edie-hand_speaking-topicsA highly sought-after professional speaker, Edie shares her extraordinary stories of tragedy and triumph with hundreds of audiences each year. Edie’s motivating presentations capture her broad range of experiences including growing up around her cousin, Elvis Presley, facing and beating cancer three times, succeeding in network television, and developing and growing a successful business. As the co-author of the book, ‘Women of True Grit‘, Edie’s message is a recipe for living and facing life’s challenges head on. It always engages and motivates audiences to recognize life is the string on which we hang our pearls and teaches us how to recognize them in all areas of our life.

Here are some of the current topics that Edie Hand speaks about on her presentations.


Topic 1:
How to Mop With Your Pearls On

Click to View the Video of Edie Hand’s Presentation at Vestavia Hills Prayer Breakfast

A Guide to Finding Optimism And How to Renew One’s Emotions 

Your attitude towards situations every day can make all the difference. Edie shares some of her personal, inspirational and humorous stories that show the benefits of building your string of pearls, which are guides to healing one’s brokenness. The String is your life and the Pearls represent your unique necklace. Edie’s stories will define what each of the Pearl colors represents to better help you understand your passion, help build more perseverance, and leave you with a positive projection of your life.  Faith is a powerful element of the presentation so components may include scripture (depending on venue) to let you know you are not alone in building your pearls of life.  You will leave knowing you have the grit to do hard things.  Edie’s story is your story.


cancer-unexpected-giftTopic 2:  Cancer the Unexpected Gift
How to Live Well Through Health Challenges 

After numerous battles with cancer and living with chronic illness, Edie Hand knows faith, the right attitude, and the support of friends and family, and came to understand the touch of unseen hands was critical in beating this disease.

This program is based on her and Dr. Daugherty’s book of stories about average people and their common bond; the enemy of cancer and the subsequent suffering associated with it.  Conquering cancer is not done necessarily by surviving disease free, but by finding benefit in the experiences. Extraordinary lessons are to be learned from ordinary people – not in dying, but in living. These stories teach us to live a meaningful life.  You too can do hard things!


Topic 3:  The ABC’s of Persuasive Selling with Etiquette in Customer Service

Book-Cover-ABC-frontA guide to measuring healthy relationships. Learn how to build healthy powerful relationships that improve your life, on and off the job. The ABC’s of Selling with Etiquette highlights and provides a foundation for positive relationships that are invaluable to all leaders. Edie shares how to identify your style of personality, understand others’ styles, identify areas of conflict, and take advantage of strengths to work and engage with people in a more effective fashion. Our focus on etiquette in selling gives salespeople a reliable and proven strategy for all sorts of selling situations. This is a dynamic program for businesses or associations that can be customized to meet the needs of individual organizations.  Edie’s books are available for company or association branding.


Topic 4:  The Rides
From Graceland to God’s Amazing Grace

vulcanmedia-movieposterEdie shares the film “The Last Ride” which is based on her true story “The Last Christmas Ride.”  The story of a sister’s love for her three young brothers will take you on a ride that could help you apply some lessons of love to your life.  Edie also shares highlights of the gathered pearls of hope from her grandmother Alice which helped her through the many trials she faced in her life.

The film and presentation help the audience to understand how to turn hard things into beautiful situations.  See how you too can find hope in paying life forward with a focus on faith, family, and friends. 

Customized workshops and other speaking topics are available. Please inquire.


Topic 5: Guts & Grits 
Tools to find the courage to thrive during tough times. 

Learn how to change your behavior so you can find a deeper commitment and knowledge of the Saving Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ while feeling empowered with hope and healing through the direction of the Holy Spirit for the glory of God. You will find the Guts to get your Grit on! 


Here is a short video with some highlights of Edie’s speaking and television performances and appearances.

Edie Hand Highlights from Edie Hand on Vimeo.

For information on speaking engagements contact Edie Hand.

Click here to download and print a list of Edie’s current speaking topics   (PDF)