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Seminar or keynote on adaptive keyboards, and one hand typing  1 - 3 hours
Angels Never Say Hello Motivational Keynote, spiritual  30 minutes
Secrets of Successful Speakers - Motivate, Captivate and Persuade Seminar or keynote  30 minutes to 2 days


Up to 4 hours: $900.00* Full Day Workshop: $1500

Fees above are for personalized programs, with 5 hours of reasearch into your group, and development of program. For additional customization, see before.

*If you need the same program, repeated in the same day, add 50% to the fees above.

The fees below maybe added onto the programs above. Fees below are in addition to those above.

Panel $500

Publicity day $500

Customized Programs $300 per hour

Customized Workbooks $15 (per attendee)

Private Consultations per day $1,000


select several of the following for your attendees to take home:

Lilly Walters' One Hand Typing and Keyboarding Manual:
With Personal Motivational Messages From Others Who Have Overcome! $14.95

One Hand Typing and Keyboarding Manuals on CD,
3 versions are included, for use with Microsoft Word® 95/97 or 98, or PDF version, for use with Adobe® Acrobat Reader so you can print out your own hard copy. The Microsoft Word® versions allow the student to actually practice their lessons in the Word document, in provided fields. $29

Secrets of Superstar Speakers, (McGraw Hill). What has changed in the lives of the listener because of the words they have heard? What moments of truth and long term applications happen in the hearts of those who encounter your words? Survey research, analyzed results, and flavored with interviews, and anecdotes from the greatest motivators of our time, and with 100's whom these Superstars have inspired to dramatic and lasting change.". $16.95

Secrets of Successful Speakers - How You Can Motivate, Captivate and Persuade
(McGraw Hill). Chosen as a major selection by Fortune Book Club, and a selection of Book-of-the-Month Club and Business Week Book Club. Paperback $12.95, Hardback $21.95

What to Say When You're Dyin' On the Platform!
The Speakers Complete Source Book for Speakers, Trainers and Executives
(McGraw -Hill) Condensed paperback, $14.95

Games Presenters Play (Royal Publishing) -
2 hour video training program on audience involvement devices. $69.00

Wholesale volume prices available on Lilly's books and albums for all your attendees. Or if you prefer to let your people invest in themselves, Lilly would like to donate 10% of all product sales at this event back to your favorite charity. She will need 4 assistants to help her at the autograph table in this event. Lilly will present a gift to each of these helpers. Please call us to arrange shipments of the appropriate educational materials for your group.


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Phone: 909-815-8535
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A one to three hour seminar

"When I was growing up, "real men" didn't need to type.

When I injured my arm in the war, it never occurred to me I might want to. Why would I need to? Today, I see children using this wonderful skill of keyboarding, I am amazed at how easily they learned! I see so many jobs, and opportunities that center around computers. My hope for you is that you do whatever it takes to practice, and learn the valuable skill of typing!. Having only one-hand won't slow you down at all!"

- Senator Bob Dole, former U.S. Senator from Kansas and Majority Leader of the Senate.


A three hour seminar to learn everything the one handed student needs to become a speed touch typist.. The student with a hand disability CAN type on a standard keyboard, with NO overlays, NO assistive devices, and NO alternative keyboard layouts. This technique takes the one strong hand, and has it use FGHJ as home base. This system allows the user to compete in any mainstream environment. (The system taught is One Hand QWERTY. QWERTY is the term used for the standard keyboard used by 99% of the English speaking world -see the keys on your keyboard starting at the Q in the upper left corner.)



For those with a hand disability who wish to become adept at using a keyboard, and possibly pursuing technology careers that center around this important skill. For those with good use of either the right, or left hand, (at least four fingers)



Personal assistance for each student in

>Learn the positioning, and techniques needed to go home and become adept at touch typing. Many one hand typists are faster and more accurate in their skill than two handed typists.

> Become more sell-able in the job market. The reality is, the easier it is to bring someone into the workplace, the more appealing they are as an employee. If the prospective employee can use the same equipment as the fully-abled employees, with just as much skill (often more!) they are easier to employ. Two:

> Learn a system that allows you feel more apart of your peer group.



What Typing Systems and Options Are Available To The One Hand Typist?

What To Do After This Class

Materials You Will Need To Type With One Hand

Creating The One-Hand Friendly Workspace and Workstation

Chairs and Rules On How To Sit

Energy and Aches

No Peeking! Touch-Typing

Drills for Homebase, and many of the keys

Tips and Techniques for One Hand Typing

Thoughts Too Carry You Forward



Lilly Walters International speaker, author, speakers bureau executive, and one hand typist.



$15 for Lilly Walters' One Hand Typing and Keyboarding Manual: With Personal Motivational Messages From Others Who Have Overcome!


