because of moments like that. It doesn't happen every session, but often enough we can reach out to someone new and give them the inspiration, confidence, insight, or simple kick-in-the-pants they need to take the next leap in their career, their learning, and in helping those around them grow, too. Most people we reach likely don't respond so explicitly, but speakers know they're out there. Different topics or styles will resonate for different people, but they will pick up on it. The frequent flyer miles are nice, but it's the ability to have that kind of positive impact on someone that keeps me writing talks and getting up on stage. To all those I've managed to reach, teach, and inspire over the years, thank you! Pay it forward to the next person.