GDA Polling Feature: Speaker Selection Just Got Easier

Gail Davis, 14 April 2022

Implementing client feedback - one vote at a time. GDA Speakers Founder & President Gail Davis discusses the client benefits of GDA's polling feature in the event planning process.

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The VIP Experience: Going Out of Style, Or Just on Pause?

Gail Davis, 16 March 2022

Is the VIP experience on the decline? GDA Speakers Founder & President Gail Davis shares the reasons behind less VIP parties being booked with clients and celebrity speakers. 

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What Flavor Is Your Speaker?

Gail Davis, 14 February 2022

Let us help you serve up the right option! GDA Speakers Founder & President Gail Davis shares how to select a speaker that suits your audience's varying tastes and preferences.

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2022 Events Forecast

Gail Davis, 27 January 2022

Virtual is here to stay. Founder & President of GDA Speakers Gail Davis discusses the trends 2022 holds for the speaking industry and how to find workable solutions with clients and speakers.

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The Anniversary

Gail Davis, 18 October 2021

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 was the 49th anniversary of the Uruguayan plane crash in the Andes Mountains. I had no idea how that event would change my life.

Twenty-two years later I was working for a large technology company. I was responsible for the annual Sales Incentive Trip. After watching the movie “Alive” I became intrigued in finding the hero, Nando Parrado, to speak to our audience. Back then there was no Google so I had to get real creative.  Nando initially told me he had no desire to speak but I remained determined. A few months later he spoke to our group in Maui and it was a huge home run. 

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Visualizing and Training for Success

Gail Davis, 15 September 2021

I am currently training for another trip with Project Athena. This is my second trip with this group. It is a real commitment. For me, it starts with visualizing the end result. In 1997, I hiked the Grand Canyon from Rim to Rim with the same group. Visualizing the success is what got me started. Then I had to really focus on how to incorporate the huge training commitment into my schedule. It requires meticulous planning and the support and encouragement of family and friends.
It reminds me of planning spectacular, one of a kind experiences for the sales team when I led corporate events at EDS. It all started with the vision... 

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