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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

    Don't Wait Another 10 Seconds, Duoforce Enterprises Inc., 1994Shhh! Listen, Don't Just Hear, Duoforce Enterprises Inc., 1994Speak Easy : Overcome the Number One Fear, Duoforce Enterprises Inc., 1994Unlock Your Potential Within, Duoforce Enterprises Inc., 1994We Say It Without Words, Duoforce Enterprises Inc., 1994Write Right, Duoforce Enterprises Inc., 1994Breakthrough Networking: Building Relationships That Last, Duoforce Enterprises, Inc., 1996 reprinted 2006 and 2009Nothing Happens Until We Communicate, PERSONAL QUEST, 200052 Ways to Break the Ice & Target Your Market'', Duoforce Enterprises, Inc., 2002

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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.