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Shannon Miller 7-Time Olympic Medalist and Cancer Survivor
Shannon was such a thrill for our volunteers. Her willingness and ability to share her story the way she did let our audience really connect with her and you could feel (& hear!) it as they realized they had experienced a similar journey. That's kind of amazing: the moment when you realize cancer really does affect everyone, even an Olympic gold medalist. Shannon was heartfelt and gracious…and such a good sport when it came to the Q&A and autograph sessions! Just terrific.
Shannon was such a thrill… Her willingness and ability to share her cancer story the way she did let our audience really connect with her, and you could feel (& hear!) it as they realized they had experienced a similar journey. That’s kind of amazing: the moment when you realize cancer really does affect everyone, even an Olympic gold medalist. Shannon was heartfelt and gracious… Just terrific.
“It was thrilling to have Shannon Miller at our ovarian cancer awareness events. Her inspirational story added an uplifting element to the day, and the video of her Olympic gymnastic success was truly joyful. Early detection of ovarian cancer and a happy outcome like Shannon's is the holy grail we hope to make a reality for more women in the future. Thank you Shannon for adding your voice to our cause.”
Shannon Miller served as the keynote speaker for the annual Women Who Lead Conference at Florida International University in Miami, and our students and community members cannot stop raving about her message! When asked what was the most important lesson they were taking away from that day, or something they plan to incorporate into their development moving forward, many students quoted Shannon directly. FIU students have taken the Gold Medal Mindset to heart! The fact that her message is so amazing, yet presented in a way that’s applicable to anyone’s life, made her points accessible to our audience. She was practical and inspirational all at once!
Thanks to Shannon, our event was an amazing success! Shannon provided a unique perspective as an Olympic champion, mother, and cancer survivor. The audience gave Shannon an average score of “excellent” which is our highest score available. Shannon was extremely nice, thoughtful, and easy to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone that wants an outstanding event!
Shannon was engaging, energetic, and powerful – an unforgettable evening for our students and faculty. Mercy College School of Business enthusiastically embraces the ‘Olympic mind set'.
Shannon's accomplishments and life story were perfect for our Sports Banquet. We sold out immediately and she did not disappoint the crowd. Her message was spot on to the athletes and their families while her delivery was professional yet warm – she connected with the group. Interacting before and after she was also wonderful – sharing her friendly smile and sincere comments. Being our eight year of doing the banquet and having several other big names be the guest speaker – I heard several people comment that Shannon was “the best ever”. She was definitely a big hit for the event!
Today's event was AWESOME!!! Shannon was so terrific, and our guests were completely star-struck. She was just as wonderful as could be. We sure hope she had fun too… we couldn't have had a better program, thanks to her. Thank you so much for all that you did to make this happen for us. We truly loved her message.
She won seven Olympic Medals. She won multiple U.S. and World Titles in a career that left her the most decorated American gymnast of all time …and she won our hearts when she came to speak in Fairfield as part of the CT Challenge Speaker Series. As tough as she is tiny, with humor and a heart as big as any world stage, she inspired a crowd of close to 300, including more than 50 cancer survivors, with her take on winning, losing, falling and getting back up to land on top …as an athlete, as a person and in her own victory over ovarian cancer. She was so patient, compassionate and authentic to everyone who came–cancer survivors (young and old), aspiring gymnasts and the general public. Everyone felt lucky to have heard her speak. Her appeal is broad and timeless.
We could not have asked for a more warm and engaged individual to make it a special evening for all. (Shannon) took every last photo, signed every last autograph in addition to listening to the personal stories our attendees shared with her about their memories of the Olympics and their experiences with gymnastics and Cancer.
We could not have asked for a better U. S. Olympic athlete to meet the SHRM 2012 attendees in Atlanta, GA. Shannon is gracious and engaging. She gave each attendee the attention they asked for, having conversations and giving encouraging words. She always kept a smile on her face from morning until night!
It was AMAZING. Our guests loved the evening and Shannon was just wonderful. Her speech was funny, touching, inspiring and very impactful. She was kind and so lovely to work with. What a special person.
As the most decorated American gymnast, Shannon Miller was a perfect choice as the keynote speaker for GymConUSA. The story of her struggles and triumphs during her career inspired a room full of coaches and gym owners. However, higher level themes she discussed like goal setting, perseverance, and positive attitude would touch any group she addresses at the human level.
Shannon was an excellent speaker and we were blown away by her message so were our residents. Shannon was so flexible and easy to work with, it was an absolute pleasure! The message that Shannon delivered was spot on for what we were looking for to motivate our young students and adults alike.