Welcome! After 20 years of speaking into a camera to millions, I love speaking to live audiences of thousands. Want to know how to get free publicity from the news media? Curious how lessons learned in this cut-throat career can help you in your field? Interested in an Emmy-winning consumer reporter’s own money-saving secrets? Allow me. I cover all of this —using eye-popping video clips and zany behind-the-scenes anecdotes— in my popular presentations. Hire me for a motivational speech or informative speech including:
“Radiant! A huge draw, empowering a captivated audience.” Todd Mark, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Dallas
“11++ out of 10! A wonderful presenter. Great way to end the conference! Nicole Harris, National Glass Association
“Exceptional...high energy, engaging and spot on.” Lynn Heider, Northwest Credit Union Assoc.
As a keynoter, whether delivering motivational speeches or an informative speech, all of my presentations spring from my 20 year, 13-Emmy career as a broadcaster.
I can also customize a presentation just for your group. All you have to do is ask about Elisabeth Leamy's speeches.
In this motivational speech, Elisabeth tells behind-the-scenes stories about how she made it as a national broadcaster and derives lessons from them that can improve any career. Hear how Diane Sawyer used to call her at 4am —when Elisabeth was still half naked— and demand script changes. Find out why Elisabeth’s career changed when she let a cameraman shoot a closeup of a sweat ball dripping off of her nose. Sweat along with Elisabeth as she re-lives the stress of sneaking into businesses with a hidden camera. Picture her most embarrassing moment, when a goat ate a hole in her dress on live TV! And find out what it took to prepare to interview the President of the United States one-one-one —and the embarrassing thing she said to him just before the interview. Yes, oddly enough, these wild and wonderful stories apply to YOU.
Typical Format: Humorous, motivational keynote. This motivational speech can also be adapted to cover “10 Secrets of Business Success.”
“11 out of 10! A wonderful, fun driver and presenter. Great way to end the conference!”Nicole Harris, National Glass Association
“Fantastic! Funny and down to earth. Smart and clearly very good at understanding the audience.”Leah Thayer, National Business Officers Association
“Elisabeth is energetic, great at humorous ad-libs, and thoughtful in her approach to making her life lessons relevant to anyone in any profession.”Carla Kalogeridis, ARION Media
“Engaging, self-deprecating, eloquent...approachable and one of us.”Patricia Fitzgerald, School Nutrition Association
In this informative speech, Elisabeth uses her insider knowledge as a working broadcaster and columnist to help companies earn positive press about their goods and services.She receives hundreds of pitches per week herself —many of them awful —and TELLS the audience why she takes some and not others. Elisabeth demystifies what reporters want and how to approach them, using her "10 R's" of Media Strategy.
Typical Format: Breakout session for a general conference or keynote for a public or media relations conference. This talk can also be expanded into a full-fledged training, by adding a module on how to minimize negative publicity.
“Exceptional...high energy, engaging and spot on.”Lynn Heider Northwest Credit Union Assoc.
“By far the most useful media relations workshop that I have ever participated in.”Jeff Olson Credit Union Assoc. Dakotas
Elisabeth wrote the critically acclaimed personal finance book "Save BIG: Cut Your Top 5 Costs and Save Thousands" about ways to save large chunks of money instead of worrying about every little latte. Then, while at Good Morning America, she conducted on-air "Savings Makeovers" using the strategies in the book that saved families hundreds of thousands of dollars. In this informative speech, Elisabeth shows some of those exciting money makeovers, then lays out exactly how to achieve the savings in them.Each money-saving tip can net your audience at least a thousand dollars. Smaller ways to save money didn’t make the cut!
Typical Format: This works as a breakout session for companies/employers wanting to help their customers/employees manage their money better. It can also be a motivational speech at a financial conference attended by professionals who are in a position to help people save money. Elisabeth can make her book, Save BIG, available at a discount in conjunction with this talk.
“Radiant -and a huge draw- empowering a captivated audience.”Todd Mark, VP, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Dallas
“A Excellent! I love your energy, passion and engagement!”Jeremiah DeGollon Summit Credit Union, Wisconsin
Elisabeth Leamy’s Savings Makeover Saves Virginia Family $188,852
Elisabeth Leamy’s Savings Makeover Saves New Jersey Family $108,602
Elisabeth became an expert on finding families' unclaimed property, while doing a series at Good Morning America called "Show Me the Money," in which she reunited viewers with nearly $2 million of missing money, one unclaimed money search at a time.Unclaimed property is YOUR money that's been lost, such as forgotten apartment security deposits, lost stock dividends, final paychecks that were never picked up and so on.Approximately 1 out of every 10 of us has unclaimed property out there waiting to be claimed! Elisabeth encourages the audience to search during this informative speech and GUARANTEES that in any decent-sized audience, some people will stand up and shout "I found something!" This hands on missing money speech and search is an unusual, upbeat program that will have your conference attendees talking and tweeting!
