of Contents — 2 web versions of my Information for:
Stand-Up Comics, Business Keynote Speakers,
Politicians, ventriloquists & other solo acts.
My products and services
are now spread out over two web addresses
As I transition between my:
Flash Player version web page with
Legacy text, audio and video at Jim
2) The more mobile-device-friendly version (like this web page) that
Features some (but not all) of my legacy material, plus:
latest text, audio and video
"Home Study Program (HSP) for Stand-Up Comics, Business Keynote Speakers,
Politicians, ventriloquists and other solo acts" —
1,200 pages of workbooks and related hand-outs, plus 21 hours of audio.
1) These HSP materials were originally designed to support my live Workshops which
are now also offered both:
•live, in-person and
•online, live over the internet
through interactive web video conferencing.
2) Plus, my students and clients order
my HSP as a supplement to our one-on-one
Coaching & Co-Writing consultations
can be taken in-person, and/or through Internet video conferencing, over the
telephone, via email, via snail mail,
•to get my feedback on
your performance videos, whether posted online or snail mailed to me via DVD,
scripts, audio, etc. Details
Video previews and course outlines are available at these 2 web addresses:
1) Flash Player version that plays on 98% of all desktop and laptop
computers begun June in 2006:
offers 12 stand-alone audio/workbook package
outlines with Flash video previews using Flash Player.
•Here's the rub that prompted my creating a mobile-first second version of
my web site:
•Flash Player is barred from Apple hand-held, mobile iOS devices
created since June 29, 2007, like iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
There is still a lot legacy stuff only available here like my "Radio
Show: Tip-of-the-Week archives" requiring
2) Mobile-first version begun in August 2011 can also be accessed
by all desktop and laptop Computers:
This newer version
35 Lesson Outlines, plus both Flash video and Apple mobile iOS mp4 video options
for some (not all) video previews,
plus some video previews not yet available
for the Computer version; i.e.,
this is where I am now putting
my new stuff:
Home Study Program topics on this Mobile-first version includes these
4-5 Lesson blocks that make up Lessons 1-35.
Short Lesson descriptions are linked to full Lesson descriptions:
The Fundamentals of Stand-Up Comedy, Lesson block 1-4: http://bit.ly/16hkqLt
Intermediate Techniques for Writing and Performing, Lesson block 5-8: http://bit.ly/14tYWYt
Improvisation, Working the crowd, Taking advantage of Hecklers, Informal Roasts
and Formal Roasts, Lesson block 9-12: http://bit.ly/17M2NzK
Writing: Theory and Practice with Group-Written Scripts Using —
Routine are composed of
Simple Premise bits
•increase your writing speed fivefold
•are almost heckle-proof,
•and ideal for interviews,
block 13-16: http://bit.ly/16Pakz1
Advanced Writing: Theory and Practice with Group Written Scripts Using —
Premise Routines, Lesson block 17-20: http://bit.ly/18M5Tl8
Complex Premise Routines (continued), Lesson block 21-25: http://bit.ly/15KPCAo
Professional Stage Movement: setting the bit, Lesson block 26-29: http://bit.ly/17S7skp
Organized Comedy's "Graduate School:"
•assumes you have set scripts that
are ready to be fleshed out with Theater Techniques, Lesson block 30-34: http://bit.ly/1ey7OC1
Organized Comedy's "Post Graduate School,"
•Lesson block 35 and on-going — Monthly meetings: http://bit.ly/17S7J6I
Order entire HSP or individual stand-alone audio/workbooks through this
Flash Player version of my web site.
Note: when this Rich Internet Application (RIA) launches, the Tip-of-the-Day
(TOD) video begins playing in the right-hand column.
To replace that TOD video with the menu for Jim Richardson's Home Study Program,
click the link in the left hand column as pictured in the above screen shot
(see blue box & arrow).
a Flash RIA cannot be accessed via Apple iOS devices: iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad):
Coaching Order Form
I have recently revised
my Coaching Order Form so
you can now order all
my products and services in the same place.
Yes: this version of my order form can be accessed by:
•both PC & Mac computers,
• Apple iOS devices: iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad,
•Ordering your copy of my entire "Home
•Reading a series of 17 newspaper articles I wrote during the first four years
of the San Francisco comedy revival.
•Getting my Coaching & Co-Writing services:
career oriented coaching vs. quick shotgun evaluations.
•Having your script(s) edited.
•Taking my Stand-Up Comedy Workshops taught both in-person
and live over the Internet through interactive video conferencing,
using your computer’s or your mobile device’s (smart phone, tablet, etc.) webcam:
•Basic one-on-one computer and camera coaching.
•How to get a professional video shot of your stand-up comedy act or business keynote speech.
•Plus, you need a video-driven web site designed to sell you as an unique stand-up
comic and/or business keynote speaker.
You can find my Coaching Order Form by scrolling
down to the bottom of my Coaching and Co-Writing web page.
This order form also lists all my products and services with varying
fees and discounts:
Or use this direct link:
Sign up for my email list to receive twice monthly emails which include updates to:
•"Coach Says" newsletter, plus get access to archived issues: http://bit.ly/11bLlyG
•"Goodies page": Top Comics look back at their careers and reveal valuable tips, dispel myths, etc.
This includes my comments on stand-up comics and major movie stars giving significant
on the state of comedy and motion pictures vs. TV programming and expanding on-demand
video services, etc.: http://bit.ly/13fv3e5
Contact page: where you can sign up for my twice-monthly email
blasts which include additional writing and performing tips: http://bit.ly/16olma1
Just a simple, country comedy coach
•Get in touch:
PO Box 992
Mill Valley, California
last updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 11:36 am PST and March 27, 2014,
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