Sunday, 28 July 2013

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Friday, 26 July 2013

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Reviving Teensoul

When I started at Colosoul nine months ago I was nervous to say the least. I had already been given the Teensoul magazine to re-launch after some time of inactivity and with so much creative freedom I had no idea where to start. I was fortunate enough to have a strong team of three from the start and from there we expanded to over twenty writers, photographers and editors combined.
I’m not saying this path has been an easy one, but from early days we’ve gone from Teensoul being a pamphlet, to something with a bit more weight. We’ve been fortunate enough to interview local bands, local start up companies and even shoot a zombie photo shoot, which while advantageous, turned out to be one of the most amazing experiences that Teensoul has created to date.
The true successes of Teensoul aren’t mine though as without my team I’d have just had to write all the articles myself. Without their constant communications and passion for what they do, we’d have no content, no money and no Teensoul.

Thanks team for all your hard work to this point and I look forward to working with you in future issues. It’s been a hell of a ride and there were definitely times when we could have thrown in the towel, but I’m glad we got past that.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Life at Colosoul so far...

They say every career starts off somewhere, and I’m so glad I’ve chosen Colosoul Magazine to begin mine.

Launching a career in the media industry is a tumultuous task – it really is “who you know, not what you know” – and I believe it takes a fair amount of bravery and persistence to go down the journalism route in today’s society.

After what seemed like a thousand phone calls, emails, even personal meet and greets with local newspapers and magazines in search of a job, I was beginning to give up on the idea I could pursue a career in journalism in Perth. Though publications were impressed by my portfolio, there simply weren’t any jobs available – editors told me they were even questioning their own job security. I was starting to lose patience as I began to question my years of study and ask myself - was it all really worth it?

I was so incredibly relieved when I came across Colosoul Magazine and their mentorship program in an online advertisement. My faith in the media industry had been restored.

Everyone who is a part of the Colosoul Group is united by a common goal – and it is this desire to gain experience in a chosen career and establish and develop contacts amongst the industry which contributes to its’ success.

Though I signed up as a general writer, I am also able to work alongside the editor of Colosoul Magazine, where I am given detailed insight into every aspect of the publication world that comes with putting together a magazine. Each day I learn something more about what it takes to print a 50-something page publication – from sourcing writers, to managing layout, to calling upon advertisers and liaising with individual department editors. There’s a lot of work involved, but when I believe in something that is truly rewarding, the persistence, dedication and hard work is all worth it.

Working at Colosoul Magazine means I see first-hand, what it means to be a writer for an independent, non-for-profit social and cultural publication. The idea of the Colosoul Group giving students and uni graduates the chance to gain experience, knowledge and contacts within their chosen industry is fantastic, and knowing I’m working for a company with a larger, more philanthropic purpose, well that’s just truly enlightening.


Monday, 15 July 2013

When the going gets tough!

It's been a tough last month. Mostly because I've been quite sick with a bad flu and as everyone knows when your the boss there's no time to be sick. For the first time in my working Colosoul History I actually didn't go into work for a day because I couldn't get out of bed. My whole body was drained. Even to open my eyes, it was an effort. The rest of the days for the next week I went home at 5 and went straight to bed. Definitely out of character for me since I'm also usually awake for half the night as well.  It's such an important time for me as the CEO of Colosoul because we have our corporate festival coming up at the end of September. I've been emailing as many corporate CEO's and business's that I can. Our corporate festival is to bring more awareness to the business world about who we are and what we actually do. A lot of preparation needs to go into this event as it's a make or break event in relation to the success of our organization. I really hope we are able to convey what the Colosoul Group does and the difference we are making within the arts sector. I really hope we can get the right people on our side to prove that as a youth organization we are professional, engaging and a much needed asset to the local community. For the sake of our youth I hope people are able to catch the Colosoul vision and enable our organization to move forward into greater heights.  I can only hope, that's a great start and I'm sure with all the hard work and determination of the Colosoul team we will be able to make it! 

Tricia xxx 

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Friday, 12 July 2013

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Things I’ve learnt so far - Part 1

Hallway meetings

Things I’ve learnt so far working at Colosoul.

Persistence pays off. I’ve been working at Colosoul for over a year and half now, and I’ve watched a lot of people come and go. I’ve met people from many different industries. I’ve met successful people and I’ve met unsuccessful people. The one thing that I’ve noticed is people are either determined or their not. I’ve seen people that give up when they hit the first speed bump and I’ve seen people who take that speed bump and let it airlift them to something better than they can imagine. The people who persist are the successful ones. They’re the ones who get the jobs, success and money. If you can learn the art of persistence or you are blessed with it already you will be successful in whatever you do.

Be a sponge. Learn and absorb as much as you can. Never stop learning. When you think you know it all you don’t. We live in a world where we have constant to access to information, this information is always being updated. Use this to your advantage to be on the top of your game. Keep up to date with what’s happening in the world. Read the news daily. Keep on top of the trends. You never know how you can use this to your advantage.

Put in the extra mile. The people who put in the extra hours, days and weeks into a project etc. are the ones who will get to where they’re going a lot faster. People, bosses and companies notice these people; these are the ones that will go far in their chosen career.

Venus x 

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Friday, 5 July 2013

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Monday, 1 July 2013