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A standing ovation

PAB is an annual conference and community formed in 2006 which has become a very important part of our lives both as co-organizers and participants. While its roots are in podcasting, the program has matured and become almost exclusively about content creation, community and engagement.

Andrea was part of the JOLT! program for PAB2010 this past weekend. JOLT!s are 5-minute, slide-free presentations during which the speaker is selected to wake-up the imaginations, brains and collective energy of the community.

Andrea’s Contested Irrelevance commanded a standing ovation. Not only that, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house as she shared the story of how the connections and friendships we’ve made online through Just One More Book and We Can Rebuild Her (and others) helped us through our journey to breast cancer survivorship and made us feel relevant.

Video of Andrea’s JOLT! will be available online in the coming weeks. Of course, we’ll embed it on this site.

Congratulations, Andrea. You’ve inspired and touched so many people.

Photo of Andrea and Mark at PAB2010 by Tod Maffin.

Mark is primary support, cheerleader and project manager of Andrea's recovery. You can read more from Mark here and on Mark's real blog, MarkBlevis.com.

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Mark Posted by Mark June 20, 2010

June 20, 2010 at 6:45 pm.

13 comments

  • Mary Antolovich

    Wooot! Glad, and not at all surprised, to hear that it went so well. :D

  • Jay

    That is fabulous, Andrea. I can't wait to see the video!

  • http://www.the3day.org/goto/Jenny.Sinanan2010 Jenny Sinanan

    Oh what wonderful news, Mark! Congratulations to Andrea. I look forward to watching the video and bearing witness to the gift Andrea offered through JOLT! The picture of the two of you is beautiful. Sending love from Seattle to you and your family.

  • Linda W

    You did it! Congratulations.

  • Laura Bergen

    Congrats on a great speech – and what a fantastic response.
    Looking forward to seeing the video!

  • http://www.WeCanRebuildHer.com Andrea Ross

    Thank you, Mary, Jay, Jenny, Linda, Laura!!

  • http://www.WeCanRebuildHer.com Andrea Ross

    And Mark!

  • http://www.WeCanRebuildHer.com Andrea Ross

    And thanks to all the PABsters whose heartfelt feedback buoyed me all weekend long.

    Thanks to Other Bob (and Ian Capstick) for capturing this snippit.

  • Hiromi

    Just reading this now. Congratulations Andrea!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1148479165 Terry Doherty

    Oh, so typically generous, genuine, and incredible! It is so good to hear your voice and see the passion again. It was a beautiful speech. We readers are a quiet bunch, but we do know how to show the love. Here's to never being too late!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1148479165 Terry Doherty

    Oh, so typically generous, genuine, and incredible! It is so good to hear your voice and see the passion again. It was a beautiful speech. We readers are a quiet bunch, but we do know how to show the love. Here’s to never being too late!

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