I knew Esther Luttrell was a great speaker the first time I heard her. As a Dale Carnegie instructor for twenty years, and a former member of the National Speakers Association, I've heard many who keep an audience entranced, and many who are masters of their subjects. Esther is unusual in that she has both of these attributes to a high degree. Esther has the ability to impart her knowledge of a subject and have her audience entranced by the manner in which she does so. Hire her to speak if you have the opportunity. Your audience will appreciate it. (Missouri Writers Conference on being a writer)
Phil Kline, Former Area Manager, Dale Carnegie Courses, Diamondale, MI
Those of us fortunate enough to have heard your talk at Emerson Chapel last weekend were enthralled with your message. In your charming way, with your wonderful stories of love and comfort, you brought all of us to an understanding of the love that never dies between loved ones. You explained the many ways our deceased loved ones can, and do, communicate with us, and the fact the message is always to love one another. Thank you and bless you. (Between Heaven & Earth workshop)
Peggy Colwell, UU Emerson Chapel, St. Louis, MO
I was enthralled the first time I heard Esther Luttrell speak, and I became one of her biggest fans. I now have the great fortune to call Esther one of my dearest friends. I rarely miss an opportunity to be in one of her audiences. It is always an exciting experience. ("Reboot, Rebuild, Rejoice")
Lyla Ralston Accardi, Founder/Charter Member Friends of the Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women; 3 Time President, Soroptimists International, Topeka, Kansas; Board President of Human-Kind, Inc.
San Juan Puerto Rico Press Confernence - announcing the development of her screenplay Malice in the First Degree for Puerto Rico & Hollywood Films, an Arecibo, Puerto Rico production company.
3 day workshop - West Virginia Writers Conference
Esther has produced and co-hosted more than 40 national workshops with Hollywood producer Donald Gold (Miami Vice, Diagnosis Murder).
Whether the subject is film and television production, screenwriting, or her own spiritual journey, Esther Luttrell is an experienced, engaging and provocative speaker. I've witnessed her hold spellbound for hours audiences comprised of people of diverse social and cultural backgrounds, folks who left Ms. Luttrell's talk energized by her personality, wit, warmth and sincere joy. There's none like her anywhere.
Frank Dooley, Eastern North Carolina Film Commissioner
Esther Luttrell's presentation to the Sunrise Optimist Club was superb. She was a pleasant surprise in that she shared her rich background and experiences. I have had numerous members express their enjoyment of her book, and hearing her tantalizing stories. Some are still asking how I managed to acquire such a knowledgeable and entertaining speaker.
Gary Slimmer, Program Chairman, Sunrise Optimist Club; Past Sunrise Optimist President; Past Optimist Lt. Governor; Past Optimist Governor for Kansas (Reboot, Rebuild, Rejoice)
I first heard Esther Luttrell speak during an Association of Women in Communications luncheon. I wasn't looking forward to the meeting or hearing an author talk about her book that day because I was going through a difficult time in my life and was overwhelmed with work and family responsibilities. I made myself go because I was serving on the board for the organization. Hearing Esther speak and learning how she has overcome challenges was exactly what I needed. I actually felt like she was reading what was in my heart as she shared her story. I can honestly say that day was one of the turning points in my life. Because of her, I was able to see miracles that happened to me every day for months. I'm honored to say Esther Luttrell is my heaven-sent angel, but more important she's become my friend. ("Reboot, Rebuild, Rejoice")
Karen Wagaman, Former Board Member Association of Women in Communication,
Topeka, Kansas (Reboot, Rebuild, Rejoice)
I attended your seminar last Sunday in St. Louis and I had an unforgettable experience...My tears were of joy... I live in Los Angeles, but I am working on a project in Southeast Missouri...It was meant for me to listen to your great message. Thanks for the tremendous work that you are doing.
