EVELYN ECHOLS… STILL GOING STRONG AT 96“Evelyn Echols ranks right up there with the most interesting people I've ever known.“
-Georgie Ann Geyer
"It was a great pleasure to hear you address our audience for the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization annual conference at McCormick Place. With 1600 college students and faculty in attendance, with a passion for entrepreneurship, there was electricity in the air. And then you ignited the flame.
You have that very rare ability to totally command an audience, and we could have heard a pin drop. That is until you had them laughing and on the edge of crying. And yet you deliver key messages of high content, universal messages that equally apply to young budding entrepreneurs as well as to retired adults. Your life story is full of perseverance, positive attitude and energetic drive. What a role model? And these points come through whether from your speaking or in your outstanding book.
You are always the very top speaker or in the top two or three, and this is out of 60 in total. Being nearly 96 years of age becomes a major positive when combined with your wit and insights. Your speeches and your book are full of content as well as motivation. You have been an inspiration for many thousands of people as you change their outlook toward the future.
So I salute you for continuing to make a huge difference in your life and in the lives of others. We are already planning on your speech when you are 105!"
-Gerald E. Hills
© 2010 Evelyn Echols