Meet Ed “Snapshot” Brown


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Ed “Snapshot” Brown has been a professional freelance photographer for 25 years.He got his start as a hotel paparazzi in upstate NY. His passion is events such as fashion shows,weddings and model portfolios. He is one of Sheen Magazine’s (HQ … Continue reading


50,000 Words Later: Farewell, NaNoWriMo 2013

The Blog

A few days ago on this blog, Cheri took a look at this year’s successful National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo), the month-long event during which bloggers write a new post every day. The end of November also signaled the finish line of the the granddaddy of all writing challenges, National Novel Writing Month.

This year, 311,575 writers set out to produce a 50,000-word novel in the course of a month. A healthy chunk of those word-marathoners also keep a blog or an author’s site here on In honor of their labor (and the insane amount of coffee they’ve consumed over the past 30 days), let’s take a look at some of their hard-earned wisdom from the fiction-writing trenches.

The thrill of sharing stories

NaNo projects come in all shades of the storytelling spectrum — from dark horror tales to uplifting narratives of redemption. The challenge brings together first-timers…

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Introducing Our QR

Here it is! Our complete Speakers International website handy with one touch in your phone or iPad when you scan our QR code.

We’ve known about QR for quite a while, but just now realized we should be using it for marketing ourselves and our business. We are often focused on marketing our individual speakers, entertainers and events rather than our overall business offers. Watch the website for individual QR codes coming soon to select pages of our featured presenters too.

If you need a QR reader, here’s info for Android and here’s the link to download a reader for iPhone. FREE FREE FREE

Thanks for your visit, and please do let us know what would be most helpful when you are searching for a speaker, trainer, consultant, entertainer or other program. Feel free to email, respond via the contact form or connect via Twitter or Facebook.


Magic and Motivation

Elliott Smith will charm your audience from the stage or the platform. His magic is a show, or it’s incorporated with a program for serious and not-so-serious meetings when motivation is in demand.

Author of Highway to Success – The Entertainer’s Roadmap to Business, he also is a business speaker for entrepreneurs or any audience with tips on how to start up and develop business savvy including team-building, motivation and sales.

Ask us how Elliott can dazzle your event. He’s a welcome addition to our group of professionals.


First Sign Language Dolls Donated to Deaf Children

Thelma the Guide Dog gave paws of approval to the first signing dolls for the deaf.. She has dedicated her life to supporting the blind. She recently expanded her efforts to the deaf by coordinating the donation of signing dolls to every deaf school in America.

Thelma’s objective is to have every deaf child in the world with a signing doll in the next three hears. She has aligned herself with local Lion’s Clubs across the United States and with every deaf school in the nation.

Thelma’s human support comes from Rob Hartley, and sometimes she uses his creativity. Hartley has hosted a radio show for six years, has created licensed characters and collaborated with many companies as a creative consultant as well as speaking in front of more than a half million people. Also, he created an all blind bowling league which became national champions. He is the only person in the world to bowl four 24-hour bowling marathons non-stop while averaging over 208.

Thelma’s website is ThelmaTheGuideDog, and their publicist is

Speakers International is proud to introduce Thelma and the rest of the gang. Please contact us to discuss your programming opportunities for Rob and Thelma for corporate programs anywhere in the world.


Welcome Mahoganee!

Speakers International is pleased to welcome Mahoganee to our group of talented entertainers. She is frequently seen in business and social functions throughout South Carolina and Georgia and will bring a sparkling note to your event at any location worldwide. Check out her recordings and let us know when you would like to host her show as solo or with her own band.


Introducing Motivational Speaker Roslyn Franken

Meet our new motivational speaker Roslyn Franken, a powerful speaker and author specializing in programs promoting healthy lifestyle and positive living practices.

Speakers International is pleased to welcome Roslyn to our group of distinguished and talented professionals. We look forward to discussing your group’s needs for programming in the new year.


Speakers International Welcomes Marie Lewis

Marie D. Lewis is new to Speakers International‘s group of outstanding professionals, but she is far from new to the speaking profession. She has delivered her motivational presentations and management development corporate training  far and wide for more than 25 years. Her new focus is on programming for teens and young adults including social etiquette and personal development leading to success in the work world.

Marie is based in the beautiful Lowcountry of South Carolina. She will host your teen group for customized seminars for a day or a two-week summer session or will travel to your destination to present a model for success.

Speakers International is pleased to welcome this smart creative lady, and we look forward to scheduling and assisting with your planning for special events and training.


Saving African Orphans

Getrude Matshe is a motivational and inspirational speaker, an African storyteller, a poet, artist, author and an all-round amazing woman. She founded the Africa Alive Foundation in a quest to help support schools, feeding programs and community building projects for children in Zimbabwe where 17 million orphans of AIDS families are in desperate need.

It is our pleasure to introduce her and to arrange her program for your organization at any location. Her exciting presentations range from storytelling to cooking an African dinner to  teaching the art of batik. She also conducts a workshop on how to write a book in 40 hours.


New and Notable

Our featured speakers and entertainers have exciting news to announce. Visit here regularly to keep up with what’s happening in our professional world.

Contact us here with questions or to discuss your specific needs for a program. Also, visit the website for much more detail about additional professionals and topics to suit any program for business or personal development plus fun and entertainment.

Workshops, seminars, training or keynotes and emceeing are available. Entertainers are award-winning pianists, solo, duo, bands, storytellers and much more.