Dan is donating 100% of the proceeds to our Chapter! This event will be held at MAC6 upstairs in the training room.
Coffee, water and lunch will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own beverage and snacks.
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.
Cancellation Policy: No refunds.
Project Lab 2022
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, with co-host Shevon Quijano.
We ask presenters what their purpose is and what kind of feedback they want or need. We provide feedback in a structured environment that includes guidelines both for evaluators and for speakers. This helps to provide supportive, constructive, and useful advice.
Is there an area of your speaking that would benefit from some feedback? Come join us at Speaker Studio and experience the valuable feedback and encouragement to help you improve in any area of your content development or presentation skills.
Speaker Studio usually meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at MAC6 in Tempe.
You may attend these sessions as a Guest. However, if you wish to present, you must be a Chapter member in good standing.
In a regular meeting, we fit in as many speaking slots as possible. The maximum time allocated is 20 minutes but many are less based on what the speaker is trying to accomplishwe usually have time for four 20-minute slots – 10 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for feedback. Speakers can use the time to receive feedback and tips for a specific purpose, like trying out new material or a new form of speaking.
“Jim and I attended the last session and it was amazing!! Don is GREAT at leading this...and the privilege of having some platform time with constructive feedback is priceless!! Don't miss this. We will both be at as many as possible!”— Naomi Rhode
SPEAKER PRACTICE SESSIONS
To request a practice session slot, please contact Don Thoren at www.donthoren.com or 480-560-3525, by no later than the Friday preceding an upcoming Speaker Studio meeting.
There may be more participants wanting to present at a specific practice session than time can accommodate. Requests will be approved on the following priority basis:
A. New Studio participant (following at least two observation sessions)
B. New Studio participant follow-up practice session
C. Participants not presenting in the most recent four Studio sessions
D. NSA-Az members requesting feedback on specific presentation elements
E. All other requests.
Special circumstances will be taken into account when scheduling practice sessions.
SPEAKER STUDIO COMPILED READINGS
Don Thoren has contributed many documents – articles, emails, etc. – over the past several years as teaching aides. These documents are contained in this file (click to access).
The documents have been organized into four sections: A) Annotated Table of Contents; B) Speaker Studio Feedback Forms; C) Speech/Presentation Preparation; and D) Business Development. Please access and apply any of the content that is relevant to your learning and work. Also, please feel free to submit your own documents and articles that may be helpful to other Speaker Studio participants.
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 other mentors and speakers.
JUST OBSERVE THE PRESENTERS - Your speaking and writing skills improvement will accelerate 10-fold.
Questions or suggestions? Feel free to contact Ev Taylor via email or phone at 480-720-9065
LOCATION: MAC6, 1430 W. Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ 85282
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.
This meeting will be held up the stairs in the training room.
Please note: Coffee, water and light snacks will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own beverage and snacks.
Join us in person or register to receive a link to the recording afterward.
Rock Your Short Talk! A Step-by-Step Process to Build a Riveting 5-10 Minute Presentation
with Eleni Kelakos
As a professional speaker, you have something unique to say, to teach, to share. But can you share it compellingly and memorably in ten minutes? How about five minutes? At a time when attention spans (and convention speaking slots) are getting shorter and shorter, being able to deliver a sizzling short talk that highlights your stagecraft and expertise is more important than ever. And not only is a short talk a great way to make a big impact in a brief amount of time, it can be easily videotaped and shared online, attracting clients and further speaking opportunities.
This program will teach you a simple, easy-to-replicate, narrative format for putting together a rockin’ short talk. You’ll define the topic and the elements of your talk, and pinpoint the signature story that shapes it. By the close of the program, you’ll have crafted the bones of short a talk that not only teaches your audience an essential lesson or practice but moves them into feeling and action—and all in the space of ten minutes or less!
In this session you will:
Eleni Kelakos, the Speaker Whisperer®, uses performance techniques learned over decades as a professional actress and singer in NYC and Hollywood to help executives and thought leaders speak with more confidence and impact.
When she’s not coaching individuals across the globe, or facilitating trainings at companies like General Motors, Allstate, and Lyft, Eleni practices what she preaches, firing up conference audiences with her signature keynote concerts and presentations.
A graduate of Brown University, Eleni is a past president of the National Speakers Association of Michigan. She’s sung the national anthem at Shea Stadium for three (winning) Mets games and produced four acclaimed CDs of original songs. Her songs have been featured in the film Jill and Jac, and danced to by America’s Got Talent semi-finalist Beth Ann Robinson. Eleni is the author of the award-winning book Touch the Sky: Find Your Voice, Speak Your Truth, Make Your Mark, and the 2021 #1 Amazon best-seller Claim the Stage: A Woman’s Guide to Speaking Up, Standing Out, and Taking Leadership.
Members, did you know your spouse/business partner/staff member can be registered at the member rate? Please notify us if you have any special needs for the meeting.
Hey. You. All!
It's that special time of the Quarter when we host our virtual networking mixer, silly game night, and get together. But with NSA's Influence conference around the corner, we want to do something really special to get you ready for this exciting meeting. Join us for this virtual event where you will get the chance to meet and interact with your fellow NSA Arizona members, and get advice about how to optimize your experience at Influence. Get tips, ideas, and info so you can enjoy Influence and get the most amount of value out of this. Hear from your fellow NSA members who have gone to Influence about their go-to tactics, and connect with each other so you have a buddy in Orlando when you arrive.
Whether this is your first, seventh, or seven billionth Influence, join us for a silly, fun night where we celebrate your success and get you networking with y'all!
Hosted by NSA AZ Board member, Alaina G. Levine, author, Networking for Nerds (Wiley) and Create Your Unicorn Career! (forthcoming).
10869 N. Scottsdale Road
Suite 103, PMB 238
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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