SUCCESS REFLECTIONS | Charitable Giving Project
Top Celebrities, Entrepreneurs & Industry Experts Share Their Success Stories and Expert Advice.
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- Maria Ngo & Ray DuGray, Celebrity Talk Show Producers / Media Strategists
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SUCCESS REFLECTIONS | Celebrity Interview Series and Charity Book Project
Charitable giving is one way that many people elect to support a specific cause or organization that is close to their heart.
SUCCESS REFLECTIONS is a labor of love for charity created by celebrity talk show producers Ray DuGray and Maria Ngo.
Ten years since inception, SUCCESS REFLECTIONS is a video and book interview series with celebrities and influential people sharing their success stories and expert advice.
Entrepreneurs | business owners | philanthropists | industry experts (including coaches, consultants, authors, speakers, trainers, marketers) | c-suite executives | professional service providers (including physicians, dentists, real estate agents, chiropractors, lawyers) | influential leaders
SUCCESS REFLECTIONS | ON-CAMERA INTERVIEW DOCUSERIES
Over the past decade, 'success-themed' celebrity interviews have been produced through VegasNET Media LLC for THE STRIP LIVE and MASTERCAST LIVE celebrity talk shows and published online at VegasNETmedia.com and VipNETmedia.com.
For this project, and undetermined number of featured interviews will be selected by a board of advisors for inclusion in the print version of the SUCCESS REFLECTIONS coffee-table book.
Interviews that do not make the cut into the print version will be available online via its own landing page (e.g.) SuccessReflections.com/guest-name.
SUCCESS REFLECTIONS | COFFEE TABLE BOOK SERIES
The video interviews will be available to view online and also transcribed into a high-gloss coffee table book and a digital download version where 100% net profits will be donated to the charity of their choice.
MARIA NGO & RAY DUGRAY
Maria Ngo and Ray DuGray are the happily married hosts and executive producers of a celebrity talk show based in Las Vegas called THE STRIP LIVE, founders of VegasNET Media LLC and creators of VegasNETmedia.com and VipNETmedia.com where they feature interviews with some of the world’s most successful and influential people.
Embracing a “success-theme” undertone, VIPs (very influential people) share their success stories and expert advice from around the world.
Maria and Ray have personally interviewed and showcased hundreds of top celebrities, entrepreneurs, and industry experts — including Stevie Wonder, Donald Trump, Tony Bennett, Sir Richard Branson, Kevin Costner, The Kardashians, Joe Jonas and even Bart Simpson.
The following list of individuals have agreed to serve an interim advisory role position during the preparation, production, and promotion phases of the SUCCESS REFLECTIONS project.
President at Jack Canfield Companies, CVO GoalFriends Global
As President of The Canfield Training Group, Patty Aubery has not only overseen the growth of the publishing industry’s first billion-dollar brand, Chicken Soup for the Soul®, but she’s also created a multimillion dollar training company around the success principles of author Jack Canfield. Patty has expanded these live training and coaching programs to 108 countries and prepared thousands of emerging success trainers for professional careers in the transformational field. She is a #1 NY Times bestseller. She is the CVO for Goalfriends, and she is now dedicated to bringing her experience to women entrepreneurs, sales professionals, and corporate employees through live events, retreats, women’s summits and speaking engagements that teach audiences and small groups the Success Principles and strategic career planning.
Actor / MMA Champion / Entrepreneur / Veteran
Randy has built his reputation as one of the greatest and most decorated MMA fighters in the world. Six separate UFC title reigns, spanning two weight classes and is also the 4th fighter to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Couture has his own chain of gyms, Xtreme Couture MMA, and a clothing line, Xtreme Couture Clothing. He also founded and runs the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation, which raises awareness and financially supports wounded veterans. Randy is an accredited Actor and TV personality starring in numerous films most notably the hit action film series The Expendables.
