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Blue Stocking Society pitch collaboration with ChatGTP

My pitch delivered to the ladies at Blue Stockings Society on Monday 23rd Jan. Following this is the text I collaboratively through prompts generated by ChatGTP.

We came together at Tiger Community Enterprise in Nottingham's Lister Gate. It was about networking to bring a problem or issue we'd like help from fellow entrepreneurs. There was a opportunity to vote on who you think should win the £600 accumulated fund and network with other amazing women. I took SafetyCurtain as I presented my first ever pitch to fundraise. My pitch written with the help of ChatGTP3.

The winner was Fatou from Guinea (photo bottom right) who told us about the experience of pregnant women in her home country and her own sisters death while trying to give birth. Fatou’s friend has just trained as a midwife and is setting up a voluntary birthing hut so that women can access free support and midwifery and hopes to reduce mortality rates in their home town. The £600 will buy sterilising equipment, beds and packs given to the women after birth.

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photo credit - Blue Stockings Society

Ladies, I am excited to introduce you all to SafetyCurtain, an international charitable trust that I have been a trustee of since 2019. SafetyCurtain is dedicated to providing small grants, usually less than $1,200 (around £970), to struggling actors outside of the UK. Our small grants help with essential living costs and personal medical bills to assist those living in war zones, extreme poverty or exposed to political conflict.

SafetyCurtain stands side by side with performers in the toughest places in the world.

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Are you starting the year slightly unravelled?

MyWord 2023 - Balance

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If you are starting the year slightly unravelled well you are not alone. Resolutions are ill advised but selecting a word to live by through out the next 365 days has been a foundation for me for a few years now.

This year after much thought I am needing to go with ‘Balance’.

On Jan 1st I reached 11.15am before my first wave of anxiety passed over me. This years word and it’s application to my life ‘Balance’ has many meditations before it.

I have plans for 2023. There is uncharted territory. There is perspective to recognise and secure. ToDo lists to compile and close. Balance to be pursued in my work and my life. Balance in how long I spend on tasks and assign to projects. I currently struggle with balance.

Tread lightly in January. Listen to your head and heart. I am resilient yet fragile. Delicate yet resolute. #MyWord for 2023 is Balance. What is yours?

It needs no explaining. One word. No requirement to copy paste and share but you are free to do so. My image was created using Canva perhaps you would like to make a #MyWord image for yourself. Print it as a card for you wallet or purse. Use it as your desktop wallpaper.

Previous words I have lived with… Boundaries (2020), Mindfulness (2021), Posture (2022).

I spent December in ‘overwhelmed on a rollercoaster’ mode!

Welcome to 2023… on my terms with a new resolve.

See you around.


#EdFringe2022 - Can't be there - webcast show

Let’s look at the Edinburgh Fringe

Streaming to YouTube, Twitch & on Facebook LIVE to the PCM projects FB Page. From the StreamYard studio I can see your comments across the digital landscape. Pick your platform.

I’m looking for guests for future web and podcasts. 7 EdFringe streams scheduled but will be following the fringe with Series 5 of my Lunchtime Livestream show starting Sept 1st.

Please comment, post your questions or just shout a hello.

Ep.01 - Show LINK on YouTube (recorded LIVE 12th Aug 12.30 UK time)

Ep01 - Get with the programme

Live look at the Edinburgh Fringe programme and planning in the face of no app to help you this year. As well as chat, musings, digital meandering and virtual dreams from me Caron Lyon. Literally looking at the Edinburgh Fringe programme. Its rabbit hole time. A will share my tip and trick to help you find a path to maximise your EdFringe experience.
 
Ep.02 - Show LINK on YouTube (recorded LIVE 12th Aug 14.30 UK time)
Ep02 - with Joe Strickland
 
With 2 shows at this years Edinburgh Festival Fringe we will look back at the Chronic Insanity journey and find out what nuggets of wisdom Joe Strickland can share. Twice in one day! Live look at the Edinburgh Fringe. Conversation with Artistic Director of Nottingham based Chronic Insanity Theatre. Chat, musings, digital meandering data and immersive futures. Caron's guest is Joe Strickland.
 
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With the streams its my aim to help you find a path to maximise your EdFringe experience. Or understand a little more about the behemoth  that is the annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The biggest but not the only fringe festival. It is my ambition to take a show or be present as part of the official programme in 2023. How and whats involve to where I might be if I do take part is still quite overwhelming. These shows are a way for me to focus my fear and talk to those who are living the dream.
 
I've been to the fringe a couple of times. I loved each experience. I want to share how I managed and hear from performers and producers about what makes the Edinburgh Fringe so special.
 
Its an excuse to make media too. I do love a livestream. N.O.T.E No Opportunity To Edit!
 
Check out my podcast to - West Park Park Bench Podcast - https://anchor.fm/pcmcreative
 
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In defence of liveness.

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Immersive and Liveness are just two buzzwords voiced with often little true comprehension.

At a day of panel discussion and presentations in a physical venue (21st April 2022) 50 mins in and the deafening rhetoric of self congratulatory ego at the expense of the general public was nauseating.

The case presentations were a saving grace but the inexcusable had been perpetuated.

Sat in the bleachers of a 100 capacity with an attendee count of 4 and 6 speaking guests I boiled while a panel of 4 blandly exchanged platitudes reflecting on a film festival injected with immersive delusions. A vanity for audience on a level that defies imagination.

There I was watching. No stream, time committed to being physically present wishing I was digital so I could turn off my camera and roll my eyes. No such luck.

And I inhaled… and said out loud… “Why are we (this microscopic audience) here?” It certainly wasn’t for a benefit I could attribute to the the audience.

I said it and 5 min of outrage ensued. Sorry but not Sorry! In defence of Liveness.

Liveness. It is perspective belonging to the observer. That can be online, offline, physical, digital or virtual. It’s Now.

Liveness for the presenters is peril and jeopardy, tension and attention. Provision for moderation and management of disruption should be expected and met with a sense of relief when all goes to plan.

Laziness during live is as criminal and passing off prerecorded as live. Perhaps even greater. Liveness is special.

Audience is everything. No audience no show. Record for capture but that’s not live. You get views not applause.

The tickets might be free but the time given ‘in kind’ to attend is valuable.