Green Herring Hosts Art Show

Green Herring Art & Framing at the Green Fish Gallery in Beaufort, SC will host Jan Spencer and Natalie Daise in a special exhibit opening with a reception March 15. The show opening from 6 pm – 9 pm is business casual dress. The public is invited to meet the artists on Saturday March 16  from 2 pm – 7 pm. For details call 843.379.1122.

Among the diverse art, see Jan’s signature piece, beautifully framed at Green Herring, “they joined hands,” and Natalie’s “Nothing is too wonderful” cabinet.




Hank D. Herring, owner of the gallery, and Ida Valentine will have new work on exhibit also. See more about Hank’s work in the recent February issue of Iconic magazine. Ask him about new boxes created from found wood recycled into unique and usable art objects.



painted fabric art by Ida Valentine

All of these talented professionals work in mixed media, and the original collages and found materials are sometimes surprising. The wide variety of styles and expressions also offers a wide price range with something for any taste.

Take a virtual tour of the Green Fish gallery.

Follow our company Facebook page for more views of their art and additional news of upcoming events.

Jan and Natalie both are also speakers and entertainers featured with Speakers International and are available anywhere in the world. Follow our blog for more event news, or contact us to schedule a show or host a program at your location.

We Be Women

Meet a few of our featured artists, authors and speakers at the “We Be Women Artists” March 2013 month-long exhibit during Women’s History Month at Penn Center, Beaufort, SC.

Mothers Little Helper by Marie D Lewis“Mother’s Little Helper” by Marie D. Lewis, artist, speaker, trainer


DSC_0233Patricia Bee, speaker, educator, author of Mama’s Pearls and Try’UmSee’s Wings

Contact us to host these and more talented presenters and artists at your location.

Confederate History Author to Speak at Calabash Gallery


Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will feature author David Reavis at the next Coffee With the Authors presentation Thursday, March 7 from 10 to 11 a.m. Coffee, tea and breakfast treats will be served.

Formerly a treasury professional, Reavis retired from N.C. State Government in 2011 after 36 years of service, at which time Governor Beverly Perdue bestowed upon him the prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine award.

After retiring, Reavis decided to write a historical novel about his family during the Civil War. He has been doing genealogy research for over 35 years. He grew up in the Reavis Homeplace located in Vance County, N.C., built by Samuel Reavis in 1789, which is the basis of his book. In writing his first historical novel, the author says he was inspired by the resilience of the human spirit demonstrated by his ancestors who endured and survived one of the most horrific periods of America’s history. While the book focuses on his own ancestors, the experiences and emotions are universal to any family whose relatives have gone off to fight.

Sunset River Marketplace is a 10,000 square-foot gallery showcasing artists from both North and South Carolina. Almost 200 artists are represented in a broad range of style and genre. Visitors to the gallery are invited to enjoy gourmet coffee, tea and treats while viewing the many works on display.

Included in the space are a full service custom-framing department, a pottery studio, art classrooms for ongoing classes and national workshops, and a regional book section.

Coffee With the Authors events are free to the public; however seating is limited so reservations are required. Call 910.575.5999 to reserve seats.

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW in Calabash, N.C. Winter hours are Tuesday through Saturday,10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Starting in April, the gallery will reopen on Mondays.

For additional information, visit the website at

Harriet Tubman Remembered

Meet Natalie Daise in her original one-woman dramatic performance “Becoming Harriet Tubman.” This is especially relevant on this 100th anniversary of Tubman’s death.

Contact Speakers International to Schedule Natalie for your event. She also presents A Tribute to the Civil Rights Movement as well as keynotes and workshops on storytelling, creativity and feeling good.

A Tribute To The Civil Rights Movement

Natalie DaiseA Tribute To The Civil Rights Movement

Feb 28, 2013 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Natalie Daise
Penn Center’s Darrah Hall, Beaufort, SC
Natalie Daise will perform a soulful tribute to the Civil Rights Movement. You probably know “Miss Natalie” on Gullah Gullah Island of Nick, Jr. the mother who with a song on her lips and a smile on her face, solves all the problems and loves all the children.
After the performance, attendees can visit the York W. Bailey Museum to view the exhibit: “Civil Rights Through The Lens of Cecil Williams”.
Tickets Purchased At Event: $25.00/Adult & $10.00/Student
Tickets Include Museum Entry & Light Refreshments
Contact Speakers International for Natalie’s programs at your location. 

