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ProTrack Speakers Academy

NSA Ohio’s Premier Program for Professional Speaker Development

 

Ready to Take Your Speaking Business to the Next Level?

It all begins October 8, 2017

 

 

 

Who Should Participate?

Emerging Speakers

Mid-level Speakers

Seasoned Professional Speakers

You and a team of engaged participants work together with successful professional speakers in this highly effective action group format to move your speaking to the next level.

ProTrack offers information and tools for progress no matter if you are a beginner or an accomplished professional. ProTrack will give you a priceless opportunity to jump on a fast-track for growth and development.

 

What Will You Learn?

ProTrack is designed to help you set a specific professional speaking goal and take concrete steps to achieve it.

  • develop and improve your presentation skills and platform mechanics
  • learn about what really works in the “business” of speaking
  • discover how to create speeches that are engaging and invite more business
  • understand how to organize your business so you maximize your time and receive more speaking opportunities
  • receive professional support and accountability
  • increase overall confidence and proficiency as a speaker
  • receive structure and systems to optimize your long-term success

The courses and assignments of the program are designed for learning and application that directly apply to speaking business success. Participants will engage themselves in learning through exploration of best practices and immediate application in their business. Through this accelerated program, participants who have become professional speakers sooner and have created businesses that have endured longer than those who have not chosen formal assistance.

 

“My ProTrack experience stretched my horizons. ProTrack was a powerful and supportive learning community. The information and training were practical and personal  – “ an efficacious combination.” 

–  Kendall C. Wright, NSA Ohio President 2006-2007

 

 

Program Dates & Session Topics:

Sessions are from 1:00 pm-4:30 pm except where otherwise noted.

(*Session topics/descriptions and facilitators may vary or be switched to meet scheduling needs)

 

Sunday, October 8th: Accelerate Your Awesome Speaking Opportunities

Facilitators: Jim Canterucci & Susanna Goulder

  • Set the stage for your success and create a solid foundation to exponentially expand your speaking opportunities. Understand the nature of the speaking profession and the mindset of the most accomplished speakers. Put in place a support system and accountability program so you position yourself as a speaker and accomplish your program goals.
  • The proper mindset to your ProTrack journey is crucial. How do you approach this mountain of content? Jim Canterucci uses the foundational Personal Brilliance catalysts as a guide. Marry your brilliance to the ProTrack journey. Additionally, as a group we will discuss the ‘get started’ business items like structure, contracts, and pricing as well as some of the conventional and unconventional wisdom of the speaking profession.

JimJim Canterucci, founder of Transition Management Advisors, brings 20 years of managing organizational change to the platform. He is the author of Amazon Bestseller Personal Brilliance. Bring Personal Brilliance to your organization!

 

 

 

Susanna

Susanna Goulder challenges the ordinary with solutions for success that stick. Susanna helps people get out of their own way with fresh ideas. She provides concrete tools that bring immediate results. Susanna’s life-affirming and highly transformational teachings have been featured in national and local conferences, business seminars, association meetings, and church services. Each group leaves enthused, motivated, and empowered for action. Susanna is CEO of Live Your GOODLIFE Speaking & Coaching. In her previous career, Susanna spent twenty-two years in motion pictures and television and was the original set decorator for “Sex & The City”

 

Sunday, November 12th: How to Make Your Topic Rock with Content, Value, & Style!

Facilitators: Lillian Zarzar, MA, CSP & Christine Zust

  • Explore how to mine your life’s experience/expertise to choose a topic for your audience, learn how to tailor and customize it; learn to incorporate your personal story.

zarzarLillian specializes in assisting you with your personal transformation in clearing the charges and blockages that prevent you from articulating your message effectively. You obtain the tools to craft your message, whether in a presentation, conversation or a board meeting, so you can connect more easily with others…and be understood in the way you intend. Your relationships deepen, your understanding broadens. You appreciate your family and friends, colleagues and company, because you develop appreciation and increase acceptance of yourself.

zustChristine Zust is a seasoned communication expert who presents with punch, wit, and style. Her “Power Positioning” program and training series provides proven techniques for sure-fire professional success. A specialist in business communication, team building, and image management. Audience comments: “polished and professional”..”charismatic”..”an inspiration to others”.

