“Her talks are very practical and step by step so I always attend her sessions. Hers are usually the best attended, so I try to get there early because her rooms are always packed!” — Deirdre
Thank you so much for visiting my Speaker page. I personally understand the challenges of finding just the right speaker for your event. I’ve created this information so you can get to know me a little better, and to give you a greater understanding of what it’s like when we work together.
I invite you to to browse this information to assist you in making the right selection for your workshop, seminar or conference event. If you find we’re a match, please email me about a booking.
Thanks for inquiring about inviting me to your event! I’m not a rookie when it comes to speaking to live audiences. Encouraging others and working a crowd is something I’ve been doing for many years. Choosing a speaker can be agonizing, believe me, I understand. Particularly if you’ve never worked with someone before, you’ll naturally wonder how things will actually come together on the big day. Rest assured, I take a very professional approach to communicating with you, preparing for your event, and delivering presentations to your live audience. I commit to going above and beyond for you and your guests, providing high quality content and current information, and making it a day for all to remember.
Here are examples of the things you can expect from me as a featured speaker:
EXPERIENCED & ADAPTABLE: Over the years, I’ve grown comfortable in all kinds of settings, from the largest convention centers, to community centers and churches, to classrooms and living rooms, plus live and prerecorded formats where I speak from my home office. I’m adaptable to speaking with or without a microphone, with or without slides and projectors, and I am able to remain flexible as the dynamic nature of live events often warrant.
TARGETED PRESENTATIONS & HELP WITH PLANNING: When we begin discussions, I’ll ask about your organization, your local demographics, and your needs. If there’s a specific topic you’re interested in having me talk about, that makes it easy. But, even if not, I’ll help guide you to the topics and presentations I think may appeal to the largest number of people. If it’s in my realm of experience, I am always willing to develop a custom presentation for your event. Or, you’re welcome to choose from presentations I’ve given in the past.
COMMUNICATION & PROMOTIONAL ITEMS: Once we’ve nailed down your topics, I’ll provide workshop descriptions, a bio, promotional photos, or whatever you need for announcements and promotional literature. I remain at your service before the event, if there are other bits of information you need as the event approaches. I’ll stay in communication with you beforehand, and on a regular basis, so you’ll feel confident I’m always completely on board.
SOCIAL SHARING: As your presentation nears, I’ll share and publicize your event on my web site and social media outlets. I welcome comments and messages from prospective attendees, and do my best to respond as to inform your audience and increase your attendance.
EVENT DAY: On conference day, I’ll arrive at our mutually agreed upon time and place. Because I understand the stress of waiting for speakers who show up just moments before a presentation, I usually arrive early for your peace of mind. Should you provide time-keeping, I’ll conclude whenever you indicate the next speaker is due to begin. If I can, I’ll live Tweet from your event, post on my Facebook page, and interact socially with attendees during the day. At the conclusion of your event, I share comments, photos, and reviews, using any hash tags you provide.
OTHER PARTICIPATION: Know when you book with me, I commit not only to the date and time of my session(s), but also to other ways you need me to participate throughout the day. I make myself available not just as a speaker, but also as a participant. If you need me for panel discussions, live Q & A, a speaker’s table, a book signing, consulting with visitors, or anything else, I commit to interacting with you and your guests throughout the entire day. Should you schedule before- or after-events, with notice, I make myself available for those, too.
NO SURPRISES: Finally, I know you don’t like surprises. So, before we book, I’ll communicate any special needs I might have for your booking up front. Whether it’s travel, accommodations, bringing a guest, special equipment, table space, or anything else, I’ll let you know before we finalize our plans. These things aren’t always necessary, but if they are, you’ll have first option to discuss or decline before we commit to any booking.
In short, I work for you, and my goal is for your group to have the best experience possible when I’m there. Besides, advance planning means I get to enjoy the day with your guests, and minimize my own stress, too! Plus, since referrals are part of my business, I love it when you’re happy, because I know you’ll share that love with other organizations. If I can create a win-win, I feel as though I’ve done my job well.
Click these links to view my calendar, previous topics, and other information. I welcome the opportunity to address issues like super-mom burnout, time management, living with purpose, finding balance, creating a life of excellence though home education, homeschooling high school, suddenly homeschooling, or other topics of your choosing. Remember I also speak to homeschool parent/teen audiences about transitioning to college and going to college without debt.