Love this quote from National Speakers Association Founder Cavett Robert,

“Success is not about competition, it’s about building a bigger pie.”

A bit of background. Born in 1907, Cavett Robert gave his first professional speech in his late 50’s. In 1966, he got the desire to help other people become better speakers. He believed that there was always enough room in the profession for more. This would be an uphill battle since only 3% of organizations used outside professional speakers.

But Cavett’s life motto was:

“Don’t worry about how we divide up the pie, there is enough for everybody. Let’s just build a bigger pie!”

In the words of Jim Mathis, “Most professions are so filled with competition, that this thinking isn’t rewarded, but to the speaking profession, this would help ignite an industry boom.”

Cavett passed away in 1997, leaving a lasting legacy in everyone who has heard a professional speaker or trainer from the National Speakers Association. Cavett’s legacy lives on. Each NSA member embodies the attitude of helping each other. We call it “The Spirit of Cavett.”

Happy Pie Day (3.14 or March 14th)