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2017-2018 Season


SUNDAY September 10, 2017 (9am-2pm)      Click HERE to register!

Mike Rayburn, CSP, CPAE: What You MUST Do! To Turn Your Keynote Into Bookings And Profit

So, you’re a speaker, you want to impact lives, empower people, and make the world a better place… right? How sweet.

You can’t do that sitting at home.

If your calendar is full and your fee is as high as it can get, don’t attend this program. For the rest of us, Mike Rayburn will show how he keeps booked 60-75 dates/yr, every year, and how you can use these same tools to fill your calendar. Some tools are common sense, some you never would have thought of.

You will learn…

*The only four ways you will ever get booked.
*The most important piece of promotional material to fill your calendar.
*Everything you need to know to get speakers bureaus excited about you.
*The 4 philosophies you MUST adopt to get booked often.
*What a speaker showcase is and how to get bookings from a showcase.
*How to speak for free and make lots of money.
*The one thing you must have and do which will guarantee your calendar to be full, your impact to be high, and your income to soar!

Mike Rayburn headshotMike Rayburn, CSP, CPAE Bio: Mike Rayburn is a keynote artist known for his skilled use of guitar and comedy in delivering presentations on innovation and peak performance for corporations and associations worldwide. He’s presented two TED Talks, headlined Carnegie Hall multiple times, and performs regularly in his home of Las Vegas. Mike is also Artist In Residence at High Point University. Mike created the Virtuoso Community, providing free resources for people dedicated to achieving life mastery. Join by signing Mike’s email list:

Mike Rayburn has performed more than 5,000 presentations over the past 30 years in 20 countries, five continents, in nearly every venue imaginable including corporate events, theaters, comedy clubs, colleges, bars, churches, stadiums, pool halls, warships, sidewalks, the median of Interstate 287, a hospital psyche ward, and a dock in Aruba.

Fun ways Mike lives his message of innovation and performance…

  • Mike did the first-ever cross-country concert tour on bicycle, pedaling 4010 miles, doing 31 concerts from San Diego to Coney Island.
  • Mike arranged and performed the first-ever guitar duet of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony with a hologram of himself live on stage.
  • Mike has sold over over 300,000 CDs/DVDs, w/no record deal.
  • Mike was voted “America’s Campus Entertainer of the Year” three times in 4 years.
  • Mike just learned to surf. He’s 52.
  • Mike is winner of the Harry Chapin Award for Humanitarian Endeavors – past winners include President Jimmy Carter and Jackson Browne.
  • Mike was a staff songwriter for Sony Music Publishing in Nashville.
  • Mike took 3rd place in his age group in the YMCA’s “World’s Biggest Run 5K…” and he’s flat-footed!

Click here to register now for Mike Rayburn! 


SUNDAY October 8th, 2017 (9am-2pm)     Click HERE to register for Chad Hymas!

Chad Hymas, CSP, CPAE “Building THE Ultimate Speaking Career”

How would you like to have clients requesting you to speak over 200 days a year throughout the world? What if you could sell 1,000,000 copies of your book this year (even if you didn’t have the book done yet)?


Chad Hymas, CSP, CPAE Bio: In 2012, Chad Hymas PRE-SOLD over one million copies of his book “Doing What Must Be Done” without a publisher, without a PR Firm, AND before the first book ever went to print. Even more amazing is the fact Chad accomplished this incredible feat while traveling 300,000 miles around the world covering 4 continents while presenting at over 200 events.

Chad’s speaking career in the areas of leadership, team building, customer service, and mastering change has brought him multiple honors. He is the past president of the National Speakers Association Utah chapter and a member of the exclusive elite Speakers Roundtable (one of twenty of the world’s top speakers).

DO NOT MISS this rare opportunity to experience Chad Hymas share with you in an intimate setting. Bring your questions and most importantly, be prepared to discover what it takes to build a speaking EMPIRE while living a complete life filled with family, friends, and what matters most in life.

Chad Hymas will not only inspire, motivate, and move you… He will create an experience that will touch your heart for a lifetime.

For more about Chad Hymas, visit the website

Click HERE to register for Chad Hymas!

SUNDAY November 12th, 2017 (9am-2pm)   Click HERE to register for Guy Burns!

Guy Burns 1Guy Burns, CSP, Chief Wow Officer of Success And Beyond, LLC “PowerPoint Unleashed”

You have compelling content and a dynamic delivery but is there something missing from your speaking arsenal? There is a definite process to creating PowerPoint slides that make your presentation impactful and memorable without being distracting.

