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Traditional Russian Easter Egg
with something inside it.
Now you can find virtual Easter Eggs to reveal
Contests inside three (3) issues of my newsletter
"Coach Says," Vol. 1, issues i and ii; plus Vol. 2, issue i:
How to WIN a FREE hour of my Coaching and Co-Writing Services
These 3 contests runs until Tues., July 15, 2014, midnight PST

Table of Contents for Winning Contests:

Start here | Playing .PDF media clips | Collecting prize | Movie Game Contest
30% discounts:
Vol 2, issue i's deadlines vs. Tip-of-the-Day dates-of-month deadlines
How can you become David Letterman's replacement's . . . replacement?
Skills needed to win all 3 contests:
Opening a Russian vs. Virtual Easter Egg

Contents menu: map to contest hints | Clickable: headings vs. leaves
Audio clip buttons tutorial | Pointed finger means . . .?
Tooltips for:
Single-image buttons: where answer hides for 2nd contest | Unfamiliar terms
Three-image rollover buttons: where the answer hides for 1st & 3rd contest


Where are the clues to finding out how to win one of the 4 prizes in these 3 contests?

For Vol. 1, issue i's two (2) prizes:
1) One hour of my Coaching and Co-Writing services for the first person to contact me with the correct answer and
2) Half-hour of my Coaching and Co-Writing services for the second person to contact me with the correct answer.
Prizes must be used within 14 days of guessing a correct answer.

If you are unfamiliar with how to download .PDF files to your Desktop and open only in Adobe Reader 6 or later,
in order to both use the navigation system and play the audio and video files necessary to win a prize:
•You will need this
step-by-step information.

However, if you already know how to:
•download .PDF files to your Desktop
•and open only in Adobe Reader 6 or later,
than you can click this image to get started right now
•to compete for a prize.

For a larger view of this screen shot,
1) right-click on it
2) and then, select "View Image" from the drop down menu:


CoachSays1i.pdf

7.5 MB
Coach Says, Vol. 1, issue i
Created: 2-18-09, 2:40 pm PST; Last updated: 4-15-14, 2 pm PST


If you have difficulty playing the audio or video clips,
here is the
work around.

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Or, for Vol. 1, issue ii's one (1) prize:
One hour of my Coaching and Co-Writing services for the first person to contact me with the correct 2-part answer.

For a larger view of this screen shot,
1) right-click on it
2) and then, select "View Image" from the drop down menu:


CoachSays1ii.pdf

26.9 MB
Coach Says, Vol. 1, issue ii
Created: 8-12-09, 8 pm PST; Last updated: 4-15-14, 2 pm PST.


Contact me after you have:
A) Found the virtual Easter Egg that contains the final clue that leads directly to the correct Answer.
B) Once you have figured out the correct Answer, then email your answer to me at:
jim@JimRichardson.com
Subject: either
" Vol. 1, issue i's correct answer"
or "Vol. 1, issue ii's correct answer"

Upon emailing in your Winning Answer,
you will receive a reply email reminder that:
•Your prize must be used within 14 days of guessing a correct Answer,
•or it immediately passes to the Runnerup Contestant.


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For Vol. 2, issue i's one (1) prize:
Requires the Flash Player which is already on 98% of Apple and Windows desktop and laptop computers
but is not allowed on Apple's iOS for mobile devices like iPhone, iPodTouch nor iPad.

For a larger view of this screen shot,
1) right-click on it
2) and then, select "View Image" from the drop down menu
:


One hour
of my Coaching and Co-Writing services for the first person who goes to page 19, then:
1) Wins the Movie Game Contest:



2) Then, watches the video on a page in the issue which you can only access after first winning the Movie Game Contest.
Once you have accessed the page with the Contest video,
•be sure to read the Hint on that page before watching the video:



3) Finally, fill out and submit the Form by the Tuesday, July 15, 2014, midnight PST deadline
that you will find on the same page as that video:
Movie Game Contest order form 5-4-2014 screen shot.

4) Upon emailing in your Winning Answer to jim@JimRichardson.com,
Subject: " Vol. 2, issue i's correct answer,"
you will receive a reply email reminder that:
•Your prize must be used within 14 days of guessing the correct Answer,
•or it immediately passes to the Runnerup Contestant.

What could be simpler?

