“A note to thank you so very much for speaking at the [American Cancer Society] Regional Vice Presidents Conference. . .Your presentation message and delivery were both perfect! . . .Your message is so relevant to so many individuals I come in contact with daily. I will continue to share your message for years to come.”
– Gloria Jetter, Regional Executive Director, South Atlantic Division/Maryland Region
Lori Hope has spoken about keeping hope alive, the importance of communicating compassionately with those who are most vulnerable, and other issues, at dozens of gatherings of health care professionals, cancer patients and caregivers, civic groups, businesses, and organizations, including the American Cancer Society, the Northern California Cancer Center and Stanford University, Google, the UCLA Ted Mann Cancer Center, Tulane University School of Medicine and Cancer Center, the International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, the American Lung Association of Michigan and the Karmanos Cancer Institute, the Tavis Smiley Foundation, the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley , the University of California San Francisco and the John Muir Health Foundation. [See Hope’s Speaker Reel, on YouTube, or view a 5:00 excerpt from “Playing the HOPE CARD Through Cancer and Beyond.“]
Hope has also appeared on dozens of television and radio broadcasts and in newspapers and magazines as a spokesperson and expert in subjects including compassionate communication, cigarette addiction and cessation, and lung cancer awareness and screening.
What Audiences Say About Lori Hope
Lori Hope is a powerful motivational and public speaker. I was not just stimulated, but galvanized by her presentation. A cancer survivor herself, she draws on a reserve of heartfelt experience, melded with a loving, compassionate, and generous personality. She is a natural communicator, with intuitive knowledge of how patients, health professionals, and the general public can best understand each other.
-Howard Maccabee, PhD, MD, Community Radiation Oncologist, Clinical Faculty UCSF, Director, John Muir Health Foundation
Lori is a terrific speaker — passionate, candid, down to earth, witty — and she speaks from the heart. She moves easily from talking about her experiences or stories from her book to the audience, graciously incorporating it all into an uplifting and honest speech that everyone can resonate with. I have heard her speak on a few occasions and always walk away with new ways to communicate with others with more compassion and understanding.
-Mimi Roth, University of California San Francisco Comprehensive Cancer Center
The event on November 1st has been considered our best event for the Cancer Center. Know that this comment speaks VOLUMES. Multiple people spoke of the evening and the speaker (that’s you) with such awe and high regard for our advocacy efforts!! So from the bottom of my heart- thank you.
-Kristen Marcou, Project Manager, Gundersen Lutheran Cancer Center
I can’t thank you enough for delivering such a powerful, and inspiring story to our survivor’s. The crowd loved you!!!!
– Patti Robinson, Program Coordinator, UC Davis Cancer Center
Lori Hope is one of those few engaging speakers who hold your attention from the moment she speaks. I was honored to have her speak at my Meet the Press event on March 8, 2006, and was equally impressed by her range of material and usable information on what to say and not say to those battling cancer or life-threatening illnesses.
-Charleen Earley, Editor/Publisher and freelance writer for the San Francisco Chronicle and other publications
[Lori Hope] was my guest speaker at medicine grand rounds. In addition, she had two special seminars with medical students and the New Orleans community about compassionate comunication. All of these events were extremely well-received. Her background as a medical reporter, as well as her perspective as a cancer survivor, make her perfectly suited to address audiences of doctors, nurses, students, and anyone in the health care field who is interested in helping people with cancer by listening and communicating with compassion. Ms Hope would be a welcome addition to any conference or seminar about cancer, communication, or cigarette addiction and cessation. I recommend Ms. Hope enthusiastically. Your intended audience will meet an amazing and compassionate woman who will leave a lasting impression.
–Nereida, Parada, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Tulane University.
It is with great pleasure that I recommend Lori Hope as a speaker. Lori came to our community to share her experience and point of view, and the audience members were overwhelmingly positive about her presentation. Lori was not only warm, she was amenable to working on the spot with another presenter [Stanford University Medical Center’s Chief of Breast Surgery], which created a synergy which we had not even anticipated. Though Lori takes her subject manner personally and seriously, she addresses the issue of how to talk with people with illness with humor, kindness, and warmth.
-Arielle Hendel, Campaign and Women’s Philanthropy Director, Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley
Lori Hope is a powerful and inspirational writer and public speaker. In her presentation you can sense the passion she has for life as well as people. Thank you again, Lori, for breathing new life and joy into everyone you meet.
– Dale Ramirez, Gilroy Writing Project
Thank you…Our event was very successful — people did not want to leave.
– Leslie Paine, Markstein Cancer Education and Prevention Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Other comments from thank-you notes and audience feedback forms:
“You have the perfect name! Your message was so hopeful and encouraging.”
“Laugh, Learn, Love [the title of one of Lori’s presentations]! Three wonderful words! You are an inspiration!”
“[Lori’s presentation was] outstanding!”
“This speaker really hit home.”Click here to hear Lori’s presentation at the NCCC/Stanford University Cancer Survivorship conference in San Francisco December 1, 2007.