Evolution of Dance was originally just an end to a public speaker segment but became internet sensation thanks to Youtube, Judson Laipply tells us all about it
Judson Laipply is an author, professional speaker, and inspirational comedian residing in Cleveland, Ohio. He has a Masters Degree in Education and has been seen on The Today Show, Ellen, Oprah, Tosh.O, and much more. He is the creator of The Evolution of Dance, one of the first major viral videos of all time.
- From Ohio
- Student Council in high school, where he saw speakers and wanted to do the same
- Zig Ziglar, Norman Vincent Peale
- Life is Change!
- Uses Youtube to learn!
- Evolution of Dance
- Appearance on Ellen
- Tiger Woods story
- Jimmy Fallon Parody (History of the Dad Dance/Mom Dance/Rap Dance)
EVOLUTION OF DANCE
Life isn´t always the party you hoped for, but while you´re here you might as well dance
Needed a finishing piece for his act
First 12 songs, learned to mix music on mixing program and performed a week later
2006, to put it on his myspace page, 5 weeks to get response, youtube brand new
Youtube got a lot of press and they would use his video in the press kit
Bridged the age difference
Easiest: The Twist
The Hardest: Nsync “Bye Bye Bye”
Most Ridiculous: Jump on It (from Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
JIMMY FALLON VERSIONS
End Zone Dance
Hip Hop Dancing
You need an Agent to get to the college market
Different for Business
Be seen! Seeing you perform, you are the main marketing tool!
The more you work the more work you get!
WHAT DOESNT WORK
Direct mail (snailmail)
BEST GIG: New Zealand, loved being in New Zealand and got to bring his wife along
WORST GIG: Rosemont, Chicago, City Official event (mob ties)
BIGGEST CHALLENGE: Sustaining the hustle
You gotta be memorable!
Focus on what you want and what you want to achieve!
MUST READ BOOK
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