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Halloween Lessons Even For Hailed Presenters & Planners

Who would have guessed that Halloween is the 2nd most celebrated holiday in the US, just behind Christmas? REALLY!? What possibly could have changed over the last 20 years to have it supersede even Thanksgiving and Easter? What once was only for kids – now gets us all wrapped up in parties, decoration, pumpkin carving, special food […]

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Opening Keynote Speaker for National Convention | APC

I was grateful to be the Opening Keynote Speaker for National Convention for the Administrative Professionals in 2014. It was a high energy group and I had a wonderful experience as their keynote speaker. And everyone is engaged and enjoying the time . . . but the nice woman in the second row, 2nd from the left I can’t seem to figure out yet.

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Opening Keynote Speaker for National Convention | APC
How to be an Event Emcee & get SWARMED by Secret Service

How to be an Event Emcee & get SWARMED by Secret Service

So here is a good one and probably an event emcee tip you wouldn’t have otherwise known unless you FIRST. . . did it WRONG.

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A hotel app allows business travelers, even Keynote Speakers, to network with other hotel guests?

As a Keynote Speaker and NOT your typical motivational speaker, I rack up miles in travel. I’m a USA Today “Road Warrior” contributor at times and found this request quite interesting . . . and maybe disturbing. It is heralded as “New app creates pop-up social networks at hotels”. Meaning, as a traveler, keynote speaker or vacationer other people could communicate with you, simply because, you are staying in the same hotel. Really?

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A hotel app allows business travelers, even Keynote Speakers, to network with other hotel guests?

NAMA Fall National Conference – Closing motivational speaker in Chicago

Great to be a part of the NAMA Fall National Conference in Chicago as their closing motivational speaker. Great venue and great audience. Following they ran a quick interview and here it was.

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