Published: Jan 26, 2011 12:42 AM EST
Updated: Jan 25, 2011 9:31 PM EST

ESTERO, Fla.- More than nine thousand people packed Germain Arena for a motivational speaking event. First Lady Laura Bush, Rudy Guliani, and Colin Powell were the big names that packed the seats.

There was a traffic tie up in the morning as people tried to make it inside. There was also a satellite event at the Harborside Event Center for people who couldn't make it into the arena.

The same event goes on tomorrow morning.