Speaking Events & Communications Workshops

I love to teach and train. I can speak on a variety of topics, and as a communications professional, I also offer several workshops. See below for details!

Speaking Topics

Below are a handful of suggested speaking topics, but I can create a presentation for any audience and theme. I've spoken to rooms full of patients, medical professionals, teen girls and others longing for hope and encouragement.

(Click the titles to see details on some popular speaking topics).

Why Me?

How to face the lingering question “why me” and find the positives in any trial and circumstance.

What NOT to say.

Learn what to say, and what not to say, when someone is suffering.

From the Colondar to Capitol Hill

My personal story of surviving colorectal cancer at age 17 and my journey into advocacy, and the importance of survivor stores.

How to keep the faith

 (When you feel like giving God the finger).

How to get honest with the emotions of trials and suffering – especially as a person of faith.

Be still and know. (When your mind won’t stop racing).

Ways to calm the brain, and learn mindfulness, to process and heal from struggles.

What to pray (When you’re just not feeling it).

When you can’t find the words to pray, here are a few starters.

Uprooting unbelief (And other dangerous weeds).

Recognizing the root of unbelief and how to heal when trials and suffering reveal it.

If you're interested in having me speak at your event, contact me with details!

Communications Workshops

I teach hands-on, interactive workshops focused on writing, storytelling and other communications topics. Below are workshops I've taught previously, but if you're looking for a unique presentation on a specific topic, let me know!

(Click topic to expand details on popular communications workshops) 

Share Your Story / Share your Testimony

This two-part, hands-on workshop covers the importance of storytelling, the building blocks of a great story, tips for making a story memorable and practical suggestions for writing a blog, public speaking and doing a video interview.

*Initially created for a Christian audience, this can be tailored as a faith-based workshop that includes scripture, biblical references and homework encouraging attendees to spend time with the Lord before they share their testimonies.

Pick Your Paint: Writing for the Web Versus Online

You wouldn’t paint your kitchen with outdoor, deck stain. So you shouldn’t write your online content like you would traditional, printed projects. In this workshop, we cover the nuances and opportunities in writing blogs, websites and social media posts.

SEOO7 (a course for SEO content writers)

SEO content writers are like the secret, undercover agents of search engine optimization. In this workshop, we learn how to use the right weapons for online content writing and identify opportunities lurking in the dark. Let’s use our Intelligence to make sure your website or blog gets in on the action!

31 Ways to Answer to “Did it Work?”

Did it work? What’s the impact? Every team asks these questions once a campaign launches, but not all teams know how to answer them. In this workshop, I offer 31 ideas for determining if a campaign worked (or not), and the tools you’ll need to track progress and success.

10 Ways to Become a Writing Hero

Content is king (or queen!), but good writers are the true heroes. During this session, we cover 10 easy tips for improving your writing skills. You'll walk out armed and ready to save the day... or at least your website, blog, social posts, emails, brochures, and more!

Currently, all workshops are offered upon request. Workshops can be hosted for nonprofits, agencies, conferences, and other organizations that provide training. If you're interested in hosting a workshop, please contact me.

*I offer "Share Your Testimony" to Christian ministries for no fee.