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It’s human nature to be intrigued by Ella’s story- that’s normal, she understands that. However, you need more than a good story to establish a well-known speaking career at the young age of twenty-six.

Yes, Ella's story alone is fascinating.
But the way she tells it on stage…


it’s remarkable.

A handful of places Ella has spoke for or been featured in:

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"I laughed so hard I snorted. We love her!!"

-Katie, MSUM Student

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KEYNOTE

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Entering the tenth grade, Ella suffered a traumatic brain injury and forgot her life.  At 16, she was learning the world around her as if she was six months old. She had to re-learn her ABC's, she had to learn to add and subtract again, she didn't even know her own family. As she and her wonderful family worked through the process of re-learning... Ella lived in a tent that was pitched in her bedroom; enough room to move around and for her to feel safe. Every time she woke, she saw the note on her tent wall that said,

"The blonde woman is your mother... and she loves you very much."  

 

We don’t recognize how much information we’ve learned and stored over the years. You know, the little things that have become second nature to us. Green means go, red means stop. What foods should be hot and what foods should be cold. Water coming from the sky is normal, get an umbrella (just one of millions of inventions you’ve learned about and stored in your brain).

 

At 15, Ella didn’t know any of this. Can you imagine forgetting all basic knowledge? What would life be like if you viewed the world without a pre-existing mindset or experiences? Or having your “first” everything as a teenager?

 

Ella takes her audience on an astonishing journey of the mind, providing a remarkable perspective of the world both in your head, and in your heart.She will bring you to both happy and sad tears all while she has you thinking differently about the water coming out of your face. Ella's electric energy, humor, and contagious happiness makes you reflect deeply about your life, and alters your daily perspective.

 

"I love how real ella is. 
she's not afraid to say what everyone else is thinking- it's refreshing.
 
Sometimes it's just nice to know you're not the only one in the room with similar thoughts."

-Erin, MSUM

BENEFITS OF LAUGHTER

 
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AUDIENCE demographic:

  • Millennial

  • Corporate 

  • Women's Group

  • Brain Injury 

  • Mental Health 

GREAT FOR:

  • College Campus Entertainment

  • Conferences

  • Meetings

  • Events

 
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UNDER 18 CLAUSE:

Due to the psychological and emotional complexity of Ella's story, we ask that all attendees are eighteen and above. Of course, no one will be checking ID's at the door, but please keep this in mind as you're planning your event. Thank you!

Ella Dorner

“I know how goofy it sounds, but I really take pride in the fact that I rarely see a phone screen in my audience."

-E

FAQ

SPEAKING RATES


After collecting all of your information, we will enter it into our system and based on those variables (location, audience size, etc..) it spits out a number. We share this quote with you and talk through the details​​. “That doesn’t help me. Just give me a number.” -You, probably. At this time, we hope you’ve inquired for a quote. But, if you're looking for an immediate ballpark number, please consider this information: Ella is an experienced speaker and is well known for her sought-after keynote.

  • She is the speaker that kicks off/closes down for all attendees at the conference
  • The speaker that you invite the entire campus to hear
  • Or the main entertainment at your event
This information isn’t provided to boast about her speaking career (well, maybe a little)..
It is given (and specifically worded) for you to identify her speaking rank and/or assist you in a simple Google search- this should provide you with the ability to find average keynote rates and comparison charts).




DO YOU WANT US TO BOOK YOUR FLIGHT?


No. Meeting planners have enough on their plate- we're not trying to add to that. Ella is a big beliver in flat rates. - 1 number, 1 task (booking Ella as your speaker) When you are given a quote, it includes everything (speaking fee, travel, lodging, ect.)




DO YOU WANT US TO BOOK YOUR HOTEL?


No. Meeting planners have enough on their plate- we're not trying to add to that. Though, If your event is taking place at a hotel or you have reccomendations in the area, we would love to hear about it! Ella is a big beliver in flat rates. - 1 number, 1 task (booking Ella as your speaker) When you are given a quote, it includes everything (speaking fee, travel, lodging, ect.)




WHAT DO YOU NEED FOR YOUR PRESENTATION


  • Projector (with screen)
  • Confidence Monitor or the ability to have Ella's laptop viewable (for her) on stage
  • Microphone preference:
    #1. Countryman (Brittney Spears/on your face mic)
    #2. Lapel Mic
    #3. Handheld
    - At the end of the day, she doesn't care too much.




CAN WE MAKE A VIDEO OF YOUR TALK?


No. Unless a production agreement is in place, we ask that no audio or video is recorded while Ella is speaking. More details can be found within our speakers contract.




WHY CAN'T I FIND VIDEOS OF ELLA SPEAKING?


Unfortuently, there are several factors that contribute to this. To name a few:

  • Copyrights
  • The concept similar to,
    "Why would you go to the movie theater when you could stay home and watch it online?"
  • Audience mismatch

    Explained:

    If you were to tell your best buddy a story.. it would be told in a very different way than how you would tell (the exact same story) to your grandmother. The same idea applies when Ella is on stage.
    Her performance is specifically tailored to the audience infront of her at that time. Being said, a clip from a corporate conference would not be accurate for say, a college campus and vice versa.
Copyrights. Did we already say copyrights? Copyrights.

We are currently working to resolve this problem. Until then, we encourage you to..
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  • Schedule a call with Ella (you will immediately feel her contagious energy and get a better feel for her communication style).
  • Read audience testimonials
  • Reach out to anyone who has heard her speak in the past
  • Ask questions!
    • ​​​​​Ella is a very down to earth, transparent gal- she will be happy to answer any questions that may be hindering your decision.