 

 

 

Saturday, December 9th (*9:00 am – 4:30 pm): From Adequate to Awesome: How to be More Engaging in Your Presentations & Performances

Facilitators: Lillian Zarzar, MA, CSP, Maureen Zappala, Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D., and Justin Zabor

  • Class members will be video recorded while giving a portion of their presentation and receiving feedback from a panel of select NSA members.

rossettiRosemarie Rossetti brings out the best in people to help them achieve goals and take charge of their lives. Her powerful delivery and message helps people cope with change and deal with adversity. She is a speech coach to business leaders and professional speakers. Rossetti and her husband, Mark Leder, are building a national demonstration home and garden in Columbus. The Universal Design Living Laboratory is showcasing universal design and green building. She delivers keynotes and seminars to interior designers, architects, builders, and consumers.

zaborJustin P. Zabor, CFSP, is “The Director of Death who Speaks the Language of Life and Service” for you and your organization. He is a third-generation funeral director and professional speaker who helps associations, organizations, and corporations achieve higher levels of success in their personal and professional lives. Justin began entering speech competitions at a very young age. He is the recipient of over 125 awards for public speaking. He is currently the second youngest President ever in the 30-year history of the Ohio Chapter of the National Speakers Association.

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Maureen Zappala is a former NASA propulsion engineer, having spent 13 years at the Lewis Research center in Cleveland, conducting jet engine research. She’s now a speaker and presentation coach, as well as a mom to 2 teenagers. In fact, she says “Raising kids is WAY HARDER than jet engine research. WAY HARDER!” In 2009, she was in the top 10 out of 35,000 contestants in the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking contest. Today, she’s the owner of High Altitude Strategies, a speaking and coaching service, where she speaks on influence and teambuilding, and trains people to be more interesting and engaging communicators.

zarzarLillian Zarzar specializes in assisting you with your personal transformation in clearing the charges and blockages that prevent you from articulating your message effectively. You obtain the tools to craft your message, whether in a presentation, conversation or a board meeting, so you can connect more easily with others…and be understood in the way you intend. Your relationships deepen, your understanding broadens. You appreciate your family and friends, colleagues and company, because you develop appreciation and increase acceptance of yourself.

 

Saturday, January 13th: Perfect & Master the Artful Mechanics of the Platform

Facilitators: Patrick Donadio, MBA, CSP & Maureen Zappala, and Kay Frances

  • Develop expertise in room and stage set-up, equipment and microphones. Understand what makes an effective introduction.
  • Learn how to punch up your presentations with humor.

DonadioSince 1986, Patrick Donadio has guided organizations and their leaders with powerful presentations and one-on-one business communications coaching. From the boardroom to the classroom, he helps people increase profitability, cultivate relationships, improve communications and enhance their performance. A Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) & Masters Certified Coach (MCC), Patrick is a frequent guest on radio/TV, Past President of NSA Ohio and former Goodwill Ambassador to Japan.

 

ZappalaMaureen Zappala is a former NASA propulsion engineer, having spent 13 years at the Lewis Research center in Cleveland, conducting jet engine research. She’s now a speaker and presentation coach, as well as a mom to 2 teenagers. In fact, she says “Raising kids is WAY HARDER than jet engine research. WAY HARDER!” In 2009, she was in the top 10 out of 35,000 contestants in the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking contest. Today, she’s the owner of High Altitude Strategies, a speaking and coaching service, where she speaks on influence and    teambuilding, and trains people to be more interesting and engaging communicators.

 

Kayforwebsite“America’s Funniest Stressbuster” has shared her message to “lighten up and stress less” for over 30 years. Kay performed as a professional stand up comedian for many years and appeared on a number of national television and radio programs. Kay is the author of The Funny Thing about Stress.

 

 

Saturday, February 10th: How to Get the Gig with Proven Sales & Marketing Techniques

Facilitators: Lisa Ryan, Ted Janus

  • Learn how to promote yourself, find potential clients, build relationships with decision makers, enhance your brand, and use social media to get more paid engagements.

Ted Janusz hJanuszas facilitated over 500 all-day seminars (over 3,000 hours from the platform) in 49 of the 50 United States (lone exception: Wyoming), from Halifax to Vancouver, and in Puerto Rico. He is also a runner who has covered over 35,000 miles (that’s nearly 1.5 times around the earth). As a result, Janusz has the energy, enthusiasm, expertise, and experience to ignite your audience and handle any environment.

 

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Utilizing 20+ years in sales, marketing and training, Lisa Ryan helps her clients keep their top talent and best clients from becoming someone else’s. By incorporating her proven Gratitude Strategies (Grategies), Lisa’s clients experience higher employee satisfaction, stronger customer retention in their businesses as well as healthier, happier lives. Besides her Grategy business, Lisa is the author of eight books with the ninth one about to be released in October of 2017. She is featured in two films, the award-winning “The Keeper of the Key” also starring Jack Canfield, Marci Shimoff, and John Gray, and “The Gratitude Experiment” with Bob Proctor and other experts from “The Secret.”

