WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A CPAE
Established in 1977, the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) is the National Speaker Association’s Hall of Fame. It is a lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism given to speakers who have been evaluated by their peers and judged to have mastered these seven categories:
Each year only five speakers are inducted into the Hall of Fame. LaDonna was inducted on July 12, 2005 at the National Speaker Association’s Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. She was the only female inductee that year.
She joins an elite group of CPAE recipients such as Ken Blanchard, Ronald Reagan, Norman Vincent Peale, and Zig Ziglar.