Event Spotlight: Keynote Speakers Coach Don Meyer and Walter Bond Impact the 2011 GAMA (LAMP) Conference

Posted by Sheldon Senek

March 21 was the opening day at the GAMA (General Agents Managers Association) LAMP 11 conference  which featured some inspiring and thought provoking speakers on the platform (Media Personality, George Will, and sports legend, Coach Don Meyer).

2011 GAMA (LAMP) Conference: Where Leaders Impact Lives

2011 GAMA (LAMP) Conference: Where Leaders Impact Lives

GAMA’s annual Leadership & Management (LAMP) Conference is the financial services industry’s premier annual meeting. More than 2,000 field leaders and industry executives representing more than 50 insurance companies from around the world gather to be inspired and educated, and share ideas.

President of Eagles Talent, Esther Eagles and Co-Founder, Gil Eagles, were on-hand to share the attendees’ experience watching of Coach Don Meyer’s passionate presentation. “Coach Meyer’s speech conveyed a message of motivation and leadership which helped to support this years theme: Where Leaders Impact Lives. Coach Meyers must have felt like he was still on the basketball court as he received a standing ovation from the attendees.”

Legendary Coach Don Meyer with Esther Eagles and Bonnie L. Godsman, Sr. Director of Meetings & PMG Corporate Relations

Legendary Coach Don Meyer with Esther Eagles and Bonnie L. Godsman, Sr. Director of Meetings & PMG Corporate Relations

Quick Bits about Coach Don Meyer.

  • Don Meyer is currently the winningest coach in any division in NCAA history.
  • Following a serious car accident and inoperable cancer diagnosis Meyer has received national recognition in various national media outlets – Sports Illustrated, ESPN, FOX Sports, National Public Radio, Associated Press, CBS News just to name a few.
  • In July he was named the winner of the Jimmy V. Perseverance award at the ESPN ESPY’s .


Coach Don Meyer presenting at 2011 GAMA LAMP conference

Coach Don Meyer presenting at 2011 GAMA LAMP conference.

Two keynote general session speakers on Tuesday are Amber MacArthur and Daniel Pink. Amber’s speech title is “The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media and Web 2.0”, while Daniel’s is “What the Science of Motivation Can Teach You About High Performance.”

Guest keynote speaker Walter Bond

Also in the lineup (on Wednesday) is high-performance and accountability speaker Walter Bond. He is no stranger to success and motivation as he has delivered time and time again for Eagles Talent Speakers, Bureau clients. This former NBA player and keynote speaker will no doubt energize and provide plenty of content in his presentation: “No One Can Stop You But You.”


Accountability Speaker Walter Bond

Accountability Speaker Walter Bond

Walter Bond is called “Mr. Accountability” because he forces each one of his listeners to learn to be responsible for whatever the situation they are in. Walter reveals how to harness the power of accountability and become a rock star of your industry. View all keynote speaker on the GAMA LAMP 11 website here.

In addition to the keynote speakers, there are many breakout sessions conducted mainly by insurance speakers (from New York Life Insurance Company, Metlife, Penn Mutual Life Insurance. Most of the sessions will address issues that are specific to managers and leaders in the insurance industry.

Importance of GAMA.

GAMA International is the only association dedicated to supporting the professional development of field leaders in the insurance and financial services industry.

GAMA International is committed to:

  • Providing its members with world-class education and training Resources
  • Providing a neutral venue where our members can Network with peer professionals
  • And more. Learn more here.

Follow GAMA on Twitter here.

Posted by Sheldon Senek
Sheldon Senek is the President of Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau and writes about expert keynote speakers and Motivational Speakers, as well as tips for corporate meeting planners.

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