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Behind every great mom and mompreneur is her "Mom Team". Today we talk about what a mom team is, who should be on it, and how to leverage the team you have. Shownotes: https://www.thismomknows.com/blog/episode-44 FB: facebook.com/thismomknows IG: instagram.com/thismomknowspodcast
In this week's episode, we're discussing the sequel to a film we really enjoyed-- it's the 2020 follow-up film "The Babysitter: Killer Queen." Did we enjoy this one as well? You'll have to listen to find out! Special topics for your consideration include: the hip hip music of teens today or perhaps teens 30 years ago, the bad parts of getting older, a reminder not to be a cool dad, an incomplete list of film sequels that surpassed their predecessor, and doing bong rips with Ken Marino. If you missed us discussing the original film in this series, it's Episode 154- "The Babysitter." If you'd like to hear us talk about some horror comedy we loved, you could do worse than Episode 236- "House," Episode 293- "Happy Death Day," Episode 322- "Freaky," and one I just remembered that I absolutely adored: Episode 78- "Housebound." Find us online: Support us at patreon.com/werewolfambulance-- we just recorded "Starship Troopers" for our action movie podcast and...hoo boy. Buy merch for yourself or those you love at www.teepublic.com/user/werewolfambulance on Reddit at r/werewolfambulance on Facebook at facebook.com/werewolfambulance on Twitter @werebulance on Instagram @werewolfambulance. email@example.com If you liked this, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen! It helps others find us and allows us to continue to grow. Intro song is by Alex Van Luvie Outro song is A. Wallis- "EMT" Seriously, we have the best listeners, hands down. Werewolf Ambulance is a horror movie comedy podcast.
This is it! We’re finishing out the Netflix “The Baby-sitters Club” season 2 with what may very well be the strongest episode yet. Surprised? We sure as heck were! It’s “Kristy and the Baby Parade” and we get CATHARSIS. We get YELLING! We get TEARS! And the episode is pretty good too! Join us forContinue reading "Baby-sitters Club – Kristy and the Baby Parade!"
Der vierjährige Diego hat schon eine richtige Profi-Fußballer-Ausrüstung. Das Problem ist nur: Er hat überhaupt keine Lust, Fußball zu spielen. Aber Ronja will unbedingt seinen tollen Lederball ausprobieren. (Erzählt von Sina Reiß)
Maya wohnt in einem wunderschönen Haus und hat ein riesiges Kinderzimmer. Der Haken ist: Ronja und Elif müssen nicht nur auf sie, sondern auch auf Mayas verwirrte Uroma aufpassen. (Erzählt von Sina Reiß)
Eigentlich sollte Gretas Geburtstagsfest erst einen Tag später sein. Aber es kommen immer mehr Kinder mit Geschenken! Hat Gretas Mutter schon wieder die Tage verwechselt? (Erzählt von Sina Reiß)
Ronjas Perlenkette scheint dem kleinen Kasper zu gefallen. Er zieht daran und alle Perlen hüpfen durch das Zimmer. Kasper sammelt eine rote Perle auf und steckt sie sich in die Nase. (Erzählt von Sina Reiß)
Sie sind zehn Jahre alt und brauchen das Geld - für ihre Reitstunden. Deshalb haben sie einen Zettel in den Hof gehängt: BABYSITTER-SERVICE RONJA UND ELIF. Mit der kleinen Emma gehen Ronja und Elif zu einem besonderen Spielplatz. (Erzählt von Sina Reiß)
The year is 1987 and Paul and Erika are here to sing the praises of Elisabeth Shue! They're also here to discuss inexplicable needle drops, The Baby-Sitters' Club and Tab. But really, they're here to take you through Adventures In Babysitting. Enjoy!
