CHRIS BASHINELLI

CHRIS BASHINELLI

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GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP – The Path Within

Bash’s unique approach to “Global Citizenship” empowers attendees re-structure the way they view the world- beginning with themselves. Being a Global Citizen begins with believing in our own potential. By creating a strong foundation within ourselves, with our co-workers and on our stoop, we will then be able to create lasting change in the greater world. Bash encourages each of us to realize our full potential- thereby becoming inspired members of our families, our organizations and ultimately- our world.

The step-by-step methods in this talk encourage attendees to shift limited perspectives, thereby viewing themselves, others and their world through a more empowering lens. We can each become Global Citizens, because it has nothing to do with what we do for a living, or where we are in the world, but how we care for others. Service is not the by-product of success, it is the starting point.

Steps from the Stoop

Bash’s all-inclusive approach to relationship building has been cultivated for 30+ years, starting with his ‘stoop’ in Brooklyn, where his childhood friends shared a combined total of over 13 nationalities. In this flagship talk Bash drives home the ease of relationship building with a personal, yet universal method he’s applied everywhere from farming with mystics in Uganda to living with nomads in Mongolia.

The three essential steps from the “Stoop” can serve as the basis for profound personal transformation and deep connection with others. These steps enable us to strengthen our relationship with ourselves, our co-workers and those with whom we have no seeming connection- be it a Japanese Sumo Wrestler or our next-door neighbor.

Change Your Mind, Change Your World

We each have an area in our life where we are currently at Step A and we’d like to get to Step Z. We often wait for conditions to be perfect before ever taking the first step towards our goal. Our excuses appear to be boundless- no time, no money, no resources- but they usually boil down to the same core belief- a lack of faith in our potential. Bash shows how, with no formal training or credentials he created a unique career as an explorer, TV producer and renowned international storyteller. His method is simple… start from the place you wish to be.

Once we change the way in which we view ourselves we often find conditions change as well. Suddenly aspirations we felt were previously impossible to attain, are within sight. From Brooklyn to Brazil, Bash walks attendees through the practical methods for identifying their most limiting beliefs, thereby opening the doorway to a new world.

videos

Promo Video - Short
What's Your Stoop?
Corporate Testimonials
Bridging the Gap
Step Outside Yourself
Dr. Jane Goodall Interview for PBS
Promo Video - Short
What's Your Stoop?
Corporate Testimonials
Bridging the Gap
Step Outside Yourself
Dr. Jane Goodall Interview for PBS

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About Chris

Chris Bashinelli, also known as, “Bash”, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After a decade long acting career including an appearance on the HBO hit television show- The Sopranos, Bash decided to follow his real passion- using media to build bridges between cultures. At 20 years old he traveled to Tanzania to make his first documentary. He now traverses the globe from Uganda to Haiti, as Host of Bridge the Gap, a new television series featured on PBS and the National Geographic Channel, where he discovers what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes.

Bash has spoken around the world- from TEDx, to Abu Dhabi, to Azerbaijan- at multi-million dollar corporations, Ivy League Universities, and in the United Nations General Assembly Hall. He has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Dr. Jane Goodall and the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon.

He has harvested buffalo with Native Americans in Pine Ridge, lived as a nomad in Mongolia, and Sumo Wrestled heaviest Japanese human being in recorded history. He is a Moderator for the United Nations, an Eagle Scout, a National Geographic Explorer, and has interviewed some of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People on the Planet.

testimonials

Chris would be an asset to any event requiring a quality speaker

Chris presents with a smooth confidence that both sets the tone of the event and captures the attention of the audience. He harnesses the ethos of social entrepreneurship, and would be an asset to any event requiring a quality speaker.

Frank Fredericks, World Faith

Authentic, engaging, and energetic presentation.

Bash offered a very authentic, engaging, and energetic presentation for our conference attendees. He brought many of his valuable life experiences to the table, and though all proved very different, they revolved around one common theme- breaking down barriers and finding a common ground with whomever you engage. Attendees left feeling exhilarated, taking with them many of the principles Bash illustrated back to their local institutions.

Jake Parks, The Institute of Internal Auditors

One of the best, if not the best, public speakers I’ve seen on circuit in my 25 year history in this industry.

Chris made us laugh. He made us cry. He nailed it! He knew our company better than any other public speaker we’ve ever hired. He was one of the best, if not the best, public speakers I’ve seen on circuit in my 25 year history in this industry.

Geoff Ballott, The Wyndam Hotel Group

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Chris Bashinelli Introduction

NOTE- Please play the song “Gimme Shelter” by the Rolling Stones the moment the introducer begins reading the introduction. As Chris enters the stage and the applause quiets down, please lower the music to silent.