Our presenter today took his first PowerPoint class in 1999 and it was love at first slide. Since then he has given over 700 presentations using PowerPoint and has helped sales people, leaders and presenters throughout the U.S. Canada, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand give better presentations and create slides that connect with their visual audience members while make their Point with Power.

Guy Burns CSP, Chief Wow Officer of Success And Beyond, LLC Bio: Guy Burns is an Employee Engagement & Company Culture Expert who works with organizations and individuals to achieve Massive Success while realizing Less Stress and Having More Fun! He is an Official Member of the Forbes Coaches Council and a Certified Speaking Professional in the National Speakers Association.

Guy is a published author of the book and accompanying program, Play the Wow Card for Understanding Yourself and Dealing with Others, he has created and produced the audio CD program Make This Your Year and co-created the program From Panic to Power When Making Presentations with three World Champions of public speaking.

Since starting his speaking and coaching business, he has made over 800 presentations in 45 states and 10 countries on 4 continents including; America, England, Ireland, France, Italy, Austria, Canada, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. Well over 100,000 have benefitted from Guy’s presentations.

Guy believes life is short and meant to be lived with passion! He is a thrill seeker who exudes energy in everything he does, whether he is Sky Diving, Bungee Jumping, riding the world’s fastest Zip Line or making a presentation he gives it his all!

Click HERE to register for Guy Burns!


SATURDAY January 13, 2018 (9am-2pm) Click HERE To register for Sheryl Roush!

Sheryl Roush, President/CEO, Sparkle Presentations, Inc., “How to Design Effective Promotions that Propel Your Results”

In this tailored interactive session you will discover ways to push your marketing efforts “past normal operating conditions” and propel greater results, in print and on social media. Evaluate your current marketing pieces (one-sheets, business cards, website, newsletters, fliers, post cards, etc.) and your on-line efforts (Facebook, Twitter). Understand who your readers are and what they need in your promotions, what items need to be placed “sequentially” where for maximum “thrust!”

BONUS: Attendees are encouraged to submit their items in advance to receive supportive feedback in the program from this award-winning designer and international trainer on the topic of marketing communication.

Sheryl Roush started her first advertising business at age 16, and has owned 5 graphic design award-winning studios. She generously shares over four decades of experience with us in marketing, photography, printing, publishing and graphic design. A keynote speaker and international trainer for 30 years, she blends these into her Speak And Market Like A Pro™ system, she intuitively coaches individuals at any level of either skill. A Professional Member of NSA since 1990, her work as a speaker marketing materials designer earned her wide recognition in the National Speakers Association. Los Angeles Chapter videoed her Solid Gold Speaker One-Sheet DVD. Sheryl was honored her with “Member of the Year” in both Greater LA and San Diego Chapters, and received LA’s Golden Microphone. A favorite in Toastmasters, in 1993 she earned the elite Accredited Speaker designation, at that time judged in six categories. A 17-time author, her Solid Gold Newsletter Design was a course book at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Click HERE to register for Sheryl Roush! 

SATURDAY February 10, 2018 (9am-2pm) Click HERE to register for Kent Julian!

Kent JulianKent Julian How to Get Booked as a Speaker without Spending a Ton of Money, Having a Massive Platform and most importantly… Without Being Pushy”

Kent Julian is a keynote speaker who gets booked A LOT. You probably haven’t heard of him, but he doesn’t mind. Why? Again, he gets booked A LOT.

You see, he doesn’t have a massive platform. He’s not a best-selling author. In fact, he only joined NSA a few years ago. Yet he is still one of the most booked speakers in his target market. What’s more, he is currently using the same strategies he used in that market to gain a traction in a completely different industry (and he’s already getting booked). If you are looking for practical, step-by-step strategies for getting booked and paid as a speaker… strategies that really work… don’t miss this session. You’re guaranteed to learn a ton. Plus, you’ll laugh a lot along the way.

Click HERE to register for Kent Julian!

SATURDAY March 10, 2018 (9am-2pm) Click HERE to register for Kevin McCarthy!


Kevin McCarthy “From Zero to Six figures in 12.5 Months”

You don’t know what you don’t know. And, what you don’t know could be holding you back from reaching the next level in your speaking career. NSA Oregon, 2017-2018 President, Kevin McCarthy will share a proven strategy for taking your speaking business to new heights.

