Category Archives: Honors and Awards

New Sick Science! Kits Honored with Family Fun Award at New York’s Toy Fair

A huge thanks to the people at FamilyFun Magazine who honored our brand new Sick Science! kits with their FamilyFun award at the 2014 Toy Fair in New York.

Steve Spangler Science & Be Amazing Toys New Sick Science! Kits Win FamilyFun Award at Toy Fair

We are at Toy Fair with over 1,000 toy manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and distributors from around the world. The come together every year to premiere and show off the best new toy and entertainment products.

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Spangler Wins Heartland Chapter Emmy for Weather and Science Day Television Special

Heartland-Emmy-Steve-SpanglerThe Spangler team received its second Heartland Chapter Emmy Award last Saturday night at the awards gala held in Denver, Colorado. The award was received for the half hour television special – Spangler Science and Weather at Coors Field - that aired on KUSA-TV 9News in Denver, Colorado. But this award is extra special for the Spangler team because we share it with our own Bradley Mayhew who is credited on the Emmy as the editor.

The television special documented the first ever Weather and Science Day at Coors Field 2009. It was at this event that the Spangler team received its first Guinness World Record for the Large Physics Lesson – conducting a hands-on science demonstration with 5,401 people all at the same time.

Our first Heartland Chapter Emmy Award was awarded in 1997 while I was working at KCNC as the host of News for Kids, a nationally syndicated show that aired every Saturday morning.

Here’s a quick overview of the half hour special – Spangler Science and Weather at Coors Field

Spangler Inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame – Council of Peers Award of Excellence CPAE

Spangler CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame Award

If you’re a professional speaker, being inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame® is kind of like getting an Academy Award… without the cool golden Oscar… but you get the idea. The National Speakers Association (NSA), the leading organization for professional speakers, inducted five professional speakers into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame at the 2010 NSA Convention in Orlando, Florida, and I’m honored to have received one of the awards. To date, there are 196 Speaker Hall of Fame inductees throughout the world, and the list includes Ken Blanchard, Norman Vincent Peale, Ronald Reagan, and Zig Ziglar.

Established in 1977, the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) is a lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism given to speakers who have been evaluated by their peers and judged to have mastered seven categories: material, style, experience, delivery, image, professionalism and communication. The award is not based on celebrity status, number of speeches, amount of income or involvement in NSA. It’s an award presented by your peers… and that’s why it’s so special to me. As you can tell from the photos, I can’t wipe that silly smile off my face!

The 2010 inductees are… Mary LoVerde, CSP, CPAE, Charlie Plumb, CPAE, The Passing Zone (Owen Morse & Jon Wee), CSP, CPAE, and Bill Cates, CSP, CPAE, and Steve Spangler, CSP, CPAE

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Here are a few photos from the Awards Gala in Orlando, Florida…

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What does CSP mean?

The Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, conferred by the National Speakers Association and the International Federation for Professional Speakers, is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform skill. I earned my CSP designation in 2005.

The CSP designation is earned through demonstrating competence in a combination of standards: Professional platform skills, professional business management, professional education, and professional association.

Speakers must be members of NSA or another GSF organization for at least three years and complete a rigorous application process to earn the CSP designation. For more information, visit NSAspeaker.org.

What does CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame mean?

CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame LogoEstablished in 1977, the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) Speaker Hall of Fame is a lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism given to speakers who have been evaluated by their peers and judged to have mastered seven categories: material, style, experience, delivery, image, professionalism and communication. The award is not based on celebrity status, number of speeches, amount of income or involvement in NSA.

Arapahoe Community College Foundation – Promoting the Power of Education Award

I received a phone call in early December from a good friend, RC Myles, asking if I could “go to lunch” on April 29th. Either this guy’s calendar really books up fast or he’s an early planner. It turned out that neither was the case since RC was calling to share the good news that I was the 2010 recipient of the Arapahoe Community College Foundation’s Promoting the Power of Education Award. RC Myles and his family have been long time supporters of the ACC Foundation which raises money to support student scholarships and creates opportunities for people who have a passion for life-long learning. Continue reading

Littleton Public Schools Foundation Spirit Celebration 2010 – An Unexpected Surprise from Doug Hodous

It’s always an honor to be invited to emcee a fundraising event – especially when the cause is near and dear to your heart. Formal events like the Littleton Public Schools Foundation Spirit Celebration are big and classy and attended by people who really care about this amazing school district in Littleton, Colorado. As emcee, I was asked to keep the night moving with light commentary and to maybe do something “special” with four outstanding high school scholarship recipients – Aminta Menjivar from Littleton High School, Quinn Booth from Arapahoe High School, Lilliane Hubbell from Heritage High School, and Ian Paxson from Options High School. Take a look…

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Nothing says “good job” better than a tiny cloud bath on stage at a formal awards ceremony. So, if you’re thinking about inviting me to emcee your event, you might want to reconsider. Continue reading