Greetings and Salutations Everyone!
We just got back from a week on the road in Virginia (12 performances). We had a fantastic time at NEXCOM, the Navy Exchange’s International Trade Show (kind of like CES, except exclusively for the Navy and Coast Guard), where Game Show America took the Best of Show Award for the 2nd consecutive year. This year we introduced GSA Squares, which was an even bigger hit than last year’s Corporate Feud. The big question for us was, “What have you got planned for next year?”
To that question, all I can say at this time is – it’s going to be huge. We’re going to take our presence at NEXCOM to a whole new level. We can’t wait to see everyone next August. Be prepared to have a lot of fun! A big THANK YOU goes out to National Electronics Warranty for bringing GSA back to this spectacular event.
Stepping away from game shows for a moment, I wanted to share some public speaking news with you. This fall, I will be once again going to colleges with my keynote presentation, “On Stage, Off Stage…” Last year, I made my speaking debut at my alma mater, UW-Oshkosh. A few months after my speech, I was notified that I was the highest rated speaker that semester. This news told me that I was doing something that the students liked. Over the summer, I’ve fine-tuned my speech, added some new visuals, and have some wonderful new celebrity stories to share with my audiences.
The message behind “On Stage, Off Stage…” is one of responsible communication, customer service, and always being aware of your audience. Today’s generation uses social media as a real-time autobiography for an up-to-the minute look at everything that happens in their lives. This can be good and bad. The question is – do you really want people to know everything that your doing? It all comes down to responsible communication. It’s a fun and interactive presentation that includes some of my adventures with celebrities, Game Show America, and personal customer service experiences. For college students, it’s an inspiring message, and one that so far, has impacted a number of students, inspiring them to employ critical thinking about responsible communication.
If you are responsible for selecting speakers for your college, company, or group, and are interested in learning more about “On Stage, Off Stage…” please email me at [email protected] and put On Stage Off Stage in the subject line.
And now for some exciting Game Show America news…
We are currently building our new Risks and Rewards set, debuting in November at a casino in Wisconsin. We’ll be posting some photos of the set and technology behind this interactive new show in a future post. What’s exciting about Risks and Rewards is that it is being filmed for a TV pilot. Emmy Award winning Videographer and Director, Marv Turner will be heading up our TV crew for these shows.
What’s also exciting for Game Show America is that everything from the set aesthetics, to the contestant podiums, to the game software is all being built in-house. We designed everything new from the ground up to look amazing on television AND in front of a live audience. Keep checking our blog for more show updates.
And that’s all for this post. So until next time, keep on playing!