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by Allen J. Sheinman | March 04, 2011
The list

These luminaries are all available through the BigSpeak Speakers Bureau (bigspeak.com). If you could choose just one to address your next conference, who would you pick?

Candace Bergen, five-time Emmy Award winner for her title role in TV's Murphy Brown
Joan Ganz Cooney, a co-founder of PBS-TV's Sesame Street and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1995
Whoopi Goldberg, Grammy- , Tony- and Oscar-winning actress
Judith Martin, perhaps better known by her syndicated-column byline of Miss Manners
Cynthia McFadden, Emmy Award-winning journalist and co-anchor of TV's Nightline
Peggy Noonan, former speechwriter for presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. Bush
Liz Smith, the grande dame of syndicated entertainment columnists
Leslie Stahl, former White House correspondent, veteran 60 Minutes journalist
Marlo Thomas, actress, author, national outreach director for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Lily Tomlin, like Whoopi, this noted comedian/actress has won the trifecta of entertainment awards: Grammy, Tony and Oscar.

Source: Big Speak Inc.

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