Discover how Roslyn can make your next event a memorable success with her true story
of resilience and triumph over tragedy that will leave your
audience feeling inspired and filled with hope.
your next corporate, faith-based, student, cancer group or community event.
In her multi-media
presentation based on her acclaimed book, MEANT TO BE,
Roslyn Franken, reveals the remarkable true story of her
parents as two unlikely survivors of
World War II who find enduring love against
Her father survived the Nagasaki atomic bomb as a
Prisoner of War in Japan. Her mother survived the
concentration camps of Nazi Europe. When
diagnosed with cancer at 29, Roslyn quickly turned
to her parents' experiences and NEVER GIVE UP attitude
as inspiration in her own fight to beat cancer and
become a long-term survivor.
Roslyn's parents survive their captivity? How did they meet?
What did Roslyn learn from her parents
in facing her own fight for survival that can help us all live better lives?
The answers to all these questions and more are what
make up Roslyn's powerful
presentation of MEANT TO BE.
your audience experience Roslyn's engaging combination of
masterful storytelling with a
variety of audio-visual elements. These include photos, live music, video clips of a
Gemini-award nominated television documentary about her parents'
lives plus much more. These original elements add tremendous impact and
intrigue for a truly unique
and memorable audience experience.
Request Roslyn to speak at your next event
HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
ABOUT ROSLYN'S MEANT TO BE
"Roslyn Franken's presentation of her book, Meant To Be, was
breathtaking! From the moment she began telling her parents'
story, the entire audience was completely captivated. The entire
room was filled with tears, laughter, gasps, and sighs as they
hung on her every word…This is such a powerful
story everyone needs to hear!!
O. McKee III, Pastor, Harvester United Methodist Church, Land
"Roslyn Franken's presentation was an evening filled with emotion and inspiration...The
whole audience laughed and cried as Roslyn, using a multi-media approach
including music, took us half way around the world and back while giving us a
rare and very personal glimpse into the lives of her parents. With Roslyn as our
guide, we went from tragedy to triumph as she shared valuable insights taught to
her by her parents."
~Stephen Schneiderman, Executive Director The Bess and Moe Greenberg Family Hillel Lodge,
Roslyn, what an amazing story on such
an important topic, and one that
should be shared with all! Your
presentation was emotionally charged,
uplifting and you presented in a
manner that was both entertaining and
inspiring. Your ability to connect to
a variety of personalities, cultures,
and ages is a true gift and you would
be a huge asset to ANY group who is
looking for an amazing, one-of-a-kind
~ Rabbi Mendy Yarmush, Chabad Wiregrass, South
“Roslyn Franken was our Guest Speaker for our B’nai Brith Annual Holocaust Memorial Event. I got wonderful feedback about her presentation from everyone. Her parents’ remarkable life story kept everyone spell bound and needs to be told to many. Her presentation style was both dynamic and inspiring. I would highly recommend Roslyn as a speaker for your group event.”
~ Howard Rothman, President, B’nai Brith Greater Tampa Bay, Senior International Vice President (Retired) B’nai B’rith International
"Everyone present took the time to indicate what
a thrilling story you have. Your ability to affirm
belief and trust, in the context of your story, was
emotionally and spiritually inspiring. It was a
privilege that you should invite us into that part
of your life, and the charismatic and direct way
that you did that."
~ Paul McKechnie, St. Paul Presbyterian Church of Ottawa
Having Roslyn come to my school and
speak to my students was incredibly
beneficial as her story about her
parents connects directly with the
goals we are trying to achieve with
our studentsan... Her parents' story
is personal and motivational which allows our students to see
the world and life's struggles in a different perspective.
Brent Howard, History Teacher at John McCrae High School,
REVIEWS OF MEANT TO BE BOOK
book. Amazing story. Beautifully
written." ~ Susan Weiskopf
"I read the book in two days -
couldn't put it down." ~ Janet Watson
"This is a
excellent well written, book from the
heart, portraying the strength of the
human spirit winning over an
incomprehensible evil..." ~ Edward
IN THE MEDIA
Roslyn Franken has been
a guest on numerous television and radio shows and
featured in newspapers and magazines across North
America and abroad.
She's appeared on NBC, CTV, CH and A-Channel Television; WBAP
News/Talk 820 Texas, 92.9FM Voice of Barbados Radio, Women Power Talk Radio, CBC Radio;
USA Today, International Business Times, Florida Today, Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun,
Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa Business Journal, Physician Assisted World Newspapers; and Capital
Style, Challenge, and Due West magazines, just to name a few.
Check out Roslyn's other book...
LIST: 9 GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR HEALTHY EATING
AND POSITIVE LIVING
"This is an easy-to-read book, with true-life stories
from the author to add credibility to her
message. She can talk the talk because she has
walked the walk. Ample space given within the
text to challenge the reader and make it an
interactive exercise. Readers will come away
motivated, and feeling positive about making
realistic, measurable changes towards a
healthier lifestyle and disposition."
- Truman W