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What is Best for Your Audience?

There are countless options for the content and type of speech CDR Kilrain presents. She can give a keynote address or fireside chat, inspiring your audience with her personal experiences and insights on leadership and mission success. She can narrate a short movie of her trip to space, including all the fun of working, living, and playing in weightlessness, in addition to the excitement of launch and reentry. She can present a unique geography lesson with photographs taken from space, including a perspective on how Earth has changed in the past 60 years. CDR Kilrain overcame many obstacles on the road to her success; she is candid about her experiences.

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Mission Success

The same teamwork and safety practices astronauts use to safely and successfully complete a mission apply to the corporate world. Anyone desiring to maintain safety while producing a product will find this presentation invaluable.


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Having it All

This presentation is especially inspirational to women's groups. Susan stresses that it is possible to have it all, but not necessarily all at once. She delves into the struggles of being a woman in a male-dominated career and how to cope with the added stress of balancing work and family life.

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Sitting on a Rocket

and I feel fine

This presentation is a dynamic lesson in stress management. What could be more stressful than training 12 hours a day for a year, culminating in sitting on a rocket while all other people are more than 3 miles away to avoid the danger.


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Dare to Dream


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This presentation can be tailored to audiences of all age groups who are interested in what it is like to fly into space. For elementary school groups, an emphasis is placed on the importance of math and science and teamwork. For middle school groups, an emphasis is placed on overcoming personal struggles and living your own life. For high school groups, an emphasis is placed on what it takes to succeed and realize a dream.

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Geography From a

New Perspective

This lesson in geography will impress any audience. They will tour the world and see places from an exciting new perspective. The presentation includes all continents and many different types of landforms, in addition to a visual of the eye-opening changes Earth is undergoing. The lesson can be tailored to any age group.


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 "She was absolutely amazing! So inspiring and funny! Her presentation and pictures were very enjoyable to watch + she had great advice on leadership, empowerment, and women
in the workplace."

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"One of the most interesting and motivating presentations I have ever seen. Her story and its application to leadership and perseverance
was enthralling."

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