The Power of Words™: Making a Difference One Person at A Time, a new film from Best Selling Author, Filmmaker and the world’s top sales expert, Richard Tyler and award winning journalist, Aja Vickers is a WINNER in a major Short Film Competition. 

Houston, TX – November 22, 2017 –  The Power of Words™: Making a Difference One Person at A Time short film was a Winner in the One-Reeler Short Film Competition for films under 12 minutes. The film’s the first installment in what is to be an inspirational series titled The Power In You. The series, when completed will be combine to a full length film with each segment focusing on unleashing your own Personal Power™ to create a better world around you.

The film is the first collaboration between best selling author and filmmaker Richard Tyler and award winning journalist Aja Vickers. Tyler is the Executive Producer, Director, Creator and appears in the film. Ms. Vickers is the Producer and Cinematographer.

Tyler stated, ” This is a fantastic honor to be a winner where there are so many firsts. This is our first Short Film, my first collaboration with Aja and the first film for both Excellence Edge™ Productions and Excellence Edge™ Films.  Tyler added, “This was the perfect story to debut my three new film and production companies including Richard Tyler Films®.” He added, “I am extremely happy for Aja as well. She was fantastic to work with on this project. Her skill behind the camera was superb at capturing the ideas I wanted to convey to the viewer. I am thrilled to have her signed on for the next installment.” Tyler concluded “This topic was chosen because it represents everything that having the Excellence Edge™ is all about, passionate people, community involvement, and striving to be the very best you can be.”

Aja Vickers stated, “It was great honor to be nominated and it is an even bigger one to win! We were hopeful after being nominated, however being our first Short Film and the first project Richard and I worked on together we were not sure what to expect.” Vickers added, It is such a pleasure to work with Richard. He has worked with some of the top people in the filmmaking industry producing films, including Emmy Award winners, so to work with him on this project was thrilling. I am delighted he has asked me to be involved in other segments of The Power In You series. ”

The Excellence Edge™ Films Company was 10 years in the making. Tyler says he’s wanted to venture down this road for quite some time now. Given his knowledge and world-renown expertise on communication, selling, leadership and success, it was only fitting to launch the company. Tyler saw the perfect opportunity after Aja Vickers attended one of his educational seminars. They talked and after having a meeting and viewing some of Vickers’ work the two decided to collaborate on the project which was the debut film for Excellence Edge™ Films.

Even though this was the first film for Excellence Edge™ Films, this was not Tyler’s first foray into filmmaking. Tyler recently Executive Produced a documentary about the life of legendary Success Coach and Motivational Speaker Brian Tracy, which was released in June 2017. Tracy has consulted 1000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people in 5000 talks and seminars in 76 countries. The film is titled Maximum Achievement: The Brian Tracy Story. Prior to that Richard Tyler and Brian Tracy co-authored the Best Selling book “Success Today” along with multiple leading experts from around the world. Tyler won the Editors Choice Award for his contribution.

Tyler also Produced a documentary on the life of Jack Canfield titled, The Soul Of Success: The Jack Canfield Story. The film is currently nominated for two Emmy’s, Direction and Cinematography  Canfield is known the world over as a co-creator of the Chicken Soup For The Soul books and products along with Mark Victor Hansen. The series of Chicken Soup books has sold almost 700 million copies worldwide. Canfield’s recent book The Success Principles is a best seller as well. Richard Tyler and Chicken Soup For The Soul co-creator, Mark Victor Hansen have collaborated recently and are featured authors in the Best Selling book “Boom!” In this book, the world’s leading entrepreneurs and professionals reveal their secrets to improving your health wealth and lifestyle. Tyler won the Editor’s Choice Award for his contribution to this Best Seller as well.

Vickers Produced and was the Director of Photography for “The Power of Words™” short film. She comes from a news background where producing, shooting, editing, writing, and reporting on camera was all in a days work so a project like this utilized all her talents.

Production of the next short film in the series is slated to start soon. Tyler says he’s excited to get the ball rolling on this next uplifting message and can’t wait to see what good things evolve from it.

“As I always say, “Your success tomorrow is in direct proportion to your Commitment to Excellence® today.”™ “That is what Excellence Edge™ Films is all about and those are the stories we will tell.”

