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Linda Larsen, CSP, CPAE

"Stay Positive, Work Smart, Make it Happen!"

Linda gives people the mindset and skillset to help them:

  • Be more effective leaders,
  • Provide stellar customer service,
  • Demonstrate greater flexibility and innovative thinking
  • Adopt a more consistent, willing, positive attitude.

“A smash hit!…side-splitting hilarious…meaningful and insightful” - just a few of the comments from meeting planners world-wide who chose Linda as their conference keynote speaker. Former social worker, professional comedic actress, and current popular television personality, Linda brings all the elements that you look for in a funny motivational speaker: high energy, laughter, interaction, customization and content you can use to transform your business and your life.


Watch Linda on the Suncoast View

Watch Linda as a popular Guest Cohost of the ABC-7 television show, The Suncoast View.

 
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7 Things That Make Linda Different!

Hilarious Motivational Speaker
1. HILARITY

Linda is “fall out of your chair funny.” Performing on stage for years with legends like the King of Comedy, Sid Caesar, will do that for you. And we all know that content wrapped in humor is more engaging and memorable.

Dramatic Motivational Speaker
2. DRAMA

Linda’s riveting and true story of how she was abducted and held hostage at gunpoint by an escaped convict will powerfully impact your audience and dramatically change the way they view their own lives. Learn more about this moment…

Motivational Speaker Who is an Expert in Life
3. EXPERTISE

Former social worker, trial consultant, critically acclaimed author, BSW, MFA, Certified Professional Speaker (CSP) and winner of the prestigious CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame® award. Recognized expert on customer service, personal leadership and sparking creativity and innovation.

Motivational Speaker Who can Make a Connection
4. CONNECTION

Linda genuinely cares about the members of your audience and they FEEL it! She will make a substantial connection with you and several members of your group before, during and after her presentation.

Creative Motivational Speaker
5. CREATIVITY

Linda makes her points in VERY creative ways! Does the image of a grown woman on the far side of 50 wearing a helmet with a swiveling antenna sound…normal?

Entertaining Motivational Speaker
6. ENTERTAINMENT

As a former professional actress, Linda knows how to infuse relevant content with high entertainment values. Think POWERFUL, moving stories, not dry bullet points.

Passionate Motivational Speaker
7. PASSION!

Linda’s passion, enthusiasm and positive energy infuse every idea, technique and strategy she shares. People feel it, catch it, take it home with them and put the ideas immediately to work with powerful results!

LINDA LOVES...

Linda LOVES presenting for ALL groups, but she is particularly popular as a motivational speaker in certain industries. She's a very funny keynote speaker for women's groups (both professional and women's wellness groups), and is in constant demand as a conference speaker for healthcare organizations (her social work roots go deep!) and keynote presenter for education groups (once a teacher, always a teacher!)

Linda's Positively Speaking Blog

Rants & Raves by Funny Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen

Dec
2019

Grunt If You're Hearing Me...

By Linda Larsen - Thursday, December 05, 2019
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There is no one for whom good communication is more critical than airline pilots. They must be able to clearly hear and understand the transmissions they receive. But what I've learned is that it doesn't stop there. There is another step that is equally as important in their communication model. 

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Nov
2019

Customer Service Communication Mastery

By Linda Larsen - Friday, November 29, 2019
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It was one of those travel days that didn't start out particularly well. Facing very little sleep, and three flights to get to the middle of the country for my next speaking engagement, I left my house before the sun came up. When I finally got to the airport, I was running late and desperately trying to find a parking spot… that wasn’t in the adjacent town.

When I approached the security checkpoint inside the terminal I realized that my Delta app was not working on my phone. With a deep sigh, I dragged my suitcase back downstairs to the check-in counter to get a paper ticket. After much ado, I stumbled my way back upstairs, got through security (after a “random” TSA check) and made my way to my gate. I boarded the plane and fell into my seat, clinging to my Starbucks coffee for dear life.

No sooner did I settle in than a flight attendant approached me sporting a huge smile. I was immediately intrigued. Her smile was…dare I say it….contagious.

Here’s exactly how the conversation went:


Flight attendant: "Hi! Good wonderful morning! Welcome aboard!"
Me: "Oh my gosh. Thank you for that amazing smile!"
Flight attendant: "Thank you for your great attitude!"
Me: "Um no. You get the credit on this one. You inspired this great attitude. I'll bet you have LOTS of customers with great attitudes "
Flight Attendant: (paused and thought for a moment) "Now that you mention it, I do!"
Me: "I rest my case."

Here’s the moral of the story. I was NOT a happy customer. I was, in fact, the kind of customer that makes you cringe when you see them heading toward you. And in seconds, she converted me from someone who could have been quite challenging to deal with into one who was actually happy and ended up complimenting her.

She brought a huge, authentic, warm and welcoming smile into our first interaction. Her warmth, that wonderful smile and the happy tone of her voice, changed me. For the better.

And who benefited from this encounter?

I did. Clearly.

But who else benefited from this? She did. She went from having to deal with a difficult, cantankerous, grumpy customer to being able to enjoy a rather happy, pleasant one. This made her job a lot easier

And finally, the company, Delta Airlines, benefited from the way she interacted with me. It was one more check in the column labeled “Why I will always be loyal to Delta and scream their praises to anyone who will listen.”

And here’s what’s really cool. It cost her NOTHING to do this. Zip. Zero. Nada. She apparently had just decided that, no matter what, she was going to greet everyone who came on board as if she was really, really, really happy to see them. And it worked.

Why not try this? Why not take responsibility for influencing your customers’ moods - for the better. Create the win-win-win for everyone involved.

Tiny investment. HUGE payoff.


 

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Nov
2019

Are You Throwing Away Your Shot?

By Linda Larsen - Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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Many motivational speakers, myself included, are passionately interested in knowing how a person, with little or no resources, can achieve extraordinary outcomes in life. Said another way, how do people achieve results that seem to defy logic?
 

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