Putting a fine point on the speaking industry
The NSA Fall Conference: Imagine!
Attending a conference is an investment in your career—but you already know that. What you may not know is just how much you’ll gain from
this year’s NSA Fall Conference at the
Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix.
This event provides a forum to
exchange ideas, best practices and
expertise in the speaking industry. It
also offers opportunities to engage in
and directly contribute to the dialogue
among speakers, meeting planners and
vendors. Through networking contacts,
connections and programs to help you
gain knowledge in sales, marketing and
resources for generating content, you’ll
be able to do more, speak more and
But don’t overlook networking
opportunities. This Conference crushes
the online social networking experience. Networking is more powerful in
person. You’re far more likely to strike
up a relationship in person simply
because people like talking to other
people—especially speaker types who
love to share information! You can also
gain pearls of wisdom over a cup of
coffee, a drink or a meal with another
speaker when you least expect it.
Save the Dates!
Nov. 20-22, 2009
Arizona Grand Resort
Feb. 12-14, 2010
Nashville Airport Marriott
Marilee Driscoll on developing high- •
The Next Level
The line-up for the Fall Conference is
packed with content to help you move
to the next level. You can customize
your learning experience by choosing
from Intensive, Mega or Concurrent
sessions—or mix ’em up.
Saturday’s all-day Intensive session
focuses on marketing, with Jane
Atkinson, Robin Creasman and Kris
Young. In this high-powered session,
you will learn to develop a strong
promise statement so your clients know
the value of what you offer. You’ll also
learn about the No. 1 form of marketing and why you need to master it.
Karen Cortell-Reisman will lead
a Mega session on platform skills,
titled “Anatomy of a Keynote: Moving
from Brain to Heart to Soul.” In this
program, you’ll learn how to move
from “ideation” to “keynote creation,”
the seven rules of a keynote, and how
to discover new sources of passionate
material for your keynote.
Avish Parashar will present a Mega
session on humor. He’ll teach you how
to tap your creativity to unleash your
inner comedian; how to think in ways
to be automatically funny and how to
use appropriate humor even if your
topic isn’t funny. And you know what
they say about humor: You only need it
if you want to get asked back.
We have created an intimate event
that offers high-level presenters who
will help you grow your business. You’ll
learn from the best, including:
Vickie Sullivan on branding. •
Janice Hurley-Trailor on raising your •
image and your income.
Coach, on maximizing your “tween”
time using coaching to increase
Laura Leist on Outlook and •
To emphasize learning, doing and networking, only two general sessions will
be offered, but they will rev you up and
motivate you long after the Conference
Frank Miles escaped death to discover that true courage isn’t about facing
death; it’s about facing life every day.
His “Get a Grip” program will help you
get a handle on life’s toughest challenges.
In her “Press Pause … Think Again”
program, Patricia Katz will tell attendees how to cope with the unique and
crazy pressures of a speaker’s life.
Register for the Fall Conference at
$100 when you register for the Fall
2009 and Winter 2010 Conferences.
It’s shaping up to be a great year for
learning. Don’t miss it!