What to Expect When I Share...
I shared my testimony and my journey following my only sister's kidnapping the first time in December 2011 for a community outreach in my hometown. Since then, I've spoke at various churches, women's events, outreaches, libraries, as the pulpit fill, for professional development workshops, and even traveled across the country to the Heidi Search Center in San Antonio, Texas to share hope with others.
If you are looking for an energetic, honest, inspiring, and encouraging speaker for your next event...please contact me. I have presentation themes from previous events and am always open to creating a new presentation to go with your theme. Regardless of the theme, the message is always the same...HOPE, triumph, and survival after loss or tragedy. There are no boundaries or limitations on hope.
In case you are interested in my presentation style, it tends to be outgoing and unexpected. There is a mix of humor and seriousness, reflection and moving forward, and a lot of audience interaction. I try to find a way for each audience to interact with each other and with me throughout the presentation, if time allows.
One of my favorite things to do is have a handout for each person, to provide a general outline or direction of our time together, while providing paper for notes. At the end, I try to have a tactile reminder of our time together, this varies depending on your event and theme. I try to keep the focus on Him and hope.
Another aspect of peaking I enjoy are retreats. I have been a break-out speaker at a couple women's retreats and for Superintendent Days within our school district. If you are planning a retreat and need a speaker for multiple or a series of presentations, please contact me and we can talk.
My hope and prayer is to share how God changed my life through the words of one child, "Mrs. Buske, you need Jesus." It was at this moment, the void in my heart opened to let hope return. A hope I look forward to sharing with others as God opens doors to make this possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. When are you available?
*I work full time as a teacher's assistant for our local school district so I am available weekends and during most school breaks. Depending on the travel distance from Oswego, New York, I may be available during the week also. It depends on your start time and my travel time.
2. How long can you speak?
*I have spoke for twenty minutes for a pulpit fill, to forty-five to sixty minutes for outreach events. I'm willing to work with you and your time frame to provide an inspirational message of hope (and my testimony if you wish), within the time frame allotted in your agenda.
3. What do you need for your presentations?
*Depending on the theme you desire or ideas we brainstorm together, my needs vary. I like to be interactive with my audiences. Sometimes I require a projector and laptop, but have both available if your organization doesn't have them. I try to have a brochure for each of my presentations to allow for note taking and a brief outline of my message for those in attendance. If you are able to make copies, I can send this via email ahead of time. Two tables, one in the front for my display and a table at the side or back of the room for book signings after the presentation.
4. What are your rates/charges?
*Currently, there are no set rates or charges. I am willing to work with you, your group or organization. Anything over thirty miles of travel, I do ask for travel reimbursement.
Thank you for considering me, I look forward to talking with you and discussing if I'm the right person for your event.
Writing with Buske