Founder + CEO, The New Standard (TNS) digital marketing agency
The New Standard (TNS for short) is a marketing consultancy, digital marketing agency, growth-hacking operation, website design org and all-around creative shop. Alex loves the art of business and the science of creativity. And when those worlds collide, you get marketing! Also, Alex believes that marketing isn’t just selling things, but creating a human connection that builds a brands personality and drives authenticity. Wait, your business doesn’t have a personality, you say? Yes, yes it does. And figuring that out is step one. And Alex can help with that!
Executive Director of the Rudy Foundation/Producer President Rudy International Motivation Speaking LTD
In addition to being the mother of Jessica and Danny Ruettiger, one of Cheryl’s biggest passions in life is helping children to become the best they can be…another strong passion is the performing arts. Bringing these forces together culminated into forming the RUDY FOUNDATION in 1997. As founder and executive director of the RUDY FOUNDATION (501c3, non profit organization), Cheryl’s mission is to make a positive impact in the lives of both children and adults by sponsoring programs in the community for education, sports, and the performing arts, providing scholarships, and recognizing them through the RUDY AWARDS Scholarship Program. As producer of the short film, THIS IS MY DREAM, Cheryl is inspired to share positive messages to help others believe in themselves, build character, self-esteem, confidence, and overcome struggles on the journey to their Dreams! This is the first of several films designed to support the positive growth of youth in America and beyond.
Motivational Speaker / Co-Founder of Rudy International and Rudy Foundation
Against all odds on a gridiron in South Bend, Indiana, Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, in twenty-seven seconds, carved his name into history books as perhaps the most famous graduate of the University of Notre Dame. Today, he is one of the most popular motivational speakers in the United States. It took years of fierce determination to overcome obstacles and criticisms, yet Rudy achieved his first dream - to attend Notre Dame and play football for the Fighting Irish. As fans cheered "RU-DY, RU-DY," he sacked the quarterback in the last 27 seconds of the only play in the only game of his college football career. He is the only player in the school's history to be carried off the field on his teammates' shoulders. In 1993, TRISTAR Productions immortalized his life story with the blockbuster film, RUDY. Written and produced by Angelo Pizzo and David Anspaugh, the award-winning team who brought us HOOSIERS, the critically acclaimed RUDY continues to inspire millions worldwide.
Founder/CEO of WWTVN, (WorldWide TV) and Women On TV / Creator/CEO SheaNetics®
Shea Vaughn is a lifestyle pioneer, an OTT network CEO, bestselling author, producer, and nationally recognized wellness authority. Her life-changing work and philanthropy is endorsed by the City of Chicago and the Department of Public Health. Her mission is to help people make positive and uplifting changes in their lives. Shea is also nationally recognized as a champion for giving women a voice to be heard by helping them broaden their audiences and elevate their brands and businesses. Her commitment and dedication led her to found WomenOnTV, the first global OTT digital TV network for women. Her digital broadcasting footprint also includes WorldWideTV and DirectSalesTV.
Founder + CEO, The New Standard
Ryan Wolfington is an entrepreneur and a philanthropist who founded the Inspiring Children Foundation and has served as the volunteer President Of The Board for the last 15 years. The Foundation and its renowned TEAM BRYAN Leadership Program has helped hundreds of at risk youth fulfill their personal potential by developing their mindset and entrepreneurial skills. Ryan works with the United States Tennis Association, having served as the ED & President of USTA Nevada. He also was a producer for the award-winning film "Bella," which won the prestigious "People’s Choice Award," at the largest film festival in the world (TIFF). Ryan is now President of the Board of JEWEL Inc., and is honored to collaborate and work with 4 time Grammy Nominated singer/song writer, and New York Times best-selling author JEWEL.
The following list of individuals have supported the project through financial contributions or in kind services as participants of our MEDIA PARTNERSHIP/SPONSORSHIP program.
Why SUCCESS REFLECTIONS?
