Why Speakers & Experts Should Appear in Inspirational Film
Writer/Producer of award-winning Personal Development and Inspirational films Robin Jay is currently seeking just a few experts for her newest film, Becoming the Keys. Jay says appearing in a film is a tremendous opportunity for speakers and experts and shares her thoughts on this incredible, rare opportunity for just a few, chosen speakers.
Speakers, Experts, and Authors should appear in films for several reasons:
- Speakers & Experts should appear in film because film is a dramatically newer medium than print. Even though countless videos are being posted online each day, they are still rare – relative to “data” – which includes everything that has ever happened since time (and record-keeping) began.
- Appearing in a film gives your fans a chance to get to know more about you, your story, and your message. They can see you and hear your story first-hand, which gives them the feeling they know you, (just as we feel close to our favorite movie and TV stars who have been “appearing” in our living rooms for years.)
- It’s marketing gold in an incredibly crowded industry. Nearly every speaker or expert has a book and a Website. Few ever get to appear in a film.
- You will gain “success by association” when you appear in a film with recognized experts, authors, and thought leaders.
“Speakers & Experts should seize the opportunity to appear in a well-produced film,” says Jay, who is also President & Founder of the Las Vegas Convention Speakers Bureau as well as an award-winning Writer/Producer of personal development, inspirational films.
Jay shares, “My first film, The Keeper of the Keys, stars Jack Canfield, John Gray, and Marci Shimoff.” Being President of the LVCSB.com gives me access to today’s top thought leaders. The other, lesser-known experts who appeared in the film gained “Success by Association” by appearing in the film with such big stars. Plus, they got to party with the stars at a VIP Red Carpet Premiere in Las Vegas, Nevada. They had incredible photo ops, endless blog and press release materials, and an experience of a lifetime. They also got an inventory of DVDs and countless publicity opportunities from the moment they signed on to be a part of the project. Several of the experts even hosted their own premiere events in their home towns after attending our incredibly huge event in Las Vegas.”
The entire cast of “The Secrets of the Keys” gathers on the red carpet for a photo op.
More Stars, Speakers & Experts Appeared in Second Film
“For my second film, I was able to double the star power,” Jay says. “The Secrets of the Keys stars Brian Tracy, John Assaraf, Dannion Brinkley, Rev. Michael Beckwith, don Miguel Ruiz, and Gloria Loring. The featured experts in this film got the experience of shooting entirely on location in Boulder City, Nevada. They also walked the red carpet at my second stellar VIP Red Carpet Premiere in Las Vegas, Nevada. Again, from the moment the experts signed on, they were able to start blogging, posting images from the shoot, and begin selling and promoting their own premiere parties – some as far away as Johannesburg, South Africa! This is pure marketing gold in an industry where it can be typically be difficult to stand out.”
“We shot preliminary footage for my third film, Becoming the Keys, recently,” Jay continues, “and we will once again be shooting in Boulder City, Nevada. This location shoot will add continuity to the films’ story lines. Becoming the Keys is inspired by The Secrets of the Keys, though it will certainly stand on its own, even if viewers haven’t yet seen the earlier film. Some of our stars have returned for this film, including Brian Tracy, Dannion Brinkley, and don Miguel Ruiz.”
Jay’s first two films have each won several awards, including Best Independent Film and Best Concept. The Key Movies, as they’ve come to be known, feature experts’ messages regarding 7 Keys: Appreciation, Harmony, Passion, Courage, Faith, Vibration, and Empathy. Most speakers’ messages resonate with one or more of these keys or principles. The films have done so well because they are entertaining and fun fictional stories that offer cameos from the thought leaders. Viewers develop a vested interest in the outcome of the stories. Spiritual guides and magical events also make the films even more engaging – especially when compared to the more traditional “talking head” documentaries.
If you’re an expert who is interested in finding out more about appearing in Jay’s newest production, please email her at Robin at LVCSB.com.
Writer/Producer Robin Jay’s 2nd film, “The Secrets of the Keys”, is currently in distribution with Beyond Words Publishing – the company that distributes “The Secret” and “What the Bleep?”
On the red carpet at the VIP Premiere Party for “The Keeper of the Keys” (L-R) Jack Canfield, Writer/Producer Robin Jay, Marci Shimoff, John Gray
Does Self-help Ever Really Help?
