National Speakers Association, Northern California, January Chapter Meeting

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Allison Massari wins major National Speakers Association contest

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A panel of distinguished judges at the National Speakers Association Annual Convention selected Allison Massari as the winner of the ‘So You Think You Can Speak’ competition late Sunday. Public Speaking Speech Showcase National Speakers AssociationAllison, a 2010 NSA Northern California Pro-Track graduate, had made it to the final group of six contestants after being selected by the Northern California [.].

On Demand: National Speakers Association 2014 Conference

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The Tuesday presentation by Jay Baer on the “Speaker as Media Company” has […]. Here’s a free On Demand archive of certain presentations from the conference. For speechwriters, I highly recommend Nancy Duarte’s talk “Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences” and Giovanni Livera‘s “Storyboarding Workshop” Both are listed in the tab for Monday June 30.

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Interview: Phillip Van Hooser - President, National Speakers Association

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His talk, Uncommon Business Practices That Will Help You Re-Think, Re-Position and Re-Tool Your Way to Speaking Success, reviewed the evolution of his own speaking career and the lessons this holds for other professional speakers. But Phil has dreamed of being a professional speaker since he was very young. He recorded what the speakers he heard said, then progressed to noticing how they said what they said #151 the ways in which they delivered their material.

Should You Join the National Speakers Association? Public Speaking

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Interview: Phillip Van Hooser - President, National Speakers Association

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

His talk, Uncommon Business Practices That Will Help You Re-Think, Re-Position and Re-Tool Your Way to Speaking Success, reviewed the evolution of his own speaking career and the lessons this holds for other professional speakers. But Phil has dreamed of being a professional speaker since he was very young. He recorded what the speakers he heard said, then progressed to noticing how they said what they said #151 the ways in which they delivered their material.

The Power of the National Speakers Association for Professional Speakers

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As we approach the National Speakers Association’s annual convention this July in Orlando, Florida – Influence 2017 – you may be wondering if joining the association is right for you. The post The Power of the National Speakers Association for Professional Speakers appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

National Speakers Association Convention. On my way.

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Just left the Speakers Roundtable meeting in Vancouver. Here I am with Dan Maddux, Executive Director of the American Payroll Association. Hosted by Peter Legge and the photograph is from our evening at Joe & Rosalie Segal's. Now packing the same fancy clothes for NSA!

Speechwriting secrets for professional speakers

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This is the first of a two-part report on the September 27th meeting of Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association. Speechwriting National Speakers Association Pete Weissman

Laughing All the Way to the Bank: Ways to Add Humor to Speeches

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

NSA/NC Meeting Report: Saturday January 12, 2013 Last Saturday the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association hosted NSA National President Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP and Howard Putman, CSP, CPAE, former CEO, Southwest Airlines.

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Speaker Magazine

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

An excellent resource for anyone curious to learn more about the business of professional speaking (and presentation tips in general) is the archive of SPEAKER magazine, published each month by the National Speakers Association. Public Speaking National Speakers Association

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Karen Jacobsen: The GPS Girl

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

No member of the National Speakers Association speaks to as many people on a daily basis as does Karen Jacobsen. She helped us navigate a list of 44 directions for speaker success in business, well-being, speech delivery and quality of life.

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How to earn millions as a professional speaker

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

There are professional speakers who make a good living earning five- ten- or even twenty-five thousand dollars per speech. Then there are speakers who are paid hundreds of thousands for one speech and earn tens of millions of dollars annually. The former include members of the National Speakers Association. Public Speaking National Speakers Association politicians

National Speakers Association Convention. On my way.

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Just left the Speakers Roundtable meeting in Vancouver. Here I am with Dan Maddux, Executive Director of the American Payroll Association. Hosted by Peter Legge and the photograph is from our evening at Joe & Rosalie Segal's. Now packing the same fancy clothes for NSA! Personal Interest to Patricia

The Power of Storytelling: 10 Tips and Tricks from Professional Speakers

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Here’s an interesting series of comments and informative views that were posted recently to the National Speakers Association (NSA) Facebook Page when a speaker asked “Do you think stories are overrated in presentations and audiences are starting to see through them as manipulation tactics…?” ” The responses clearly show why professional speakers use stories in their [.].

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NSA logo risks

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Writing in today’s Washington Post Emily Wax-Thibodeaux highlights the oddball and usual gifts found in the gift shops of federal agencies like the DEA, CIA, Centers for Disease Control and National Security Agency. Public Speaking national Security Agency National Speakers Association

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National Speakers Association Northern California member kisses Fripp

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

  National Speakers Association Northern California member kisses Fripp. The best place to learn public speaking skills for professional speakers is NSANC or Northern California Speakers Association National Speakers Association. The programs are very professional and especially good this year. This year is our 30th anniversary. I had to miss the September meeting, however I was there in spirit and cardboard.

