This week I was sitting at the London airport waiting for a plane, where a boy (approximately 8 years old) had his cars, pens and other toys spewed all over the floor at my feet.
I was recently a motivational keynote speaker for a healthcare conference where I found my way into over 50 different photos ( i counted). Every time somebody would breathe someone would find a reason to click.
On October 24, 2012 I was a motivational keynote speaker for the Texas Association of Court Administrators Conference. The event took place at the Hilton Fort Worth, a historical landmark hotel that has been upgraded and refabricated many times over the years.
I spend most of my day rushing around. Dashing from one airport gate to another, speeding through traffic to get to an event, or rushing to get one task complete before I get interrupted and have to focus on another.
In my mad rush, I realize some things get done well and some of them just get done. When I look at the blur that was my day, I think what fell through the cracks today? What should I have spent more time and attention on? What is this noise about life balance?
Some things come back to haunt me. For instance, when I send out a newsletter that had a lot of errors in it, clients complain.
I have also been planning my sons 3 rd birthday party and I keep thinking he's only 3, he won't notice if it's not this grand event- this one doesn't have to be perfect. Then I got a phone call from someone I forgot to invite, and I can't help feeling guilty.
Something has got to give. Over the years I have learned to prioritize, but I still find myself looking regretfully at some things I do and think I should have done better!
As a motivational keynote speaker, I often do a motivational speech about life balance and prioritizing, fully realizing I am close to insanity myself!
Organizations and associations struggle to get and keep strong conference sponsors. Today, many, many organizations and associations are fighting for the same conference sponsor dollars. A company will sponsor an event if they see the tangible benefits of doing so.
Last year several of my engagements as a motivational keynote speaker were postponed or cancelled because the event was unable to command sponsorship. To avoid this again this year, I am putting together resources to help meeting planners obtain great event sponsors.
On October 18, 2012 I am a motivational keynote speaker for the Activity Professionals of Ontario. Celebrating their 28th Annual Conference in London Ontario, this is a group of leisure recreation providers in healthcare settings.
On October 9, 2012 I was a motivational keynote speaker for the LeadingAge Kentucky Conference. It was a warm and enthusiastic crowd of over 300 long term care providers from across Kentucky.
On October 16, 2012, I am a motivational speaker for the Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Luncheon.
The event has over 120 women enrolled from a diverse mix of industries. The event is catered for women during the chamber of commerce small business week.
On October 10, 2012 I was a motivational keynote speaker for the Michigan Municipal Treasurers Conference at the Boyne Mountain Resort. This event featured over 180 enthusiastic municipal treasury professionals from across michigan.
On October 21, 2012 I am an inspirational speaker for the Union of Taxation Employees Health and Safety conference in Ottawa, Ontario.
I was an inspirational keynote speaker for the Canadian Society of Club Managers annual convention.
I was an inspirational speaker for the Canadian Society of Club Managers on September 30, 2012. It was an incredible event that kicked off the evening before with a wine social at the Harvest Golf Club. We had the opportunity to sample over 8 different wines from the Okanagan in a breathtaking venue.
On September 30, 2012, I am an opening inspirational keynote speaker for the Canadian Society of Club Managers Conference in Kelowna, BC.