Linda Henley-Smith

The Laugh Lady: World-Renowned Speaker and Motivational Queen

Drawing upon her experiences as a speaker, business owner, author and teacher, as well as a lifetime in the entertainment business, Linda Henley-Smith provides an amusing and educational outlook on working, living, and surviving. Her programs are presented with humor, music, stories and an energy that is contagious.  Audiences are encouraged to improve their “laughitudes” and enjoy an “attitude of altitude.”  Linda has become a much requested speaker on the topics of stress management, dealing with change, customer service, life balance, communication and the motivating and healing power of laughter.

Linda Henley-Smith holds degrees in education and music. She provides training to audiences by implementing innovative activities and projects tailored to each group’s needs. She has taught thousands how to enjoy a higher level of personal and professional success, by tapping into their inner resources.

She was named by “Sharing Ideas Magazine” as one of the consummate speakers of the year and featured in “Successful Meetings Magazine” as a “hot pick” on the speaking circuit. She has presented in all fifty states, and in Europe, Canada, Africa and Mexico. Linda has been featured at conventions and conferences with such celebrities as Goldie Hawn, Marie Osmond, Melissa Gilbert, Jack Canfield, Priscilla Presley and Garrison Keillor.

Linda’s memberships include National Speakers Association, E-Women Network, American Business Women Association and Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor. She is former editor of Agewave’s Senior Magazine and authored state history newspapers, used in classrooms across the country.  As owner of “For the Good Times” Programs and “But”-Kickin’ Solutions, North Star Life Planning Strategies, and The Willow Connection, Linda offers unique and successful suggestions and opportunities for success.

These are all worthy accomplishments, but it is her life experiences that enable her to relate to all audiences. After all, who wouldn’t want to know just exactly how she managed to flush herself down an airplane toilet? To book attitude speaker Linda Henley-Smith call Executive Speakers Bureau 800-754-9404.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Attitude, Change, Comedian, Communications, Customer Service, Humor, Life Balance, Stress Management, Women's Issues

  • Travels From:

    Arizona

  • Price:

    Under $5,000

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Drawing upon her experiences as a speaker, business owner, author and teacher, as well as a lifetime in the entertainment business, Linda Henley-Smith provides an amusing and educational outlook on working, living, and surviving. Her programs are presented with humor, music, stories and an energy that is contagious.  Audiences are encouraged to improve their “laughitudes” and enjoy an “attitude of altitude.”  Linda has become a much requested speaker on the topics of stress management, dealing with change, customer service, life balance, communication and the motivating and healing power of laughter.

Linda Henley-Smith holds degrees in education and music. She provides training to audiences by implementing innovative activities and projects tailored to each group’s needs. She has taught thousands how to enjoy a higher level of personal and professional success, by tapping into their inner resources.

She was named by “Sharing Ideas Magazine” as one of the consummate speakers of the year and featured in “Successful Meetings Magazine” as a “hot pick” on the speaking circuit. She has presented in all fifty states, and in Europe, Canada, Africa and Mexico. Linda has been featured at conventions and conferences with such celebrities as Goldie Hawn, Marie Osmond, Melissa Gilbert, Jack Canfield, Priscilla Presley and Garrison Keillor.

Linda’s memberships include National Speakers Association, E-Women Network, American Business Women Association and Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor. She is former editor of Agewave’s Senior Magazine and authored state history newspapers, used in classrooms across the country.  As owner of “For the Good Times” Programs and “But”-Kickin’ Solutions, North Star Life Planning Strategies, and The Willow Connection, Linda offers unique and successful suggestions and opportunities for success.

These are all worthy accomplishments, but it is her life experiences that enable her to relate to all audiences. After all, who wouldn’t want to know just exactly how she managed to flush herself down an airplane toilet? To book attitude speaker Linda Henley-Smith call Executive Speakers Bureau 800-754-9404.

"LAUGHTER: AN ISLAND OF SANITY IN A SEA OF STRESS"

  • All you ever wanted to know about stress but were too tense to ask
  • Finding the elf in yoursELF 
  • Laughing for the health of it 
  • Prioritizing crises 
  • Identifying stressors and stress busters 

"ADJUST YOUR ATTITUDE AND LAUGH 'TIL THE COWS COME HOME"

  • Turning negatives into positives
  • Shifting gears from "mope" to "cope" 
  • Setting your mental channel to "success" 
  • Avoiding "terminal seriousness" and "humorrhoids" 
  • The joys of customer service 

“GET MORE SMILEAGE OUT OF YOUR JOB”

  • Surviving and thriving in change
  • Taking your work seriously and yourself lightly
  • Dealing with difficult people 
  • Turning a mental block into a building block 
  • Increasing productivity and creativity 

“LAUGHTER: THE ULTIMATE TEAM SPORT”

  • Pumping up the company funny bone
  • Building bridges that span diversity 
  • Creating and reinforcing the ties that bind 
  • Using humor in challenging situations 
  • Resolving conflict 

“WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?”

  • Understanding non-verbal communication
  • Connecting with other people 
  • Developing personal charisma and people skills 
  • Knowing when to squeak and when to squawk 
  • Being understanding and understood 

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation

“Not only was Linda a wonderful speaker, she was an entertainer. I would recommend Linda to anyone interested in laughing and improving the morale of their staff!”

Dial Corp

“Everyone who participated gave you rave reviews and I still see your 'smiles' as I walk throughout our facility. Your terrific presentation helped to unleash our employees' creative juices! Our event was a success because of your participation and your relevant, pertinent message!”

Wells Fargo

"You reinforced some very necessary perspectives without beating anyone over the head. Your subtle and laughable message made them take notice. You were well prepared, knew your material and kept everyone involved, which only adds to your professionalism as a speaker! The audience wanted to listen so they wouldn’t miss anything you had to say. In fact, when under stress, we all still keep reminding each other of your words."

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