Linda Larsen has been helping people worldwide upgrade their thinking, improve their communication and achieve much better quality results in life, both personally and professionally. And she does this in such extraordinarily fun, fast-paced and memorable ways that she is sought after around the globe by meeting planners looking to blow people’s socks off at their annual conferences.
Linda Larsen’s passion and spontaneous humor stem from over 20 years as a professional actress in film, television and on the legitimate stage. Her experience and training (she holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of South Florida and a Master of Fine Arts from FSU) give her the unique ability to combine the entertaining, dynamic aspects of live theater with practical, high-value content to produce lasting, positive changes.
What makes Linda so sought after is her “Funny Factor”. Maybe it comes from performing in comedies along side Sid Caesar, Beau Bridges or Ed Harris (OK, perhaps he’s not so funny...). Maybe it comes from just having a bit of a whimsical, skewed look at the world, but Linda can find humor, comedy and hilarity in almost any situation and is more than happy to share that perspective with her audiences. The result? People REMEMBER information that is set to a backdrop of laughter and fun.
Her critically acclaimed book, True Power, is the riveting and true story of how she was kidnapped and held at gunpoint by an escaped convict for over 5 hours. Her escape, and the positive, practical strategies she used to rise above one of life’s most potent challenges led Investor’s Business Daily to feature her in its Leaders & Success column. And yes, she can even tell THIS story with moments of strategically placed humor.
Linda is the author of 5 video programs, and 2 audio programs, including the popular 12 Secrets to High Self-Esteem (over 80,000 copies to date). She has also written or been featured in over 100 articles in such publications as The Chicago Tribune, Women in Business, and Personal Excellence.
She is a member of the National Speakers Association and is a Certified Speaking Professional, an earned designation awarded by the National Speakers Association and the International Federation for Professional Speakers to recognize demonstrated commitment to the speaking profession through proven speaking experience. Only 175 women worldwide hold this designation.
She lives in beautiful Sarasota, Florida with her meteorologist husband (a/k/a the Weather Muffin), 4 wacky dogs, 1 plucky cat and Buster the Big Alligator. Call Executive Speakers Bureau to book Linda Larsen 901-754-9404.
Staying Right Side Up When Everything’s Upside Down
Achieving Excellence in Challenging Times
It is absolutely possible to achieve excellence when the world around you seems to be falling apart – IF you know the secrets. In this fast paced, fun program, Linda will give participants practical ways to light their own fire of excellence and motivate themselves to take positive, consistent action when they just want to give up. Attendees will learn what the most successful, effective people throughout history have all known and consciously applied.
YOU – Super Hero! Super Star! Super Exhausted! -
How to Effectively Help Others Without Frying Your Golden Goose
(This high energy, fun session is particularly well suited for people in the healthcare and service industries, and for all women’s groups)
With all of life’s fast-paced, high stress demands it becomes very easy to put ourselves rock-bottom last on our own “to-do” list. And the result? Compromised health, exhaustion, frustration, strained relationships, depression, guilt, and acute crankiness. In this incredibly funny, fast-paced and potentially life saving session, attendees will learn practical, doable strategies that they can immediately put to use to bring more focus, mental acuity, good health and happiness into their lives. They will recognize what they have been repeatedly doing (with the best of intentions) that adds to their stress levels, and how to proactively change those behaviors.
Dare to Soar!
5 Keys to a Life of Power, Passion and Pizzazz!
Buckle your seatbelts - you’re about to take off! During this flight you will listen and laugh as Linda shares stories and strategies designed to help you fly with your ideas and soar to new levels of joy, passion and fun. You will leave with a clear sense of how you can rise above anything that life throws in your path. Extremely inspiring, motivating and fun!
Dance Like Nobody’s Watching
The Secrets of Achieving a High HQ (Happiness Quotient)
Using the metaphor of dance, along with fantastic video clips, audience members will learn how they can achieve MUCH greater physical and emotional health – by increasing their “Happiness Quotient”. Linda’s riveting stories and hilarious anecdotes will give them very practical ideas to help them skip the light fantastic right over life's most challenging obstacles. You don’t need to be Dancing Queen, or a Dancing Machine to have a blast at this presentation.
Gripers, Complainers & Whiners, Oh My!
How to Deal with Chronically Cranky People
They're everywhere! We work with them, live with them and do business with them. And the truth is that they can make our lives miserable AND negatively impact our bottom line if we don’t know the most effective ways to deal with them.
The Extreme Performance Makeover
Going from Satisfactory to Stupendous (This has also been titled: The Extreme Attitude Makeover)
Linda kept hearing, “I have great people. They are fighting a really tough market, and they are feeling stressed, burned out and overwhelmed. And unfortunately those feelings are showing up in their attitude and their performance. I need something that will 1) let them know how much we appreciate and value them, 2) be motivating, entertaining and make them feel absolutely great, and 3) actually give them valuable, lasting tools for continued performance improvement.” Flying into action, she created this extremely fun and content-rich presentation that has rapidly become one of her most requested.
The Art of Providing Positively
Outstanding Customer Service
How to Create Unprecedented Buyer Loyalty
Every single person in your organization IS your organization. Does everyone understand the vital role they have in creating and keeping customers who want to do business with you for life – AND refer all their friends to you? In this information-packed presentation people will learn very specific skills to help create the kind of environment that makes people LOVE you and your product or service, and sing your praises to anyone who will listen.
The 7 Principles of Powerful Persuasion
Mastering the Art of Getting to “Yes!”
Whether we are trying to sell someone on our point-of-view, our product, or our service, there are vitally important elements that we must employ before we ever open our mouths. Based on Linda’s work as a trial consultant (helping attorneys get juries to accept their position), and her 3 year success as the #1 sales person for SkillPath Seminars (out of 350 people), this information is absolutely essential for anyone who desires to get others to say “yes!” Motivating, practical and fun!
Innovate! Generate! Accelerate!
Inspiring Yourself and Others to New Heights of Innovation and Creative Problem Solving
In business today we cannot rely on past successes to keep us going. We must be continually thinking ahead, and in different and more creative ways. In this workshop attendees learn how to inspire individuals, teams (and themselves, if necessary!) to new heights of productivity by challenging old assumptions and shifting perspectives. This presentation gives people the 5 essential tools they need to break out of their comfortable little boxes and be exponentially more creative. Interactive, fun and revealing!
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