This week I’m celebrating my anniversary. Not my wedding or my work anniversary, but the anniversary of an event that makes my work especially meaningful.
Seven years ago, I was recognized by my peers at the National Speakers Association and inducted into the Council of Peers Award for Excellence Speaker Hall of Fame®. In the 42 years the award has been given, only 242 speakers have received it.
It’s one of my proudest professional achievements.
When this time rolls around every year, I usually just high-five myself.
This year, to celebrate, I’m sharing with you exclusive video of my acceptance speech, where I recount a story of how I learned leadership means not watering down your message. (I also mention liquor, pornography and pork.)
View the speech here.
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Thank you so much for share your valuable knowledge
I was inspired then watching you in the audience - and I am inspired now watching you again. (Thanks for the shout out, my sista speaker!). It's a blessing to see your passion grow and for you to thrive!
Liquor, pornography and pork?! I can barely stand the teaser. This is a must watch now.
Very fascinating and inspiring!!!!!
Great speech Sally! Loved it! Thanks for all of your work.
9 months ago Big Ass®️ Brands was trying to become a strong brand that supports animal rescue. Could BIG ASS®️ BEER really improve the world? Than we were named one of America’s Most Fundable Companies by Entrepreneur.Com and Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School. Cheers!
Thank you Sally! I love your message!!! We should never water down who we are and what we do.
Yet, this was something though I believed in, I tried to pull back only to be reminded by how the “world sees me, in the Fascination Advantage I had taken”
I received a call from a writer/publisher who by chance came across my name and my art and design. She wanted to have me in her book America’s Leading Ladies who impact the world for good along with Oprah, Melinda Gates, Mary Barra and other CEOs, and successful business owners. She loved my art and design and thought it would be great to have an artist among CEOs. Though there was a twinge of excitement at first, my next thought was I don’t belong in that book with Oprah, and Melinda Gates, and that’s what I shared with the lady. She spoke to me gently and firmly that not having a title did not diminish who I was or what I did. She said the world needed the beauty that I design and create, that I was impacting the world for good. Whilst I have never focused on a Title, I came to realize that I was watering down who I am and what I do, doubting that I could be a contributing author in this book. Needless to say, I said “Yes,” and am now in the book America’s Leading Ladies, who impact the world for good. The Kindle version is out on Amazon, and I would be delighted to share a print copy with you.
Cheers to you Sally!
Years ago I was in the middle of the Utah desert laying in my sleeping bag looking up at the stars. I was astounded to see so many stars. I had never seen a night sky like that. Now, I know we only can see one atom's worth of the actual stars out there across the universe. But, those stars I saw that night represent to me the truly brilliant beings in our world. There are many, from one end of the world, that stand out and shine brighter amongst their crowd. When I see and listen to Sally, she represents one of those brilliant stars, to me.