Charity Founder & CEO, Media & Creative Content Producer, Professional Speaker, Produced two Live Broadcasts that impacted 10,000,000+ people with viewers in 100+ countries.
I've built several large scale events that attracted and engaged thousands of attendees. Have worked with all aspects of event production including Celebrity Endorsements/Engagement, Conventional & New Media Marketing, Transportation and Other Logistics, Sponsorship Proposals & Activation, Public Relations, Follow Up, etc.
Gary Vaynerchuk says that the one thing that binds us together, regardless of our professions and backgrounds, are the stories we tell. That is never going to change because great storytelling is the way we make real money, real impact and real change. As a professional speaker, I am paid to share powerful and meaningful stories, ultimately leaving audiences not only inspired, but with useful content to apply to their lives. Leveraging my experience with transmedia productions, I strive to develop multilevel presentations that leave audiences with more than just 60 minutes of motivation. Let's talk shop and help you establish your own 'unfair advantage' when it comes to speaking and storytelling. Here's one of the ways I have shared my story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpMq7Q54cwI&feature=youtu.be
Have developed and executed several PR strategies that landed national media coverage. 5+ years of experience as an interviewer, and as a special guest on numerous national media outlets. Have helped coach celebrities, athletes and spokespeople for major interviews and press conferences.
I've closed multi-year, 6-figure sponsorship deals for conferences, tours, charity events and special broadcasts. We can discuss how to design a world-class sponsorship deck, how to pitch your proposal to the right companies in the right way, and how to turn a one year deal into a long lasting and financially beneficial relationship.
Created and produced international Live Broadcasts, reaching audiences in 100+ countries. Have also produced web series, internet based talk shows and docu-style video projects. Have experience pitching to major networks, and working with television executives and top-tier creative teams. Whether you're looking to create a web show, drastically increase your event's reach through a broadcast, or learn more about the ins and outs of the broadcast industry, and where it's headed, I'm here to help.
Sounds like an interesting and meaningful media project. I believe that stories have the power to change lives, which is why I built Count Me In into a transmedia storytelling machine, rather than simply following the old school business plan model. The tricky part was finding a way to ensure that our 'storytelling machine' was also a 'fundraising machine.' I found that the easiest way to monetize our media projects was through sponsorship. Basically, the more people that see your work, the more valuable it is for a company to have their brand associated with your project. In addition to corporate partners and sponsorship revenue, finding a way to turn web traffic into an engaged contact list will also prove invaluable on your journey of making 'One Life, One Passion' profitable AND sustainable. This can be a lot to take in, especially in written form. I'd be happy to jump on a quick call to answer your question in greater detail. I would also be happy to share how I have personally developed a long-lasting relationship with a particular corporate sponsor by meticulously crafting a story that I knew would resonate with their brand...and that proposal resulted in a multi year 6-figure sponsorship.
Best of luck with your venture!
Shane was great! Very insightful conversation and concrete tips. I feel like I have a much better handle of my next steps and I'm ready to get things moving! Highly recommended!