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Yes! I do speaking engagements. I am available to host/emcee your event or speak to your group or organization about humor writing.

I have done approximately eight trillion presentations in my corporate life -- to trade show audiences, investors, media, clients and volunteers for large national associations.

Additionally, I have some actual training:

Adjunct Faculty Member, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA, campus
  • I was hired to teach Public Relations in Fall 2015, but since I've moved from consulting to a full-time corporate job I will not be able to teach this semester (sad trombone)
Adjunct Faculty Member (really!), University of Phoenix, Reston, VA, campus
  • I taught a Marketing class sometime in the early 2000s. (Note that I am not including the year I taught here, so you cannot question the value of your degree if you had me as a professor. Who are we kidding? It's the University of Phoenix...I think we all know the value of your degree.)                   
Media Training, Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs, Fairfax, VA 

Media Training, The ProMarc Agency, Washington, DC     

Media Training, Ready for Media, Santa Monica, CA

Presentation Training, Sherry Moreau Presentation Positives
Dale Carnegie Course – Recipient of Outstanding Performance, Vision, and Crashing Through awards; second place for Highest Achievement award (I was voted "best speech" one night after referring to myself as a "big, fat liar" during my talk. This is completely true.)

Dale Carnegie High Impact Presentations Course

I've also taken some stand-up comedy and improv classes...and I can juggle.

Contact me for more information, availability and rates: Kathleen Canedo

(My contract rider is a little on the "high-maintenance" side, so budget some extra time for that in your planning.)

Speaking engagements I've done and have planned:

September 17, 2016 - Judge for the chili dog-eating contest at Chillin' on Church, Vienna, VA - POSTPONED until July 4, 2017 (While I love the Town of Vienna, sometimes getting things like a chili dog eating contest approved for a different date and time requires an insane amount of bureaucracy. Although, to be fair, the Chillin' on Church chili dog eating contest is rather controversial and divisive.)

May 2, 2015 - Announcer for the dog fashion show at the Reston Pet Fiesta in Reston, VA

March 22, 2014 - Co-host for the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter Auction. This time with Meredith Forbes, who most recently appeared on stage in a skit with Colin Quinn at the Writer's Guild Awards East in New York City.

July 12, 2013 -
 Co-host with the fabulous and inimitable Stacey Kane at the 1st annual Vienna Volunteer Fire Department firefighter auction. Stacey is a former radio show host and a current social media guru. We roasted firefighters (not literally...though I am enjoying the irony), we did shtick, and we had a blast -- while raising a ton of money for the fire department.

March 1, 2013 - Pinnacle Academy: Read books to the lower and upper schools in celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday/Read Across America Day

October 25, 2012 - Amy's Army, Vale Schoolhouse. A clip from that event:

August 30, 2012 - Oakton Patch "Meet the Columnists" event at the Oakton Wine Shop.

May 10, 2012 - Vale Club, which raised a tiny fraction of a percentage of  A MILLION DOLLARS for FamilyPASS. A clip from that event: