Lori’s presentations to community, civic groups, parent groups and faith-based groups are like having coffee with a good friend. Her commentary offers wit, warmth and humor. Lori works with groups of all sizes, tailoring each message to individual audiences.
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FOR CIVIC GROUPS
All Stressed Up and No Place To Go
In times of stress, laughter may be your best defense. Lori Borgman unpacks a humorous arsenal from the promises of aromatherapy to debunking the myth that women nag.
My Memory is Shot, All I Retain Now is Water
A look at the lighter side – the side without mayo and fat grams – at aging. With wit and humor, insight and grace, Lori leads a humorous and poignant romp through the ups and downs, outright shock waves, delights and milestones of getting older.
I Was a Better Mother Before I Had Kids
Lori had a vision of motherhood in B.C. (before children) but it turned out her vision was a Norma Rockwell vision. She discovered that reality comes with shades of Stephen King. A humorous and poignant reflection on the most exhausting and marvelous job a woman ever has.
The Death of Common Sense
Based on Lori’s obituary for common sense that went viral having been published in 11 countries and translated into seven languages. Lori explores the demise of common sense as well as practical ways to resuscitate it.
It begins with a simple string of outdoor lights. Then the lights cry out for a wreath, the wreath screams for a red plaid bow, and giant candy canes would sure look nice at the end of the driveway. Before you know it, you are gift wrapping the mailbox and winding tinsel around the luggage rack on the mini-van. Lori examines the insanity of holidaze bound by family celebrations and holiday traditions.
FOR FAITH-BASED GROUPS
Glow in the Dark
We know Christians are to let their lights shine but what exactly does that look like? Join Lori as she unpacks the sometimes cryptic, but always beautiful, Beatitudes to understand how we are to glow in the dark.
A humorous introduction at the temptations women face is followed by a serious study of the anatomy of temptation, a look at the way our culture romanticizes sin and the Biblical response to temptation.
We all inherit legacies and we all leave them. This presentation provides groundwork for thinking biblically about legacy and looks at legacies handed down to all of us through scripture.
A Silent Night
In the midst of the shopping, cooking, planning, decorating, gift wrapping, light stringing, wreath hanging, candle lighting, ornament unpacking, merriment making, anticipating (not to mention near exhaustion), can you really find one Silent Night? Lori Borgman thinks so. Well, she’s 99% sure.
FOR MOTHERS GROUPS
Pass the Faith, Please
Children do not live by macaroni and cheese alone. Discover how to relay the important components of faith throughout the ordinary moments of everyday life.
Different By Design: Raising Sons
Confusion on raising boys continues to grow in our culture. Join Lori for an entertaining and encouraging look at the unique abilities, needs and wonder of boys.
Different By Design: Raising Daughters
Confusion on raising girls continues to grow in our culture. Join Lori for an entertaining and encouraging look at the unique abilities, needs and wonder of girls.
Teaching Character and Common Sense
How to nurture character and virtue in your child by the nature of conversation and the very words we use.
The Fine Art of Miscommunication
Some people spend years perfecting the fine art of communication. Lori Borgman has found it’s a lot less work to miscommunicate. From the speaker in the drive-through lane at Burger King to talking with the husband or the kids, she manages to be misunderstood on a fairly regular basis. Nobody has a 100 percent batting average though, sooner or later you’re destined to hit one straight. This humorous look at how not to communicate also looks at how to get it right.
Glow in the dark
What others are saying:
“It was ABSOLUTELY the BEST THING the Prop has done. She was fast-paced. She was funny, poignant, philosophical. Everybody who was there was so upbeat and positive after her presentation.” — Pegg Kennedy, The Propylaeum
“Lori was wonderful she made us laugh for over an hour – and occasionally we had tears in our eyes. Lori captivated our audience of 1400 who proclaimed this event ‘the best ever!'” — Town Hall Lecture Series, Fargo, North Dakota
“Your talk was just what the doctor ordered and I heard so many raves after! Thank you!” — Low Country Orphanage Relief, Charleston, S.C.
“Thank you for making our Town Hall Series a great success! Your talk was very humorous while being most insightful and touching. All of us were impressed with your warm personality and feel that you are a true friend of the Margaret Waterman Alumnae Group.” –Margaret Waterman Alumnae Group, University of Michigan