Barry Jackson (Talent)

New York, NY
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: African-American
Height: 6' 2''
Weight: 235 lbs
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown

Types of Work Preferred:

Acting, Promo / Events, Band Gigs, Singing

Additional Information:

I currently work in the Event Planning industry preferably promoting night clubs. I specialize in organizing corporate, birthday, holiday, and theme parties as well as the booking of entertainment shows such as DJ's, Comedians, dancers, singers and rappers. I'm currently trying to break into organizing fashion and modeling events.

I'm also an independent Hip Hop artists pursing a career with a major record label. I started rapping as a hobby and did it for 12 years, but for the past year I started taking it serious.

I don't have any experience acting or modeling but I can tell you that Im a very ambitious, energetic and passionate person. I'm independent and self-motivated but I'm also a team player. I'm a fast learner because I like to make money fast and it pushes me to excel in completing my goals.

Experience:
Fashion Forty Lounge, Event Planner NY, NY August 2006- October 2006
Coordinated corporate, after work and birthday events.
Negotiated drink and food specials with the lounge owner to offer guests.
Conducted daily phone calls, emails, text messages, used the Internet and word-of-mouth to promote events.

Club Deep, Event Planner New York, NY May 2005-February 2006
Arranged birthday, holiday parties, theme parties, weekly and special events.
Created a weekly guest list and sold advance tickets that offered reduce admissions to generate large crowds.
Advertised events through the use of flyers, tickets, Internet marketing, email, telephone, text message, one-to-one marketing and networking.
Negotiated drink specials and free give-a-ways with club management and partners.
Planned a successful event with over 500 guests attending.

China Club, Event Planner New York, NY July 2004-January 2005
Organized birthday, holiday parties, theme parties, weekly and special events.
Created weekly guests list and negotiated reduced admission price for guests on the list.
Advertised Events through the use of flyers, word of mouth and telephone.

Other Experience:
Lobby Lounge
Club Plaid
Suede Lounge
Club Temple
Club Eugenes
Latin Quarters

Education
Columbia University Community Impact, Diploma NY, NY 9/ 05-June 2006
Attended classes specializing in math, english, science and history.

Training
StreetWise Partners, Inc. Certificate New York, NY February 2008-Present
Participating in a computer-training program learning Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook job coaching sessions.
Working one-on-one with business professionals to develop and enhance computer, writing, communicating, networking and interviewing office based skills.

Skills:
Good communication skills.
Well organized and detail oriented.
Self-starter and team player.
Basic negotiating skills.

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