National Speakers Association Northern California member kisses Fripp

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

  National Speakers Association Northern California member kisses Fripp. The best place to learn public speaking skills for professional speakers is NSANC or Northern California Speakers Association National Speakers Association. The programs are very professional and especially good this year. This year is our 30th anniversary. I had to miss the September meeting, however I was there in spirit and cardboard.

Relevant Resources: Speaker Magazine and Voices of Experience

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Anyone interested in the world of professional speaking should check out two relevant resources from the National Speakers Association (NSA). SPEAKER Magazine Published 10 times a year this house magazine of the NSA is sent to all members.

200 Top Tweets from #NSA12

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The annual National Speakers Association Convention was held July 14 – 17, 2012 at the JW Marriott Hotel, Indianapolis. Over 1,000 professional speakers met for the four days and attended a series of main stage keynotes, break [.]. Public Speaking Social Media Conference National Speakers AssociationI was not able to attend this year’s event, but took the opportunity to follow along on Twitter.

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How to write a keynote speech – secrets of masterful presenters

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I’ve just spent four intense days attending my 7th National Speakers Association (NSA) convention, held July 30 – August 2nd in Anaheim, California. Over 1,500 attendees heard from some of the world’s top world’s professional speakers in an event themed Influence ‘11. Keynotes Public Speaking Speechwriting Glenna Salsbury Ken Dychtwald Kyle Maynard Lou Heckler National Speakers Association Nido Qubein

206 Top Tweets from #nsa10

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The annual National Speakers Association Convention was held July 17 -20, 2010 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. Over 1,500 professional speakers met for the four days and attended a series of main stage keynotes, break out sessions and informal workshops Attendees generated over 4,300 tweets under the hashtag #nsa10. Tags: Public Speaking Social Media National Speakers Association

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Same Same … But Different

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

A recent discussion in the National Speaker’s Association Facebook Group addresses the problem of the lack of originality in many speeches. Moran which highlights the repetitive use of the same case studies by speakers at business events. Business Communication Public Speaking Speechwriting Storytelling National Speakers Association

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How to book more business and own your niche

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NSA/NC Meeting Report: Saturday March 2, 2013 The Saturday meeting of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association featured two savvy businesswomen who shared ways professional speakers and information entrepreneurs can book more business and own their niche markets.

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Changing the Corporate Conversation

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Business Communication Podcasts Jim Ware National Speakers Association There are over 11 million corporate meetings every day in the United States, yet how often do we walk into a corporate meeting wondering why we are there?

How to Prepare and Present Powerful Presentations, with Patricia Fripp

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Hall of Fame keynote speaker and executive speech coach Patricia Fripp spoke to the members of the NSA Northern California Chapter Speakers Academy on Saturday. Her entertaining and informative morning session touched on many aspects of her own […] Hall of Fame keynote speaker and executive speech coach Patricia Fripp spoke to the members of the NSA Northern California Chapter Speakers Academy on Saturday.

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How to Reach Decision Makers and Close a Sale

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Professional speakers, freelance speechwriters and entrepreneurs must learn the sales strategies and techniques that will secure appointments in today’s volatile economy. Business Communication National Speakers Association Sales techniquesThat means getting past gatekeepers and getting to decision makers. Armies of executive assistants and the sub-second attention span of crazy-busy executives are barriers to overcome.

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Jessica Pettitt: Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Taken

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The afternoon speaker at Saturday’s Northern California NSA Chapter meeting was our own chapter member from Eureka in the far north of California (and National NSA Board member) Jessica Pettitt, CSP. Jessica’s program challenged us to consider what differentiates us from other speakers or trainers in our niche. Jessica’s program challenged us to consider what differentiates us from other speakers or trainers in our niche.

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Secrets to Building a Successful Speaking Business

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

It is getting the speech” – Shep Hyken The National President of the NSA, Shep Hyken, CSP, CPAE spoke to members of the NSA Northern California Chapter on Saturday. Shep is a customer service expert, professional speaker and author who works with companies who want to build loyal […] “The job is not doing the speech. His talk to the 80+ Chapter members and guests was a compendium of best practices he’s gathered over the 32 years he’s been a professional speaker.

