Dorma has been a public speaker since the age of four addressing
crowds from 10 to 12,000 in political, educational, social and
religious venues. At six years old she recited Lincoln's Gettysburg
address for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Detroit at Cobo Hall in
1963, just before he gave the initial presentation of his “I Have A
She has hosted cable television events for the City of Detroit and
other venues. Celebrities and the non-famous continue to compliment her
unique gift to instantly connect with an audience no matter the
occasion or size of the crowd.
She was invited to speak at a college for career day with six
presenters, all with more education and experience. She received three
standing ovations and was the only one asked to come back at a time when
she would be the only speaker. Comments made were:
“You put Les Brown to shame.” John Milton
“I thought I heard something when I heard Norman Vincent Peale. He was nothing, compared to you.” Tyler Mitchell
“May I call you?” Sandra Trent
“You really helped me. You gave me hope.” Kathleen Winegarden
Needless to say, the other presenters were not too happy with her
presentation. She doesn’t speak to please them. She speaks to help
people. She has been deeply wounded, and knows how to help people get
up, keep going and win. Even if they feel they have nothing left.
She speaks in many venues, encouraging people to action through
changing their minds, uplifting their thoughts, and following their
hearts. She serves as mistress of ceremony, panel discussion leader and
main speaker. She has taught secular and religious workshops,
Christian Dating, The Power of Prayer, 10 Steps to Guarantee You are
Dating the Wrong Man, Overcoming Low Self-Esteem, Shattered Inside -
Smiling Outside, Why Breaking the Rules is the Only Way, Don’t Do
Anything, Until You Have Tried Everything, and much more.
The greatest lesson she has learned is: "Even though I was
devastated by opening and closing six businesses because I made some
wrong choices, I never gave up. God saw around the corner and I am
blessed that I closed them."
She attended Mercy College and Wayne State University studying
Business Administration. Her hobbies include cooking (apple pie,
banana pudding, pound cake, chicken soup, turkey salad, scratch
spaghetti sauce) and writing.
Between all of this, she loves to watch comedy and study politics
and business trends. “I have been through a lot, shed many tears, and
walked the floor all night. Prayer, God’s Word, laughter and investing
time to think, have saved my life and I will never stop doing either