Andrea's Presentations for Schools, Colleges, Companies, Conferences and Conventions

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Andrea's Keynote Address Titles

CRISIS SOLUTIONS

  • How to Prevent Another School - or Workplace - Shooting Hear Andrea's unconventional wisdom based on her experiences as a troubled student, school shooting witness, teacher of at-risk students, crisis counselor with suicide intervention training.

  • Impending Signs of Suicide and What to Do At age 14, Andrea had the presence of mind to take command when her mother attempted suicide and the adults around her didn't know what to do.

  • Foot-Shooters Among Us: Are You Working Against Your Own Best Interests?

  • Accepting Generosity and Allowing Good Things in Your Life

  • When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Lemon Meringue Pie! Sweet things can come from disappointment... but it will require adding specific ingredients in the right proportion, using the best method, and adding heat.

  • How you can assist someone who is being targeted by a stalker or dangerous person.

  • How to protect your heart and assets from sweetheart swindlers who try to con you.

  • Smart questions couples should ask each other before they marry or live together.



UNDERSTANDING POVERTY
  • Crisis Gifts: Intelligent Gifts You Can Give to, and Do For, Someone You Know Who is Facing Financial Crisis

  • Poverty Isn't a Contagious Disease: It's easy to give to charities benefiting strangers, so what can you do when someone you work with or live near faces a financial crisis?

  • The Kindness Experiment What happened when an investigative journalist, the author of The Kindness Chronicles, experienced adversity

  • What It's Really Like to be Homeless... and if you have to be homeless, how to be creatively resourceful in order to maintain your dignity and independence.


SMARTER MARKETING
  • Transform Your Specialized Knowledge into A Six-, Seven- or Eight-Figure Advice Empire It's possible if you're willing to think and act as a smart entrepreneur.

  • The Undercover Client: Learn what I see and experience when I become your patient, your guest, your client.

  • Empathy as a Marketing Tool in the Professional Practice (dental, medical, chiropractic, veterinary, legal, etc.)


Andrea's Contact Information:
Office Phone: (814) 431-9278
Preferred email address: crisiswriter@gmail.com
Mailing address: Andrea Reynolds, 3518 Post Avenue, Erie PA 16508
Accepted methods of payment: PayPal, cheque, cash, Square.
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Benefits of having Andrea as your speaker

I have some benefits to offer you that most other speakers don't have. Here's a list... see what you think:

1. Low maintenance. I'm a veteran speaker, having been paid to speak since 1979. I have also mentored speakers for many years and negotiated contracts for them as a speaker agent from 1991 to 2008, so I know the ropes from both sides of the table. I know what questions to ask and many ways I can best help you to have a most successful and memorable event. I don't need hand-holding, but I'm happy to assist you if you are new to organizing events and hiring speakers. I'm good at both seeing the big picture and handling the small details. This leaves you more time to attend to the less-experienced or high maintenance speakers.

2. Affordable. Don't confuse affordable with low cost. My fees are mid-range and I'm worth every penny. What I'm saying is that I can give your group a number of creative ways to afford my fee. There should be no way you will have to reject me as a speaker based on fee.

3. Available in an emergency. Because I choose to not have a fully-booked speaking schedule, I can be available in a day, and sometimes in 4 to 6 hours, when you need me to fill in for a scheduled speaker who has fallen ill or has been stranded.

4. Frugality. I'm not a prima donna who needs flowers and champagne in her room. I don't run up a big room service bill or expect First Class Airfare. In fact, I dislike flying and would prefer to drive. (The more I see of our country the better.) Taking the train is another option because I get to read and talk to other people en route to you.

5. Citizenship. I can work in both Canada and the United States with no immigration problems. I hold United States citizenship as well as Permanent Resident Status in Canada. I can accept payment in both Canadian and US currency, and maintain bank accounts in both countries. (I have a US Social Security Number and a Canadian Social Insurance number.)

6. Promotion. For several decades, I promoted authors, speakers and practitioners and was able to generate publicity in the national and international press, and book appearances on national television and radio for both clients and myself. If you would like me to promote my appearance in advance of your event, I'd be happy to do that to increase interest and attendance.


