Bringing Your Ideas to Life Through Sound, Song and Stories

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This Week’s Episode:

I’m sitting alone in my car with the radio on. One of my favorite songs of all time begins to play. I start moving my head and tapping along with it on the steering wheel. Pretty soon, I can’t help myself: I’m belting out this song.

I look around to see if anyone notices me because I’m in the middle of traffic. I realize I don’t care, though. I love this song so much and am so in the moment that I’m even getting chills during certain parts of it!

Like stories, music has the power to take you to a place where you lose sense of time and space. My guest today knows that all too well. In fact, Rich Jacques is an award-winning producer and artist who’s spent his life creating songs and narratives that evoke all the emotions of the human experience.

In this episode, you’ll hear about REM and why literal meanings for songs aren’t necessary, the Brené Brown speech that caused her the most anxiety but also put her on the map, and get answers to questions like:

How do you bring stories to life through sound? Why can your relationship to storytelling be a daunting thing? And how can giving yourself permission push you past your writer’s block?

What you will learn in this episode:

  • How true experiences affect the audience that hears your stories
  • How shifting into first person or present tense can enhance your stories
  • What critical piece is necessary for both telling and listening to stories

Who is Rich?

Rich Jacques is a Grammy-winning producer, songwriter, musician, and solo artist based in Santa Barbara, California.

Authenticity is a key factor that drives him. As a producer, Rich wants to get to the core of what makes each artist unique. Some of the notable artists he’s worked with include Maya Rudolph, Sarah Macdougal, Rob Giles, Colin Hay, Shane Alexander, and Lisa Loeb (Rich won his Grammy collaborating on her album Feel What U Feel).

As a songwriter, his music has been featured in commercials for Honda and XBox as well as in movies and on TV shows. You can hear Rich’s work on productions like Grey’s Anatomy, The Fosters, Nashville, Pretty Little Liars, Heartland, Vampire Diaries, America’s Got Talent, The Breakup, All My Children, and so much more.

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Ready to be unforgettable? Good.

FREE TRAINING: LEARN THE #1 MOST IMPORTANT TOOL THAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

You’ll also receive storytelling secrets each week from our show.
One-click unsubscribe if you don't love the free training!

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Ready to be unforgettable? Good.

FREE TRAINING: LEARN THE #1 MOST IMPORTANT TOOL THAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

  • Increase your confidence
  • Build trust with prospects - fast
  • Stand out against competition
  • Captivate your audience
  • Be the one they remember
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Ready to be unforgettable? Good.

FREE TRAINING: LEARN THE #1 MOST IMPORTANT TOOL THAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

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