Your Speaker’s Credentials
Mr. Georgian is a graduate of the University of Maryland, University College, with a Bachelor of Science degree (Cum Laude) in industrial education. He graduated from the U.S. Navy’s instructor course, and he designed curriculum and taught courses for six years.
A corporate instructor in Washington DC, Mr. Georgian designed writing courses and conducted in-house training of engineers and system software specialists. He was the corporate trade show designer and a marketing spokesman.
Mr. Georgian spent sixteen years conducting the research for his award winning nonfiction book Cossacks, Indians and Buffalo Bill. He mastered genealogy, National Archives, Library of Congress, and Internet research assets, which he will pass along to the public during his presentations. He spent three years as President of the Gulf Coast Writers Association of Southwest Florida.
Fees: Speaker fees are based on each location, where travel, meals, and lodging are involved. Mr. Georgian requests that sale of his book Cossacks, Indians and Buffalo Bill be permitted after the presentation. Fees are negotiable. To arrange a presentation contact Mr. Georgian at Richard@RichardGeorgian.com
WILD WEST SHOW SERIES
Four (4) different programs
(1) A day in the life of a Wild West Show
Mr. Georgian takes the audience behind the scenes on a typical day in a Wild West show from arrival of the advance crews to the final departure for the next town. All aspects of life on a lot and on the road are explained using knowledge gained from researching Cossacks, Indians and Buffalo Bill. Mr. Georgian reads excerpts from his book to describe unusual incidents. This presentation includes 68 photographs, and normally takes 50 minutes with time for questions and answers.
(2) Librarians: an historian’s best friend
This lecture focuses on the role of librarians, curators, and staffs of collections in an historian’s process of collecting and appraising materials for non-fiction works. Mr. Georgian uses his sixteen years of primary source research for Cossacks, Indians and Buffalo Bill to explain various research techniques. He explains pre and post Internet research and provides a list of resources a writer has available. The fiction writer will also benefit in conducting research to flesh out a story. This presentation includes 35 photographs and list of resources. It normally takes 45 minutes with time for questions and answers.
(3) Cossacks, Indians and Buffalo Bill a book presentation
The U.S. Government threatened to remove Indians from Wild West Shows in 1890. Mr. Georgian explains how this event triggered the arrival of Georgian riders, called “Russian Cossacks,” in Wild West shows and why they continued to be part of this entertainment until 1917. Mr. Georgian reads excerpts from his book to explain significant incidents, which impacted performers and management. This presentation includes 147 photographs if laptop and projector are available. The length of the presentation can be adjusted to the time frame available.
(4) Hold your horses the elephants are coming, and they didn’t
This is a whimsical review of circus parades in the early twentieth century, and the mishaps that occurred. This presentation includes 62 slides. The length of the presentation is adjustable.
Three (3) different programs
(1) The Financial Side of being an Author
The aspiring author will learn financial details of the publishing business and the impact on their profit and loss margins. Federal and State issues are discussed. The pro and con’s of using a limited liability company as an author. What the author can expect as income whether using a publishing house, small press or self publishing. The lecture includes: publishing contracts and if you should get advice from Intellectual Property Attorneys; Vendor fees and book signing costs; and a snap shot of marketing, postage, discounts, and travel expenses. This presentation includes 28 slides and normally takes 45 minutes with time for questions and answers.
(2) Marketing; what an author should do
The aspiring author will learn what he or she should do before and after the publication of their work. The lecture includes: marketing and promotion plans, press kits, marketing materials, interviews (Radio and TV), using the internet, magazine ads, and arranging events. Mr. Georgian also gives advice for book signing events. Mr. Georgian uses his own experience and the knowledge gained as President of the Gulf Coast Writers Association for three years. This presentation includes 48 slides. The length of the presentation is adjustable to the time frame available.
(3) Advice to an Aspiring Authors
Ten point handout as an outline for an open discussion with aspiring authors, which covers a short list of what an author should be thinking and collecting information on. The length of this lecture is dependent on the question and answer session that is part of each discussion point.