On Sunday January 22nd, Nabil Doss, GSF President, led the inaugural meeting of the Global Speakers Federation Board! It was a historic occasion, where the efforts of many leaders culminated in making the new governance structure a reality.
Nine of the 13 GSF member associations were represented at the meeting, which was held using Zoom technology, together with the current Presidential Leadership Team. Of particular note was the presence of Dr. Gustav Gous, President of the Federation’s latest member association, PSA Namibia.
Special Thanks: Nabil acknowledged the great efforts of many people who have worked tirelessly to create the Federation’s new structure. Specific thanks went to Bob Parker, CSP, Dr. John Molidor, CSP, Michael Smith, Shari Bricks, and Lenora Billings Harris, CSP for their exceptional contribution in working tirelessly to create the new governance structure.
Communication Will Be Key: President Elect Shirley Taylor commented that communication will be pivotal as we move forward under the new structure, and our virtual channels are ramping up. All GSF social media sites are listed below this post. Please join in the discussions.
Global Speakers Summit: Vice President Elias Kanaris announced the next Global Speakers Summit, which will take place in Auckland, New Zealand on February 23-26, 2018. Mark your calendars now. Registration will be announced very soon!
All members of the GSF Board will work to ensure the growth of the speaking profession globally. They will be instrumental in making the GSF relevant to their association’s members, to advocate and promote a global mindset, and to set the example themselves by sharing best practices and worst challenges within this powerful network.
President Nabil Doss commented, “As Directors of the GSF Board, and as representatives of your country’s association, you are now an intrinsic part of the Federation. Together, I am convinced we will create value for you, for your respective associations, and for the Federation as a growing entity… and we will probably have fun in the process!
I strongly believe that if we can harness our collective potential, together we will unleash our G-Force!”
Global Speakers Federation – Useful Links
GSF Website – https://www.globalspeakersfederation.net
GSF Page – https://www.facebook.com/GlobalSpeakers
GSF Speaker Community Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/GSFSpeakerCommunity/
Speaker Community Group – https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1080047