Life handed SARA BLAKELY a lemon, and she made pantyhose. After twice flunking law-school admission tests, Sara channeled her energies into entrepreneurship. Now, she has combined humor, past work experience, determination and a brilliant product insight to build a multi-million-dollar brand of undergarments called Spanx. Sara’s marketing mien told her from the get-go that the way to make Spanx a runaway hit would be to create a buzz in the marketplace about it. And from the start, she decided to rely on public relations instead of advertising.
Dubbed “fast talker extraordinaire” comedienne FRAN CAPO doesn’t mind if you call her motor mouth. In fact, she’s proud of it! Fran Capo is The Guinness Book of World Records fastest talking female clocked at 603.32 words per minute. That’s 10 words a second! Her fast talking, boundless energy, down to earth approach makes her easy to relate to and a fun quick witted TV guest. She has appeared worldwide on over 150 TV shows including Good Morning America, Larry King Live, Geraldo, Entertainment Tonight, and Ripley's Believe it or Not and on over 250 radio shows including Howard Stern. On the corporate front, Capo is sought after not only as an impostor speaker, media spokesperson but also as a seminar presenter.
BEVERLY CAVANAUGH Beverly is dedicated to the goal of creating a productive learning experience in an environment where better workplace relationships are encouraged between managers, departments, individuals ... and most importantly ... Your Customers.
CHRISTINE CORELLI "The Top Banana is Supported by the Rest of the Bunch TM" and other stimulating programs for business and personal growth are presented with the right blend of thought-provoking messages, humor and entertainment. Personalized programs are presented by Christine with a unique personal touch!
LINDA ELLERBEE is an outspoken journalist, award-winning television producer, best-selling author, a breast cancer survivor, a mom, a grandmother, and one of the most sought-after speakers in America. Ellerbee began her career at CBS, and then moved to NBC News where, after years covering national politics, she pioneered the late-night news program NBC News Overnight, which she wrote and anchored. Overnight was cited by the duPont Columbia Awards as "the best written and most intelligent news program ever." In 1986, Ellerbee moved to ABC News to anchor and write Our World, a weekly primetime historical series. Her work on Our World won her an Emmy.
PHILIPPA GAMSE is a nationally recognized professional Internet speaker. Her seminars and programs cover all aspects of Internet marketing, Web site promotion, and online business strategy. Philippa's style is direct, sometimes even hard-hitting - bringing you "the Internet beyond the hype." Philippa combines all this extraordinary knowledge and background with a special ingredient that is all her own - her British accent and humor. You'll be informed, entertained and charmed when Philippa brings you "the Internet in English".ANN JILLIAN "If audiences are not having fun, then the important message got lost." Named one of the most admired women of the world by Good Housekeeping, Ann Jillian is a three-time Emmy & Golden globe Award winning actress and singer. Since 1985, she has added "motivational speaker" to her impressive list of credits, addressing business, medical, professional and women's groups with her own unique blend of inspiration and humor. Jillian's programs are informative, fun, and always flexible to the clients needs and filled with humor, music, and information about life, health, and the joys of being a mom; when she brings her pianist, her words are accentuated with song.
LORETTA LAROCHE Relax... you may only have a few minutes left! Known as the "Erma Bombeck of stress," LaRoche uses humor to inspire audiences to slow down, enjoy life, and "find the bless in the mess." She has been an international consultant in the field of stress management for over 30 years and is the star of three acclaimed PBS television specials, The Joy of Stress, Humor Your Stress, and How Serious is This? Loretta has also written several books, including her latest, Relax—You May Only Have a Few Minutes Left.
LESLIE MOUTON Energizing, inspiring, and astonishing, these words do not begin to describe story. Add the words bold, bald, and beautiful and still the story is incomplete. Couple those words with television news anchor, a diagnosis of breast cancer, and an extraordinary woman determined to share her story with everyone tuning in and you have only the beginning.
PEGGY O'NEILL stands 3 feet 8 inches tall. Tiny in stature, but huge in presence, Peggy delivers a far-reaching message: WALK TALL! Be big on the INSIDE! Honor yourself, accept others, and express your inherent magnificence. Triumphantly meeting life from waist level, Peggy O’Neill offers inspiration and insight to audiences nationwide -- from ages 5 to 85. Peggy speaks on a variety of topics in the areas of: Celebrating Diversity, Personal Empowerment & Overcoming Challenges.
JACKIE NINK PFLUG Powerful and Inspirational Speaker, an Airline Hijacking Survivor and an Author! Jackie recounts the spell-binding tale of how a weekend trip to a volleyball tournament in Greece in 1985 put her in the middle one of history's deadliest airline terrorist attacks and how she survived, recovered, suffered, struggled, and through commitment and determination, persevered and even flourished. Jackie has reached thousands with her message of how we can all become peak performers through our attitude and our reaction to change, adversity, and challenge. She reminds us that tragedy, suffering and everyday issues always contain the seed of new growth and learning. Mountains don't seem as tall as before, and trivialities in life lose their importance, leading the listener to focus on more important professional and personal issues.
‘Tough’… ‘savvy’... ‘survivor’… These are among the words used to describe veteran journalist, DEBORAH NORVILLE anchor of Inside Edition, America’s top-rated syndicated news magazine. An Emmy Award-winner, Norville came to Inside Edition from CBS News and offers the inspirational stories of women like her who have overcome crushing defeats and regained control of their lives.
CAROL ANN SMALL offers clients a unique perspective on the benefits of laughter and finding humor in the workplace and everyday life. Carol Ann is a motivational speaker, trainer and humor consultant who imparts wisdom with a twist of real-life comedy. If you like Loretta LaRoche, you'll love Carol Ann.
BECKY TIRABASSI is a national best selling author and motivational speaker and has been encouraging hundreds of thousands of people across the United States and Canada to change their lives! Through her practical, humorous, and moving personal illustrations, Becky has the incredible ability to connect with an audience, while providing them with hope and the steps to leading a more balanced life always equipping them and challenging them with life changing principles.
Prior to her recent role as Maggie the housekeeper on Comedy Central's That's My Bush, MARCIA WALLACE was best known for her Emmy award winning role as Bart's teacher, Mrs. Krabappel, on The Simpsons, and as Carol Kester on The Bob Newhart Show. She reprised that role when she guest starred as Murphy Brown's 66th secretary, for which she received an Emmy nomination. She reunited with Murphy as a member of her breast cancer support group, with her old boss on George and Leo and appeared on Seventh Heaven and Providence. Marcia's voice has also been heard on several animated series, films and commercials. Marcia successfully battled breast cancer in 1985 and she frequently lectures on the emotional and clinical tribulations of fighting breast cancer, promoting early detection and low-cost mammography. She also speaks on the importance of humor and laughter when facing life's challenges.
MARIANNE WILLIAMSON is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer in the fields of spirituality and new thought. Ms. Williamson teaches the basic principles of A Course in Miracles and discusses their application to daily living. Her first book, A Return to Love, topped The New York Times bestseller list for 35 weeks in 1992 and was the fifth largest selling book in America that year. She has been lecturing professionally on spirituality and metaphysics since 1983.
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