Happy Full House Friday Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today I covered the last episode in the First Time Babysitter's Club Double Feature, Full House S3E14: Misadventures in Babysitting, which aired on January 12, 1990. In this episode While holding a poker game at the house, Jesse calls Becky and "tells" her what she is going to do in a very bossy tone of voice. Also, D.J. wants to babysit to earn money for her own phone line, but her babysitting adventure is a little harder than she ever expected. I really enjoyed this episode. I'm glad Jesse and Becky were able to compromise on where they wanted to spend Christmas. That's the thing about relationships sometimes it's best to compromise when open and honest communication isn't working. Brian, the holy terror that DJ babysits really could have channeled that energy into something that would wear him out, I thought since DJ knew karate and Brian was playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and doing punches and fake karate kicks in circles around her, even doing the crane kick from Karate Kid, DJ could have taught him real karate moves since she had done karate in Season 2 and helped to wear him out and calm him down. Sadly, this did not happen, since I guess what happens in Season 2 stays in Season 2, never to be referenced again. Join me in December when I cover the next Double Feature, We're Moving?/Moving In!, featuring Full House S7E24: A House Divided, which aired on May 17, 1994. In this episode a rich man who used to live in the Tanner house makes Danny a handsome offer to buy it back. The rest of the family's excited about moving on to new and bigger places, but Michelle tries to stop the sale so the family won't split up. and Fuller House S1E2 Moving Day, which aired on February 26, 2016. In this episode when the big day comes for Stephanie and Kimmy to join the Fuller house, Jackson feels outnumbered and takes drastic action. Have a great weekend everyone and I'll see you in December! To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: firstname.lastname@example.org
During the month of October Jesse and Gabriel set out to watch as many spooky and scary movies as possible. In an attempt to push themselves even further, they each attempted to complete the Greatest Movies of All Time Podcast Spooky Movie Month Bingo Card. This episode is a recap and exercise of reflection regarding their horror movie viewing experiences during the month of October for year 2021. Below is an alphabetical list of the films discussed in this episode. Addams Family (2019) A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) Army of Darkness (1992) Black Roses (1988) Cat's Eye (1985) Come to Daddy (2019) Daneil Isn't Real (2019) Dead Till Death (2021) Deep Red (1975) Digging Up the Marrow (2014) Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) Evil Dead (2013) Final Destination 5 (2011) Freaks (2018) Ginger Snaps (2000) Head Count (2018) His House (2020) House (Hausu) (1977) House of Wax (2005) Invaders From Mars (1986) It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) Jakob's Wife (2021) Jennifer's Body (2009) Lamb (2021) Lifeforce (1985) Malignant (2021) Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (1993) Midnight Mass(2021) Murder Party (2007) Old (2021) Pay the Ghost (2015) Pumpkinhead (1988) Scream (1996) She Dies Tomorrow (2020) Sightless (2020) Sisters (1972) Son (2021) Superhost (2021) Teen Wolf (1985) Teen Wolf Too (1987) The Babysitter (2017) The Boy Behind the Door (2020) The Craft (1996) The Final Girls (2015 The Girl on the Third Floor (2019) The Night House (2020) The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) There's Someone Inside Your House (2021) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) The Wicker Man (1973) Till Death (2021) Underwater (2020) Werewolves Within (2021) Willard (2003) WNUF Halloween Special (2013) Greatest Movies of All Time Links: Check out our fantasy film league and our website: http://www.leagueofthegreats.com Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/greatestmovies/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/movies_greatest
This week, we’re talkin’ about DAWN; we’re talkin’ about MARY ANNE; we’re talkin’ about CLOWNY! It’s “Dawn and the Wicked Stepsister” but it’s REALLY “Poor Mallory.” That’s right! It’s another SWITCHEROO! So… enjoy it, I guess.
