Monday, August 17, 2009
Russell Davies: How to be Interesting
Russell Davies came to the UO once and he changed our lives forever. This advice became so valuable to our program, we found ourselves coming back to it time and time again. When Andrea and I were getting ready to lead Allen Hall Advertising our senior year, we gave everyone a moleskin to use as an idea book and included Russell's timeless advice. As I was cleaning my room, I came across the moleskin and the paper and thought I should share.
Incase it's hard to read from the scan:
1. Take at least one picture everyday. Post it to flickr.
2. Start a blog. Write at least one sentence every week.
3. Keep a scrapbook.
4. Every week, read a magazine you’ve never read before.
5. Once a month interview someone for 20 minutes, work out how to make them interesting. Podcast it.
6. Collect something.
7. Once a week sit in a coffee-shop or cafe for an hour and listen to other people’s conversations. Take notes. Blog about it. (Carefully)
8. Every month write 50 words about one piece of visual art, one piece of writing, one piece of music and one piece of film or TV. Do other art forms if you can. Blog about it.
9. Make something.
Thank you, Russell Davies!