Monday, June 11, 2012

BAJAN FUSION: Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Conceptualizing Bajan Fusion was very easy, however the actual execution proved to be a difficult task. Nonetheless, I was up for the challenge as it was my first major project.  Experience has taught me, that when you believe strongly in anything , it is important to stand firm, keep fighting and work hard towards making "it" a reality despite the odds/obstacles.

Despite my desire to present the entire project to you, time constraints do not allow me to do so. However, I wanted to focus on an inspiring and dynamic individual who got a glimpse of the concept, liked it and was willing to offer his support .

The 2012 Bajan Fusion Ambassador and Performing Artiste:
KIRK BROWN- Award-winning Barbadian singer, music producer, deejay, model and businessman.

1.    On Saturday May 19th, 2012 I went on Kirk's Facebook page, got his business email address and sent him an introductory email @ 9:28 AM.

2.     At 9:55 AM, he responded via email and said he "loved the concept". He mentioned that he was "recording for cropover, and could we chat tomorrow?" and to “count him in”. I responded with excitement and he then followed-up with his contact details.

3.     On Sunday morning May 20th, we spoke, had good conversation, I spoke about relevant benefits to him as an artist, our intentions now and in the future. Like any business person, he questioned, he challenged, and expressed his sentiments. In the end, we were in agreement and ready to move forward.

From then ‘til now we've stayed in touch via cell/telephone, Gmail, Blackberry Messenger, and we even communicated while he was in Miami and London.
Talking about staying connected!
We now have less than 2 weeks to go before Bajan Fusion 2012 kicks off on June 25th, and Kirk and I have already finalized what he will require and what we will need to do as it relates to his performance.
I couldn't have asked for a better first "artiste" experience and relationship.

Be on the listen out and look out for us in the media coming soon!

As an HR Professional first, I was most impressed with Kirk Brown's:
1.    High level of professionalism
2.    Flexibility
3.    Effective Communicator and prompt in his follow-up
4.    Risk taking attitude towards a new concept
5.    Fun personality and hard worker


Fusing Cultures...Empowering 'Borderless' Communities...
Joining Forces...
Making A Difference...
Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM)

BARBADOS to the World!!!

June 25 - 30th

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