4 ¢ LETTER
Influence 2018 co-chairs
provide one last tease for
this year’s big event.
6 ¢ BRIEFS
News and notes on
the art and business of
speaking to help you
make sales, save time,
and speak better.
12 ¢ CHALLENGES
Expert advice on dealing
technical troubles, and
16 ¢ CHECKLIST
Before you hit the
road, pack these travel
38 ¢ ASK THE EXPERT
What speakers can learn
from elite athletes.
40 ¢ YOUR WRITING
When and why you need
an editor—even if you’re
a great writer.
42 ¢ 5 THINGS
Capitalize on your next
conference with these tips
to prioritize and connect.
NSA STRATEGIC PLAN
NSA’s three-year plan to transform,
educate, engage, and elevate.
BY BRIAN WALTER, CSP, CPAE
KUDOS TO YOU!
More than 230 NSA and GSF Association
members contributed to Speaker magazine
and Voices of Experience® in the past year.
Thanks to your insights and willingness
to share, you’ve helped create invaluable
resources for speakers everywhere.
THE ETHICAL EDGE
When faced with some common speaker
dilemmas, how would you use the NSA Code
of Professional Ethics to resolve the problems?
BY BRUCE WEINSTEIN, MA, PhD, &
GERARD BRAUD, CSP, FELLOW IEC
Other industries—from hospitality
to telecommunications to construction—
o;er valuable strategies speakers
BY ALDONNA AMBLER, CMC, &
GREG WILLIAMS, CSP
Follow these six simple steps to build
a speaking business of almost any size
with high enough value to sell when
BY ELISA HAYS, CSP
BECOMING A BETTER
Some people think Toastmasters is only
for the beginning speaker. For many,
including some very accomplished NSA
members, it is a road worth traveling.