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

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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The Power of the National Speakers Association for Professional Speakers

Speaker Launcher

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.

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

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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Relevant Resources: AV supplies for professional speakers

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I help edit SPEAKER Magazine for the National Speakers Association (NSA). The June 2012 edition listed AV supplies for professional speakers. Speakers for speakers, so to speak… Professional speakers have a multitude of AV needs in their home offices [.]. Each month I curate the Relevant Resources column – a list of time-saving tools and technologies.

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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. Fripp is the founder of our Chapter and a leading authority in the world of professional speaking. Fripp is the founder of our Chapter and a leading authority in the world of professional speaking. It is designed for ambitious professionals, executives, sales teams, and professional speakers.

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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

How to book more business and own your niche

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

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.

Relevant Resources: To conquor your creative block

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

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

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Interview: Phillip Van Hooser - President, National Speakers Association

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

“We must always remember that the act of speaking professionally is only a part of our individual journeys. Phillip Van Hooser The Evolution of a Professional Speaking Career Since 1988, NSA President Phillip Van Hooser, CSP, CPAE, has spoken, written, coached and consulted on leadership and service professionalism issues [.] "We We must always remember that the act of speaking professionally is only a part of our individual journeys.

Interview: Phillip Van Hooser - President, National Speakers Association

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

“We must always remember that the act of speaking professionally is only a part of our individual journeys. Phillip Van Hooser The Evolution of a Professional Speaking Career Since 1988, NSA President Phillip Van Hooser, CSP, CPAE, has spoken, written, coached and consulted on leadership and service professionalism issues [.] "We We must always remember that the act of speaking professionally is only a part of our individual journeys.

How to write a keynote speech – secrets of masterful presenters

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

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

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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.

The Professional Speaker’s Imperative

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

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

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Meeting Report: Systems for Professional Speakers

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Colorado-based customer satisfaction expert Ruby Newell-Legner, CSP — the current President of the National Speakers Association — was the featured presenter at Saturday’s NSA Northern California Chapter meeting.

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.

Tough Economic Times: Professional Speakers Panel (3 of 4)

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

What Smart Speakers Do Differently in Tough Economic Times Saturday’s meeting of the Northern California chapter of the National Speakers Association featured a panel of Past Presidents who discussed ‘What Smart Speakers Do Differently in Tough Economic Times’ Host Barry Wishner talked with: * Michael Soon Lee, CSP * Marilyn Manning, PhD, CSP, CMC * Craig Harrison * Patricia Fripp, [.].

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Dilbert’s advice to professional speakers

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Adams’ advice is of specific interest to members of the National Speakers Association and other professional speakers: The best financial advice I ever got was “Price yourself high and see [.]. Business Communication Public Speaking Dilbert Speaker fees The Weekend WSJ listed The Best Financial Advice I Ever Got from a couple of dozen well-known financial experts, and Scott Adams, the creator Dilbert.

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 [.]. Over 120 members and guests attended the event sponsored by the Pro-Track program, now enrolling for January 2011.

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National Speakers Association > INSIDE NSA > Competencies

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To fulfill that commitment, the NSA Board of Directors has adopted Professional Competencies to be mastered by Association members. These competencies guide the selection of program topics for NSA’s educational meetings and publications and form the core curriculum for NSA’s Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) program.

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Revealed! The Productivity Secrets of Laura Stack

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

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.,

Video: NSA/NC May Meeting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Professional Edge showcase of professional speakers from across Northern California. Tags: Business Communication Public Speaking Speech Showcase National Speakers Association YouTube Nearly 300 members and guests of NSA/NC spent Saturday May 1 at the Achieve! I took to the podium with Jim Carrillo to demonstrate how easy it is to create a video on YouTube in under 10 minutes. I then asked people to share their [.].

Tough Economic Times: Professional Speakers Panel (4 of 4)

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

What Smart Speakers Do Differently in Tough Economic Times Saturday’s meeting of the Northern California chapter of the National Speakers Association featured a panel of Past Presidents who discussed ‘What Smart Speakers Do Differently in Tough Economic Times’ Host Barry Wishner talked with: * Michael Soon Lee, CSP * Marilyn Manning, PhD, CSP, CMC * Craig Harrison * Patricia Fripp, [.].

