TAMPA, Florida (12/1/14): Tampa entrepreneur and renowned keynote speaker, Delatorro McNeal II, recently ranked #32 in the Top 60 Best Motivational Speakers in the world, will premier the first episode of his new show The Keynote December 18th at
6:30p.m. at the AMC Veterans Theater, 9302 Anderson Rd in Tampa. A live Q&A session with the producer, cast and crew will follow the premier.
The Keynote is a fresh reality television concept where nine contestants spend one week with McNeal in a Tampa mansion accepting a series of Apprentice-style challenges that condition them for the rigors of a high profile, national public speaking career.
In addition to the impromptu speaking opportunities and connections gleaned by participating in the show, the winner of The Keynote will secure a spot in the 2015 Full Throttle Experience, attended last year by more than 200 people from across America.
“I’m so excited to show people that dreams really do come true. The premiere will be a high-energy event that promises to give people the motivation to make their own dreams come true,” McNeal said.
The nine contestants of the show came from all over the world to participate. Denis Burke is an entrepreneur from Ireland; Vickie Duncan is a Tampa-based repertory therapist; Jenny Olding is a Medical Sales Representative originally from Ohio; Charles Cary is a government trainer from Washington, DC; Shawn Dorrough is a Financial Planner from Dallas, Texas; Berni Volkmann is a network marketing representative living in Sarasota; Mel Keyes is a pastor from San Antonio, Texas; Ira Funderburk is a water conditioning specialist from Nokomis, Florida; and Niki Wilson is a Navy veteran residing in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The show is a boon for local businesses, too. The show’s Director, John Jones, owns a Tampa-based videography company, and the various tapings will offer national exposure and promotion to local companies like A&A Printing, the Embassy Suites, Ruth’s Chris, and D.W. Waters Career High School when the show airs. The public relations team is currently pitching the pilot to major television networks with interest already expressed by the OWN and ION networks.
Delatorro McNeal, II is a successful professional motivational speaker. He is a Certified Speaking Professional placing him in the top 7% of paid professional speakers worldwide. In his 15-year career, he has spoken in 49 of the 50 US states and internationally as well. McNeal is the best selling author of “Caught Between A Dream and A Job” and travels extensively impacting corporations, associations, colleges, universities and churches with his unique brand of content-rich motivational messaging. The Keynote premier is a private event with limited seating. Interested media and attendees are encouraged to visit www.Facebook.com/TheKeynoteTVShow for more information, to reserve a seat, or contact Colleen Kavanaugh (813) 498-9556 to schedule an interview with the producer, cast or crewmembers.