Over a million views. WOW.
Who knew that a little story about helping my mother at the end of her life would resonate with over a million views? I certainly didn't. My story was shared on social media (Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Power of Positivity and Innerlight Media) and the comments and shares were overwhelming - messages of impact, appreciation, and connection.
What about you?
A compelling story evokes memories, solves problems and helps people. We are hungry for connection and stories are the most powerful and authentic way to connect with each other.
Here are two versions of the same story. The first one has been edited with stock images and music. The second one is just me telling my story.
Are you looking for a dynamic closing keynote speaker who will summarize your conference, highlight the best parts, have fun with the memorable bits and send your folks home with a strong sense of mission and message?
I can show you how and I can provide your organization with an effective and entertaining program to get your message across clearly and memorably. Call me and we'll chat.
Contact me directly to create a program for you. 734.428.0847 or [email protected]
I'm a storyteller. I've told stories at The Moth Story Slams and have been broadcast on The Moth Story Hour on NPR. I have a video that has gone viral (as you know). I've worked in marketing, sales, and advertising. Fundraising for nonprofits has been a passion of mine for many years. Helping people find the right story is all about understanding the audience and what is meaningful to them.
I Was An Accidental Caregiver
I was my mother's caregiver for many years - including hospice care in my home. I had no training, no experience. I didn't know what I didn't know. All I knew was that I loved my mother.
I wasn't prepared to deal with the exhaustion, frustration, and isolation I experienced as a family caregiver. I was shocked by the sense of isolation and loneliness I experienced. That's why I wrote The Caregiver Coffeebreak and I speak to groups to help Caregivers Carry On, using memorable stories to create impact.
How Can I Help You?
As a closing keynote speaker, I weave the memorable moments of your conference into a closing presentation that will send off your participants with a clear message and sense of purpose. If you need an all-day training program or a break out session to help your people learn about strategic storytelling, I can do that for you.
Your Conference Story
Designed for corporate, conferences and association events
An inspiring and energetic program that wraps up the key elements, memorable moments and essential take-aways from your conference into the closing keynote.
I will spend time at your entire conference attending sessions, connecting with participants and learning what your goals are for your event. I then craft a personalized closing session that drives your message home with gentle humor and great stories.
If you need someone to tie it all together - to introduce your leaders, set the tone and keep things moving - book me to host your event.
If you want to support your vendors and provide extra exposure - I can create a media takeover and interview and highlight selected vendors at your expo and post on your social media channels in real time.
Do you want to be sure your story is presented to your participants in a cohesive and professional way - call me. We'll talk.
Strategic Storytelling Means Business
Perfect for marketing teams, fundraisers and entrepreneurs
You've heard about this new-fangled technique that is all the rage? Storytelling as a way to market your organization. You know storytelling has been around as long as people have been able to communicate with each other. I love it that it has been rediscovered and I will share with your group - through the power of story how to be strategic, effective and memorable.
- Understand the essential elements of strategic storytelling
- Learn techniques to engage and keep your audience's attention
- Build confidence in your ability to effectively communicate your message to clients, colleagues, and anyone within earshot.
Call me and I will work with you to develop the breakout session that will serve your needs. 734 428 0847.
Take a Break Before You Break – Self Care Strategies
Designed for professional and family caregiver events, healthcare providers, educators.
Caregivers are the worst at taking care of themselves. Everyone and everything else comes first. At the end of the day, caregivers are burned out, stressed out, frustrated, and exhausted. Through the power of story, Breeda Miller helps caregivers commit to taking care of themselves and in turn, take better care of those in their care. Interactive, engaging and heartwarming this 45-minute program is a break in itself.
- Understand the impact of the lack of self-care on caregivers and their patients
- Learn techniques that promote self-care practices
- Develop self-care strategies that will prevent burnout and customized to the individual
My motto, "Take a break, BEFORE you break" is just what the doctor ordered.