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Saint Louisan Kathleen Passanisi Inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame - 07/2004

(Phoenix, AZ, July 2004) Kathleen Passanisi, PT, CSP, CPAE, was honored at the National Speakers Association Annual Convention when she was elected to receive the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE). Admission into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame is a lifetime recognition award for speakers achieving excellence and distinctive professionalism. Inductees are evaluated by their peers through a rigorous and demanding process examining excellence in: material, style, experience, delivery, image, professionalism, and communication. Since 1977, only 173 speakers have been inducted into the CPAE Hall of Fame. Of this number, only 91 speakers have qualified for both the CPAE and Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designations, and 30 are women. Honorary CPAE awards were bestowed upon President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and Secretary Colin L. Powell in 1999.

A native of Saint Louis and current resident of Lake Saint Louis, Missouri, Kathleen Passanisi is an internationally recognized speaker, humorist, and author who has been helping people improve the quality of their lives since founding her company, New Perspectives, in 1987. She is a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award in the field of therapeutic humor. Her expertise in wellness and the therapeutic benefits of laughter and humor have made her one of the most popular presenters on quality of life issues. Passanisi's clients range from the Fortune 500 to trauma teams, from cancer patients to women's groups. She is the author of It's Your Life-Choose Well... Thoughts on Living a Happier, Healthier, Saner Life Now—Not Someday.

Passanisi is available for interview at 636-561-2516.