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Founder and designer of Decker, an amazing line of ethically made clothing and homewares, including the coziest socks on the planet, Caitlin Decker, joins the sibs to explain how fashion communicates story on film AND how Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead might be the greatest moment in clothing in cinema history. Also, somehow, Shai works his BS about Cats... again. There's also some killer Buy / Rent / Meh in this ep. Even more fun: through the end the of November, FNM listeners can use this exclusive promo code - PIZZA - at deckershop.com for a 25% discount! Sign up for the Friday Night Movie Newsletter for giveaways, curated episode playlists from the hosts and guests (including our mom), and at MOST one email per month (and probably fewer). The Friday Night Movie Family supports the following organizations: NAACP Legal Defense Fund | Equal Justice Initiative | Asian American Journalists Association. Subscribe, rate and review us on your favorite podcast platform, including iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | Podbean | Overcast. Play along with Friday Night Movie at home! Read the FNM Glossary to learn the about our signature bits (e.g., Buy/Rent/Meh, I Told You Shows, Tradesies, etc.) and then head on over to our merch store your very own official FNM t-shirt. Send us your recommendations and your tradesies! We'll watch them and report back on the show! Email us at email@example.com or tweet @FriNightMovie, @pancake4table, @chichiKgomez, and/or @paperBKprincess. Follow our creations and zany Instagram stories @frinightmovie and @pancake4table. Follow us on Letterboxd (@pancake4table) where we're rating every movie we've EVER watched. Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter for exclusive giveaways and news! Theme music by What Does It Eat. Subscribe and leave a review on IOS or Android at fridaynightmoviepod.com.
Have you ever had a babysitter? Or have you babysat your younger brother or sister for your mom or dad? How about babysitting a neighbor's pet? In our story today, a family gets a special assignment to babysit a raccoon. If you're interested in any other books published by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, please visit adventistbookcenter.com or call 1-800-765-6955.Visit our website: www.kathyskidsstorytime.org We'd love to hear from you. Write to us at:Kathy@kathyskidsstorytime.orgorKathy's Kids StorytimePO Box 44270Charlotte, NC 28215-0043Special Thanks:Recorded by: Kathy Russell, Children's Ministry Director Edited by: Communication Department
r/Choosingbeggars In today's episode, OP is a young babysitter looking for work. She interviews with a Karen who seems to imply that she wants OP to join her in the bedroom. Karen intentionally lied to OP about how much money she was going to make. It turns out that the babysitting job includes cleaning, childcare, and "satisfying" Karen in the bedroom for a measly $5 per hour. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Back in the early ‘80s, Brooklynite Alisha Ann Itkin was pretty much your average American teenager. Outgoing yet a bit timid onstage, she shined as a cheerleader, and scored roles in school plays and functions. Oh, and she was also an outstanding vocalist who began training at the age of 8 with the support of her parents, Lillian and Al.As fate would have it, a demo of hers recorded with a rock band called The Babysitters landed in the lap of then Vanguard Records engineer and producer, Mark Berry, already established with his work on landmark records such as Carly Simon's “You're So Vain,” and Man Parrish's “Hip Hop (Be Bop)”.Berry chose Alisha to lay vocals on a track written by Rick Tarbox, featuring lyrics that seemed somewhat racy for a girl her age. Alisha's performance, however, embodied feelings of desire to full effect, coupled by an extravagant reverb-filled production that signaled a new era in Dance music.Recorded in the summer of 1983, and released in early 1984, “All Night Passion” was played in virtually every club in New York City, crossing the Atlantic with ease. Four decades later, it still withstands the test of time as one of the era's best freestyle jams.Show TracklistingCabaret (Alisha - Extract from "Alisha - The Rise of an '80s Icon" documentary)If You Read My Mind Demo (Alisha - Extract from "Alisha - The Rise of an '80s Icon" documentary)You're So Vain (Carly Simon)Hip Hop (Be Bop) (Man Parrish)All Night Passion - Album Version (Alisha)All Night Passion - Extended Remix (Alisha)(You Wanna Be A) Superstar (Alisha)Host and Producer: Diego MartinezExecutive Producer: Nicholas "NickFresh" PuzoAudio Engineer: Adam Fogel Follow us on social media: @choonspod
I'm joined for an extra special bonus episode by the delectable Mia from Erotic Short Stories and Sensual Roleplay who is going to share her babysitter fantasy...and it's filthy!!!! If you want to hear more from Mia, then you can find her at Erotic Short Stories and Sensual Role Plays Podcast
The Netflix “The Baby-Sitters Club” continues its “switch-er-oo streak” with “Mary Anne and the Great Romance!” It’s pretty great, but is there a romance? Does Logan exist? Is Karen related to Lizzie Borden? Find out!
