Hope Mihalap - The "Erma Bomback" of speakers - is a chronicler
of people, a seer of all things funny and an interpreter of life's most poignant moments.
Humor truly is the universal cure-all, and no one delivers it more dependably than
- American Humorist
- International Speaker
Where There's Hope, There's
- Play It By Ear
- Using Your Uncommon Senses
- Swimming Through the Melting Pot
- Care for the Caregiver
- Motherhood and Career: Memories from the Disaster Zone
It’s time to sit back, relax and take your medicine. Laughter, as we all
know, is the world’s best medicine and Hope Mihalap is a national
award-winning humorist. She is also a writer,
public radio host and the voice behind hundreds of radio and TV commercials.
She also has a name that even she can’t pronounce.
Hope’s late husband was a professor of Russian, and between them they spoke
seven languages. He spoke six of them. Their three children live all over
the world, have big appetites and even bigger senses of humor.
By laughing at herself, she reminds us not to take ourselves too seriously.
Hope Mihalap is an award-winning humorist with an ear for accents and a warm
message on good communication. Her humor and insights come from her
background as a Greek-American married to a Russian, as well as from her
experience as private secretary to Sir Rudolf Bing, temperamental general
manager of the Metropolitan Opera.
She holds two of the most prestigious speaking awards in the world—the
Mark Twain Award for Humor, received also by such artists as Bob Hope,
Danny Kaye, Phyllis Diller and Erma Bombeck and the Speaker Hall of Fame
Award from the National Speakers Association—the Oscar of the speaking
Hope speaks throughout the United States and in foreign countries as a
keynote presenter and humorous entertainer, known for her particular brand
of clean and intelligent wit and satire. She is also a featured
lecturer/entertainer on the prestigious Crystal Cruises ships.
Her humorous autobiography, Where There’s Hope, has been critically
acclaimed and excerpted in national magazines. She speaks fluent
English, Greek, French and Italian.
Internationally recognized American humorist Hope Mihalap delivers timeless messages
about human nature. From keynote speeches to workshops, where there's laughter,
- While enchanting audiences with her storytelling, Hope Mihalap conveys valuable lessons
in effective communication and relationships. Her instructional programs, like
"Play it by Ear" and "Using Your Uncommon Senses" capture the essence
and humor of communication.
- From customer service woes with a New York saleswoman to a commercial hotel owner in
rural North Carolina, Hope will entrance you with tales from the trenches as a person of
great perception. Her hilarious stories, complete with authentic accents, point out
the best and worst of the world at work.
- Hope Mihalap's background is like the alphabet soup of diversity. With a Greek
heritage, southern upbringing and Russian marriage, you could say she has a Doctorate of
Diversity. In "Swimming Through the Melting Pot,"
Hope speaks with authority about global cultural diversity.
- Take the edge off stress with honest, old-fashioned belly laughs. audiences
instantly connect with Hope's genuine approach to the ups and downs of life. Her
experience and acute observations cover topics such as "Motherhood
and Career: Memories from the Disaster Zone," and "Care
for the Caregiver," to name a few.
Life comes in a series of challenges and our attitude determines whether
we find it hard or rewarding. Hope's unique perspective and sense of humor are an
example to us all.
|"You are a tremendously funny lady and, in my opinion, are among
the top tier of American professional speakers today ... When a member of the board of
directors of one of our banks came up and told you he'd pay to hear you speak again, well
... that was too much for me!"
T. Wayne Kirwan
Maryland Bankers Association
|"Your presentation at our annual luncheon surpassed all of our
expectations. You were the perfect choice for our audience. People are still
talking about your speech, your stories and your accents. On a personal note, you
were so easy to work with, so at ease, and so self-sufficient."
Women's Council of Realtors