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Marking a Few Major Milestones!

Posted by Kristin Arnold on August 12, 2011

Have you ever had a huge goal that took you a fair amount of time to achieve?  It’s superbly satisfying to check the box, mark it off and celebrate success!  In the last week, I have had THREE major milestones converge all at the same time!

1) I relinquished the Presidential gavel of the National Speakers Association to now-President Laura Stack, CSP.  Although I remain as Immediate Past President with Nominating Committee and CEO Evaluation duties, it’s quite satisfying to be “done” as President – and to have made a difference.  And since I talk about teamwork, the lessons learned leading a 3,100 member organization is priceless!  You can read my swan song given at our business meeting at our National Convention last week.

2)  After a year of mucking about with an aged website, I have finally launched a brand-new upgraded website.  Still working out a few kinks, but I’m thrilled with the clean lines, ability to navigate easily and my new line of business:

3)  As a high stakes meeting facilitator and professional speaker, I have merged the two skills into a new category: “Mainstage Conversationalist” – when presenting to a large group becomes more of an interactive discussion.  I’ve been mulling this around for a year or so (ever since I became NSA President), trying to figure out what to call it, and how to position it in the marketplace.  It has gotten some recent traction from forward-thinking executives and meeting planners who want the audience to be part of a meaningful discussion.

So, this past week has been a watershed week.

It all started with a goal – and some major milestones to make it happen.  Without a goal without a due date is just a dream.  When you add a dose of action, you’ll get real results!