Happy Full House Friday Everyone, Angela Bowen here, the host of Oh Mylanta Holy Chalupas: An Unofficial Full House Fuller House Podcast. Today, I covered the first episode in the First Time Babysitter's Club Double Feature, Full House S1E2: Our Very First Night, this episode aired on September 25, 1987. In this episode Jesse takes the rap for DJ and Stephanie after they take advantage of him and stay up too late. Michelle gets her first tooth. I really enjoyed this episode. It was hilarious with Jesse being taken advantage of by the girls. I mean really, two cartons of ice-cream after 11pm and then one large pizza? Those girls should have been sick after all that food. I know I would have been as an adult. Join me after Thanksgiving for Full House S3E14: Misadventures in Babysitting, which aired on January 12, 1990. In this episode while holding a poker game at the house, Jesse calls Becky and "tells" her what she is going to do in a very bossy tone of voice. Also, D.J. wants to babysit to earn money for her own phone line, but her babysitting adventure is a little harder than she ever expected. I hope you all enjoy this episode and I'll be back the day after Thanksgiving with the last half of the double feature. To EMAIL The Podcast Go To: firstname.lastname@example.org Have a great weekend!
On today's podcast, The Babysitter! This one is one of those home invasion-styled horrors, a bit like Home Alone but sending up some of the genre conventions. It's glossy, tongue in cheek, and occasionally funny. If this is your thing. There are hot babes, a game of Truth or Dare, some juicy quips, and a … Continue reading Really Awful Movies: Ep 361 – The Babysitter →
Heather Strong and Joshua Fulgham's relationship was rocky to say the least, and they ultimately end up separating. They hire a babysitter to help with their children as they begin adjusting to life apart. But babysitter Emilia Carr does more than just earn Heather and Josh's trust. New episodes of Sex Lies & Murder drop each Wednesday. Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to reelz.com/get-reelz/
You Should Watch: The Second Season of the Babysitters Club! (with guest Alysia Lee) Should-Heads, have you watched the new season of the Babysitters Club yet? If not, we definitely recommend it. We do a deep dive into the season and its themes, plus we chat about personality quizzes, growing up, friendships and grief. Follow Alysia Lee:Website: https://alysialee.com/ Follow What You Should Read: Twitter: @wysr_podcast Instagram: @wysr_podcast Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/115539912-what-you-should-read-podcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCfNtid_b0R14otSPRZTkmQ www.whatyoushouldread.comGet two books for the price of one with a new membership to Libro.fm! Use the promo code WHATYOUSHOULDREAD and get two books for $14.99. Best of all, your indie bookstore will also benefit; just select your favorite bookstore when you sign up. And when you purchase any book using our affiliate link, you are supporting the podcast as well as your local independent bookstore.
The sisters are kicking off this episode with a bang. Firstly, it's a bones day, second it's spooky Hallowen and finally it's the 1 year anniversary of the podcast! The random assortment of topics discussed at the top of the pod include but are not limited to; Halloween blues, future Halloween decoration plans, favorite Halloween costumes, learning that TikTok is dead and the Princess Switch 3. SKIPPERS head to around the 37:30 mark… It's a double shot this week. Elizabeth and Sarah dig into two shows that they've watched that not enough people are talking about. First up, The Baby-Sitters Club (season 2). It's a feel good show made for tweens that is genuinely enjoyed by two adults. You've got the portrayal of normal seeming middle schoolers mixed with responsible parents. It's a refreshing change of pace to the normal teen shows the sisters typically watch. Second (head to 51:53), Only Murders in the Building. Basically just be ready for 30 minutes of praise for Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez and this charming show about murder. Be warned major spoilers will be discussed. That and of course a love of dips.
