Fran Kick

Kick It In

Program PR

The following materials are here to help you in any way you see fit. Feel free to “cut and paste” what you need from any of the following. All items are provided on a non-exclusive basis for promotional purposes only. It is requested that in exchange a copy of any programs, brochures, newsletters, announcements, posters, flyers, news and press coverage, etc… be sent to us for file and future PR reference – thank you!

Introductions for Fran Kick

There’s an expression that says the length of a speaker’s introduction is inversely proportionate to the quality of the speaker. Most students (and many adults for that matter) don’t really care that I have a M.A. in Educational Psychology, that I’m a Certified Speaking Professional or anything like that! Impressing the audience with my credentials and past experiences is not a goal in my life. Besides, the only person who would be impressed with all of that is my mother and chances are she won’t be at the presentation. Okay, enough tongue and cheek. Below you’ll find introductions for various audiences.

STUDENT AUDIENCES: “Fran Kick is an author and professional speaker who travels year round throughout the U.S. and Canada inspiring students to kick it in and take the lead. Please welcome Mr. Fran Kick so we can KICK IT IN!”

TEACHER AUDIENCES: “Fran Kick is an author and certified speaking professional who has inspired audiences to kick it in and take the lead since 1986. Since taking an educational leave of absence from teaching at both the public school and college levels, Fran Kick has developed what began as a part-time speaking adventure into a full-time professional mission. Today, Fran presents over one hundred programs every year across the U.S. and Canada to thousands of college, high school, junior high, and middle school students, plus the many educational professionals who work with them. Let’s KICK IT IN with Mr. Fran Kick!”

PARENT AUDIENCES: “Fran Kick is an author and certified speaking professional who has inspired audiences to kick it in and take the lead since 1986. Having been a psychology assistant in a clinical practice as well as a consulting associate for a child & youth development center, Fran has experience counseling students and their parents weekly on a one-to-one basis. Since taking an educational leave of absence from teaching at both the public school and college level, Fran Kick has developed what began as a part-time speaking adventure into a full-time professional mission. If you ask his daughter or twin sons what their daddy does, they’d tell you he KICKs IT IN! Please join me in welcoming Mr. Fran Kick!”

ASSOCIATION/CORPORATE AUDIENCES: “Fran Kick is an author and certified speaking professional who knows What Makes Kids KICK! He’s been speaking to them, working with them, counseling them, teaching them, and reaching them since 1986. During this time his unique perspective on what it takes to teach people to motivate themselves has been shared with thousands of students, teachers, parents, and organizations. Fran presents over one hundred programs every year across the U.S. and Canada to thousands of college, high school, junior high, and middle school students, plus the many people who work with them. In addition, he works with select association, convention, and corporate organizations who are actively engaged in teaching and reaching kids – speaking at many state, regional, and national conferences as well as consulting with numerous schools, companies, and organizations. Please join me in welcoming Mr. Fran Kick!”

PDF version of introductions

Word version of introductions

Printed Bio

FRAN KICK is an author, educational consultant and professional speaker who knows What Makes Kids KICK! He is the creator and presenter of KICK IT IN® a series of self-motivational personal leadership presentations and materials. Since taking an educational leave of absence from teaching, he has developed his part time speaking adventure into a full time mission. Today, Fran presents over one hundred programs every year across the U.S. and Canada to thousands of college/university, high school, junior high/middle school students, plus the many people who work with them. In addition, he works with association, convention and corporate organizations who are actively engaged in teaching and reaching today’s kids. Fran speaks at many state, regional & national conferences about What Makes Kids KICK and how they can KICK IT IN & TAKE THE LEAD. He has his B.A. in Education and a M.A. in Educational Psychology. From fifth-grade students to Fortune 500 professionals Fran Kick always KICKs IT IN!

PDF version of Fran Kick’s printed bio

Word version of Fran Kick’s printed bio

Photos

FOR PRINT USE (300 dpi images): Place your cursor on the hypertext link next to the image (not on top of the actual image) you want to copy. Now, if you are using a PC or Unix-based system, simply click and hold down the right mouse button. If you’re on a Macintosh, just hold down the single mouse button. A small popup menu will appear after a few seconds, offering you a “Save as…” or “Download link to disk…” option to save a copy of the JPEG image to your local hard drive. You’ll want to keep the file name suffix .jpg if you rename it.

FOR WEB USE (72 dpi images): Place your cursor on top of the actual image (not on the hypertext link) you want to copy. Now, if you are using a PC, simply click and hold down the right mouse button. If you’re on a Macintosh, just hold down the single mouse button. A small popup menu will appear after a few seconds, offering you a “Save as…” or “Download image to disk…” option to save a copy of the image to your local hard drive.

3×5 inch b&w (300 dpi) 156K JPG line art graphic of Fran Kick

3×5 inch b&w (300 dpi) 504K JPG formal photo of Fran Kick

3×5 inch color (300 dpi) 1MB JPG formal photo of Fran Kick

3×5 inch b&w (300 dpi) 784K JPG casual photo of Fran Kick

3×5 inch color (300 dpi) 1.5MB JPG casual photo of Fran Kick

3×5 inch b&w (300 dpi) 320K JPG photo of Fran Kick KICKin’

3×5 inch color (300 dpi) 612K JPG photo of Fran Kick KICKin’

6×6 inch color (300 dpi) 1.9MB JPG casual photo of Fran Kick

6×6 inch color (300 dpi) 2.4MB JPG casual photo of Fran Kick

If you require a higher resolution larger size TIFF version of the above images or have any questions about copyright permission and usage, please contact us.

All photos by Michelle Murphy Photography.

Room Set-up/AV Needs

Because every program is different, every location is different, every audience is different, we’ll always confirm exact set up and AV requests prior to the program. There are however a few items that would be minimally required:

Fran travels with a wireless lavaliere microphone system, which if needed can be plugged directly into any house/portable sound system. This will enable one microphone to serve as an emergency back up as well as an introducers microphone. Possible additional requests depending on program could include: