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5 Ways to Make Your Interactive Exhibit a Brand Touchpoint

Most museum exhibit teams are comprised of curators and educators whose primary focus lies on the originality of interpretation–not on highlighting an organization’s brand. Though not at the forefront of the team’s objectives, every interactive exhibit experience should be considered a brand touchpoint for your organization.


Making the Cut: Remastering “Mean” in the Big Ole City

Of all the stories and topics we work with at Anode, music history and interpretation has a special place in our hearts. Perhaps it is our long history of working with music museums, perhaps it is our upbringing in Music City, or perhaps it is the number of Anodians who have some sort of musical talent. Whatever the cause, the end result is that we are obsessed with producing the perfect audio track for every music-based project we take on.


Lessons for a Positive College Experience (#4: Be Prepared to Fail)

In my last post, I talked about the importance of taking risks. If you’re prepared to take risks, then you should also prepare yourself to make mistakes and possibly even fail…miserably. Only by accepting your own mistakes and failures can you learn from them and develop the self-confidence to keep trying and succeed. Of course if you keep failing by making the same mistake… well that’s another story.


Yesterday’s Toy Store, Today’s Library

As the son of an elementary school teacher, being a reader had never been something for me to consider–it was a mandate. This meant ample trips to the local library.

One quick but important side note is that, in addition to being a fairly regular reader, I was also a toy store junkie.


Lessons for a Positive College Experience (#3: Take Risks)

If you don’t put yourself out there, then you’ll never discover anything new. Learning to take risks is an important lesson that I learned during my years at Adrian College. In the third installment of this five-part series on my advice to college students, I offer my experience on the value of finding the confidence and willingness to take risks.


Lessons for a Positive College Experience (#2: Find the Spark)

Last week, I started sharing personal lessons from my college days. These lessons were originally presented around this time last year during my convocation speech to Adrian College’s class of 2018. This week, I want to share my advice on finding your spark.


Lessons for a Positive College Experience (#1: Have Fun)

Over the past few weeks, countless college freshmen have confidently embarked on their college careers with their mini-fridges and laptops in tow. Around this time last year, I was honored to present the convocation speech at my alma mater, Adrian College. As the class of 2019 settles in, I want to share a few highlights from my speech.


Writing Parenthood

Crafting a great story, for any medium, is a frightening, exhilarating, exhaustive supremely rewarding endeavor.

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