Eloise Hanner Presentations:

I am an active and popular speaker in Sarasota.  I generally give book talks of thirty minutes with time afterwards for questions.  I give an informative and entertaining talk, where the listeners will learn something and enjoy themselves.  Many of the groups below have heard talks on Afghanistan or The Big Ride but have not heard my talk on my newest book, Posted in Paraguay.  Talks available:

The First Big Ride—A Woman’s Journey—the story of my husband’s and my cross country bicycle ride

Letters from Afghanistan—Letters home from our first Peace Corps assignment in Afghanistan

Posted in Paraguay—The story of our return to the Peace Corps at middle-age

Please see the book section for more description and information on these books.

Speaking Reviews: 

First Methodist Church:  You were fabulous!  Your talk last evening at the First United Methodist Church was fantastic, fun, informative.  Thank you.

AAUW:  On behalf of the members of the Sarasota Branch AAUW, I thank you for your excellent presentation …Your speech was both entertaining and informative.  …I spoke with many members and heard nothing but rave reviews.  We laughed and we learned.

Sunnyside Village: Thank you, thank you, thank you from the Arts Committee and an enthralled audience for your engaging presentation on Afghanistan last evening.  You had it all: great delivery, pertinent facts, humor, human interest and perfect timing.  Yours was a lasting highlight for us all.

St. Thomas More Women’s Club:    Your presentation was phenomenal.  You were so vivacious and dynamic.  The members in the audience were mesmerized by your rendition of the history of Afghanistan.

Gulf Gate Library: Thank you for a most entertaining and informative talk on Wednesday.  Every single request was filled out and all said EXCELLENT.  You cannot improve on that!

Previous Sarasota Speaking Engagements:

  • Gulf Gate Library
  • Jacaranda Trace—twice
  • Bay Village—twice
  • AAUW
  • Phi Beta Kappa Lunch Group
  • Retired Fed. Workers Assoc.
  • Unifem
  • Welcome Club of Sarasota
  • Alums Club of Sarasota
  • Delta Gamma
  • United Methodist Women
  • St. Thomas Catholic Church Women’s Club–twice
  • Great Decisions Group
  • Designer Women
  • The Ivy League Club
  • Bird Key Yacht Club
  • Encore of Sarasota
  • Aston Gardens
  • Palms Singles Club
  • On the Go Club
  • Sarasota Power Squadron
  • Sunnyside Village–twice
  • Oakleaf Bookclub
  • Foxwood Condominium Assoc.
  • The Meadows Country Club—twice
  • Humanists of Venice
  • Rotary Clubs: Sunset, Englewood, W. Bradenton, Lemon Bay, Lakewood Ranch, Palmetto, S. Bradenton, Bahia Vista
  • Kiwanis:   Siesta Key, Downtown, Bradenton, Red Lobster, Venice.

 National Presentations:

Women Outdoors Annual Conference—Massachusetts

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