Conference Attendees are Usually Already Motivated.
Most speakers are hired by professional associations or companies. The people in these audiences, for the most part, are attending because they want to strengthen their position in an already existing, often thriving career.
Employees sent on the company’s dime to improve their skills and gain knowledge are usually doing pretty well to justify such a big corporate investment. And if the attendee is a professional entrepreneur, he or she is doing well enough to afford to pay hundreds of dollars (if not thousands) for registration, travel and purchases at these events on their own.
I’m not knocking the conferences at all. I love them! I want to be chosen to “rock the house” at all of them! There is a need for them. Wonderful information is shared. Strong connections are made. I love conferences!
I can’t ignore, however, the fact that for every person who attends a conference, there are thousands of people who can’t afford a hotel room, much less afford airfare and a registration fee. And these people really need the expertise, encouragement and “life skills” training that we provide.
Announcing the Weekly Power Lunch!
I’m excited to announce that I’ve teamed up with radio host and speaker Sugar Stallings to introduce the “Power Lunch Series” to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Sugar is one of the most dynamic young speakers I have met in recent years who just happened to move into my own back yard on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Each Thursday at noon (if we are in town), we will present strategies in personal development, career growth and self development. For $5, anyone can show up and get the same level of empowerment and expertise that conference attendees get. The $5.00 is for pizza and soft drinks. The presentation is one hour.
The first “Power Lunch” is this Thursday, March 13 at Demiller Hall, 610 Water Street, Biloxi, MS 39530.
I’m doing this for a few reasons. First, I want to give the opportunity for people in my community who really need the information, expertise and encouragement. Another reason is that I love to speak. I love seeing the look on people’s faces when I say something that registers in their mind as “good stuff.” The more I speak, the better I will get. And I am looking forward to working more closely with, and learning from the amazing Sugar Stallings!
About Sugar Stallings, Esq.
As one of 22 children, native Ethiopian and Trinidadian speaker Sugar Stallings had to speak up loud to be heard. Her powerful voice has projected her to the realization of many dreams. Dreams like coming to the U.S. on a full scholarship, earning a law degree from the University of Maryland, working with mayors, governors, political organizations, lobbying on Capitol Hill and working at the White House on the Health Care bill. As host of “A Call to Action Talk Show,” she blends politics, economic news, community events and a motivational message Saturdays at 10 am on WQFX – 1130 AM. Her “Power Lunch” presentation will give you actionable advice to improve your current situation. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends on the Gulf Coast: Come out and support us and bring friends and family members who need encouragement. You will be glad you did. Here’s a map. See you at noon on Thursday!