AMES, Iowa Elaine Penn's last words to a gathering of Iowa State student-athletes Thursday night were "Get Off the Fence. Make a Difference."* Penn is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and performer who has inspired countless people with her dynamic and motivating programs. Penn emphasized the power of visualization to the crowd of more than 300 Cyclone athletes gathered in Hoover Hall. But she also stressed the importance of writing down and daily reviewing those goals as a major step down the road to success. Her message was well-received. Penn's appearance was part of Iowa State's nationally-recognized CHAMPS/Life Skills program, which seeks to help ISU student-athletes become well-rounded individuals.

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