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A Little About Me...
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Thanks for stopping by. I'm a writer & speaker on all sorts of topics that I'm passionate about. I'm also a veteran meeting planner (I did my corporate time for seven years, then owned a third party company for 11 years, and now I run SPIN and The Hive Network. I'm also an occasional sales trainer and mentor to frustrated meetings industry suppliers trying to find a better way into the hearts and minds of planners. I believe in 100% candor - otherwise, nothing changes and the industry just keeps on keepin' on. I also believe nothing should get done without a little fun thrown in (unless you're the IRS).
I also speak and facilitate outside the meetings industry on adult learning, audience engagement, networking, customer-focused sales,and Un-Conferencing.
Use my Contact form to reach out about anything (except nuclear physics, can't help you much with that).
Wow! Just learned that I was named for the third year in a row to Successful Meetings Magazine's Top 25 Most Influential in the Industry, and also to the Meetings Focus Magazine list of Meeting Trendsetters of 2014!! These are truly two of the highest honors I could receive, and I am truly humbled.
In addition to speaking in Brazil at Forum Eventos in March 2014, I hit a milestone when I spoke in the Philippines in June 2014 at MICECon, their country's conference on Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions. That marked the fifth continent I've spoken on (C'mon, Australia and Antarctica!).
My other big news is that I was named to M&C Magazine's 2014 list of Planners' Favorite Speakers, along with James Earl Jones (yes, I'm on a list with Darth Vader), and others. See the list