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semi-finalist for aha moment tour

Remember this this blog post talking about the super-cool aha moment tour that went around the country to different cities? Even though I received an email invite, I went on a whim and simply spoke from the heart.

On Monday this week, I received this email from the tour’s PR people:


On behalf of Mutual of Omaha, thank you for participating in the 2009 aha moment tour. You were part of more than 1,000 people who shared their inspiring stories with us. Because of the overwhelming response to the aha moment tour, we have decided to ask the general public to pick their favorite moments – the final 10 of which will become Mutual of Omaha’s 2010 national TV commercial campaign.

Congratulations! Your story has been selected as one of the semi-finalists. Your aha moment will appear alongside 74 others on , where visitors to the site will have the chance to vote for their favorites.

The first round of voting will begin on October 1st and continue through October 15th. After the first round, the top-25 vote getters will win a Flip video camera and move on to the final round of voting, which will end on October 31st. The top 10 favorite aha moments will be featured in Mutual of Omaha’s 2010 nationwide TV ads, which will begin airing early next year.

If you don’t wish to participate or be considered in the online voting please respond to this email and let us know. If you are interested in participating in the survey, however, we encourage you to tell your family and friends to go to starting October 1st and vote for your aha moment!

Good luck! Regardless of the outcome, we hope that the campaign, using real stories from real people just like you, will inspire others to realize and act upon their own aha moments.

I’M A SEMI FINALIST!!! I’m so excited and think this is such a great honor to represent my city and my profession.

So…..on OCTOBER 1ST (next Wednesday) I will be asking for YOUR vote. And if I make the cut down to the top 25, I will shamelessly irritate you some more and ask you for your vote again on OCTOBER 15th.

They won’t have the all the semi-finalists up until Wednesday, but if you wish to see my segment, check it out.

saundra hadley aha moment video



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