Information + Inspiration
Gain purpose, power and a professionally polished web presence!
“Our alumni group hosted a workshop intensive for 65 performing arts students visiting NYC over Spring Break. Our first class covered the business essentials to set yourself up for success. I wanted to include a social media/online component to this course, and my first thought was Tony Howell. His passion and expertise in this area are unmatched and he served as the perfect panelist for this discussion. Not only did he come prepared with his invaluable insight, but he had designed a handout to keep students engaged and interacting, and allowed them to take these important talking points with them for future reference. We received glowing feedback from the students that they had learned so much from this discussion and were anxious to implement it into their career preparations. This class was one of our most well-received and we owe much of that to the knowledge and expertise of Mr. Tony Howell”
-Peyton Royal, OCUNYC Coordinator
"I loved your energy and intelligence and knew that you would be the perfect fit. You are tenacious, intelligent, extremely knowledgeable and fun! Can’t forget that part."
-Shawn Lewis, Executive Director
"Marvelous job! The workshop was very well-received and fascinating. Knocked our collective socks off!"
-Bonnie Erickson, Director of Educational Programming
"You're positive, authentic and connect well with the students—you invite us in. You've packaged your presentation in such a way that it's accessible and affordable. I like that it's for the performer. It's exciting to hear from someone who's one of us—someone who's actually been on stage!"
-Tony Horne, University of Wisconsin
"I got good feedback from parents after your Skype seminar! What you had to say resonated with families and added to the whole weekend enrichment."
-Mary Anna Dennard, Founder
"Tony did an amazing Skype session with my 'Prep for the Profession' class. His '5 Keys to Create Your Own Success' keynote on marketing and social media was great! The students were so pumped about it afterwards. Book him! It's totally worth your while!!!"
-Jonathan Flom, Shenandoah Conservatory
"Tony’s presentation was outstanding in every way—highly organized, truly engaging and inspiring. His approach to building and managing a professional career in the theatre is smart, exciting, useful. Thanks to Tony, our students now have the tools to navigate the professional world with confidence."
-Rick Barbour, Chair of Theatre Department
"I don't see how a keynote like this couldn't be relevant to anybody in business—whether the business is yourself or a product. It was absolutely applicable because it's the way that media is going. The presentation was informative and eye opening. I didn't realize how important it would be."
-Mariann Cook, Professor, Rider University
"It's very appropriate for colleges, graduate schools, even doctoral programs—probably different disciplines within the colleges. You certainly have a knack for making it look easy, sound easy and doable. To me, this is like being an actor without a headshot. This is the future."
-Anne Lewis, Professor
"I hate most things about ‘actor marketing’ and those people who typically ‘teach’ it, selling actors things they don’t need, like automated postcards that look like junk mail and self-descriptive adjective vomit. It’s all garbage, and I hate to think that actors are wasting their money. Therefore, it makes me grateful that someone is advocating ‘having something to say’ and knowing ‘how’ to say it. That will always be the most effective tool any actor can employ in hopes of marketing themselves, beyond their work itself."
-Michael Cassara, Casting Director + Producer
"Tony Howell’s mastery of social media as a tool actors can use to move their artistic careers ahead with intelligence, forethought and honesty is remarkable. He answers so many doubts I had had as a curmudgeon of the twentieth century and has made me feel I might well find more than a niche for myself in the twenty-first through social media."
-Jeremy Lawrence, Actor + Author
"I was speaking at a conference where I was able to share the platform with Tony. I was there as a speaker, not an attendee. Less than two minutes into his dynamic talk, I was sucked in and writing notes faster than he could talk (which is REALLY saying something!). His content is strong, his ideas are very simple to implement, his strategies are well constructed, and his presentation is funny, credible, and energetic to say the least. In the ever changing world of social media it can sometimes seem impossible to stay on top of things. Tony makes it systematic, practically automatic, and most of all fun."
-Julian Franklin, Author + Speaker
"I thought this seminar was brilliant—filled with so much useful material! It’s going to be such an important tool to our careers and really going to be life changing! Thank you for sharing all of your knowledge!"
-Russell Tanenbaum, Dancer
"I’m so amazed at your ability to do what you love plus your side business—and you are SO GOOD on top of it. Your presentation style is wonderful. I’ve been an instructor for years so I can spot a great presenter. Clear, upbeat, fresh."
-Mary Lahti, Actress
"I took a seminar with Tony and loved it! He mapped out how to use features on all the social media platforms that I didn’t know how to use and made it easy as well! Really worth it!"
-Jason T. Gaffney, Actor + Writer
"I was immensely impressed and inspired by your seminar—your success and clear headed, incisive and inclusive methodologies. Thanks, Tony!"
-Kate Fuglei, Actress
"This is a very useful workshop that provides so many practical, specific and smart tips to help you with social media. It’s to the point, enlightening and filters out the essential information you need to succeed and therefore saves you time."
-Mesic Layla, Dancer
"I found this seminar to be very informative. It was great to hear new information and be reminded of the things I already knew. I really liked how we saw different examples of professionals representing themselves with their social media. I found the detailed topics and in depth information to be very helpful. The information on staying professional and what to and what not to share was very important and very beneficial."
-Taylor Markarian, Dancer
"Thank you for presenting such a thorough, informative and fascinating seminar at Broadway Dance Center! We are lucky to have CSM as a resource to help our careers!"
-Caroline Abbott, Dancer
"Even being immersed in social media management, I learned new things—your marketing tips were very helpful. The amount of research you did to give specific examples was extremely helpful and well thought out. I have looked at social media SlideShares online—they are all very similar and lack the research and examples you provide. I could tell how much quality time you put into the presentation and I think it was appreciated by all. Truly wonderful!"
-Alanna Pithis, Actress + Social Media Strategist