No, that’s not a typo in the title; it’s an acronym.  Last week I had the opportunity to attend the SCORRE Conference for speakers and I recommend it highly.  Anyone who is thinking of being a professional speaker or wants to improve their speaking skills will benefit from this experience for 4 reasons:

1:  Proven System:  It’s been taught and used successfully for years and some attendees claimed that it changed their lives, including my favorite blogger Michael Hyatt (now one of the partners and presenters).

2.  Proven Method:  Their system demands specificity and required us to focus our thinking to move an audience to action, using a step-by-step method.

3.  Proven Faculty:  At every level, the faculty is terrific.  They are experienced and committed to improving the quality of the attendees.  In addition, they are genuinely nice people.

4.  Proven Results:  We each got a chance to speak every day (3 times total) during the conference to our 9-person group that included a faculty member.  All of our group were some of the most friendly and committed people I’ve ever met.

The whole atmosphere of the conference was encouraging and there was a palpable absence of competition or trying to one-up anyone else.  We were all there to learn as well as help each other.

I only had one problem:  While the setting in the Colorado mountains west of Vail was breathtaking, it was also breathtaking.  Huh?  I mean that I’m used to an altitude near sea level (900 feet) and this was 10 times that at almost 9,000 feet.

But it was postcard gorgeous and the conference gave me something I’ll use for the rest of my life.

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