"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes. I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."~Marilyn Monroe

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Sir Nicholas Winton

Now 100 years old, Nicholas Winton was Knighted by the Queen of England for his work in saving 669 children by organizing the kindertransport (Prague/ENGLAND... JUST prior to World War II being declared). It is a rare opportunity to interview Nicky and I was proud to be invited to his home in England.

Barbara Beach barbarajbeach@gmail.com 760-936-7472

Over two decades of innovative journalism and editorial and promotions including a Guiness Book of World Records

* Certification :Multimedia Consultant Yahoo Online Sales * Certification: MAC Advanced*Seasoned Executive Editor with experience in print, broadcasting, and multimedia.

*Accomplished author, with over 300 feature articles, three published books, and 120 published magazines to her credit.

*Presenter speaker (worldwide venues contact for list)

* Skilled at "guerilla publishing" (Managing a business and staff on a "beer" budget and producing Dom Perignon results!

*Manager, and researcher with strong analytical and excellent communication skillNoteworthy Bench Marks:

  • Named One of the Top Five Women in Automotive
  • Interviewed by CNN/topic: Relationship Marketing in Automotive
  • Named Woman of Today by Girls Club of America
  • Amassed over 9 million dollars in gratuitous donations and media for a variety of charities doing pro bono PR and fundraising for Boys and Girls Clubs of America
  • Featured Presenter to the Detroit Automotive Marketing Council Detroit Michigan
  • Featured Presenter to Strategic Research Institute New York, New YorkWriting a book on Sir Nicholas Winton, 100 year old British citizen who orchestrated the rescue of 669 children out of Prague .
  • Piano Men A treatment for a TV series
  • www.boomer-city.com
  • www.DodgeEnthusiast.com
  • MediaSource Publishing Directed and published over 150 issues of affinity centered automotive magazines for Mazda North America Operations and Chrysler Motor Company. Developed affinity club models Mazda Miata, PT Cruiser, Chrysler 300, and entire Dodge Brand trucks and passenger vehicles. Developed and implemented all marketing, public Relations, corporate relations, media relations, and communications programs.

Professional Work Experience:

Par Broadcasting Company

Oceanside, CADirected and implemented all management, marketing, and promotions efforts for a B license FM radio station and AM sister station. Responsible for scripts, ad copy and Increasing ratings from number 32 to number 4 in San Diego market. Managed all sales efforts and training for 16 full and part time sales and support personnel.

Los Angeles Daily News Los Angeles, CA 92009

Reported celebrity features and worked as photo journalist for Los Angeles and Hollywood section of newspaper. Planed and directed editorial, promotions, and marketing assignments and served as PR liaison to TV and movie studios.
Chicago Tribune Chicago, Illinois

Worked as news journalist, investigative reporter, and educational writer providing daily content. Develop and implemented promotions and Public Relations activities for the Educational Services division. Promoted and transferred to sister company Los Angeles Daily News.

Educational Work Experience:

University of Mary: Billings, MT. Lecturer Series for Entrepreneurs, 2006-2008 Park College: Oceanside, CA, Camp Pendleton. Adjunct Professor: 1992-94, taught undergraduate courses in Journalism, Communications, and English.Coleman College: San Marcos CA Taught undergraduate courses in English Communications. Glendale Unified School District,CA Lead teacher (credentialed) for Developmentally Challenged)

There's No Impossible Dream

Life Highlights..... Interviewing Neil Diamond, Elizabeth Taylor, John Travolta,Michael Landon,Ray Bolger

Life Highlights..... Having a song dedicated to me by the Beach Boys Al Jardine ( jewel case cover 2008 album)

Life Highlights..... Editor and Publisher of four international magazines.

Life Highlights..... Having two of my books make it into the Antiquarian Bookstore and sell for over $100!!!!


    INDIANAPOLIS, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- An entry in the "Guinness Book of Records" was shattered today when a parade of more than 250 Mazda Miatas pulled out of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and headed across town with a police escort.     The line of MX-5 Miata sports cars easily broke the previous record of 147 Rolls Royce automobiles that gathered in Victoria, Australia, Sept. 19, 1992.     The huge gathering of Miata enthusiasts was organized by Indy Miata, the Indiana chapter of the Miata Club of America, as part of a series of events to celebrate the sports car's fifth anniversary.  The Mazda Miata is both the strongest selling sports car and strongest selling convertible in the world.  More than 300,000 Miatas have been sold worldwide since it was introduced in 1989 as a 1990 model.  About half of them -- 150,992 -- were sold in the United States where sales are up dramatically over the last year.     "When people think of Mazda, many of them think of the Miata," said Kazuo "Sonny" Sonoguchi, president of Mazda Motor of America, Irvine, Calif.  "The Miata created a big sensation when Mazda introduced it because it represented the re-birth of the traditional open sports car. We're very proud of it."     The week-long celebration of the Miata's fifth anniversary began with club members turning laps at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and will culminate with a June 19 barbecue at the car's birthplace at Mazda Research & Development of North America in Irvine.     The Miata Club of America, boasting 30,000 members, was formed almost as soon as the car hit the streets.     "After five years, Miata Mania is stronger than ever," said Tom Matano, executive vice president, product design & development, Mazda Research & Development of North America, Irvine.  Matano directed the U.S. design team that sketched the original design of the Miata and built the first clay models.  "The Miata was designed to appeal to people's emotions, and this is readily apparent at Miata Club events." Miata Club and Magazine Promotions  Director Barb Beach says the passion comes from the devoted owners worldwide.
    Chip Helmick,president of Indy Miata, one of 80 Miata club chapters, said the love of the Miata has created a common bond that has brought people together from a myriad of backgrounds. "I've had so much fun with the people who own these cars," he said. "I've met tons of people through the club and they're the greatest."     Helmick said one member, going through a mid-life crisis, told his wife, "I'm having an affair or buying a Miata."  Her reply:  "What color should we get?"     The Indy Miata event drew moral support from the Indianapolis City- County Council, which issued a resolution signed by Mayor Stephen Goldsmith wishing the Miata Club of America well on its world record attempt.  The Miatas were escorted by the deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's motorcycle drill team.    6/12/94