8-)


Bonus in
"Coach " Vol. 2, issue i:
30% discount on selected stand-alone audio/workbook packages from my Home Study Program
Tuesday, July 15, 2014, midnight PST deadline:
Writing techniques, page 4:
How to Write a Joke: the 7 basic joke forms
Editing Your Comedy or Serious Speech into an Act
Topical Monologue: 11 joke formats
Performance techniques, page 13:
How to Tell a Joke on a Stand-Up Comedy Stage, During a Speech and in the Work Place
How to Make the Audience Like You a Lot



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Background information:

Vol. 1, issues i and ii, February & August of 2009, are both "dynamic" multimedia PDF files.


Vol. 1, issue i, has several audio Tips for writing and performing effective jokes.

This first issue of "Coach Says" is also the only place I have published a Monthly Calendar
•revealing what dates each month my
Tip-of-the-Day video juke box (TOD)
•is programmed to automatically offer 30% discounts on selected stand-alone audio/workbook packages.


Example: If you had wanted to
be in the running to replace David Letterman
before he retires within a year of his 4-3-14 announcement, too late!

8-)

Logo of Late Show with David Letterman.Los Angles Time incorrectly guess 9 possible Letterman replacements

On April 10, 2014, CBS-TV announced that Stephen Colbert will replace Letterman in 2015.
He is the host, writer and executive producer of Comedy Central's cable TV show "The Colbert Report,"
However, CBS Chairman and CEO Les Moonves said in a statement:
"Colbert will not portray his Comedy Central character when he hosts the late-night show."

Stephen Colbert photo.
Who is the real Stephen Colbert?
Two video clips of interest:
1) April 30, 2006, "60 Minutes" anchor Morley Safer went behind-the-scenes at "The Colbert Report" to try and find out!
2) April 13, 2014, Brian Stelter talked with TV legend Dick Cavett about Stephen Colbert taking over for Letterman next year. Upshot, the topical-comedy-National-TV-Network-host-deck has been shuffled, but is still short one card:
Now, Comedy Central needs a new host for a new show
•who can do topical material in Colbert's soon to be vacant Monday-Friday half-hour time slot
following John Stewart's also topical "The Daily Show."

Anyway.
By now, you should want to get 30% off on my audio/workbook package:
Screen shot of TM:JF video clip.
Topical Jokes: 11 joke formats

on the 9th and 24th of each month by going to TOD any time on either of those dates.

This is what you are looking for.
On non-discount days, when the opening slide containing the video clip displays on page launch,
you do not see the blue link to "more info./sale"
Blue "info./sale" link.
On discount days, sometimes you see the sale promoted on this opening slide,
sometimes the sale is only promoted on the Order Form slide:
TOD Topical Monologue screen shot on non-30% discount days. TOD Topical Monologue sceen shot on 30% off discount days twice a month on the 9th and 24th.

On non-discount days, when you click the blue "Order form" link to bring up the order form slide,
you do not ever see any mention of a sale at the top of the order form slide.
However, on 30% off sales days on the 9th and 24th of each month,
•you always see something like
"This 24-hour sale expires tonight at Midnight!"
which means midnight your time.

For a larger view of these two screen shots,
1) right-click on each one
2) and then, select "View Image" from the drop down menu
:
Order Form screen shot for non-sales days.Order form screen shot for 30% off sale days every 7th and 24th of the month.


For the full discount calendar, see it spread out in "Coach Says," Vol. 1, issue i
•over pages 4, 7-10, 14 and 18: CoachSays1i.pdf

Example:
See below screen shot of "Coach Says," Vol. 1, issue i, page 4,
"Calendar Descriptions"
with the two monthly dates for Stage Mechanics, Part One of Three (6:11)
(a.k.a "Professional Stage Movement: setting a bit")
inside a red box.

For a larger view of this screen shots,
1) right-click on it
2) and then, select "View Image" from the drop down menu

Page 4 screen shot of Montly Calendar dates for Setting a Bit in Coach Says, Vol. 1, issue i.
How does this work?
Whenever you go to the TOD web page,
•that day's video is programmed to automatically begin playing in the right-hand side of the screen.

On days offering 30%-off sales, once the video finishes playing,
•that video is automatically replaced with either a slide show Table of Contents (TOC) or,
as in the case of the screen shot "Topical Monologue: 11 Joke Formats," with a Order Form slide

For a larger view of these two screen shots,
1) right-click on each image
2) and then, select "View Image" from your web browser's drop down menu
:
TOD for TMJF video audo-launched on 30% off sales days. TOD TMJF vide ends, then auto-launches sale order form.