Typical Format: This is a TOTALLY hands-on, interactive program that can be an unorthodox keynote or an informative breakout. We can also set up an "Unclaimed Money Booth" with staff available to search the unclaimed money databases FOR people. Always a huge hit!(Requires a laptop and Wifi)
$108, 997 found:Drake Bassett, CEO, Palmer House for Children
“We’re very very grateful. There are so many things we’ll be able to do with this. So thank you so much. We certainly appreciate it.”
$31,821 found:Tami Schwarz, Ohio
"Oh my god. Oh my god! Look at that! You're kidding me! I never thought it. Never in a million years!”
Elisabeth Leamy finds $14,876 in Unclaimed Money for West Virginia Family
Elisabeth Leamy finds Unclaimed Money for 7 out of 25 New Yorkers
Elisabeth has been asked to deliver this talk in states that have passed a high school personal finance requirement in order to graduate. She confesses her own financial blunders in hilarious detail --bouncing checks, credit card debt and more-- as a way of showing that there's hope for anybody! After all, Elisabeth now gives money advice on national TV and is hired by companies like Mass Mutual and Citi to serve as a personal finance expert. After thoroughly embarrassing her former self, Elisabeth lays out the 10 bedrock principles she believes people need to know in order to manage their money wisely.
Typical Format: Elisabeth can deliver this as a motivational speech to personal finance educators to get them fired up about all they have to share with their students or can present it as an informative speech for individual consumers who need this money knowledge themselves.
“Uplifting, entertaining and enlightening.”Catherine Milone, President, Junior Achievement, New Jersey
If you are interested in hiring me as your guest speaker, I am equally comfortable as a keynote speaker to deliver motivational talks or presenting an informative speech for a breakout session. Or... I’ll do both for a discounted fee. If I’m taking the time to travel to your conference, I’m happy to deliver two talks for one fee. (Hey, as a money saving expert, “saving money” is my middle name. Why not share the wealth?)
After 20 years of improvising on live television, I am comfortable in any format, including:
Please contact me if you would like to inquire about my speaking fees for a motivational talk or an informative speech. Clients tell me I’m “affordable,” so get me while I am! I travel coach class from Washington, DC.
I offer clients an “a la carte menu” of additional options when they book me for a speaking engagement, so you can choose the services you need.
As your guest speaker, here are my needs when I speak to your group:
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More client feedback about Elisabeth Leamy
"Elisabeth captured the hearts and minds of all attendees at The Women’s Center’s Annual Leadership Conference. The combination of her stories, humor and professional presence inspired the audience to take their leadership to the next level --all resulting in a tremendous keynote."Rebecca Shambaugh, President at SHAMBAUGH Leadership
"Elisabeth was radiant – and a huge draw – as the keynote at our annual fundraiser Purses With a Purpose. She intertwined critical financial lessons with amazing videos and hysterical personal stories, empowering a captivated audience. Each attendee was inspired to DREAM Big"Todd Mark, Vice President at Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas
"Elisabeth spoke for the 2011 Massachusetts Conference for Women in Boston. She was an absolute pleasure to work with before the event, engaging fully in all available opportunities to reach attendees and to share her SAVE BIG message. Onsite, she was both warm and professional, providing content to our attendees that they could easily implement into their lives."Danielle Leshinski, Program Coordinator at Massachusetts Conference for Women
"During the NJ Statewide Financial Literacy Summit, Elisabeth turned a complex & intimidating topic into an uplifting, entertaining and enlightening keynote address. Elisabeth presented a serious theme in a manner that was both humorous and entertaining, with focus, energy & sincerity. And she did it with absolute style and grace.”Catherine Milone, President at Junior Achievement of New Jersey
"You hear a lot of smart people talk, but you don't always comprehend what they're telling you. Elisabeth Leamy speaks in a language you understand, complete with stories to bring alive her strategies. She will save you time, money or heartache... sometimes all three!"Diane Roberts, President at Diane’s Talking
Someday I may specialize more in my speaking career, but for now I enjoy being many things to many people. You can call me:
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