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Relevant Resources: To conquor your creative block

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I help edit SPEAKER Magazine for the National Speakers Association (NSA). Creativity and fresh ideas are essential to the success of any professional speaker, and even naturally creative [.]. Business Communication Public Speaking braintoniq delicious.com Gaping Void Hugh Macleod kuler metronaps.com National Speakers Association pillow speakers SPEAKER Magazine stumbleupon.com tedx xmind pro

NSA Influence ‘11 Convention – 50 Key Take Aways

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20 members of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association met on Saturday to debrief on the #nsa11 National Convention held July 30 – August 2 in Anaheim and share their key take-aways. Business Communication Keynotes Marketing Public Speaking Social Media Speechwriting National Speakers Association

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Extreme meeting report

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The National Speakers Association of Northern California March Meeting Saturday’s meeting of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association was one of the most valuable and informative meetings I have attended in the last five years. Business Communication International Communication Keynotes Public Speaking Speechwriting bill stainton brian walter National Speakers Association

Relevant Resources: for Writers

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I help edit SPEAKER Magazine for the National Speakers Association (NSA). Business Communication National Speakers Association Relevant Resources SPEAKER MagazineEach month I curate the Relevant Resources column – a list of time-saving tools and technologies. The October list focuses on resources for writers and writing. Montblanc Fountain Pen – Writing with a quality fountain pen is like making love to your words as they [.].

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Revealed! The Productivity Secrets of Laura Stack

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Laura Stack is a personal productivity expert, author, and professional speaker. Business Communication Marketing Public Speaking Technology Laura Stack National Speakers AssociationHer mission is to build high-performance productivity cultures in organizations by creating Maximum Results in Minimum Time®. She is the president of The Productivity Pro®, Inc.,

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The Professional Speaker’s Imperative

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National Speakers Association White Paper National Speakers Association (NSA) President Kristin Arnold has published a remarkable document. The Professional Speaker’s Imperative: Bringing Value to Today’s Global and Tech-Savvy Marketplace is a 20-page White Paper on the past, present and future of the speaking profession. Tags: Public Speaking National Speakers Association

Interview: Melanie Watkins, MD – motivational speaker

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Speaker’s Academy Profile I caught up with Melanie at a National Speakers Association Norther California Chapter meeting immediately prior to the start of the Speaker’s Academy program. Podcasts Public Speaking medical school mentors National Speakers Association Pro-Track ProfileMelanie Watkins always dreamt of becoming a doctor but when she found herself sixteen and pregnant, that dream seemed out of reach.

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Alan Stevens – The Media Coach

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I caught up with Alan Stevens at the National Speakers Association Influence ‘11 Convention in Anaheim and asked him to demonstrate the hardware and software he carries with him on the road. Podcasts Technology Alan Stevens audio recording National Speakers Association

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Facilitation, Inspiration, Aspiration

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The National Speakers Association of Northern California November Meeting Last Saturday NSA/NC held an outstanding Chapter meeting. A full day of invaluable information for speakers and executive communications professionals. Facilitation: The Secret Weapon of Professional Speakers, with Kristin Arnold NSA [.]. Tags: Business Communication Marketing Public Speaking Kristin Arnold michael grinder National Speakers Association rick glibert

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Relevant Resources: Holiday Gifts

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I help edit SPEAKER Magazine for the National Speakers Association (NSA). The December edition listed a variety of gifts suitable for clients, speakers’ bureau contacts, colleagues, friends and loved ones. Marketing Holiday gifts National Speakers AssociationEach month I curate the Relevant Resources column – a list of time-saving tools and technologies.

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Tweeting #nsa10

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

There’s just over 24 hours to go before the National Speakers Association 2010 Convention in Orlando, and the buzz on Twitter is kicking into high gear. Tags: Social Media Conference National Speakers Association Neen James There are now 880 tweets in the archive. These have been submitted by 100 of the expected 1,500 attendees, so less than 10% of NSA’ers seem to be active [.].

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NSA Conventuion 2010: Advance Planning

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In a few short days I’m off to Orlando for my 6th National Speakers Association Convention. Tags: Business Communication Public Speaking National Speakers Association This one is being held at the Orlando World Center Marriott Hotel next to the Magic Kingdom. Six years after my first convention I’ve learned that advanced planning is a necessity. So, in addition to following some great tips [.].

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How Many Spokes on Your Content Wheel?

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Business Strategy Content Delivery Publishing National Speakers AssociationThis week’s newsletter is inspired by a statement from Mark Schoenwald, the new CEO of Thomas Nelson (the sixth largest American trade publisher and world’s largest Christian publisher, according to Wikipedia): We can no longer think of ourselves as just a book publisher, but as a content provider. That means that we have to be.

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NSA 2011 Convention: Advance Planning

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Public Speaking National Speakers AssociationAt the end of the month, I’m off to Anaheim, for my 7th NSA Convention. The theme this year is Influence and the conference chair is NSA bad-boy Randy Gage. He rocked the house a couple of years back with a religion-bashing keynote that, for the first time ever, did not get a knee-jerk [.].

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