Each page of that Table of Contents slide show contains an "Go to Order Form" or "Back to Order Form" or "24-hour: 30% off sale" button:

Click that button to bring up the Order Form slide for that day's sale:

TOD page 1 slide for TMJF slide show.

The exception that proves the rule: "Professional Stage Movement: setting the bit"
Tip-of-the-Day videos promote an on-going "30% Web Discount Price":
Setting the bit screen shot of on-going 30% Web Discount Price.


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Plus, this Vol 1, issue i, introduces Russian Easter Eggs:
•So, this first issue is a very safe place for you to practice searching for virtual Easter Eggs,
the key to winning that free hour of coaching.
•You can quickly find Hints 1, 2 and 3 by using this issue's simplified "Contents" pop-up menu.

It is also a safe place to screw up following the instructions on:
how to enable the audio clips which you can find on pages 6-7, 9-10 to be playable,
which will also enable the one video clip you'll find on page 17 to be playable.
This is a rather annoying "feature" that Adobe added after I created these two .PDF files.
Hopefully, you will find the content worth a little annoyance.

See?
This gets even easier as we go on.


The navigation bar (navbar) at the bottom of every page has a "Contents" button
which allows you to instantly access almost any page in this 23-page .PDF document
from any other page inside that document.

FYI:
PDF = Portable Document File.

To bring up the Contents menu, click just once on the button labeled "Contents."
(see the button at the bottom of this screen shot for the cover page: the correct button is circled in red):



This will bring up the pop-up menu:
Note that the hand cursor changes to a hand with a pointing finger whenever it is hovering over a clickable Button: Hand with pointing finger screen shot.
Unlike issue ii, issue i's pop-up menu has no "leaves" so all menu "headings" are clickable.
The key pages are underlined in red so you can practice playing the audio clips and one video clip while hunting for clues to WIN the FREE hour of consulting

For a larger view of this screen shot,
1) right-click on it
2) and then, select "View Image" from your web browser's drop down menu
:


Vol. 1, i features the theme:
What is a "virtual Easter Egg?"

"Russian Easter Eggs"
Definition of Russian Easter Eggs, their political history related to historical events,
•and their current use by computer programmers as "virtual Easter Eggs."
The issue also create dozens of virtual Easter Eggs throughout the issue for you to find:
•Hidden images and text.

One tricky virtual Easter Egg rewards the first person to find it:
WIN
a FREE hour of my one-on-one Coaching & Co-Writing services!
Runner-Up WINS a FREE half-hour of my one-on-one Coaching & Co-Writing services


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Vol. 1, ii's theme: "Character in Business Keynote Speaking & Stand-Up Comedy "—
•Speaker/Comic as "Gunslinger" and/or as "Knight in Shining Armor":
Next trend, To like you a lot, Corrective Comedy & Practicing your jokes
•Another even more tricky to find virtual Easter Egg that rewards the First finder:
WIN a FREE hour of my one-on-one Coaching & Co-Writing services!


Why have I added 4 new pages of instructions and screen shots?
Because back in 2009, the contestants unfamiliar with dynamic .PDF files
had real trouble following my more simple instructions
and needed my one-on-one help to access
•these cool virtual Easter Egg features,
•plus these dynamic .PDF's way cool navigation menus, etc.

Benefit, in addition to learning lot of useful writing and performing techniques along the way:
•You can still find both issues updated with new step-by-step instructions,
and potentially win a free hour of my one-on-one Coaching & Co-Writing services.

Hint:
back in 2009, the first person to win issue i's prize
went on to win issue ii's prize later that the same day!
•So, from now on, it's one prize to each new potential student or client!

Always remember, with art as in life:
"Degree of difficulty is never a factor!"

8-)


Note that some menu headings now have leaves, like the "Q & A" heading in the next image below.
Whenever you see leaves, only the leaves are clickable.
But, same as with Vol. 1, issue i's pop-up menu, when a heading has no leaves, then that heading becomes clickable.
This is the same way menus work in most computer programs
but the different look of these pop-up menus sometime throws some folks off.
When I have not read these issues in awhile,
that "some folks" even includes me!

8-)

There is now also a clickable Table of Contents (TOC) on the cover page of this 56-page .PDF file,
and the same article names in the TOC also appear in the pop-up menu.
The only new heading name is "What's inside" which is not clickable because it has a clickable leaf, as indicated by the little sideways arrow,
whereas the last three heading names in the pop-up menu have no little sideways arrow and therefore, have no leaves; so, they themselves are clickable.


