Friends fans cohorts and clients, ain’t life grand? Here’s the latest on yours truly including recents (The Doobie Brothers!?), upcoming comedy, upcoming speaking events, and some cool developments in my improvised life!
Recent training/speaking events: I had a busy Fall and 2013 is filling up fast. Couple of months ago I did a workshop I do annually at MO Ranch, which I love and you should go there sometime, it’s near Hunt TX on the headwaters of the Guadalupe river. This one is for Exploritas and I met some great people. I also did 4 workshops in 2 days for the Veterans Hospital in Temple TX where the good people work. In February I did a training event for my new favorite outfit Keller Williams where I was fortunate enough to address their elite BOLD Coaching staff. Later that week I also emceed a show for KW in Dallas for an audience of 10K as I opened for The Doobie Brothers. Then I gave a keynote address to students at St. Edwards University in Austin TX and met some fine young people, what a great school.
Upcoming Training Speaking events: On 3/20 I’ll teach and perform at Round Rock Christian Academy. My educator friend Debbie Dean has us working with several grades of young improvisers and then performing with them. On 4/12 I’ll do a long workshop based on my book Plays Well With Others for my client Robert at Baptist Medical Center in San Antonio. 4/16 has me in Las Vegas for a week where I’ll do another session for the amazing Keller Williams BOLD Coaches, followed by a workshop for the Keller Williams MCAs, hosted by the MCA Angels! Then I’ll return to TX to do another workshop for the Central Texas Veterans’ Health System.
Upcoming Comedy: This Spring I’m doing shows at two lovely little Austin theaters. At The Institution Theater I’m doing a show called Thinning the Herd every-other Sunday at 6 and it includes some new players and some incredible veteran friends of mine. Dates for that are 3/24, 4/7, 4/21, etc. through 5/19. I’m also performing at the award-winning Vortex Theater in a show called Pie and Ear. This show includes my absolute favorite Austin players ever including Owen Egerton (in the pic) Jodi Egerton, Megan Flynn, and my amazing friend and director Tyler Bryce. We also have great special guests every show. Those next shows are 4/10 and 5/15. Tix for both shows can be found at the corresponding theater’s web sites.
Amazing happenings: Two items for the “amazing” list. One is the animated movie I’m in that is being slowly and lovingly finished as we speak. It’s a short film called Boxer Story by Lance Fever. Google it and love on it. Lance is making an AMAZING film. Lance’s credits include Warner bros. Space Jam, Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly, and many other outstanding animations. I got to play the boxer and it was a joy doing the voice-over work. Amazing thing number two is this former and new client I love called Keller Williams. I love them so much I’m not only writing educational materials and doing presentations—I’ve become a career sponsor for them, which is like a recruiter. So I get to offer people the best careers they can imagine and use the tools I developed while teaching networking and recruiting at the Consortium for graduate Study in Management all those years. I’m going to recruit Hispanic business pros, Veterans, Teachers, MBAs, I’m loving it! This is a truly incredible company and easy to love.
Let me know if it’s time for me to come speak to, entertain, or work your group. My seminars and shows have never been stronger, let’s conquer the world.
I hope life is grand for all of you too. I’ve got yer back, Les
Don’t forget, I still sell the best large and small “to-go” comedy shows ever and lots of other creative uses of my voluminous comedy and author experiences.
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