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Figure Anna Virginia Miller Lecturer Home Address 1237 Harrison Street Kansas City, Missouri A Word from the Management Concerning Anna Virginia Miller WE present the following paragraphs as an appreciation of the merits of Miss Miller's work and not as an introduction. Having been on the Lecture Platform for many years, and having addressed audiences in nearly every state in the Union, an introduction would be an impertinence. Neither do we expect to do her justice—no one could do her justice in cold type—we therefore do not attempt the impossible. Miss Miller is a minister of The Gospel of Sunshine, a great teacher of The Art of Right Living and Right Thinking, a Lecturer who has solved the problem of The Happy Life, and a speaker who is repeatedly called An Ideal Woman Lecturer. Her work has been tested everywhere and under all conditions, and she invariably pleases her audiences, and is usually recalled, sometimes many times to repeat the same or another message. We unhestitatingly recommend and guarantee Miss Miller to make good anywhere. Try her. Education Miss Miller has built up a solid foundation with a thorough, practical education that is all conclusive for her work. After graduating at the High School she took the Normal Course at The Dillenbeck School of Oratory, The Boston Cooking School, Brown's Business College, and The Kansas City Art School. She has further taken private lessons in Public Speaking of the best instructors in America. Literary Work For many years she has contributed to the leading periodicals of the country, specializing on HOME ECONOMICS and Real Home Topics which have usually appeared in such publications as devote their pages to the interests of The Home. She regards The Home as the center of the universe, and woman as the center of the home; therefore, her message is most frequently to women—but she also writes on popular themes and contributes to trade journals. She is editor of the Cookery Departments of THE GAS INDUSTRY, and THE NATURAL GAS JOURNAL. Lectures While Miss Miller specializes on subjects pertaining to The Home, she also gives POPULAR LECTURES. In these she includes the basic elements of all good discourse, the primary element of which is THE MESSAGE which she feels and imparts in an easy conversational manner—she is not an orator, but rather an easy, instructive, entertaining speaker whose message contains a vital truth, appeals to the heart, holds the audience, uplifts and fills them with inspired thoughts and lofty purposes. Her themes are based on her own opinions and experiences, for she never descends to unkind criticism of the opinions of others in an effort to build her own logic—she is constructive always—never destructive. The lectures are sufficiently varied to be suitable for morning, afternoon, evening and Sunday programmes. Her Motto To do all the good that she can, To all the people that she can, In all the ways that she can, As long as ever she can. Lecture Subjects Women, Dreams and Ideals. Women who have made the world better for having lived in it. Women Dreamers and Idealists. The interpretation of some of the world's famous Dreams. Day Dreams and Night Dreams and Dreams that make for Ideals. Concrete The Successful Life. A message of encouragement and inspiration for the young. The motive power that leads to success—why some succeed and why others fail. How to choose the vocations of life. The conditions that promote Human Happiness. Happiness, not riches, the goal of mankind. This lecture is suitable for any programme, but especially appropriate for Commencement. The Harmony of Spending. Co-operation of the earner and the spender and their relations, duties and obligations in the home. The departments of Food, Clothing and Shelter are all considered and the problem of Domestic Servants, Recreation and the Entertainment of Friends are included. The relative benefits of City and Country Home Life. The Problem of Household Finance. Fraternity. A message of inspiration based on THE FATHERHOOD OF GOD, THE BROTHERHOOD OF MAN, and THE POWER OF THOUGHT. A message that touches the HEART, a common TRUTH for all people everywhere. Brings laughter, tears, instruction, inspiration. The lecture is suitable for any programme, but is especially appropriate for Sunday programmes. Illustrated Lectures. CULINARY APPLIANCES OF THE HOUR. COOKERY. FOOD. AN OUTING LUNCHEON. PINK AND WHITE LUNCHEON. HOUSEHOLD FINANCE. These lectures are suitably given either in series or singly and embrace every phase of the selection, preparation and the serving of food. Illustrated by pictures, charts, models, utensils, table-ware, table-setting and demonstration. Demonstration Cooking Lectures. These are arranged to suit local preferences, and may include American or Foreign dishes. The most practical cookery embraces our own American dishes and those popular foreign dishes which have become Americanized and adapted to our American palates through the processes of the evolution of cookery. Specialties include New England, Southern, Creole, Mexican, French, English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and many other national dishes. Dishes suited to menus for all occasions are included. Marketing, Cooking and Serving in all their phases given. These lectures are primarily instructive and Miss Miller presents the Practical, Business and Commercial features in the lectures that accompany the Demonstrations with a skill that is in perfect