Tim Bagley is one of the most sought-after character actors in the entertainment industry.
He is most recognized for his roles as "Harold Krenshaw" on "Monk", and "Larry" on "Will and
Grace," or as "Dr. Pellagrino" in Judd Apatow's films, "This Is 40," and "Knocked Up." And
is currently starring with Lisa Kudrow as "Richard Pratt" on Showtime's "Web Therapy."
From 1989 through 1995 he wrote and performed with the prestigious comedy and improvisational troupe, "The Groundlings," earning two LA Weekly Awards.
Paul S. Levine
How to Turn Your Message into a Published Book
Mr. Levine opened the Paul S. Levine Literary Agency, specializing in the representation of
book authors and the sale of motion picture and television rights in and to books. Since
starting his literary agency, Mr. Levine has sold over 100 adult, young adult, and
children's fiction and non-fiction books to at least 50 different publishers and has had
many books developed as movies-for-television and feature films.
Making the Most Out of Your Messes
Ms. Chupack has beentremendously successful in turning life's mishaps into stand-up comedy,
TV shows, and books. She will speak on how you can use your issues and problems to propel
you to success.
Cindy is best known as an Emmy-winning TV writer/producer whose credits include Modern
Family, Sex and the City and Everybody Loves Raymond. Author of New York Times bestseller
“The Between Boyfriends Book” her new comic memoir about marriage “The Longest Date: Life
as a Wife” will be published by Viking in Jan ’14. Currently writing a TV pilot based on
“The Longest Date” for FOX Cindy will write/exec produce and Jake Kasdan will direct/exec
produce with his producing partner Melvin Mar for 20th Century Fox TV. Cindy is also writing
films and preparing to direct her first feature.
How to Get Booked on TV as an Expert
Gina Rubinstein is a reality show TV producer who won an Emmy Award as the Executive Producer of Clean House
on The Style Network. Ms. Rubinstein has developed, written and produced just about every type of reality
show -- documentary, magazine, game, talk, relationship, how-to, hidden-camera and specials. She is currently
looking for hosts for her new shows which are in development at various networks.
How to Turn Free Gigs into Paying Gigs
Mimi is a superstar in the speaking business, keynoting with celebrities for audiences of thousands. Her
rare combination of sophisticated humor and solid content makes her one of America’s most popular funny
females for the past 25 years.
Mimi has created speeches for executives, celebrities, and entrepreneurs.
She was the “pitch coach” on ABC TV’s American Inventor, coaching the contestants
to success persuading the judges and all of America. Mimi has been a visiting professor at Harvard University’s
Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government.
Before starting her speaking and coaching business, she was a Human Resources
Specialist with Walt Disney Company, Northrop Aircraft, and Rockwell International. She is the author of
three books: Negotiating for Dummies, selling almost 2 million copies and translated into 6 languages,
Bless Your Stress: It Means You’re Still Alive! and Necessary Roughness: New Rules for the Contact Sport
Discovering Your Signature Story
SJ Hodges is an eleven time published playwright and ghostwriter who completed her MFA in Dramatic Writing
at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she received the Harry Kondoleon Playwriting Award. Her plays have
been produced and/or read all over the country. She’s received a MacDowell Colony residency, a Jerome
Fellowship and was a Fulbright nominee as well as a Center Theater Group Sherwood finalist. She has been
the recipient of an NEA grant, a MN State Arts Board Career Opportunity Grant, a WV State Arts Grant and
The Pilgrim Project Grant.
Getting a Meeting Planner to Notice You
For over a decade, Paige Kearin has worked in the talent industry, She is the founder and president of The
Joy Agency which manages speakers and matches clients with the right speakers. Paige has experience working
with publishers, has knowledge of the book industry, and her book, Finding Your Sweet Spot The Path to
Success Told by Those Who Live It, is soon to be published.
From a Planner's Perspective
Kristin Twombly is the Global Event Manager for Zynx Health, the market leader in providing decision
support software for healthcare organizations.
She is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) with ten years' professional event management experience,
producing a wide range of events including conferences, meetings, incentive trips, tradeshows, weddings
and special events.
Kristin is an active member of the Event Planning Industry, serving on the Programs & Education
Committee for the International Special Events Society (LA Chapter) and the Young Leaders Committee
for the Society of Incentive and Travel Executives. She is also a member of Meeting Professionals
Inside Info on How to Get Booked on a TV Talk Show
TV producer Patti Donnelly gives insider information on how to get booked on a TV talk show. Patti has been
working in the industry for nearly a decade in both reality and talk genres. Her credits include Kris, Dr. Drew's
Lifechangers, The Ricki Lake Show and Bad Girl’s Club. She currently serves as Senior Vice President of
Development at Pitch & Hit Productions and acts as a consultant for on-air talent.
At the conference, Patti will take you through the process of how talk shows decided which experts and authors
to book, what materials you need to get noticed, how to reduce your message to essential bullets points, and the
behind-the-scenes selection process.
Shannon has been wowing audiences as a club and corporate comedienne for the past decade. Her raucous humor and sharp comedic insight won her top spot at the California Comedy Conference in 2006, and took her all the way to the finals of California’s Funniest Female in 2007. Her work has received critical acclaim, including a rave review in the Wall Street Journal online.
