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Resources from Phil Cooke

  • The Damage of Showing Up Late – Even a Little…

    I met a producer the other day who was really frustrated. He doesn’t perform well at meetings, he continually gets turned down for jobs, and his career is suffering. I met with him because I know he’s talented, has great energy, and good people skills. I was baffled at what his problem might be until …

  • Announcing Our New Script Evaluation Service

    What does a writer do after spending hundreds of hours writing a screenplay or TV episode? Most writers have few contacts in Hollywood or elsewhere in entertainment, which leaves them few options. For years talented writers have sent me scripts but because of my own production and travel schedule, I’m unable to dedicate the time …

  • Professionals Know How To Be Creative on Schedule

    One of the big reasons I admire athletes is that they have to perform. In front of stadiums filled with people, they have to be excellent on a schedule. To make that happen, they must  be in a regular program of stretching their abilities. Pushing farther. Going beyond. But for most of us, after high …

  • How I Capture Ideas, And Why You Need to Start

    Today, we live in a creative economy, and the best ideas are king. Even businesses like banks, manufacturing, and service industries are all realizing the importance of creativity. So if you desire to live out a creative career, there’s no better time to be alive than right now. But the problem is, as any veteran creative …

  • The Data is In: Creativity Does Not Diminish with Age

    Agism is real – particularly in creative careers. You know the drill – it’s the idea that people just can’t keep their creative edge as they get older. Along with the culture’s obsession with talented young people, it means that competing in creative jobs as an older person really becomes an uphill climb. As you …

  • Stop Scheduling Meetings Without an Agenda

    I took a meeting last week with a guy who’d waited for weeks to see me. Nice guy who wanted to talk about a particular media project – at least that’s what I thought. But once he came into my office, he had nothing to say. He hadn’t done his homework, didn’t have questions prepared, and …

  • How Harshly Should We Call Out Friends Who Might be Wrong on Social Media?

    Something strange happened to me a few times over the last year, and some of you may have had similar experiences. Each time, after I posted something, a friend who strongly disagreed with it then criticized me pretty harshly on the post and did it online. After writing thousands of blog posts over the years …

  • Preaching on Television? It’s More Effective Than You Think

    When I started working in television, preachers and preaching were about the only thing on Christian TV. My first boss in the business, Oral Roberts, was a pioneer because we were producing prime time TV specials with major stars and celebrities of the day, and many of the programs were filmed in exotic locations like …

  • Church Communication Directors: Here’s Your Secret Sauce

    When it comes to being a successful and effective church communications or media director, here’s the secret: Be intentional. Be preemptive. Think like the pastor. That’s it, that’s really all you need to do. Of course you need the ability to lead your creative team, and depending on the size of the church, maybe do …

  • Be Careful When Employees Recommend People for Jobs at Your Organization

    A new study called “Tainted Recommendations: The Social Comparison Bias” reports that when an employee recommends someone to hire or promote, they might be hurting your company in order to boost their self-esteem. The study found that employees tend to recommend people who they know can’t outperform them at tasks they feel they are good …