Dr. Bertice Berry
ISPA's 15th anniversary Conference at the Gaylord Texan Resort September 30th through October 3rd featured inspirational keynote speakers. Sending a message of passion, teamwork, community, empathy, and "realness", these speakers contributed to the spirit of the event. Here's a summary of their messages.
Dr. Bertice Berry
Serving as the Mistress of ceremonies and closing keynote speaker, Dr. Bertice Berry's speech "Keeping Your Passion Alive" made ISPA attendees laugh and cry. Back this year due to overwhelming response and positive feedback from attendees in 2003, Dr. Berry spoke about how your passion for the spa industry can ignite your creativity and stir up your desire to take our industry to the next level. She ended the conference singing an inspirational song backed by a chorus of ISPA members.
Hundreds of attendees, touched by Dr. Berry's words, lined up to purchaser her latest novel, When Love Calls, You Better Answer. Dr. Berry is also the best-selling author of an inspirational memoir, I'm On My Way, But Your Foot Is On My Head.. Her first work of fiction, Redemption Song., published by Double Day in 2000, is also a Best Seller and has been praised by critics for it's ability to entertain, inspire and educate.
Former Yahoo! executive Tim Sanders was Saturday's keynote speaker at the 2005 ISPA Conference in Dallas Sept. 30-oct 3. Sanders is author of the recently-released book The Likeability Factor as well as the international bestseller Love is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends. Sanders shared with attendees how to achieve life dreams by improving their likeability factor through friendliness, relevance, empathy and realness.
Sanders' message is that "emotionally attractive" people get farther in the workplace. Defined as exuding a sense of joy, happiness, and relaxation, emotionally attractive individuals are high in what Sanders calls the L-factor or the likeability factor. "When people want to be around you, that is truly the secret of a charmed, happy, and profitable life,' says Sanders.
Attendees raved about Sunday's General Session with Boris Brott. His speech "Playing Together" drew comparisons between business organizations and symphony orchestras. Both have common goals, each must perform in harmony to achieve those goals and each continually strives for perfection. Brott explored the the joy of communication and the achievement of success through the medium of music. Attendees were provided with a tone bar and after rehearsing, the audience was led by Brott in playing Beethoven's "Ode to Joy".
Boris Brott is a programming innovator and communicator. His eclectic programming and communicative abilities have brought him world renown, rave reviews and Canada's highest honors - including Officer of the Order of Canada. Boris frequently guest conducts orchestras throughout the world -- from London to Amsterdam, and from Israel to California.