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Have you ever been denied a gig because of where you stay? Should your home address determine where you get hired? It is storytime over at Freelance Creative Exchange as we get ready to share the tea about freelancing! As creative freelancers, we have our fair share of stories about delinquent clients, exasperating partners and crazy project scenar…
 
Have you ever taken up a rush project and regret the gig? Or did it turn out to be entirely unexpected? It is storytime over at Freelance Creative Exchange as we get ready to share the tea about freelancing! As creative freelancers, we have our fair share of stories about delinquent clients, exasperating partners and crazy project scenarios. Freela…
 
Have you met a client who has a Jekyll and Hyde personality? Have they threatened to blacklist you in their industry? It is storytime over at Freelance Creative Exchange as we get ready to share the tea about freelancing! As creative freelancers, we have our fair share of stories about delinquent clients, exasperating partners and crazy project sce…
 
Have you ever had a client whom you can never impress, no matter what you do? It is storytime over at Freelance Creative Exchange as we get ready to share the tea about freelancing! As creative freelancers, we have our fair share of stories about delinquent clients, exasperating partners and crazy project scenarios. Freelancer Confessions is a new …
 
Ep 3 I faced sexual harassment from a client What if a client makes an inappropriate advance on you? Should you speak up? Non payment? Ghosting? Bribing the customs? It is storytime over at Freelance Creative Exchange! As creative freelancers, we have our fair share of stories about delinquent clients, exasperating partners and crazy project scenar…
 
Is your soul ever endangered during freelancing? Have your clients ever tried to recruit you to join a church? Non payment? Ghosting? Bribing the customs? It is storytime over at Freelance Creative Exchange! As creative freelancers, we have our fair share of stories about delinquent clients, exasperating partners and crazy project scenarios. Freela…
 
Have you ever had a job so bad you just want to get away from it as quickly as possible? Even if you have to buy a flight ticket out of there? Non payment? Ghosting? Bribing the customs? It is storytime over at Freelance Creative Exchange! As creative freelancers, we have our fair share of stories about delinquent clients, exasperating partners and…
 
According to CNBC, the Philippines is one of the top 10 countries with the fastest-growing earnings for freelancers. The boost in revenues over the few years is due in part to improved perceptions over the viability of such freelance work. Some of their top freelancers are even earning 6-figure incomes. Klaviyo / Master 's Fred Mosquida shares how …
 
With her large young population, Bhutan is poised to become an exciting new market for freelancers. For our new Freelancing Around The World series, We speak to Druk Holding and Investments Limited ‘s Pema Wangchug about Bhutan is upskilling their youth for careers in freelancing and how companies can tap on their tech savvy and English literate fr…
 
Content marketing is increasingly seen as a competitive advantage. But how can we create new content in an efficient and sustainable way? What can Singapore and Asia learn from an established freelancing landscape such as the United States? How can you level up as a freelance content writer in a global marketplace? This week we check in with Steve …
 
How can Singapore businesses tap into the freelancing pool in the Middle East? In our new Freelancing Around The World series, we speak to Hazem Janahi about the growing freelancing landscape in the Middle East, the advantage of their large and ambitious youth population and how Asian businesses can collaborate with Bahrain for business and network…
 
Jerry Hoh, veteran actor, reveals the similarities between himself and the many uncool things that he collects, the origins of his acting career and the challenges of living in the UK in the 80s and 90s. #fceuncool #actorslife #lifeofanactor 1) Uncool Jerry…. 00:02:20:23 2) The Fame Awards...00:11:00:02 3) Programme with Kinky sex? Get Jerry…18:51:…
 
Jerry Hoh tells us about his branding as an actor… Tune in to Youtube, Spotify, Apple Podcast or anywhere you get your podcasts from. 📺 Watch past episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyEgcfzkuV7oVjzCAvBjo91RUA1hKbOOg 🎙️ Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w Follow him on Instagram @jerry_hoh…
 
Kyle Ong, co-creator of the Ghost Maps podcast, chats about audio content and how Ghost Maps became one of South East Asia’s most listened to podcast this year. You may even hear some Kyle tell some ghost stories along the way… #fceuncool #wearehantu #podcasting #storytelling #audiobranding 1) Kyle tells a Ghost Story… - 01:37 2) Podcasting is not …
 
Kyle Ong, co-founder of the popular Ghost Maps podcast, comes to our podcast to tell us ghost stories… Tune in to Youtube, Spotify, Apple Podcast or anywhere you get your podcasts from. Watch past episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyEgcfzkuV7oVjzCAvBjo91RUA1hKbOOg Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUg…
 
Entrepreneur. Model. Educator. Carean Oh is all… Carean tells us how was she was a cool discipline mistress and why a heart-based education is cool. #fceuncool #careanoh #WritersStudioSG #CreativeWriting #UncoolPodcast #TeachersPerspectives 1) Becoming #bossbabe 00:01:55:15 2) The boy who wanted to be President… 00:06:08:09 3) Teaching is not archa…
 
