One of the best parts of being a professional speaker is the wonderful friends I have made in the speaking industry. Jessica Pettitt, CSP is one of those special friends who has enhanced my life by her presence. She is a former college administrator and stand-up comic who became a professional speaker. I met Jess about 18 months ago at a National Speakers Association event, and we have become fast friends. She is one of those people who is always willing to help others and takes joy in the success of those around her.
Jessica has launched a series of product offerings for closing a conference called "Shebango!". Together we share a belief that the speakers selected to open and close a conference set the tone for the whole event, and impact how people remember their experience (which leads to how they talk-up the conference to their peers and influences if they return the following year).
Where my "Conference Catalyst" program typically kicks off an event, her "Shebango!" closes the conference (Holy Cow - I can't wait until the right planner comes along who uses us both at the same event!!! Talk about fun for all). She participates in all aspects of the conference and then summarizes the vibe of the multiple days with her unique mix of humor and motivation.
Here is a quick video where she shares more information about "Shebango!"
Want to see Jessica in action? She will be the Facilitator of Awesomeness (and yes, the Shebango!) at the America Talks Business Conference in Philadelphia on July 24-26, 2013.
Congrats to Jess.... this is cool (and so is she).
Have A Great Day.