In this very special bonus episode, the boys chat with The Baby-sitters Club showrunner Rachel Shukert about all things Season 2, how she took inspiration from the movie Face Off, and what, specifically, needs to happen for them to get proper roles in Season 3. You can watch Season 2 of The Baby-sitters Club on Netflix, and you can listen to our weekly discussions of each episode at Patreon.com/BSCCPodcast. Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jack-shepherd8/support
This week, Jessi takes center stage (get it? because she’s a dancer?) in “Jessi and the Superbrat.” They really rework the book in a major way, but it works! I like it a lot! Also, Christy gets very ill during the recording and by the end is about to fall over. So, it’s shorter thanContinue reading "Baby-sitters Club – Jessi and the Superbrat"
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Der Vater von Ella überredet die Babysitter, mit seiner Tochter in den Park zu gehen und den Hund Bella gleich mitzunehmen. Keine gute Idee! Denn einer von beiden ist immer verschwunden. Erst Ella und dann Bella. Was wird der Vater sagen, wenn Ronja und Elif ohne Hund zurückkehren? (Erzählt von Sina Reiß)
Mit Sam fertig zu werden, ist nicht so einfach. Er ist fast so alt wie Ronja und Elif und hat seinen eigenen Kopf. Der Nachmittag wird trotzdem lustig, denn Sam hat die verrücktesten Ideen. Blöd nur, dass die Küche bald aussieht, als hätte der Blitz eingeschlagen. (Erzählt von Sina Reiß)
A question about exploring hotwife, A hotwife plays with permission with the NBA. A Boss has his way with his submissive. Fulfilling a fantasy with the babysitter. Sponsored by Manscaped Get 20% off and free shipping worldwide. With code DearNikky manscaped.com that's 20% off free shipping Manscape.com use code DearNikky. KrazyWinterNights.com If you have any erotic fantasies you want to share or even if it is to say hello please feel free to send them to Nikky@dearnikky.comor anonymously DearNikky.com/confessions By submitting a story and/or question you certify the following stipulations to be true: You are the sole creator of the submission; You are 18 years of age or older and legally able to write, submit erotic or pornographic material Stories including Bestiality, Incest and Incest Fantasies, Underage Role-Play, Rape Sex, Rape Fantasies or other non-consensual content or Racial slurs will not be aired. I am releasing all rights to this creation You can find me also a Twitter and Instagram. If you liked the show please leave a positive review on any platform you listen to the show on. You can send me confessions directly to my P.O. Box. 1750 Jefferson St. #104674 Jefferson City, MO 65109 You can find me Dear Nikky: https://dearnikky.com Podchaser: https://bit.ly/30biLFX Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3zLPXEi iTunes: https://apple.co/2WRQlCV --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dearnikky/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dearnikky/support
Schwierig wird es, als die zwei Babysitter auf Hanna und Lena aufpassen. Es sind Zwillinge und sie gleichen sich wie ein Ei dem anderen. Und als Lena ihren Hustensaft nehmen soll, behaupten plötzlich beide, dass sie Hanna sind. (Erzählt von Sina Reiß)
In KardKard Ganj nothing is straightforward so what ensues when Gaga and Bulbula undertake doing babysitting??? WHO are they babysitting? Will they survive the evening? Haha...Find out in this fun new episode! Keep listening and keep imagining! Shukriya, Josh & Deepti Don't forget to send us your STORY-STARTER (a Who, Where and What) at: JoshKeSaath[at]gmail[dot]com
If you have your mother babysit your child, should you be able to tell her exactly how and when to do everything or just let your mother do what she does? Also, how old is too old to trick or treat? Is Halloween the only holiday that doesn't cause family drama? Plus Jonathan and Ayla's Halloween adventures
Sie sind zehn Jahre alt und brauchen das Geld - für ihre Reitstunden. Deshalb haben sie einen Zettel in den Hof gehängt: BABYSITTER-SERVICE RONJA UND ELIF. Der kleine Leon ist mucksmäuschenstill, als Ronja und Elif ihm Kasperle-Theater vorspielen. Erst spät merken sie, dass er nicht mehr da ist. (Erzählt von Sina Reiß)