Some of Andrea Reynolds' Past Audiences

ASSOCIATION CONFERENCES (all are paid presentations)
Administrative Management Society
Association of Contract Employees
Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario
Bluewater Management Seminar (Sarnia, Ontario)
Canadian Association of Women Business Owners (national)
Canadian Association of Women Executives (national)
Canadian Automatic Vending Machine Dealers Association (national)
Canadian Cosmetic Careers Association
Canadian Institute of Management (national)
Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (national)
Certified General Accountant's Association of Ontario (provincial)
Federation of Women Teacher's Associations (national)
Hamilton Home Economics Association
Industrial Marketing Research Association Of Canada (national)
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (provincial)
Junior Farmers Association of Ontario (provincial)
Meeting Planners International (Canada/Toronto)
Mississauga Business and Professional Women's Club
Ontario Dental Association (provincial)
Ontario Education Association (provincial)
Peel Woman's Teachers Association (Principals, Vice-Principal, Trustees, Administrators)
Professional Secretaries International (Toronto)
Special Libraries Association (national)
Toronto Credit Women International
Toronto Home Economics Association
Women's Economic Forum of Windsor


PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Ontario Ministry of Labour and Employment


CORPORATIONS (all are paid presentations)
Currie Coopers and Lybrand (Management Consultants)
Impressions Personal Image Corporation
Life Management Institute
Manufacturer's Life Insurance (Toronto)
McCall Pattern Company (Canada)
Northern Telecom Canada Ltd.
Practical Development Seminars (Mississauga ON)
Principal Consultants Ltd. President's Club (Victoria BC)
Shoppers Drug Mart "Thanks a Billion"
Upjohn HealthCare Services


COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES (all are paid presentations)
Centennial College
Humber College
Neill-Wycik Co-operative College
Shaw Colleges
York University MBA Program


SCHOOLS (all are paid presentations)
Crash Courses
Dale Carnegie Training
Jane Junior High School (North York Board of Ed.)
The Skills Exchange
The Network for Learning
The Learning Annex
Toronto Board of Education
York Board of Education


CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS (all are paid presentations)
The McGill Women's Club (Toronto)
Beth Tikvah Synagogue (Toronto)


ERIE PA AUDIENCES (all are paid presentations)
Chautauqua Institution Writer's Day (New York)
Erie Forge and Steel Management
Hamot Women's Health Connection (Hamot Hospital)
National Association of Insurance Women - Erie (Erie Insurance headquarters)
NonFiction Writer's Network
The Women's Center of Erie


COMMUNITY GROUPS (unpaid presentations)
Scarborough Bluffs Rotary Club


DESIRED AUDIENCES depending on the topic
Entrepreneurs
Independent professionals and practitioners:
  • Accountants

  • Architects

  • Attorneys

  • Authors

  • Chefs

  • Chiropractors

  • Consultants

  • Dentists

  • Engineers

  • Financial, Investment Counselors

  • Management Consultants

  • Meeting and Event Planners

  • Nurse Educators

  • Physicians

  • Private Investigators

  • Professional Organizers

  • Psychologists

  • Psychotherapists

  • Psychiatrists

  • Real Estate Professionals

  • Sociologists

  • Speakers

  • Veterinarians


Complimentary evaluations Andrea Reynolds has received

"I have known Ms. Reynolds for two years. During this time she has successfully taught several classes at the Hamot Women's Health Connection. She is creative, well-organized, and self-motivated. [She] has consistently received excellent evaluations from students." Laurel Swartz, Program Director, Hamot Women's Health Connection, Erie PA

"Andrea Reynolds has not only developed her left brain and her right brain equally well, but trained them to talk to each other." Vinod Busjeet, Ph.D., The World Bank, Washington DC

"Where others see the world in black and white, Andrea Reynolds sees the world in blazing technicolour." Robert J. Brown, London Polytechnic Institute, London England

"Thank you for your participation in our meeting on Saturday. We had considerable feedback after the presentation on how meaningful it had been to the audience." Dale Carnegie Courses

"I would like to extend our thanks to you for your thought-provoking presentation. Your topic sparked great interest among our members." Special Libraries Association of Canada

"Thanks for participating in our recent annual meeting. This topic added a new dimension to our educational program which is usually very clinically oriented. It did stimulate some interesting discussion." Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists

"Your topic stimulated a great deal of interest as the large attendance showed." Canadian Association of Women Executives

"Your presentations helped create one of the best conferences yet." Junior Farmers Association of Ontario

"Your topic was well received by those in attendance. I hope we can work more with you in the future." Industrial Marketing Research Association of Canada

"The feedback I got about your talk was very favourable. We certainly learned a lot from you." Currie, Coopers & Lybrand Management Consultants

"You were just super last evening. You made your points clearly, and on the elevator I heard nothing but praise."

