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Eastern Illinois University’s Speakers Microphone PodiumBureau

EIU provides a comprehensive list of speakers in a wide variety of topics organized here by subject matter. Our goal is to offer our faculty, staff, registered student organizations, etc a resource for finding quality speakers for their upcoming events

You can search the database of speakers by keyword, speaker, or topic category. Contact information for each speaker is located on the individual pages which provide detail on their area's of expertise.

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  • Janice Collins
    • Speaking topics include:

      Athleticism and Gender, Self Esteem, and Leadership
      Journalism/Mass Communications/Communication in a Multi-Cultural Society and Public Speaking
      Critical Issues of Race
      Critical Cultural Theory
      Leadership and Self-Esteem for the College Student
      Motivational Speaking
      Relationship and Dynamics between Broadcast Journalism and Multi-Media/Online Journalism

  • Brandon Hensley
  • A.J. Walsh
    • Autoethnography
      Communication (general) & Public Speaking
      Inspirational/Law of Attraction
      Interactive Presentation of Research
      Interpersonal Communication
      Motivational Speaking
      Organizational Change
      Organizational Communication
      Small Group
  • Angela Jacobs, Ph.D.
  • Mike Bradd
    • Topics include radio-TV broadcasting, broadcast regulation, broadcast history, sports broadcasting, news broadcasting
  • Jonathan Mattson
  • Melanie Mills
    • Women's Work (gendered work considerations), Dirty Work (stigmatized work identities), Organizational/Occupational Work Cultures, Conflict Negotiation, Dealing with Difficult People, Dealing with Difference, Relational Communication, Health Communication, Friendship, Hiking
  • Claudia Janssen, Ph.D.
    • My expertise lies in the areas of organizational rhetoric, public relations, crisis communication, and remembrance. My current research focuses on corporate ties to historical injustices within present discourses of reconciliation. I have, for instance, analyzed Volkswagen's present rhetoric about its past abuses of forced labor during WW II and Aetna Inc.'s rhetoric about its past business with slave insurance policies. I argue that corporations have responsibilities to account for their dark pasts and to contribute productively to societal discourses of "coming to terms" with historical injustices. I have further developed an ethical framework of corporate historical responsibility (CHR) that can guide an organization in the process of addressing a dark history after long periods of silence and forgetfulness.
  • Richard Jones, Jr., Ph.D.
    • Communication/Public Speaking: Potential Topics Include:
      - How to manage public speaking anxiety
      - Making your content relevant to your audience
      - Tips for organizing and preparing presentations
      - Tips for delivering presentations
      - Tips for special occasions speaking (toasts, eulogies, tributes, awards ceremonies)
      - Tips for speaking for political activism/political engagement

      Diversity: Potential Topics Include:
      - Difference Matters: Exploring Cultural Identity
      - Issues related to intersections of identities (race, class, gender, ability, sexual orientation, age)
      - The Disabilities Rights Movement
      - The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Rights Movement
      - Diversity in the Workplace
      - Diversity in Higher Education
      - Diversity in the Classroom
  • Scott Walus, Ph.D.
    • My expertise lies in popular culture and understanding media and mass communication. Some specific areas include reality television, media influence,popular television, celebrity culture, popular music, rock and roll, punk rock, medium theory, new media, consumer culture, and anything else that falls under what we do with media and what media does to us.
  • David Closson
  • T. M. Linda Scholz, Ph.D.
  • Sara Baker

Thank you for your interest in our Speakers Bureau, which is a web-based Directory that provides information to allow you to directly contact a speaker independently after you review the information that is provided. This information is provided by the speakers themselves. The Eastern Illinois University Training and Development department makes no claims as to the accuracy of this information or the status of the professional licenses of any speaker listed in the directory. Use of the names and titles, or any of the information contained in this list, is prohibited without the expressed written consent of the individual speaker.

The identification of any individual in this Speakers' Bureau in no way constitutes an endorsement or guarantee, either express or implied, of the competency, services, performance, or standards of practice of either the individual Speaker, or any business, company, corporation, or organization with which the individual may be affiliated.