 Angels Never Say Hello

This motivational keynote is based on my personal story, told here by my mother. This is read as the introduction to my presentation.

Angels Never Say Hello!

My grandma told me about angels. She said they come knocking at the door of our hearts, trying to deliver a message to us. I saw them in my mind's eye with a big mail sack slung between their wings and a post office cap set jauntily on their head. I wondered if the stamps on their letters said "Heaven Express." "No use waiting for the angel to open your door," Grandma explained. "You see, there is only one door handle on the door of your heart. Only one bolt. They are on the inside. Your side. You must listen for the angel, throw open the lock and open up that door!"

I loved the story and asked her again and again to tell me, "What does the angel do then?" "The angel never says 'hello.' You reach out and take the message, and the angel gives you your instructions: 'Arise and go forth!' then the angel flies away.

It is your responsibility to take action."

However, there was one time when the knocking stopped. It happened when my daughter, Lilly, was badly hurt in an accident. She was riding on the back of a forklift her father rented to move some hay for our horses. Lilly and two of the neighbor children begged him to let them ride on the forklift when he took it back to the rental place. Going down a little hill, the steering gear broke. Her father almost pulled his arms out of their sockets trying to hold the big rig on the road before it turned over. The little neighbor girl broke her arm. Lilly's father was knocked unconscious. Lilly was pinned underneath, with the huge weight of the rig on her left hand. Gasoline spilled out, burning her legs and hip.

The neighbor boy was unhurt and kept his wits. He ran out and stopped traffic. We rushed Lilly to Orthopedic Hospital in Los Angles where they began a long series of operations, each time amputating more of her hand as gangrene ate more away. Lilly had just started piano lessons. 

During this time I often drove off by myself to cry, not wanting others to see me. I couldn't stop. I found I did not have the concentration to read anything. No angels knocked. There was a heavy silence in my heart. I kept thinking of all the things Lilly would never do because of this terrible accident.

When we took her back to the hospital for the sixth operation, my spirit was very low. I am a writer, I had looked forward with great anticipation to her taking typing lessons the next year. The therapist at the hospital confirmed my fears, "Don't worry, she'll do other things." I kept thinking over and over, "She will never type! Never type. Never type."

We set her bag down in the hospital room and suddenly turned around because a young teenage girl in the next bed said to us in a commanding voice: "I've been waiting for you! You go down the hall right now, third room on the left! There is a boy there who was hurt in a motorcycle accident. You go down there and lift up his spirit, right now!" She had the voice of a field marshal. We immediately obeyed her. We talked to the boy and encouraged him, and then came back to Lilly's hospital room.

For the first time I noticed that this unusual girl was bent way over. "Who are you?" I asked. "My name is Toni Daniels," she grinned. "I go to the handicapped high school. This time the doctors are going to make me a whole inch taller! You see, I had polio. I have had many operations."

She had the charisma and strength of a General Schwartzkopf. I couldn't help the words that came flying out of my mouth, "But you aren't handicapped!"

"Oh, yes, you are right," she replied, looking sideways at me. "They teach us down at our school that we are never handicapped as long as we can help someone else. Now, if you met my schoolmate who teaches the typing class, you might think she is handicapped because she was born with no arms and no legs. But she helps all of us by teaching us typing, with a wand between her teeth."

Ka bang! Suddenly I heard it-the clanging noise of pounding and kicking and yelling at the door of my heart! I ran out of the room and down the corridor to find a pay phone. I asked the operator for the giant of the 1960's typing world – IBM! In my haste I didn't stop to consider I was just getting the number for some small a local sales office. I was arising, and going through that opening door!  

I asked for the Manager, I wanted to go straight to the top! I told him my little girl had lost nearly all of her left hand, and if they had one-hand touch-typing charts. He paused a long moment, "Well now, this is very odd. I'd never heard of such a thing until a few days ago. Someone sent me a one-handed typing manual, it's right here on my desk. Let's see, it has charts for the right hand, or the left hand. Let me send it to you as my gift."

It wasn't until very recently we realized how rare these one hand typing manuals are, and what a miracle it was for him to have it on his desk the day I called. Today no one at IBM seems to be aware that a person with one hand might want to type like everyone else!

When we were finally able to take Lilly back to school, I took the one-hand typing charts with me. I asked the school principal if Lilly could take typing, even though she was too young. He told me I could ask the typing teacher if I wanted to, perhaps the teacher would volunteer his time at lunch, "After all, she certainly can't be allowed to slow down the entire class - and we certainly can't pay him for his time." My heart sank.

But the typing teacher, Mr. Fredrigill, was wonderful. He just smiled at us and said, "We will find a way. We'll just learn one hand touch typing together." I have since heard of so many unwilling to take on a child with a challenge. On the first day of class, he sat down with Lilly 30 minutes before the others came in. That was all it took, she continued on with the class.

