Best Speaker Award, Toastmasters International
A few weeks ago, I was thrilled to win “Best Speaker” award at Westfield Toastmasters! My speech was a tribute to David Bowie. I decided to write about him because the date of my speech was exactly three years after his death. I only had five to seven minutes. I began the speech with a brief mime skit prior to going into his career.
I’ll be giving this speech again on Sunday, June 2, 2019, 2 p.m. when I present “The Life and Music of David Bowie” (featuring Rob Fusari) at Scotch Plains Library, Scotch Plains, New Jersey. We are donating ALL of our proceeds from this event to animals! Half will go to CareBear Box (which benefits animals in shelters) and half will go to ROAR (which donates to various animal groups)! So be sure to make it there!
“I’m just an individual who doesn’t feel that I need to have somebody qualify my work in any particular way. I’m working for me.” ― David Bowie
This is why David Bowie is one of my favorite people. In the quote above, it sounds like something I could have written! I, too, am working for me. Being an author, being a ghost writer, and being a speaker. I’m making a living doing just what I love and I couldn’t be happier! January 2019 came in with a bang and I’m currently helping three people write their books. I’m also blogging and writing Facebook updates for several companies.
Can it get any better than this? Maybe if I help YOU too! Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
In other news …
The landing page for my fifth book, Be (Extra)Ordinary: Ten Ways to Become Your Own Hero is officially coming out October 2019.
Check out the landing page and there’s some exciting endorsers! https://kicamprojects.com/shop/be-extraordinary/
I’m also excited to report that my fourth book, “I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is doing well on Amazon! Check it out: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Want-Be-Like-You/dp/1726273261
With that, I will say that I am available to speak about anti-bullying in schools, churches, events, and more! Feel free to contact me for availability at email@example.com
Do you want to be a part of the Pear Tree journey and make your dreams come true? Would you like to book a program, or get help writing your book? Become part of the Pear Tree journey! Call 908-276-1514 during business hours of noon to 6 p.m.; or email firstname.lastname@example.org anytime!
WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?
Feel free to contact me regarding my services (writing, ghost writing/memoir writing, book editing, blogging, typing, public speaking/lectures, and wedding officiant) at: MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com.
Rates are reasonable, and the first hour phone (or in-person) consultation is free to potential new clients. Every client who uses Pear Tree services will be featured in the newsletter (unless for whatever reason they don’t want to be in the newsletter, as privacy is respected).
And be sure to check out my blog (http://maryannemistretta.wordpress.com/) for updates and happenings.
“Be (Extra)Ordinary: Ten Ways to Become Your Own Hero” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta will be available October 2019. To pre-order, go here: https://kicamprojects.com/shop/be-extraordinary/
“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta
“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is available on Amazon. To get your copy, go here: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Want-Be-Like-You/dp/1726273261
“On the Guest List” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta
“On the Guest List” is available directly from my publisher, Next Century! To get your copy, go here: https://www.amazon.com/Guest-List-Adventures-Music-Journalist/dp/162903908X
“Love Cats” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta
“The Gypsy Smiled” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta
“The Gypsy Smiled” is now available Amazon! For paperback go here: https://www.amazon.com/Gypsy-Smiled-Maryanne-Christiano-Mistretta/dp/1545447470
And for Kindle, go here: https://www.amazon.com/Gypsy-Smiled-Maryanne-Christiano-Mistretta-ebook/dp/B074VC7MT9
Sunday, June 2, 2019, 2 p.m. “The Life and Music of David Bowie” (featuring Rob Fusari) — Scotch Plains Library, Scotch Plains, New Jersey. We are donating ALL of our proceeds from this event to animals! Half will go to CareBear Box (which benefits animals in shelters) and half will go to ROAR (which donates to various animal groups)!
I also have some private events booked for seniors, antique clubs, women’s clubs, schools, and corporations. I can do a presentation for your private group too.
Contact me (email@example.com) if your library, JCC, rotary club, or senior group would love to have a presentation. Topics are listed below. Or we can discuss creating a topic for additional cost.
Below is the complete list of all the current available lectures. Please note: paid lectures are only available to corporations that pay “day of.” Pear Tree no longer presents programs to facilities that have a net 30, 60, 90-day policy.
“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”
“Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember” (land lines, typewriters, etc.)
Art and Inspiration/Motivational Speaking
“Say No to Bullying!”
“Create Your Dream Box and Make It Happen” (Limited to 10)
“Meet Your Soul Mate” (with Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta and Dana Cilento Murphy)
Health Conscious Foodies (All Vegan/Plant-based)
(Note: Limited to 20 people)
“Raw Foods for Beginners” (includes raw vegan pudding dessert)
“Healthy Pasta Alternatives” (includes dish)
“Eat Well for the Holidays” (includes dish)
What makes my lectures unique is that I get the audience to participate, sharing their views and experiences. They always have a great time!
Call 908-276-1514 for pricing and availability.
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