Barbara Bradshaw Atherton, a humorous motivational speaker for over thirty years, is a dedicated Silver recipient in Toastmasters and a Dale Carnegie graduate. She admits each humorous speech holds a hidden serious message. She is a published author, prize winning poet and short story writer. Barbara is a lively engaging master of ceremonies (M.C.) for any occasion and will speak within a 50 mile radius of Tulsa.
- How to Write Your Life Story—Military Heros Especially Step Forward My SECRET goal would be to have every military personal that ever served our country to write, preserve, record or speak about serving our world. These heroes inspire us all. An easy way to start and finish a twenty five page life story is audience participation, fun and lively.
- The Secret Coping Skill—We Can’t Share With Just Everyone In speaking to groups, those in grief, for caregivers or friends, diagnosed as Barbara is, with a life altering diagnosis, she uses soft wit and sly humor built from her life experiences and empathy, the courage of coping every day. She speaks to grief counseling groups, those surviving loss and tough times with an empathy that comes from experience and caring.
- The Fifth Season—Photographs and Photo-Journaling Old barns? They speak to me. Makes me see my own immortality. The old barn? Me? My mortality. Barbara shares enlarged beautiful photographs taken by her husband John Atherton and reads brief poems she and he wrote connecting to the picture. She shares how you can take your photograph and write little snippets of your own life.