I’m Cliff Yates, I spent 35 years as a police officer from upstate New York to Los Angeles. For 25 years I was a cop by day and comedian by night. After being featured on a local Los Angeles tv show, I became known as L.A’s Comedy Cop. I have always loved performing. I have produced some of my own big comedy specials. I have produced comedy specials at the Hollywood Palladium, Roxy on Sunset, and the El Portal theatre in North Hollywood. In 1991 I created an amazing bad attitude. Frustrated fed up and discouraged I got my real estate license to pursue a new career. My real estate broker sent me to a business seminar by Jim Rohn. I found out he was the original mentor of Tony Robbins, who I had never heard of before. In 1996 I went to a Tony Robbins seminar, and that changed my thinking, attitude and life. When I changed everything changed for me. I was promoted to Sergeant and I began acting and producing my own comedy show. For the past 20 years I have been reading everything I can on personal development, psychology and motivation. My focus has recently narrowed to writing and producing.
Writing a memoir obviously brings back the details of many memories. Today I remember Ray combs. I can’t remember the guy who taught the comedy writing class, he was a great guy and near the end of our class he had a good friend of his who was a working comedian come talk to us. […]
Great writing Cliff. If anyone needs good mentoring, this book is for you. Cliff’s professionalism and experience shows through. Another great piece of work Cliff, I’m a fan !
Cliff has written another great book. It is easy to read and provides great tips for those of us who have had to deal with the fear of public speaking as well as those who want to earn money speaking. He gives great advice in an easy to digest format. I recommend this book.
Host of Stand up Speak Up
I had the opportunity to read this book and found it full of useful information and easy to read. I am a public speaker and I was able to glean from it some ideas and tips that will make my speaking engagements even more fun and more relaxing. Mr. Yates identifies ways to overcome anxieties that are related to public speaking. If you are confronting some of these issues pick up this book and enjoy it.
Right now I’m working on my first memoir. I’m writing abut my 35 years as a cop. From the rural roads of upstate New York where for five years I worked as a patrol deputy for the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department. Leaving upstate New York and joining the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department where I retired as a Field Sergeant after 30 years of service.