Each Friday on this blog I enjoy highlighting some of the cool things my friends do in their personal and professional lives.
I spent much of this week attending the National Speakers Association Annual Convention. This event has become an important stop each year in the pursuit of growing my speaking business. The event is amazing, as it pulls together over 1000 professional speakers who share best practices and the stories of the road to success. It is a heavy dose of learning, fun, late nights with friends, seeing the best presenters in the world, and the chance to build relationships with others who work in the crazy (but wonderful) speaking business.
On Tuesday it was announced that Ruby Newell-Legner would become the new vice president on the NSA board of directors. She has been an active member of the board for several years, but this achievement puts her on the track to be president of NSA in 2015-2016. She will spend the next two years preparing to lead the dynamic and ever changing organization.
Ruby is a wonderful person. While I do not know her well, she has always been gracious and giving. She has built a powerful business specializing in customer service, and she has an amazing list of clients who rave about her work. When you visit her website you are greeted by the words "Great Customer Service Starts with Giving your Employees the Skills they Need to Succeed", and Ruby is an expert in educating and motivating teams.
I am excited for her and the organization. I know that her leadership will have a huge impact on the future of the industry.
Have A Great Day