Norm goldman interviews comedienne fran capo,the guinness book worlds best ever for the highest chatting - humor
Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of Sketchandtravel & Bookpleasures is delighted to have as a guest, Fran Capo.
Fran is quite a "cool person," as she is an eight-time author, humorist, voiceover artist, comedienne, adventurer, actress, self-employed critic and essential motivational speaker. She also holds the Guinness Book Worlds Best for the Highest Conversation Female.
Recently, Fran accomplished a different amazing feat as the first and only cause to ever do a book signing on the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa with the announce of her book "Adrenaline Adventures: Dream it, Read it, Do it!"
Good day Fran and thank you for in accord to participate in our interview for Sketchandtravel. com and Bookpleasures. com.
Could you tell our listeners a little about physically and how you became concerned in your a range of occupations?
Sure Norm, first let me say its great to be here, and I thank you for having me on as a guest.
Since you mentioned a bunch of the belongings I did up front, I guess I'll start with how I became a stand up comic, as this was my first entry into the entertainment world.
In educate I was known for my sense of humor and some of my classmates suggested a career as a stand-up comic. This had me idea as to how life would be as a stand-up comic, and I in progress to watch comics on TV, comedy clubs, listening to comedy albums, etc. I said to myself, I could do this. I asked God to give me the right sign if I ought to do comedy.
Two occurrences happened that were my go ahead signs. One, when someone bowed about in a movie align and complimented me on my sense of humor, after consideration me crack jokes to my friends. He suggested I interview for the Comic Strip. A new happened at a car convention, where a fortune- banker analyzed my script and told me I had a good sense of humor and use it to make money.
I in the end did test at a club called Creighton and Gray's Comedy Room that was very near my home, with data given to me by my friend Barry, who was in my performing class at the time. This was my first achievement as a stand up comedienne and I customary a standing ovation as well as $10. I was a mini-local celebrity, with rave press reviews. I spent the next 15 years of my career figuring out ways to get in print, on radio and television.
What is this about- the property of the "Guinness Book Worlds Record for the Best Conversation Female?"
Well the stand-up comedy gig lead to my fast-talking by
accident. My attitude is just constantly say yes and appear it out
after how I am going to do something.
My stand up landed me a job doing coarsen and passage at a radio station WBLS-FM in New York. I was doing it as this comedy character June East (Mae West's long-lost sister). One day, Dinah Prince, a reporter from the Daily News called and said she sought to do an article on me. When she had buffed interviewing me for the article, she asked-What are you preparation to do next?
Next? Well at the time there was nil I was development on doing next, so I asked her what she meant, stalling for time. She said she actually sought after to admire my career. Here was a woman from The Daily News illuminating me she was attracted in me! So I thought I'd beat tell her something.
What came out was, "I'm accepted wisdom about contravention the Guinness Book of World Report for the Greatest Discussion Female. " The newspaper condition came out the next day, and she integrated my goodbye clarification about difficult to break the world's Fastest-Talking Female record. At about 5:00 P. M. that afternoon, I acknowledged a call from CNN asking me to go on the Larry King Live Show. They hunted me to try to break the record. They told me they would send a limo to pick me up at 8:00. That was only three hours. Talk about pressure!
I had never heard of Larry King Live, and when I heard the woman say she was from a Manhattan Channel, I thought, "Hmmm that's a porn channel, right?" She uncomplainingly confident me that it was a respectable national tube show and that this was a one-time offer and opportunity - it was also that night or not at all.
I managed to find a substitute for a gig I had in New Jersey. I next sat down to be included out what on earth I was going to do on the show. I called Guinness to find out what the rules were to break a fast-talking record. They told me I would have to declaim a bit from any Shakespeare or the Bible. Suddenly, I in progress axiom the ninety-first Psalm, a prayer for guard that my mom had skilled me. Shakespeare and I had never really gotten along, so I figured the Bible was my only hope. I experienced over and over again, timing for myself with a stop- watch to see how fast I could do it. I was both edgy and excited at the same time.
