Written by Anne Marie Schlekeway
Tuesday, 15 June 2010 00:00
I asked a few people to review their experience with the Speechless Speech~ It’s my intention to use this type of presentation to pay for a really cool wheelchair for me and raise money for ALS research. I will split the fees 50/50 from companies and organizations as well as support fundraising efforts for MDA’s Augies Quest and ALS TDI.
Here is what people have to say:
I wanted to send over a quick email and say thank you for your presentation yesterday at Rockit Ranch Productions. It really made a lot of sense and made me step back and think about everything, career wise and personally. It helps every once in a while for someone else to kick you into gear…and that’s exactly what this was.
Thank you again! I hope you have a wonderful week ;)
Kelsey Del Monico
Rockit Ranch Productions, Inc
Certainly. Anne Marie, I’ve noticed a couple of things after being around you a few times. One is that ALS has made you a highly intuitive person. Related to this, everyone that has crossed your path describes being at the “Speechless Speech” with a common phrase, “Anne Marie said…” To me this is more amazing than a room full of people in tears followed by uncontrollable laughter (an emotional roller coaster). You don’t speak! Yet, all in attendance leave describing the events as if they had a one-on-one in depth conversation with you for hours. You have created an experience with an unequaled impact. The focus, attentiveness, and interaction of the audience blows me away each time; truly effective.
The next amazing aspect is the duration for which your lessons stay with your new friends. I know people who were attend your our first event with you upstairs at Rockit. They are still talking about changes they want to make in their life inspired by you and the “Speechless Speech.” For this demographic that usually writes off an experience the moment it is over, I am continually taken aback. You and your cause forever have my support in anyway necessary.
Kevin Conroy Smith:
(Kevin is a professional speaker himself!)
I started Story From a New Friend in 2005. During the last 5 years we have heard hundreds of stories but nothing has compared to Anne Marie’s speechless speech. The power she had went deeper than even our organization imaged could happen from a story or personal experience. It has been over a month since her speech and I still use several of her key points in my day to day life. Few times in your life you come across a person or experience that forever changes the way you live your life, this speech was one of those experiences and Anne Marie is one of those people. Single handily the most powerful speech I have attended.
“It has been over a month since her speech and I still use several of her key points in my day to day life”
“Few times in your life you come across a person or experience that forever changes the way you live your life, this speech is one of those experience and Anne Maria is one of those people”
“I will always help carry the Anne Marie speechless speech torch, that is how powerful this is”
Mike Brown says:
Anne Marie’s ‘Speechless Speeches’ are proof that actions truly do speak louder than words. Anne Marie has carefully crafted a powerful message that speaks louder than any voice that could have delivered it. I feel privileged having been in her presence.