Self-help books, webinars, home study courses, and programs are bought every day by people who are looking for answers to their questions: “Why aren’t I happier?” “How can I make more money?” “Why aren’t I successful?” “Will I be alone forever?” And, while many people succeed in finding the answers they seek to life’s hardest questions, others continue to search without positive results. As someone who is surrounded by self-help experts, I can assure you that – for the most part – the self-help industry and its leaders are working hard to empower people everywhere.
Can “Self-help” Help You to Become Happier?
Why I Believe that Self-help Will ALWAYS Help
I believe that self-help ALWAYS helps; knowledge is power. We just need to know where to turn for answers. Often, these answers come in messages that we need to be open-minded enough to see. There has never been more information available than there is now – on every subject… from business to relationships to overcoming fear and enjoying life. There are an abundance of gifted healers, teachers, and leaders who are creating new programs, writing new books, and hosting podcasts that are designed to help you and people everywhere – no matter what challenges you are dealing with.
SELF-HELP BOOKS AND PROGRAMS
I spoke with a spiritual filmmaker a few years ago, and was surprised when he said, “Every self-help book that has ever needed to be written has already been written. There is no need for anyone to EVER write another self-help book!” I was shocked, considering who I was talking to, and I debated this with him.
I reminded him of one of the very first self-help books to come out about breast cancer, Betty Rollin’s “First You Cry.” It was published in 1976, at a time when few ever spoke about it – as if it was something to be ashamed of! Being a television journalist, Ms. Rollin had a huge audience and the book was written with such sensitivity that women around the world started checking themselves more closely. An ebook printing of her book is still in the top 100 on Amazon’s kindle list for books on “Breast Cancer.” (Yet, it’s 500+ in traditional book format; time marches on and some things DO change, including how we read our books.) Today, as there are more than 400 books on breast cancer, was my friend even close to being correct? Has every self-help book that the human race will ever need already been written? I don’t think so.
Self-help leaders continue to adapt to our changing times, lifestyles, and technology. Advances in medicine and mental health have inspired materials that are now the most relevant self-help books and programs ever created.
The Self-help Solution
Whether you call the desire for self-help information an awakening of “living a more conscious life,” “new age,” or “spiritual experiences,” there is a movement of enlightenment happening around the world today. People are evolving, raising their vibrational energy, and becoming open to accepting that there is more to life than this human plane in which we currently exist. And they want answers and greater understanding.
In inspirational drama and self-help film “The Secrets of the Keys”, experts from around the world share messages about 7 Keys, including Appreciation, Harmony, Passion, Courage, Faith, Vibration, and Empathy. Each of these keys is essential to happiness and a life well-lived. In the film, Life Coach William Liu shares his story of how he had grown depressed. His paralegal business involved working with accident victims…people in pain. These victims would see advertisements on television for multi-million dollar settlements, so they were never happy to discover their own settlement was barely enough to cover their expenses. These situations and outcomes were an aspect of his business over which William had little control. Thankfully, he was an avid reader. He loved self-help books and personal development programs. Once he discovered personal coaching, he was able to transform his life and – ultimately – become a life coach – able to inspire others and keep them motivated and happier through various circumstances. William experienced first-hand the pure power of self-help and personal development. Today, he empowers others to live happier, healthier lives.
No matter what life may throw our way, the habit of turning to inspirational, motivational, self-help books and programs will never let you know. You might veer off the path for a short while, but the teachings that you will come to understand will sustain you throughout your life.
Ask anyone engaged in their passion how they came to discover their calling and you’re likely to discover that clarity was the key to them finding the life of their dreams. After all, if you don’t know where you’re going, how can you expect to arrive? Unfortunately, clarity does not always come easily. A new film, The Secrets of the Keys, offers answers to discovering clarity, purpose, and passion. The film combines personal development experts interacting with fictional characters; the result is an engaging and entertaining film that delivers. The experts’ messages are drawn from deeply personal experiences that focus on seven keys: Appreciation, Harmony, Passion, Courage, Faith, Vibration, and Empathy. Their stories help viewers to gain clarity – a state that is essential to “living large” and on purpose.