You think it’s windy by Lake Michigan? Try coming out to Ellensburg, WA. Man, I almost got blown over during my afternoon jog yesterday!
Still, it’s a very cool city. The mountains are glorious and the weather is a heckuva lot better than the 102 heat index we got back in St. Louis!
Also, I’m staying at the famous Inn At Goose Creek. As you enter the Inn at Goose Creek a wave of nostalgia and rustic comfort greets you. It’s like a bed and breakfast…on steroids. There are only 10 rooms, and each one has its own unique flavor. Some of the motifs include: I Love Christmas, English Ivy, Forever Spring, Ellensburg Rodeo and All-Star Sports Fan.
I happen to be staying in the Timber Creek Lodge, which you can actually see a picture of here!
Anyway, back to the conference. My speech(es) are for the Washington Initiative for Supportive Employment, an organization dedicated to “guiding and inspiring people to realize their potential and achieve fulfilling vocational goals.” Last night we kicked off the conference with my opening session, The Power of Approachability. What an awesome audience! I’ve never spoken to a room of 500 people who had more energy and excitement!
Then, just when I thought the party was over, Wally Tablit hosted karaoke night in the ballroom immediately following the general session. And if you think it’s tough to give a speech for 90 minutes, try singing Maria Carey for 5 minutes. (I’ll take the speech any day!)
Great singin’ guys! See everyone at the workshop at 10:15!
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
Would you rather give a speech or sing karaoke?
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Author/Speaker/That Guy with the Nametag