As a trusted consultant and a leading authority, I offer various services, including consultations, workshops, presentations, community engagement, and media engagement.
How can I help you?
BOOK AN ECLIPSE STRATEGY SESSION VIA ZOOM
Eclipse planning will ensure your community is ready to host vast crowds. STRATEGIC planning will allow your community to shine.
In a one-hour Zoom consultation session – I can help you identify the best eclipse strategy for your region, tailor the White Paper guidance to your circumstances, and answer any questions you may have.
For a 10-hour commitment – I can develop the eclipse strategy for you, to include a written overview and clear recommendations.
For a 60-hour commitment – I can do the above along with an implementation plan, written content, media outlines and other resources. Jump-start your planning so you can hit the ground running.
All options start with the one-hour zoom session – get in touch to book in.
Ready to take part via Zoom for the headline event in the town of Jackson, Wyoming for their “Teton Eclipse: A Total Community Event.” (c) 2017 Dr. Kate Russo
ARRANGE A STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP
There comes a time when you will need to arrange practical workshops for your eclipse planning stakeholders. Not only are workshops essential to engage and solve problems, but they also can be used to establish authority and generate media.
I lead workshops for the Chamber of Commerce, tour operators, astronomical groups, education providers, schools, media outlets, and artists – everyone benefits from coming together to address a specific issue. I can draw from my extensive experience and involvement in many other communities, providing real-world examples of what may work well and not so well, uniquely applied to your community.
Depending on the situation or topic, I can deliver workshops via Zoom or with an in-community visit. Let me know what you need help with, and we can develop something to suit you.
BOOK ME TO SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT
While I present on all aspects of the total solar eclipse, my niche area is PEOPLE—the lived experience of totality. As an eclipse chaser, I cannot help but relive the excitement of totality during my presentations.
I use a mix of personal storytelling and multi-media to share the life-changing experience of totality. Presentations are always engaging and leave audiences wanting to experience totality themselves.
I also draw upon my psychology research of the eclipse experience, my work on community eclipse planning, and my role in leading preparations for current and future eclipses.
Presentations are tailored and pitched to suit your audience and the purpose of your event.
REQUEST A JOINT RADIO OR TV INTERVIEW (VIA ZOOM)
Do you want local or national media to feature the eclipse and your community? Consider bringing me along (via Zoom) for a joint interview for greater reach and engagement.
You can talk passionately about what you know best – your community, what you are planning, and what visitors will love when they come. I can speak passionately about the eclipse, the totality experience, and eclipse planning. Less scary and much more fun when done together.
Delivering a stakeholder workshop in Goshen County, Wyoming, while being tailed by ABC New/Nightline. (c) 2017 Dr. Kate Russo
INVITE ME TO YOUR COMMUNITY
Arranging a personal visit is one of the best ways to kick off community and media engagement about the eclipse.
I have engaged audiences through informal sessions at markets, cafes, restaurants, hotels, libraries, parks, and even breweries. More formal events have included seminars, day conferences, school talks, workshops, corporate networking, and stargazing evenings.
I have also participated in bespoke private events for unique experiences with exclusive access.
Get in touch to explore ideas on how to create some eclipse buzz.
USE MY BOOK TO EDUCATE ABOUT TOTALITY
My third book Being in the Shadow: Stories of the First Time Eclipse Experience, is deliberately written to inform those living in the path of totality or planning to visit for the first time. Other books describe eclipse facts, figures, and maps, but this is the only book that describes WHY you should get into the path. Personal stories of ordinary people convey what it is like.
Eclipse coordinators can use the book to convey what the eclipse will be like, and what will happen during totality. The book can be used in promotional competitions and giveaways.
I am happy to discuss options for book signings, library talks, virtual book club discussions, bulk orders, and author events to generate engagement about the eclipse. Let’s get creative!