About Richard Tyler:
Richard Tyler, “America’s Corporate and Entrepreneurial Business Expert™” is recognized as the world’s top sales trainer and management consultant. Richard is the CEO of Richard Tyler International, Inc.® as well as a diversified family of companies and services including Excellence Edge™ Films, Excellence Edge™ Productions, Richard Tyler Films®, Excellence Edge™ Ltd., and Richard Tyler International Technologies®.

Richard Tyler - Best Selling Author, World's Top Sales Trainer and Management ConsultantRichard Tyler, Best Selling Author, World's Top Sales Trainer and Management Consultant,  an Award Winning Filmmaker and Entrepreneur. Richard Tyler is a 2-time Best-Selling Author, a 5-time Expy® Award Winner, a 2-time Quilly® Award Winner, a 2-time Editor’s Choice Award Winner, and a C-Suite Book Club featured best-selling author. Richard is a highly acclaimed Professional Speaker and Trainer. Richard Tyler has been inducted into the National Academy of Best Selling Authors® and the National Association of Experts, Writers, and Speakers™. Richard was selected as one of America’s PremierExperts™ and his philosophies have been featured in Forbes magazine, Entrepreneur magazine, The Business Journals, Sales and Marketing Management magazine, Wealth & Financial International magazine, Acquisition International magazine, Corporate America magazine, the Houston Chronicle as well as in hundreds of articles and interviews. Richard has been seen on FOX, CBS, NBC, and ABC television affiliates,,,,,, Wall Street Journal’s,,,, as well as other major outlets.

Richard Tyler's inspirational films including  the documentaries Maximum Achievement: The Brian Tracy StoryThe Soul Of Success: The Jack Canfield Story and a series of short films, The Power In You™. All are critically acclaimed. His award winning film production companies are Excellence Edge™ Films and Richard Tyler Films®.

Richard Tyler’s two immensely popular training seminars, “Commitment to Excellence”® Sales Immersion® Program” and “Commitment to Excellence”® Leadership Mastery™ Program”, are influencing businesspeople from all rungs of the corporate ladder.

Richard Tyler’s two new books, “Success Today” with Brian Tracy and “Boom!” with Mark Victor Hansen and leading experts are international Best-Sellers.

Richard Tyler was recently recognized as the “World’s Top Sales Trainer” and Richard Tyler International’s, “Commitment to Excellence”® Sales Immersion Program®” was recognized as the “World’s Top Sales Training Program” when they received the “Award for Excellence in Sales Training” from Wealth & Finance International magazine.

As Richard says, “Remember, your success tomorrow is in direct proportion to your ‘Commitment to Excellence®’ today.™”

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About Aja Vickers:
Aja Vickers is an independent Senior Film Consultant with Richard Tyler International, Inc.® and the President of Aja Vickers Global Media and Vickers Entertainment Group. LLC.

Aja Vickers has spent more than a decade creating compelling visual content for network television, businesses, non-profits, and artists. Her love of video production and photography keeps her striving to become one of the most sought after experts in her field.

Originally from Los Angeles, California, Aja attended the University of New Mexico and University of San Francisco where she studied journalism and politics. Her internships with ABC affiliate KOAT in Albuquerque and FOX affiliate KTVU in Oakland taught her the necessary skills to become an on-air reporter and she got her first television job in 2006 at local community station TV30 near the San Francisco Bay Area. Aja started reporting, shooting, editing, writing, and producing her own segments and assisting with the production of the news program. Her success in this endeavor allowed her to become the Bureau Chief for the NBC affiliate KSNG out in Garden City, Kansas, where she won the Kansas Association of Broadcasters award for best Non-Metro Television Prime Newscast. With that success in Kansas, Aja moved to a larger media market in Tulsa, OK where she worked for the NBC affiliate KJRH. At this station she worked as a Multi-Media Journalist shooting, writing and contributing editing her own stories as well as being an on air reporter covering all areas of the news for the station. . From politics to crime, sports to tornadoes–you name it, she’s shot it, reported on it or both.

After experiencing all aspects of broadcast news, Aja decided she wanted to start her own production company and began her journey to make it a reality. Aja honed her skills in the news industry by doing thousands of different types of stories and interviews and she coupled those skills with her knack for storytelling and an ability to capture the emotion of any genre. The result is a masterful transformation of pictures and words into a powerful message for her clients. Whatever message you desire Aja can make it happen.


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