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Volunteer and Market Yourself…Remarkably

“Remarkable Marketable Mehelps you share your remarkable gifts volunteering, making you more marketable along the way.

By Jean Robb

I didn’t have the best childhood. We didn’t have much, so if you needed something you had to find a way to get it. I started working at 11 years old selling candy door to door. I know very scary right, but at 11 years old all I knew was I had to sell a certain amount of candy before I could go home. When I knocked on a door, out came my foot and I didn’t move it until you bought a box of candy. The skills I learned from my difficult childhood, (my lemons) really became a blessing (my lemonade).

I learned at a really young age that persistence will open many doors. As an adult I have walked out on a stage with a tiger after Zig Ziglar and talked to over 2,000 people about overcoming their fears. I know you must be thinking…a tiger? I have volunteered for over 15 years with big cat sanctuaries and have learned you can do something you really love while helping others in remarkable ways. In today’s economy you hear lots of people say they can’t find a job. So what happens?

The longer you’re out of work, you start to lose your contacts. You’re not keeping up with the day-to-day changes in your trade. You’re simply out of the loop. The longer you’re in this position the more the fear sets in. What if I can’t find a job? I have so much to offer, how do I get someone to talk to me? Well as you can see, fear can really take a hold of you, it makes you feel like a deer in the headlights. How do you overcome these things?

First off, STOP listening to the FEAR and STOP making EXCUSES. Look, I’ve made many of the same excuses when I’ve let fear be a part of my life. I now realize that the answer to overcoming the fear is to replace it with remarkable things you can be proud of. Instead of asking why would anyone want to hire me, ask yourself why not me?

After volunteering you could say. Look at the change I’ve made in the lives of others. Look what I’ve learned along the way. Look at the skills I’ve been taught while helping others. Look at the great people I’ve met. They’ve seen first hand the type of passion I put into any job I take on. So how will this work? I have made a commitment to bring you a volunteering opportunity at least once a week. The process of volunteering can be more complicated than people may think.

Email me your news. I have included in each story all the information I received and the direct contacts to make it really easy for you to get your foot in the door.Network, Network, Network” See how you can use that experience to build your resume. Most of all how did you feel about helping others today.

My goal is to get you to share with all of us your experience. Think about how much we can learn from each other. Please email me your pictures and story to so I can post them each day. I will add the trademarks, video and links for you.

Jean Robb is a real estate agent in the Dallas – Fort Worth area who is committed to promoting the importance of volunteering for your community.We have the infrastructure in place with the best real estate team in North Texas, and the process for you and I, together can “give back” to those in need without costing you an extra dime. It’s a win/win for both of us. When you contact me, just mention this page and I'll donate 5% of my commission to any non-profit you want to help!

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done. Hall of Fame to Induct Netflix’s Ted Sarandos

Jean Robb here. I'm so excited to bring this story to you because Ted Sarandos is more than a visionary he's my brother. Congratulations Teddy!

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, Anchor Bay Entertainment president Bill Clark and the Blu-ray Disc Association have been selected as inductees into the Variety Home Entertainment Hall of Fame, taking place Dec. 6 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. 

Here are some of the great movies Ted has produced.
  • 180° South: Conquerors of the Useless

    Crew: Executive Producer
    Actors: Yvon Chouinard, Jeff Johnson, Keith Malloy, Makohe Ika, Timmy O'Neil, Doug Tompkins
    Synopsis: Inspired by Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins' 1968 excursion into Patagonia, adventurer Jeff Johnson sets out to retrace the footsteps of his heroes' arduous trek as filmmaker Chris Malloy follows with camera in hand. But despite the thrill of surfing the biggest wave he's ever encountered, Johnson Read More
  • Crude

    Crew: Executive Producer
    Actors: Pablo Fajardo, Luis Yanza, Germán Yáñez, Adolfo Callejas, Diego Larrea, Emergildo Criollo, Steve Donziger, Altossa Soltani, Alejandro Ponce, Joseph Kohn, Maria Garofalo
    Synopsis: The story behind the world's largest oil-related environmental lawsuit comes to the screen as award-winning documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) investigates the facts in the case of the so-called "Amazon Read More
  • Outrage

    Crew: Executive Producer
    Synopsis: Kirby Dick, the Academy Award-nominated director of This Film Is Not Yet Rated, exposes the hypocrisy of closeted politicians who actively campaign against the very community they secretly belong to. Some of the most influential policy-makers in the United States are gay, but you wouldn't know it Read More
  • Without the King

    Crew: Executive Producer
    Synopsis: Sandwiched tightly in between South Africa and Mozambique, the nation of Swaziland sits poised on the brink of revolution. It also appears to exist outside of modern history, as the last remaining monarchical African state. The country battles such problems as a 43-percent AIDS/HIV rate, terrorist Read More
  • Steal a Pencil for Me

    Crew: Executive Producer
    Actors: Jack Polak, Ina Soep, Ellen Ten Damme, Jeroen Krabbé
    Synopsis: A man, his wife, and the women he has fallen deeply in love with experience jealousy and heartbreak while housed together in the same barrack of a World War II-era concentration camp in Oscar-nominated director Michele Ohayon (Cowboy Del Amore)'s unflinching look at love in a land ravaged by war. Read More
  • The Future We Will Create: Inside the World of TED

    Crew: Executive Producer
    Synopsis: Every year, the greatest minds in the world converge for a single event known as Technology Entertainment Design or simply "TED." In this documentary directed by actress Daphne Zuniga, viewers get a rare look inside the one-of-a-kind convention. Speakers include Vice President Al Gore and Larry Read More
  • Super High Me

