Doris Roberts Kicks off the 2013 SmartTalk!

January 9, 2013

by David Borzo
The Everyone Loves Raymond Star has been in the Business 60 years.

Does everyone Love Doris Roberts? Well, since her early career appearances in 1950’s shows like the Starlight Theatre  to regular spots over the next half century in scores of shows like The Defenders, Mary Tyler Moore and Remington Steele, the public really […]

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Announcing: Change in 2013

December 21, 2012

“Smart Talk Connected Conversations”
Line-up Change for April 22nd: CBS News and 60 Minutes regular Lara Logan
by David Borzo

It’s with regret that 2013 SmartTalk Connected Conversations™ announces that Andie MacDowell had to cancel her appearance with the SmartTalk Women series in Des Moines, IA for April 22nd 2013, due to circumstances beyond our control. However, SmartTalk […]

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Looking For That Perfect Holiday Gift?

November 26, 2012

by David Borzo

Santa isn’t the only one on the way – the 2013 SmartTalk Connected Conversations™ will also be here soon! Now here’s your chance to win two tickets to one of the inspired SmartTalk shows at the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines. All you need to do for your chance is take a […]

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Check out the 2013 SmartTalk Connected Conversations™ Season in Des Moines – And Help With Storm Sandy Efforts!

November 19, 2012

by David Borzo
The SmartTalk Connected Conversations Mission Statement reads: “To connect, educate and inspire women of all ages and backgrounds by providing an entertaining and unique experience that will fuel her mind and touch her heart!” That’s the mission – and the inspired 2013 lineup promises all that and more!  It’s time to get your […]

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Superstar Marie Osmond Impresses at the final 2012 Smart Talk Connected Conversation Show

May 20, 2012

by David Borzo

The 2012 Smart Talk Connected Conversations Season came to an impressive end with Marie Osmond, who impressed and delighted the Des Moines Civic Center SmartTalk crowd with poignant humor and insight. She started out talking about growing up and her mom’s many wigs, a story about hiding pencils in her mother’s beehive up-do, […]

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Close out the 2012 Smart Talk Connected Conversations Season with Superstar Marie Osmond

May 10, 2012

by David Borzo

 
“An Evening with Marie Osmond”    7:30 p.m. May 14 Civic Center of Des Moines
This month the 2012 Smart Talk Connected Conversations season comes to an end, with a visit from the ever-popular Marie Osmond, venerable singer, actress, TV star, spokesperson –  even doll designer –  to name just a few of her […]

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Melissa Stockwell: Inspiration and Heroism

April 19, 2012

by David Borzo

The real meaning of a tragic event is said to be the response, or rebirth that comes from it.  
A hero is often described as someone who acts instinctively, jumping into risk without thinking about the consequences. But that’s not how it always is, and not in the case of Melissa Stockwell, the […]

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Smart Talk Connected Conversations 2012: Melissa Stockwell “Lived a Lifetime by 25: From Baghdad to Beijing and Beyond” 7:30 p.m. April 17

April 11, 2012

by David Borzo
Des Moines welcomes a highly decorated and celebrated hero to the Smart Talk Connected Conversations on Tuesday April 17th: Melissa Stockwell. Not a household name perhaps? She is an extraordinary woman nonetheless – and a hero for our times. Now I know that the word “hero” can be bandied about pretty easily these […]

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Frances Mayes Invites Us to Share in the Pleasure of Living and Nurture Time for Ourselves

April 2, 2012

by David Borzo

Frances Mayestook over the Des Moines Civic Center with a calm and reflective presence, sharing her special brand of contentment made famous in her book, Under the Tuscan Sun, a hugely popular book that was on The New York Times bestseller list for over 36 months. The welcoming Smart Talk Connected Conversationscrowd was […]

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Frances Mayes Will Share Her Tuscan Journey This Month, Under The Des Moines Sun!

March 12, 2012

 
by David Borzo

SmartTalk Connected Conversations Presents: Frances Mayes “Under the Tuscan Sun: Journeys of a Passionate Traveler,” Des Moines Civic Center, 7:30 p.m. March 28.
(Des Moines, IA) The next celebrity speaker for the Smart Talk Connected Conversations is Frances Mayes, international adventurer, literary and culinary phenomenon. Frances took the world by storm as the author […]

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