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WANT TO WRITE FOR THIS BLOG?


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Do you want to write for this pro-equality blog? Mail me articles on Equality & Diversity, Personal & Professional Development, Education & Management, LGBT News or your Give ’em Hope stories. I’m blogging more and more but would love to make this blog more of a collaborative effort…

Email: david.equality.watters@gmail.com

This email is best as I can access anything you send and upload it directly from my phone….you can email a biography, your article and any images…and hey presto!

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3 WAYS to Expand YOUR speaking engagement OPPORTUNITIES in 2013


  1. Research and build a list of conferences being held around the country so that I can explore speaking opps on their behalf. Have your admin or virtual assistant do the same! Half the battle seems to be knowing what`s out there.
  2. Search event sites like http://www.thetradeshowcalendar.com, to target your speaking opportunities submissions, contacts and deadlines monthly.
  3. Create demand. Writing blogs, books, articles etc… Keep your name out there.
David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years.
David is a writer and speaker on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity.
David is currently promoting a youtube campaign“Give ’em Hope” and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity.
He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and The Harvey Milk Foundation.

His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer.

Invite DAVID To Speak!

CONTACT INFORMATION
EMAIL: DavidWatters@nbiassociates.co.uk
TELEPHONE: 07800813189
EQUALITY, DIVERSITY, CULTURAL CHANGE - MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY, CULTURAL CHANGE – MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER


GIVE ‘EM HOPE INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL – ORGANISE ONE IN YOUR AREA


NBI Associates, in association with the Give ‘em Hope Campaign, invite individuals and groups worldwide to devise, plan, coordinate, market and promote a Pro-Equality Music and Arts FESTIVAL (Performance date: April 2012) which involves a range of performers and artists from their local area.

These simultaneous Festivals are aimed at a broad audience and should include a variety of musical styles and types of performance.

The theme is, Tackling the “isms” Creatively” so all participants should be encouraged to offer music and artistic work which comments upon sexism, racism, disablism, ageism, homophobia and transphobia or any other area not listed here where people may experience prejudice, bullying or limiting labelling.    The aim of this event is to raise awareness of local and or national charity organisations and to communicate a message of social equality and a commitment to community cohesion.

The success of this event is reliant upon careful and thorough project planning. This takes time and effort and a basic checklist, to help you with your planning, includes consideration of: Venue, Accessibility, Facilities, Health & Safety, Insurance, Performers/Speakers/Guests, Equipment, Costs & Budgets, Publicity.

Contact David E Watters (Coordinator of the Give ’em Hope Campaign) at DavidWatters@nbiassociates.co.uk to express an interest in organising an event in your area.

EVENTS PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=301865706493289

 

SOME IDEAS FOR YOUR EVENT – Your Give ’em Hope Arts Festival can be big or small. Anything from a single gig, art show, poetry reading to something bigger. You can gather some friends in a single room or find a charitable venue who can lend you their space. Perhaps ask your school, college or workplace to stage an event. It’s all about supporting your choice of local and national charities and promoting community cohesion. There are no limits and no huge demands – this event is YOUR event.  MAKE IT WHATEVER YOU WANT IT TO BE!

You may consider showing a selection of Give ’em Hope videos or reading some of our stories…that’s an event in itself…..use our resources!

TOGETHER, WE CAN DO THIS. LET’S GET EQUALITY AND TACKLE THE ISMS CREATIVELY IN 2012
Respect, David


ARTICLE ARCHIVE – LINKS TO WRITING BY DAVID E. WATTERS


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GIVE ‘EM HOPE VIDEO CAMPAIGN – VIDEOS (SO FAR)


