July 01, 2000
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts July 2000

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On the SpotIf money were no object, what celebrity speaker would you want to have at your event?

“I would love to get Colin Powell. He is extremely motivating and has been through and seen a lot in his life. Being both successful and an African American, I think he is in a unique position in this country and has a great deal that he can teach all of us.”
Melvina Chapman
Meeting Planner
The Minute Maid Co.
Houston, Texas

“Nelson Mandela. In fact, we wanted to have him as the keynote speaker for our next conference, which has the theme of Leadership, but the price his agents requested was too much. We felt he was the ideal person for that conference as he was a leader and remains a leader, despite what he has suffered.”
Dyanne Hughes
Director of Meetings & Conventions
American Association of School Administrators
Arlington, Va.
“Peter Ueberroth, the ex-Major League Baseball commissioner, is a wonderful speaker who focuses on human resources and on how to balance life and work issues. Added to that, he now is heavily involved in the travel industry. I have heard him speak at events before, and he is very passionate about what he does and believes in.”
Sandra L. Pizzarusso
Senior Meeting Manager
KPMG Peat Marwick LLP
Montvale, N.J. Back to Current Issue index | Back to Short Cuts index
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