Book Kris as a Speaker

Are you planning an event that requires a professional speaker who can entertain, motivate and inspire audiences? Kristine M. Smith is one solution!

The author of seven books, Kris is also a copy, content and features writer and an engaging, dynamic speaker.

Kris has captivated audiences on stage, in business networking meetings, and at public schools.

Among her many public appearances are the following:

  • New Day Northwest (Seattle morning talk show), August 2, 2016
  • Creation Conventions in Sacramento and Las Vegas Nevada (Star Trek conventions, 2006)
  • Paul Allen’s Planet Xpo Sci-Fi Convention, Seattle 2006
  • Stand up comedy routines at Oakland, Baltimore, and Denver Star Trek Conventions (Starland, Creation, OktoberTrek), mid-1990’s
  • Starkane 50th Anniversary Star Trek Convention, Post Falls Idaho (September 2016)
  • Ford Middle School (encouraging creative writers to follow their dreams), 2014
  • Graham-Kapowsin High School (for Vocation Station, formerly DreamBuilders, encouraging high school students to find their passion and follow it into careers that will enthrall them), 2014 and 2015

Visit hireme.wordwhisperer.net/appearances and hireme.wordwhisperer.net/videos to see Kris in action!

Kris has also been interviewed for radio, podcasts, newspapers, and magazines:

USA TODAY

THE FRINGE RADIO SHOW Jan 16, 2016:

TREKS IN SCI-FI 2006 (Audio interview):

Northern Kittitas County Tribune, Cle Elum WA about her books DeForest Kelley Up Close and Personal: A Harvest of Memories from the Fan Who Knew Him Best, Settle for Best: Satisfy the Winner You Were Born to Be, and Serval Son: You are Responsible for All You Tame (2001, 2011, 2012 and 2016)

Kris’s features articles and commentaries have appeared in Cowboys and Indians Magazine, Mainstream magazine, the Tacoma News Tribune, The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento Zoo Review and the Los Angeles Times (Valley edition).

One of her articles about animal-related careers, written for National 4-H NEWS magazine, was syndicated across the country and appeared in scores of newspapers.

Local, Tacoma-area live appearances/presentations start at $250

Regional (Pacific NW) live appearances start at $750 (plus mileage and meals…and hotel fees, if overnight stays are indicated due to distance from Tacoma)

Virtual appearance (Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.) rates are negotiable and based on the average size of the hosts’ listening audiences.

Presentation Topics:

DeForest Kelley Up Close and Personal: A Harvest of Memories from the Fan Who Knew Him Best. Get to know DeForest Kelley, Star Trek’s original Doctor McCoy, in ways you will treasure forever! (This presentation comes with a complementary soft cover black and white copy of Kris’s book of the same name for everyone in the audience.)

Don’t Settle for Less: Settle for BEST! Satisfy the Winner You Were Born to Be! This presentation is perfect for entrepreneurs, for people who feel they have their career ladders leaning against the wrong wall, and for under-employed and unemployed people who still have their music in them and want to continue to make a big difference in the world using their native skills and passions. (This presentation comes with a complementary soft cover copy of Kris’s book for everyone in the audience.)

Floating Around Hollywood and Other Totally-True Tales of Triumph. Kris worked in the entertainment industry in Hollywood from 1989 to 2003. During this time she had some wonderful experiences—and some hair-raising ones. In this presentation, she reminisces about Tinsel Town and reveals why fourteen years was over-kill and why she decided to return to the Pacific Northwest, her point of origin. (This presentation comes with a complementary soft cover copy of Kris’s book of the same name for everyone in the audience.)

Let No Day Dawn that the Animals Cannot Share. Kris is an animal welfare advocate. She has volunteered at animal sanctuaries and worked with animal welfare agencies. In this presentation, she recounts some of her best-loved memories and a few of her most hair-raising experiences. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! (This presentation comes with a complementary soft cover copy of Kris’s book of the same name for everyone in the audience.)

Serval Son: You Are Responsible for All You Tame. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to own—and be owned by—a wild animal, here’s your chance to find out. Wild pet ownership comes with a unique set of responsibilities. Look before you leap. There is more than meets the eye, the pocketbook, and the heartstrings. “Love at first sight” can translate into an unmitigated nightmare for you and your pet. Unless you’re uniquely qualified and supremely dedicated, from birth to death, to the wellbeing of your wild pet, don’t do it! Spoiler Alert: This presentation will discourage you from sharing your life with a wild animal! (This presentation comes with a complementary soft cover copy of Kris’s book of the same name for everyone in the audience.)

Find and Hire a Professional Copywriter That Won’t Shoot You in the Foot! In this presentation, Kris explains what a professional copy and content writer is, what you should expect him or her to accomplish for you, and how to screen writers so you end up happy instead of disappointed, dispirited and depressed. (This presentation comes with a “cheat sheet” of talking points so you don’t feel the need to take notes during the time you invest hearing her.)

Do-It-Yourself Copywriting Basics for Business Owners & Entrepreneurs. Don’t have the income to hire a professional copywriter? In this presentation, Kris covers the basics of copywriting so you can “do it yourself” to the best of your ability without shooting yourself in the foot and sending your target audience screaming for the exits. (This presentation comes with a “cheat sheet” of talking points so you don’t feel the need to take notes during the time you invest hearing her.)

Additional Topics:

Becoming a Professional Writer in the 21st Century

Writing Your Own 10-30 Second Intro and Elevator Speech/Commercial,

Writing Your Own Professional Bio

Start with Why: How a Compelling Core Story Creates Loyalists

Elements of a Viral Press Release

Landing Pages 101

Why ‘What’s In It For Me?’ Matters Most on your Home Page

Writing Copy for the Web

Blogging 101

Also available for local/regional Book Readings, Lectures, Book Signings and global virtual interviews.

To find out more or secure Kris for your next event, please call 253.474-6240 or Email her.