Edutainer

I love to teach. It is perhaps my favorite thing to do. I call it “Edutaining” because I strive to make audiences laugh and cry, think and do. I want to inspire them to proactively make their dreams come true. Emotional engagement, intellectual stimulation and actively interacting with new skills are the best – and most fun and memorable – ways to learn.

I’ve been blessed to be a popular motivational speaker all over the world. I have spoken in Kowloon, Hong Kong; Kobe, Japan; Barcelona, Spain; London, England; Dublin, Ireland; Sydney, Australia and Vancouver, Canada. I’ve been an entertainment industry Judge in Genoa, Italy and Marseille, France. I’ve spoken all over the United States for colleges and universities, corporations and non-profits and all aspects of the entertainment industry.

I teach relevant, practical and inspiring classes on everything from PowerNetworking and goal achievement to screenwriting, directing, writing and acting improv games, careers in the entertainment industry, dream careers, investing in independent films and entrepreneurial skills including leadership, ethics, event planning, publicity, time and contact management and, inevitably, for everything: sales and marketing.

The PowerNetworking Series

 

Whatever your dreams: I can help you map a course. I help Entrepreneurs and Artists, College and University Students, Corporations and Non Profits blueprint their Dream Careers, establish goal achievement milestones, hone hit lists, develop marketing and presentation materials and brainstorm approach strategies.

I have helped actors launch one woman shows and fill the theater with casting directors and critics; Subject Matter GuestPerts build television shows around their expertise or produce and distribute episodes or feature films off their self-published books; entrepreneurs launch start-ups or pitch to venture capitalists, Corporations and Non-Profit launch new marketing campaigns – and writers galore with book, film and TV show concept and webinar campaigns.

CUSTOMIZED CURRICULUM

I always endeavor to customize my programs to the target audience, sponsor’s goals, time allotted and venue logistics with an eye to packing every moment with fun and interactive information.

Here is a sample Workshop Curriculum: The Story of Success.

 

Past Speaking Engagements Include:


Colleges & Universities

Dream Careers International Internship Program

PolyTechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong 2014

     Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (5 years)

     University College of London, England

     University College of Dublin, Ireland

     NYU (2007 – present)

     UCLA (2007 – present)

San Francisco State University (2007 – present)

University of Chicago

National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) Nationals Training Showcases

Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA) National Conferences Educational Sessions

Cal State University Northridge

University of California at Riverside

University of Las Vegas, Nevada

San Diego State University

Yale

Mortar Board Annual Conference

The Learning Annex

Learning Tree University

Chapman University

Scottsdale Community College

 

Film Festivals and Writers Workshops

Prescott Film Festival 2014 (Judge)

Tucson Festival of Books 2014

The Marseille WebFest 2012 (Judge)

Australian Hollywood Intensive Retreat

ENDAS International Screenplay Competition, Genoa Italy (Judge)

The Vancouver Film and Television Expo

WestDoc 2012

LaFemme Film Festival 2011 – 2013

USC Film School Summer Shorts Producing Program 2012 – 2013

The Great American Pitch Fest

The Austin Film Festival

The Hollywood Black Film Festival

The Screenwriters Expo (STAR Speaker)

Moondance International Film Festival (Emcee’d 1st 7 years)

Slamdance

The Temecula Valley Int’l Film and Music Festival

The Vail Film Festival

NATPE‘s TV Producer’s Boot Camp 2004 – 2009

NATPE‘s LA TV Fest 2007 – 2011

NATPE‘s PitchCon 2012 & 2013

The Friar’s Club

Hartley-Merrill International Screenplay Competition (Judge) 2005 – 2010 (when the program retired)

I Have A Dream / The Story Project (2005 – 2010)

Kids Making Movies (Home School Program) (2005-2010)

The Willamette Writers Conference

The NorthWest Screenwriters Guild

The ScriptWriters Network

 

Entertainment Industry 

ABC Drama Department

The Comedy Store on Sunset (Main Room – Stand-Up)

Nat’l Assoc. of Television Program Executives (NATPE)

NATPE Educational Foundation

The Los Angeles Film School

The Los Angeles Recording School

Cinema Arts Tech

Sherwood Oaks Experimental College

Kids Making Movies (Homeschool Program)

 

Corporations

AEON Corporation, Kobe, Japan

Sony

Mazda

Reebok

GE Capital

PMI Mortgage Insurance Company

Allstate Market Research Department

Washington Mutual Bank

American Savings Bank

Great Western Savings & Loan

 

Chambers of Commerce

The Century City Chamber of Commerce

The Santee Chamber of Commerce

The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce

The San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce

The Modesto Chamber of Commerce

The Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau

The California Main Street Program

Various Redevelopment Agencies and DownTown Merchant Associations

The Orange County Professional Speakers Bureau

 

Non Profit Organizations

MENSA International

MENSA GLAAM StarGazing (LA Regional Gathering) 2012 – 2013

Meeting Planners International (MPI)

Legal Aid Services of Orange County

State of California Small Claims Federal Court System