Anne Durrum Robinson

Anne Durrum Robinson * 1913 - 2005 Anne died on June 7, 2005. This blog has been set-up to share remembrances from her friends and colleagues arounbd the world. Please constibute a favorite story of Annie, an anecdote, a quote or how she touched you. Anyone may comment but if you wish to add your own entry, please send an e-mail to and I will add you to the blog team.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

About Anne

Anne Durrum Robinson had a long and varied career -- or set of careers. She was a secretary, an office manager, a copy-writer, a free-lance writer for all media, a magazine editor, a broadcaster, an account executive for advertising agencies, a teacher at the university level, a building manager, a national and international presenter, a trainer of professional and support staffs, a trainer of trainers, a world traveler, a wife-mother-grandmother and great-grandmother. She wrote and performed on radio, TV, film and stage.

In recent years, she was an independent consultant, teaching workshops in many different areas: The Whole Brain, Creativity, Creative Problem-Solving, Effective Writing, Effective Listening, Creative Stress Management, Accelerated Learning, Use of Humor, Productive Aging, Mind-Mapping/Clustering, The 7 I's of Innovation (Imagination, Illustration, Ideation, Intuition, Incubation, Illumination and Futuring).

She was a presenter at three international conferences: the first international symposium on accelerated learning and teaching (Rio de Janeiro); the first international conference on brain dominances (Munich, West Germany); an international conference on creativity (Buffalo, NY). She taught workshops for the national Canadian Centre for Management Development. She has trained for business/industry, government and academia.

She wrote two light verse books: Never the Twain Shall Eat (about working women, written with her twin) and Symphony for Simple Simon (a light verse coloring book which has earned more than $50,000 for symphonies across the country and is sold nationally and internationally). She won two national one-act play prizes, a regional three-act play prize, a national song-lyrics prize and a number of poetry prizes.

She was a local member of American Society for Training and Development, a member of the Austin Area Intergovernmental Training Council, local/national member of The Association for Women in Communications (has twice been chosen outstanding chapter member), a member of the World Future Society, a member of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, a member of the American Creativity Association and a member of the Austin Women's Symphony League. She has been nominated for the Texas Women's Hall of Fame and has been included in Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who World-Wide.

The family requests donations be made to the Association for Women in Communications Scholarship Fund (click here for information or to donate).

From Anne's web site.

Visit Annie's Corner Store to purchase products created by Anne. Proceeds from the sales go to the Association for Women in Communications Scholarship Fund.


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