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Marita Littauer

More success in who you are,
more joy in getting where you're going!

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Marita is the President of CLASServices Inc., an organization that provides resources, training and promotion for Christian speakers and authors. Through the CLASSeminar, which has been offered throughout the United States since 1981, Marita has trained thousands of men and women in speaking and writing skills. Many of the concepts presented at the CLASSeminar can be found in her book Communication Plus. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and is a frequent guest on television and radio programs throughout the country.

As the daughter of popular speaker, author and nationally recognized personality expert Florence Littauer, Marita has been under Florence's direct tutelage for more than 45 years. Marita is known through her speaking and writing for her expertise in personal and professional relationships. She has been speaking professionally for more than twenty-five years for church, school and business groups and is the author of 19 books and a frequent contributor to various magazines and websites. Additionally, she has firsthand experience in the value of utilizing The Personalities in the workplace.

Some of Marita's other titles include Personality Puzzle, Your Spiritual Personality, But Lord, I Was Happy Shallow, The Journey to Jesus, The Praying Wives Club, Making the Blue Plate Special, and her newest, Wired That Way.

Marita and her husband Chuck Noon have been married since 1983. Together they have written Tailor-Made Marriage. They live in the mountains outside of Albuquerque.

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Marita's personal and professional obligations restrict the number of speaking opportunities she is able to fulfill. If your needs match up to her availability, she'd be delighted to address your group on the following topics:

Wired That Way
Have you ever noticed that there are people in the world who are different from you? Perhaps you live with those different people or work with them. While you can't change them-even though you may have tried-you can change the way you approach them. You can learn to meet their needs and improve relationships as you understand how they are wired. In this session, based on Marita's bestseller
Wired That Way, you will learn to identify how the different people in your life are wired by observing clothing, mannerisms and personal space. You will learn about the Popular Sanguine-the sunny yellow happy face; the Perfect Melancholy-deep and thoughtful, blue like an ocean; the Powerful Choleric-the hot wire, represented by red; and the Peaceful Phlegmatic-a calming presence like lush green grass. Once you know how your coworkers, spouse, family and friends are wired, you can begin to adjust your expectations and ultimately see almost overnight improvements in relationships as you learn to meet the emotional needs of others. While the emphasis of this session is to help you identify the Personality of others, you will also gain insights into how you are wired along with tools for growth so you can live in your strengths, not wallow in your weaknesses. Applying this information to your personal and/or professional life will allow you to make the connection that will turn on the light in all your relationships!

This session is excellent as a half- or full-day seminar and is appropriate for both church and business groups. 1½ - 4 hours.

Your Spiritual Personality
Using the well-known foundation of
The Personalities, Marita will help you understand that God makes each person with a specific personality that plays a powerful role in building a relationship with the Lord. The ways of approaching God are as diverse as the personalities of the seekers. You will not only gain a greater understanding of how you can personally grow closer to God, but how you can accept the spiritual styles of others. Based on Marita's book Your Spiritual Personality, this message will bring freedom to those who feel trapped by guilt when the typically touted approach to quiet time doesn't work for them.

Especially good as a single presentation, such as a luncheon or banquet speech, or as a powerful closing for a conference on The Personalities. This session is only appropriate for Christian audiences. 60-90 minutes.

Talking So People Will Listen
All of us talk. Even if you are in a position where you can make people be quiet when you speak, you can't make them listen. However, what you can do is adjust your approach to them so you make it easier for them to really hear you! In this fast-paced and entertaining session based on chapters from her book,
Communication Plus, Marita will help you identify your personal communication style and that of those with whom you live and work. Once you know your style, you can work to improve your areas of weakness. As you recognize the communication style of others, you can adjust your approach to suit them. Whether you talk to employees, a boss, family members or friends, you can talk so people will listen!

This session is applicable to all audiences and works especially well for both church and business groups as a keynote presentation, a workshop or spouse program. It can also be presented as a portion of a larger program on The Personalities. 60-90 minutes.

Celebrate Being a Woman Today
Have you ever listened to your mother or grandmother talk about their youth and thought about how blessed you are to be a woman today instead of yesteryear? In your life today, have you ever felt that you were treated unfairly because you were a woman? Through the filter of Philippians 4:8, you will look at the things that are good and true to discover that this is the best time in the history of the world to be a woman. Based on her book,
You've Got What It Takes, Marita combines words and wisdom from God, successful women, and her own vast experience to give direction to women longing for purpose and balance in their lives. You can find more success in who you are and more joy in getting where you are going!

This session is designed as a ladies outreach luncheon or banquet presentation or as an inspiring closing for a women's conference. This session is only appropriate for Christian audiences. 50-70 minutes.

