout can help with sourcing auditions, but he also talks, in detail, about what dancers should consider when conducting their searches, thing to consider about programs and wh…
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