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Contagious Optimism LIVE is a suite of uplifting and motivational talks by real people from around the globe along with coauthors from the Contagious Optimism bestselling book series. These LIVE events also include powerful music and entertainment throughout the day. The purpose is to foster inspiration and to help people find their own silver linings - all bundled into a fun afternoon and evening.

We have had two events already; April 4th, 2014 and October 11th, 2014.  I personally funded the first two events along with tickets sales and some sponsorship monies we received. We are looking to raise capital in order to help launch our 2015 event season as well as to help fund the cost of marketing and promotion to beef up sponsorship sales.  Once we secure large-scale sponsors, we will be able to comfortably continue our mission of sharing silver lining stories for the purpose of helping others find their own silver linings for years to come.

Because i have the experience of running and underwriting the cost of the first two events, I have a strong grasp on the fixed and variable costs involved and the optimal ways to economically and efficiently make it happen.  

We market our events via grass-roots and social media marketing as well as local TV, radio, and community organizations. We recruit social-media experts that know how to penetrate with SEO (search engine optimization) along with graphic design vendors, interns, and sponsorship sales people.  Our executive team includes myself ("chief contagious optimist." I represent the entire brand and vision), SmileTV (our video production partner), and Harold Payne (award-winning musician and song-writer).  Harold oversees all musical aspects of our events which is critical to our mission. 

The videos from our first event at Florida Atlantic University Lifelong Learning Auditorium (April 4, 2014) are available on our website. The videos from our second event at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza (October 11, 2014) event will be posted shortly. You will not only be impressed with the first event, you will notice that the second event was even more incredible. And, our new home at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza proved to be the perfect venue for us and we anticipate having our future events there along with taking it to other key venues around the globe. 

Please click the link below to view the photo streams from October 11th and April 4th:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/contagiousoptimism/sets/72157644595948541/

Please click the link below and select "speakers" to learn more about our speakers from October 11th and April 4th: 

http://contagiousoptimismlive.com/

Below please find more videos about the project, the brand, and myself.

What is Contagious Optimism LIVE detail:

David Mezzapelle's reel:

See David on NBC's Morning Blend:

I recently appeared on The Doctors daytime television show as well. That video will be posted here shortly. 

Thank you for your attention and consideration.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. And you can learn more at www.contagiousoptimism.com

David

Risks and challenges

The risks, with any live event of this nature, include speakers that cancel as well as natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, etc.

Please note that we also give all our speakers an amazing, professional video (5 camera shoot with hi-definition audio and video). Because of the quality and attention to detail, sometimes there are delays in post-production. There can also be hiccups during recording that can cause a problem. Fortunately, we were on target for our first two events with no problems or delays whatsoever. We anticipate the same track record as we grow the model.

Thank you for our attention and consideration.

David

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