MCL Reference

Speakers Bureaus
These organizations provide speakers to non-profit groups in Morris County. Many of these speakers are available for free; others charge nominal fees. Most of these speakers bureaus are not yet on the Web. You will need to call to inquire about the full range of topics and ask about fees. The programs listed on this page represent only a small portion of each organization's popular topics. If you are interested in practicing/improving your own speaking, look into Toastmasters International, Morristown chapter.

County College of Morris
(973) 328-5050
Academic achievement, resume writing & job counseling, business ethics, learning disabilities, investment strategies, understanding mortgages, stress management.

Fairleigh Dickinson University
201-692-7032 (Teaneck Campus)
Environment, art, politics, writing, business, education, psychology, sociology.

Medical Society of Morris County
(973) 539-8888
Bioterrorism , Lyme disease, prostate cancer, breast cancer.

Morris County Bar Association
(973) 267-6089
Elder law, social security, family law, bankruptcy, wills & estates, immigration.

Morris County Historical Society
Women's suffrage in NJ, Victorian life, immigration in Morris County, entertainment in Morris County

Morristown Memorial Hospital/Community Health Dept.
(973) 971-7096
Health and wellness topics.

New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners
(609) 581-2121
Public speaking, entrepreneurship, marketing, networking, setting up a consulting business, management.

New Jersey Automobile Club
(973) 377-7200
Child passenger safety, safe driving, winter driving, pedestrian safety, basic car care, car buying/leasing.

New Jersey Council for the Humanities/Horizons
(609) 695-4838
Ethnic and cultural studies, history, literature, interpretation of the arts, and public policy. These programs, available to New Jersey nonprofit organizations, are free and open to the public and include time for audience discussion. More than 170 topics by over 70 speakers are available for selection.

New Jersey Div. Fish & Wildlife
(609) 628-2103
Endangered and threatened wildlife of NJ, Timber rattlesnake

New Jersey Natural Gas
(732) 938-1077
Carbon monoxide and natural gas safety, natural gas vehicles, energy assistance programs (available in Spanish), history of natural gas.

Pinelands Speakers Organization
(609) 894-7300
Pinelands related topics: Jersey Devil, folklore, Lenape Indians, historic sites and lost towns, cranberry farming, environment, recreation, nature photography, endangered plants and animals.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension
Frelinghuysen Arboretum
(973) 285-8300
Gardening, horticulture, dealing with pests.

Family and Consumer Sciences
(973) 285-8302
Financial management, consumer topics.

St. Clare's Hospital/Marketing Dept.
(973) 989-3640
Alzheimer's, aging/geriatrics, eating disorders, CPR, nutrition, osteoporosis, sleep disorders, stress management, fitness.

Other resources
Some local chapters of national and state organizations offer speaker services. How to find them? Start with the Encyclopedia of Associations, New Jersey Business Source Book (Resource Communications) and the Self-Help Group Directory (St. Clare's Health Services ).

A note about municipal speakers
It is possible residents may find speakers on various topics right in their town hall. Likely topics: municipal government process (mayor), public health issues & environmental concerns (Public Health Officer/community nurse), business topics (Dept. Economic Development, local Chamber of Commerce), fire safety ( Fire Dept.), community watch programs, crime prevention, child safety, (Police), local history (Historical society, Historic preservation committee), environmental concerns, water safety (Recreation Dept., Town lifeguards), pet adoption (Municpal pound).

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26 July 2008