The Purpose of Our Meeting/Event/Conference?
This year I hoped to incorporate a new energy and message to our conference attendees by shaking up our normal way of planning our annual summer conference. By scrapping our old format, we were able to have the freedom to bring in new voices, new perspectives, and a new way of going forward.
I hoped to “Be the Change” by providing a professional development opportunity that sparked positivity, fun, and passion within our industry. Attendees included recruiters and admissions counselors from Colleges and Universities from all over the State of Oklahoma as well as a few from Kansas and Arkansas.
They attend as members of our Oklahoma College Day/Night Coordination Committee (OCD/NCC) network to gain professional development and well as connect with other road warriors during long seasons of traveling to promote their respective institutions.
This organization creates a bridge between the colleges and universities for one greater purpose: promoting higher education in Oklahoma.
What We Wanted in a Speaker or Emcee?
When searching for a speaker I wanted someone outside the realm of higher education. In addition, I wanted someone who would bring positivity, high energy, and humor to our attendees.
I found Tony by googling keynote speakers in Oklahoma. When I came across Tony’s information I felt it in my heart that he was exactly what I was looking for! Everything about his profile, background, and pictures screamed that he was what our organization needed!
I ultimately chose Tony Brigmon because he seemed to embody all of the amazing qualities that I hoped to present to our attendees to inspire and take back with them to their institutions and their personal lives.
What We Got With Tony?
Tony projected a love and passion for helping people and that is exactly the kind of light and influence I wanted for our conference!
Tony and his team were phenomenal to work with from the beginning and we got nothing but the best from Tony himself. Tony was absolutely amazing and everything I envisioned he would be. Our attendees LOVED him and he was the conversation piece of our two-day conference.
In addition, his presentation made such an impact that we have already seen some of the fruit of his influence displayed in our work, social media, and personal feedback both verbally and by handwritten letters. We loved that Tony was so interactive with his audience. This is exactly what makes him stand out! He got our audience involved, cheering, laughing, high-fiving, dancing, and even (without prompting) influenced a congo line!
He took the time to get to know our attendees, and he celebrated them and genuinely saw their value. Our guests felt seen, heard, and known by Tony and that is what makes him so FUNomenal! This was my fourth conference to be a part of for this organization and I have never seen our attendees have such a fun, laugh-out-loud time! Tony was truly a delight!
We cannot thank Tony and his team enough for their amazing work! If you are looking for a speaker for your next event, you will not regret choosing Tony Brigmon!