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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Can't attend? Register before 10 pm Friday, April 7 to receive a video of the event.

Survival of the Fittest

Are you Ready?

with Toni Newman

For those of us who intend not only to survive but also to thrive in what has become a highly commoditized speaking industry, we will need to ask ourselves some tough questions. We will need to be prepared to make the outrageously courageous choices and to self inflict the risks and upheavals that will be required to keep us ahead of the curve in every area of our business. So ask yourself Are you ready?

Every day our clients are looking for new and better reasons to do or continue to do business with us. If we can't remind them of those reasons; if we aren't clear on how to continually create, demonstrate and deliver value to those customers, they WILL go elsewhere. For some of you, maybe they already have.

In this highly interactive, content rich session Toni will:

  • Share highly unique approach to customer engagement that will help you drive radical growth in your business.
  • Challenge you to dare to be different; to re­-think and re-­imagine every aspect of your business (even your presentations!)
  • Provide you with the tools and the techniques that both Toni and her clients have used to drive growth in their businesses.



Register now

8:00 am - 11:30 am at PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur St., Denver
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Can't attend? Register by 10 pm April 7 to receive a video of the event afterwards.

Opening Session


Colorado All-Stars

with John Register, CSP, Steve Spangler, CSP, CPAE, LeAnn Thieman, CSP, CPAE, & Sarah Michel, CSP


Some of our amazing Colorado Rock Star speakers are going to join us to answer YOUR questions about the speaking business. Join us as they share their best tools, tips and secrets of success. After registering, send your #1 top question to Programming: with subject line: Question for Panel



John Register, CSP


What happens when a four time all-American collegiate track athlete; 2 times Olympic Trials Qualifier; and United States Army Gulf War Veteran; suffers a career ending injury and then has his left leg amputated?

Well for John Register, just 27 months post surgery he qualified for and made the Paralympic swim team. Then, a year later, he relearned how to run. He ran and jumped into the history books winning the Long Jump silver medal in Sydney, Australia using a prosthetic leg.

As a professional speaker, John has a unique ability to take the lessons he learned on his journey and make them relevant for each audience. His dynamic, authentic engaging personality and ability to facilitate real change by "Changing People's perspective" makes him a highly sought after speaker and trainer. John has completed not one, but two, TEDx talks. and was awarded his CSP in 2016.

Steve Spangler, CSP, CPAE

He's the teacher you always wanted to have in school. Things just happen to fizz, pop, smoke and explode, and before you know it, you're a part of his learning experience. To many, Steve Spangler may be best known for teaching millions of people how to turn an ordinary bottle of soda into an erupting geyser of fun... What's now become known as the Mentos Diet Coke Experiment became an Internet sensation, fascinating millions and catapulting Steve into the limelight!


Steve went on to become an engaging Hall of Fame speaker, world-renowned educator, Emmy award-winning television personality, innovative entrepreneur, famous toy designer and best-selling author. Any time Steve is involved, you know you're in for a treat!

LeAnn Thieman, CSP , CPAE

LeAnn is well known for her incredible keynote sharing life-changing lessons from her personal Vietnam Orphan Airlift Adventure. Believing we all have individual "war zones," LeAnn inspires audiences to balance their lives, truly live their priorities and make a difference in the world.

A nurse for thirty years and coauthor of bestseller Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul, LeAnn knows first hand the "war zones" of healthcare today. 
By inspiring people to care for themselves as they care for others, she boosts morale, creating positive people who then produce positive outcomes. Her presentations recharge and recommit employees resulting in increased retention, saving millions in hiring and retraining costs.  



 Sarah Michel, CSP 

Sarah is Vice President of Professional Connexity for Velvet Chainsaw Consulting helping organizations deliver on the networking promise at face to face meetings. She is a nationally recognized expert on networking and the creator of the NetWORTHing® process.  Sarah has keynoted and facilitated for audiences and organizations around the world on how to be a more effective connector and the author of Perfecting Connecting©, A Guide to Mastering Networking in the Workplace and coauthor of the e-book, Conference Connexity.


$40/First-Timer* / $60 Early Bird (members receive discounts)


Meet the Keynoter
(Pro Members and Pro Candidates only, $20 add'l registration)

Toni often presents this session in a half or full day program, so she won't be able to cover all of it in just 90 minutes. Stay for the bonus session to get maximum value from your investment for only $20 more. You'll be glad you didn't miss it.



Upcoming Events

May 5, 2017 (Fri) -- End of Year Celebration -- Pro Members and Pro Candidates and their plus-one guests Only 


Registration rates
Includes lunch (Friday meetings) or breakfast (Saturday meetings)


Early Bird Regular Meet the
First-timer $40 $40 n/a
Guest $60 $70 n/a
Professional Candidate $50 $60 $20 add'l
Professional Member $40 $50 $20 add'l



Monthly Event Agenda

Unless otherwise noted, our agendas follow these formats.

Friday events

11:00 am - First-timer and New Member coffee

11:30 am - Welcome and Buffet Lunch

12:00 pm - Announcements and Introductions

12:15 pm - Opening session

1:00 pm - Special announcements and networking break

1:30 pm - Keynote presentation

3:00 pm - Announcements and wrap-up

3:30-5:00 pm - Meet the Keynoter

Saturday events

8:00 am - First-timer and New Member coffee

8:30 am - Welcome, announcements and introductions

8:45 am - Opening session

9:30 am- Special announcements and networking break

10:00 am - Keynote presentation

11:30 am - Announcements and wrap-up

11:30 am - lunch for Meet the Keynoter participants

12:00-1:30 pm - Meet the Keynoter




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