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"OTV Goes Virtual"during Quarantine period

Unfortunately in March 2020 the Coronavirus changed how we had to continue connecting to our Vizionaries to help continue our mission. With the world of sports coming to a halt for the time being, we felt the best way to continue our mission was to move to a virtual format that would connect our Vizionaries to different leaders in our community. We named the series “OTV goes Virtual” and so far we have successfully had three sessions in the months of April and May.

We have found that these series are a huge hit with our Vizionaries. The ability to have speakers and leaders from the sports, business and entertainment worlds speak to us on an intimate level has had a positive impact on program participants and program leaders alike.

We created a format for each of our presenters to spend 10-15 minutes sharing their personal experiences and after they are done presenting, allowing them time to answer questions from our Vizionaries. Once our speaker portion of the event is done, we allow each Vizionary time to share what they learned from the session and how the session affected them personally. Our goal is to do a minimum of 2 virtual sessions a month until we are able to begin face to face meetings again. Even after live events restart, we plan on adding OTV Goes Virtual as a part of our ongoing events to allow our Vizionaries to meet leaders around the world.

So far in 2020 we have had the following three sessions for OTV Goes Virtual:

4/10/2020- OTV Board Members Lewis Preston and Hannah Joy Gebresilassise- Spoke on the topic of "Cultivating Relationships"

4/24/20: Sport Analyst- Angel Gray and CEO of the Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship- They Spoke on the Topic of "Achieving Goals"

5/15/2020- Jacob and Dana Tzegaegbe and Former NFLer Harry Douglas IV. They spoke on the Topic of Leading With Excellence

What a great way to start off our virtual series with 7 dynamic speakers. It was great information for our Vizionaries as well as the board and parents that joined the sessions as well. We plan on running the Virtual series 2 x month during the summer and at least once a month when sports begin meeting again.

We are proud on the ability of our team to make the necessary pivot needed to continue our progress and growth within Optimize The Vizion. With the help of our community, donors, speakers and volunteers we are still providing exposure to our Vizionaries that will help them develop as future leaders.

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