Expert Spotlight: Jayne Gnadt

Jayne Gnadt, a seasoned professional with an extensive background in project management, is also an energizing and memorable keynote speaker who shared some insightful gems with us in this interview.

What’s your favorite topic(s) to present on? Why?

I love to speak on motivational and rather “edgy” topics because my greatest thrill from a speaking perspective is to have everyone laughing and smiling from ear to ear!

3 words that describe your presentation style:

Energizing, Fun, Engaging

What’s the most unusual location (or circumstances) you’ve presented in?

I’m actually getting ready to facilitate a class in Broken Bow, Neb., at the country club as there isn’t any other place in town large enough to hold a class for 25 people!!

Tell us about a presentation experience that went wrong:

I was keynote speaking in front of a very large audience at a fancy conference and my mother Skyped me and appeared on the huge Trinitron screen behind me! One of the funniest, embarrassing and great learning experiences for all. I still tell stories about that experience in many of my classes and keynotes!

Do you have a favorite quote? What/why?

Life should not be a journey to the grave with intention of arriving safely, in an attractive well-preserved body. But rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming Woohoo! — I love this because it describes how I love to live my life – to the fullest, full of energy and enjoying the ride!

Tell us a recent book you’ve read and would recommend:

“Left to Tell” by Immaclee Ilibagiza.  It’s a story of survival and faith that changed my entire outlook on life and provided amazing inspiration.

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