Happy Halloween ghoulfriend's!!! To celebrate our favorite holiday, here's an early episode release! Halloween night 1977 in Lawton, Oklahoma. When 19-month-old Nima Louise Carter's parents put her down to bed that night, they didn't notice anything strange in her room. Upon entering Nima's room the following morning, all they would find was an empty crib. A year prior In 1976, the Carpitcher family had their twin daughters Mary and Augustine being babysat by the girls babysitter, Jackie Roubideaux. The girls would later be found at the most unlikely of places, with quite an unlikely situation. What do these two stories have in common? .....Jackie Roubideaux. If you're enjoying the content brought to you here at Bizarre Buffet, please consider leaving a rating/review on Apple/iTunes, it truly helps us so much! Follow the links listed below to stay up to date with all things Bizarre Buffet! As always, thank you so much for listening! Bizarre Buffet Online Follow Us on Instagram Follow Us on Facebook Watch This Episode on YouTube Support Bizarre Buffet on Pattern Support the show!: https://patreon.com/bizarrebuffet See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN & SAMHAIN TO ALL! The time has come to explore the legend of The Babysitter or better known as when a stranger calls. Picture it, young woman alone, watching children while the parents are out. A call comes in on the house line and the voice on the other end says "Have you checked the Children?". What happens next is filled with dread and scare (and a multitude of variations as we find out). Join Encounters hosts, Amanda and Dakota on this spooky ride thru adventures in babysitting. Stay Spooky! Check out our Patreon: www.patreon.com/encountersaparanormal Check out our Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/EncountersAParanormalExperienceThePodcast Intro/Outro: Strange Stuff by Matt Harris Additional Music: Maestro Tlakaelel Jesse Gallagher
Coming too you a little early because you know we couldn't let today go by without remark. that's right October 31st, Halloween, and what better way to celebrate than with our favorite international man of mystery Michael Myers.
On this week’s preamble-free episode of “Pizza Toast” Christy and Phil watch “Stacey’s Emergency!” What’s the emergency? Diabetes! Can she beat it? Mmmmmmmmmaybe? Also, Mallory gets a ton more screen time, Jessi is ableist, a teacher has a crush on a student(?) and WHY SO MANY HOT PARENTS?
This week, everyone is back in the War Room to discuss and dissect Denis Villeneuve's Dune: Part One which hit theaters and HBO Max last weekend and was a big enough success to get a green light for Dune: Part Two in 2023. Watch it, then join us for a discussion that will talk about sections […]
Today we discuss why male chefs are venerated, worshipped, and adored, while female chefs are hidden, required to be effortless, and see as instinctual rather than skilled. We discuss the three finalists who auditioned to be Anakin Skywalker, and then Sarah reveals a shocking story about her babysitting days. (Yet another example of Sarah's insane life!). Susie describes a community in Costa Rica where many boys don't develop penises until puberty. We debate whether a tattoo that fades after a year is a great innovation or a cop out. We learn about a wave of girls developing tics as a result of watching TikTok videos of a girl with Tourette Syndrome. Plus, a hotline in Colombia battling "machismo" among men in order to prevent domestic violence. Plus, we talk to Julie Rodgers about Pray Away and her book OutLove about her experience with gay conversion therapy. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get an extended 30 day free trial at More podcasts at WAVE:
This week on Superhero Slate, we're adjusting our calendars...again, Anakin Skywalker might show up in Ahsoka, original Cowboy Bebop is now on Netflix, and more! What We're Watching: House of Wax, The Babysitter, Dune (2021) News Dune (11:10) Out now on HBO Max and theaters Part 1 Spoiler Free Review Eternals (17:45) Spoilers for film […]
Robin and Adam proudly present Episode 201 of Scary(ish)! Robin tells the story of a girl from 1906 that experienced possession in front of hundreds of witnesses while Adam covers the urban legend of a call coming from inside the house and the real crime that inspired it. Listen, Share, Subscribe, and Review!