"Andrea is an excellent teacher. Keep her teaching." Learning Annex student

"Thank you for such an enlightening and relaxing day. You gave us such positive feelings. I came away feeling anything is possible." Private seminar participant

"I left feeling stimulated, saturated, satisfied, and ready to act." Seminar participant

"I thought your presentation was excellent, extremely professional and informative. I wish you were a little closer to Australia." Training program participant

"The course was taught superbly and Andrea is highly professional. She was very communicative and knowledgeable." Consulting seminar participant

"It's been a pleasure participating and sharing the tremendous amount of information you have accumulated for this tremendous course." Consulting seminar participant

"More! Her course is invaluable, practical, down-to-earth." Learning Annex student



Photos of Andrea (and a little inside info)

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If the arches and pillars above look familiar, rent a copy of the film Five Easy Pieces with Jack Nicholson and you'll see them. (Remember the famous chicken sandwich scene in the restaurant where Nicholson gets irritated with the waitress?) This veranda on the Cormie Estate, near Victoria B.C., was one of the locations for the film. I was a speaker at a function hosted by the Principle Group, circa 1980. Above: a much younger Andrea with audience member Philip Chan who later sent me a lovely packaged set of The Richest Man in Babylon booklets, which I still have.

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Here is an inside view of the same home. That plaid box was a last minute invention. There was no podium and I needed something in front of me higher than the stand provided. So with 5 minutes to spare I wrapped my shawl around a cardboard box and, voila!, instant lectern.

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Above is my first professional head shot, circa 1978. At the time I had a temperature of 104 degrees; I was so sick but the photos turned out well. This shot was completely rigged. (I used to be a photographer's stylist.) The photographer sneaked us into the empty auditorium of one of her clients, a government ministry for the province of Ontario. And the microphone was actually the mic to my cassette tape recorder. I didn't own a real microphone, but I did own the slide projector.

I weighed about 105 pounds back then (sigh). Notice the big head compared to my body size? I'd like to think it's because I have a big brain. I've never found a hat big enough for my head so I've always gone without even in the coldest winter weather. Merv Griffin had a theory that big-headed people make the best TV hosts (Pat Sajak, Dave Letterman, etc.) I don't know if that follows for women with big heads. The only woman talk show host I can think of with a large head is Rosie O'Donnell.


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Circa 1985

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This is the photo I used to use. I'm no longer naturally red-haired, and no longer 105 lbs.


Suggested Fee Schedule

Local Events: Within 200 miles of Erie PA
Keynotes... up to 90 minutes --- $2,500
Half-day workshop --- $5,000
Expenses: Travel + accommodation package --- $150

United States and Canada
Keynotes... up to 90 minutes --- $3,500 - $5,000
Half-day workshop --- $7,500
Expenses: Travel + accommodation package (Eastern/Central Time Zones) --- $300-500
Expenses: Travel + accommodation package (Atlantic + Newfoundland Time Zones) --- $300-500
Expenses: Travel + accommodation package (Mountain + Pacific Time Zones) --- $500-750

Additional Rights
Audio recording --- 50% of fee
Video recording --- 75% of fee
Consulting --- rates on request

Deposit: 50% of Entire Fee

Questions (FAQ) about Andrea's speaking

1. Will Andrea speak for no fee for our non-profit organization?
That depends. If yours is a local organization that I have a strong affinity for I may consider accepting a very small honorarium. Until my debt load is paid off I won't be in a position to work for free more than once or twice a year so I will pick those events very carefully.

2. Will Andrea speak for the exposure?
No. Speaking is my livelihood. I don't need exposure as much as I need income. Exposure doesn't pay the mortgage or put food on the table. I owned a PR and publicity business for 30 years and know how to promote myself very well at almost no cost, so I'm not willing to forfeit income for someone else to do what I do for far less money. I have been quoted in major newspapers and magazines and appeared on national radio and TV so "exposure" isn't a good substitute for payment for me.

Also, because I speak about earning income and retrieving money, and I help audience members make more money and recover their money, it is only fitting that the organization hiring me allow me to do the same.

3. How far will Andrea travel?
All you have to do is ask. I would travel across the planet to speak to an audience that I feel passionate about on a subject that I am passionate about, and that pays me well. And I gravitate toward those invitations where I can visit my favorite places: Washington DC, Baltimore, Toronto, North Carolina, etc.

4. Would Andrea be willing to help us publicize her appearance at our event?
In most cases I would be prepared to do a few advance interviews with friendly interviewers to increase attendance. However, as a person who promotes kindness I prefer to avoid hostile interviewers.


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