“According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death… Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” — Jerry Seinfeld
Okay, perhaps I’m exaggerating a bit… but I do love to orate. I’m particularly keen to find opportunities to transform my latest thinking about the arts, technology, social media, interactive communication, and the 21st century into a ripping good yarn or performance lecture.
My particular focus: helping artists of all stripes—from theatrical to digital—see what they do in an entirely new light. I speak at conferences, offices, universities… even a house of worship or two. And I craft, as I hope you’d expect, a new talk every time: I’m not interested in canned speeches, and I don’t think you ought to be, either.
So if you’re interested, I hope you’ll reach out to me. In the meantime, here’s a list of several recent and forthcoming events at which I’ve spoken; samples of several are here on the site.
- National Arts Marketing Project Conference, 2017
- TCG, 2017, 2016, and 2015
- CityWrights, 2017, 2015, and 2014
- Americans for the Arts, 2016
- LMDA National Conference, 2016 and 2013
- Dramatists Guild National Conference, 2015 and 2013
- Association of Performing Arts Service Organizations, National Conference 2015
- South by Southwest, 2013: Smooth Scrum: Lessons from the Theatre
- TEDxWDC: Peacock Communities: The Arts as a Show of Strength
- TEDxMichiganAve: How Technology Is Transforming the Arts
- The Ethical Society of St. Louis: (Susp)ending (Dis)belief