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NSA-Arizona Board of Directors 2019–2021 Slate of Candidates

The slate of nominees for the 2019–2021 NSA-Arizona Board of Directors has been selected by the 2019 Nomination Committee (Maria Church, chair) for their experience, proven track record, and for their contributions to the chapter. Please review the vision statements from all three candidates before completing your ballot.

Rita Hudgens

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“Amplify Your Speech,” with Elizabeth McCormick, CSP

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May 11, 2019

Tired of writing and re-writing your speeches? Are you going back to the drawing board Every Single Time a meeting planner calls and asks, “Do You Speak About…..”?

In this high-performance presentation, sought after motivational speaker Elizabeth McCormick will deconstruct and dissect her introduction, opening, and one of her signature messages to reveal the speech-writing strategies that keep her booked at an average of 100 events a year (paid) without having to constantly rewrite her speech. Strategy should have been Elizabeth’s middle name, and she’ll answer your questions, provide you her personal speech template as well as examples of how to use this, and you’ll even leave with a BONUS GIFT from Elizabeth to help you Amplify Your Speaking Business.

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Google Juice with Larry Emmott. What happens when someone Googles your name?—April 24

What happens when someone Googles your name? Like it or not, people judge you based on your Internet presence and your online reputation. User reviews, Google results and web pages matter. However what matters with Google may not be what the web salesperson is trying to sell you.

This entertaining, highly interactive session starts with a ten-point quiz to determine your online footprint. We will then do some live searches, look at and evaluate participants' web pages, Google presence and social media. You'll find out who actually owns your web page. You will leave knowing much more about Google and the Internet—what to do and what not to do. More importantly you will have fun while you learn.

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“Influence”—Leveraging NLP From Stage with Matt Brauning

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April 13, 2019

Learn the blueprint of world renowned leaders, speakers, and trainers. Uncover 36 hidden behaviors, and learn how to utilize them in your presentations! Specific methods of content creation, format layout, and verbal and nonverbal delivery just work. Come learn specific methods. Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is a system based on the effect language has on the mind in creating behavior patterns that enable the individual to achieve success. Using language as a window into the true intentions and meanings a person expresses, NLP is also a foundation for creating success in one’s life.

Here are some of the skills you will walk away with:

  • Learn the 3 biggest mistakes speakers make when making an offer from stage, and how to turn those around to become assets.
  • The 5 historical archetypes to utilize while speaking for deeper impact and understanding.
  • Become the world’s greatest teacher by structuring content in the 4 learning styles
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How to Generate Speaking Leads with LinkedIn with Lynn Ruby—March 27

When you log on to LinkedIn do you:

  • Suspect LinkedIn could generate leads for you, but you just don’t know how?
  • Get frustrated because you don’t know what to post, when to post or how to connect with your target audience?
  • Get confused by all the new features, how to use them, and if they’ll create results for you?

LinkedIn has changed—a lot! And it’s still where the decision makers go for recommendations, leads, and information. Consider:

  • LinkedIn is the #1 channel B2B marketers use to distribute content at 94%.
  • 61 million LinkedIn users are senior level influencers
  • 40 million are in decision-making positions.
  • 79% of B2B marketers see LinkedIn as an effective source of lead generation.
  • 41% of millionaires use LinkedIn.*

If your profile looks like a resume, and you’re not strategically using LinkedIn for the express purpose of generating leads, join us for this Living Room Forum where you’ll learn how to

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Extreme Panels: Surprisingly Unique Formats for Asking & Getting Answers from Panelists with Brian Walter, CSP, CPAE

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March 9, 2019

Panels are lame. Except when they’re not. But a panel experience that audiences actually rave about is as rare as a unicorn sighting. To craft an Extreme Panel, speakers need to know both what you are trying to AVOID (repetition, sameness, platitudes, rambling, dearth of content audience members don’t already know)…and what you want (panelists "spilling" in a compelling way). In Extreme Panels, Brian will vividly showcase for NSA-Arizona members and guests 15+ formats for asking questions to panelists in unexpected ways, while also structuring how the panelists’ responses are delivered.

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Joel Weldon’s Ultimate Speaking System

WHAT MAKES A GREAT SPEAKER?

After 45 years as a full-time professional Hall of Fame speaker and having personally coached and critiqued over 10,000 speakers, Joel answers that question, a great speaker gets the audience TO TAKE ACTION!

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Showtime! One Speaker’s Journey from the Corporate World to Stage, Screen and Platform, February 27

“How can I improve my performance?”
“How can I truly connect to my audience?”
“How can I keep my speech fresh?”

If you have ever asked yourself these or similar questions, then you will want to attend this Living Room Forum. Natalie Sayer will share her story of transition from a “Proficient PowerPoint Presenter,” working in Fortune 150 companies, to “Personable Platform Professional,” who has spoken and facilitated in 16 countries and in two languages. She will share tips and techniques from live theater and other experiences to help you become a more powerful and relatable speaker. During this interactive session attendees will receive

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Wooing Clients with a Wow and becoming a sought-after expert for media of all types with Kate Delaney

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February 9, 2019

Nail the question of what you do in less than 10 seconds to create a meaningful WOW. You’d be surprised how many of us as speakers still struggle with a compelling story that sticks. Become Buzzworthy so call backs for business will be the norm. Discover how to use traditional and new media platforms and become the sought-after expert. You’ll find out how to get media coverage and have them coming back to you again and again for quotes, interviews and more. Plus learn to leverage your appearances and repurpose the content! Find out how to answer questions that may come up that you’re not expecting, implement purposeful speaking and drive home two to three points that stick.

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Cavett Robert

"As speakers, we never fight over the size of our slice of the pie, we build a bigger pie."
-Cavett Robert, NSA Founder
(1907-1997)