by Terence Baker | January 01, 2004

Of all the keynote speakers you've heard, who has impressed you the most?

“Gloria Steinem. She possessed amazing speaking ability, and her subject matter was fabulous. We had her speak in the early ’90s and had her return to last year’s convention. The room was so packed, we had to turn
people away.”
Michelle Visel
Deputy Director of Conference Services
American Library Association
Chicago, Ill.

“A local doctor, Zorba Paster, who teaches at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and has a public radio show on health and lifestyle. He has an extremely engaging style and is able deliver his talks so that everyone feels connected with the subject.”
Derek Bell
Associate Director
National Wellness Institute
Stevens Point, Wis.

“Colin Powell. He had a message, and he backed it up with fact. I heard him speak about five years ago, at a time when he was retired from the armed services and had not yet entered politics. His stage presence was very commanding and his speech memorable.”
Ernie Stewart
Executive Vice President
Monument Builders of North America
Des Plaines, Ill.