Making It Happen: Program Development and Production

I consult with organizations to help them develop and produce radio programs such as Studio 360, which I created for WNYC and PRI, podcasts such as Totally Cerebral with Dr. Wendy Suzuki for PRX, websites and blogs such as The Good Garden, and conferences and live events, such as TEDxMet for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  

One of my specialties is launching projects: working with clients to uncover original ideas and turning them into successful public radio programs, live events, podcasts, and blogs. Another strength is turnaround: taking an existing project that is not living up to its potential, and working with talent and creative teams to rework the concept and successfully navigate change.

In 2013, I was asked to launch TEDxMet, the first TEDx in an art museum. I worked with The Metropolitan Museum of Art's talented team, including Met Director Thomas Campbell's Chief Advisor, Christine Coulson, and Limor Tomer, General Manager of The Met Presents, to develop the focus for the day and choose speakers, which included curators, artists, performers, and a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, as well as performances by musicians and dancers.  I coached the speakers, and loved helping each craft a talk which captivated the audience.  At the end of the day, Tom Campbell told me that the event had exceeded all of his expectations.  

TEDxMet 2015: The In-Between, took place on September 26, and you can see all of the speakers and performances here.  It was a pleasure to work again with the wonderful people at The Met, and the extraordinary speakers, to create a day filled with complexity, compassion, and tenderness.  And art, of course!

Here are some of the talks from the first TEDxMet:  

A few of the organizations for whom I have created and produced programs:

To contact me about the possibility of working together to create and develop audio programs or live events, please fill out and submit the form below.  

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