Putting a fine point on the speaking industry
time to Get REAl
Never has it been
that we all come
together to learn,
share and collectively manage the
current economic situation that
has impacted all of us than now.
This year’s Convention team has
been working hard to bring you
relevant, current and thought-provoking education that will
help you position your speaking business to take advantage of
these unsettling times.
NSA does two things very
well: education and community.
Here’s a preview of the ways
we’re going deliver on those
NSA’s 2009 Annual
convention will focus on
education and community.
We’ve also replaced the content-heavy concurrent sessions on Monday
and Tuesday afternoon with implementation, facilitation, networking
and processing time to help you collaborate with other attendees and
accomplish goals before you go home.
fun and frolic
We promise to bring you laughter, joy and pure fun at this year’s
Convention! Bring your swimsuit
so you can help us make a splash at
the first-ever NSA Dive-in Movie
night under the stars at JW Marriott
Resort & Spa’s award-winning pools.
This year’s Convention team
has been working hard to
bring you relevant, current and
dynamic General Sessions
The general session lineup features more main stage presenters than we’ve ever had
at a Convention. I’m excited
to announce and introduce our version of the famous TED (Technology,
Entertainment and Design) conference, which we’ve named the REAL
Rally (Real Education and Learning).
Modeled after TED, nine diverse speakers will each have 15 to 18 minutes to
share a compelling idea or new perspective on the speaking business. You will
come away with nine different challenges or ideas to make you look at your
speaking business in a whole new light.
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worth by offering you many unique
opportunities to connect with other colleagues and experts, including several
new community-building and hands-on
learning sessions that will deliver more
value and help you address some of the
challenges you face. A light continental breakfast will fuel you to focus on
Keep it Real
Serious speakers will come together
this summer to discuss positioning their business, moving forward,
and taking advantage of potential
opportunities. If you are a speaker
who is committed to boosting your
business, we promise REAL education, REAL community and REAL
learning at the NSA Annual Convention
in Phoenix, Ariz., July 18–21. For
more information and to register, visit
Convention Chair Sarah
Michel, CSP, is a networking
expert who helps people
increase their net WORTH™.
She works with associations
We’re committed to helping you grow
your network and improve your net
Relevant concurrent Sessions
Choose from 70 concurrent sessions,
which are labeled according to focus area
(Speaking, Marketing, Business, Other—
including Web) and the corresponding
audience level of understanding for that
topic (basic, intermediate or advanced).
Pick the session that’s right for you!
and organizations to strengthen their
connections and communicate their value to
anyone, anywhere, anytime. Sarah’s powerful
Perfecting Connecting© strategies promote
personal and business success. For more
information, visit www.PerfectingConnecting.
com, email Sarah@PerfectingConnecting.com
or call (719) 576-2045.