Professional Baseball Player and Motivational
Speaker Jim Abbott to Deliver Wednesday Keynote at Auto Glass Week
June 17, 2013
|Jim Abbott, professional baseball player and
Jim Abbott, professional baseball player and motivational speaker,
will deliver the Wednesday keynote address at Auto
Glass Week 2013 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa,
Fla., on September 18, 2013. He is scheduled to speak Wednesday
afternoon from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. about how to overcome obstacles
and challenges with his speech "ADAPT: Overcoming Adversity."
Born September 19, 1967, in Flint, Mich., without a right hand,
Abbott was an All-America hurler at Michigan, won the Sullivan Award
in 1987, was the pitcher for the Gold Medal Olympic Team in 1988
and threw a 4-0 no-hitter for the New York Yankees versus Cleveland
(September 4, 1993). Abbott played for 10 seasons on four different
teams and ended his big league playing career in 1999.
Abbott lives by the philosophy that you should, "find something
you love, and go after it, with all of your heart." This positive
ideology and other personal experiences will be highlighted during
his keynote address.
"The challenge for me as a professional speaker has been to
try and formulate a common language. The word that I have come up
with is ADAPT (Adjustability-Determination-Accountability-Perseverance-Trust).
To continue to move towards our goals we must be willing to adapt.
To change and mold ourselves in order to meet the obstacles in our
own way. Using ADAPT as an acronym; you can put together a powerful
set of words that stand alone in their significance, but they also
string together like a chain in an amazing way," says Abbott.
In addition to Abbott's keynote address on Wednesday, September
18, from 2:30 - 4:00, Auto Glass Week will feature educational
seminars, an Exhibition/Extravaganza area with suppliers, the
eighth annual GlasWeld
Windshield Repair Olympics in Honor of Walt Gorman and the eighth
Auto Glass Technician Olympics.
International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off (IWFC)
will also be held concurrently with Auto Glass Week. IWFC consists
seminars dedicated to window film dealers and installers as
well as the International Window Film Tint-Off Automotive
You do not want to miss out on the largest international event
dedicated to the auto glass industry. Register
now to join us in Tampa!
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