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2020 - 2021 Chapter Meeting Schedule & Speakers


Sunday, November 15, 2020
9 am - 12 pm 

Marilyn Sherman, CSP, CPAE
"The SEAT of Success: How to Navigate a front-row speaking career"
Live Via Zoom

Have you ever felt like you were in the balcony and everyone else was in the front-row? CSP, CPAE Marilyn Sherman has been speaking professionally since she left her corporate training job in 1998. In addition to writing 4 books on success, she has accumulated tons of mistakes along the path to her front-row. Join her as she shares her ‘Ah-Ha’s and Faux Pas’ from a girl with a dream to the Speaker Hall of Fame. You will learn the do’s and don’ts of: delivering a keynote, connecting with audiences, working with speakers bureaus, and making a lasting impact one speech at a time. She will also cover how to overcome fear, comparison to others, doubt and shame. Everyone deserves a front-row seat and Marilyn wants to help usher you to yours. Keep shining your unique light and we’ll see you in the front-row! 



Marilyn Sherman is an award winning professional speaker who has branded her success programs around getting a front-row seat in life. Her first paid speech happened while she was still in high school and she’s been pursuing her kraft ever since. She spent several years in Corporate America leading training for a finance company before taking her message of hope and inspiration on the road. Her corporate clients include Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, McDonald’s, the FDIC, ECOLab, Yum! Brands, and associations from Sonar Security to Water Treatment Facilities. She lives in Las Vegas and serves as a member at Large for the Las Vegas chapter of NSA after serving on national committees for NSA including the chair of the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) committee. She is a proud member of the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame.


Saturday, January 9, 2021
9 am - 12 pm


Dr. Jeffrey Magee, CSP

Jeffrey has been called one of today's leading Talent & Business Development Advisers in the areas of "Leadership & Sales." Magee works with C-Suite, Business Leaders & Owners, Military Generals, Entrepreneurial Unicorns, CEO2CEO Peer Groups & YPO leaders globally.

Best-selling global Author of YOUR TRAJECTORY CODE: How to CHANGE YOUR DECISIONS, ACTIONS, and DIRECTIONS, to become Part of the TOP 1% HIGH ACHIEVERS by John WILEY & of the MANAGERIAL-LEADERSHIP BIBLE Revised Edition by PEARSON EDUCATION, serve as THE course-ware to his suite of talent development programs;
He's the author of more than 30-books, 4-college text books, 4-best sellers, translated into 21-languages, and is the Publisher of PERFORMANCE/P360 Magazine (, a former national Co-Host

Dr. Magee is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Certified Board Executive (CBE), Certified Professional Direct Marketer (PDM) & Certified Speaking Professional (CSP). He has been recognized as one of the "Ten Outstanding Young Americans" (TOYA) by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce, twice selected to represent the United States at the World Congress as a Leadership Speaker (Cannes, France & Vienna, Austria). 3-term President of the Oklahoma & Las Vegas Chapter's of the National Speakers Association (NSA), and an SBA Entrepreneur of the Year.

Jeff served for 4-years as an appointed Civil Service Commissioner (Judge) for the City/County of Tulsa Oklahoma, before merging his firm for a short time in 2010 with WesternCPE. The United States ARMY National Guard & President George Bush recognized him with the high honor of the "Total Team Victory Award/Citation" for civilian contribution to leadership development with the National Guard.

Saturday, February 13, 2021 
9 am - 12 pm 

Russ Riddle
"Corral Your Ca$h Cow!"
Live Via Zoom

As a business owner, your most valuable asset aside from people is your intellectual property. This session saddles you up to better protect, manage and fatten that cash cow.


Valuable Takeaways:

• Distinguish between the intellectual property types

• Ensure ownership from the outset (employees vs. contractors)

• Ace copyrights and avoid copy-wrongs

• Master the trademark DOs and DONʼTs

• Preserve, Protect & Defend — Police your I.P.

• Stop rustling others’ cash cows

• Avoid “public domain” land mines

• Capitalize and comply with licensing opportunities


What do Barney® the purple dinosaur, Thomas the Tank Engine® and YOU have in common? All have been served (or are about to be) by Russ Riddle!

Having practiced marriage for 37 years, law for 29, fatherhood for 28, and braved adventures as a juvenile probation officer and professional speaker, Russ is convinced that we must never stop learning and laughing.