Director of NBI Associates, motivational speaker and writer, David E. Watters, has recently launched a youtube video campaign to inspire, encourage and uplift those who may feel disenfranchised or who may lack self-belief.
THE “Give ‘em Hope” Video Campaign IS AN INITIATIVE TO INSPIRE ALL YOUTH AND ADULTS WHO MAY DOUBT THEIR VALIDITY because ALL people, regardless of cultural heritage, physical or psychological ability, age, sexuality or gender identity, may feel self-doubt at various stages in their lives.
Watters is seeking individuals, couples and groups to share their stories, in whichever way they choose, in a bid to provide support and encouragement to anyone who may question their place in the world. These stories of living authentically, with dignity and unlimited by labels will become a powerful toolkit to help others understand how self-perception determines the path that they choose and that life need not be a self fulfilling prophecy when they improve self-concept, drive out fear and embrace new challenges as opportunities to learn and to grow.
IF YOU LIVE UNLIMITED BY LABELS…
THEN TELL US HOW IT’S DONE
Whether you are L.G. B or T…or ANY other letter of the alphabet, make and send your video to: DavidWatters@nbiassociates.co.uk
MAKE A VIDEO AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE
SHARE YOUR STORY AND HAVE IT SHOWN ON:
THE NBI ASSOCIATES YOUTUBE PAGE: NBIassociates
THE NBI ASSOCIATES WEBSITE: 
TRANSLATIONS OF THIS PRESS RELEASE CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://neverblendin.wordpress.com/category/give-em-hope-campaign-nbi-associates/   
JOIN THE “Give ‘em Hope” GROUP ON FACEBOOK:

 

JOIN THE “Give ’em Hope” GROUP ON FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/226577107352368

OFFICIAL PAGE: http://www.nbiassociates.co.uk/Give–em-Hope-Campaign.html

JOIN THE “Give ’em Hope” GROUP ON FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/226577107352368

OFFICIAL PAGE: http://www.nbiassociates.co.uk/Give–em-Hope-Campaign.html

JOIN THE “Give ’em Hope” GROUP ON FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/226577107352368

OFFICIAL PAGE: http://www.nbiassociates.co.uk/Give–em-Hope-Campaign.html

JOIN THE “Give ’em Hope” GROUP ON FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/226577107352368

OFFICIAL PAGE: http://www.nbiassociates.co.uk/Give–em-Hope-Campaign.html

JOIN THE “Give ’em Hope” GROUP ON FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/226577107352368

OFFICIAL PAGE: http://www.nbiassociates.co.uk/Give–em-Hope-Campaign.html

JOIN THE “Give ’em Hope” GROUP ON FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/226577107352368

OFFICIAL PAGE: http://www.nbiassociates.co.uk/Give–em-Hope-Campaign.html

JOIN THE “Give ’em Hope” GROUP ON FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/226577107352368

OFFICIAL PAGE: http://www.nbiassociates.co.uk/Give–em-Hope-Campaign.html

JOIN THE “Give ’em Hope” GROUP ON FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/226577107352368

OFFICIAL PAGE: http://www.nbiassociates.co.uk/Give–em-Hope-Campaign.html


PRESS RELEASE – GIVE ‘EM HOPE CAMPAIGN


Director of NBI Associates, motivational speaker and writer, David E. Watters, has recently launched a youtube video campaign to inspire, encourage and uplift those who may feel disenfranchised or who may lack self-belief. THE “Give ’em Hope” Video Campaign IS AN INITIATIVE TO INSPIRE ALL YOUTH AND ADULTS WHO MAY DOUBT THEIR VALIDITYbecause ALL people, regardless of cultural heritage, physical or psychological ability, age, sexuality or gender identity, may feel self-doubt at various stages in their lives. Watters is seeking individuals, couples and groups to share their stories, in whichever way they choose, in a bid to provide support and encouragement to anyone who may question their place in the world. These stories of living authentically, with dignity and unlimited by labels will become a powerful toolkit to help others understand how self-perception determines the path that they choose and that life need not be a self fulfilling prophecy when they improve self-concept, drive out fear and embrace new challenges as opportunities to learn and to grow. 
IF YOU LIVE UNLIMITED BY LABELS…
THEN TELL US HOW IT’S DONE 
Whether you are L.G. B or T…or ANY other letter of the alphabet, make and send your video to: DavidWatters@nbiassociates.co.uk
MAKE A VIDEO AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE
SHARE YOUR STORY AND HAVE IT SHOWN ON: 
THE NBI ASSOCIATES YOUTUBE PAGE: NBIassociates
THE NBI ASSOCIATES WEBSITE: http://www.facebook.com/groups/www.nbiassociates.co.uk    
TRANSLATIONS OF THIS PRESS RELEASE CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://neverblendin.wordpress.com/category/give-em-hope-campaign-nbi-associates/   
JOIN THE “Give ‘em Hope” GROUP ON FACEBOOK:
 
PRESS RELEASE image designed by Sherri Higgs ©

NEVER BLEND IN – WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS?


