Actress And Breast Cancer Survivor
Ann Jillian is a three-time Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actress and singer. Since 1985, she has added motivational speaker to her impressive list of credits, addressing business, medical, professional and women’s groups with her own unique blend of humor and inspiration. Ann’s programs are fun, informative, and flexible to the clients needs.
“If audience’s are not having fun, then the important message got lost!” ... Ann Jillian
Good Housekeeping Magazine named her one of the most admired women of the world. Her prowess extends from the worlds concert halls, to feature film and the Broadway stage; she has starred in over 25 TV movies, and hundreds of other TV appearances. Her TV movie, “The Ann Jillian Story” which recounted her victory over breast cancer was the #1 film of the TV season, but more importantly, it delivered Ann’s message about the hopeful side of breast cancer to it’s millions of viewers. With the birth of her son after cancer, she now adds the title “Working Mom” to her impressive accomplishments. In addition, she is the President of her own production company, 9-J.
Piano Lecture – Ann is always on target with her message of hope; her performance is uplifting and inspirational. Have Ann bring her pianist, and her talk remains a major lecture about life, health, and the joys of motherhood, accentuated with song. (Click on Program Titles to see a description of her lecture programs.)
Experience – When a speaker has a terrific program, and knows how to deliver it in an entertaining way, the result is success! Ann has been performing for over forty years and has been receiving standing ovations as a speaker since 1985.
As Betty Ford once said about Ann Jillian; “Ann’s message is so inspirational. It motivated us to do what we should be doing for ourselves, so as to be happy, healthy, and in love with life and everyone in it.” Getting audiences to feel good about their life is exactly what Ann Jillian does, and in a very entertaining way.
-“Never Had A Bad Day In My Life”
When audiences know that the person speaking to them has been through the toughest of times, both personally and professionally, the speaker can convince the audience that they never really had a “bad” day in their lives. Such realizations help to inspire and motivate those people onward in taking their own life to a more rewarding and satisfying level. Sometimes we get careless and forget the incredible possibilities that wait for us to seek them out. In such cases, Ann is able to help each individual listener focus more on the positive, attainable goals and less on the things that matter least.
-“The Winner In You”
When Ann delivers this motivational lecture and states that “There Is A Winner in every one of you”, audiences at once can see that she truly believes it. Ann has never met a person in whom she could not find potential. While you will laugh heartily at Ann’s comical perspective of those she found more difficult to find “potential” in, the end result will be an audience motivated to identify and develop their own “Winner” from within to the utmost. Belief ignites belief and consumes those in its path with inspiration to rise to the occasion. Gently, humorously, sometimes poignantly, she draws the willing audience out of themselves and into her experiences, rekindling the fire, sometimes forgotten, of their own “belief” in themselves. For example, to a group of new car dealers who were having a bad year, “Ladies and gentlemen, let’s put matters in perspective here. The problem? You’re having a tough time selling a fine automobile that is everything a new car buyer could want. I can relate. My problem? I was an actress fighting for my life against breast cancer and how could I get the TV networks to continue buying shows from me after I lost both my breasts to cancer? Talk about losing your edge! Over kill I’d say! But seriously, I could still act, still deliver a performance, so I got on the old diet routine, polished myself up as best as I could, and confident that I could still deliver the “goods,” I walked into the network meetings and showed them I believed I was every bit as good as I was before. It became clear to me; I believed, so they believed. And Brandon Tartikoff, then president of NBC, must have believed a whole lot because he ordered a TV series, and three TV movies of the week from me! You must still believe in your product and in yourself if you ever expect others to. I’m such an admirer of those great old songs that told us to …(she sings a few bars here) “pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and start all over again!”, and when she sings from her song”The Winner In You”, that ended her acclaimed -“The Ann Jillian Story” movie, audiences go home with a renewed confidence in themselves and their own unique potential.
-“Surviving and Thriving”
“Let’s face it, the one thing we all have in common is the struggle to survive! Finding the recipe to thrive as well as survive in today’s world, is not an easy task for anyone. Sometimes “reinvention” of yourself, your product, may be required. The old fashioned approach of making lemonade from those “lemons” life seems to like to roll our way.” Watching and listening to Ann Jillian as she winds her way through her own numerous reinvention’s, as we find out what worked and what didn’t work in her business and personal life, is a formidable lesson that audiences have applied in their own lives with great success. The focus here is on what’s really important to sustain not just ‘surival’, but a rewarding and fulfilled life. It’s forward to basics and more. She will tell you the contents of her father-in-law “little gray travel case”, that is key to a life of excellence!
-“A Conversation With Ann Jillian”
This is an informal conversation between Ann and the audience that can deal with all of the above or go off in other directions that the sponsor and audience really care about. It’s friendly, informative, fun and can be intimate in most every way. “Up close and personal”...
“Your heartfelt presentation was inspirational and will be long remembered by our audience. The musical numbers were also a big hit, and everybody wanted to hear just one more.”
MR. EUGENE MARKS, JR. V.P. METLIFE
“One of the most exciting projects was when Dr. Jonas Salk insisted on introducing Ann Jillian, when she spoke to our Council of Hope as the Salk Institute. Her name brings star quality and attention to any organization, we raised close to half-million dollars!”
MR. HERBERT G. KLEIN EDITOR IN-CHIEF OF COPLEY NEWS SYNDICATE
“You made us laugh and brought on a tear of joy, but through it all you gave us strength to face our own life challenges”
MS. SHARON DOUGHERTY AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION.
“Ann Jillian’s message is so inspirational. It motivated us to do what we should be doing for ourselves, so as to be happy, healthy, and in love with life and everyone in it”
MRS. BETTY FORD FIRST LADY OF THE UNITED STATES
“Your talk at our spouse luncheon, plus an absolutely superb musical performance at our Chairman’s Banquet gala, were the highlights of the convention. We’ve had great speakers and terrific entertainers over the years, and you topped them all!”
MR. JAMES W. SHUFEIT – CHAIRMAN SNACK FOOD INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION.
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