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You won’t want to miss a single meeting for the 2018-2019 Season!


SUNDAY September 9, 2018 (9am-2pm)

Guest Speaker: Bill Stainton

“Stainton’s Signature Story System: How to Discover and Develop Unforgettable Stories in 5 Easy Steps”

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Bill Stainton, CSP is a multiple Emmy Award-winning TV producer, writer, and performer; an author; and a business humorist. He blends the business smarts he learned from twenty years in corporate management with the show biz sparks he gleaned from working with people like Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, and Jay Leno to create entertaining and enlightening presentations enjoyed by audiences around the world!

For more information, please visit: https://billstainton.com/

SUNDAY October 14, 2018 (9am-2pm)    

Guest Speaker: Eddie Turner

“Use the Power of Facilitation to Grow Your Speaking Business!”
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Eddie Turner is a change agent who has worked for several of the world’s “most admired companies.” He is passionate about working with leaders to “Accelerate Performance and Drive Impact!”™ through the power of coaching, facilitation and the spoken word.
Eddie is a professional speaker and a national media commentator who holds international certifications as a trainer, coach and facilitator. Eddie Turner is an alumnus of Northwestern University where he studied Leadership and Organization Behavior and of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where he completed the “Art and Practice of Leadership Development” executive education program.   >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
For more information, please visit:  http://www.eddieturnerllc.com/

SUNDAY November 11, 2018 (9am-2pm)

Guest Speaker: Kay Frances, CSP

“Punch up Your Presentation With Humor, Engagement and Pizzaz!”

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Funny Keynote Speaker and Author, Kay Frances, CSP and MBA, has shared her message to “lighten up, stress less and take care of ourselves” in 49 states and all over Canada since 1984. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, a degree in Health and Physical Education and a 4th degree black belt in karate. She was also a family caregiver for 7 years.

Kay is the author of “The Funny Thing about Stress; A Seriously Humorous Guide to a Happier Life.”

When it comes to humor, Kay is the “real deal” having performed as a professional standup comedian for many years and appearing on a number of national television and radio programs including Lifetime Cable’s “Girls Night Out” and NBC’s “America’s Funniest People”. She also lived and performed in New York City where she appeared at the nation’s top comedy clubs such as “The Improvisation” and “Catch a Rising Star.”

Kay Frances combines her years of standup comedy, her education and her passion for her message to offer a unique skill set not often found in one speaker. It’s clean, relatable humor-with-a-message at its funniest!

For more information, please visit:  https://www.kayfrances.com


SATURDAY January 12, 2019 (9am-2pm) 

Guest Speaker: Brian Walter, CSP, CPAE

“A Bazillion Extreme Ways to Use Video DURING Your Speeches”

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In this extreme SHOW & TELL demo-oriented session…speaker, infotainer and multi-media producer Brian Walter will demonstrate for NSA Ohio members a bazillion proven formats for dynamically using video DURING your speeches.

Brian Walter, CSP, CPAE…runs a business called Extreme Meetings.He is a communications consultant, multi-media writer and video producer, and speaker. Brian has been a broadcast advertising director, marketing director, communications manager, management trainer, freelance copywriter, adjunct college professor, and (briefly) a telephone survey operator. And he’s NSA’s Immediate Past national President.

For more information please visit: https://extrememeetings.com/

SATURDAY February 9, 2019 (9am-2pm)

Guest Speaker: Cara Silletto, MBA

“The Association Insider:  How I Got Booked by 80+ Associations in One Year”

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Been frustrated in the past trying to work with associations who have “limited non-profit budgets?” Not all associations are equal and navigating the waters to find paid engagements can be a challenge. But tremendous benefits come to those who crack the association code!

Former association meeting planner Cara Silletto, MBA, started her speaking career in 2014, became a professional member of NSA in 2015 and conducted more than 80 speaking engagements for association clients in 2016, which also brought in more than a dozen corporate events as well. Since she’s been on both sides of the planner/speaker relationship, she knows first hand what opportunities and limitations exist in this space.
Come hear Cara share the secrets she’s learned behind the scenes and along the way about the association conference decision-making structure, how to transition from local to national chapter events, ways she worked around limited budgets, strategies for capitalizing on industry education requirements, and more!
Participants will learn:
* Various Association Structures & How to Identify the Right Groups to Meet Your Goals
* Ideas for Building Association-Friendly Programs
* Strategies for Maximizing a Speaker/Association Relationship to Get Rebooked


For more information, please visithttps://www.crescendostrategies.com/we-speak/cara-silletto

SATURDAY March 9, 2019 (9am-2pm)

Guest Speaker: Lisa Ryan 

“Smiling and Dialing Your Way to a Six-Figure Speaking Business”


Is it possible to take a brand new list, from a brand new industry, where no one know you and you have no connections and turn it into a six-figure speaking business one year later? Yes, it is and Lisa Ryan can tell you how it’s done.

