SportsEvents Magazine

DEC 2015

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Page 16 of 171 December 2015 17 Grand Luncheons We're on a roll with six straight standing ovations for luncheon speakers and this year's group didn't let us down. Sports broadcas im Brando had the audience rolling with laughter, sharing real-life stories and broadcast experiences at the Grand Annual Luncheon. But he touched us all by ending with comments on the importance that sports play in our lives and how it is the one place that "breaks down barriers of racism, social status and religion" in society. Motivation Bob Beaudine, head of one of the top executive search frms in sport and entertainment, guaranteed SportsEvents Publi alty O'Connor, he would have luncheon delegates standing and hugging each other within three minutes of starting his presentation. He did it in 2 minutes, 41 seconds! Author of The Power of Who, Beaudine challenged our widely held percep- tions about networking and led us to the connections that can really make our dreams happen. B Closing Bash Elvis launched his career at the Louisiana Hayride and we ended S.P .S. 2015 at the same spot. But we also had the Shreveport Madame, Bonnie & Clyde, vampires and a relationship-building scavenger hunt. It was all followed by great food, an open bar and a high-energy band party with the famboyant Rockin' Dopsi mes Brown of Zy ference ended with a spectacular freworks display over downtown Shreveport. t t i

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