Project Lab 2022: First Quarter
What is it? A casual, virtual co-working support space
Why do it?
How long is it? 2 hours, once weekly
When is it? Monday from 12:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m.
Project Lab Flow:
Start at 12:00 p.m.
Facilitator schedules a 50-minute work session
The regular host is Michele Redmond.
By registering for this event, you are giving permission for NSA-Arizona to add your contact information to our email list and to use any photographs (screenshots) that are taken at the event containing your likeness for as long as NSA-Arizona deems appropriate and desirable.
Please note: Coffee, water and pastries will be provided.
Join us in person or register to receive a link to the recording afterward.
Please note: This program will be held at Chateau Luxe, 1175 E Lone Cactus Drive in Phoenix.
with Meridith Elliott Powell, CSP®, CPAE
Competitive, challenging and constantly changing – that is today’s marketplace! To grow and compete you need a new perspective and a new approach to sales, marketing and business growth. In this high-energy, power-packed session, Motivational Speaker Meridith Elliott Powell shares the innovative strategies you need to redefine disruption, put you in the driver’s seat, and turn uncertainty to your competitive advantage.
Based on research from her newest book, “Thrive: Turning Uncertainty to Competitive Advantage,“ where Meridith studied nine companies (who started in the late 1700s to early 1800s) that are still thriving in business today. Businesses that have survived World Wars, Economic Depression, and yes, even a Pandemic. Her research revealed a powerful methodology for what it takes to navigate change at this level, to find opportunity in crisis, and how to inspire your members to move from reacting to change to driving it.
In this program, Meridith walks you through the steps you need to strategically move forward, proactively prepare for disruptions, standout from the competition, and dominate your marketplace. You’ll leave this session with a personal strategy that ensures you have what you need to stay razor-like focused, highly flexible and ready to turn uncertainty to your competitive advantage.
This program has it all – energy, engagement and an innovative, empowering message.
Voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts, Top 100 Sales Influencers by LinkedIn and Top 41 Motivational Speakers. Meridith Elliott Powell is an award-winning author, keynote speaker and business strategist. With a background in corporate leadership and sales, her career expands over several industries including finance, healthcare, and travel & tourism.
Meridith worked her way up from entry-level to earn her position in the C-Suite. She is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Vice-Chair of the National Speakers Association, A Master Certified Business Growth Strategist, A Certified Executive Coach and Certified Speaking Professional™. In addition, Meridith is an invitation-only author for LinkedIn with more than 600,000 learners taking her courses around the world.
Meridith is passionate about helping her clients change how they think, feel and act when it comes to uncertainty. Based on her research, and award-winning book THRIVE (named Top Sales Book), Meridith shares the strategies leaders and professionals need to turn uncertainty to their greatest competitive advantage.
Meridith’s keynotes are completely safe. No walking on coals, no breaking boards, just real-life strategies you can put into place first thing Monday morning.
When not on stages Meridith can be found on her favorite hiking trail, riding her mountain bike, or endlessly chasing little white golf balls on courses round the country.
Thank you to Jeff and his team at Bespoke Presentations for making all of the technology work behind the scenes so the Chapter can offer a recording of the program!
Cancellation Policy: No refunds.
Members, did you know you can bring a potential member as a guest for free? Individuals may only attend once for free as a guest. You must register your guest at the same time that you register for the program to receive the complimentary rate for your guest.
Please notify us if you have any special needs for the meeting.
BECOME OR REMAIN AN IN-DEMAND AND HIGHLY PAID
SPEAKER, TRAINER, COMMUNICATOR
PRACTICE PRESENTING TO A LIVE & SAFE AUDIENCE – Receive valuable personal coaching from Don Thoren CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame as well as all other speakers when you:
JUST OBSERVE THE PRESENTERS - Your speaking and writing skills improvement will accelerate 10-fold by:
How do I attend?
To present and practice, email Rita Hudgens to get on the waiting list.
To observe, just show up and experience Don Thoren’s expert coaching, participate in the feedback to the presenters, and record ideas for your own Learning Journal! Bring a guest who may be interested in NSA!
When and where is it?
The 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month
The location: The name on the building is Ability360. It is located at 5025 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034. As you drive in, there is a parking garage on your left. Go to the main building and through the double glass doors. Take the elevator to the second floor and go to classroom “A.”
Speaker Studio Summary – Here is what happens between 10AM and NOON!
Don Thoren, a Lab founder and Lab leader for its first 14 years, has been asked to help reinvent a post COVID Lab experience for the benefit of our members. Don is a CMC, CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, and named to the class of 2012 Legends of the Speaking Profession. He is among the founders of NSA and both a Chapter and National Past President.
By attending this event, you are giving permission for NSA-Arizona to add your contact information to our email list and to use any photographs (or screenshots) that are taken at the event containing your likeness for as long as NSA-Arizona deems appropriate and desirable.
Please note: Coffee, water and light refreshments will be provided.
Systems and Automation for Speaker Survival (or Save Time, Stress Less, and Never Miss a Thing)
with Joe Mull, MEd, CSP®
Have you struggled to get all of the tasks, steps, and to-do’s in your business out of your head and into simple, repeatable processes? Do you have trouble remembering details, deadlines, and what still needs to be done? Is your system of post-its, reminders, flags, checkmarks, notebooks, or alarms not working for you?
