David S. Dawson – The IntelleXual

2013 has been an interesting year for me. It wasn’t a bad year, certainly nothing like so many of the years in the early 2000s. In fact, it is probably the first truly solid year I’ve experienced in quite a long time.

No one close to me died. Though I knew many friends who experienced that for themselves this year. I felt their pain as one does. But for what feels like the first year in forever, it was not a personal pain I endured.

2013 brought with it a host of successes actually. Professionally and personally.

Professionally I received a big promotion to VP of Operations at work… we launched several big products this year of which I personally oversaw the creation of… I’ve grown immensely in my ability to work in a professional–office style environment. It was good.

On a personal level I took a glorious two week cruise to Hawaii… celebrated my 20th High School Reunion by creating and hosting a very well received podcast (see Voices of ’93)… reconnected with many old friends and girlfriends… and just grew immensely in my ability to connect with people. And I finally made it to a Doctor Who Convention, Comic-Con and a Star Trek Con all in the same year! I also wrote and directed one of the best short film comedies of my filmmaking career over the summer.

The Intellexual Network is a natural growth of both of these successful sides of my life. With the network I feel like I am pulling the best parts of me from both my professional and personal life experiences. It’s an exciting and challenging task. The shows are slowly growing their audiences. Our team is also growing and expanding their efforts. I look forward to what we all will be bringing  you in 2014.

If 2014 is anything like 2013, it should be a good year.

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Hi. I’m David, your host at The Intellexual Network. I’ve been a fan of podcasting for years – having first been exposed to podcasting as a Radio & Television Communications student in the early 2000s. I started my first podcast in 2005 as a part of the marketing blitz for a feature film I produced here in San Diego called “What’s The Vig?” I’ve tried more personal shows off and on over the years, but in 2013 I found my voice with the “Voices of ’93 Podcast” which I hosted and produced for my high school class as a celebration of our 20 year reunion. The success of this show, and the overwhelming response of my classmates to continue it past the reunion, has inspired me to round up my extremely talented family and friends and launch The Intellexual Network. A place where we can produce the types of shows that we would listen to, and we think you’ll enjoy.



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