I recently had the good luck to speak the the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s national conference in Denver, Colorado. They convention had a couple of thousand people, but my audience had about 800 caregivers.
I always enjoy my job, but this keynote speech was a treat. Because it was personal. As you’ll see in this video clip, I got to do what I always do…. write and deliver customized humor and motivation for my client. But in this case I got to take the customization one step further.
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My mom and grandmother both died this year. And both went through hospice care. And both were cared for by Denver Hospice, which just happened to have a few representatives in the audience. They had no idea who I was. And I had no idea if they would be there. But, as luck would have it, early in the keynote I called on a random woman, asked her who she represented, and she said, “Denver Hospice.” Two thousand people at the convention, eight hundred in my audience, and the SINGLE woman I call upon is from the organization that helped my family… twice! … in the past year. I just smiled, and said, “I’ll come back to you.”
I had planned to thank Denver Hospice for the amazing grace and skill they demonstrated while helping us, my mom and my grandmother. But who knew it’d be this easy! (And hard…. you saw the video.)
Hospice folks…you do amazing work. I’m flattered to be part of your team in Colorado — even if just for the day. And I’m more thankful than you might guess.
Hey hospice and health care organizations! Do YOU need a funny health care speaker who can motivate, entertain and inspire? And who can do it from the heart? (Oh, and did I mention that laughter goes a LONG way at health care conferences.) I’m your guy. Go to the contact page now.
Hospice Speaker, Health Care Speaker, Fan of Denver Hospice