At 8:00, the limousine singled out me up. I adept the total way there, and by the time I reached the New York studio I felt as if my tongue was going to fall off. I asked the producer, "What happens if I don't break the record?' She replied, "Larry doesn't care if you break it or not. He just cares that you try it on his show first. " So I asked myself, What's the worst thing that can happen? I'd look like a fool on citizen television! A minor thing, I could live because of that. Then I asked in my opinion , And what happens if I break the record?" Now that would be great.
I categorical just to give it my best shot, and I did. I broke the record, apt the World's Best Discussion Female by dialect 585 words in one close in front of a general tube audience. (I broke it again two years later at the Guinness Museum in Vegas with 603 words per minute. ) My career took off.
Why did you want to have a book signing on Mount Kilimanjaro, and could you explain to us a a small amount about your experience, particularly your cruise up to its summit, and how did you plan for it? Were you ever afraid?
Again, it goes back to my basic philosophy's?of seize the day?and just going after belongings with a passion. I was in reality researching a chapter in my book Adrenaline Adventures: Dream it, Read it, Do it. I read that an 83- year old women climbed Kilimanjaro. So I figured if she could do it, so could I.
I enlisted my son, Spencer into the effort, contacted a top outfit,
CorbetBishopsafaris. com in Africa (the same guy that lead the IMAX
movie team up the mountain. )
Then I figured if I was going to train, climb and do this feat, I might as well make it memorable at the top. So I certain to do a book signing up there, I managed to get two sponsors, my publisher Authorhouse and Snickers Epic Energy Bars.
It took us 7 days to summit, going all through 5 climate zones. The night
of apex we were woken up at 11 PM, it was unseasonably cold. Minus
15 degrees and 45 mph winds, our camelbacks froze, and you felt like
sleeping while eminence up.
It took us 18 hours to get up over and down to camp. It was the hardest thing I've ever done (and this is advent from a big name who has run the marathon, flown combat aircraft, rode a bike non stop for 100 miles, obsessed race car, dove with sharks etc?(all of which are talked about in Adrenaline Adventures of course. )
But after Spencer and I climbed it was such a ambiance of accomplishment. Plus I had sought to do it now, since inclusive warming will melt the ice caps by 2015 if not sooner.
The conceive of of me doing the book signing circulated about the world, and it led to Brian Day O'Conner (Supreme Court fairness Sandra Day O'Conner's son) contacting me.
I am now raising finance money to go down in a two-person submersible to the Giant with Mr. O'Conner. My publisher, Authorhouse, Ripley's Consider it or Not (Planet Eccentric) and GoldenPalace. com the #1 online casino, so far have jumped on board as sponsors. (You can read all about it on my website under sponsorship. )
While down there I am going to be doing a commemorative assistance for the titanic passengers, aphorism a non-denominational naval prayer direct from a Navy Chaplain. Did I bring up I am also an fated minister? Yup, became one so I could do this the right way.
Which one of your occupations do you find the most enjoyable and why?
Wow, that's a hard one, for the reason that I exceedingly enjoy all that I do. I love making colonize laugh, so stand up feels great. I confidently make people forget their tribulations at least for that night.
I love inspiring people, so I get a real kick out of doing my keynote motivational talk for citizens called, "Dare to Do it!" Exceptionally when they come up to me and hug me, or when I get an email that they went out and did amazing they've continually sought after to do for the reason that they, "Dared to do it. "
I love doing my adventures, since it challenges me for my part and makes life exciting.
I love writing, so nine books later it feels awe-inspiring to see my books in store windows, on websites, and in particular when I catch someone reading it on the bus or subway.
I just love communicating with people. As long as I am construction them laugh or inspiring them, I'm happy.
Please tell us a bit about your most fresh book Hopeville: the City of Light.