Which personality do you use most often? Let me ask you a question. Does being a designer, either graphic, web, UX, UI or whatever, qualify you to run your own design business? Some people may say yes. After all, are there any differences between designing something for an employer or an employer's clients and designing something for your own clients? Not really. I'll concede that the design skills you use are the same in both instances. However, just because the design skills are the same doesn't qualify a designer to run their own design business. Does education play into it? Is someone who attended design school somehow more qualified to run their own design business than someone who learned their skills on their own? The school-taught designer may have some business credits under their belt. But arguably, educational background or lack thereof doesn't qualify or disqualify a designer from running their own business. No, in my opinion, and I do understand that my opinion may be wrong, but it's still my opinion. Is that what differentiates a designer who is qualified to run their own design business and one who isn't is their personality. Or, more accurately, personalities. Last week, I told you there were two roles to running a design business: a designer and a business owner. That's a very simplified approach, and it worked for last week's episode. But the truth of the matter is, there are way more than just two roles to running a successful design business. To do it right, you need to have many personalities. And I'm not just talking about the obvious ones. Layout artist Typesetter Proofreader Illustrator Colour picker Photo retoucher Coder Art director and so on and so on. Being a designer means you should be somewhat proficient or have a working knowledge of some if not all of these skills. I'm not an illustrator. But that doesn't mean I can't draw. I can; I'm just not that good at it. My drawing skills are marginal at best. But they've gotten me out of several pinches over the years. Skills like these are something every designer needs to be acquainted with, regardless of whether they are working for someone else or self-employed. When I say that a design business owner has to have many personalities, I'm thinking much deeper. In most situations, a self-employed or freelance designer will develop a much deeper relationship with their clients than someone employed as a designer. That relationship is deeper because it's their client. When I used to work at the print shop, I worked with many regular clients. Most of them I got along with exceptionally well. But regardless of how well we worked together, they weren't my clients. They were the print shop's clients. When I left the print shop to start my own full-time design business, almost all of the clients I worked with remained there and were assigned a new designer to work with them. Only a handful of clients followed me to my new business. And you know what? The relationship we had formed at the print shop grew exponentially once they were MY CLIENTS. Why did our relationship grow? It's because I was invested in those clients in a way that I never was at the print shop. For one thing, when I was at the print shop, if something went wrong with a client's project, I might get some of the blame. But it's the print shop's reputation that took the major hit. And if something went right, for example, if a design won an award which happened on several occasions. The designer would get a mention, but the print shop got most of the recognition and glory. Once I was on my own, and they became my clients, I was much more invested in them because anything that went wrong reflected directly on me, which could affect my business. And anything that went right meant more recognition for me. But I'm starting to drift back towards the design part of the job. And once again, that part can be done by any designer. The business side, however, that side requires something special. It requires the designer to put their many personalities to use, building and strengthening the relationships with their clients. You're probably wondering what the heck I'm talking about. So let me describe some of the many personalities a design business owner must-have. Psychologist. Just like how a practicing psychologist is trained to assess and diagnose problems in thinking, feeling and behaviour to help people overcome or manage their problems. A freelance designer must do the same with their clients. It's your job to assess and diagnose and find a way to overcome the problems your clients are facing. In many cases, the problems your clients think they are facing may not be the actual problem. You must use your psychology skills to weed through and decipher everything the client tells you to figure out the root of the real problem. Only then can you offer them the proper solution. Many designers will give a client what they want. It would be best if you strived to do better by giving the client not what they want but what they need. Your psychologist personality can help you with that. Mediator. A mediator's job is to facilitate a conversation between two or more people to help them resolve a dispute. A mediator is trained to establish and maintain a safe, confidential, communicative process and help participants reach an agreement independently. If you've ever had to present a proposal to a committee, I can almost guarantee that your mediator personality was front and centre. As a mediator, your job is to ensure that all involved parties agree on how a project proceeds. This may involve getting clients to compromises on specific aspects of a project and convincing them to let go of particular ideas. Without this agreement between all parties, any design project will struggle. It's your job as the designer to ensure that everyone is satisfied. Your mediator personality can help you with that. Negotiator. As the mediator, a negotiator's job is to communicate with clients to negotiate and establish sales. All while building positive