    Crew: Co-Executive Producer
    Actors: Doug Benson
    Synopsis: Taking inspiration from Morgan Spurlock's Super Size Me, Michael Blieden's documentary Super High Me charts what happens to comedian Doug Benson as he spends thirty days smoking marijuana. Benson also abstains from the drug for thirty days so that the movie can highlight the various differences Read More
  • Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends

    Crew: Executive Producer
    Actors: Tony Bennett, Clint Eastwood
    Synopsis: Hollywood music consultant Bruce Ricker teams with filmmaking legend Clint Eastwood to take an intimate look at the life and career of beloved crooner Tony Bennett. Utilizing Eastwood's interviews with the octogenarian vocalist and rare performance footage as a sturdy foundation, Ricker's Read More
  • This Filthy World

    Crew: Executive Producer
    Actors: John Waters
    Synopsis: In this filmed version of cult film director John Waters' popular one-man show, the Pink Flamingos and A Dirty Shame director takes the stage to discuss everything from his early influences, fondest career memories, and notorious struggles against the MPAA rating system. Part endearing memoir and Read More
  • The Comedians of Comedy

    Crew: Producer
    Synopsis: Four comics take their offbeat brand of humor on the road in this blend of performance video and backstage documentary. Patton Oswalt, best known for his recurring role on the sitcom The King of Queens, wanted to stage a tour doing his standup material, but was hoping to avoid the strictures of Read More
  • Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion

    Crew: Executive Producer
    Actors: Zach Galifianakis
    Synopsis: Idiosyncratic stand-up comic Zach Galifianakis brings his wry brand of piano-based non-sequiturs to the stage of San Francisco's famed Purple Onion comedy club, and the cameras roll to catch every offbeat moment for this release that's sure to keep die-hard fans doubled over in laughter, and Read More

    Ticket sales for the Hall of Fame gala dinner and awards show go to benefit the Entertainment AIDS Alliance. Home Media Magazine, for the first time ever, is a media sponsor of the event.

    “Each of these inductees exemplifies the vitality of home entertainment as it evolves from purely physical distribution to a revenue-expanding mix of physical, digital, mobile and other models that provide increased convenience and value to the entertainment consumer,” said Linda Buckley-Bruno, publishing director of Variety.

    Since 2000, Sarandos has led Netflix’s content acquisition and played a key role in expanding the by-mail rental provider’s streaming library to more than 17,000 movies and TV episodes. He is a veteran of the home entertainment industry, serving for more than two decades at companies such as video wholesaler ETD and retail chain Video City.
    The event previously was called the Video Hall of Fame and was sponsored by industry magazine Video Business, which shuttered at the beginning of the year. Variety’s parent company, Reed Business, also owned Video Business.
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Entertainment AIDS Alliance
 Entertainment AIDS Alliance (EAA), is a volunteer group of industry professionals which was formed in 1989 to respond to the urgent need for funding AIDS service organizations nationwide. Over ninety percent of funds raised are distributed to qualifying AIDS healthcare organizations and facilities.

30th Anniversary Gala Dinner & Awards Program
Honoring Inductees:
Ted Sarandos, Netflix
Bill Clark, Anchor Bay Entertainment
Blu-ray Disc Association

Monday, December 6, 2010
Beverly Hills Hotel Crystal Ballroom
Beverly Hills, California
Cocktail Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Gala Dinner and Awards Program: 8 p.m.

Tables and Tickets:
Tables of 10 are available for purchase at $4950 each.
Individuals may purchase Single Entry at $495 each.
Please notify Maggie Moe of attendee names by November 24
at 310-308-1457 or
 Congratulatory Ad & Table Packages:
Discounted table and congratulatory ad packages are available.
For rates, please contact Andi Elliott at 301.774.6874 or
Benefiting the Entertainment AIDS Alliance

Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer
Ted Sarandos
Ted Sarandos has led content acquisition for Netflix since 2000. With more than 20 years' experience in home entertainment, Ted is recognized in the industry as an innovator in film acquisition and distribution.

Ted oversees the Beverly Hills office of Netflix with a staff of 75 people who manage the company's content acquisition through relationships with studios, networks, film makers and producers. As Netflix has grown to 9.4 million subscribers by the end of 2008, Ted has established Netflix as a successful film distributor within the entertainment industry. During Ted's tenure, the Netflix library has increased from 2,000 to 100,000 titles on DVD and more than 12,000 movies and TV episodes available to watch instantly on the personal computer and the TV.

Ted has enabled Netflix to provide the broadest variety of films for consumers as well as offer an alternate distribution method for smaller and independent films that might not otherwise be seen.

Ted began his home video career managing a metropolitan retail chain from 1983 to 1988. He then moved to video distributor ETD, where he served as Western regional director of sales and operations. Until March 2000, Ted was vice president of product and merchandising for Video City, where he negotiated the industry's first DVD revenue sharing agreement and reduced the cost of content from all studios.

Ted is a former chapter president and board member for the Video Software Dealers Association. He also serves on the Film Advisory Board for Tribeca Film Festival, the retail advisory board for the Digital Entertainment Group, FIND Advisory Board and, as well as a serving as a trustee for International Documentary Association. Ted has been included in Variety's "Global 50," a list of the 50 most influential people in independent film distribution, as well as The Hollywood Reporter's "Indie Power 50."