Wednesday, March 16, 2016

TSHA 2016: Fort Worth, Texas

Texas Speech Language Hearing Association
Annual Convention:
March 10-12, 2016

After a treacherous drive in the pouring rain, we arrived in Fort Worth for TSHA's annual convention. This being our third conference in the last nine months, we're beginning to consider ourselves pros at setting up a vendor's booth. Using a beach theme, we decorated with a Spring Break vibe:  beach balls, flip flops, sunglasses and palm trees. Things at the booth came together quickly and we were headed to the hotel in less than an hour...our fastest time yet! 

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, visitors that stopped by were able to get a close look at the Pictures for Progress flashcards and the new Spanish translation booklets. We received lots of positive feedback on both of the products and delighted with each and every purchase made. Because we didn't want anyone to leave empty handed, we passed out pencils, magnetic bookmarks, business cards, brochures and mini versions of flashcards tucked inside a business card holder...there was something for everyone that stopped by. 

Thousands were in attendance and hundreds visited the booth to learn more about Spontaneous Speech Therapy Tools. In three days, we met some of the greatest people:  students, professors, marketers, business owners, recruiters, and of course, pediatric and medical SLPs. I was particularly happy to run into a former LSU professor, Dr. Jack Damico and my TCU clinical coordinator, Lynn Flahive.

We celebrated our success (and survival) at the end of each day with happy hour. Later, when we retreated to our room, we took turns using the tens unit to treat our sore legs and feet. It was just the recharge we needed!

Less than a year away, we are already looking forward to TSHA 2017 in Austin. Maybe we'll see you there?