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Relevant Resources: Web resources for speakers

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I help edit SPEAKER Magazine for the National Speakers Association (NSA). The July / August 2012 edition listed web-based resources for professional speakers. Public Speaking Technology SPEAKER MagazineEach month I curate the Relevant Resources column – a list of time-saving tools and technologies. This is the last column I will edit, as a new editorial team takes over in [.].

Facilitation, Inspiration, Aspiration

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The National Speakers Association of Northern California November Meeting. A full day of invaluable information for speakers and executive communications professionals. Facilitation: The Secret Weapon of Professional Speakers, with Kristin Arnold.

Interview: Vickie Sullivan - Branding Queen

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Specializing in branding for high-fee professional speaker markets, she has launched thousands of thought leaders since 1987. Specializing in branding for high-fee professional speaker markets, she has launched thousands of thought leaders since 1987. She rocked the house at the meeting of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association. They are sending interns to do first-round interviews with prospective speakers.

Interview: Vickie Sullivan - Branding Queen

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Specializing in branding for high-fee professional speaker markets, she has launched thousands of thought leaders since 1987. Specializing in branding for high-fee professional speaker markets, she has launched thousands of thought leaders since 1987. She rocked the house at the meeting of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association. They are sending interns to do first-round interviews with prospective speakers.

Interview: Vickie Sullivan - Branding Queen

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Specializing in branding for high-fee professional speaker markets, she has launched thousands of thought leaders since 1987. Specializing in branding for high-fee professional speaker markets, she has launched thousands of thought leaders since 1987. She rocked the house at the meeting of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association. They are sending interns to do first-round interviews with prospective speakers.

FAQ-What is the NSA?

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The National Speakers Association (NSA) was founded in 1973. Its mission is to teach professional speakers, those who speak for a fee, the business of speaking. In other words, to build successful professional speaker-entrepreneurs. Speakers who belong to NSA come from throughout the USA. Although they do not offer a speakers' bureau they do include a a free online speaker search tool, Find a Speaker.

My 2015 holiday speaker gift list is here!

Speak Schmeak

And it''s also the time of the year, when I update my annual list of speaker gifts, to help you find the best gifts for the speaker in your life -- who might just be you! Fun and Useful Stuff How about trying out a document stand for your speaker notes?

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Interview: Alicia Berberich – parent / child coach

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

How many professional speakers do you know that go to work in their bathing suits? How many professional speakers do you know that go to work in their bathing suits? Speaker’s Academy Archive I caught up with Alicia at a National Speakers Association Northern California Chapter meeting in advance of the Speaker’s Academy program. Well, that is exactly what Alicia Berberich does!

Tip: The value of blogging

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Here’s a brief video from National Speakers Association member Gerard Braud, CSP, who explains why frequent blogging is key for any professional speaker or subject expert.

Standing Out from the Crowd: The Secrets of Interactive Meetings

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Saturday meeting of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association featured two interactive sessions that helped professional speakers stand out from the crowd.

Holiday gift list for speakers!

Speak Schmeak

I''ve updated my annual shopping list again this year to help you find the best gifts for your favorite speaker -- who might just be you! Fun and Useful Stuff How about trying out a document stand for your speaker notes?

Kim Snider Comments on Patricia Fripp's Speech Coaching

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Kim Snider, President of Snider Advisors, comments on Patricia Fripp's speech coaching for her National Speakers Association Convention keynote.

Interview: Matt Upton - Wisdom Coach

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

As a professional speaker, writer, wisdom coach, and trainer Matt has conducted over 3000 presentations both throughout the United States as well internationally. He brings to the audience participants his successes and failures with humor and professionalism allowing them to learn while enjoying their invested time. Pro-Track Profile Matt is enrolled in the 2010 Pro-Track class sponsored by the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association.

Holiday shopping for the speakers on your list

Speak Schmeak

Once again, Andrew Dlugan at Six Minutes has posted an excellent list of gifts for speakers. You should find excellent gifts in all price ranges on both our lists, whether for the seasoned pro or for the busy speaker-around-the-office. (My

Holiday shopping list for your favorite speaker

Speak Schmeak

I've updated my annual shopping list again this year to help you find the best gifts for your favorite speaker -- who might just be you! Fun and Useful Tools Document stand for your speaker notes.

Holiday shopping list for your favorite speaker

Speak Schmeak

I've updated my annual shopping list again this year to help you find the best gifts for your favorite speaker -- who might just be you! Fun and Useful Tools Document stand for your speaker notes.

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