I have been blessed with meeting and befriending some outstanding people, as a result of my nearly two-year social media journey. There is not enough space, in one blog post, to list all of these wonderful folks, or explain why I am honored to know them. However, this article has been inspired by one of those special connections.
Last May, I attended a conference, in Chicago, Called SobCon. For anyone with an interest in business strategy, online or otherwise, this annual event is excellent. One of my richest takeaways from attending SobCon was the high quality of the people I met. One of those individuals is Steve Farber!
I felt an instant connection with Steve. He is a genuinely likable person. He is a business thought leader and a gifted public speaker. Oh, and did I mention he is the author of three excellent books, which I have read, and highly recommend. Without giving away his leadership message completely Steve’s passion is to help make other people around him greater than himself. That unselfish approach to life is pretty intriguing, don’t you think?
“I could listen to Steve Farber speak over and over. I learn something from him every time he talks. He’s a hero and a leader.” – Liz Strauss, Co-Founder of SobCon
A Radical Leap to Extreme Leadership
I was so impressed with Mr. Farber’s presentation style, and message, at SobCon, that I recommended Steve as a presenter to the Greater Midwest Chapter of PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) for this week’s September Education event. Fortunately, he accepted our invitation and will be presenting to approximately 400 event professionals on Thursday, September 23, 2010, from 9am to 10:30am, at the Willis Tower, Metropolitan Club. (formerly Sears Tower) The topic is “LEAP: Extreme Leadership and Beyond.”
GMC PCMA Offers Free Live Webcast — 9/23/2010
GMC PCMA is offering the events community a free live video webcast access to the event. How exciting! To register for the event please click here. The webcast, produced by Pulse Staging and Events, will utilize the Sonic Foundry webcast platform. Technology support will be provided by Directions AV.
Many thanks to these outstanding supplier partners for donating their time, equipment and services:
Live Webcast Pod Locations
As an added bonus, Attendees also have the option of viewing the webcast at one of GMC PCMA’s webcast “pod” locations. These Webcast Pod Location sponsors are graciously donating space and a light breakfast for attendees in their area to come together and view the presentation among industry peers. The Pod Locations are:
Courtesy of Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau
233 Peachtree Street NE, Ste. 1400
Atlanta, GA 30303
Courtesy of Visit Milwaukee
WE Energies Building
231 West Michigan Street, P421
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Courtesy of Meet Minneapolis
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Courtesy of Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau
150 Fourth Avenue
Don’t miss out on this event, as it promises to be value rich. In addition to the webcast the event will be marked by the Twitter Hashtag “#GMCPCMA.” Please join the conversation. I look forward to taking the “Radical Leap” with you!