After spending the first seven years of her speaking career focusing on general human resource (HR) audiences, she wanted to find a niche. After deciding on manufacturing and the trades (which was in her career background), she set to out to work. Today she has presented more keynote presentations at national conferences than she ever did as a generalist.

Want to know how it happened?

During this interactive, engaging and FUN session, you will learn the exact process that Lisa used. Nothing will held back, any question you have will be answered (as long as we are not going against anti-trust laws).

Whether you are an emerging speaker, or an established speaker looking to break into a new market, this program is for you.

By attending this program, you’ll discover:

  • How to affordably create your list of high potential prospects
  • What to say to prospects in the first several contacts with them
  • How to overcome picking up the “thousand pound phone”
  • The attitude to reject rejection and keep calling
  • Follow up strategies to keep top of mind without being a pest
  • How to use LinkedIn for prospecting
  • The power of persistence and why 21 is your new magic number

If you’re willing to put in the effort, you too can build a six-figure speaking business using the phone.

For more information, please visit: https://lisaryanspeaks.com/)

SATURDAY April 13, 2019 (9am-2pm)

Guest Speaker: Darren LaCroix

 “Multiple Streams of Speaking Income: How Many Do You Want? and YouTube It! How to Profit From Free Web Video”


A Real-Life Underdog Story Filled with Humor and Hope

After a failed business in 1992, Darren LaCroix took the stage in a Boston comedy club and bombed miserably. It was horrible. The headliner that night told him to “keep his day job.”  Friends told him that his dream of making people laugh for a living was crazy and stupid. He didn’t listen. 

He may have been born without a funny bone in his body, but Darren possessed the desire to learn and the willingness to fail. These were the essentials for achieving his dream. This self-proclaimed student of comedy is living proof that anything can be learned. 

Less than nine years later, in 2001, Darren LaCroix outspoke 25,000 contestants from 14 countries to become the World Champion of Public Speaking. He did it with a very funny speech. Some said it was one of the best speeches in the history of the contest.

Since that victory, Darren travels the world demystifying the process of creating a powerful presentation. His story has roused audiences in faraway places like Australia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, China, Oman, Malaysia, and Taiwan with his inspirational journey from Chump to Champ. He is passionate about showing people that if you are a sponge and have the right mentors, anything is possible.

Darren is currently the only speaker in the world who is a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), an AS (Accredited Speaker), and a World Champion of Public Speaking. Darren always stresses, “Don’t go for the designations to get letters after your name; do it for the professional you will become in the process.”

Through his live workshops and online programs, Darren works with presenters eager to learn what it takes to connect deeply with their audiences. He is the founder of StageTimeUniversity.com, the ultimate online programs for presenters.

For more information, please visit:  https://darrenlacroix.com

SATURDAY May 18, 2019 (9am-2pm)

Guest Speaker: Kordell Norton

“Status Quo to Status Grow . . .  Marketing Secrets Used by the Pro’s”

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Skills for Speakers to get you Explosive Business Growth and  Fill the Calendar

In this highly interactive and entertaining session you will get skills, tools, and methods to market you and your speaking business. You will get marketing methods that are used by giant corporations, as well as tricks and tips that come from NSA’s most successful speakers. Come and discover low-cost and no-cost ways to get you and your message in front of decision makers WHO HIRE!  You will get:

  • What are the six things that ALL meeting planners require of speakers?
  • What are the 3 things that ALL meeting planners are looking for in their speakers?
  • Learn about FREE (repeat . . . FREE!) internet resources that will give you thousands of leads for speaking engagements.
  • A new way to use Google to find specific customers that will hire you at your current and future higher fee levels.  (Courtesy of one of NSA’s most successful CPAE’s).
  • Get the one simple tool that will communicate your value and get the attention of EVERY decision maker (Hint: This one tool was used to drive $2.5 BILLION dollars in sales for our presenter).
  • Learn how to increase your creditability and influence by 9 times (that is 900%).
  • Methods to make you magnetic, even charismatic to potential clients and to audiences.

We promise that even seasoned CSP’s and CPAEs will come away with writer’s cramp at this banquet of Marketing & Sales insights.  Laugh, learn, and steal incredible methods to connect with customers, and proactively drive  your speaking business.  You will learn how to become a trusted advisor, and the ways that highly skilled consultants discover their customer’s pain, passions, and priorities.  This will be the NSA chapter meeting you do NOT want to miss.  This is the chapter meeting that your competition does NOT want you to attend.

For more information, please visit: http://kordellnorton.com/

Influence 2018 – NSA Annual Convention

July 14-17, 2018  

Hilton Anatole, Dallas, TX

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CSP/CPAE Summit 2018

November 9-11, 2018

Sheraton Bloomington Hotel Minneapolis, MN

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Winter Conference 2019

February 15-17, 2019

Renaissance Orlando at Sea World

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Influence 2019 – NSA Annual Convention

July 27-30, 2019    

Gaylord Rockies, Denver CO

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Influence 2020 – NSA Annual Convention

August 1-4, 2020  

Gaylord National, Washington, DC

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