In 2005 Shannon began coaching at Judy Carter’s Comedy Workshops and two years later she launched Comedy Relief, teaching stand-up comedy and Improv to adults and teens all over Southern California. She is now the "Dean" and stand up teacher at Flappers University in Burbank, CA.
Talk Radio Host
Angie Austin worked in TV news for 20 years before making the transition to “Good News” talk radio. Angie worked as a news anchor and weather forecaster on numerous TV stations including NBC4 Los Angeles, FOX6 San Diego, and KWGN Denver. Angie created "The Good News" because she was just plain tired of covering bad news (And because her TV bosses didn't like her cracking jokes and laughing on the air). Her show airs on 3 Denver radio stations, and she has a national radio show in 105 markets. "The Good News” features positive stories of hope, inspiration and victory. Listening to Angie's show is like getting a "radio hug," and who doesn't need a hug?
FROM: JUDY CARTER
For the past 15 years, I've been paid very well to entertain and inspire corporate audiences, organizations, and associations with my message. I've woven my stories and humor into several motivational speeches that have given me opportunities to travel the world and build my dream home doing what I love: speaking.
So many of you have asked me how to break into this lucrative market, and that's why I've created this conference. You'll learn how to:
Find your message from your stories
Pick your bookable topic
Write your speech and make it funny
Identify your signature heart stories and eureka moments
Develop promotional materials that work
Create BOR (back of the room) products to increase your income
Turn your message into a book and get published
Brand yourself as a go-to speaker on your expertise
What you know is worth a LOT more than you think.
Based on my new book, "The Message of You," I can show you how to create an impressive speech from virtually ANY part of your professional or personal life experience. It doesn't matter whether you're a teacher, lawyer, doctor, accountant, architect, sales person, psychologist, chocolate taster, incest survivor, recovering alcoholic, or aspiring politician -- learning how to effectively communicate with audiences can AMPLIFY the success you already have -- PLUS bring you the prestige and recognition you deserve.
Come join me and my professional staff to learn everything you need to know to launch your speaking career.
Who is this weekend for?
Who love making people laugh and want to find higher paying gigs
Who want to promote their products and services by speaking
Who have an amazing story that they want to tell to larger audiences
Who want to go pro
Who want to get booked by more speaker bureaus (agents)
Who need encouragement and direction to get their speaking careers out of first gear
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013
Pre-conference VIP Access Only Workshops with Judy Carter and Guest Speakers*
9:30 am The Wheel of Messages hosted by Tim Bagley
Learn to connect your personal stories to more universal messages and larger themes is the focus of this workshop. Using improvisational skills, you’ll learn how to think on your feet and use your intuition to find new stories and explore quick ways to turn them into usable material.
10:45 am Break
11:00 am Finding Your Heart Story & Eureka Moment with Cindy Chupack
To really connect with an audience, you have to be willing to reveal your vulnerability, open your heart, and share your most life-changing moments. Ms. Chupack will help you find those stories, and show you how to use them to touch other people’s hearts with your message. Also in this workshop, you'll learn how your Heart Story can be the foundation of a book, television project, movie, or cross platform opportunities.
12:30 pm Working Lunch (Not provided)
Partner Work -- Story to Message
1:30 pm Compelling Story Structure with SJ Hodges
Telling your story requires more than a chronological list of events. It requires a basic knowledge of dramatic story structure in order to hold an audience’s attention. In this workshop, you’ll get a fast primer on structure but also learn some secrets to keep your listeners on the edge of their seats.
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm The Pitch Primer with Judy Carter & Mimi Donaldson
When you meet agents, managers, meeting planners or even complete strangers, you need to be able to quickly pitch your message, your expertise and your unique voice in a succinct, marketable way.
To be paid as a speaker you must be able to give ROI (Return on Investment) and have teaching points. In this quick seminar, you will uncover what you can teach an audience from both your credentials and your personal journey.
Using timed writing prompts, you will write the first draft of the full version of your speech using Judy Carter’s Six Step Template. Partner work and guidance will provide support during this intense but effective process.
Can you relate to the problems of your audience? Can you even convince them that they have a problem in the first place? In this on-your-feet workshop, you’ll have to win the votes of your peers to prove you “get” the problem.
In this writing intensive, you’ll uncover the methodology you used to solve your own problems and then create a series of Action Steps that can be taught to your audience as well as used as the chapters of your book.
To be a commercial success and prove yourself to the audience, you need a story illustrating your capabilities as a leader, healer, teacher, guide, helper. In this writing workshop, we capture the story of how we have affected another person’s life.
Meeting planners are the people who match their corporate clients to speakers who have the right message. Find out from a Certified Meeting Planner, Kristin Twombly, how she picks speakers, mistakes speakers make, and how the meeting planning business works.
Paige will ask you an important question: How do you want to change the world? Hear from a Speaker Manager the reality of get paying gigs in the speaking business. Get ready for a reality check as well as great marketing tips. This lecture will help you focus your efforts for the biggest results.
Talk shows, news programming and reality producers are always looking for experts. How can you be discovered? Emmy-award winner Gina Rubinstein, talk show producer Patti Donnelly, and radio talk show host Angie Austin share the secrets of the industry.