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Gus Cicala Lights up the Speaking Circuit

As much as Project Assistants CEO Gus Cicala values the written word, he really feels in his element with a microphone in his hand. It’s no surprise, then, that Gus has been lighting up the speaking event circuit the last few months.

In March, Gus delivered a 90-minute presentation on Risk Management to a record-breaking, standing-room-only crowd. The joint hosts, PMI-Ocean State and CVS Caremark, were impressed with the presentation, to say the least. “We were fortunate to have Gus Cicala available to present this critical and complex subject with passion, engagement, and humor,” said PMI-Ocean State President, Robert Massoud. “We are very sensitive to the ‘voice of our membership,’ and we heard nothing but positive responses to the presentation that Gus gave us.”

CVS Development Manager, Diane Lorden, added, “Gus’ presentation was terrific. People here were talking about it at 7:00am [the morning after the event]!”

Just last week, Gus had an equally rousing reception to his presentation at PMI-New Jersey’s annual symposium.  This time, there were 160 people in attendance as he presented Leadership Is Taken, Not Given: Establishing, maintaining and regaining control of projects. This presentation is a primer to the chapter he’s written for the upcoming book The Keys to Our Success.

Gus hopes to turn this into a year-long speaking tour. Arrangements are being made for him to present at several more events over the coming months, including Project Summit, PMI-Global Congress and a PMI-Delaware Valley Development Day.