author guest speaker resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -

Adept at delivering small, informal talks and large group presentations for more than 100 guests at places such as meeting, library and informational events at a variety of locations with the use of visual aids. I possess excellent planning and relationship-building skills and am very "people oriented," and easy to converse with. Proficient at Medical Coding and Billing, Medical Terminology.

  • Public speaking
  • Networking
  • Master of Ceremony
  • Program leadership
  • Research proficiency
  • Social media management
  • Inventory management
  • Organization
  • Project organization
  • MS Office
  • Problem resolution
  • Communications
  • Customer service
  • Invoice generation
  • Business operations
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Coding using both ICD-10-PCS and ICD-10-CS
06/2005 to Current
Author/Guest Speaker Relx Group Omaha, NE,
  • Traveled up to 10 days each month delivering talks and informational meetings about my published book, entitiled, "Additionally Speaking," A Chronological History of the Sears, Roebuck & Co. Homes Saga in Carlinville, Illinois. I delivered these talks and meetings at schools, colleges, clubs, historical societies, libraries, etc. and other various locations throughout central Illinois.
03/1993 to 03/2007
Reporter Publicis Groupe Sa Feasterville Trevose, PA,
  • Interviewed sources, contacts and leads to gather information for stories to be published in the newspaper. I also produced my own photos and performed other work at the newspaper involving production, printing, ad layout, film development, running folding machines, print machines,copiers, cutting machines, stapling machines, collating and more.
06/2001 to 11/2004
Manager CarlinVilla Motel City, STATE,
  • Booked large groups of people for weddings, seminars, conferences and other events and offered the best available room rates.
  • Mentored all new employees, demonstrating best methods for servicing clients and guests.
  • Handled guest complaints in most effective manner possible and offered complimentary services for hardship cases.
  • Assisted guests at check-in, providing information on various services within the hotel.
  • Directed all day-to-day operations of the CarlinVilla Motel facility to provide safe and enjoyable guest experience.
  • Prepared food and making it available at continental breakfast station in the breakfast room where items were kept fully stocked and area always kept clean and well supplied.
  • Managed housekeeping and front desk agents, supervising personnel in issue resolution and check-in process.
  • Transferred and received funds both to and from all of the world via Western Union.
  • Processed and deposited large sums and made daily deposits.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/1980 to to
: Journalism, Print
Lewis And Clark Community College - Godfrey, IL
Expected in to to
: Data Processing
Blackburn College - Carlinville, IL
Expected in 06/2019 to to
Career Diploma: Medical Coding & Billing Specialist
Ashworth College - Norcross, GA
Expected in 06/2020 to to
Certification: Medical Coding & Billing Specialist
National Health Career Association - ,
  • Produced, researched, wrote and edited a book.
  • Spoke and hosted engaging talks to large and small audiences and was asked to host return talks on many occasions.
  • My husband, David, and I restored a large historic home from the basement up and opened for tourism for over two decades.
  • Raised two boys who went on to college and graduated with BAs.
  • Have been married to the love of my life for 39 years.
  • Pride myself on acquiring skills that allow me to be able to adapt and handle stressful situations with ease.
  • Lastly, I went back to college at age 58 to study Medical Coding and Billing and passed it with a 4.0 GPA.
Activities and Honors
  • Known as a well respected reporter and author.
  • Voted - "Woman of the Year" by the Business and Professional Women's Association.
  • Voted - "Woman of the Year" by our hometown Chamber of Commerce.
  • Our restored home was listed on the, National Register of Historic Places.
  • Was considered an expert in Sears, Roebuck & Co. Honor Built Homes by Sears, Roebuck & Co.
  • Provided expert testimony and evidence in lawsuits involving Honor Built Homes and their contents for law firms employed by Sears, Roebuck & Co.
  • Have been the subject of feature articles in many newspapers, magazines and TV shows, including, Associated Press, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Reliance Historic Homes, State Journal Register, NBC, CBS, WICS, Illinois Adventures, CNBC, Midwest Living and many more.
Additional Information
  • Possess excellent skills and knowledge in performance of guest speaking, time management, use of visual aids. Possess skills in use of both Macintosh and Windows based systems. Also have experience in guided tourism, business management, inventory and tax records.
  • Experienced in Microsoft Word, Spreadsheet, Microsoft Windows, Windows Applications, Windows Media, Media Websites, Social Media Websites, Adobe, Adobe Photoshop, Printshop, Cloud, Roxio, Norton, McAfee.
  • Experienced in Macintosh, Macintosh Desktop, Macintosh Desktop Publishing, Apple, Apple Operating Systems, Apple Based Programs.
  • Experienced in the use of all types of Industrial Printing Equipment.
  • Experienced in computer repair.
  • Excellent at meeting required deadlines.
  • Experienced working in floor sales at Wal-Mart, Dollar General, IGA and various other part time sales positions.
  • Experienced in phone sales at Olan Mills, Jaycees, Wagner Insurance Agency, Freehill Insurance Agency.

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School Attended

  • Lewis And Clark Community College
  • Blackburn College
  • Ashworth College
  • National Health Career Association

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  • Reporter
  • Manager


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