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Jim Vidakovich

Top business consultant, media strategist and author, Jim Vidakovich has a diverse and practical knowledge of successful business practices that span over 20 years of domestic and international experience. He is currently under contract which such high profile media companies as NBC-Universal and Lifetime Television. His services are utilized by NBC Television Entertainment; NBC News-including the TODAY SHOW & MSNBC; NBC-Universal International Distribution; BRAVO; USA Network; and The SciFi.Channel. In addition he works exclusively with Lifetime Television on special projects, and other Fortune 100 Companies.

As a Media and Management Strategist – Jim works with top level executives and their teams, as well as acting as the media strategist for many of NBC-Universals network, cable, and entertainment shows. A sampling of shows he has worked on include: The Apprentice; The Office; My Name Is Earl; West Wing; Will & Grace; Law & Order Franchise; Project Runway; Battlestar Galactica; MONK; PSYCH; Eureka; The Dead Zone, and Queer Eye For The Straight Guy. He was part of the Tom Brokaw-Brian Williams NBC News transition team.

Globally he has worked with such prestigious companies as Schlumberger (Worldwide) and GenRe (Worldwide). Other clients throughout Europe include: MCE (Management Center Europe), located in Brussels, Belgium; International Management Institute (IMI), Dublin, Ireland and Management Center Turkey (MCT), Istanbul, Turkey.

Jim has also worked in the areas of executive management & coaching; crisis and change management strategies; marketing; press, publicity and promotions; broadcast production; strategic branding; creative team building and brainstorming; project management; facilitation and training.

He is a former television reporter and Emmy award winner. Jim feels one of his career “highs” was the eleven years he spent working with Children’s Television Workshop (CTW – Sesame Workshop). “It provided me with the unique opportunity to develop my creative skills in an environment full of energy and encouragement.” Sesame Workshop is considered to be the world’s leading producer of quality educational children’s programming, most noted for Emmy award winning Sesame Street; 3-2-1 Contact; Square One TV; and Ghostwriter. As an executive, he had a wide range of marketing & management responsibilities including production, programming, branding, affiliate relations, home video, materials design, interactive media, print/publishing, promotions/publicity and public relations. He was the executive producer of a thirteen-part live action children’s television series for PBS.

Domestically and internationally he is a sought after facilitator/consultant in developing interactive training skills to enhance the total learning environment. His book: Trainers In Motion: Creating A Participant Centered Learning Experience, released by AMOCOM in July 2000, became a best seller in the corporate training community. He’s the co-producer of Creative Music for Learning, a two-package music CD for facilitators to use in training, meetings, seminars, and conferences. Jim is a popular and successful conference/seminar/keynote and motivational speaker.

He holds a Masters Degree in Communications, and resides in Studio City, California.

 

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