Soon she was touch-typing all of her homework. Her English teacher scolded her; "Your mother is typing your homework. Don't let her baby you, Lilly. You have a good right hand. You can write out your own homework."

"Oh, no sir." She smiled at him I'm up to 30 words a minute with my touch-typing."

The teacher sat down suddenly. Then he said slowly, "Being able to type has always been my dream." He was a polio victim. His right arm hung helplessly by his side. 

"Come to the typing room, during lunch time. I'll teach you!" It was after the first lunchtime lesson that she came home and said, "Mama, Toni Daniels was right. I'm not handicapped anymore - I am helping someone else."

Today, Lilly is the author of six internationally acclaimed books, helping a great many people. She has taught all of our office staff to use our Apple computers with our mouse pad on the left side, because that is where she makes hers fly around with what remains of her hand. We are all handicapped in comparison to her computer and typing skills!

She has now created her own "One Hand Typing and Keyboarding Manual: With Personal Motivational Messages From Others Who Have Overcome!" because she still will tell you, that you are not handicapped, when you can help someone else. (

Shush. Listen! Do you hear the knocking? Throw the bolt! Open the door! Angels never say "hello." Their greeting is always "Arise and go forth!"

- by Dottie Walters, (c) 2000,


I close my speech with this ...

Those Touched By The Master's Hand

by Lilly Walters

When I was in the sixth grade I had a fantastic teacher - Mr. Gomm. I learned and remember more insights on life from him, than any other teacher. Things that stayed with me through the years like, "Better an hour too early, than a minute too late!"

One day he read us a poem, "The Touch of the Master's Hand." Things about hands caught my attention in those days, as I had been in an accident a few months before and lost most of my left hand. The message stayed in my heart.

Thirty years later, I was working on a typing manual for kids with one hand, and by accident, I came across that poem again. I wondered who the author was. When I found her seldom told story, it occurred to me there are few 'accidents.' Not to my hand, nor in this poem coming into my life again just at this time.

I used it, and the story in my typing manual.

Enjoy :)


"Touch of the Master's Hand," by Myra Welsh


T'was battered and scarred, and the auctioneer
Thought it scarcely worth his while
To waste much time on the old violin,
But held it up with a smile.


"What am I bidden, good folks," he cried,
"Who'll start the bidding for me?"
"A dollar, a dollar," then, two! Only two?
"Two dollars, and who'll make it three?


"Three dollars, once; three dollars, twice;
Going for three . . . "But no,
From the room, far back, a grey haired man
Came forward and picked up the bow;

Then, wiping the dust from the old violin,
And tightening the loose strings,
He played a melody pure and sweet
As a caroling angel sings.

The music ceased, and the auctioneer,
With a voice that was quiet and low,
Said: "What am I bid for the old violin?"
And he held it up with the bow.

"A thousand dollars, and who'll make it two?
Two thousand! And who'll make it three?
Three thousand, once; three thousand, twice;
And going and gone," said he.

The people cheered, but some of them cried,
"We do not quite understand
What changed its worth?" Swift came the reply:
"The touch of a master's hand."

And many a man with life out of tune,
And battered and scarred with sin,
Is auctioned cheap to the thoughtless crowd,
Much like the old violin.

A "mess of potage," a glass of wine;
A game , and he travels on.
He is "going" once, and "going" twice,
He's "going" and almost "gone."

But the Master comes and the foolish crowd
Never can quite understand
The worth of a soul and the change that's wrought
By the touch of the Master's hand.


Meet Myra Brooks Welch

Myra Brooks Welch was called "The poet with the singing soul." Hers was a very musical family. As a young woman, Myra's special love was playing the organ.

In 1921, she heard a speaker address a group of students. She said she became filled with light, and "Touch of the Master's Hand wrote itself in 30 minutes!" She sent it anonymously to her church news bulletin. She felt it was a gift from God, and didn't need her name on it. It's popularity spread like magic. Finally, several years later, the poem was read at a religious international convention - "author unknown." A young man stood up and said, "I know the author, and it's time the world did too. It was written by my mother, Myra Welch."    

Then her name, as well her other beautiful works of poetry became known worldwide. All of her poetry told of the rejoicing she had in God's love.

What the world did not see, was the woman who created these masterpieces: Myra in her wheelchair, battered and scarred from severe arthritis, which had taken away her ability to make music. Instead, her musical soul spoke through her poetry. 

She took one pencil in each of her badly disabled hands. Using the eraser end, she would slowly type the words, the joy of them outweighing the pain of her efforts. Her words, a joyous expression of the wonders of life, as seen by a singing soul, touched by the Master's Hand.


(c) 2001, Lilly Walters

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