Stress Guru Presents in Dubai

Carol Spiers is an international stress management and employee well-being consultant. She helps groups learn how to bounce back from stressful situations created by competitive jobs and work demands. Her recent book is Show Stress Who’s Boss!

She will be speaking in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar in February. 

Wednesday 13th February:  DIC Excellence Series:  1 – 2.30 p.m.  DIC #3, Thuraya Hall

Contact:  Rekha –

Wednesday 13th February:  Toastmasters:  Speak-a-Thon.  6 – 8 p.m. DIC #3, Thuraya Hall.  Contact: Manuel:

Wednesday 20th February:  Intelligent SME Workshops:  Ritz Carlton. DIFC.

4 – 6 p.m.  Contact Sandhya:

Saturday 23rd February:  Women’s Public Speaking Masterclass:  Holiday Inn, Al Barsha.  9 – 5 p.m.  Contact:  Sam –  Only a few places remaining.

Carol writes a weekly column for Gulf News.

Are you resilient? If you need some help, let us know and we can schedule Carol for your team.



Grumps is 106 years young…and he travels sometimes with Rob Hartley who is an international speaker as well as author. Rob has a mission to bring awareness to those with life challenges.

Recently I watched PBS News Hour Channel with Judy Woodruff Anchor StoryAbout hearing a call for hiring those with disabilities.

Rob stopped by… As he was heading to fly out and speak in Washington. You will never guess who might be some of his interesting traveling companions that may have TSA not sure what they were seeing as baggage went through…Brian, Emily and Rabbit Sign Language Dolls plus Grumps. I took their photos before he headed to the airport to his speaking event.

Sign language dolls a hit!

Tidbits about Rob Hartley
International Speaker
Author of “Love of My Pet” being released in a few weeks by Morgan James Publishing

Rob Hartley is “THE ULTIMATE OUT OF THE BOX EXPERT”…Not Any Ordinary Guy!

 Author
 Entrepreneur
 Motivational Speaker
 Started an All Blind Bowling League who became National Champions
 Creates Licensed Characters
 Mastermind behind the Sign Language Dolls Project donated to Deaf Schools across the Nation on Valentine’s Day
 Writes the Blog for Thelma The Guide Dog website
 Ventriloquist
 Heart for those with Disabilities

Meet Rob Hartley

Living Happy

Meet our motivational speaker Dr. LaSharnda Beckwith who hosts “Living Happy Every Day” Saturdays weekly on LA Talk Radio as she interviews more of our featured presenters:

Roslyn Franken, speaker, radio host, author The A List: 9 Guiding Principles for Healthy Eating and Positive Living

Wilson Casey, “The Trivia Guy” Guinness World Record Holder

Mahoganee, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur “The Impact of Music on People’s Lives”

Tony Lo Bianco, actor “Little Flower”

Sharon May, speaker, author “Feng Shui”

Rocky Fretz, pianist, composer, recording artist

Ken Wallace, author Your Better Self: A Simple Guide to Where You Want To Be

Susanna Barlow, author What Peace There May Be

Tony Lo Bianco Interview

Dr. LaSharnda Beckwith interviews Tony Lo Bianco on “Living Happy Every Day” on LA Talk Radio. Listen here!

Learn more about Tony and his impressive acting background. Meet Dr. LaSharnda and more professional speakers, entertainers and artists in her weekly show featuring uplifting and empowering messages.

Tony’s new one-man show “The Little Flower” is coming soon to a theater in New York. Time to buy tickets now!

Trivia Party with Wilson Casey

Not just Trivia,
but Trivia with the Guinness World Record Holder!


 Bring Friends!   Fun Time!

 August 1

Liquid Assets Bistro

7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

FREE to Play!
Teams or Individual!  Prizes Galore!
2 South Main St., Inman, SC
Reservations Accepted: (864) 473-0101
Great Food!   Adult Beverages!
Big Event: 3 Rooms and Nice Bar Area!

Practice by reading Wilson’s daily trivia column in the Spartanburg Herald-Journal (pg A2) and over 500 others, and/or join!   Truly gain an edge!

Full Slate of Guinness World Record Holder Appearances!