Turns out that I am pretty good at telling stories. But then it's easy when they are about your life. After spending so many of my years in the trenches I decided to be an open book and share the truth of the day-to-day happenings in the life of a designer, husband, dad, friend, community builder. Not the social media highlights but real talk. No bullshit portfolio show talks here.Book Me For A Speaking Engagement!
I'm 45. A Designer, illustrator, educator, screen printer, community builder. A lot of hats, one head. I am a dreamer, blue sky thinker. ENFP-A on the Myers Briggs scale. I thrive in group activities and social interaction. Probably stemming from my days as a touring musician. Blues and Classic R&B if you are curious though my youth was spent with long hair and headbanging to the Sunset Strip.
I generally speak on my life/creative journey and applying those stories and lessons for the attendees to learn from my failures and successes. Additionally, I have a talk that deals with Self Compassion for Creatives that has proven very popular and timely for our current social media driven creative community.
For the most part, no. I will have my presentation on my laptop and a slide clicker. I am happy to transfer the presentation to your machine as long as I have time to review the presentation ahead of my speaking time. If possible, access to a confidence monitor for review of slide notes would be appreciated but not necessary. In absence of a confidence monitor visible access to the presentation computer would be ideal.
I do. It takes a lot of work prepare for speaking events as well as time away from work and family. So here is the deal... I need all travel covered (flights, hotel, ground transport). Additionally, my rates for speaking are my day rate ($1500) for any day I am representing your event (running a workshop, giving a talk) and a half day rate ($750) for any other days you would like me there outside of the event requirements. If I choose to come early or stay later to enjoy the event, I do not charge you for that time. Because that would be a crappy thing to do.
We can talk about that for sure! Get in touch with the form above and we can talk all the details. Regardless of any break I may cut I will always need travel and board covered but I may be able to negotiate with my speaking fee.