Speaker series broadcast to Craig, around the world

A broadcast from Atlanta was beamed around the world Friday to 800,000 viewers in 600 cities and 20 countries, including 75 people at First Christian Church.

The Maximum Impact Simul--cast was bas--ed on the new book,

"The 360 degree Leader," by John C. Maxwell. It featured nine speakers, including an army gen--eral, leadership authors and a former congressman.

"We have people from the city and county, members of industry and business leaders here," David Carrick said. As senior pastor of the church and event organizer, Carrick had seen a simulcast earlier and thought Craig was ready to host a similar event.

"It was an opportunity to provide something the community needs," Carrick said. "I heard someone refer to it as 'life 101 stuff.' It applies to work, business and family."

The event consisted of seven hours of simulcast speakers.

"We heard Mark Sanborn in a segment titled 'You don't need a title to be a leader,'" Carrick said. "Then, Todd Duncan talked about personal success."

Former Wal-Mart vice-chairman Don Soderquist spoke about business ethics and the importance of senior leaders in an organization.

Other speakers included NFL quarterbacks Archie and Peyton Manning and actress/author Kathy Ireland.

Yampa Valley Electric meter technician Ray Beck said he would recommend the event to anyone.

"I wanted to further my leadership skills," Beck said. "It shows you how to be a positive influence on many levels. These are skills you can use down the road, something to help you in the future."

"This simulcast will help you to become a leader and develop leadership skills," Carrick said.

Hope Marsh has attended educational seminars in Denver for her job with the Colorado Department of Transportation. She drove from Rifle for Friday's speaker series.

"They get you thinking on many different levels," Marsh said. "It's about working with people at work, in your business."

Carrick said the church already has scheduled next year's simulcast presentation for April 20.

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