Professional speakers are tough acts for association executives to follow, literally. But execs and other amateur speakers at the American Payroll Association, San Antonio, Texas, don't have a problem when it comes to addressing a crowd. Since 1995, APA has held a speakers conference one day prior to its annual meeting, explains James Medlock, senior director of education and training at the association. “It started as a tool to help our seminar instructors improve their presentation ...

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