By Sarah D. Wright, Editor
Coach Lynn Miner-Rosen, M.Ed., BCC, regularly lines up a couple of public speaking gigs a month. Coming up on her schedule are presentations to the Smithtown New York School District Parent University, the North Babylon New York Parent University, the ACO Conference, the Long Island Chapter of ICF, and a couple of online seminars. When asked how she got to be such a popular speaker, she replied:
First, I attended Toastmasters for over a year and became a “Competent Communicator.” That really helped give me the confidence to speak to large groups. As a teacher, I have repeatedly addressed our school’s PTA, and once I spoke to 4,000 people! For the last two years I have been putting the word out to my fellow educators and local business people (it’s also on my website) that I would like to do public speaking. When I meet people I tell them that I am happy to speak to their group. I have made Facebook and Linked In connections with local schools, organizations, PTAs and SEPTAs. I have also done talks for the local CHADD. Now a few of the engagements have asked me back for a second time and for additional topics. Some of the gigs are paid and some are not, but I always offer to do a free talk for any group I am involved in (i.e.: ICF-LI, LIPAC (Long Island Professional ADHD Consortium, CHADD, etc.), because that also helps get the word out.
Lynn Miner-Rosen, M.Ed., BCC, lives in Huntington NY and works with high school and college students and young adults to help them to achieve their personal and academic goals. You can reach her through her website: coachlynnmr.com
Here’s a quick update from Alan Brown’s European Tour that was featured in last month’s Coaches in the News:
Six cities in Holland and UK doing a mix of presentations and full-day ADD Crusher™ Workshops, plus the closing Keynote at Congres ADHDvrouw (Congress of ADHD Women) in Utrecht, Netherlands, which attracted an impressive 300 attendees in its first year. In that closer, I talked about “what works and doesn’t work” in ADHD solutions, touting coaching as among the most powerful things one can employ for progress in life of the ADDer. In all I spoke to nearly 600 people, making great new connections with coaches and support groups and moms and teens and entrepreneurs — and we’re mulling more European speaking opportunities in the fall!
Congratulations to both Lynn and Alan on your successful speaking “tours” and on connecting with so many people. You really make a difference and are a source of inspiration to all of us!
By the way, are you a coach in the news?
– Has there been a print article about you somewhere?
– Were you on the TV or radio?
– Are you speaking someplace?
Let the rest of us know. Inspire us to do similar things in our own communities and let us celebrate your success with you!
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