In January 2016, Kevin launched his new BlindSpot Zone™ brand and booked 30 paid events with new clients as a direct result of his branding, marketing and sales strategies. At this special NSA chapter event, Kevin will share his processes and best practices so you can learn how to:

  • Connect your passion to a sell-able brand.
  • Identify your ideal client and audience.
  • Create a targeted marketing campaign that generates phone calls.
  • Convert those phone conversations into bookings.
  • Develop a presentation that builds lists and generates referrals.

Kevin will also show you a behind-the-scenes look at how:

  • He inspires 50-60% of each audience to voluntarily join his e-mail list.
  • Generated more than 100 referrals from 30 events.
  • Uses Gmail for mass marketing.
  • Gmail significantly out-produced Infusionsoft in open and response rates.
  • He keeps track of his prospects and clients.
  • To get paid to develop a two-day workshop from your keynote.
  • Get you fee paid in full at the time of booking.

If what you’ve read doesn’t get you excited to attend this event, you just might have a blind spot!

Click HERE to register for Kevin McCarthy!

SATURDAY April 14, 2018 (9am-2pm) Click HERE to register for Elizabeth McCormick!

elizabeth-mccormick-your-inspirational-speaker-flag-FINALElizabeth McCormick Advanced and Technical Hands On Workshop: “5 Absurdly Simple “Speaker-Hacks”

Clever Solutions to get more Bookings

Do you know how tweaking just one thing can make all the difference? As made popular in viral videos, “Hacks” are trending on social media as “clever solution to a tricky problem” per the Urban Dictionary.

And there’s nothing trickier than getting booked as a speaker…

Or is it?

In this interactive workshop training, the 5 Simple Solutions will not only be revealed, but also with your laptop or tablet (and passwords to your social media) at the, ready you’ll be able to IMPLEMENT and plan for these 5 things ON THE SPOT. Interact, Implement and have an Impact – in  and on your Speaking Business as you’ll learn these insider secrets to booking more engagements.

During this “Speaker-Hacks” segment you will:

  • Interact with Elizabeth and other attendees who will help provide input on the spot as you walk through the 5 simple solutions.
  • Engage in a workshop setting where you will have the time to immediately implement each simple “Speaker-Hack” as Elizabeth guides you and answers questions on the spot.
  • Walk away with impactful solutions that will help YOU move toward more bookings that ultimately lead to a much greater sense of accomplishment and significance.
  • And maybe another BONUS process or two!

Click HERE to register for Elizabeth McCormick!

SATURDAY May 12, 2018 (9am-2pm) Click HERE to register for Patricia Fripp!

patricia-frippPatricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE “Under the Magnifying Glass: Good to Great Presentation”
In this entertaining, thought-provoking, and content-rich presentation, you will learn specific techniques that will guarantee that both you and your presentations are memorable for all the right reasons. You will come to appreciate the focus on word choices, the amount of specificity, emotional connection, and clarity of the message.


In this presentation you will understand how to:

  • Incorporate the number one secret of a great presentation
  • Help your audience see your stories
  • Present information in the right order for retention
  • Maximize the power of specificity
  • Emotionally connect to every audience
  • Willing volunteers will be invited to deliver a small portion of their presentations, and Patricia Fripp will add her laser-focused “mini” coaching.

Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE Bio: Companies who want a competitive edge hire Patricia Fripp. She is a Hall of Fame keynote speaker, executive speech coach, sales presentation skills and on-line training expert. When your message must be memorable, your presentation powerful, and your sales successful in-person or online Patricia Fripp can help.

Patricia was also NSA’s first woman president. She has won or been awarded the CSP, CPAE and Cavett award.

Patricia can virtually train everyone in the world with her interactive online learning. To become a great speaker easily, conveniently and quickly you sign up for www.FrippVT. Why not sign up for your trial today?

Watch the video below for a message from Patricia!


Click HERE to register for Patricia Fripp!

NSA Ohio Awards Ceremony & ProTrack Graduation

NSA National Event Calendar


Influence 2017 – NSA Annual Convention

July 8-11, 2017             Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL

CSP/CPAE Summit 2017

November 10-12, 2017   Chicago, IL

Winter Conference 2018

February 16-18, 2018    Baltimore, MD

Future “Influence” – NSA Annual Convention

July 14-17, 2018         Hilton Anatole, Dallas, TX

July 27-30, 2019         Gaylord Rockies, Denver, CO

August 1-4, 2020        Gaylord National, Washington D.C.