Rick Frishman, the founder of Planned Television Arts, has
been one of the leading book publicists in America for over
Rick continues to work with many of the top book editors, literary
agents and publishers in America, including Simon and Schuster,
Random House, Wiley, Harper Collins, Pocket Books, Penguin Putnam,
and Hyperion Books. Some of the best-selling authors he has worked
with include: Mitch Albom, Bill Moyers, Stephen King, Caroline
Kennedy, Howard Stern, President Jimmy Carter, Mark Victor Hansen,
Nelson DeMille, John Grisham, Hugh Downs, Henry Kissinger, Jack
Canfield, Alan Deshowitz, Arnold Palmer, and Harvey Mackay.
Prior to PTA, Rick worked as a producer of the "Barry
Farber Show" at WOR-AM in New York City.
Rick has appeared on hundreds of radio shows and more than a
dozen TV shows nationwide. He has appeared as a guest on OPRAH
and on Bloomberg TV numerous times. He has also been featured
in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press,
Selling Power Magazine, New York Post and scores of publications.
He is the co-author of eight books, including national best-sellers
GUERRILLA PUBLICITY and NETWORKING MAGIC. He recently launched
the popular four-book series, AUTHOR 101?.
Rick's new book, WHERE'S YOUR WOW? (with co-author Robyn Spizman)
will be released by McGraw Hill in March 2008.
He is the co-host (with attorney Richard Solomon) of the radio
show Taking Care of Business, which airs every Thursday from 2:00-3:00
pm on WCWP-Radio in Long Island New York (www.tcbradio.com).
Rick has a B.F.A. in acting and directing and a B.S. from Ithaca
College School of Communications.
He is a sought after lecturer on publishing and public relations
and is a member of PRSA and the National Speakers Association.
Rick and his wife Robbi live in Long Island with their three
children, Adam, Rachel and Stephanie, and a cockapoo named Rusty.
"Rick, Thanks for your excellent presentation. Once again
people were raving about your presentation. Twice now you have
gone above and beyond for our Chapter. If we can ever do anything
as a group to help you in your endeavors please let me know. Be
well and thanks for all of your terrific advice for me, it has
paid dividends immediately."
~ Corbin, President National Speakers Association-NYC
"Greetings. Thanks so much for inviting me to the fantastic
presentation that was given by the extraordinary speaker and author,
Rick Frishman. Rick provided a wealth of invaluable information."
~ Sandy Wexler
"Out of nearly 300 instructors annually in New York City
, Rick Frishman ranked #1 according to our on-line survey. Over
98% of his students gave him a '10' out of '10'!"
- Steven Schragis, National Director Learning Annex
"...I Rick Frishman was outstanding:bright, funny and very
generous with information. I just KNOW I will eventually get on
Oprah! Another reason I know it will happen is that, besides the
fact that I am now armed with plenty of info on how to do it,
I know how to manifest into my life what I want."
- Mary Beth Spann Minucci
"Usually when I take classes like this, I leave early because
there are so few trains to my town. With Rick's class, I learned
so much about publicity that I forgot about the trains. I got
home real late and had trouble waking up the next morning. But
I didn't care. It was worth it."
- Paul Kanter