For a meeting planner, the decision on a speaker is one of the most important you can make. And usually it’s on someone you’ve never met or even heard speak. That’s why it’s key to bring someone in who has a wealth of experience from grand ballrooms, larger auditoriums to small breakout sessions both in the USA and international settings: Asia, Africa, Europe, Oceania and North and South America.

Karen Judd Smith is a professional speaker. Her job is to make you look great and to deliver a world-class presentation.

Hundreds of event planners have trusted Karen to inspire, motivate, train, and educate their audiences and Karen has delivered her talks with an unprecedented 100% satisfaction rate.

"Karen will never be accused of thinking small."

Douglas Johnston, Founder, International Center for Religion and Diplomacy

“This will impact the many areas of my work..."

… lobbying, public relations, as a businessman, development practitioner, project management, and 3rd sector activist.”

Otunba ‘Dele Ajayi-Smith, African Citizens Development Foundation, United Kingdom

"Precise, clear, well timed, excellent examples that blew me away."

You’ve pulled together a great deal of information and made it accessible for practical use.
Chaplain Marilyn Morris, Dublin Methodist and Grady Memorial Hospitals, USA

For Meeting Planners

Here are some answers to common questions about your meetings…




One (1) refundable airline ticket will be provided by the hiring company / association. Fuel reimbursement only for local events.


Hotel accommodations should be made at or near the event site for the evening before the event (2 nights if the meeting is late afternoon / evening or international). We would be happy to make arrangements, if needed.


Transportation to / from the airport and the event site should be reimbursed.


Karen will go out of her way to make sure that there are no issues. You will get no surprises or exorbitant bills. She knows that your reputation is on the line and she will be looking to make it even better.





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If you would like to invite Karen to keynote your event, call +1 209-920-7088 or send us an email.

I Also Give Hands-On Workshops & Talks

Let me customize my next generation training  to ensure your organization gets the greatest boost and benefit. 

Karen Judd Smith | Global Development Enterprise
39 California Street, Valley Springs, CA 95252
Phone: +1-209-920-7088