“Our speaker roster for the 2014-15 academic year is outstanding and we’re proud to give students and members of the public an opportunity to be enlightened and inspired by the personal and professional stories that this year’s speakers will share."
Hoboken, N.J. (PRWEB) September 16, 2014
The National Society of Leadership and Success, the nation’s largest leadership honor society, announced today that Stephen Bardo, sports analyst, author, and former NBA player, will kick off its Broadcast Speaker Series at Georgia Perimeter College in partnership with DeVry University (Alpharetta and Decatur campuses) and Mercer University for the 2014-2015 academic year. Five additional events will be hosted through March 17, 2015 on the New Jersey City University and Chapman University campuses and will feature leaders from the entertainment, philanthropy, literary, media, and business industries. Each event will also be streamed live to the Society chapters nationwide.
“Our speaker roster for the 2014-15 academic year is outstanding and we’re proud to give students and members of the public an opportunity to be enlightened and inspired by the personal and professional stories that this year’s speakers will share,” said Chuck Knippen, president, The National Society of Leadership and Success. “While each speaker’s overall message will vary, there’s a common thread woven among them all: the fearless pursuit of one’s passion and a commitment to purpose are at the core of true success.”
The 2014-15 academic year speaker line-up includes:
Stephen Bardo, former NBA player, sports analyst, and author
October 7, 2014 - Georgia Perimeter College
Dunwoody Campus, 2101 Womack Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338
David Garibaldi, motivational speaker and performance artist
October 21, 2014 - New Jersey City University
2039 John F. Kennedy Blvd W., Jersey City, NJ 07305
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize winning and New York Times best selling authors and activists
November 4, 2014 - New Jersey City University
Dan Harris, ABC News “Nightline” co-anchor and “Good Morning America” weekend edition correspondent
February 10, 2015 - New Jersey City University
Debbi Fields, New York Times best selling author and founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies
February 24, 2015 – Chapman University
1 University Drive, Orange, CA 92866
Arianna Huffington, founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post
March 17, 2015 – New Jersey City University
Each event will begin at 7:00 p.m. EST. Interactive broadcasts streaming live from the host campuses will be available for over 400 Society Chapters, enabling all members to participate through the Society's social media channels.
“The Society is also happy to announce that TOMS Founder and Chief Shoe Giver Blake Mycoskie has been chosen as our 2014 Speaker of the Year,” said Knippen. “Members chose him as Speaker of the Year because they were inspired by his talk during the 2013-14 series that focused on the change we can create in the world when giving is an elemental part of an entrepreneur’s business model. We applaud him for this recognition, congratulate him for his success, and thank him for his motivational words to our students.”
Each year, the Society surveys members across its more than 400 chapters nationwide to gain insights on how to improve or enhance the Speaker Series and other programs. Students are also given an opportunity to watch each of the Series presentations and select their choice for Speaker of the Year.
The National Society of Leadership and Success Broadcast Speaker Series was established in 2001. It provides the Society chapters with live-streamed keynote presentations and live engagement via Facebook and Twitter with leaders, celebrities, and best-selling authors six times per year. The Series is a key feature of the Leadership program. It is the hallmark of the Society and provides students with actionable steps in leadership that help them transcend challenges, achieve personal and professional goals, and transition successfully from college to career.
For more information or to attend a Broadcast Speaker Series event, please visit http://www.societyleadership.org/events/speakers. Follow the Society on Twitter @theNSLS and stay up to date with Broadcast Speaker Series news using the hashtag #LeaderChat.
About The National Society of Leadership and Success
The National Society of Leadership and Success is the nation’s largest leadership honor society. It was founded in 2001 to build a community of like-minded, success oriented leaders who come together to help one another succeed. The Society offers interactive broadcasts with the nation’s best speakers, training in goal setting, and team meetings in which students set and hold each other accountable for achieving goals. These benefits, which aim to help members personally and professionally, are offered for the rest of their lives. Today, the Society has chapters on more than 400 college and university campuses nationwide and serves more than 350,000 members. For more information, please visit http://www.societyleadership.org. Follow the Society on Twitter @theNSLS and Like on Facebook.