Rick Frishman


Best selling author and speaker.

Working with authors, entrepreneurs, and business owners to get more visibility for themselves and their businesses by leveraging the magic of publicity.

Rick has delivered more then 200 talks, seminars and workshops in the past 20 years with over 10,000 attendees. He has worked with over half of the Fortune 100 companies worldwide.

His seminars are fast-paced, informative, entertaining and enjoyable. Rick has a wonderful ability to customize each talk for his audience. He presents a series of branding workshops which have great ideas and strategies with a rare combination of fact, humor, insight and hard hitting practical concepts that audience members can apply immediately for better results.


Rick will demonstrate how to make quantum leaps in productivity and performance in your branding efforts.

* Media Training
* Dealing with the media
* Public Relations
* Publicity
* Publishing (Traditional and Self)
* Booking Talk show appearances


Rick Frishman, the founder of Planned Television Arts, has been one of the leading book publicists in America for over 30 years.

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.

Participant Comments

"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

The Author 101 Series

From the PR expertise of Rick Frishman and the publishing acumen of Robyn Spizman comes a new series of instructional books to help beginning writers navigate the crowded publishing marketplace.

The Author 101 series offers an all-in-one publishing curriculum for anyone who has ever wanted to turn a good idea into a Bestseller. Featuring lessons from top agents, authors, editors, PR, marketing and sales professionals, Author 101 provides an entire education on the publishing process-in a straight-to-the-point, easy-to-read format.


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