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Laurette Willis

For over twenty-five years, Laurette Willis has been invited to entertain and speak to groups as diverse as:

U.S. Armed Forces in Asia with the U.S.O.
Over 500,000 students in schools & universities since 1993
Women's Retreats and Conferences for United Methodist Women, WMUs of the Southern Baptist Convention, WMs of the Assemblies of God, Catholic Women's League, Episcopal Church Women, Women of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), Christian Women's Clubs, and others.
Public school administrators and teachers as a Certified Instructor for the Great Expectations Program at Northeastern State University
The Smithsonian Institute aboard the Delta Queen Riverboat; and
The President and nation's Governors at the 85th Annual National Governors' Association Conference.



Laurette Willis is a Keynote Speaker, author with Harvest House Publishers, a professional actor and singer, and founder of PraiseMoves Fitness Ministry with DVDs, an international instructor training program and two television programs seen by 200-300 million persons globally.

As a Keynote Speaker, Laurette ignites her messages with a unique blend of heartfelt encouragement, touching personal stories and side-splitting humor. Laurette's comedic edge was sharpened Off-Broadway in the 1980's as an improvisational comedienne, where she earned the nickname "The Woman of 101 Voices!" -- including Betty Boop in "The Betty Boop Show!"



Laurette is known for her original one-woman shows wherein she portrays famous women from history, the Bible and the Christian faith. She is also known for her storytelling, ventriloquism and wacky musical comedy.



A CLASS-certified Personality Trainer, trained by Florence and Marita Littauer, Laurette teaches seminars using the well-known foundation of The Personalities (THE standard in personality profiling for individuals, churches, schools and businesses).



Laurette is a member of Calvary Church in Tahlequah, where she and her husband Paul live on a 40-acre ranch in the beautiful Ozark foothills of northeastern Oklahoma with Pomeranian pups, a Great White Pyrenees dog and a cat named "Bubba.



TOPICS:


One-Woman Shows:

• Great Women of the Bible - Critically acclaimed one-woman musical drama. Choose from Elizabeth, Mary Magdalene, Priscilla, Ruth - or all four! See the Bible come to life - dramatically! Full costumes, authentic accents, powerful presentations.

• Susanna Wesley: LIVE! - Meet the remarkable mother of John and Charles Wesley.

• The Nutty ‘40s Radio Show! - Hilarious comedy with "The Woman of 101 Voices!" Laurette's the wacky hostess of a 1940's radio variety show on the day EVERYTHING goes wrong - and YOU get to be part of the show!

Keynotes/Seminars:

Fitness for His Witness - (Romans 12:1-3; 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20; Hebrews 5:13, 14) In this enlightening seminar, Laurette covers scriptural keys to health and fitness for spirit, soul and body. Discover how "Six Seeds to Sow for Vibrant Health" can empower you to feel better and have more energy! Learn clever ways to introduce health-giving habits into our family's lives. This talk is given with a generous dose of humor based on Laurette's trial-and-error experiences on the road to victory after years of being overweight and out-of-shape. Can be combined with a relaxing PraiseMoves workout.

Extreme Makeover by God's Design - (2 Corinthians 5:16, 17) Ready for an extreme makeover? Looks like it's time for a radical "Faith Lift!" A Word-based, encouraging seminar that will leave you feeling uplifted – in all the right places!

Apples of Gold - (Proverbs 25:11) Have you ever wanted to bite your tongue after saying an unkind word – or a string of them? You'll discover how a word "fitly spoken" can heal hurts, change lives and sow blessings into the hearts of family, friends and those we meet. Uncover the mystery of taming the tongue - and laugh while doing so!

Vessels of Honor - (2 Timothy 2:20, 21) You can be the person God called you to be. Interestingly, the qualification to be a vessel of honor is up to us ("If anyone cleanses himself…"). Discover that God uses willing, ordinary people to do outrageous, extraordinary things!

Many Flowers, One Bouquet - (Romans 12:4-6) Different gifts, different callings… one body of Christ. Whether encouraging volunteerism at church, or greater fellowship among believers, discover how the Lord persuades us to love one another and work together for His glory. We are each a special and vital part of the beautiful fragrance of God's "bouquet."

The Personality Puzzle - In this funny-yet-revealing keynote or seminar, Laurette uses the well-known foundation of The Personalities to focus on the vital role personality strengths and weaknesses play in achieving success in life, relationships, work and ministry. Learn the skills to help you fulfill Paul's exhortation in Romans 12:18 - "If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men."

The Church Drama Workshop - An exciting, hands-on workshop for all ages. Yes you CAN make drama a dynamic soul-winning tool and a ministry of excellence!

You Tell Me! - Laurette will prayerfully design a talk for your group.



What others are saying:

"Laurette – I'm still smiling! What an awesome conference. I wanted to let you know we were touched by your keynote, PraiseMoves, your music and especially your welcoming, compassionate spirit."
Jenny Neubauer, Women's Ministry Director
New Beginnings Church, Stevens Pt., Wisconsin


"Laurette came to our Church retreat in September 2004 in answer to prayer. What an answer she was! Little did we know she was a woman of so many talent. We were entertained by 'Elizabeth' from the Bible, regaled with music, uplifted with PraiseMoves, and gifted by the Holy Spirit through an amazing prayer time. We are now working on bringing her back."
Nancy Thomson, Women's Ministry Director
First Baptist Church, Boise, ID


" Laurette is a fascinating speaker who combines the gift of acting and humor with spiritual words of wisdom and biblical truths. I highly recommend her... I thank her for giving women across the denominational lines of Christianity the lift they need in Christ Jesus."

Mary Beth McElroy, Women's Ministry Director
Will Rogers United Methodist Church, Tulsa, OK


" Thank you for sharing your many gifts with the women of southern New England! You have truly been a blessing! While your professional background shows through, your commitment to the Lord and sensitivity to His Spirit outshine it. Praise God for the wonderful work He has done in your life so that you may be able to share the gifts He has given you!"
Nancy Hidle, Women's Ministry Director
Southern New England District Council of the Assemblies of God


"Our Women's Ministry Team at Christ First FSBC cannot begin to thank you enough for the terrific conference presentations you provided. We have had tremendous feedback from our attendees on both your ‘Extreme Makeover by God's Design' and 'Fitness for His Witness' seminar.

" Your multi-talented and perky personality contributed greatly to the success of our first-ever women's conference. Not only did you share from a heart that is deeply in love with our Lord Jesus Christ, but you also brought humor and excitement into your presentation. We are already talking about a way to have you back for a church-wide event for 'The Nutty '40s Radio Show.'

" Thank you again for delivering to us what you promised."

Marcia Y. Johnson, Christ First Women's Ministry Team
First Southern Baptist Church, Topeka, Kansas

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