“HELP DESK” with
*** A NEW SHOW TO AIR ON THE OWN NETWORK ***
WHEN: February 16, 2014
LOCATION: Grand Park (fountain between Grand Ave and Hill St.)
9:30AM-11:30AM – Help Desk open to public
11:30AM-12PM – Group Activity
Description: Help Desk is a television show on OWN that features renowned teachers, authors, and experts making themselves available in public spaces to provide advice to anyone who needs it. Help Desk is a deeply substantive series that grounds some of the great wisdom provided by today’s top experts and helps people live better and more fulfilling lives.
DeVon Franklin is a rarity: an African-American studio executive at the forefront of Hollywood’s hit machine. The 34-year-old is also the author of “Produced By Faith,” a how-to-guide about pursuing your career without compromising your faith. He currently serves as Senior Vice President of Production for Columbia Tristar Pictures. In addition to his entertainment industry pursuits, DeVon is also a preacher and motivational speaker.
1. Remove any hats with logos
1. Sit down, introduce yourself!
2. Give some basic background (age and profession).
3. Explain your issue/problem and ask your question!
4. After you’re question is answered get up and allow the next person to step forward
5. Share any final thoughts and reactions in our “testimonial area”
What we are looking for: DeVon Franklin is looking for people seeking advice to help them with a specific life issue or circumstance. Below are a few examples, but we are open to hearing about any particular issues you would like to discuss:
-Dissatisfaction with career/feeling trapped
-Questioning faith or belief in higher power
-Difficulties with weight loss
-Overcoming specific anxieties or fears
-Divorce or breakup
-Coping with job-loss
-Issues revolving around sexual identity
-Sex and relationship issues
-Loss of a family member or friend
Stumped? Here are some sample questions:
(Keep in mind you must briefly describe a life story or circumstance that relates to the question).
I have a deep fear of “…..” . How do I overcome this fear?
How do I deal with a family who doesn’t approve of me leaving the faith I was raised with?
How do I get over my breakup with my boyfriend/girlfriend?
How do find balance between my family life and my work life?
How do I cope with loss in my life (divorce, financial loss, job loss)?
Can I be truly happy – and what does it mean to be truly happy?
What steps can I take to discover my purpose and find meaning in life?
How do I forgive someone who hurt me?
I keep repeating the same mistakes – how do I get out of an unhealthy pattern?
How do I find passion for life?
How do I reduce my stress level at work?