When I was five years old, I was tapped to be the flower girl in a wedding. During a lull in the reception festivities, I climbed on the stage — much to my parents’ chagrin — and belted out my rendition of Willie Nelson’s “Whiskey River.”
Ever since that first taste of the spotlight, I’ve pursued hobbies that put me in front of an audience. Dance performances, speech and drama, serving as a Chicago tour guide; I enjoy what many people dread — entertaining and speaking to a crowd. Professionally, I’ve learned how to use that superpower to help others!
Whether you need an emcee for your event, an “expert” to sit on your panel, or a speaker to entertain or educate your club or group, I’m at your service.
While I’m always happy to work with you to create a customized presentation for your club or group, I’ve had success in the past with these:
all the suggestions...
Chicago has a lot to offer, and all those choices can feel overwhelming. How do you narrow down your options?
I want to help! I’ll share:
tips for planning your next staycation
ideas for a memorable night out
hidden gems to explore with the whole family
sharpen your skills...
Your “best camera” is the one you have on hand. So how can you make the most of that incredible tool you carry around every day? I’ll share:
mobile photography tips and tricks
editing options available for all phones
solutions that make snapping photos more fun
don't bust the budget...
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy exploring Chicago. Let me help you find ways to see the city while sticking to your budget. Frugal can be fun. I’ll share:
how to save money on popular attractions
lesser-known alternatives that cut expenses but not enjoyment
reviews from satisfied customers
Our patrons loved Molly, not only because she shared so much great information, but also because of her passion for and enjoyment of our great city. I think we all wanted to jump in our cars after her program and go listen to some blues and take a stroll on the Riverwalk. Molly is one of the most delightful and easy to work with presenters we’ve had here. We’d love to have her back.
Rolling Meadows Library
Molly Page is an engaging speaker who has visited our store many times to talk about her book and share her love of Chicago. She easily connects with both tourists and locals of all ages with her positive attitude and great sense of humor. When you hear Molly speak, you will definitely learn something new about Chicago leave with a smile on your face!
Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co.
Molly Page made a wonderful and insightful presentation to the Men’s Club of the North Shore Senior Center located in Northfield, IL. There were close to 200 men and women present, and even though we thought we knew everything about Chicago, Molly pointed out places that we didn’t know existed or we long ago had forgotten about Chicago with enthusiasm and charm, and it was one of the best presentations we hear in 2016.
North Shore Senior Center
Molly Page was a delight to have in my bookshop! She tailored her presentation of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die right on the spot to fit the interests of the people she had in the audience. Full of energy and zest for the subject, Molly will have even Chicago natives saying, “I’ve never heard of that here in Chicago. I’m going to go check it out.” I’d have Molly back for a presentation each season if I could convince her to keep driving to the suburbs!
Book Bin Northbrook
what should we do this weekend?
April 5, 2022
Glenside Public Library
June 9, 2022
Bartlett Public Library
smartphone photography 101
April 12, 2022
Manhattan-Elwood Public Library
June 30, 2022
Hinckley Public Library District
July 15, 2022
Creston-Dement Public Library
July 28, 2022
Bloomington Public Library
August 4, 2022
Batavia Public Library
August 11, 2022
Worth Public Library District
August 15, 2022
Crete Public Library
August 25, 2022
Wilmette Public Library
November 10, 2022
West Chicago Public Library
March 9, 2023
Riverside Public Library