Braun. Sidney.Skye [braunskye]
What is your profession? What is your title printed on your business card?
Professional mentalist, magician, illusionist
Business card: Braun Skye's DONT BLINK
What did you study and why did you choose to study that field?
I studdied the modern arts of conjuring. I studdied this because ever since I was at the age of 6yrs old I wanted to become a professional in the arts.
What is expected of you in your job, and how do you accomplish it?
The public expects amazing and quality enterteinment of which I can and will provide.
What links do you have on the Internet: website, blog, social networks?
Are you satisfied with the education that you received?
Im happy with the education I have recieved up to this point and I plan to proceed with my education.
In which areas have you thought of building upon your education?
- Social work
- Language studdies
In which tasks are you good at, and in which could you better yourself?
The only studdies tasks I need improvement in is the French language as well as Music class.
Do you usually attended seminars or coursework to advance your professional work or would you consider yourself a more self-taught person?
I would consider my-self as a more self-taught professional.
When did you realise that your work was being considered important and that it could possibly take you places?
I hoped I would make it big but I never thought much of my profession.
Who have been the most influential people in your career?
My family has been extremely supportive but my best friend kianna has been a huge support.
With which types of persons do you feel you work well with as a team?
My assistant as well as my great family and peers.
Which goals have you focused on in your professional career?
Well my main goal was to perform infront of a large audience. I reached this goal
Friday, Nov.29, 2009.
Which publications associated with your field do you regularly read?
I focus on the daily newspaper for business opportunities.
Which languages do you speak, and how have you learned them?
I speak 100% English and Im struggling to learn French in class, I know the basics.
Do you have a website or blog? How was the process in making it? Does it accomplish the purpose for which it was created?
I created a public blog. This took alot of time and effort, but it was worth it for the results.
How do you feel about speaking in front of an audience? What experience have you had in this arena?
I feel no freight or pressure in this area. I've performed in front of an audience of an "avrg" of 40 audience members. I have spoken in front of the entire school as well.
Do you attend cocktail parties, presentations, fairs or conventions related to your profession?
Not at this moment. But I plan to do so in the near future.
Have you explored the social networks for professionals online? Are you member of any of them?
I am a member of the "International Brotherhood of Magicians", I read many biographies of other professional conjurers.
How are you different from others in your professional sector?
Im unique in the sense of performance as well as profit wise, because of my loyalty to my audience. There-for I allow the audience to make the pricing according to the worthyness of my performance.
How is the Interent changing the way you work?
The Internet allows more advertising opportunities of my profession.
Do you do telecommuting?
No, not at this point and time.
Do you feel your hobbies serve to elevate your career?
The practise of modern conjuring and speaking in front of large audiences.
Do your hobbies aide in professional networking?
I guess you could categorize the hobbies in the networking of my profession.
Would you relenquish some of your income in exchange for more free time?
No, at this point I need all the profit I can have provided to my-self.
What are the things you least like about your job?
I dislike the waiting time for dates of my show (Braun Skye's DONT BLINK).
Besides your current profession, what other things would you have liked to have been?
If my career being a professional of the arts fails, I have the plan to become a Canadian pilot through Air Cadets.
What is the most important thing you have learned from experience?
I've learned that "you can do what you believe, not what the mirror sees".
- Braun Skye
When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Actually I had my mind set on being an archeologist.
Save some excpetions, do you believe professional and personal relationships should not be mixed?
I do not believe they shouldn't both be met by the professional himher-self.
List any credits, publications, competitions, etc.
At this point I have not had many involvements with competitions of any sort.
None in particular.
How do you handle customer complaints?
If I were to ever get a complaint I will meet the expectations of the complaint, and move forward.
Someone wants to ask for a pay rise and they ask you for advice in how to approach the matter with their boss. What do you tell them?
I tell them to come up with 10 good reasons why the individual deserves a raise.
What do you do to manage stress?
I focus on what can be done to meet the problem and eliminate it that moment.
What are the most common mistakes clients make when they judge your work?
I have seen no mistakes in judgement up to this date.
Bowmanville. Ont. Can