Other Applications
Speaking Engagements

Our book was intended as the basis of a sitcom when it was launched by Neiman Marcus in August of 2009, and almost immediately we were asked to do speaking engagements as people were curious about our story and our book, self-publishing (everyone seems to have a book inside of them), why we printed in the U.S.A., and how we got Neiman Marcus to launch our book. And that was BEFORE our book started its journey into the education world, and then criminal justice. Since then, many people have told us (their words – not ours) that they have found our messages inspirational and motivating. And entertaining. (Even when we talk about personal finance and Life 101 topics!)

Diversified Audiences & Countless (& Relevant) Topics

Our speaking engagements, including conference and event keynotes, have been for an extremely wide range of entities and we offer a wide assortment of topics. (For a complete list of all the entities, as well as brief descriptions of past speaking engagement, click on the links to the right.)

Some of the more popular topics are the story of "Red & Black" (life – and business plans – never go as planned), the subjects addressed in our book (including personal finance and other Life 101 topics), starting a business and our unusual business decisions, education and educational strategies, our journey into the criminal justice world, and our thoughts on "mindset and perspective." And everything that we talk about is presented from two very different perspectives – the "mere mortal" mom ((that is how Red describes herself) versus the pragmatic former corporate executive (Black).

Custom Tailored To Meet Your Needs

There are countless ways to tailor our speaking engagement to meet the specific needs of you, your audience, and your organization, and we want to work with you to meet your objectives. Also, since we have years of experience with widely different entities, we can provide insight on what others have done. Not to mention, we can spin on a dime and modify our presentations at the last minute because we are not tied to a standardized script. (Much to the dismay of Red, who was the straight-A student and would prefer to study in advance.) Oh, and based on experience, we suggest you leave ample time for Question & Answer.

Are These Any Of Your Current ‒ Or Target ‒ Audiences?

  • General Public
  • Corporate
  • Employees
  • Customers / Clients
  • Donors & Fund Raisers
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Women's Groups
  • Faith-based Entities
  • Educators
  • Students
  • Community Organizations
  • Literacy Organizations
  • Politicians & Political Action Groups
  • Criminal Justice Entities
  • Red & Black Book Clubs

Looking For Something More Than Just A Speaker?

If you are looking for a new approach to professional and/or personal development or interested in developing a creative program for current or potential customers/clients, we would welcome the opportunity to visit with you and see if there is a fun – and effective – way to work together to help you meet your objectives. (Be warned, Black can come up with more ideas than you might know what to do with!)

Next Steps?

If you, or someone you know, are looking for dynamic speakers who deliver inspiring – and relevant – messages in an entertaining fashion, we would welcome the opportunity to talk with you to discuss how we can create something targeted to meet your specific objectives.

Have any questions? Want more information?

Contact Red at Red01@RedandBlackBooks.com.