Author, actor, stand-up comic, and television personality
Area of Expertise:
Overcoming Failure/ Healing Through Humor/ Building Your Brand From Scratch
Speaking Topic #1:
What Does Not Kill You Will Make You Laugh- The Healing Power of Humor
What if you had the power to change the culture around our failures? What if this power gave us a way to celebrate our failures, rather than allowing them to hold us back? And what if, like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, you have always had that power? Authentic humor breeds relatability and comfort, and feeling more connected to or similar to others has incredible healing potential. The power of humor is much stronger than we think.
Speaking Topic #2:
Building Your Brand From Scratch
Word of mouth has taken on an entirely different meaning over the last decade. How do you grow your brand if you do not have the budget of a P/R professional or ads? Amy shares powerful ways to grow your brand including getting free press, exploiting social media, and what tools are available to help you automate the process.
Locally, Regionally, Nationally
Amy Lyle is an author, comedian, actor, and screenwriter that grew up in Marietta, Ohio, which is in the heart of Appalachia, known for a population that is partial to moonshine and prone to acts of violence.
Graduating from The Ohio State University, she worked as a corporate trainer for one of the largest talent acquisition firms in the world. In 2010, she stepped out of corporate America to work as a writer, actor, and television personality.
Lyle’s books, The Amy Binegar-Kimmes-Lyle Book Of Failures and We’re All A Mess, It’s OK, both released at number one in the “Humor & Entertainment” category on Amazon and have remained bestsellers since publication. Amy is the writer and co-host of the UI Media’s, “In The Burbs,” a 60-minute talk.
Amy has volunteered as an actor at Browns Bridge Church for the past ten years. She also volunteers at The Place of Forsyth, a non-profit that helps people become self-sustaining.
Amy lives outside Atlanta with her husband, Peter, four teenagers, and three very large rescue dogs.