DENVER, July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Speakers Association (NSA) inducted keynote speaker and bestselling author Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, CPAE, aka "The Productivity Pro®," into the Speaker Hall of Fame at a gala celebration in Washington DC on the evening of July 21, 2015.
The NSA celebrated the careers of Stack and her four fellow inductees in an annual ceremony honoring professional speakers who have reached the very pinnacle of their profession. She joins a select group, including former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, President Ronald Reagan, and Stack's hero, Zig Ziglar, who first inspired her speaking career 25 years ago. Globally, there are fewer than 175 professional speakers in the Speaker Hall of Fame, and of those, fewer than 50 are women.
"I'm humbled to be a part of such an amazing community of professionals and am honored to receive this prestigious award," Stack said. "I greatly appreciate my peers' recognition of my career-long efforts to help professionals save time and increase their productivity and performance."
Stack is a past president of NSA, which is the world's leading organization for professional speakers. Since 1977, NSA has awarded the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE), the lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism, to no more than five members annually. Inductees are "evaluated by their peers through a rigorous and demanding process. Each candidate must excel in seven categories: material, style, experience, delivery, image, professionalism, and communication." The award is not based on celebrity status, number of speeches, amount of income, or volunteer involvement.
In 1992, Stack founded The Productivity Pro, Inc., a company dedicated to helping leaders increase workplace performance in high-stress environments. She gives keynote speeches and seminars to association and corporate audiences to help them improve output, increase speed in execution, and save time in the office. A resident of the Denver area, Stack is a busy mother of three teenagers. She's flown over two million miles in her lifetime and averages one hundred speaking engagements a year with clients as diverse as Microsoft, Dannon, GM, Wells Fargo, the U.S. Senate, and the Census Bureau. Stack maintains a popular blog and newsletter, and her columns appear regularly in The Business Journal, LinkedIn, and The Huffington Post. She's the author of seven books, including her newest, Doing the Right Things Right: How the Effective Executive Spends Time (Berrett-Koehler), which hits bookstores in January 2016.
To learn more about Laura, visit TheProductivityPro.com. If you'd like to schedule an interview, please contact her via email or 303-471-7401. For more information on the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame®, please call NSA headquarters at (480) 968-2552.