Our Clients

We travel frequently in and around Texas, as well as needed nationally.

Today, our clients stretch from the city of Los Angeles to New York state. Our actual resume of clients and venues includes retailers and wholesalers like JCPenney; bankers; insurance companies like Homeland HealthCare and their clients AWA and the City of Dallas; marketing companies like Texas Law Marketing and ProSolutions Group; manufacturers like Col-Met and Flextronics; noted World Painter Lap Ngo; universities like Southwestern Adventist, the University of Texas at Arlington (Fine Arts Dept) and Jacksonville College; electronic tolling companies like ETAN Industries; OSHA compliance trainers like Worksafe and Safety Source; pharmaceutical companies, homebuilders, marketing agencies like CGI Communications; real estate businesses like ReMax; construction companies; wellness firms; assisted-living communities; festivals like the Forney Arts Festival and the Woodstock Celebration at FireWheel; telecommunication contract service providers; credit unions like Neighborhood Credit Union; accounting firms; public and private schools like the Duncanville, Boyd, Canton, Decatur and Greenville ISD's; medical industry service providers like Hunt Regional Medical Center; oil field drillers; non-profits; small business owners; authors like Kristie Smith and David Blewett of 'The Pony Trap'; advertising agencies like Build Buzz Launch and Johnson & Sekin; internet service providers; conferencing companies; food service designers; paralegal firms; radiologists; dentists like Seagoville Dental;  pool builders; sports marketers; corporate event planners, pharmacies, national speakers like Marsha Petrie Sue and Kristin Kaufman; broadcast producers, illusionists like David Hira and Daryl Sprout; former college football All-Americans like Rickey Dixon and Super Bowl XXVI winner Eric Williams; publishers like Adriel Publishing; actresses like Ellen Fox of "Rotten Tomatoes!"; hypnotists, doctors like Dr. Kyle Smith from Lafayette; charity leagues like the NCL of Rockwall; state and local agencies; home health care providers - and more!

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Wednesday
Jan212015

Creating Value With Video

DSLR package for a Dallas, TX company

One of the ways I make money through my company, Legend Media, is by making my clients and their companies look and sound better than their competition. That's not hard because I really do become vested in the outcome of every project. It's personal for me.

Nowadays, video's the perfect relational medium because it's a snap to propogate. Srreaming is easier, faster and better looking than ever - and with social media like Google+, Twitter, Facebok, LinkedIn and others - delivery can be immediate and targeted.

Say it, stream it and see it. Then archive it. - in minutes and hours, rather than days like others.

DSLR package for a Dallas, TX company
More and more, my clients are choosing my Canon DSLR package for their videos. They want the blurred backgrounds, the different lens choices - and they appreciate the fact the prices are reasonable. Let's face it, that's real important. Then, there's the "wow" factor when you combine all that with the commercial quality lighting, sound and ultimately, the 30 years of experience that I bring to the shoots. We have fun, but at the same time, we're doing exactly what we set out to do, and that's add value for their employees, their company and their brand.

When it's decision making time for you and your company, I hope you'll take a thoughtful look at what we do - camera packages, pricing, equipment, reviews, galleries and more - and also scroll down our Twitter feed @LegendMediaPros

That same DSLR package offers an opportunity for clients to update their leadership team bios, product pages and more - with PHOTOS and video.

And questions are no problem - if you're not planning to succeed, you're planning to fail, right? Gotta get those ducks in a row. 214-418-3430 and ask for me, Kurt.

We're right here in the heart of North Texas, the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Thank you.

 

Saturday
Jan172015

The Man, The Boy and The Donkey

A Man and his son were once going with their Donkey to market. As they were walking along by its side a countryman passed them and said: "You fools, what is a Donkey for but to ride upon?" So the Man put the Boy on the Donkey and they went on their way.

But soon they passed a group of men, one of whom said: "See that lazy youngster, he lets his father walk while he rides." So the Man ordered his Boy to get off, and got on himself.

But they hadn't gone far when they passed two women, one of whom said to the other: "Shame on that lazy lout to let his poor little son trudge along." Well, the Man didn't know what to do, but at last he took his Boy up before him on the Donkey.

By this time they had come to the town, and the passers-by began to jeer and point at them. The Man stopped and asked what they were scoffing at. The men said: "Aren't you ashamed of yourself for overloading that poor donkey with you and your hulking son?" The Man and Boy got off and tried to think what to do. They thought and they thought, till at last they cut down a pole, tied the donkey's feet to it, and raised the pole and the donkey to their shoulders.

They went along amid the laughter of all who met them till they came to Market Bridge, when the Donkey, getting one of his feet loose, kicked out and caused the Boy to drop his end of the pole. In the struggle the Donkey fell over the bridge, and his fore-feet being tied together he was drowned. "That will teach you," said an old man who had followed them:

The moral of this story?
"Please all, and you will please none."

As a professional speaker, you have a lot of "noise" in your ears. Stay true to yourself and to your core principles - not others.

 

Tuesday
Dec302014

Connecting the physical to your speaking

I talk some on Twitter about "speaking velocity" - and the importance of your speaking rate of delivery (speed) matching your physical speed, or approach.

This picture is from a recent video shoot I did. I love how this image speaks to the idea of physically leading a room. Now, we can't tell if her speaking velocity matches her physical approach from just this image, but if it does, you can bet this lady CONNECTS powerfully with her audience.

When you match your speaking velocity with your physical velocity, magic can happen. When it doesn't happen, the usual causes are nervousness and insecurity. In my book, The Inside-Out Speaker, I talk about the importance of working to eliminate those insecurities. If you can get to that "place," and for a lot of people that's not easy (myself included!) -- then your intuitive emotional and leading qualities can more readily surface.

Connecting the Physical to Your Speaking

Sunday
Nov302014

Your Speaking Velocity

Here's a simple concept that will serve you well when speaking to groups.
What's your speaking velocity, does it match who you really are, and are you aware of all that it can do for you?

It's important for your audience to believe in you, that you are who they see. No one likes to be fooled or think they're being fooled, so being true to who you are when making a presentation, matters. 

Your speaking velocity is how fast or slow you speak. Too fast, and your audience can't follow. Too slow, and they'll wander. Right?

Well, maybe not so fast.

I believe what matters most is the matching -  specifically your ability to take your speaking velocity and pair it with the visual. Your gait, your gestures, your body language - do they all work well together? Or are you imtating or changing it when you get onstage?

It's important to start with the real you, using your everyday cadence and velocity - this brings believability to you as a speaker. Let them hear it, let them trust that you are real and genuine. That needs to be the foundation. 

Once you've established that truth with them, that you are who you appear to be -- you can start changing the velocity to pull them in, or rein them back out - create suspense, surprise, joy and amusement.

So, start naturally to establish trust, then use varying velocities to tell your story and to take your audience on a ride with you creating memorable moments. 

What you don't want to "wear a pair of mismatches socks" onstage - bring the matching pair, let them see and hear it, THEN you can a little crazy!