Speaking Engagements

Are you looking for a speaker for your library community, job club or other organization who can inspire your adult audience?

I love to help people. . .

  • Refresh their enthusiasm as they find ways to put their talents to work
  • Start earning money quickly as a freelancer or consultant

 

Presentations on three topics of widespread interest in your community:

Be Your Own Boss! How to Land Well-Paying Freelance Work Fast

Are you unemployed or underemployed? Would you love to try self-employment if only you knew how to do it? Or maybe you are looking for ways to boost current freelance and consulting income?

You can start earning good money quickly as a freelancer or consultant. Speaker Diana Schneidman learned these lessons first-hand through years of experience as a freelance writer and researcher. She is the author of  Real Skills, Real Income: A Proven Marketing System to Land Well-Paid Freelance and Consulting Work in 30 Days or Less, available on Amazon as a print book and a Kindle ebook.

 

Freelancing for Income in Retirement: Self-Employment for Career Fulfillment and Income

Are you retired (or considering retirement) but you’re not ready to quit working entirely? Perhaps you enjoy working or maybe you’d like to bring in more money.

Freelancing is a wonderful way to continue expressing your talents while earning income. Instead of insisting upon a driven approach to business development with an aggressive growth strategy, there are ways to freelance at a consistent but moderate pace that feels right for you. This presentation invites you to create a business model that inspires rather than exhausts.

You can start earning good money quickly as a freelancer or consultant. Speaker Diana Schneidman learned these lessons first-hand through years of experience as a freelance writer and researcher. She is the author of  Real Skills, Real Income: A Proven Marketing System to Land Well-Paid Freelance and Consulting Work in 30 Days or Less, available on Amazon as a print book and a Kindle ebook.

 

Love Your Book: How to Write and Publish the Book You Feel Inspired to Write

Successfully writing and publishing a book requires dedication, time, and even money. If you don’t love your book, you’ll easily get discouraged and eventually put it aside.

It is totally realistic to write the book you love. So let’s take some time to get in touch with the why of writing a book. Let’s connect with our passion and how that shapes our writing, publishing, and marketing decisions.

Speaker Diana Schneidman is the author of  Real Skills, Real Income: A Proven Marketing System to Land Well-Paid Freelance and Consulting Work in 30 Days or Less, available on Amazon as a print book and a Kindle ebook. (And yes, she loves her book.)

 

More about how I can serve your community

 I am an experienced speaker. I have been a member of Naperville Riverwalk Toastmasters since 2009 and have completed the Competent Communicator and Competent Leader Programs as well as serving as club president and in other board roles.

Here is a sample of my speaking from YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC1izAzOxfU

Here’s my LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dianaschneidman.

Photos are on my website or I can email them to you for publicity purposes: http://www.standup8times.com/newsroom

My book, Real Skills, Real Income: A Proven Marketing System to Land Well-Paid Freelance and Consulting Work in 30 Days or Less, has been well received among Amazon readers. It currently has an average of 4.8 Amazon stars (out of 5 available) with 35+ reviews.

 

“Thanks so much for braving the cold last night and delivering a very nice presentation which was well received. I really appreciated your advertising assistance in advance to help get the word out, as with 59 guests, this was our largest turnout since last summer. It was a message that was obviously needed and you did a nice job delivering it.
Thanks again for your help and support of our ministry!”
– George Carson, Crossroads Career Network, Aurora

Upcoming engagements

  • May 26, 8:30 a.m. networking, 9:30 presentation. workNet DuPage, Lisle. “Be Your Own Boss! How to Land Well-Paying Freelance Work Fast”

Past engagements

  • Skokie (IL) Public Library
  • Plainfield (IL) Public Library District
  • Helen Plum Library, Lombard (IL)
  • TUG Career Services, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, St. Charles (IL)
  • Freelancers Union Spark (Chicago)
  • Saint Hubert Job and Networking Ministry, Hoffman Estates (IL)
  • Independent Writers of Chicago (IWOC)
  • Lisle Township Job Club, Lisle (IL)
  • UniForum Chicago SIG, Wheaton (IL)
  • Crossroads Career Network, Aurora (IL) 
  • Independent Writers of Chicago (IWOC)
  • Addison (IL) Public Library
  • Niles (IL) Public Library
  • Arlington Heights (IL) Rotary
  • Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates (IL) Rotary
  • Elk Grove Village (IL) Rotary
  • Chicago Women in Publishing (CWIP)
  • Women’s Resource Fair, Evanston (IL)
  • St. Joseph the Worker Employment Ministry, at St. James the Apostle Church, Glen Ellyn (IL)
  • St. Thomas the Apostle Job Ministry, Naperville (IL)
  • WorkNet DuPage Job Club, Lisle (IL)