The Praying Wives Club
Would you like to improve your marriage? Would it be nice if you grew closer to God and your girlfriends? If your answer is "Yes!" then the Praying Wives Club is for you. Based on Marita's book
The Praying Wives Club, you can listen and learn as Marita shares about the benefits of regularly gathering together with a couple of friends to praying for your husbands and marriages, and how to put together your own "praying wives club." Whether or not your marriage is in a tough place, prayer could probably improve it-and praying with friends gives accountability and support.

This session is designed as a ladies outreach luncheon or banquet presentation or for weeknight church women's events. For events in New Mexico, Marita can be joined by her co-author Dianne Anderson. This session is only appropriate for Christian audiences. 50-70 minutes.

Putting Power in Your Presentation
"Does it ever become fun?" "Is there ever a time when you quit being nervous?" These are some of the most frequently asked questions when people find out that Marita teaches public speaking. The answer is "YES!" In this session, based on a chapter from her book
Communication Plus, Marita shares the five "P"s of Putting Power in Your Presentation. You will learn to find your areas of Passion and capture that motivation in your presentation and to Prepare your speech rather than write it, allowing for flexibility while still communicating your message effectively. You will understand the value of incorporating Personal examples and Practice so you can Put it all together with Power!

This session is an excellent workshop at a convention or a special seminar within a corporate or women's ministry environment. 60-90 minutes.

What Do You Do?
How many times have you been asked that? As a business owner/entrepreneur you probably opened your business because you have a passion for your product or service. But what about growth? Should you add services or leap into new ventures? In this session, Marita will start by addressing mission statements and how to use yours to guide your future business decisions and then introduce "power statements" as a valuable tool to communicate "what you do" to the masses. Time permitting, Marita will work with one or two members of the audience to help them craft a power statement for their business. Next time someone asks you, "What do you do?" be prepared to grab their attention, ignite curiosity and be unforgettable!

This session is perfect as a luncheon/dinner or workshop presentation for professional groups or writers conferences. 50-70 minutes.

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Marita's interview on CBN.com

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Read about Marita's Rewirement

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Click here to see photos and read the story of Marita's house - Patience Place

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Click here to read Marita's marriage column on CBN.com

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Click Here for Marita's Recipe of the Month!

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Excerpts from Marita and Chuck's book Tailor- Made Marriage are being featured each week on CBN.com. For both the previous and current installments CLICK HERE

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Marita is a featured regular columnist in

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"All Women Are Business Women!"

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What Others Are Saying...

"Marita Littauer is one of the most talented, energetic, relevant and impactful communicators today. Her unique ability to both educate and motivate turns a meeting into an event. If you're ready to be challenged and transformed and you want to enjoy every moment of it, then Marita is the speaker for your group or organization."
Lois Evans, Senior Vice President, The Urban Alternative

"I have known Marita for several years--in a professional capacity as well as a friend. I have the utmost respect for her ability to communicate, I continue to book her to speak at our Women of Virtue Conferences nationwide. What I appreciate most about Marita, though, is her transparency and willingness to share from her own life through her speaking and writing. In a world and profession where many say what you want to hear and act superficially, Marita is a breath of fresh air with her honesty and optimistic personality."
Christine O'Rourke, Director of Women of Virtue Radio and Conference Ministry

"The Ladies Night Out event at our church is a time where women can reach out to their 'Pre-Christian' friends and invite them to an evening of enjoyment and inspiration. We hope to create, by the evening's activities and speaker, a platform to begin friendship evangelism or enhance the process which has already begun. Our speaker is a key factor and Marita was absolutely perfect! Marita's ability to speak in a Christian or secular setting, along with her humorous anecdotes and biblically-based practical information proved both entertaining and enlightening. Marita's energy is contagious! Women are still talking about the evening and her message."
Debbie Venable, Women's Leadership Team, Calvary Church, St. Peters, MO
 

"Marita Littauer has been used mightily by God to further His kingdom. She has trained hundreds of speakers; a fact which is proven in her own impeccable speaking skills. Her heart for God and His Word enables her to speak with purpose and practicality. Her knowledge of women enables her to do it with humor. Marita is a delight!"
Candy Davison, Women's Ministries Coordinator , Sandy Cove Ministries, North East, MD

"Marita Littauer goes above and beyond to meet needs and provide practical help and encouragement. Her energy is inspiring, her enthusiasm contagious. She is making a difference in the lives of those who are privileged to sit under her teaching."
Marlene Bagnull, Director, Greater Philadelphia and Colorado Christian Writers Conferences.

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