The Hopeville book, came to me in a curious way, just like the comedy did. It's a story about four ancestors that on the same night pray for light in the world, for the reason that they are discouraged. An angel of light appears to each of them and tells them a clandestine of how to alteration their town. Each of them does it in his/her own way?and at last after the people see the light, the town is everlastingly changed. It's a book of hope, light and next your dreams. But like I said the book came to me in a very alien way.
Could you tell our listeners about some of your other travel adventures? Which one up to now has been the most exciting, and why?
Well, I've done 50 atypical adventures, ranging from mild to wild; I mentioned some beforehand but others like airborne a helicopter, doing the luge, the polar bear plunge, rock repelling, biking down a volcano, going in a denial tank etc.
They all give you an adrenaline rush in a another way. Mind you, I'm by and large scared when I do all of them?its just that I have a attitude of "FEAR NOTHING, but if you do, do it anyway. " See all of us have fear, the key is some of us let it paralyse us, while others use it as the spark for the engine. As far as hardest it was beyond doubt climbing Kilimanjaro. As far as a rush; my four favorites Skydiving, dynamic racecars, cave diving and snorkeling with manatees. Okay who am I kidding, I actually love them all, aside from maybe the glass blowing?I wasn't too detective novel with that. But my fiancée loved it?so everybody's different.
The cool thing about the book although is it has adventures that you can't find in other journey books. Plus it has 50 motivational quotes, 50 funny adventure stories, and 50 "Adventure at a glance" pages that tell you all the information so you can do the adventure if you are so inspired.
Could you tell us how you go about marketing your books?
Fran: I do many things. First, accomplish that journalism the book is usually the easiest part. Receiving colonize to know about it is the real challenge. And the key is YOU as the author needs to do most of the legwork.
ˇ Okay, so I send out galley copies to newspapers beforehand the book comes out.
ˇ I send press releases to radio stations, mag. Etc. Using my hook as a fast conversationalist to catch their attention.
ˇ I set up some kind of media hype event so that my book stands out.
ˇ I have a bookstore on my website.
ˇ I carry a box of books in my car at all times. I once sold a book on top of the Sydney Connection in Australia, thus receiving the couch from my fiancée, "No one's safe. "
ˇ I set up book signings. ˇ I associate local media.
ˇ I declare the books at all my dialogue actions and comedy gigs.
ˇ I do interviews like this to let colonize know about my books ˇ I link with other sites that have readers that may be engrossed in my books.
ˇ I offer my books to charity's for fundraising events.
Has the Internet boosted your career and if so, how?
Absolutely. I'd say 90% of my dialogue appointments come to me from my website. By and large colonize will be probing comedian, fast talker, or motivational loudspeaker and my name pops up.
Also, I advertisement when I do radio shows and allusion the website I get a lot of requests that way as well. I think it is chief for every business person these days to have a certainly navigatable website.
How do you want the world to commit to memory Fran Capo? (I know you are not leaving us just now!)
She lived life the way she hunted to?with love, with laughter, with passion and never took no for an answer. She used up all God gave her, and tried to inspire citizens to do the same.
Is there something else you care to add that we have not covered?
Yes, remember-Live everyday as if it's your last, and one day you'll be right.
And of avenue what kind of marketing creator would I be if I did not mention the following: I have a newsletter that keeps ancestors updated on the Capo happenings, basically called, CAPO UPDATES. Everybody interested can go to my website and ask to be on the list.
And of course of action if you would like to be part of the world album event at the titanic?the finance in sequence is existing at my website. Thanks so much Norm, I hope your readers enjoy the interview.
Norm Goldman is the Editor of bookpleasures. com & sketchandtravel. com. The previous is a book reviewing site comprising over 25 worldwide celebrated reviewers. The concluding is a journey site where Norm and his actor wife, Lily, meld words with art.
Norm is continually open to getting book analysis requests, as well as incitement to romantic resorts, B&Bs, hotels, etc in Florida and the New England States.
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