Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed. I’m so humbled, surprised, grateful and delighted that we’ve hit the goal in such a short amount of time. 

Thanks to your generosity, I’ll now be able to maximise many opportunities at the Edinburgh fringe, including the engagement of a PR Company, who will help promote the shows in ways I could not do by myself. 

I’m delighted to have hit the target and that’s all I could have asked for, but I know from messages and conversations, that there are still some who haven’t yet given, but would like to. 

The kickstarter remains open until 11.59pm on 31st October. 

Here’s how additional funds will be spent… 

1. One of the key priorities for this year in the run up to Edinburgh, is to update my youtube footage and showreel.  Additional funds would contribute towards a new showreel created and sponsored on social media, reaching more people with the news about my show at the Fringe, in the months that lead up to it. This will of course benefit my work as a whole, too.  

2.  Promotion of the Academy resource – I’m keen to push the resource far and wide, both through the show but also in other ways as this will ultimately help people to explore and discover ways to live a life of wholeness. Life in all it’s fullness. I’ve recently secured some brilliant guests to be part of this, including Krish K (Home for Good), Rosemary Conley CBE, Kathi Lipp (Clutter free), Liz Earle, Paul Mcgee (SUMO) and others. 

I’m so grateful for your support to this point, and regardless of whether or not we meet these stretch goals, I’m absolutely thrilled. 

Massive thanks from me. 

Tom x 

The working title for my Edinburgh Show, is ‘Oh My Life?!’

At first impression, it might sound like an expletive-style phrase, in reaction to something surprising – ie a magic trick, or something hilariously funny!

…but I’ve also intentionally displayed it as a question…, Oh, my life?

Subtly provoking intentional thought about how fulfilled, or content or driven they are about their own lives?

Now, I’m very aware that no one ponders this much over a show title, or it would take forever to read through the fringe programme…

Whilst the show itself won’t have any direct ‘message’ given, this subtle theme of ‘life in it’s fullness’, will lead to an invitation of joining the ‘OML Online Academy’ where this question of, ‘Oh, my life?’ is explored in depth each week.

More on this soon!….

Thanks to Glos Info and the many supporters via Kickstarter who are helping me get the show to Edinburgh Fringe 2020 and maximise the reach of the show publicity.

We have until 31st October to reach our ALL or NOTHING goal of £3500. Don’t delay – donate today if you are able!

You might be wondering why a large proportion of the money raised, if successful, is going to pay for a PR company and the benefits this has for running a show at Edinburgh.

Well firstly, without meaning to name drop – It was Milton Jones who encouraged me to take the step for Edinburgh and to do it with a PR company.  He’s at the top of his game – I’ll take his advice on board. In fact, it was a performance at Edinburgh festival that partly contributed to his incredible success now. 

I’m told that the average audience at the fringe, for non-famous acts like myself can range from 7-10 people.

In some ways, that’s fine, but for comedy, that’s a dead atmosphere and makes it uncomfortable for people to laugh. Believe me, I’ve done gigs like that!

We want all 20+ shows to be packed full of people if we can and a PR company can assist us in doing that.

Here’s some of the things they offer…

  • Compose, format, agree and distribute press release to print, broadcast and internet media
  • Advice on all text and imagery to be used in Fringe, venue etc printed materials and websites
    Assist/advise if required on flyer/poster design, printing and distribution
  • Approach all long run preview publications (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine, The List, Fest, Time Out special preview editions etc)
  • Advise on advertising and web presence
  • Liaise with Fringe Press Offices
  • Work with the company/performer to ascertain Unique Selling Point’s
  • Distribute photo’s, images, video links etc to relevant media
  • Advise on suitability for launches, segments shows etc
  • Distribute stories/diary pieces etc
  • Follow up phone calls to try to maximise press attendance, reviews and features
  • Advise on all aspects of a run at the Fringe including venues, award applications and nominations etc

As you can see, they will help massively with getting the word about my show to those attending the fringe.

The more people that come to the show, the more likely sign ups to my follow up resource (more on this soon, but it’s super exciting!)

But that comes at quite a cost, amongst other fringe expenses.

Can you help > www.tom-elliott.org/tomtoedinburgh


Thanks to Glos Info for coming on board as a sponsor for the Edinburgh run.

 

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Debbie Flood is an English female rower, noteworthy for winning Silver Medals in the Quadruple Sculls at both the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games.

 

 

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I’m delighted to join presenter Samuel Ball on UCB 2 every day this week as his guest.

I was in the studio with Sam, on his show, a few months back and so it’s great to catch up with him this week.

I’ll post clips of each spot here…Or you can tune in to UCB 2 at 18.40 every day this week, by clicking here.

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Monday – I share my one of my favourite worship songs.

Tuesday – I share my two favourite passages of the bible

Wednesday: I share my 2 year old daughter’s favourite worship song

ThursdayIn this slot, I share how God has blessed me in recent days.

Friday: Finally, I share some prayer requests and my all time favourite worship song.

 

As Tom’s work expands, he is increasingly on the road not only for gigs, but meetings, media interviews and other key appointments.

In the time he’s not on the road, he needs to invest in the development and delivery of his events in order to increase and sustain excellence in all that he does.

 

Therefore we are now looking for an administrative assistant to help in some or all of the following area

– Making initial contact with churches

– Dealing with Toms public facing email. (Gmail) Forwarding to relevant team members and replying on Toms behalf when appropriate

– Arranging meetings with key leaders and event hosts where appropriate with access to Toms diary in iCal.

 

How much time is needed

 

The amount of time this role needs will vary from day to day but we would suggest that if it was one person fulfilling the role, they would need to commit around 3-4 hours a week to these tasks.
The emails would need checking daily and sometimes dealt with immediately.

If interested in this voluntary role please email Tom at tom@tom-elliott.org

 

 

 

 

Earlier this week, on Premier Praise, I told the story of the day I got stuck inside a mailbag and handcuffs.

It was at Gorsley Festival, here in Gloucestershire and myself and Steve Legg, were hosting the after hours evening for 300 campers.

They all gathered, with hot chocolates, marshmallows and puffer jackets, prior to spending the night in tents. Being the final night of the festival and my turn to entertain, I decided to do my mailbag and handcuff escape. Continue reading…

 

As part of my mission to see 200 children rescued from poverty through Compassion this year, I’ll be hitting the roads with an evening of Coffee & Comedy.

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One thing I love about those on my social media & mailing list is the variety of people on it.

Christians, Atheists, Ministers, Business people and performing artists – All from many different towns, cities and villages across the UK!

I’m committed to learning and developing my work so that it’s the best it can be!

The best way of doing that is by bringing together the minds of all these different people and allowing God to shape my thoughts through the input of others.

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As a Christian Communicator, I long to see more people invited to my events who haven’t yet made a response to God. Continue reading…