Are you ready to embark on an international adventure and discover what it means to become a Global Citizen?

Chris Bashinelli, also known as, “Bash”, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After a decade long acting career including an appearance on the HBO hit television show- The Sopranos, Bash decided to follow his real passion- using media to build bridges between cultures. He now traverses the globe from Uganda to Haiti, as Host of Bridge the Gap, a new television series featured on PBS and the National Geographic Channel.

Bash has spoken around the world- from TEDx, to Abu Dhabi, to Azerbaijan- at multi-million dollar corporations, Ivy League Universities, and in the United Nations General Assembly Hall. He has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Dr. Jane Goodall and the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon.

He has harvested buffalo with Native Americans in Pine Ridge, lived as a nomad in Mongolia, and Sumo Wrestled heaviest Japanese human being in recorded history. He is a Moderator for the United Nations, an Eagle Scout, a National Geographic Explorer, and has interviewed some of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People on the Planet.

Please help me welcome to the stage CHRIS BASHINELLI!!!

Chris Bashinelli Technical Requirements

  1. Timer: If possible, provide an IPAD or Timer counting UP from zero during the speech in the front row, or on the confidence monitors in the front row.
  2. Warm Up Room: If possible, please set aside a private room near the stage entrance, or a short walk from the stage for Chris to warm up in prior to entering the stage.
  3. Clicker: Chris will use his clicker (or a clicker provided) to advance all slides.
  4. Videos Play Automatically: Videos are embedded into several slides. If you are downloading Chris’s PowerPoint presentation, please make sure that each video is set to “play automatically”. In this manner, when Chris clicks to a slide where a video is embedded, the video should start automatically.
  5. Computer: Chris uses a Macbook Pro (early 2008). The presentation is formatted for Mac computers. The laptop has a DVI port. Chris will bring a DVI to VGA adapter if you decide to use his computer.
  6. Audio output: The laptop has a standard audio port. Ensure there is sufficient audio in the room as the presentation includes several videos. Each video may play at a slightly different audio level. If possible, please have a member of the audio team adjust volume accordingly.
  7. Wireless Mic: Chris would ideally like to use a wireless lapel microphone, either a clip on or over the ear. He can certainly use a handheld microphone, or simply project without anything if needed.
  8. Handheld Mics: Please have 2 wireless handheld microphones available that can be shared with the audience, either in the their seats or on the stage.
  9. AV Contact: Please have at least one AV person available before and during the event.


INTRO SLIDE AND SONG

1) Slide: If possible, please ensure that the first slide of Chris’s presentation is on screen as soon as the person introducing Chris begins the introduction. This will give Chris the freedom to control the presentation from his clicker once he starts.

2) Music: Chris may decide to enter with intro music, depending on the venue. Please have your AV team download “Gimme Shelter” by the Rolling Stones. We can also send the song to you. Please have the song begin playing the moment the introducer begins reading the introduction. The song should play underneath while the person is reading the introduction, and should be turned up to full volume as soon as they finish reading and say “Welcome Chris Bashinelli”. Allow the music to play for a few beats while Chris is on the stage. Once the applause quiets down you can lower the song to silent.

STAGING

Chris performs in many different situations ranging from amphitheaters to hotel ballrooms to courtyards. The below staging is the ideal scenario. These are only suggestions.

  1. If possible, please have the stage set up prior to Chris being introduced as he may begin with audience participation immediately.
  2. Please ensure that at least one screen (if available) shows Chris’s current PowerPoint slide during the entirety of the event for the audience to see. This is because each slide either includes an image or video that is linked directly to what Chris is saying.
  3. Place a portable “stoop” at downstage center, a few feet back; so there is room to walk in front of it. A “stoop” is a small set of stairs. We often simply use the risers that lead to the stage. Ideally, this will be placed on stage before Chris begins his presentation. For an example, Google images of “Brooklyn Stoop”. The stoop can be anywhere from 2 steps in height and up. Keep in mind it is important that the stoop is not too high that it blocks the images of the PowerPoint (if the screen is behind the stoop). If a stoop is unavailable you may use a black box, stool, or chair. The “stoop” will serve as a metaphor for a meeting place of common ground during the presentation.
  4. To either downstage right or left include a podium. Chris will be walking around during the entirety of the presentation, however this podium will serve as an anchor for notes and water bottles.
  5. Lighting: If possible, dim the house and stage lights during each of the videos in the presentation.

POWERPOINT AND VIDEOS
Chris will bring the PowerPoint and videos on a USB drive to the venue. If preferred, we can also send you a download link to the PowerPoint and videos prior to the event.

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    Bridge the Gap - PBS

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