" Judy, your enthusiasm is contagious! You have a wonderful talent and I am so pleased that you were able to use it as Aunt Theresa at our Hymn Sing. God bless you." - Glen, Arlington Hts., IL
"Judy, you are such a gifted story teller.Yours has truly been a journey of Faith. Keep it up! - Linda , Palatine, IL
Judy Martins presents dynamic keynote addresses, strong motivational presentations and absorbing workshops with over 45 years of unmistakable experience enthralling audiences. She is best known for her use of humor to motivate audiences.
A sought after Speaker and semi professional Actress, Judy holds both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Theater, Communications and Education. Judy speaks to Church groups, Women's groups, and Business groups.
Judy will speak on any topic you wish, but here are her most requested speeches:
The Unexpected Guest:
Judy's most requested Christmas program is "The Unexpected Guest".
In this program, Judy portrays the mother who has decided to give her three children the gifts they want most for Christmas regardless of the price. The presents are all beautifully wrapped and under the tree when the extended family sits down for Christmas dinner. Suddenly, the doorbell rings and an unexpected guest comes in who shows the family that Christmas is about a different kind of gift.
"I will never think of Christmas the same way after experiencing your performance of "the Unexpected Guest". I found myself laughing with you at your children's requests and then the message drove home what Christmas should really be about!" - Jan, Normal, IL.
Who took care of the sheep on the hills above Bethlehem on the night that Christ was born? It was Rebecca, the little shepherdess, who sees the star and hears the angels, but still feels lost like the little lamb. When Rebecca meets the baby Jesus, her life is changed forever. (Be on the lookout for the children's picture book with this title coming soon.)
"I loved this sweet story about Rebecca. It includes all the points of the Bible story of Jesus' birth - the star of Bethlehem, the angels, the stable and the manger, but it is mainly about meeting Jesus and the difference He makes in Rebecca's life. Thanks for this story. It is my new favorite Christmas story." - Katie, Des Plaines, IL.
As an actress, Judy can become women from history or the Bible. She has brought to life:
and from her upcoming Bible Study, Jesus Touched me:
Mary the Mother of Jesus, at His Birth
The Woman at the Well
The Woman Who Bled for 12 years
The Woman Who Was Caught in Adultery
Mary, Jesus' mother, at the Cross
Mary Magdalene at the Grave
" Your performance of Mary Magdalene at the Grave was the best program I have ever seen. I was deeply moved. It brought tears to my eyes. Thank you, Judy. I was truly blessed" - George, Community Bible Study
Do you ever feel like a mistake, unloved or unwanted? Then you need to experience Unmistakable! Making Meaning Out Of Pain, from Judy's soon to be published book. With real life examples, great illustrations, and a lot of humor, Judy will help you see yourself through God's eyes. Programs include:
From Mistake to Unmistakable! When Judy was 8 years old, her biological father told her that she was a “Mistake". Let Judy show you that you are Unmistakable.
"Judy, you are such a role model for God through the forgiveness you extended your father in this world. How much unconditional love you showed. This is an impact on me. Thank you for sharing your gift of God." - Sue, Rolling Meadows, IL
8 Steps To Take When Bad Things Happen – 8 steps to help you deal with difficult circumstances and how to use Philippians 4:8 to renew your mind.
Making Meaning Out of Pain – Let God redeem your pain and use it to His glory.
Thank God for a Christian Mother – How God uses Christian Women.
God Spelled Backwards Is Dog - God has used dogs to teach us His attributes.
Becoming a Proverbs 31 Woman - Living as a Godly woman.
Women's Groups love:
When Are We Going To Stop Dancing Backwards?
Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did, only she did it backwards and in heels! Are you dancing backwards, too?
"I never realized how much I do not stand up for myself. Thanks for making me laugh and for teaching me that I can go further!" - Wendy, Gary, IN
Business Groups Enjoy:
LEAD, Don't Manage
IS the Customer Always Right?
Are You Hearing or Listening?
"I get it now, hearing is not listening. Thanks for teaching me the difference and giving me some ways to listen better. I will use these new techniques." - Lou, Chicago, IL