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National HLAA Convention Nashville 2009

Hello Everyone,

Happy Holidays!!!! It has been a hectic time.  I work in Retail Management for a large sporting goods chain and what can I say, Xmas season is our busiest time of the year!

On the other hand, I have some exciting news to share with you,  I was accepted to be a “presenter” at the National HLAA www.hearingloss.org Convention to be held in Nashville JUne 18-21, 2009.    It was so exciting to hear the great news!  I will be presenting “Bouncing Back.”  It is a 3-part workshop: 1. My personal story of the cochlear implants. 2. Coping Stragedies with Cochlear Implants and 3.  Listening Exercises  to achieve optimal success with your cochlear implants.   

I had already presented this presention at the Texas HLA conference in October 2008 and it was a success, at least from all the positive feedback, I received from members of the audience. Yes, there are always areas for improvement , so at Nationals this presentation will be even better, due to constructive feedback, which I welcomed, so you can hopefully enjoy an educational, and inspiring presentation. 

I love helping others and educating others about Cochlear Implants and my tips.  It makes me feel like I accomplished my job, when others tell me that my suggestions, ideas and story was helpful in their lives! 

I had been a member of Toastmasters www.Toastmasters.org for a short while and I discovered I love speaking.  The speech in October was my first professional speaking engagement and I hope to eventually have many more speaking engagements! 

In the new year of 2009, one of my goals which I am sharing with you, is to develop a speaking company called “CenterRing Presentations.”  The focus of CRP is How to Overcome Adversity, in addition, to Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implant Awareness and of course, the many stragedies of how to handle your hearing loss and lead a positive, rewarding life in spite of it! 

In 2009, CRP will have a web site, books, audios, and dvd’s available.

Like they say in the movies, “Coming Attraction.” —-So, be on the lookout for it — Center Ring Presentations is going big in the new Year.

By the way, Susanna is accepting invitations to speak in the new year, so contact me at 281-818-0547 or email me at susannadussling@yahoo.com

On the other hand, I have never been to the National HLA Convention and I am so excited, it will be at the fabulous Gaylord Hotel! I have been told this is one of the most beautiful hotels in the country.  It is also HLAA 30 th anniversary.  In addition, Teri Wathen- Co President of HOuston HLA with me is also presenting! How awesome is that! Both Co presidents of the HOuston HLA Chapter will be presenting in Nashville. Come join us  in Nashville!  We would love to meet you and visit with you!

By the way, if you live in Houston and would love to know more about Houston Hla or would love to attend a meeting let me know.  We have some great things in store for 2009! Don’t miss out! Be a part of HOuston HLA!!!

Happy HOlidays! and as always, Have a Sunny day.

Susanna

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