Ramona J. Smith, The Ladybug Speaker, is an award winning professional speaker, poet, and author of the inspirational book Shine Sistah Shine. Her mission is to uplift YOUR world one word at a time. She is a member of Toastmasters International and has been speaking professionally for over 5 years. She specializes in writing and delivering world class original, well researched speeches tailored to any audience. Her delivery is powerful and inspirational. She has been the keynote speaker at high school commencements, community outreach programs, church functions, women's retreats and various events across America. This dynamic powerhouse will surely propel any audience she stands before.
Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 20 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
For a speech, I most often time the speech precisely to be no less than 18 minutes and not longer than 20 minutes. I will open with an "attention grabber" such as a piece of poetry, singing a few lines from a song, or with a question or quote. I do not use profanity, and I only speak about God/religion in a clearly open and allowed setting i.e church, spiritual retreat, funeral service. I dress in business casual, usually slacks, heels, and a blouse, or a knee length skirt and a blouse. My speech layout is as follows: opening/attention grabber, introduction, body, conclusion. I tailor my speech to the theme of the event and to the audience that I will be speaking to. For example, I wouldn't give a speech about women's empowerment at an all male senior class commencement. I would write a speech about how important the role of a man is in the family, community and the world. My speeches are written solely by me and are free from plagiarism, false facts and biases. I have a powerful delivery, a clear tone of voice, and excellent usage of veracity, volume, variety and velocity. I use plenty of eye contact, hand gestures and I move about the stage rarely staying in one place. I may or may not use props depending on the event. I time myself precisely and the amount of information and effectiveness of the speech are balanced within the given time frame.
I write my own original poems, as well as recite poems from other credited authors. My poems are from 2-10 minutes depending on the given time frame. My poetry is also tailored specifically to the theme of the event.
Ramona J. Smith, also known as "The Ladybug Speaker" is an award winning motivational speaker, poet, blogger, and author of Shine Sistah Shine. She is the founder of The Ladybug Speaker LLC whose mission is to uplift your world one word at a time. Her speeches have empowered and inspired people of all ages, races and ethnicities in Cleveland and across the country. Her poetry has been featured on (link hidden), in the Call & Post, on WKYC Channel 3's morning show Good Company, and on the Fox 8 Morning Show's web video of the day segment. She's placed first in numerous Toastmasters speech contests, and has been member of Toastmasters International for over 5 years. She's the mother of a three year old phenom named Ryan. She currently resides in Northeast Ohio where she continues to speak and motivate audiences regularly.
Additional Booking Notes
Past Booked Events
|July 09, 2016||Reunion|
Influences & Inspiration
Tony Robbins, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Maya Angelou, Les Brown, Joyce Meyer, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Zig Ziglar, Joel Osteen
Microphone (handheld, headset, or lapel)
Podium or lectern (optional)
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