relationships in the process. Your negotiator skills will come in especially handy when pitching larger projects. A client may love your ideas, but not so much the price tag associated with those ideas. As a negotiator, it's your job to show the client why your proposal is worth the investment on their part. And should the price of a project remain a deciding factor, your negotiating skills will allow you to cut back on details of your proposal in a way that still satisfies the client's needs and, more importantly, meet the client's budget. Your negotiator personality can help you with that. Salesperson. A salesperson's job is to find prospective clients, identify their challenges and needs, and ultimately find them a solution. Any time you correspond with a potential new client, it's your salesperson personality that's talking. This personality's job is to build trust and ultimately convince a potential client of the benefits of working with you. This personality is the one that should be front and center any time you are out networking or any time someone asks what you do for a living or inquires about your business and services. The more adept you are with your salesperson personality, the more successful your design business will be. Babysitter. You usually think of a babysitter as someone in charge of taking care of someone else's child or children. Their responsibilities include making sure the children are safe, getting the care and attention they deserve, and adhering to their parent's standards. Think of the assets a client bestows you as their children. Because in a way, they are. Their logo, their images, their brand assets and styling, are all entrusted to you. You are responsible for ensuring they are taken care of, kept safe, get the attention they deserver, and adhere to the client's standards. In some cases, you are the one who developed those standards. But often enough, you will be entrusted with your client's "children" and expected to take care of them. Your babysitter personality better be up to the task. Researcher. A researcher's job is to collect, organize, analyze, and interpret data and opinions, explore issues, solve problems and predict trends. Sound familiar? If you've ever held a discovery meeting with a client or have investigated a client's target market and competition, you were using your researcher personality. Nurturing this personality is crucial to your growth as a designer and as a business owner. The more you can learn about your clients, their strengths and weaknesses, the markets they're in, the hurdles and challenges they face, the competition they're up against, the benefits they offer and how they can differentiate themselves, the better equipped you will be to do your job. Not to mention the higher prices you'll be able to charge. It was Abraham Lincoln who said, "If I only had an hour to chop down a tree, I would spend the first 45 minutes sharpening my axe." Think of research as that first 45 minutes. The better you do it, the easier the rest of your tasks will be. That's where your researcher's personality comes in. Educator. A teacher is someone who instructs. Their job is to ensure someone knows the outcome of whatever it is they are teaching. An educator, on the other hand, is someone who gives intellectual, moral and social instructions. In other words, an educator not only wants you to know the outcome, but they also want you to understand the reasons for the outcome. It's the difference between telling a client their idea won't work and explaining why a different approach might be a better option. The more you can educate a client in how design works, the better they will become as clients. Not only that, but the more you educate your clients, the higher they'll regard and trust your opinions. Don't teach them; educate them if you want to build a deep and lasting relationship with your clients. They'll thank you, or should I say your educator personality, for the knowledge. Many more personalities. I could go on and on. There are so many personalities involved with running a design business. Some days you may have to be a coach and some days a councillor. You regularly need to be a tactician to keep on track of your ever-evolving schedule. And at times, you become an advisor or consultant to your clients. And if you're lucky, a confidant. Now, of course, you don't actually switch between one personality and another. they should all be present in some capacity in every client dealing you have. They're what make you who you are. Your goal should be to nurture each one of these personalities to become the best, most rounded design business owner you can be. With all of these personalities behind you, you become a force to be reckoned with. And clients will be begging to work with you. I started by saying that what qualifies a designer to run their own business are these many personalities. And I hinted that designers who work for someone else might lack these personalities and therefore not make good design business owners. But that's not true. I believe everyone has these and many more personalities within them. It's only a matter of accessing and nurturing them. Just like a muscle, if you don't use it, it will atrophy. So will these personalities. If you work at an agency and someone else deals with the clients while you do the design work, you'll have little chance to practice your selling skills. You'll probably never get an opportunity to negotiate with a client or mediate a committee. I want you to be aware that these are skills you will need should you ever want to become a freelancer. And if you are not used to using these skills, you may have a difficult time at the start. But just like a muscle, the more you work it, the stronger it becomes. And it's the same for running a design business. The more you work at it, the better you'll become. After all, you have to start somewhere. And that's where your optimist personality comes in.
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