NSA/NC Speaker Academy Success Stories

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association has been running an Academy for emerging speakers since 2005. The Speakers Academy (originally called Pro-Track) has graduated over 300 speakers from the year-long training program.

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Jane The NSA Virgin: 3 Tips for Maximizing Events

Speaker Launcher

About 20 years ago, I attended my very first NSA (National Speakers Association) conference in Washington, DC. The post Jane The NSA Virgin: 3 Tips for Maximizing Events appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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NSA 2011 Convention: Advance Planning

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At 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 [.]. Public Speaking National Speakers Association

NSA Influence ‘11 Convention – 50 Key Take Aways

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

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. We have held these meetings for a number of years, with the understanding that since only 12% of people [.]. Business Communication Keynotes Marketing Public Speaking Social Media Speechwriting National Speakers Association

5 Steps to Get a Business Boost from NSA’s Influence ’11 Convention

Succeed Speaking

The National Speakers Association’s 2011 Annual Convention starts this weekend and it promises to be “rad, relevant, fresh, practical, fun and thought-provoking.&# I would add overwhelming to the list… unless you go in with a plan. Do you have plan? If not, let me give you one. You can adapt this same plan to help with all of your information consumption — i.e. even if you’re not headed to the convention.).

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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). Note: This is the NSA that speaks, not the NSA that listens!

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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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Video: NSA/NC May Meeting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Nearly 300 members and guests of NSA/NC spent Saturday May 1 at the Achieve! The Professional Edge showcase of professional speakers from across Northern California. 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 [.].

Interview: NSA Convention - Illusion Jewelry

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

NSA Exhibit Area As with many large conventions, the National Speakers Association gathering has an exhibit area where vendors sell everything from self-publishing solutions to, well, handbags and jewelry. NSA Exhibit Area As with many large conventions, the National Speakers Association gathering has an exhibit area where vendors sell everything from self-publishing solutions to, well, handbags and jewelry.

Interview: NSA Convention - Illusion Jewelry

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

NSA Exhibit Area As with many large conventions, the National Speakers Association gathering has an exhibit area where vendors sell everything from self-publishing solutions to, well, handbags and jewelry. NSA Exhibit Area As with many large conventions, the National Speakers Association gathering has an exhibit area where vendors sell everything from self-publishing solutions to, well, handbags and jewelry.

FAQ-What is the NSA?

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The National Speakers Association (NSA) was founded in 1973. Speakers who belong to NSA come from throughout the USA. There are local NSA chapters in 39 states, and they offer the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) certification, based on years of speaking experience, continuing education, and paid speaking dates. I was fortunate to attend an NSA meeting several years ago, as a guest. I also recommend networking with current NSA members before joining.

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. 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 [.].

Supercharging Your Speaking Business: Tips and Techniques from the Best and the Brightest

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

NSA/NC Meeting Report: Saturday January 12, 2014 Last Saturday the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association hosted NSA National President Ron Karr, CSP, and the best and brightest of NSA/NC, including Chapter founder Patricia Fripp, and a brains-trust of experienced, successful speakers.

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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…?”

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NSA Convention 2009: Advanced Planning

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In two days I’m off to Phoenix for my 5th National Speakers Convention. This one is being held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa where it’s 112-degrees and only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun. Five years after my first convention I’ve learned that advanced planning is a necessity. [.].

Interview: NSA Convention - Dressed Up Cat Bags

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Continuing my investigation of the NSA Vendor fair I talked with Tracy Penwell who sells handbags under the name Dressed Up Cat. Continuing my investigation of the NSA Vendor fair I talked with Tracy Penwell who sells handbags under the name Dressed Up Cat. Her one-of-a-kind bags are created from “found&# bags & objects. The bags are all made from recycled components, Penwell says, and in 2008, she was a finalist for “Best Green Handbag” in the Independent [.]

Interview: NSA Convention - Dressed Up Cat Bags

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Continuing my investigation of the NSA Vendor fair I talked with Tracy Penwell who sells handbags under the name Dressed Up Cat. Continuing my investigation of the NSA Vendor fair I talked with Tracy Penwell who sells handbags under the name Dressed Up Cat. Her one-of-a-kind bags are created from “found&# bags & objects. The bags are all made from recycled components, Penwell says, and in 2008, she was a finalist for “Best Green Handbag” in the Independent [.]

Video: Latest Presentations from NSA/NC Pro-Track

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I visited the Northern California National Speakers Association (NSA/NC) Pro-Track class today and videotaped three great presentations. Sentence Aerobics: Linda Vanderwold I blogged Linda’s presentation at our chapter meeting back in November. She took the time to review her Sentence Aerobics process with the class. I’m a big fan of her software and run all [.].

