"Your optimistic view of life is contagious. You make me laugh out loud and see the world a little differently!"

Chris Brinkley
NCAA Sports Broadcaster
Skyhawk Network Coordinator

"I have had great feedback from sponsors, volunteers and guests and they are still laughing today from your stories."

Christina Hinds
Go Red for Women & Heart Gala/Sweetheart Director
Corporate Market Director
American Heart Association

"Thank you for doing such a SPECTACULAR job yesterday! When I turned on the radio this morning 107.9 was bragging about the BEST keynote presenter they had ever heard – LISA SMARTT!"

Dixie Lee Hedgecock
Marketing Director Northwest Health System

"You are a STAR in Spartanburg, South Carolina, my friend! We HAVE to have you back soon! Your presentation was simply awesome!

We appreciate you!"

Myra Byars
Marketing Coordinator
Mary Black Health System, Spartanburg, SC

Popular Speaking Topics

These are my most requested presentations but I'm always open to designing new talks to meet your group's needs...as long as your group doesn't need insight into: algebra, organizational skills, map reading, or pet counseling.

Why doesn’t everyone think like me? Why do certain people bring my evil twin to life? What can I do to keep from committing a felony crime against an aggravating co-worker or family member? Take heart. You are not alone. Sometimes it helps to laugh about our interaction with others while journeying toward solutions. This humorous presentation offers practical and pivotal life skills which will turn our relationships with people in a more positive direction. (And keep us from committing a homicide.)

Women come in all shapes and personalities! Some lose their keys. (That’s me) Others lose their patience. (Okay, me again.) We all lose our minds from time to time. (Absolutely, me) How can we laugh at our absurdities and differences and give each other a much-needed break? Laugh out loud as you hear the confessions of the “queen of imperfection” and you might just find the courage to press on with joy.

The flyer in the mail seemed so innocent. “You can turn back the hands of time. Just buy our creamy anti-aging solution.” Turn back the hands of time? Anti-aging solution? It became a pivotal life lesson. Would I want to turn back the hands of time? As a culture, why are we so fascinated with youth? How can we begin to look forward to the rich experiences and wisdom of growing older. This talk has been delivered to Senior groups with great success. Turn back the hands of time? No thanks. It’s onward and upward for me.

I failed my first driver’s test. I can’t do Algebra. I get lost easily. I’ve lost and gained and lost and gained the same 30 lbs. So, why not give up? Every human being fails. Most of us fail often. Wise people learn valuable life lessons through the process of failure...lessons that will pave the way for a successful future. Feel like a failure? Maybe you’re just a few steps away from the greatest success you’ve ever known.

In the midst of these powerful “love feelings,” what are some questions I should be asking? How will I know when I’m ready to make a lifelong commitment? What are the character qualities every potential mate should possess?

Do you find yourself being critical? Unforgiving? Unyielding? Insecure? Are you tired of feeling bogged down and disappointed? When we realize we’re all in the same boat, it’s easier to “play well with others.” It’s also easier to rebuild self-esteem and start heading a new direction. So, grab your deck shoes and realize that none of us is perfect. A life line is waiting.

When asked to speak at a doctors’ meeting, I was horrified at the prospect. What motivational message could I possibly share with this group of intimidating professionals? That’s when it hit me! My fears were universal. Most of us are terribly afraid of doctors. But, why? My passion to answer that question produced a speech which highlights the fears, insecurities, and funny moments we experience as we deal with medical professionals. It also includes a heartfelt word of appreciation.

High school and college students make up Generation Y. High tech. Fast pace. Low tolerance for boredom. Immediate gratification. Enormous potential. In my own humorous quest to understand a new generation of Americans, I was amazed at the things we still hold in common.

Is romance dead? Is marriage destined to eventually become “routine” and boring? Can emotional wounds inflicted by a spouse ever really be healed? Why did God make men and women SOOO different? How does sex fit into the overall plan of life? And why is it so important? Is there a purpose to marriage beyond just personal happiness? Marriage is a subject that can be both humorous and extremely intense at the same time. God offers a word of hope and encouragement for all women on this tender and important subject.

Is it possible to live in freedom and contentment in a culture that uses phrases like “starter home” and “you deserve more”? Can satisfaction and rest be found despite trying circumstances? I find that women (myself included!) experience real struggles with contentment. This talk is a humorous journey through our current culture….and a loving reminder from a fellow journeyer that we are not yet home. God offers an incredible peace and purpose to counter a culture that continually tells us we desperately need “more.”

Ever wonder why some people attract friends like a magnet? Does God have anything to say about friendships and relationships? What are the keys to meaningful relationships with other women? How does God use friendships (even difficult friendships) to teach us some of the most valuable lessons in life?

Do you often make “resolutions” to spend more time praying, reading God’s word…only to find yourself sad and discouraged over your personal failure? As one who made many “resolves” over the years only to find those “resolutions” broken, this is a talk that’s dear to my heart. A few years ago, He gave me a fresh peace and rest that comes not from personal performance...but, from understanding Him in a whole new light.