GP Brown bag: "The Art of Celebrity Impersonation"

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Dennis Keogh as 007

Gangplank, Arizona’s largest collaborative workspace, will be hosting celebrity impersonator, Dennis Keogh, as a part of their recurring brown bag series. The event will take place on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at noon. Keogh

has been performing as celebrity Sean Connery for a number of years, making appearances all over the Phoenix-area, Las Vegas and Canada.

Keogh will be speaking on what is required to become a respected A-list celebrity impersonator and the professionalism you must maintain to stay on top. He’ll discuss tips on how to get booked regularly and drum up new business – useful advice for a start-up in any field. Keogh will also share a few humorous and true stories of his life as Sean Connery.

“It is all perception – not deception,” explains Keogh. “If guests of my impersonation ask ‘Are you Sean Connery?’, I have several comedic answers.”

Keogh began performing full-time as Connery in 2006, after retiring from Bell Systems at age 53. As a Sean Connery impersonator, Keogh is invited to corporate parties, exotic car auctions, movie sets, Hollywood parties and charity events to add a buzz and work the crowd. He loves to walk the red carpet and mingle with guests, posing for photographs, and signing autographs.

Keogh thoroughly enjoys his work, even if it a bit unconventional. “We are all given great opportunities in life. A wise man,realizes them and acts upon them,” said Keogh.
I chose to jump through that window of opportunity while the window was still open.”

The brown bag is open to the public, free of charge. Bring your lunch, have a few laughs and enjoy rubbing elbows with a star (impersonator).

Gangplank to host Local Motors Co-founder and CEO Jay Rogers

Gangplank, Arizona’s biggest collaborative workspace, will be hosting Local Motors Co-founder and CEO, Jay Rogers, as a part of their recurring Brownbag series. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at noon. Rogers and company plan to open a new plant in Phoenix in the near future, and are a leader in open-source car design.

Rogers will be speaking about his inspiration toward open-source car design and the results this approach has generated. Members of the Local Motors team will be on hand to talk about the car-building process, meet with audience members and show off the Rally Fighter.

Gangplank owners met Rogers at South by Southwest (SXSW), a music and interactive technology festival, held every year in Austin and invited him to present.

“Local Motors and their open source philosophy is at the heart of our vision and mission for our collaborative technology and innovation space here in Chandler,” Jade Meskill, Gangplank co-founder, said. “We thought it would be a great way to introduce the valley to a cutting edge concept that will soon call Phoenix home.”

Local Motors designs, manufactures, and brings to market innovative, safer, more functional, lightweight, efficient cars through a revolutionary, local assembly and retail experience. These cars will revolutionize not only automobiles, but also the very structure of auto-making, auto-selling, and auto-servicing!

Rogers is helping to build a game-changing American car company. He is relentlessly passionate about cars and the industry which surrounds them. Rogers will discuss open source car design and the success Local Motors achieved as one of the first in the new generation of car companies.

The brownbag is open to the public, free of charge. Bring your lunch and explore the future of car design.