Speaking Topics

Dr. Ray speaks frequently around the country, both to private and public organizations and groups. He is a highly sought after presenter, having spoken to more than 2,000 groups of all types: Teachers, hospitals, women’s groups, churches, conferences, professional associations, and others. His topics include parenting, marriage, faith, and motivational talks.

For more information or to contact Dr. Ray to speak at your special event, please call 330-903-8019 or visit our Contact page.

Some of Dr. Ray’s most popular speaking topics include:

You’re a Better Parent Than You Think!
You’re a Better Teacher Than You Think!

Parents, teachers and anyone who works with children today are having their confidence, peace of mind, and authority undercut by a number of widespread myths that have been pushed upon them by the experts, the media and almost everybody else. Victimized by these false notions, many parents and educators are plagued by groundless worry, guilt and frustration. This presentation will foster self confidence, peace of mind, and will put authority into your hands where it belongs. Alternate titles for this presentation are:

  • Standing Strong
  • Laughter: The Sanity of Family
  • Laughter: The Sanity of Discipline
  • Parenting: Then and Now

Marriage: Small Steps, Big Rewards

Making small personal changes can bring about dramatic improvements in a relationship. Overcoming any resistance to making those changes will not only lead to a better marriage but to more self contentment. Using illustrations familiar to most spouses, Dr. Ray offers humorous and good-sense guidance for a stronger marriage.

Back to the Family

Back to the Family presents the results of a three-year, national search for strong families. It reveals those characteristics most common to strong families as well as the struggles and difficulties most families face. The results will reinforce some traditional ideas about family life while offering some reassuring surprises.

Lessons for Life from Children

Children are consummate teachers about life. Their lessons are innocently straightforward, yet hard-hitting. Any grownup, be he/she a parent or former child, will personally relate to these lessons for life. This presentation will leave grownups a little more grown-up, and happier for it.

All presentations are packed with humor and real-life examples. They will leave their audience laughing, feeling emotionally upbeat and much more self-confident. Plenty of practical ideas will be offered for dealing with children more calmly and easily.

Content and examples will be tailored to fit the audience.


A small sample of the organizations to which Dr. Ray has presented:

International Association of Parent Preschools

National Association of American Mothers National Association of Mothers of Twins Clubs

National Association of Catholic Diocesan Family Life Ministers

National Legatus

National/Regional Head Start Conference

National Association of Pupil Transportation Workers

National Association of Catholic Home Educators

Ohio School Boards Association

Ohio Department of Mental Health

Kansas Dental Auxiliary

British Vancouver Cooperative Preschools

AT&T/Bell Labs

Utah American Mothers Association

Maryland Association of Elementary School Administration

Nebraska School Boards Association

Ohio Association of Home Economists