Month: January 2018

How can your children learn about the dangers of drugs?

Our special guest is Deborah Comella, the Executive Director of The Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free SWFL. Also joining us is Jonathan Engh, the Chairman of the Board and Senior Vice President, Commercial Team Lead FL, Busey Bank.

The Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida provides a number of educational events throughout the year. Join them for a Town Hall Meeting or free Lunch and Learn and Coalition Meeting. They also invite you to join them as a volunteer at Drug House Odyssey, where you can impact the lives of over 2,000 fifth graders over the course of three days. This real-life depiction about the dangers of underage drinking and drinking and driving. This walk through play is a great opportunity to talk to your kids. The event takes place on January 31st from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Lee County Civic Center, 11831 Bayshore Road North Fort Myers, FL United States.

Since it’s founding in 1989 by Jim Nathan, Sheriff Mike Scott and a group of local leaders, the Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida has worked to provide prevention resources to families in Lee County. Prevention events include Drug House Odyssey, Red Ribbon Week Celebrations, Town Hall Meetings and Lunch and Learn Educational Events. Their Goal is to Mobilize 12 sectors of the community, including: Youth, Parents, Businesses, Media, Schools, Youth Serving Organizations, Law Enforcement, Faith Based Community, Civic and Volunteer Groups, Health Care Professionals, State, Local or Tribal Agencies, and Other Organizations Involved in Reducing Substance Abuse.

The Voice Over Actor’s Handbook: How to analyze, interpret, and deliver scripts.

Our special guest is John Burr, author of The Voice Over Actor’s Handbook: How to Analyze, Interpret, and Deliver Scripts. John Burr is a voiceover performer, recording engineer/producer, video producer/director, and a professional trainer/coach. He has written and produced scripts in all media, and has directed many well-known national performers including Fritz Weaver, Alexander Scourby, Leslie Nielsen, William Conrad and Martin Landau. His many years of working in his various media roles have given him an in-depth understanding of every stage of the production process. Many of his former students have narrated for Discovery and Learning Channels, History Channel, National Geographic, and national audiobook producers, as well as many of America’s well-known corporations, such as Marriott, Xerox, IBM, Danaher, Carey International, and Lockheed-Martin.

The uniqueness in his approach to training comes from many years of applied language dynamics and musical characteristics to the process of teaching how to understand and interpret scripts and how to communicate with others in a natural, believable, purposeful, and convincing manner. John received his musical training at the Eastman School of Music, academic education at the University of Maine, and post-graduate work at American University. As a singer and assistant conductor of the U.S. Air Force Band Singing Sergeants and as a performer and musical director for the American Educational Theater Association and USO, he toured nationally and internationally for several years. As an actor and singer, he performed in many professional stock company productions, and performed in over forty operas with the Washington Opera.

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