Sage Meets WOLF

By Pete Machalek | August 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

A few years ago, Dean had an opportunity to see a senior VP at Best Buy speak. Her name was Julie Gilbert, and she was presenting to a group of women who were participating in a leadership development program that Julie had created called WOLF (WOmen’s Leadership Forum). Ever since then, Dean has used Julie…

Acting Class Builds Professional Confidence at Best Buy's WOLF Conference

By Pete Machalek | August 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

“I never realized an acting class could be so helpful to me as a Best Buy professional.” This August in Boston, SagePresence had the privilege of speaking and workshopping for professional women at Best Buy’s fifth annual women’s leadership conference. Best Buy’s WOLF program (the Women’s Leadership Forum) honors and fosters the development of its…

Thank You, Steven Schussler

By Dean Hyers | August 21, 2008 | 0 Comments

  Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of hearing Steven talk at the Twin Cities’ Entrepreneurs monthly meeting. His talk was a gift.  Heck, his life is a gift…to all of us dreamers who are out there every day working to transform ether into reality. But for me–his talk is exactly what I needed. Okay…first…

What Exactly Does SagePresence Do For People, Anyway?

By Pete Machalek | August 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

As partners in a still-young company, Dean and I find ourselves again in the midst of a conversation about what exactly it is we do for people. After seven years in business, on top of another two years of operating a screen-acting training program, we know we’ve helped a tremendous number of people and organizations,…

SagePresence Pitch Training Pays Off: NWSG Screenwriter Gets Optioned!

By Dean Hyers | August 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

“Betty Ryan and Carinn Mammen had their script, ‘The Guy’s Girl’ optioned by Ruthe Rosaler, Head of Production at Empire Entertainment. This is their first option.” Wow. I spend much of my day in front of the same computer screen I am writing from now.  That certainly is not a complaint because that means I…

Incarnation At The Ritz Theater – A Public Reading

By Pete Machalek | July 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

Tuesday, July 8, SagePresence, along with the ScreenWriter’s Workshop, Fredrikson Byron P. A., and Best Buy sponsored the summer Script Night event with a public reading of INCARNATION, the latest Dean & Bill joint feature film project, read to an audience of 200+ movie buffs. SPECIAL THANKS: We are very grateful to John Stout of…



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