Marla Pardron, Los Angeles, CA (Between Heaven & Earth Workshop)
Guest Speaker and also host of Spiritual Encounters Between Heaven & Earth workshop, Unity of Daytona, 2011
My husband and I have heard Esther Luttrell speak on several occasions, two or more times before the National Association of Retired Railroad Employees, and twice for our Methodist church. We have enjoyed her every time. She holds your attention every minute and can also be very funny. We look forward to more of her speaking programs.
Clovie and George Stewart, National Associaton of Retired Railroad Employees (Reboot, Rebuild, Rejoice)
Esther Luttrell is an excellent author and speaker. Any group would be blessed to have her as a presenter. She has great stories that hold audiences spellbound, and she delivers them in a very entertaining manner. Esther's speaking program for the Topeka Art Guild was wonderful. We truly enjoyed her.
Cynthia Stotlar, President 2010-2012, Topeka Art Guild
"Informative and refreshing! Great! Excellent! Wow! Esther Luttrell was a hit with our students, staff and faculty."
Dr. Sevealyn Smith, Chairperson, Division of Liberal & Interdisciplinary Arts St. Augustine College
Speaking Engagements, partial list:
Unity of the Keys, Key West, FL
Metropolitan Club, Topeka, KS
Florida FMPTA Conference, Orlando, FL
Missouri Writers Conference, St. Louis, MO
University of Missouri-Kansas City
University of Miami
Kansas Authors Club, Topeka, KS
Barnes & Nobles, Tampa, FL; Topeka, KS
Burt Reynolds Ranch 3-Day Screenwriting Workshop
Dallas Screenwriting Association
Atchison Chamber of Commerce
Overland Park Children's Convention, KS
Daytona Community College, Daytona Beach, FL
East Coast Writers Conference, Providence, RI
West Virginia Writers Conference
Kiwanis Clubs, various cities & states
The Guibourd Valle Mansion, St. Genevieve, MO
Sisters In Crime Workshop, St. Louis, MO
St. Augustine College
The Bissel Mansion, St. Louis Historic Site
The Glick Mansion, Atchison Historic Site
Memorial Hall, Concord, MA
St. Edwards University, Austin, TX
The Cray Mansion & Museum, Atchison, KS
Kirkwood Library, Kirkwood, MO
Unity of Daytona Beach
Emerson Chapel, St. Louis, MO
Powerful messages from a powerfully inspirational speaker
Quote from Esther's dynamically inspirational and motivational talk, Reboot, Rebuild, Rejoice: "I'm often asked how I came to write a mystery novel and the answer is simple. I was trying to think of ways to kill my philandering husband. I decided to write a book instead. Better to get royalties than jail time! After that, my life was filled with one delightful disaster after another, each giving me a brand new opportunity to win at something I'd never have thought of otherwise." From Esther's bio: I only completed the 9th grade, yet participated on a PhD grant as campus filmmaker at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and have authored eight published books, including a screenwriting textbook - the only screenwriting aid used by Harvard Square Screenwriters. Three of my children died, and I've started my life from scratch more than once - the last time when I was left with only one dollar in the bank and was approaching my 66th birthday. Lesson learned? Each time I thought I'd gone as far as I could go, I found I'd only pushed myself to edge of a new beginning."
Dear Ms. Luttrell,
I was fortunate enough to attend your presentation last night in the candlelit garden at the Guilbourd House. I found your presentation to be very inspiring and it made me think a lot about life and love. I'm not sure exactly what it was that you said, maybe it was more how you said it, but I felt the need to say thank you. Thanks for sharing the stories of your life with us. All my best wishes,
Jennifer Ruth Baker, Perryville, MO (Ghosts I Have Known Up Close & Personal)
"(Esther) You are an excellent storyteller, and yo speak with a lot of heart. The audience was completely engaged, which resulted in a standing ovation. We send love."
Reverend Phil Smedstad, Unity of the Keys, Key West, Florida (Rebook, Rebuild and Rejoice)