Every Wednesday night at AGAVA, it is normal for vibrant music and energetic dancers to fill every corner of the restaurant.
In one corner of the Fitness Center at Ithaca College, a girl is lifted high into the air. In another, a student falls, caught only inches from the floor. In the center of the room, a boy scuttles across the floor, supported by a partner.
Motivational speaker Stan Pearson doesn’t just use a microphone to get a crowd on its feet. He gets them grooving to a beat using salsa dancing in his presentations. Pearson uses comedy, his real-life experiences and interactive activities to talk about how to revamp any student’s skills as a leader.