December 2, 2014
Contagious Optimism LIVE is a suite of uplifting and motivational talks by real people from around the globe along with coauthors from the bestselling Contagious Optimism book series. The purpose is to foster inspiration and to help people find their own silver linings—all bundled into a fun afternoon and evening.
We have had two events already: April 4th, 2014 and October 11th, 2014. David Mezzapelle personally funded these events along with tickets sales and some sponsorship monies we received. We are looking to raise capital in order to launch our 2015 event season and to help fund the cost of marketing and promotion to beef up sponsorship sales.
We are tremendously grateful for your support so far; we are nothing without you, and we hope to have your continued support!
The Contagious Optimism Team
February 16, 2014
Sherry Hursey is an American actress known for her recurring role as Ilene Markham on the sitcom “Home Improvement.” She also appeared in the movie “Bring it On” and the shows “Happy Days” and “Days of Our Lives.”
Sherry will speak at Contagious Optimism LIVE!, a daylong event with inspirational talks, music, and entertainment. Contagious Optimism LIVE! is taking place at Florida Atlantic University’s Lifelong Learning Society on the Jupiter campus on Friday, April 4, 2014, from 2 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $50, which includes a reception following the event. Group discounts are also available. All attendees will receive a free copy of the bestselling book, “Contagious Optimism.”
February 6, 2014
Dr. Joachim De Posada speaks both English and Spanish and has a Ph.D in psychology. He has enlightened and entertained audiences in more than 60 nations. He was declared the Most Distinguished Hispanic Speaker by the Latino Speakers Bureau and has been recognized as one of America’s 25 Hot Speakers by the National Speakers Association in 2009. He is also the author of “Don’t Eat the Marshmallow Yet!”
Dr. Joachim De Posada will speak at Contagious Optimism LIVE!, a daylong event with inspirational talks, music, and entertainment. Contagious Optimism LIVE! is taking place at Florida Atlantic University’s Lifelong Learning Society on the Jupiter campus on Friday, April 4, 2014, from 2 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $50, which includes a reception following the event. Group discounts are also available. All attendees will receive a free copy of the bestselling book, “Contagious Optimism.”
June 7, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Becky Woodbridge
Contagious Optimism LIVE! Officially Launches
First Event Scheduled for October 4, 2013 at FAU Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter
Jupiter, Fla. (June 7, 2013) — The Contagious Optimism team, including author David Mezzapelle, co-author Becky Woodbridge and publisher Viva Editions, along with Florida Atlantic University Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter, is excited to launch Contagious Optimism LIVE!
Contagious Optimism LIVE! is a series of events featuring inspirational talks from speakers with uplifting real-life stories from around the world. Speaker coaching will be offered by Hayley Foster. Each event will also include audience participation, entertainment, food, drinks and more.
This first event, scheduled for Friday, October 4, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Florida Atlantic University Lifelong Learning Society, Jupiter, Fla., is free and open to the public. Online pre-registration is required. A reception will immediately follow the event.
According to Mezzapelle, Contagious Optimism Live! was created to:
- Make optimism contagious before a live audience in cities and towns around the globe. This allows people to hear and see uplifting stories of perseverance first-hand.
- Offer a motivational event unlike any other that people of all demographics and socioeconomic backgrounds can afford. The team believes that everyone deserves to experience Contagious Optimism regardless of his or her means.
This event is sponsored by Florida Atlantic University Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter and Viva Editions.
Learn more about registration and other details at www.contagiousoptimismlive.com.
About David Mezzapelle:
David Mezzapelle believes that all humans have the capacity to make optimism contagious just by sharing their life’s adventures, their successes and even their failures. Mezzapelle is the author of Contagious Optimism, an uplifting book series that contains real stories from people around the globe. Mezzapelle was the founder of Goliath Technology, a global data center infrastructure company. Mezzapelle also orchestrated one of the most innovative internship programs ever created, a staple for organizations today. After selling Goliath, Mezzapelle launched several companies and philanthropic initiatives and along with serving on various boards. Throughout his life, Mezzapelle has encountered great peaks and valleys – all of which he is grateful for and has always kept his glass “completely full.”
About Becky Woodbridge:
Becky Woodbridge has lived a life taken down many avenues. With more than 25 years as a major airline attendant, her background in owning a real estate company, and now the experience of organizing TEDxDelrayBeach and Contagious Optimism LIVE!, Woodbridge sees each opportunity in life as another chance to live.
Originally from Bangor, Maine, Woodbridge needed a change in scenery, so she packed up her bags. Discarding the idea of a limited horizon, Becky eventually settled in sunny South Florida. She quickly became an active member within the local business community, holding memberships with the National Speakers Association, Florida Speakers Association, American Society of Training and Development and the International Coach Federation. In 2007 Becky participated in Leadership Boca Raton and Leadership Delray Beach and is a contributing author to the book “Contagious Optimism” by David Mezzapelle.
About Viva Editions:
Viva Editions is a California-based publisher that releases books meant to inform, enlighten, and entertain. Visitwww.vivaeditions.com for more details.
Florida Atlantic University Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter:
The Lifelong Learning Society at FAU Jupiter offers non-credit, university-level courses for learners of all ages, backgrounds and interests. Courses are available in topics like foreign policy, fine arts, philosophy, science, and many others. More info here: http://www.fau.edu/divdept/lifelong/LLSJupiter/llsjupiter.php
Uplifting Stories and Motivational Advice for Positive Forward Thinking
By David Mezzapelle, Foreword by Marshall Goldsmith
Trade Paper, $16.95