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Clay Stafford
Previous Speaking Clients Include
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • Southern Festival of Books
  • Miami-International Press Club
  • Financial Executives Institute
  • Atlanta Workshop Players
  • Chongqing Acrobatic Troupe of China
Previous Workshop Sponsors Include
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Writer’s Digest Books
  • Associated Writing Programs
  • Romance Writers of America
  • Mystery Writers of America
  • Sisters in Crime
Background Info
  • B.A. and M.F.A.
  • Professor, guest lecturer, or consultant to several universities including the University of Miami and the University of Tennessee
  • Co-designed Florida’s two-year university film program at Miami-Dade
  • Spoken live to over 1 million people
Sample List of Topics
  • Writing - business and craft
  • Producing - film / TV
  • Directing - film / TV / stage
  • Acting - business and craft
  • The Creative Quiet Mind™

As a guest speaker and award-winning lecturer for national organizations, associations, and academic institutions, Clay Stafford’s critically-acclaimed seminars on creativity, achievement, business, communication, literature, and film—as well as his presentations as keynote speaker and master of ceremony—have been delivered live onstage to a total of more than one million people. His speaking clients have included such diverse media and non-media groups as the U.S. Department of Defense, the Miami-International Press Club, the Financial Executives Institute, the Atlanta Workshop Players, and the Chongqing Acrobatic Troupe of China. Workshops for which Clay Stafford has spoken have been sponsored by organizations such as Barnes & Noble, Writer’s Digest Books, Associated Writing Programs, Mystery Writers of America, and Romance Writers of America, to name a few.

Clay Stafford has a B.A. and M.F.A. and has been a professor, guest lecturer, or consultant to several universities, including the University of Miami and the University of Tennessee. During one of his engagements as an academic consultant, he co-designed Florida’s official two-year university film program at Miami-Dade, which is currently being used to train technical and creative personnel for Florida’s independent production companies and major film studios. Clay Stafford’s books and tapes on the entertainment business have been offered at notable media bookstores and have been used as teaching tools at several major universities.

Individual entertainment clients have used Clay Stafford’s consulting advice to secure opportunities in publishing, on the New York stage, in print and commercials, and in film.

If you are interested in having Clay speak to your group, feel free to contact us.

Clay Stafford

“We are very happy to recommend the services of Clay Stafford.”
Ginny Reese, University of Tennessee

“Valuable knowledge that will certainly benefit.”
Greer Carlisle, Senior Vice-President, First Tennessee Bank

Clay’s knowledge of and experience in the industry is extensive. Clay delivered more than was expected.”
Kandell Bentley-Baker, Miami-Dade Community College

“Clay is truly a rare find!”
Lynn Stallings, The Atlanta Workshop Players

“I cannot recommend too highly the services of Clay Stafford.”
Patricia Dunne, Marketing Coordinator, Cancer Screening Services

“The comments received from the audience were positive and inspiring.”
Ray Brooks, Financial Executives Institute

“The whole day was a success, largely due to Mr. Stafford’s inspiring keynote speech.”
Marilyn M. Fisher, Ph.D., Council for the Written Word

“Clay Stafford is a man of integrity and sterling character. Clay has been an encouragement to many people and a role model for the young to follow.”
Gene Arnold, Encouragement Ministries

“We appreciate your tailoring your remarks to fit our audience, which included 15-year-olds to 90-somethings. We will gladly recommend you to other groups.”
Peggy Phelps, College Grove, Senior Enrichment Center

“We look forward to working with you again in the near future.”
Jane Rosenberg, The American Jewish Committee