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. 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. “The job is not doing the speech.

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A Master Speaker Presents ? W Mitchell at NSA Houston |

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Should You Join the National Speakers Association? Public Speaking

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Special Humor Workshop Sponsored by NSA Las Vegas

Humor Power

Special Humor Evening Presented by the NSA Speakers Academy, Featuring John Kinde, DTM, Accredited Speaker, Monday, April 21, 2014, 6 pm. Our presenter is John Kinde, a 30 year member of NSA. They Laughed…Until I Started Giving my Humorous Speech. Come learn humor skills the easy way from someone who learned them the hard way. Learn triggers which set your humor in motion. Understand why something is funny to help you create and deliver original humor.

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THE Executive Speech Coach at NSA Carolina's Speaking School

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Mike Frank who is the person who discovered me will be talking about the history of NSA.   Here we are at the NSA Legends Who Rock session at the National Speakers Association New York Convention.

Relevant Resources: AV supplies for professional speakers

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I help edit SPEAKER Magazine for the National Speakers Association (NSA). Each month I curate the Relevant Resources column – a list of time-saving tools and technologies. 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 [.]. Business Communication Public Speaking Technology

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Recent appearance I did on Russia Today’s Crosstalk re Snowden

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Attend NSA Webinar Monday - Presentation Skills: Are You Improving or Reinforcing Bad Habits

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

increase your performance impact AND your income, log into Fripp's April 19 NSA U Webinar! NSA WEBINAR - MONDAY April 19, 2010. 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST. $39 NSA Members / $49 Non Members. Many top speakers say "Your speech is your best marketing.".

The History of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA/NC) was founded in 1980. Ken is still active in NSA/NC and is also a member of the Pro-Track class of 2009 - taking his speaking career to the next level. Tags: Public Speaking Bert Decker Ken Braly National Speakers Association NSA/NC Patricia Fripp Ken Braly was one of the founding members. He served as President in 1984-85.

Robert Fripp joins Keynote Speaker Patricia Fripp at NSA

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

My brother, legendary guitarist, Robert Fripp will be speaking with me at American Payroll's Pay Heroes convention May 2010 in Washington DC. Our presentation will be "How to Be a Hero for More Than One Day." Brother played guitar on David Bowie's song Heroes.

TJ Walker on RT’s CrossTalk

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Relevant Resources: Books to Kick Off 2012

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I help edit SPEAKER Magazine for the National Speakers Association (NSA). The January/February edition lists books recommended by NSA members as inspiration for the New Year. Each month I curate the Relevant Resources column – a list of time-saving tools and technologies. Go Ahead and Laugh: A Serious Guide to Speaking with Humor, by Rich [.]. Business Communication Marketing Public Speaking Social Media Speechwriting Book Review

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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. Fellow NSA Northern California member Susan RoAne wrote on Facebook: “In my [.]. Over 1,500 attendees heard from some of the world’s top world’s professional speakers in an event themed Influence ‘11.

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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. 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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Relevant Resources: To conquor your creative block

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I help edit SPEAKER Magazine for the National Speakers Association (NSA). Each month I curate the Relevant Resources column – a list of time-saving tools and technologies. The May 2012 edition suggests resources to stimulate your creative juices. Creativity and fresh ideas are essential to the success of any professional speaker, and even naturally creative [.].

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Changing the Corporate Conversation

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

These were some of the questions raised in an NSA/NC Salon held last Sunday, hosted by Wendy Hanson, featuring Chapter President-Elect Jim Ware.

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. You may excel in expertise, eloquence, and enterprise, but if you are perceived as unethical, your career and your membership in NSA are jeopardized.

Relevant Resources: Web resources for speakers

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

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

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Interview: Terry Barton – Savvy Leader

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Pro-Track Profile Terry enrolled in the NSA/NC Pro-Track program for 2011 after reading about NSA membership requirements on the national website and realizing it would be the perfect vehicle to help launch her career as a professional speaker. Using the “single most powerful question anyone could ever ask”, Terry Barton helps individuals and businesses connect to what is preventing them from moving in the direction they want to go.

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Facilitation, Inspiration, Aspiration

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Last Saturday NSA/NC held an outstanding Chapter meeting. NSA National President Kristin Arnold started the day with a compelling presentation on facilitation. Past NSA/NC President Rick Gilbert closed the day by sharing his insights around speaking in the Board room.

Karen Jacobsen: The GPS Girl

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Saturday she spoke to members of the NSA Northern California Chapter. No member of the National Speakers Association speaks to as many people on a daily basis as does Karen Jacobsen. Her voice is one of the options on over 100 million GPS systems and 300 million smartphones.

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Allison Massari wins major National Speakers Association contest

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Allison, 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 [.]. 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.