Honoring the Illustrious Mister Maxwell

January 31, 2011

Last April, Bob Burg and I presented the great, legendary speaker Zig Ziglar with the very first Annual Go-Giver’s Lifetime Achievement Award. We wrote about it here, and shared a video of the event here.

Well, it’s a new year — and time for the next Award! So who would we honor this time?

As it turned out, this was an easy decision.

On Friday, January 21, at “The Big Event” in Palm Beach, we presented the second Annual Go-Giver’s Lifetime Achievement Award to the universally beloved and respected leadership authority John C. Maxwell, author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.

On the plane over to West Palm Beach airport that morning, knowing that I would be the one actually doing the honors (since Bob was the one who introduced Zig last year, and hey, we take turns), I sat and wrote out a 4 1/2-minute introduction, then rehearsed it a few times so I would get it right.

After all, it isn’t every day you get to introduce John Maxwell.

Alas — the video clip we got after the fact is severely edited, and cuts out most of my remarks. We’re working on getting a full version from the AV people at the event — and if we do, I’ll post it here. (If we don’t, I’ll post again and share the gist of my remarks herein prose.

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