Becky Esker - Hoarding: Buried Alive

In August 2010, I received a telephone message from a Discovery Sutdio Associate Producer, Iwonka Swensen. Iwonka asked me to call her back about participating in an upcoming epidose  of TLC's Hoarding: Buried Alive.  Of course I returned the call promptly (an opportunity to be on national TV is kind of exciting!). Iwonka explained I had been sought out because of my membership with the National Association of Professional Organizers and because I am also a Certified Professional Organizer.

After Iwonka explained the situation and the logistics of what they were looking for in a professional organizer, she basically ran me through an extensive telephone interview. After the interview, she said she had other organizers she was going to be speaking with but would contact me in a few days and let me know if I would be selected.

About 4 days later, Iwonka called and said the position was mine if I wanted it! Duh…of course I wanted it!

In a phone conversation with yet another Producer, I was given the client’s name and phone number and was told I could call and speak with her before the filming; however, under no circumstances was I to meet with her or visit her home before the filming (they wanted to capture my initial reactions live on film).

Filming started a couple weeks later. I was told to remain in my car when I arrived until someone came to get me. While waiting in my car, Jason Nicolls the Producer introduced himself and gave me a bit of background information. He stated something that I found to be peculiar at the time. After learning more about other Hoarding: Buried Alive episodes and after experiencing this client’s situation, his comment now made sense. To find out more about Jason’s peculiar comment, what it all meant and other interesting behind the scenes information, attend one of my presentations on Behind the Scenes of Hoarding: Buried Alive.


Keynote: Behind the Scenes of Hoarding: Buried Alive


This picture above is EXACTLY what it looked like when Becky Esker entered the client’s home on TLCs Hit Series Hoarding: Buried Alive. Nationally known world class speaker and Certified Professional Organizer ® Becky Esker will take you behind the scenes of the filming of an episode of TLCs Hoarding: Buried Alive. See actual photos Becky took when working with the client in the weeks after the initial filming when the TRUE clean up and organizing took place. Learn what everyday kitchen item Becky uses to protect her and her crew from possible surprising rodents (and its not just gloves!). Your audience will be oohing and ahhing throughout the entire keynote.

In addition to the tell-taling photos and first-hand accounting of the one-on-one work with the client, Becky gives a glimpse into the psychology behind this ever-growing phenomenon of Hoarding. This entertaining Keynote presentation will touch all of your audience’s senses and leave them with an overwhelming feeling of inspiration and motivation. They will be itching to get back home and to the office to get their life in order!

RECOMMENDED TARGET AUDIENCES: Those who want to be motivated and inspired with increased efficiency, effectiveness and productivity.

SUGGESTED LENGTH: 45 – 90 minutes (can be tailored to client’s needs)

Pair this Keynote with any of Becky’s other workshop seminars and you have a one two punch that will leave your organization and audience members with a new found hope and specific steps for tackling the demons of inefficiency, ineffectiveness and lost productivity!

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