If the Presenter is GREAT the Meeting Planner Looks Great!

Selecting the right speaker is one of the key elements of a successful meeting. A powerful, polished and professional speaker is a reflection on the meeting planner. When you hire Marlene Chism to present at your meeting, you can be confident the details will be taken care of, whether it’s a breakout, a workshop or a keynote.

In addition, many choices are available for assisting you in marketing your event. Depending upon your intended outcome, Marlene can design a customized approach to introduce her session to your participants. Some options that have been used before include audio, video messages and the opportunity for participants to share their insights through a web based survey.

Marlene Chism is a speaker, author and founder of The Stop Your Drama Methodology, an eight-part empowerment process to increase clarity and improve productivity and personal effectiveness. She is a dynamic business and motivational speaker who has the unique ability to speak across the boundaries of many types of audiences: from the fortune 500 executives to prisoners searching for ways to reinvent, from the spiritually-based entrepreneurs to bottom-line business owners, professionals and employees on the front lines.


On stage, Marlene is philosopher and a dynamic story-teller with the ability to take complex subjects and universal principles and make them immediately applicable to her audience. She is known for her thought-provoking yet down to earth practicality, her sharp wit and fun-loving humor.

Marlene challenges and engages her audiences, inspiring them to “be more of who they really are, have more peace and prosperity, and do more of what really matters.” In addition, Marlene is a seasoned and dynamic radio guest or host, columnist, and expert consultant.

Stop Your Drama Presentations/Customization

The Stop Your Drama presentations can be offered as keynotes, breakouts, or half-day or full-day trainings. Once you have chosen Marlene as a speaker or trainer, the core content is customized around your theme, objectives and suggestions, fitting the themes of empowerment, change, reinvention, life purpose, productivity, personal effectiveness, relationships, leadership, boss-employee issues, authenticity, goal setting, handling difficult communications, and creativity.


Marlene will customize the theme and content using various examples, stories and research to create a one-of-a-kind presentation for your company, association or organization. Below are some popular titles:

  • Stop Workplace Drama
  • No-Drama Leadership: Meet You Where You Are
  • The 8 Steps of Empowerment
  • Critical Skills for the No-Drama Leader
  • The Power to Create
  • Managing Conflict and Initiating Difficult Performance Conversations

The Distinction

When choosing a speaker, you naturally look for the distinction that makes a speaker stand out from the crowd. You look for a distinction. Marlene is known for offering distinct client services in the form of partnership, dependability, communication and authenticity.


Marlene understands the importance of getting attendees to be excited about the meeting. With various programs, Marlene offers value added marketing packages to help the meeting planner create buzz and excitement. Whether it’s a customized, video message, a webpage with a free giveaway, a save-the-date postcard template or a customized flyer, Marlene is more than a speaker, she is a savvy marketing partner as well.


Meeting planners can depend on Marlene to be there on time. For out-of-town engagements, Marlene arrives the day before the program and stays the day of the program to visit with attendees. No worries about Marlene arriving ten minutes before stage time!


While other speakers rely on third-party communication, Marlene understands the need to build the relationship; therefore before the booking you will speak directly to Marlene to make sure the objectives are understood and the communication is clear.


Marlene’s approach is based on life experience–her own journey of reinvention from factory worker to professional speaker to published author–as she shares her own insights, success, and personal struggles along the way. Marlene creatively bridges the gap between the personal and professional, between the physical and metaphysical and between boss and employee. No matter what the audience level, participants walk away energized and inspired, believing in what is possible for them personally and professionally.

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