The orchestra was conducted by the renowned Hugh Wolff. He and the orchestra performed Beethoven’s Concerto No. 4 in G major for Piano and Orchestra. Horacio Guitiérrez played the piano. After the intermission, the orchestra performed Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, Op. 45.
After speaking at the 2011 SC Telco Federal Credit Union Annual Meeting, I’m excited to be back with them this year. In addition to speaking with their executive team, I will be going deeper on the topic of life planning.
|Date:||November 17, 2012|
|Event:||SC Telco Federal Credit Union Annual Meeting|
|Topic:||Life Plan: Designing the Life You’ve Always Wanted|
|Sponsor:||SC Telco Federal Credit Union|
|Location:||670 Verdae Boulevard
Greenville, SC 29607
“I don’t have a leader title.”
“I don’t have anyone who reports to me.”
“I don’t have experience leading people.”
I used to say these things, as an excuse. I used to say I am not a leader. I used to believe I was not a leader.
I will be speaking to the Association for Financial Technology (AFT) on the topic of “Shift: Leading Well In Turbulent Times.” AFT is a volunteer association of industry visionaries, thought leaders, strategic senior managers and delivery professionals from companies that serve the financial services vertical market.
|Date:||March 18, 2013|
|Event:||Association for Financial Technology (AFT) 2013 Spring Meeting|
|Topic:||Shift: Leading in Challenging Times|
|Sponsor:||Association for Financial Technology|
|Venue:||Boca Raton Resort and Club|
|Location:||501 East Camino Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432
I have attended hundreds of meetings—maybe a few thousand—and led a few hundred, too. Often, meetings seem like a waste of time.
There have been some notable exceptions, and in this episode I talk about what made these meetings different.
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I am looking forward to speaking at the BEECH Retreat on the topic of Platform. BEECH is a hands-on event dedicated to empowering bloggers, entrepreneurs, and social media leaders to sharpen their skills, renew their vision, and broaden their influence.
|Date:||February 2, 2013|
|Event:||The BEECH Retreat|
|Topic:||Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World|
|Sponsor:||JJP Holdings, Inc.|
|Venue:||South Seas Island Resort|
|Location:||5400 Plantation Rd.
Captiva, FL 33924
|Registration:||Click here to register.|
|More Info:||Click here for more information.|
In my thirty-plus year career in publishing, I have had the privilege of working with a number of amazing authors. One of those is my friend, Max Lucado.
In twenty-five years of writing, Max has sold more than 80 million books. His new book, Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine, was published by Thomas Nelson last month.
My backside aches this morning. Forty miles of riding a bike with a well worn seat will do that to you. But this pain is nothing compared to what almost happened yesterday.
As Kellie and I ventured through the countryside on our twenty-one speeds, we experienced a pain that many people experience in their own personal lives and don’t even know it. Here’s what happened and how it relates to you.
Whether you are a professional speaker or someone who only makes the occasional presentation, you could be more effective with better slides. In this podcast, I share my seven rules for better presentations.
I have sat through hundreds of slide presentations, maybe thousands. Some of them were stunning; most of them mind-numbing. I will also share with you from my experience as a professional speaker, who doesn’t have it all figured out but who is committed to never-ending improvement.
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She got stuck on that thought and realized she had not been intentional, particularly as it related to her career.
“Readers are leaders and leaders are readers.” I can remember when and where I heard that phrase for the first time. It was at a Campus Crusade meeting on a Thursday night in Hardin Hall on the campus of Clemson University.
I’m not sure why those words are burned into my mind, but this quote took my leadership to the next level. Soon after, I started soaking up anything I could find on the topic of leadership.