Being inducted into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame in July was one of the highlights of my life! It was a dream come true and an awesome honor. I labored over my acceptance speech more than any other speech I've given in my 25 years as a professional speaker. We were told that we had six minutes. SIX MINUTES!! I can't even say my name in six minutes!
However, I wanted to be respectful of that time limit and of all the other recipients and the audience, and I'm really proud of what I came up with.
Here it is for your viewing pleasure.