 

Saturday, March 10th: Organize and Strategize Your Growing Speaking Business

Facilitator: Lori Firsdon

  • As speakers, we not only deliver great presentations, we also run a business. How well you run your business will determine your success as a speaker. Having an organized office will add to your success by helping you feel more confident, reduce stress, and find things faster. As a bonus, you will impress event planners who love hiring organized speakers
  • In this session, you will learn how to:
    • Organize your office so you can operate your business with maximum productivity.
    • Create an efficient filing system to better manage your paper piles.
    • Design checklists so you won’t forget important details.
    • Streamline your presentation preparation so you can present at a moments notice.

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Lori Firsdon, Professional Organizer, has been helping people take control of their lives since 2006. She shares her passion for organizing with a wide range of clientele in both corporate and residential settings. She is a proud member of the National Association of Professional Organizers and the National Speakers Association. Lori is also a regular Dayton Daily News columnist and has been features on national television shows focused on organizing, including on A&E Television’s popular Hoarders. Besides being an entrepreneur, she is the mother of five children, which gives her valuable insight on what organizational challenges people face in trying to balance home and work life.

 

 Saturday, April 14th: How to Make a Quantum Income Leap with Books & Products.

Facilitators: Angie Hollerich, CEP, CCA, Fran Kick, MA, CSP, & Peter Margaritis

  • Learn how to get multiple streams of income through the sale of books, audio/video products, promotional packages, etc.

hollerichHaving worked as an investment advisor for ten years, Angie Hollerich understands the power of education. Certified Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument, authored “The Weight and Wealth Factors”, parallel factors for weight management and wealth accumulation and “Grab the Brass Ring of Financial Security”, a self-help guide to financial security.

Fran Kick knows “What Makes Kids KICK!” He’s been speaking to them, working with them, counseling them, teaching them and reaching them since 1986. During this time Kickhis unique perspective on what it takes to teach people to motivate themselves has been shared with thousands of students, teachers, parents, and organizations. Fran speaks at many state, regional and national conferences and has consulted with numerous schools, companies, and organizations. He authored the student leadership series “KICK IT IN & TAKE THE LEAD!” and just released “What Makes Kids KICK!” He has his B.A. in Education and M.A. in Educational Psychology.

 

MargaritisAs the Chief “Edutainment” Officer of The Accidental Accountant, Peter Margaritis uses laughter, excitement, and inspiration to help audience members strive to reach higher levels in their business achievements. One of the greatest benefits to Peter’s presentation is his humor and fun style, which stems from his experience performing stand-up and improvisational comedy. Peter has authored a book titled, Improv Is No Joke: Using Improvisation to Create Positive Results in Leadership and in Life, where he discusses how the principles of improvisation, along with the two most powerful words in the English language – Yes, And – will create a positive dialog to grow your business and career.

 

Saturday, May 12th: A Rich Reward! Learn from the BEST to Catapult Your Success!

patricia-frippMeeting and Conventions magazine names her, “One of the 10 most electrifying speakers in North Americ

 

a.” She was elected NSA’s first female President. She has won or been awarded every designation given by the NSA, including the Hall of Fame and their highest honor, the Cavett Award, considered the “Oscar” of the speaking world. Patricia Fripp, one of the industry’s most in-demand speakers, will inform and inspire YOU to rise to great heights in your speaking success! Nobody is better than Patricia Fripp at helping you increase your skills as a professional speaker.

 

  • Participants who complete the program are invited to join us for a complimentary meeting and lunch on May 12th, 9-1pm where you will be honored as ProTrack Graduates.  Your regularly scheduled class will follow 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm.

*Please RSVP for this meeting only as a ‘prepaid’ registrant at www.nsaohio.com.

 

BONUSES:

Books about Speaking

You will receive two books, “Paid to Speak” and “Speak More!”, written by the National Speakers Association to guide you in building your Eloquence, Enterprise, Expertise, and Ethics as a Professional Speaker.

 

Bonus Webinar – Fall 2017

Match Your Message to Your Market

Facilitator: Jim Canterucci

What problem do you solve? In this session Jim Canterucci helps you explore how you will match your message to the market that will pay for what you offer. Using the Lean Canvas approach to planning you will leave this session with the ability to contact your target potential buyer personas and validate you are providing an offering of value in the marketplace.

