That was the site of my second talk. My first talk was at 8:30am and the site there was the best I have ever seen. Did we get pictures? No! Jill and I were in awe…and we forgot to get any pictures. You will just have to take our word for it: AMAZING!
After I was done with my talk, they had a break and I was able to give each attendee a book. The sales people who came up to talk to me were so thankful for my message of hope, faith and empathy.
Afterwards, I rested up for my second talk of the day. I am scheduled to call this week and review the pluses/negatives of my talk; I will let you know how it goes.
I heard of some photos taken by the Deloitte photographers that are incredible; I can wait to see them! I will also share with you once I receive them.
So why did they like my talk?
Tom Lutz, Director of Sales said:
“I invited Gordon and his wife Jill to be the keynote speakers for Deloitte’s National Sales Meeting and they knocked the cover off the ball! I’ve hired sports heroes, navy seals, and other terrific motivational speakers in the past but Gordon’s story was the most powerful. The hundreds in attendance unanimously agreed that Gordon’s inspirational story of loss, recovery, hope and faith was a real eye opener and provided all of us with a reminder of what’s really important in life.”
I was good, but Jill is BETTER. She effortlessly delivers her talk with conviction and empathy. Every time I withess here delivering her talk, I get shivers down my spine. Don’t tell her I said this: She’s fantastic!
AND Jill is getting rave reviews: I pulled a couple for you to read:
“I love this book. An inspiring account of a family responding to tragedy with optimism, humor, faith and perseverance. A rerminder of how connected we all are and how we can help others.” John Stoops
“Read your book today. Inspiring! Took your book to my son’s baseball game and could not put it down for more than 5 minutes at a time. I could have easily missed the entire game to read this amazing story. I was glued to my seat reading your story in the sunshine and in the rain – found myself chuckling out loud, and even shed a few tears.” David Sorensen
“Jill and Gordon share some of their great life learning’s and advice that I love. I also really appreciated the bible verse quotes as it really helped connect what Jill and Gordon were going through to how to look to and use God during these extremely challenging times.”Cara Taylor
… “She tells an honest story that demonstrates not only her strength of character, and the depth of maturity in the children (reflecting the character of the parents) but also of her humility to accept what life has offered, but a resoluteness of will to recover and move forward.” P. Griffith Lindell