Ray and Maria know what its like to have a dream. That dream was to have a positive talk show interviewing celebrities, entrepreneurs, and industry experts on their success messages. Little did they know, that the dream would come at a hefty price.
[NOTE FROM THE PRODUCERS] Since we are telling our story involving shared experiences, it's just easier to write in third person. Otherwise it seems weird. :o)
The journey began once the two newlyweds decided to make the leap of faith. They closed up their training company in Canada and Ray left his stable firefighter position with the City of Winnipeg . They took every penny from savings, retirement, investment funds and sold their home to move to Las Vegas in 2004.
Ray and Maria had no back-up plan, no media or broadcasting background, and no connections to make this dream a reality. Most of their family and friends thought they were insane to say the least!
Finally, in 2007 the dream seemed to be coming together. They officially had a talk show airing on Vegas TV broadcasting network and filmed at the V Theater at Planet Hollywood.
Bill Bartmann agreed to be their first show guest sharing his "Billionaire Success Secrets" to a couple of hundred "at-risk" kids in the live audience. Ray and Maria felt that their dream was taking flight even though there were many challenges with being so green and without any production experience.
Then... REALITY hit. After only six months of production Ray and Maria were on the path to losing everything. They tried to stay afloat for as long as they could, but in 2008, lost everything including their home.
Ray and Maria knew that they couldn't walk away from their dream. So with just the two of them, they took to the red carpets, back-stage, to live events and continued interviewing celebrities, entertainers, entrepreneurs, and industry experts even when they couldn't afford the gas to get them there.
Ray and Maria continued to live their dream with sheer determination and belief. It is astonishing to see that they have interviewed some of the biggest A-listers including Stevie Wonder, Donald Trump, Tony Bennett, Christina Aguilera, Dennis Hopper, Sir Richard Branson, Kevin Costner, Joe Jonas and even Nancy Cartwright aka Bart Simpson!
If you were to ask Ray and Maria if it was all worth it, they would say wholeheartedly "YES!" and that their purpose in life is to empower others to follow their own dreams despite of what others may say or think.
SUCCESS REFLECTIONS is a labor of love because of Ray and Maria's own journey of what it took to overcome adversity to achieve their dream. They want to help inspire and impact others to be or do whatever they feel is right for them.
The video interviews will be available to view online and also transcribed into a high gloss coffee table book and a digital download version where 100% net profits will be donated to the charity of their choice.
our working processin 3 phases - 12 stages
All of our invited show guests for this project go through the 3 phases of our proprietary Media Showcase Cycle including a 12 stage process outlined below.MORE ABOUT OUR SERVICES +
* Media Planning
* Media Preparation
* Media Practice
* Media Presentation
* Media Production
* Media Proprietorship
* Media Processing
* Media Packaging
* Media Publishing
* Media Penetration
* Media Publicity
* Media Positioning
MEDIA SHOWCASE CYCLE
During this phase, our team will prepare the business and strategic plan for the SUCCESS REFLECTIONS charitable giving project including a celebrity interview video series along with a series of charitable giving book publications (available both as a digital and physical product). This phase includes four stages:
- Planning (Market Research)
- Preparation (Scripting & Story-boarding)
- Practice (Media coaching with show guests)
- Presentation (Dress rehearsals with show guests)
During this phase, our team will curate, create and produce a series of celebrity interviews that serve to inspire, motivate, educate, encourage, and entertain a global audience of success seekers. The SUCCESS REFLECTIONS content will be distributed as short-form video interview segments for THE STRIP LIVE and MASTERCAST LIVE celebrity talk shows. This phase includes four stages:
- Media Production
- Media Proprietorship
- Media Processing
- Media Packaging
Early in the first quarter, our team will publish and distribute the SUCCESS REFLECTIONS book title(s) via the world's largest wholesaler of print and electronic books - IngramSpark through their POD service (Lightning Source) and CoreSource (ebook distribution platform).
