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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lillian D. Bjorseth  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Uniontown, Missouri

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Illinois Connection

While I was born in Missouri, I consider the Chicago area home. My sons were educated in Downers Grove, and I now live in Lisle. I love the western suburbs. I worked at Nicor Gas in public and investor relations before joining Bell Labs (now Lucent Technologies. ) My PR career at AT&T spanned 11 years and included helping spearhead PR internationally when AT&T had it short foray into the commercial computer marketplace. My presentations and imaging skills were honed by helping AT&T excutives polish their communication skills. I started my own speaking, training, and coaching business 20 years ago.

Biographical and Professional Information

I help people build a new kind of wealth - social captial - by improving their communication and networking skills. The Chicago Tribune calls me a "networking expert," and the Association Forum of Chicagoland dubs me the "business networking" authority. I was one of the first in the world to become an Inscape Publishing certified DiSC trainer. I graduated in the top ten percent from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. I'm a director of communication for the National Speakers Association-Illinois Chapter, an instructor in North Central College's Community Education Department and was named an Influential Woman in Business and a Great Women of the 21st Century.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Don't Wait Another 10 Seconds
ISBN: 0963748769

Duoforce Enterprises Inc. 1994

People decide 10 things about you within 10 seconds of meeting you. These decisions are based on your image, a combination of your appearance and behavior. This workbook deals with the appearance side of that equation. You will learn how color, style and fit pack a one-two-three punch! You'll also get more insight into how your birth order and your self-concept play a part in how you perceive yourself today ... and remember, others reflect back how you tell them to perceive and treat you. What do you see when you look in the imagining mirror?

Shhh! Listen, Don't Just Hear
ISBN: 0963748726

Duoforce Enterprises Inc. 1994

Listening is our most used communication activity, but the least taught from kindergarten through our professional career. It is much more than keeping quiet. It is a learned art and skill that can save you and your company time and money, boost morale and increase productivity. This workbook is proof that listening can be improved through training. Learn your major listening strengths and weaknesses, examine types of listening and major listening blocks. Then learn improved listening skills to strengthen what may be the weakest link in your communication chain!

Speak Easy : Overcome the Number One Fear
ISBN: 0963748777

Duoforce Enterprises Inc. 1994

Your mouth is dry! Your hands are wet! Your knees are knocking. Your mind just went blank. Relax! You have lots of company. Speaking in front of people is the Number One Fear. (Death ranks seventh!) Knowing it and doing something about it are two different things. This workbook helps you with the latter. It helps you put together the mechanics of a talk, learn rehearsal and delivery styles, deal with anxiety (Some is good. You just have to learn to control it and call it energy.) and field questions from the audience. Learn how to turn each presentation opportunity into a pleasant, profitable experience.

Unlock Your Potential Within
ISBN: 0963748750

Duoforce Enterprises Inc. 1994

This challenging, self-assessing workbook demonstrates proven mind-expanding, growth techiques that carry you to a level you may never have attained before! The 16 exercises are sure to raise your self-esteem and your self-confidence and help you become the best you can be. You follow the author on many steps of her own journey as you take an in-depth look at your thoughts, from which stem your attitudes. Then, you examine your values and behavior and set attainable goals. Stretch! Exert yourself! Experience postivie growth that could change your life forever.

We Say It Without Words
ISBN: 0963748734

Duoforce Enterprises Inc. 1994

People decide 10 things about you within 10 seconds of meeting you. These decisions are based on your image, a combination of your appearance and behavior. This workbook helps you examine the behavior part of the equation. You will learn that how you say something (body language)is far more powerful than what you say. You will also learn the specifics, like what you say through your posture, gestures, eye contact, facial expressions, etc. Your actions do speak louder than your words!

Write Right
ISBN: 0963748742

Duoforce Enterprises Inc. 1994

Why do I sweat when I look at my blank computer screen ... knowing a report is due shortly? Is it affect or effect? That or which? The active or passive voice? Why don't people respond to my memos? Does it matter? Yes, it does! There's no magic formula to business writing. It is just good writing. In this workbook (and, yes, you do work!), we take you back to your high school Englisn days to review the importance of brevity, clarity and good grammar, then forward to the present day to show you their continuing relevance. Let us help affect your effectiveness!



Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Contact me at See for topics/programs. I present workshops, keynotes, seminars, on-site training, one-on-one and small group coaching, breakfast, luncheon and dinner talks for corporations and associations. Talk with me about fees.