It’s hard not to get big headed with hundreds of people cheering for you. I got two - thanks to the giant screen.

Andy Warhol said everyone will get 15 minutes of fame in their life. I used up 2.5 of mine at the IABC International Conference in New Orleans.

Receiving the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Chairman’s Award is a huge honor and a thrilling experience. I gave my 150 second acceptance speech in front of a huge crowd at the Opening Reception.

The official photo of me and Chris by George Long– strange being on this side of the camera. Conference attendees were greeted with some of our member photos scrolling on giant screens. It was wonderful seeing the images so big.

Adding to the over 200 IABC member photos we have shot while on assignments around the world. Chris' great photos appear on the IABC homepage. Photo courtesy Keith Philpott