Under One Roof was Asia’s first English language sitcom produced and recorded in front of a live studio audience. For Nicholas Lee, being Ronnie Tan was a chance of a lifetime. He chats about what it was like to be Ronnie then… and what is like to be still be recognised as Ronnie now… 26 years later. #fceuncool #groupx #teamX #impossibleisnothing #…
 
As Ronnie Tan on Under One Roof, Nicholas Lee was one part of Singapore’s funniest family…. And when you have one line in the episode, you better make it work. Nicholas Lee talks to us about the art of comedy acting, what it was like to be part of Asia’s first English sitcom, and how he is still recognized for that iconic role, 26 years later. Tune…
 
Being in Public Relations (PR) and Marketing for more than 12 years has given Wesley Gunter the privilege of seeing how the industry has evolved, especially with the birth of social media and rapidly changing consumer trends. In short, he has been in PR through the cool and uncool stages. He finds time to chat with us about the all things PR and ti…
 
Wesley the privilege of seeing how the industry has evolved especially with the birth of social media and rapidly changing consumer trends. Wesley Gunter discussed with us if the PR industry has evolved to be cooler than it was before. Tune in this Saturday on Youtube, Spotify, Apple Podcast or anywhere you get your podcasts from. Watch past episod…
 
Besides his PHD, Dr. Gwee Li Sui is known for many things. Former Academic. Poet. Graphic Artist. Literary Critic. Singlish. He drops by the podcast to talk about the nuances of Singish, why it should not be perceived to be uncool, and what it was like during the early days as a creative writer. He remembers his undergraduate days, seeing his books…
 
Tune in this Saturday on Youtube, Spotify, Apple Podcast or anywhere you get your podcasts from. Watch past episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyEgcfzkuV7oVjzCAvBjo91RUA1hKbOOg Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w #fceuncool #singapore #singlish…
 
Before they were Singapore’s first professional wrestlers, “The Statement”, “Trexxus” and The Lion City Hit Girl, Alexis Lee, from Singapore Pro Wrestling Federation (SPW) were doing anything they could to get taken seriously. They drop by the podcast to take us back to their schools days, hiding their wrestling activities from their parents, growi…
 
Tune in this Saturday on Youtube, Spotify, Apple Podcast or anywhere you get your podcasts from. Follow these guys on Instagram: @sgprowrestling Watch past episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyEgcfzkuV7oVjzCAvBjo91RUA1hKbOOg Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gYc5ECrUgd1TNbVSWGw5w #fceuncool #SgProWrestling #…
 
Before moving to New York City in 2010, where he has performed extensively Off-Broadway, Regionally, and Internationally, Hansel Tan was supposed to be scholar and on the path to be a Humanities Teacher. He drops by to talk with Sean and Yen-Lyng about how his life journey deviated away from the classroom, how to be an actor in New York City and wh…
 
Before moving to New York City in 2010, where he has performed extensively Off-Broadway, regionally, and internationally, Hansel Tan was supposed to be scholar and on the path to be a Humanities Teacher. He talks about the time he was personally directed by Academy Award winning actor, Morgan Freeman for a movie Tune in this Saturday on Youtube, Sp…
 
Before he was your morning radio DJ from 6am to 10am on Kiss 92FM for 7 years, Jason Johnson made a living watching and writing more than 2000 film reviews. He drops by the podcast to talk about how to be a morning radio DJ, how to be a film reviewer, his love for Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks and horrifying cinema experiences. From Alberta to Sembawan…
 
What is it like to be the first #madeinsingapore #drama of any language, to film in Upstate New York, in old winter? How can we tell a story about a cult and make it relatable for a #suria audience? For our pilot episode, we speak to TV Director, Muhd Mahfuz, the recent winner for Best Direction at the #PestaPerdana2021, about his series Kultus, th…
 
Awkward first jobs. Professional faux pas. Badly timed injuries. We all have those uncool, embarrassing stories – even to coolest of us... In this Freelance Creative Exchange edition, we speak to 10 successful creatives about what it was like before they were cool and how it is cool to be uncool. From working with Morgan Freeman, to being part of p…
 
Carynn Tey landed in Bangkok just before the lockdown started last year and since then she has successfully launched her business there, in spite of the covid-19 pandemic. We speak to her about the importance of having an open and positive mindset when arriving in a new country and what it is like to work in one of the world’s friendliest countries…
 
It is always going to be painful leaving all the comfort behind to go somewhere where you don't even know if you can pay the bills doing what you're good at doing. But for Rayve Zen, there’s always a strong need to leave the nest, even though he is a Singapore boy at heart. We speak to Rayve how he deals with uncertainty and what drives him to upro…
 
How do you know what is the right fee to charge when relocating to another country? What are the factors that you should consider when deciding on your new rate? We speak to cinematographer Jaryl Lim about revising his rates when uprooting himself from London and how he is building his career in Vancouver and using it as a stepping stone to breakin…
 
What is the biggest culture shock faced by a Singaporean in the Big Apple? Can the working culture here give you an edge in navigating diverse, multicultural workplaces outside Singapore? We speak to New York based content producer Priyanka Menon about what it is like to leave a successful career behind in Singapore, and start all over again in a n…
 