accord with the most progressive thought of the times. Personal Flash-Lights from Press and Friends Miss Miller has one of the largest collections of personal and press notices of any Lecturer in the profession. These notices vary from six inches to three columns in length and she has never seen or heard of an adverse criticism. Believing readers are more interested in short brief flash-lights of opinions than in long writeups, the following are selected as representative of the majority thought of these clippings. The Times, Denver, Colo. Last night at the Elks Fair the lawyers were all examining, investigating, cross-examining and patronizing the lecture on HOME ECONOMICS given by THE WOMAN IN WHITE, Miss Anna Virginia Miller of The Boston Cooking School. Defiance Express, Defiance, Ohio. Miss Miller's lectures are very practical and are attracting much attention, not only in Defiance, but also among those who reside in the vicinity of the city. The Star, Kansas City, Mo. Such facts as Miss Miller gives are invaluable, because they are arrived at by people who have spent their lives in COOKERY. Everything she prepares is new—that's interesting, for one gets so tired of the same old things, and she not only gives receipts but she puts the ingredients together as she explains in a clear and concise manner how to do it right. C. C. McConnell, President, Waxahachie Chautauqua, Waxahachie, Tex. I take great pleasure in saying that Miss Anna Virginia Miller of Kansas City, Mo., gave her Scientific Demonstration Lectures in Cookery at Waxahachie Chautauqua, and that she gave perfect satisfaction. No Chautauqua will make a mistake to secure her services. The Independent, Lincoln, Neb. We recommend this series of lectures to all the women of Lincoln, and to the wives and sisters of union men especially. The Tenderfoot—Roswell Register-Tribune, Roswell, N. M. The trend of all her dope was how to save money, time and labor—I liked that—I wished my wife had been there; all the items were of the most direct and absorbing interest. Jennings Times-Record, Jennings, La. Miss Miller brings great enthusiasm to her work, one can see from start to finish she is interested in her subject, and that is the secret of her success—she holds her audience spell-bound every minute. The Linton Daily Call, Linton, Ind. Every statement she makes is filled with enthusiasm, her logic is well defined, her manner pleasing in the extreme and her words are filled with a spirit and a sparkle that holds her audience. The Aberdeen Daily News, Aberdeen, S. D. Economy is the WATCH-WORD OF THRIFT—that is the reason why so many prosperous looking women go to hear THE WOMAN IN WHITE—that is Miss Miller's other name. Warsaw Daily Union, Warsaw, Ind. Monday, beginning the last five days of the sessions of The International Lyceum Association at Winona Lake, was filled with good things, both entertaining and instructive. Miss Miller is having large gatherings at her morning talks. These lectures and demonstrations in Home Economics are worth hearing and seeing by all the ladies of the town and community at the lake. The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Okla. Miss Miller's programme in Oklahoma City includes the COOKERY OF NATIONS, be sure to hear these lectures—it will make hubby's heart glad. The Salt Lake Herald, Salt Lake City, Utah. Miss Miller presents her subject as one having authority, she fully understands all that science has done for the house-wife, and she makes it her business to impart her knowledge to her audience in a clear, concise and practical manner. The Morning Reveille, Bellingham, Wash. The ease with which she moves about the platform, her magnetic personality, cultured refinement, her full, far-reaching voice and convincing statements are a marvel and a delight to her audience. The Evening Journal, Fredericksburg, Va. THE WOMAN IN WHITE possesses a rare personality, a convincing presentation of her subject, and while under the spell of her influence, it is impossible to disagree with any of her most logical statements. She is a good story teller, a practical demonstrator and a deep thinker. Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Ga. The way Miss Miller handles her subject is wonderful, her words clear, her manner scholarly, and her personality attractive. More than one woman went away from the Institute with more than one bundle of twentieth century ideas tucked away for future reference. It is safe to say that not a woman among them but felt inspired to better things for the HOME for having attended this lecture given by THE WOMAN IN WHITE. The Evening Press, Carthage, Mo. Miss Miller's address this morning at the Chautauqua had nothing of dry discourse about it, but was adorned with humorous stories, witty sayings and practical advice. A large audience greeted the lecturer and she held them spell-bound until she had said the last word. The News, Fort Smith, Ark. The Chautauqua HOME ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT is in the hands of that most eminent and scholarly lecturer, Miss Anna Virginia Miller of The Boston Cooking School. Miss Miller showed this morning how individuality may be put into a salad, brains into a steak, and she puts leaven into her discourse that is sure to leaven the whole lump of her hearers.
|Title||Anna Virginia Miller: lecturer|
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|Personal Name Subject||Miller, Anna Virginia|
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