Today, I spoke for the International Association of Assistance Dog Partners in Baltimore, MD. Most folks in this org are disabled and utilize the services of a specially trained dog.
I must say this was the first time I've presented in a room where 60 some odd dogs were present. And know what? Not one bark! If I can give a keynote sometime without a cell phone going off, I'll be happy... but it's even more refreshing to see such fantastically trained dogs gathered in one place (and their owners and handlers are some pretty cool folks, too!).
Special thanks to Ed and Toni Eames for being such great clients and doing such meaningful work for service/assistance dog handlers everywhere!