Singapore needs risk-takers to spur growth, be it in filmmaking or business. How can we rewire our society to encourage experimenting and be more forgiving of mistakes? This week, we speak to Sydney-based filmmaker and motion graphics designer Perry Lam about importance of taking creative risks and why had he stayed in Singapore, he would not be ab…
 
What is it like to build a career in documentary filmmaking from Chicago? How can we tell a story about the Singaporean educational systems like Unteachable and make it relatable for an international audience? For our pilot episode, we speak to Shuling Yong, a Chicago-based award-winning documentary filmmaker, DP and Location Sound Recordist with a…
 
Monetisation is a question that's on every podcaster’s mind. In the US, podcast advertising spending will cross the $1 billion mark in 2021. For the season finale of Working Women, we speak to Jaime Ng, founder and CEO of MatchCasts and the industry expert in podcast monetization about why brands are reluctant to get onboard podcast advertising at …
 
Makeup coach Samina Malik aims to take the superficial out of the beauty industry, After the 20 years in the field, she launched her own makeup line Sceptr Cosmetics that is long-lasting, easy to use and halal-friendly for the practical modern women. We speak to Samina about her entrepreneur journey, what it is like to self-fund and launch a makeup…
 
TV in the 2020s may not even look like TV as we know. Our children are already device-agnostic — looking for TV anywhere they can find it. The future of the media is in content itself, no longer the devices we are watching on. We speak to Warner Kids Carlene Tan about how children’s viewing habits (Youtube, TikTok & gaming) and social relevant prog…
 
Jiang Wanni became a food delivery rider during the Circuit Breaker lockdown in April. She documented her journey in two well-received vlogs: How Much I Earn a Day As a Female GrabFood Cyclist? https://youtu.be/xNVQbi8T-Kw & What it's like to be a food delivery rider? https://youtu.be/oL_I3ydv0iM Along the way, she interviewed many food delivery ri…
 
Many people get excited by glamour and proximity to the rich and famous. But to be a celebrity assistant requires a lot of time commitment and hard work. We speak to Tracy Tam about breaking into the Hong Kong film industry and what it was like to be the personal assistant for Stephen Chow. She shares her takeaways from working for the movie icon, …
 
The new normal requires a new mindset. AngelCentral ’s Huang Shao-Ning suggests that companies that recognize the opportunities and modify their business model can actually grow in this global pandemic. However, entrepreneurs should always have an exit strategy for their business plan, despite the economic situation. The angel investor shares her c…
 
Design thinking isn’t just for designers. It is a mindset that focuses on how to approach the challenges around us. A mindset that can help us adapt to the process of being more mindful, and open to the right direction towards innovation. We speak to Design Singapore’s Emily Ong about how non-designers can adopt and use the design mindset as a stra…
 
Could TikTok be a viable platform for your social media marketing strategy? With 800 million users worldwide, TikTik has only just begun exploring paid advertising and offers an open arena for influencers and brands to fight for top positions. We speak to Yang Xiao Saunders about how she leverages TikTok and Wechart’s AI driven geo-targeting functi…
 
Everybody has a story to tell. We all have our own experiences based on which our life stories are made. Pearlin Siow is passionate about sharing this wisdom with the rest of the world, whether you’re writing a memoir, outlining a breakthrough formula, or crafting a self-help book on living or working smarter. We talk to her about writing tips and …
 
In the wake of a global pandemic, there is much uncertainty concerning the future, and many threats to our sense of security. Sha-En Yeo shares about mindfulness can relieve our stress and anxiety about our new reality and reconnect with ourselves and each other Sha-En Yeo is a TEDx Speaker, and over the past 10 years, has trained more than 20,000 …
 
Back in 2008, Maria Fung graduated during the height of the economic recession. Despite the rough start, she used the opportunity to kickstart her own business and built up her freelancing writing and design career in the UK and Singapore. She shared her story of resilience and resourcefulness and how to use the downturn to your advantage to pivot …
 
Starting a business with your friends is incredibly rewarding, but it comes with its own unique challenges. Style Atelier founders Joy Tan and Violet Chan shared how they set their ground rules for working together and how their strong friendship is the foundation for a business that continues to thrive in midst of a pandemic. The Style Atelier pro…
 
The world needs more women investors. From greater diversity to an emphasis on impact technologies, women can potentially transform the startup industry for the better. According to data from the Angel Capital Association (ACA), just 22% of angel investors in the U.S. are women. And the situation is more dire worldwide, including Singapore. Christi…
 
2020 is a year of unprecedented changes as our lives were upended by the global pandemic. In our new spin-off series, we want to highlight stories of resilience and creativity in our Singaporean women. We hear how they take charge and thrive as they find opportunities in their business and careers in this new normal. In this first episode, our host…
 
What will be the impact of the pandemic on our film industry? How will it change the way we make documentaries? We catch up with filmmaker and documentary storyteller OKJ who shares how his perspective has changed during this period and why he is pivoting to different platforms and methods to tell stories. Welcome to our new resilience series, wher…
 
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