About the book

NEVER BLEND IN is an accessible book about achieving personal authenticity, a groundbreaking and vital book of exclusive celebrity and deeply personal non-celebrity interviews, which is aimed primarily at a young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning audience. The book, however, is also of value to educators, parents, family and mental health professionals seeking insight into the LGBTQ experience.

Role models from education, entertainment, law enforcement, medical and emergency services, politics, religion and sports have participated in this much needed discourse to illuminate the reader’s journey of self-discovery and to illustrate that living a life unlimited by labels will lead to personal, professional and spiritual fulfilment.

These candid stories and wise words are a powerful toolkit to encourage, inspire, uplift and give hope to those who need it most; those who may feel disenfranchised or who may lack self-belief.

Inspired by the life of Harvey Milk and with a foreword by his nephew Stuart Milk, this book includes original and insightful interviews with actors Alan Cumming OBE (Cabaret, Spy Kids, The Good Wife), Stephen Fry (Peter’s Friends, Wilde)Anthony Rapp (Rent), Colton Ford (The Lair), Marcus Patrick (My Wife & KidsCSI: MiamiPassions and Dancing With The Stars), Scotch Ellis Loring (Frasier, Malcolm in the Middle, 24, Alias, Touched by An Angel) and Adele Anderson (Fascinating Aida); key equality advocates, educators and influencers of policy Sue Sanders (Schools Out), Charles Robbins(CEO, The Trevor Project), Stephen Williams MP,Jack MacKenroth (Project RunwayQueens of Drag: NYC), Rabbi Denise EgerLt. Dan Choi and veteran human rights campaigner, Peter Tatchell; filmmakerParvez Sharma (A Jihad for Love); musicians Darren Hayes (Savage Garden) and Levi Kreis (Tony Award winner for “Best Featured Actor in a Musical” for his role as Jerry Lee Lewis in the Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet) ; sporting greats, NBA star, John Amaechi (author of Man in the Middle) and Olympic swimmer Bruce Hayes; transgender trailblazers Calpernia Addams, the Rev David E. Weekley (author of In from the Wilderness) and Jamison Green (author of Becoming a Visible Man); Mental Health professionals, Gladeana McMahonAntoine Spiteri and Dr. John Shafer; writers Tom Robb Smith (Child 44, The Secret Speech), Leslea Newman (A Letter to Harvey Milk),Linda Goldman (Coming Out, Coming In), Michael Musto (The Village Voice);  Del Shores (Sordid Lives) and Stephanie Silberstein (Shades of Gay); representatives from organizations including The Trevor ProjectThe Harvey Milk Foundation,PFLAGFireFLAGThe Gay Police Association andSchools Out and colleagues of Harvey Milk; Anne KronenbergDaniel Nicoletta and Tom Ammiano.

These stories of living authentically, with dignity and unlimited by labels will help readers to understand how self esteem determines the path they choose and that life need not be a self fulfilling prophecy when they improve self-concept, drive out fear and embrace new challenges as opportunities to learn and grow, eliminate self imposed limitations and cease dependence on others to provide validity.

Harvey Milk’s legacy is the growing number of proud lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals who refuse to live their lives limited by the judgment of others.

The various voices in this book candidly and sincerely share their wisdom and belief that we can be an important part of society without blending in; that we can live with 100% authenticity, unlimited by labels; that we shouldn’t be expected to compromise our identity to find acceptance and everyone, regardless of sexuality or gender identity, has a right to fully live.

There is practical advice and guidance from the LGBT community on how life need not be a self-fulfilling prophecy and that by recognizing that our “truth” has been shaped through our relationships, our environment and our experiences, we can begin to change our perceptions, heighten our self-esteem and move toward our personal and professional goals with clear vision and purpose….

 

About the Author

Since graduating from The Institute of Education, University of London, David has gone on to train with LEAP, as a mediator, and is a qualified facilitator for The Pacific Institute. 

He is a writer and speaker on social inequality issues and is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK.

David is currently promoting a youtube campaign “Give ‘em Hope” and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity.

As Director of NBI Associates, David devises and delivers engaging, enjoyable and interactive workshops utilizing Cognitive Behavioural and Performing Arts strategies for individual, corporate and academic clients.

He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out and The Harvey Milk Foundation.

CONTACT INFORMATION

EMAIL: DavidWatters@nbiassociates.co.uk


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