Making! 5 Format It

I’m *making* an online fundraising event for a school.  I thought maybe people would gain something by seeing my process for creating, rehearsing, collaborating, and performing the event… So, here I am sharing.

I need structure. Today was about finding the format of the event. I nailed down the timing of all the elements and made everything into short segments. Breaking things down into smaller chunks means the entertainment will keep moving and I won’t get lost because every chunk has a payoff. Every chunk leads to a result. I can be optimistic about the chunks because I know the audience is gonna love it.

This way of formatting is also good for me so I don’t get tied up in memorizing a script perfectly. I make a constellation of jokes, tricks, and visuals and connect those dots in the show. I can easily ditch something if it doesn’t work, or if something needs to change in the moment.

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Scot Nery has helped some of the biggest companies in the world achieve entertainment success.

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