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Vicki Hitzges Sends Spirits Soaring at Annual Wise & Witty Event

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Funny bones were tickled and spirits were uplifted in March at the Seventh Annual Wise & Witty Women and Many Magnificent Men Fundraising luncheon! In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Polk State College Foundation was thrilled to present this exciting annual event on March 21 on the Winter Haven Campus and March 22 on the Lakeland campus. Enjoying an enthusiastic sellout crowd since its inception six years ago, this much-anticipated luncheon never fails to delight, and this year was certainly no exception. With delicious food, wonderful musical treats from Polk State College choral students, and high-energy motivator Vicki Hitzges as the event’s guest speaker, the joys of the day abounded.

The College was especially excited to welcome Hitzges, author of the inspirational book “Attitude is Everything,” who infused the room with her incredible blend of humor, wisdom and genuinely touching moments. She refreshed and inspired her audience to spread joy and have a positive impact on others, and to truly tap into that power we all have within to transform lives.

Vicki began her career as a Dallas, TX television news anchor, interviewing everyone from U.S.  presidents to movie stars, athletes and business moguls. Next she tackled public relations, and the late Zig Ziglar, world-renowned motivational speaker and author, became one of her PR clients. Ziglar was so impressed with her creativity and communication skills that he hand-picked Vicki to be one of the few speakers he would personally train and mentor.

“Most people miss success by about 18 inches – that’s about the distance from the head to the heart. You put those two  things together as Vicki does so well, then you’ve got a speaker who will inspire your audience to reach for heights!” Ziglar said of Hitzges.

Vicki entertains and informs audiences across the U.S. and has spoken as far away as Qatar, New Zealand, Panama and Thailand. Having worked in communications all her life, Vicki is adept at involving and engaging her audiences with her infectious brand of humorous storytelling which not only lightens the spirit, but inspires us all to approach life with a can-do attitude!

In addition to the enjoyment Wise & Witty brings to its guests each year, the Foundation takes tremendous pride in its ability to help numerous students attain their dream of a higher education because of funds raised through events such as this and through the generous philanthropy of individuals, corporations, organizations and foundations throughout the year.