Whether you’re a keynoter, trainer, consultant, or coach, systems are the difference between being a scattered, forgetful amateur who can barely keep up, and being a professional, organized, on-the-details, everything-is-under-control wizard of multi-client service. In this program, Joe Mull, CSP will teach you how to create and implement the systems needed to run an organized, profitable business. If there’s anything you do again and again – programs, podcasts, coaching, blogs, etc. – you can build systems that keep you organized, efficient, and sane. This program is perfect for the busy professional in need of a systems tune-up and early-career speakers seeking sound methods for running a speaking business.
Attendees will learn:
Joe Mull, MEd, CSP® speaks and writes on cultivating commitment in the workplace. His company, Joe Mull & Associates, works with organizations in more than 20 states to help their leaders become better bosses and build stronger teams. Joe is the former head of Learning & Development for Physician Services at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), where he directed learning strategy and implementation for one of the largest physician groups in the U.S.: over 9,000 employees across 500+ locations.
In demand as a keynote speaker, Joe is the author of 3 books Cure for the Common Leader and No More Team Drama and host of the new podcast Boss Better Now. He has taught leadership courses at 2 major universities and holds a Masters degree in Education from Ohio University.
Joe holds the coveted Certified Speaking Professional™ (CSP®) designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA), held by fewer than 20% of professional speakers worldwide. He also serves on the board of directors for the National Speakers Association.
Joe resides outside of Pittsburgh, PA with his wife, 3 kids, and a Dalmatian named Flash. He enjoys coaching little league baseball, watching hockey, singing showtunes, and anything Disney.
You don’t have to be a celebrity or a gregarious extrovert to deliver a powerful message that leaves your audience wanting more! Speaking from the platform as a professional is not limited for the naturally gifted personality. Speaking can be taught to anyone who is willing to follow a simple, 4-step formula.
Former stand-up comedian and radio host Bob Loeffler has taken his 25 years of platform experience and distilled it into his easily implemented formula. Mastering each step of this formula is essential to your success as a speaker. Skipping or rushing through any of these steps could cost you tens of thousands of dollars in income!
Offered exclusively through NSA-Arizona—Back by Popular Demand—nothing like this 3-day workshop is available to anyone else—anytime or anywhere. This singular opportunity is being offered Thursday, Friday and Saturday, January 26-28, 2023. Sign up early for this engaging workshop where you will not only learn, but you will actively create, finesse, or recreate the talk you give from the stage. This workshop is not taught anywhere else…at any price! Hurry! Space is limited.
By the end of this 3-day workshop, you will have the exact formula for a polished talk—from scratch—including:
Watch this video to the end for a sample of what you will learn:
What we’ll cover each day:
DAY 1: Introduction
Get the audience to like you and want to listen to what you have to say. You can be funny (we will workshop this) or you can be fun. One of these will be achieved for you in this practical segment. Are you already a seasoned speaker with jokes and what you’ve used as a warm-up? You will update and edit this…Jokes and fun with the audience is necessary, but there is a key to comedy: timing must be worked on, your laughter must be not overbearing….there are nuances to being funny or fun you will master in this segment.
Get the audience to want to listen to your message. This is different from the warm up in that it establishes their need. Whatever knowledge, idea, product or service you are speaking about…they must be persuaded / convinced / or at least “feel the need” to learn about this knowledge, idea, product, or service. (Sometimes, what you are selling is yourself…we will cover that, as well).
At the end of Day 1, each participant will have completely constructed their Introduction, Warm up, and Set Up.
Day 2: Message
Using an economy of words makes each word powerful. Learn to choose / use the exact right words to convey your message. Learn to make the points contained in your message with story, illustration, humor, and logic so that each point builds upon the previous one in a logical sequence that strengthens your argument and answers the audience’s questions, while raising others for continued attention. Participants will be constructing this part—on the spot—on Day 2.
The close is perhaps the most remembered part of the speech; it is the most recently heard, after all. Our participants will work on and figure out the best close to their talk. The close will stir the audience members to do what the speaker influences them to do: adapt a new idea, learn a new skill, buy a new product or service, or open their minds to a new way of thinking. There are many types of closes…from embracing logic to tugging on the emotions. Participants will learn each of these closes and write one of each type for their talk. They can interchange these closings to gear toward different audiences.
At the end of Day 2, each participant will have completely constructed their Message and several Closures.
Day 3: Put It Together
On Day 3, we put it all together. Introduction, Warm-Up, Set-Up, Message, Close. Participants will work on smooth transitions between parts of the talk and the points made within. We will polish the language, editing extra wordiness and elevating to more powerful words. Humor is a large part of the workshop, so on Day 3, we finesse the humor; adding/subtracting/revising to sharpen, tighten and elevate the speech into a finished product.
Every day contains a lunch break at noon, as well as morning and afternoon breaks. Coffee and light snacks (granola bars) are provided by NSA AZ. Participants can bring their own healthy snacks. There are plenty of restaurants nearby, as well.
Cancellation Policy: No refunds
Congratulations and welcome to our NSA Family! At NSA-AZ we want to make this the best experience for you and help you on your journey as a Professional Speaker.
Our New Member Orientation is a place for you to learn more about the purpose and vision of our Chapter as well as to explain the programs and events we have designed for you to shine.
You will learn how to get the most out of your membership, see where you can use your leadership skills, and have all your questions answered.
President-Elect and Membership Chair Rita Hudgens will host.
All Members are invited to attend!
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