Gilda's photos from the National Speakers Association Convention - Influence 15

I just returned from a fantastic National Speakers Association Convention: Influence 15 in Washington, D.C.!  Inspiring speakers and excellent educational content plus a chance to catch up with my speaker friends. 

And I had a great time presenting a concurrent session, "Using Improv Comedy Principles to Make Your Presentations Powerful & Engaging." (more photos of my session to follow in a later blog post)

An enthusiastic group of audience volunteers playing along with the improv game, "Freeze Frame"

Immaculee Ilibagiza sharing her powerful story of forgiveness during the Rwandan genocide

Social activist George Takei (yes, of Star Trek fame) telling the story of his Japanese-American family's internment during World War II. 

Las Vegas headliner and philanthropist Jeff Civillico entertaining at the NSA Foundation Benefit - combining juggling, comedy and even balancing a ladder on his chin!

Chef Jeff Henderson sharing his journey from drug dealer to celebrity chef and nationally acclaimed speaker

American Idol Top 10 Finalist Joey Cook performing for the audience - sincere, sassy and so talented!

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