In this phase, our team will focus on serving our participating charities through bulk product sales (high end coffee-table books) and will continue to attract potential corporate donors and sponsors through corporate gift giving initiatives. NOTE: 100% of the net proceeds from the book sales will go to the charities of the donor's choice. This phase includes four stages:
- Media Publishing (upload and publish book to IngramSpark.com)
- Media Penetration (spread the word via media outlets and social media partners)
- Media Publicity (submit press releases announcing the release of the book and media tour)
- Media Positioning (outreach to key influencers to bring on marketing and distribution partners)
During this phase, our team will continue to attract potential corporate donors, sponsors, and participating charities for future expansion opportunities for the project including (but not limited to) additional digital and POD book publications and other distribution opportunities. This phase includes four stages:
- Collect Stage (Lead Collection)
- Attract Stage (Lead Attraction)
- Select Stage (Prospect Qualification)
- Enroll Stage (Prospect Conversion)
MEDIA COACHING BY MARIA NGO & RAY DUGRAY
In this stage, our media production team will help the client/guest write a compelling title and create a storyboard outline and script for their media interview. The producers, director and hosts work directly with the client/guest.
MEDIA COACHING BY MARIA NGO & RAY DUGRAY
In this stage, our media production team will help the client/guest rehearse and practice their delivery in preparation for their media interview. The producers, director and hosts work directly with the client/guest.
MEDIA COACHING BY MARIA NGO & RAY DUGRAY
In this stage, our media production team will help the client/guest perform a dress rehearsal for a live action production. The producers, director and hosts work directly with the client/guest.
ON LOCATION PRODUCTION SHOOTS
At this stage, our production team will direct, shoot and produce our show guest's media content in the format that best suits their media message and intent. All production shoots will take place at various locations in and around Las Vegas.
DOCU-SERIES PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT
The following is a list some of the equipment used to shoot our "success-themed" docu-series ...
from the red carpet, backstage, on-stage, in studio, behind-the-scenes and on location at live events in and around the Las Vegas area.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & COPYRIGHT PROTECTION
At this stage, we will take proprietary protection measures to protect the rights and freedoms of all parties involved including (but not limited to):
AUDIO / VIDEO EDITING & DIGITAL PROCESSING
In this stage, our media production team will process the client/guest's digital media content in preparation for online market distribution.
TEXT | AUDIO | VIDEO
In this stage, our media production team will package the client/guest's digital media content in print, audio, and video formats.
HUBS SITES & CONTENT LANDING PAGES
In this stage, our media production team will publish the client/guest's digital media content to YouTube and other video sharing sites and publish articles containing the embedded content to select hub sites.
TEXT | AUDIO | VIDEO >> SOCIAL SHARING
In this stage, our media production team will distribute the client/guest's digital media content to targeted video sharing and podcast sites, blogs, micro-blogs, news sites and social media networks.
PUBLIC & MEDIA RELATIONS
In this stage, our media production team will write and submit proposals (publication requests) and press releases to targeted online PR and media contacts announcing the client/guest's media appearance interview segment.
WORLD PUBLICITY TOUR
Beginning January 2021, Maria Ngo and Ray DuGray intend to sail via Princess Cruise Lines on a six continent world cruise and book promotion tour.
Hundreds of entrepreneurs, celebrities, philanthropists and industry experts have contributed content for this project in the form of an on-camera or in-print interview for THE STRIP LIVE or MASTERCAST LIVE celebrity talk shows. All content has been produced, directed and hosted by Maria Ngo and Ray DuGray for VegasNET Media LLC.
As part of our outreach initiatives, we plan to invite the content creators and developers of the following YouTube channels to participate in the promotion phase of the SUCCESS REFLECTIONS celebrity interview docuseries and charitable giving project as content distribution partners.
We are grateful to the developers for the creative inspiration, motivation, education, encouragement and empowerment these sites have provided us during the research and development phase of the project.
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-- Ray DuGray & Maria Ngo, Executive Producers/Creators of SuccessReflections.com
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