Committed to Excellence

2020
Keynotes, Programs, and Workshops

by Liz Coursen

KEYNOTES


Passing the Baton: When Someone Else’s Story Becomes Your Own

When You Hit the Ice, Don’t Lead with Your Chin!

The Best You Have

Game-Changer: Me, My Mom, and Billie Jean King

When Booker T. met J.R.: Important Lessons in American Philanthropy

Lightbulb Moments: How to Spark Bright Ideas

FLORIDA HISTORY

Shade in the Sunshine State: Reflections on Segregation in Florida

The Rosenwald Schools of Florida

Shade in the Sunshine State: The Role of Jewish Activists in Florida’s Civil Rights History

Having Fun, Wish You Were Here! An Illustrated History of the Postcard in Florida

The Bounty of the Earth: A Postcard History of Florida’s Mining and Agricultural Industries

From the Ground Up: A Postcard History of Agriculture in Florida

Up From the Ground: A Postcard History of Citrus Production in Florida

Taking the Waters: A History of Florida’s Most Famous Springs

Citrus Labels in Florida: Signs of the Times

Zoom, Zoom! A Postcard History of Trains, Planes, and Automobiles in Florida

The St. Johns River and its Tributaries: Florida’s First Tourist Attraction

Mysteries of the Midden: A History of Shell Mounds in Florida

MOO! A History of the Cattle Industry in Florida

Baseball in Paradise: A History of Spring Training in Florida

PUFF! A History of the Cigar Industry in Florida

TIMBER! A History of the Lumber Industry in Florida

Harriet Beecher Stowe: Yankee, Abolitionist, and Florida Promoter

Robert Frost in…Florida?!

MAINE HISTORY

Greetings from VACATIONLAND! An Illustrated History of the Postcard in Maine

Leighton & Co.: Maine’s Celebrated Postcard Publishers

The Best of the Best: Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast, Maine

CALIFORNIA HISTORY

Greetings from CALIFORNIA! An Illustrated History of the Postcard in California

 Progress and Postcards: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 1915 Pan-Pacific Exposition

Fruit and Vegetable Labels in California: Signs of the Times

TEXAS HISTORY

Gen-U-Wine TEXAS! The Crazy Illustrated History of the Postcard in TEXAS

Fruit and Vegetable Labels in Texas: Signs of the Times

POSTCARD HISTORY

Gen-U-Wine TEXAS! The Crazy Illustrated History of the Postcard in TEXAS

Fruit and Vegetable Labels in Texas: Signs of the Times

AUTHOR- and ASPIRING AUTHOR-RELATED TOPICS

Yes, You! An Entertaining Autobiography in Three Easy Steps

Man Up! A Men’s Memoir Workshop

The Book Tourist: Seven Steps to a Wildly Successful Book Tour

My First Book in Three Easy Steps

Write Right, Right Now! How to Edit Your Words without Losing Your Mind (Customized content for general/business/author audiences.)

Write AMERICAN! American English Writing for EVERYBODY

Comma Common Sense

Advanced American English Editing

Decisions, Decisions: Designing Your Book, Inside and Out

Note: These programs are also offered as a 3- or 4-part day-long workshop.

SPEAKER-RELATED TOPICS

The Explosive Power of  the Published Speaker

Finding the Ham Within: Making Lemonade from Life’s Lemons

Before You Even Open Your Mouth: Business Writing for the Professional Speaker

Talk, Talk, Talk! Developing a Professional Speaker’s Repertoire

My Cup Runneth Over: How to Generate IDEAS!

BLACK HISTORY MONTH (FEBRUARY) TOPICS

Shade in the Sunshine State: Reflections on Segregation in Florida

The Rosenwald Schools of the South: Shaping a Generation of Civil Rights Leaders

When Booker T. met J.R.: Important Lessons in American Philanthropy

Up from Slavery to Tea with the Queen: The Amazing Life of Booker T. Washington

The Education of Black Folk: The Complementary Visions of Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois

Major Taylor: The Remarkable Life of a World Champion

Jackie Robinson and Hank Greenberg: Blazing a Trail in Baseball History

JEWISH HISTORY MONTH (JANUARY) TOPICS

Shade in the Sunshine State: Reflections on Segregation in Florida

Shade in the Sunshine State: The Role of Jewish Activists in Florida’s Civil Rights History

Florida’s Rosenwald Schools: Shaping a Generation of Civil Rights Leaders

Julius Rosenwald: The Life and Times of an American Hero

When Booker T. met J.R.: Important Lessons in American Philanthropy

Hank Greenberg: America’s First Jewish Superstar

Jackie Robinson and Hank Greenberg: Blazing a Trail in Baseball History

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH (MARCH) TOPICS

Harriet Beecher Stowe: Yankee, Abolitionist, and Florida Promoter

Game-Changer: Me, My Mom, and Billie Jean King

When You Hit the Ice, Don’t Lead with Your Chin!

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