Los Angeles, CA, August 22, 2014... Joan Frances Moran knows the challenges of life and the difficulty in making a change. This is why the world-renowned motivational speaker has made it her mission to help people get out of their comfort zone and empower their lives. Joan will give her keynote Wake Up! Time to Take Center Stage at Gaia's Essence Women's Wellness Conference at the Islandia Marriott in Long Island, NY on September 27 th , 2014. "There is nothing more inspirational than a group of women who empower themselves to get a strong foothold in the business world" she says about the upcoming event. Check out Joan Frances Moran's inspirational videos on her YouTube channel or visit . Click here for more information about Gaia's Essence Women's Wellness Conference.


Joan Frances Moran will teach hundreds of fellow women entrepreneurs how to balance mind, body and spirit in their personal and professional lives; an art she has been perfecting for years. A speaker, writer and blogger, Joan has worked with many companies and business leaders to help their employees reach optimal wellness and create a dynamic, positive and creative work atmosphere. She will also use her years as a certified yoga instructor to share ways to reduce daily stress, manage time efficiently, exercise mindfulness and get rid of limitations to attract positivity in all aspects of life.

Joan is revolutionizing personal development with her 5 Mind Fuel Tools for Life Renewal, which has inspired thousands to shape their future. On September 27 th , 2014 Joan Frances Moran will once again motivate her audience to shake old habits and stretch their minds. Attendees will also be able to connect with Joan at her booth, where she will be discussing her humorous memoir 60, Sex & Tango: Confessions of a Beatnik Boomer and sharing more of her expertise in work and life balancing.

Gaia's Essence Women's Wellness Conference originates from Gaia's Essence founder Farrah La Ronde-Hutchison's will to empower and motivate women in business and in life, a passion shared by Joan Frances Moran.


the Annual SoCal CSP Event

All CSPs are welcome on Saturday, May 3, 2014. It is time to for the Annual SoCal CSP Event, an opportunity for CSPs to get together and have a private conversation about the speaking business in 2014--what's working and what's not working. The location is at the home of Terri Langhans in Long Beach, conveniently located midway between Santa Barbara and San Diego. It is a full day event starting at 9AM and going until approximately 3:30 PM. There will be morning snacks and lunch. Seating is limited so you must RSVP.

Requirement to attend: Being a CSP in good standing

Cost: $25 (cash) to Terri on Saturday to cover the food.

RSVP: Please send your confirmation to and additional details will be forwarded to you.


SLAM Dunk Delivery with Two NSA Members

By Judy Jernudd

Walter Bond, former NBA player for the Dallas Mavericks, delivered a Keynote Speech at the NSA national convention last summer. Judy Jernudd thought it was a powerful speech to demonstrate the components of a keynote to GLAC. The chapter ordered the DVD from NSA to show the audience at the March meeting. Wow! Wow! Wow!

Best of all, Walter Bond attended the chapter meeting in person. Judy combined segments of his NSA keynote on the DVD, with an interview to dig deeper as to his choices and "How he did it!" Walter delivered in-person highlights of the keynote he presents to clients. A three point score combining video, interview and in-person delivery.

Walter and Judy created an electricity that ignited the packed house. The combination of Walter and Judy's presence and the dynamics between them goes to prove "Presence is not about the basketball, the tall or the small. It is who you are, your stature and as Walter says, 'Your story.' Judy adds, 'Presence is about your personality and how your story resonates with the audience. Large or small, it is always about them."

Walter and Judy


Joann Killeen published in Los Angeles Business Journal

Joann's article is entitled "Poor Writing Skills Lead to Lost Business and Career Paralysis" It appeared in the Advertising Supplement to the Los Angeles Business Journal March, 25 2013.

Click here to read the article.