Connect to Create
Developing and maintaining relationships is an essential life skill that often doesn't come naturally for many. In this workshop Chris Motionless will discuss his process of networking through common interests and common goals. He will highlight life experiences and share hardships he has faced in establishing friendships and working relationships throughout his life. Questions will be answered in order to give attendees a chance to get the advice that matters most to them.
Motionless In White aren’t just a band, they’re a way of life. Since 2005 this Scranton, Pennsylvania based metal act have cultivated a hardcore following via their darkly inspired aggression and imagery and are set to reach new heights with a new album and massive touring plans on the horizon.
“I’m very proud of this band and what we’ve accomplished up until this point. Our blue collar spirit and relentless work ethic are, to me, our brightest attributes. I think it really shows in everything we do collectively as a band ” Chris explains. “I also think our current fans are here to stay and have fully embraced what MIW’s true identity has become. We cannot wait to release some new material and continue to grow our band and cover more tracks around the globe.”
"Anyone who knows anything about me personally, or has taken the time to read into a lot of my lyrics, knows that something that is a reoccurring event for me, are moments of self reflection and evaluating my past. I spend a lot of time looking back at events in my life and trying to learn from them rather than focusing on them with a negative outlook. One very major learning point I had taken from these moments, is that I regret being too proud to listen to anyone who was willing to help me and share their wisdom with me. I wanted to do everything for myself. While I still admire that type of spirit, in retrospect, I see how much I would have benefitted personally had I just opened my mind and realized that people were only trying to help me rather than control or dictate my actions. With this being said, I made that change for myself and since, I have evolved as a person far greater than I would have continuing to remain closed off to any advice of any kind. My desire to be a part of this particular project, and what I have prepared for it, are not with the sole intention of teaching. I intend to both teach AND learn from a daily group of my peers. You are never too young or old to share or gain any wisdom. I want to share my life experiences and discuss them in relation to my peers’, and in this process, if I can help someone see something in their life differently and inspire them to approach things in a more effective way, I will walk away feeling a tremendous mutual sense of hope and positivity. There’s never enough of those to go around."
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Photo credit: Headshot shot by Chad Michael Ward Live shot by Kevin Joel