I absolutely love public speaking!
You could say that I have the opposite of glossophobia. Because I am most definitely NOT one of the 25% of the population who is afraid to perform in front of audiences large and small.
When I wrote Don't Stop Now: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life it was to figure out what to do next. As I examined different areas of my life, I realized that I have always had a passion for motivating people and cheering them on. I was a cheerleader in high school. Years later as a parent, I told my kids to do what they love and trust that the money will follow. It's no surprise that my son is an entertainer and my daughter pursued fashion design and cosmetology.
I love inspiring women (and a few men)
Now that I'm into the second half of life, I'm using my gift of gab to inspire and motivate women like me (and a few men) who want to make the next half of life the best half. For me, the only thing that's more fun than writing a book is talking about it.
If you're interesting in having me present to your club or organization, just give me a call.
About my signature talks:
Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life. Based on the book, Don't Stop Now, this talk shares the 10 realizations I came to during the process of writing that can help all women (and a few men) make the most of what's left of this "one wild and precious life." (Quote by Mary Oliver). The talk can be customized depending on the group and can be anywhere from 20-60 minutes. Live or on Zoom with slides.
Let Your Subconscious do the Work. During this talk I share tool I use to tap into my subconscious to write everything. This talk can be interactive and the tools help writers, speakers, coaches and entrepreneurs - everybody who writes and/or creates. The talk can be customized depending on the group and can be anywhere from 20-60 minutes. Live or on Zoom with slides.
Here is feedback from a recent talk:
By sharing her life story from the depth of her experiences, Jan lights up a path for her listeners to find ways to make the most of the rest of our lives. She is a great story teller, and it makes it appealing to listen to her. Thank you, Jan.
Kamala Anandam Ed. D.
President, AAUW Weston
Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed the program today. The speaker was terrific and the subject was excellent
Member, AAUW Weston