Mid-Month Mastermind

Sessions are followed up with a tele-conference call mid-month with each session’s facilitator. Receive support implementing the tools and techniques, get your questions answered, and receive the rich benefits with your mastermind group as you grow your business.

Reduced-Rate Registrations to NSA Ohio Meetings

As a valued participant of ProTrack, you receive a reduced-rate to attend NSA Ohio Meetings at the NSA Ohio member’s rate. NSA Ohio meets from 9am-1pm on the same days as ProTrack. These meetings provide invaluable opportunities to learn from nationally- and internationally-recognized speakers and to network with Ohio’s best professional speakers.

ProTrack Participant Reduced-Rate Cost for NSA Ohio Meetings:

$57/Meeting “Early Bird” Registration

$69/Meeting Regular Registration

Meeting attendance is highly recommended to maximize your growth and success. CLICK to Register for NSA Ohio Meetings.

 

Attend a Complimentary NSA Ohio Meeting to Celebrate Your Success

Participants who complete the ProTrack program are invited to a complimentary NSA Ohio meeting and lunch on Saturday, May 12th, 9-1pm where you will be honored as ProTrack Graduates. Your regularly scheduled class will follow 1:00 – 4:30 pm.

(*Please RSVP for this meeting only as a “prepaid” registrant at CLICK here to Register for this Event.)

 

RAVE REVIEWS:

“I took ProTrack at the beginning of my speaking career and got to take it for a second time a few years later when I facilitated the program. My speaking business would not be where it is today without the knowledge that I gained during these sessions. The instructors are fantastic and they really opened themselves up to us for an entire month after their segment of the program. I appreciate the generosity and expertise of the faculty that ProTrack offers and I recommend this program to anyone who wants to build a successful speaking business.” – Lisa Ryan

“The NSA Ohio ProTrack program is an outstanding program for anyone who wishes to move to the next level in their speaking profession. I have received invaluable information and support from our professional instructors who have experienced great success in professional speaking. Sharing my strengths and weaknesses with other participants of the program and seeing individual growth in all-involved reveals to me that “the sky is the limit.” – Marcia Harris, NSA Ohio Professional Member

“Pro-Track gave me excellent practical information and tools I needed to build my speaking business. I recommend it to anyone who wants to succeed as a professional speaker!” – Staci James, NSA Ohio Apprentice

“ProTrack was amazing. I’m still digesting and working through all the information I received. I thank all the amazing presenters who shared their expertise and experiences with us. It was incredibly valuable.” – Larry Terkel, NSA Professional Member

“ProTrack has given me the opportunity to focus in the on all the important aspects of the speaking business. Each session was wonderfully motivating and all the presenters were enthusiastic, knowledgeable and very willing to share generously their tricks and tips.” – Anita Web Weaver

“ProTrack truly did give me the boost that I needed. Because of my involvement with the program, I went from having virtually zero bookings the previous year to professional member status in only 9 months instead of the required 12!” – Justin P. Zabor, NSA Ohio President, 2011-2012

“Developing and marketing a speaking business requires a lot of knowledge, skills, and resources. ProTrack nailed it with top speakers sharing their experience and expertise. It’s the fast track to being a pro.” – Michael Brickey, Ph.d., NSA Ohio Apprentice

“Participating in NSA Ohio’s ProTrack program has been one of the wisest investments I have made in my professional speaking career. Why? Because it has provided me with much needed laser-focus on every aspect of the business, from platform mechanics to running the business, and everything in between. Words cannot describe the deep level of bonding coming from my involvement in this program. Whether you are beginning in the business or a seasoned professional, the ProTrack program takes your business to the next level. It gives you the tools you need to succeed. ProTrack is worth every penny!” –  Christine Zust, NSA Ohio President, 2004-2005

 

DETAILS

Logistics: This is an 8-month instructional program that includes the instructional sessions, presentation assessment workshop, homework reviews, and coaching. A maximum of 20 seats are available. Classes will be help in the afternoons following NSA Ohio meeting (dates/times) below.

Location: Quest Conference Center

8405 Pulsar Place Columbus, OH 43240

(614) 540-5540

Time: 1:00-4:30 pm

 

 

Register Now!

$997.00 (full payment due*) Pay Now Button

*Participants may register at any time during the ProTrack program.  The cost remains $997 at all times and participants are able (and encouraged) to make-up any missed classes during the subsequent program years.

Questions?

Contact NSA Ohio’s ProTrack Director, Susanna Goulder
susanna@live-good-life.com  /  216-255-9705 o. / 914-564-9090 c.