I've been honored to appear on panels for Google and SAG-AFTRA, as well as been invited to deliver keynotes for Actors' Equity Association, Broadway Dance Center, Backstage, Music Theatre Educators Alliance, New York Singing Teachers Association, and many more.
I absolutely love speaking—more importantly, teaching. When you hire me to speak, you're not just going to get fire hosed with information. Though that will happen, I also make sure I provide your audience with plenty of inspiration (stories and examples) and instant implementation.
Your audience will leave with a deeper sense of purpose, power and a more professionally polished presence!
"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, New York
“Tony's passion and expertise in social media are unmatched. 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, New York
"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, Madison, WI
"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, Winchester, VA
"Tony’s presentation on creative social media was outstanding in every way—highly organized, truly engaging and inspiring. His approach to building and managing a professional career is smart, exciting, useful. Thanks to Tony, our students now have the tools to navigate the professional world with confidence."
-Rick Barbour, Denver, CO
"The presentation was informative and eye opening. 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. I didn't realize how important it would be."
-Mariann Cook, Lawrenceville, NJ
Tony certainly has a knack for making it look easy, sound easy and doable. To me, this is the future. It's like being an actor without a headshot. It's very appropriate for colleges, graduate schools, even doctoral programs—probably different disciplines within the colleges."
-Anne Lewis, Center Valley, PA
"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, Dallas, TX
"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 the fact that ‘having something to say’, and knowing ‘how’ to say it, will always be in hopes of marketing themselves, beyond their work itself."
-Michael Cassara, New York
"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 but 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, Houston
"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, New York
"I was immensely impressed and inspired by your seminar—your success and clear headed, incisive and inclusive methodologies. Thanks, Tony!"
-Kate Fuglei, Los Angeles
"Your presentation style is wonderful. I’ve been an instructor for years so I can spot a great presenter. I’m so amazed. You are so good, clear, upbeat and fresh."
-Mary Lahti, New York
"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, New York
"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, Florida
"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, New York
"Thank you for presenting such a thorough, informative and fascinating seminar at Broadway Dance Center! We are lucky to have you as a resource to help our careers!"
-Caroline Abbott, New York