Thank you for your interest in having me speak at your upcoming event. I travel from Nashville, Tennessee and am available to speak at church, community, and women’s events as well as film festivals, writers conferences, and podcast events throughout the southeast and midwest states.
In addition to these suggested sessions, I’m more than willing to tailor a presentation specifically for your event. I’ll work within your budget and do everything I can to make it happen for you.
All God’s Women
Whatever the theme of your next retreat or conference, there’s a woman in the Bible whose story goes along with that theme. I LOVE sharing the ancient stories of Bible women and bringing them to life with applications for modern women. Whether it’s one short session or an entire weekend, I can entertain your ladies with powerful stories and truths as we pour through the pages of the Bible, reviewing familiar stories or discovering new women.
Power Prayer Retreat
If you’re looking to UNPLUG from the world and PLUG into your true source of POWER, this is the event for you. As a Florida native who’s weathered numerous hurricanes, I apply storm stories to the subject of prayer. This is a hands on event that includes not only teaching about prayer, and reading scripture about prayer, but putting that knowledge to use with plenty of focused individual and group prayer sessions.
Storms are Coming: Are you Prepared?
It’s only a matter of time before storms come into our lives. Are we taking the necessary precautions of building a storm shelter, knowing where to put our faith, and getting rid of those projectiles in our lives that can pose a danger during the storm?
In the Midst of the Storm
The winds may blow and the rains pour down, but in the eye of a hurricane we can find perfect peace. How can we find that peace when the storms are raging around us?
After the Storm
Once the storm passes, we’re never the same. We’re stronger. We’re made better. Once we weather a storm, we’re called to share our story and help those who find themselves in the path of upcoming storms.
Pray for Rain; Carry an Umbrella
It takes faith to pray for rain during a drought, but not only must we pray for rain, we must carry an umbrella. We need to pray with expectation knowing that nothing is impossible with God.
Each of the prayer retreat sessions can stand alone as breakout sessions as well as being combined for a powerful prayer retreat your group won’t soon forget.
Reels and Heels Women’s Events
If The Shoe Fits
Do you ever feel like a sensible loafer in a high heeled world? Do you long to wear strappy sandals but God has called you to tennis shoe tasks? This is my signature speech where I share firsthand stories of my journey as a filmmaker as I struggled to find the right shoes for the journey God had in store for me. Let me help you discover for yourself the joy that comes in finding God’s will for your life and the peace that comes from wearing shoes that fit. This can be combined with any of my movies for a Reels, Heels, and a Meal event.
When You’re Shaking In Your Shoes
Fear is something we all deal with. If we’re not careful, it will consume us and paralyze us. In this talk, I remind women that God is bigger than anything we have to fear. This presentation ties in with Summer of ’67 and can be used for a Reels, Heels, and a Meal women’s movie event.
Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop
Waiting. No one enjoys it, yet it’s a vital step in our walk with God. The Bible is filled with men and women who had to wait years, sometimes decades, for God to answer their prayers. In this talk, I explain why a waiting period is so important and discusses how to make the most of our waiting time. This talk ties in with the theme of Providence, and can be used as a Reels, Heels, and a Meal women’s movie event.
Put Yourself In My Shoes
We all know someone who’s particularly hard to love. We need to remember, though, that those hardest to love are the ones who need love the most. In this talk, I stress the importance of loving our neighbors and what happens when we put ourselves in their shoes. This presentation ties in with Flowers for Fannie and can be used as part of a Reels, Heels, and a Meal movie event.
Each of the shoe themed talks can stand on their own, or combine them for a Reels and Heels women’s retreat.
Check out my weekly podcast where I work my way through the Bible one woman at a time. Available on your favorite podcast platform.
Speaking Topics for Writer’s Conferences
Screenwriting 101– An introduction to the art and technique of writing for film. This is perfect for anyone who’s dreamed of writing a screenplay but has no previous experience.
Screenwriting 202 – An advanced screenwriting class geared for those writers who know the basics but want to know how to give their scripts an added edge.
Turning Your Book Into a Screenplay – You’ve got this great book, but now how do you translate it to show well on the big screen? Learn the differences between storytelling for books and storytelling for film. Discover the fun of showing a story and see how that can help in the telling of a story.
Visual Storytelling – Mise-en-scene is a film term that refers to the visual theme of a movie. In this class, I show how to apply the film techniques of cast, costume, composition, color, and creativity to your book in order to take it to a new level.
Speaking Topics for Film Events
Visual Storytelling – After writing and directing two silent feature films, Sharon learned how to tell a story without using a line of dialogue and applies that knowledge to a traditional movie. Once you master visual storytelling, your scripts will take on a whole new level.
How to Give Your Microbudget Movie a Million Dollar Look – Sharon teaches how to use casting, costumes, composition, and creativity to give your low budget movie a Hollywood look.
Marketing for Movies –
Branding From the Beginning – how you set the tone from the first casting notice;
When Talent Isn’t Enough – how to get the cast involved in promoting the movie;
Ready, Set, Share – how to build awareness through the filming process;
Keeping the Excitement – how to market during the dry phase of post-production;
We’ve Got a Date – how to build momentum leading up to release date;
Keep it Going – how to keep marketing when you’ve long lost enthusiasm.
Speaking Topics for Podcast Events
Storytelling for Podcasters – Using her background as a screenwriter, Sharon shares how storytelling techniques can be applied to podcasts of all types. Techniques include story structure, character, conflict, tone, and theme, as well as the most important storytelling rule – Don’t bore the audience!
How to be the Perfect Guest – As a blogger and video podcaster, Sharon has interviewed hundreds of individuals. As a filmmaker, she used podcast tours to promote the release of new movies. In this session Sharon shares the crucial steps a guest should make before, during, and after each interview in order to maximize the promotion possibilities.
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