Local and nationally recognized speakers promoted personal and professional development at the 5th annual Day of Excellence.
Audience members packed the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center theater in Rapid City to hear from four different speakers. They talked about everything from success, change, and being the best self you can be.
Organizers say the audience plays a key role in the success of the event.
"I love the energy of the day the audience sort of feeds off each other and the speakers really just give so much back to the audience," said Ericka Heiser, Vice President of Day of Excellence.
"I want people to take away no matter how sophisticated technology gets, and no matter how much these tools change at the end of the day it's really always going to be about relationships," said Kevin Knebl, a Day of Excellence speaker.
This year's event had record attendance with more than 1,400 audience members.