Navigation instructions have been improved.
and a much requested tutorial on "How my audio clip buttons work" has been included.

For a larger view of this screen shot,
1) right-click on it
2) and then, select "View Image" from your web browser's drop down menu
:




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You may have noticed in the above screen shot of Vol. 1, issue ii's cover that the cursor hand has a pointed finger when it is over the montage of four images.
•All images in issue ii have hidden Easter Eggs that are either text or additional images.


Between page i-v and page 1-14, images are single-image buttons that do nothing if you click them;
but if you hover your cursor over them for about one second,
then a hidden Tooltip message appears.
This is what it will looks like on the cover page :




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Whenever you see a blue font that is a clickable hyperlink to a web page,
hover over it to see the actual html web address
like this one on page 10:





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If you see an interesting name or unfamiliar term within the text,
the first time it appears in the issue:
put your cursor over that word for about one second to see if you get the little pointed finger.

Example:
Since the web is international, perhaps a foreign national might have heard of President Lincoln
but not know as much about him as an average American citizen.
It might be annoying to USA users if I included such information in the main body of the text.
But those interested can instantly get some basic information from the hidden Tooltip
in the upper right-hand corner on Page 7:





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Saturday, March 29, 2014, I updated all the hyperlinks
as you can see from the Tooltip that is revealed
when you hold your mouse cursor
over the little black triangle under the "9" in 8-12-09
found on the cover page's upper right-hand corner :






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From page 17 through 50, I alternate between:
simple one-image rollover-buttons and
complex two and three image rollover buttons for various effects
to make points that would take up many more pages,
and not be half as much fun.

For something to be worthwhile,
it's just gotta be fun!

;-)

On page 17, the cartoon logo for my company ORGANIZED COMEDY and the two-shot of JFK debating Richard Nixon have what you have already seen;
these are just single-image rollover-buttons, each with a unique Tooltip messages:












But when you put your cursor over the image of the smiling cowboy,
he is replaced by a frowning cowboy with a Tooltip message:








If you press and hold down on your mouse button, the frowning cowboy
is replaced by another smiling cowboy and the Tooltip message disappears:




Release your mouse button and remain hovering over the image:
the second smiling cowboy disappears and
the frowning cowboy reappears, but without his Tooltip.

Move your mouse off the frowning cowboy, and the first smiling cowboy reappears.
Hover over him again to bring back
the frowning cowboy and
wait a second for the frowning cowboy's Tooltip message to re-appear.

For more tips on hidden Easter Eggs images and Tooltips, read the Q & A on Vol. 1, issue ii, page iii:





Have fun playing around with the single-, double- and triple-image rollover-buttons you can find on page 17 through to page 50.
One of them has a clue that can lead you to WINNING that FREE hour of my coaching and co-writing services.

Happy hunting, partner!

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Questions?
Get in touch:

Jim Richardson
Just a simple, country comedy coach

8-)

415-877-4424
jim@Stand-UpComedyWorkshop.com

Snail mail:
Jim Richardson
Organized Comedy
PO Box 992
Mill Valley, California 94942-0992
USA


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Table of Contents for Winning Contests:
Start here | Playing .PDF media clips | Collecting prize | Movie Game Contest
30% discounts:
Vol 2, issue i's deadlines vs. Tip-of-the-Day dates-of-month deadlines
How can you become David Letterman's replacement's . . . replacement?
Skills needed to win all 3 contests:
Opening a Russian vs. Virtual Easter Egg

Contents menu: map to contest hints | Clickable: headings vs. leaves
Audio clip buttons tutorial | Pointed finger means . . .?
Tool tips for:
Single-image buttons: where answer hides for 2nd contest | Unfamiliar terms
Three-image rollover buttons: where the answer hide for 1st & 3rd contest

Page created: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 11:46 am PST and updated Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 10:26 pm PST.
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How to save PDF files to your Desktop, then open in Adobe Reader (recommended)
How to play audio & video clips in these Vol. 1 PDF files, plus link updates
Find hidden images or text or video to WIN a FREE hour of Coaching & Co-Writing!
"Coach Says," Vol. 2 (uses Flash Player) | "Coach Says" archives
One-on-One Coaching & Co-Writing for Stand-Up Comics & Keynote Speakers