All my life I wanted to be a speaker. As a child, when someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said, “I don’t know what it’s called, but I want to get up on a stage and talk to thousands of people.”
In high school, I was constantly being told by both teachers and students, I should focus my untamed energy into public speaking and when I made the decision to attend college, Public Speaking was my major. However, sometimes life gets in the way and we veer off course and pursue other things, yet our passions are deep rooted within us and if we listen to that inner voice, we will always find our way back home.
I thought speakers had to be experts in something so I decided to write a book, then another, then another. After 13 bestselling books, I realized I was now an expert and could follow my dreams of being an Inspirational Speaker. So, I joined Toastmasters and not only learned a great deal from this amazing organization, I won several speech contests. I read every book, attended every online webinar, went to speech contests, and studied every speaker I admired. I did it all!
My signature speech, “Say YES to Life!” is based on my bestselling book, “WEEDMONKEY” and the back story behind the book and it’s haunting beginnings and how we should never put off living our authentic selves.
My style is, I don’t give speeches, I tell stories that are humorous, touching, and real. I engage with the audience and speak to them as though we are already friends.
What some of my wonderful audience members and organizers say:
“Lisa V. Proulx served as our Dessert Keynote Speaker during Brethren Mutual’s 24th Annual Peace, Love & Insurance Professional Insurance Women’s Conference in October 2019. She shared her message, “Say Yes to Life,” with our guests and weaved her own mother’s story of believing she had more time in life to do the things she wanted to do before passing away of cancer. Lisa took the time to get to know our audience in preparation for the keynote, and dazzled our conference attendees with humorous details during her time on stage while driving home her main points. At times during her presentation, the audience was so quiet hanging on to Lisa’s every word…you could have heard a pin drop! Whether speaking one-on-one with an individual, addressing a large group, or putting pen to paper, Lisa’s true gift of genuinely engaging with others shines through in her written and spoken words.” Becky Gloyd, Communications Manager, The Brethren Mutual Insurance Company, Hagerstown, Maryland
“I have known Lisa V. Proulx for many years. She has been a friend, loyal client, and a huge help to me promoting my business. I have read many of her books. They have keep me entertained, educated, and on the edge of my seat. I had the privilege to attend an open house/book signing for Lisa this month. Her skills as a writer and speaker were passionate, positive, and meaningful. I highly recommend Lisa for your next event!” Theresa L. Murray, Senior Stylist, Head to Toes Salon
“Lisa is a dynamic speaker who connects with her audiences using humor and lively descriptions. Her energy is contagious.” Patty M.
“I have had the privilege of hearing Lisa V. Proulx at a book signing. She captured the audience and kept them entertained. Many have asked where and when she will be appearing next. I was captivated and bought all of her books!” Lisa Gallion, Owner and Stylist, Head to Toes Salon
“I’ve seen Lisa speak at many of her book signings and I find her to be engaging and a total blast! She has the greatest sense of humor and loves interacting with the audience. Her speeches are a real wake-up call and I’ve walked away from them feeling confident and on top of the world!” Mallie Victoria
“I love listening to Lisa speak. Her speeches are very inspirational and really make me think. She’s funny, real, and on top of that, a real sweetheart!” Steve Barnes
“Lisa is an amazing speaker who really got me to wake up and realize how short life really is! I loved listening to her! She is hilarious yet inspirational and her advice is so spot on and really makes you think. I loved her and can’t wait to hear her speak again!” Veronica M.
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