Motivational Storyteller Eva Grayzel tells a story about veteran who travels the world in a wheelchair to Veterans conferences sharing his story.
During pandemic isolation, there were few distractions as cathartic for me as producing 'covideos,' or Covid video projects. The first was my Rosh Hashana Video for Young Families. Sales for the video did not fund a similar project for Yom Kippur, so I decided to produce the highlight of the video, the Jonah And The [...]
Recalling my Jewish day school years, I frequently felt shamed by my inability to thoroughly understand the content from the Book Of The Prophets or the study of Talmud. I struggled through Jewish study classes taught mostly in Hebrew. When there was a time constraint, my Hebrew teacher would skip over me because I took [...]
From "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" Mr. Rogers met a 14-year-old boy whose cerebral palsy left him unable to walk or barely talk. Rogers asked the boy to pray for him. The boy was thunderstruck. He had been the object of prayers many times, but nobody had asked him to pray for another. [...]
When audiences hear Motivational Speaker Eva Grayzel, a take-away message is 'never give up.'
Emotion is essential to learning. I figured this out in 1987 (almost 20 years ago) when my part-time job was teaching biblical stories in an after-school program while pursuing a career as an actress on Broadway. The curriculum was top-notch. However, each and every week, when asking students to recall the story I told the [...]
When I first started lecturing, my manager would notate how many times I used the word 'um,' 'and' or some other filler. I didn't believe her when she told me I was upwards of 30 'ums' in a one-hour speech. At my next lecture, I began to hear myself use the fillers. As my transitions [...]
At the St Barnabas Hospital Survivorship event at which I was the keynote speaker, I sat next to the Reverend Dr. Valerie Griffin who gave the convocation. After hearing my talk that included some messages about faith, she wished me a happy new year (Jewish). She told me at the hospital, the shofar was sounded. [...]
Canada is a huge country and not too populated so they open their doors to loads of people from all corners of the world who are young enough to add to the work force and hopefully add to the population by starting a family there. My taxi driver from downtown Saskatoon to the airport told [...]
Two years ago, after my lecture for the National Oral Health Conference in Huntsville Alabama, I grabbed some dinner at the hotel restaurant. When I went to pay my bill, the server told me it was taken care of. I inquired by whom. I walked over to the 'lady over there.' Shelly Spoeth, currently a [...]