I enjoy sharing conversations about the human experience and the power of curiosity. My aim is to inspire and engage audiences to find new ways to connect and stand out. Colorful characters and stories provide a backdrop for lessons in communications — we need to expand our curiosity and share what we discover. Participant interaction is encouraged with laughter and lively discussion commonly seen. Presentation features photography and multimedia.
"THANK YOU. Of those who completed a speaker evaluation, 97% gave you a rating of Excellent / Very Good and enjoyed your presentation. Special comments were made regarding your photographs and the personal stories. Thank you for your very interesting and enjoyable presentation."
Maureen Cortese, University of Central Florida
"Thanks again for joining our dynamic team of special speakers with The Enrichment Academy program. You hit a home run last night with our residents. They really enjoyed it"
Melanie Sarakinis, The Villages Enrichment Academy
TOPICS: I’ve spoken on a number of topics including communications, storytelling, human connection / relationships, cooking and food traditions, documentary photography, personal development, southern studies and history.
I always adjust my message to meet the specific needs of any group and will do the same for you! Presentations have included insights and ideas to a wide range of civic and professional organizations, businesses, libraries, schools, nonprofits and trade associations.
My speaking rates vary greatly based on the particulars of every event.
In order to inquire about my availability or to discuss speaking in detail, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org