Sep 092010

Elections 2010 — What You Need To Know

News Director of KERA Shelly Kofler KERA News Director Shelly Kofler will be our guest, to discuss how to become really informed about candidates and issues in the upcoming election.  Ms. Kofler will emphasize accessible websites and resources that all citizens can use effectively. Shelley Kofler is an award-winning political reporter and television producer who joined KERA as News Director in 2007. From 2000-2004, she served as the Austin Bureau Chief and legislative reporter for North Texas ABC affiliate WFAA-TV, where she developed expertise on public policy issues including school finance, insurance reform and transportation. Her stories on the overmedication of foster children captured the attention of state officials who strengthened laws for the use of psychotropic drugs. Shelley also covered government issues for North Texas NBC affiliate KXAS-TV and worked with KERA on numerous public affairs projects including nationally broadcast programs. She has reported on statewide elections and presidential primaries since the late 1980s. Kofler also founded and operated her own communications firm, Kofler Communications, in Dallas and Austin. She served as a communications strategist and media trainer for various companies, agencies and public officials.   Her communications awards include a Dallas Press Club Katie Award for her work on KERA's Texas and the Latino Vote, an Emmy Award for her work on the Prime Time Texas news magazine program and a Bronze Quill for her work in business communications. Shelley was born in “Yankee-land” (Indiana) but has lived in Texas for more than two decades.  She’s happiest when she can slip on her hiking boots and explore a new trail.

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Sep 092010

The Top Three Reasons Why Women in Business Lose Credibility and Make Less Money

Kay Smith of Energy DressingIs it just “head trash”, or are these real issues women face?  In this motivational talk, Kay Smith of Energy Dressing reveals lessons she learned in her own life, going from shy, afraid to speak up, and always focused on what was wrong with her to feeling confident, attractive and comfortable in her own skin.  Learn tips on how to take your power back and stop judging and diminishing yourself, plus much more.

Learn more about Kay and Energy Dressing

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Sep 092010

Laughing at Life

picture of speaker Mae Hoover

Mae Hoover "The Lady in the Hat"

Just the thing to set the mood for the holidays!  Mae Hoover calls herself a Laughologist, and she is certainly upbeat and positive.  Mae has a wide variety of life experiences and loves to entertain.

A former missionary, Mae tells stories of her adventures and misadventures living among the Tarahumara Indians of northern Mexico.

She is the author of To Climb a Mountain.

Learn more about this fascinating lady.

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