Top Collaborators Receive Awards at the Public Speakers Association First Annual Conference

Tonya Hofmann, CEO and Founder of the Public Speakers Association (PSA), at the annual conference, announced the award winning Business Collaborators on a Local, National and International level.
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AUSTIN, Texas - March 24, 2014 - PRLog -- The Public Speakers Association awarded top collaborators in the International, National and Local areas of business at the annual conference March 3 – 5 in San Antonio, TX. Tonya Hofmann, CEO and Founder recognized Patty Farmer (, Dallas, TX, as International Collaborator of the Year. Farmer is an International Speaker, Author and Business Growth Strategist. “Creating and participating in joint ventures is a great strategy to not only grow your list, income, gain more visibility but also to make a much larger impact than you can alone,” says Farmer.

Hofmann named Norma T. Hollis (, Los Angeles, CA, as National Collaborator of the Year. Hollis, also an author and trainer is known as America’s “authentic voice doctor.” Local collaborator of the Year award went to Elizabeth McComick (, also of Dallas, Texas. McCormick is former Black Hawk pilot, award-winning motivational speaker and author.

Other nominees for the International Collaborator award include Jayne Rios, Dallas, TX who helps her clients achieve success online through video, digital marketing and eLearning, and Katrina Sawa from Sacramento, California, known as The JumpStart Your Biz Coach.

Additional nominees for the National Collaboration include Alicia White, Back of the Room Productions, Barbara Pender, Social Sage; and Toni Harris, Email Marketing expert. Local collaborators nominated include Meg Henderson Wade, Melody Firmani and Sandy Lawrence. All nominees are Directors in the Public Speakers Association.

“This was not a 'typical conference,’” says Hofmann, “What made it different was that the participants, most of whom are speakers, were in front of radio hosts, magazine publishers, book publishers, people who book speakers and more! We also provided plenty of time to connect and collaborate with other attendees and speakers—the most connected people in the world.”

“Thanks to the Public Speakers Association for the valuable information that I can immediately implement into my business practice. Through meetings and referrals from other members, the PSA helps me connect with amazing professionals, many of whom I collaborate with on mutually beneficial projects” ~ Alicia White, CEO of Back of the Room Productions (

To schedule an interview with Tonya Hofmann or one of the award recipients, contact Sandy Lawrence, at 281.989.8892 or

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