"Meet Dr M. Tina Dupree"It is a delight to announce that Dr. Tina Dupree is this month’s featured showcase.

Dr. Dupree has been a longtime supporter of the Women in Ecommerce and has been a lifetime member since our inception. She is on the National Board of Advisors and an honorary member of our International board of Advisors for Women in Ecommerce.

Here’s her “story:”

Dr. M. Tina Dupree is an expert in motivational programs especially designed to inform, inspire, motivate, and leave a positive lasting impression. Her personal motto is: “You’ve invested countless dollars and time in other things. Now it’s time to invest in yourself.“

Invest in yourself, the model from which she uses to present her interactive keynote speeches, one-on-one coaching, workshops, and seminar training programs.

Tina is lovingly known internationally as ‘The Chicken Lady’’ because of 12 years experience as Corporate spokesperson for a major fast food chicken restaurant chain. When she resigned from her corporate level position to start Motivational Training Center LLC, the corporation contracted her as their community spokesperson. As owner of Motivational Training Center LLC, she presents personal and professional development interactive keynote speeches, corporate training programs, and monthly seminars on Public Speaking, Professional Speaking, Customer Service, Leadership, and Training Trainers to Train. Dr. Dupree has received more than 500 plaques and awards for community service and has been written about in more than 75 newspapers and magazines. She is also a columnist for the South Florida Business News since 1999.

Dr. Dupree has authored four books: It’s Time to Invest in Yourself, Hot TIPS on Public Speaking, Room to Grow: The Doorway to achieving your True POTENTIAL, and How to Speak Locally and Get PAID. She was a 10 year Professional Member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), and also served as NSA’s Liaison for Chapters in the State of Florida; and she served as 1999-2000 President of Florida Speakers Association. For 8 years, Tina was the radio talk show host for Building Bridges aired on WMCU 89.7 FM in Miami and 101.9 in Palm Beach. She was also a co-host for Truth of the Matter, broadcast in South Florida on WTPS a.m. and hosted the television program Speak for Success on Cable TV. Dr. Dupree now has an internet radio program on blog talk radio.

In 2001, she received a special invitation by President George W. Bush to the Oval Office at the White House for a special discussion on reforming education. Dr. Dupree is an adjunct professor at Florida Memorial University where she teaches Public Speaking and she also teaches non-credit business classes for Miami Dade College.

As Founder of a non-profit organization, Professional Speakers Network, Inc., she has personally trained and certified more than 150 professional speakers. More than 100 of the members as a result of her training have written and published their own books, several have started their own businesses, and all have improved their public speaking skills.

Dr. Dupree is honored to be included in the AT&T 2011-12 African American History Calendar on the September page. She is also included in the Chases Calendar of Events with her own national holiday. November 4th is National Chicken Lady Day.

Thank you Dr. Tina for all your support all these years!