We Serve Executives in Large Enterprises Working on Mission-Critical Projects, and Their Producers
Our clients come directly or indirectly from the largest companies in the world, Fortune 1000 professionals who work in marketing, customer service, training and sales, primarily.
Often we are brought to projects by other producers who specialize in corporate meetings, general sessions, special events, tradeshow exhibiting, training conferences and product launches. Perhaps you are one of them, responsible for the successful completion of mission-critical projects that involve many specialists. If so, you know how crucial it is to choose your team carefully.
Marketing, training and sales managers often shoulder this responsibility as well, with some amount of apprehension, since they must report to higher-ups after these types of projects are completed.
For example, we worked with CMS Communications Int'l. on a recent Associate Recognition Event for Nikken, a multi-level marketing organization. CMS's executive producers Sal Barilla and Diana Zimmerman led a team of staging and AV professionals, co-producers and other suppliers to conduct the special event at the Convention Center's Forum in Anaheim, CA. It was critical that the audience of over a thousand heard and remembered the take-away messages from Nikken's upper management, so the company could continue to grow and serve its customers and supporters.
CMS chose our sister company, CHOPS & Assoc. Live Animation, to produce our live animated character, “VirtuaLibby,” on stage and interacting with Nikken's director of sales in real time, to make a big impression on the audience. The show was very successful, and we left CMS and Nikken happy to help accomplish their objectives. They told us they'd like to use us again for other projects and had some nice comments.
Brian Sharp, CMS Producer, said, “Working with Gary and CHOPS was a true pleasure. Having explored numerous methods of creating an interactive avatar for a convention we were producing, we decided CHOPS offered the best solution. We were right.”
“Gary was responsive to all of our requests, including several unexpected changes the client desired. Onsite, he proved to be a real asset--efficient, reliable and a team player. The avatar was a huge hit. The ability to have the avatar interact off-the-cuff with the presenters and the audience made a great impact. We are now including CHOPS in all our proposals.”
We serve all our clients with passion and dedication to their best results, whether we are involved in live animation, webcasting or webinar production, which are our specialties. We see these areas intertwining with each other as our vision of a future where we can make a difference for corporate customers by making their lives easier, so they can spend more time with their families, improve their careers and continue to produce powerful communications and important live events.
We're also concerned about the environment and are happy to serve in an area that makes a major impact on reducing our carbon footprint, through online meetings.
We will always serve our clients with integrity, compassion and respect. Our mission when it comes to webcasting is to be the go-to-guy for our clients, who want to know they will have trouble-free projects without surprises, using production teams assembled and led by some of the best professionals in the business. We'll come to the table with ideas and strategies, lending creative problem-solving approaches which are supported by experience as producers executing at high levels of expectation. And we'll conclude our work with thoroughness and a ferverent desire to return.
Biography of a Catalyst Who Gets Dramatic Business Results
You might say Gary Jesch was born to be a broadcaster. Along the way, he's worked “outside the box,” as a creative artist who has pioneered the art of performance animation, and as a leader in webcasting production.
Gary wears many hats as owner of GNJ Worldwide, Inc., and its business units - CHOPS & Assoc. Live Animation, CHOPS Webcasting and Webinars On Fire. In addition to his work as a webcast producer, he creates his own webinars where he interviews thought-leaders and helps hosts of online meetings master the complexities of their presentations. At tradeshows and corporate meetings, he sparks curiosity in the minds of his audiences when he appears as CHOPS (Cyber Human on a Performance System), an interactive computer-generated avatar who talks with people in real time.
Gary's work with meeting planners, tradeshow event managers, and Fortune 500 corporate clients took him on the road for about 15 years, to China, the Philippines, South America, Mexico, Europe and all over the US. In 2008, he designed and installed two of his Digital Puppeteer ™ systems in Family Entertainment Centers - one in central California and one at the Mall of Asia in the Philippines.
In his office, Gary has mastered the software and processes to provide the labor services himself, when it comes to producing webcasts and webinars. For example, he's been making videos for many years and now runs a complete desktop video and graphics system with the latest Adobe software products. His experience in 3D animation goes back to the mid-1990s and a collaboration with one of the finest 3D artists alive, Tom Knight of Imagination Works. Together they have created more than 30 unique characters for his live animation system.
His list of production skills and tools is extensive. What's relevant here is his use of GoToWebinar and his own webinar platform, Webinars On Fire, which he launched in 2010 to serve small businesses and entrepreneurs (originally named “Console Call”). One might also note his approach to marketing, as a user of Leadformix, a marketing automation software, and Salesforce.com, plus social media tools that marketing and sales professionals use on a regular basis.
He has active blogs on all of his websites, sharing information about tradeshow marketing, webinar best practices and webcasting ideas, with clients and followers on Twitter and Facebook. (You are welcome to check these out and subscribe, of course).
He's a skilled copywriter and occasionally works with HTML code, Wordpress and Joomla to create websites and emails for projects. In the 80s and early 90s, he provided a speaker support service for presenters where he pioneered the use of computer graphics to create slides for slide presentations. Many of his clients were ad agency executives and executives of mining companies based in Nevada.
In 2009, he introduced a webinar program called “Advanced Leadership Series,” where he interviewed professionals on a variety of topics that could assist business executives become better at presenting, time management and communication skills. He regularly studies the latest break-throughs in leadership development, including personality assessment tools and books by major authors.
In the summer, Gary runs with the wind on his 18-foot catamaran on the waters of Lake Tahoe, near his home in Carson City, NV. He's an avid skier who's had a season pass for as long as he can remember, and is well-acquainted with many resorts in Tahoe and Switzerland, too. He also helps his wife Sue with her “Strings in the Schools” program there, where she teaches violin in both private practice and in the classrooms of Carson City.
Upcoming Events for CHOSPWebcasting and WebinarsOnFire
Tradeshow Booth - Small Business Expo
- Demonstration and Product Launch for Webinars On Fire and CHOPS Webcasting in LA region
- Visit us in Booth 5008 and meet face-to-face
- Attend our promotional webinars for The Show Producers (show management of the event)
- For more info, contact me via this site
Press Information for CHOPS Webcasting and Recent Releases
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