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Lou Ann provides motivating, inspirational, humorous and insightful presentations for audiences of all sizes.  Every presentation is tailored to the specifications, interests and needs of the audience, that's why the first question she asks her client is "What would you like those attending to take away with them?"
   
Whether for conferences, workshops, meetings or other gatherings, Lou Ann's presentations are dynamic, memorable, uplifting and always fun.
Speaking Highlights
   
"Techniques for successfully teaching writing"
--National Council of Teachers of English Conference, Omaha, Nebraska.

"You Might be a Writer If"
--Writing for Fun and Profit Seminar,  Washburn University Small Business
Development Center.

"Jokers are Wild - and Healthy"
--Stormont-Vail Hospital's Community Education series, Barnes & Noble, Topeka,   Kansas.
--Kansas Home Home Care Association annual conference, Wichita, Kansas.

"With a Little Help from My Friends  -- Women and Friendship" One-woman show
--Columbian  Theatre, Wamego, Kansas
--Bartlesville Women's Network, Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

"The Role of Humor in Alzheimers Care"
--Heart of America Alzheimer's Association workshop, Pozez Education Center, Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kansas.

"Here's to Your Health"
--Arts & Medicine Lecture Series, Marian Clinic, Topeka, Kansas.

"Breaking into Print"
--Panel for annual Kansas Press Women conference, Topeka, Kansas.

Emcee of Brass on the Bluestem.
Emcee of historical performers stage, Kansas Sampler Festival, Ottawa.

Numerous keynote, dinner and luncheon speaking engagements.

Read excerpts from Lou Ann's speeches and presentations.
Improvisational Comedy

Lou Ann Thomas is a member of Just for Fun, a professional improvisational comedy troupe that performs regularly at conferences, dinners, special events and clubs.

Read the Press Release on Just for Fun!

Radio Commentary

Lou Ann's commentaries can be heard on northeast Kansas' National Public Radio affiliate, KANU, in Lawrence, Kansas.

Read Lou Ann's KANU commentary which received a First Place award in 2001 Kansas Press Women Communications Contest.
What people are saying about Lou Ann . . .
"I'd go out in a blizzard if Lou Ann were delivering the keynote address.  She highlights the commonality of our humanity and she brings people together with her words.  And she is very, very funny." 
--Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., author of The Dance of Connection, The Dance of Anger

"Lou Ann delivers!  Her audiences know she's put her heart -- and wit -- into the message and the presentation." 
--Nancy Trowbridge, Kansas Press Women

"Lou Ann can grab you by the funny bone and the heart at the same time. She's an inspiration to all." 
--T-Shane Roberts, Marketing Director of the Columbian Theatre
Copyright 2006 Lou Ann Thomas