His love of levity stems in part from an intellectual property law practice that has served such clients as Barney®, Bob the Builder®, Thomas the Tank Engine®, the voices of Jimmy Neutron® and Larry the Cucumber®, as well as many NSA characters throughout the country.

Russ currently serves on the National Speakers Association’s Board of Directors and is immediate past chair of the editorial committee for SPEAKER Magazine. He’s the author of two books: Lawyer Up – The Smart Way and Persuasive vs. Abrasive – The judges have ruled, as well as the intellectual property manual Corral Your Cash Cow.

He is appropriately known as the “Anomaly at Law®,” for he’s down to earth, clearly communicates and lavishes others with levity.

Saturday, March 13

Barry Banther

Saturday, April 10 2021         


Lauren Schieffer

As the daughter of a career Air Force officer, Lauren Schieffer grew up being uprooted and relocated every couple of years. This imbued her with a profound

independence and ability to adapt to changing circumstances. The lessons she learned from “The Colonel” have helped her make smart decisions and overcome adversity with humility and a sense of humor.


Lauren has navigated just about every aspect of corporate America in her varied career – from trucking to achieving top-tier Sales Director status for a global direct-sales cosmetics firm to managing a non-profit foundation. In her speaking career, she has presented in seven countries to associations, organizations, federal, state and local governments, as well as Fortune 500 companies - helping them improve the effectiveness of their communication and reduce unnecessary conflict.


Lauren is a Certified Speaking Professional through the NSA and The Global Speakers Federation. Able to relate to and energize everyone from the custodial staff to C-Level executives, Lauren is a master storyteller, delivering insightful, inspirational and relevant content that empowers people to absorb and act upon what they’ve heard – and she does so in an entertaining manner with a dry sense of humor that keeps them chuckling while they’re learning.


Her enthusiasm is infectious and her passion unmistakable.



Saturday, May 15 2021

Patrick Henry

Don't Miss Another Meeting!

Sunday, September 13, 2020
9 am - 12 pm


Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE
"Finding the Funny"
Live Via Zoom


In this highly interactive session, Tim will share the process he uses to "Find the Funny" in his own stories and for his coaching clients. Funny things happen all around us everyday and it's up to you to capture those moments and develop them into amazing stories that reinforce your onstage message.  Not every story is funny, but if you have a funny story why stop there? With a little bit of work, a funny story becomes a hilarious signature story that can get you booked again and again.  Several participants will have the opportunity to tell a story during the session and have Time help you find the funny it.


Saturday, October 10, 2020 
9 am - 12 pm


Dr. Shirley Davis, CSP
Presents a three part presenation
"Reinvention and New Reality; Living Beyond Imagination; and Speaker Blind Spots"
Live Via Zoom

Dr. Shirley Davis, CSP, is an accomplished corporate executive, global workforce management expert, a certified leadership coach, and a master of reinvention. She works with leaders at all levels on building welcoming, winning, and world-class workplace cultures where ALL talent can thrive. She specializes in diversity, equity, inclusion, unconscious bias, and crucial conversations on taboo topics such as race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, politics, etc. 

She has worked in more than 30 countries on 5 continents and delivers more than 80 speeches a year, both in live settings and via virtual platforms including streaming her keynotes live from her studio to audience all over the world. She brings a high-energy, high-content and high-value message with practical takeaways that participants can immediately apply back on the job and in their lives.

With over 20 years of business experience in a variety of senior and executive leadership roles with Fortune 100 companies, Dr. Davis' expertise lies in providing solutions and strategies for achieving leadership excellence and in building high performance and inclusive workplace cultures where all talent can thrive. Most recently, she worked at the world's largest HR membership association, the Society for Human Resource Management as Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion and Workplace Strategies.


Dr. Davis has also been a featured expert on NBC's The Today Show, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, USA Today, HR Magazine, Profiles in Diversity Journal,, and Inclusion Magazine. She is the author of, "Reinvent Yourself: Strategies for Achieving Success in Every Area of Your Life," and "The Seat: How to Get Invited to the Table When You are Over-Performing and Undervalued." She is a popular author of several LinkedIn Learning courses entitled, "Inclusive Leadership," "Leadership Foundations," and "Developing Accountability as a Leader."

She is a Certified Speaking Professional, a former Miss District of Columbia, Ms. Oklahoma, Ms. Virginia, and in 2000 she won the national title of Ms. American United States. In 2017 she was inducted as a Board Member of the National Speakers Association and will serve for four years. Most recently, she was named as one of the most inclusive and influential HR leaders of 2020.