Upcoming events

    • 24 Jan 2023
    • 25 May 2023
    • 9 sessions
    • MAC6, 1430 W. Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ 85282

    Speaker Studio


    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:

    • Create a new or highly revised presentation
    • Want to double check the effectiveness of a presentation segment
    • Revise an opening, key vignette, major point or closing
    • Want valuable recommendations for content and resource ideas
    • Test a new or revised signature story with a live (and safe) audience
    • Want to identify new potential audience(s) for your message
    • Would benefit from other speaker’s opinions about audience demand for a new topic
    • If your new vignette is a bomb, best discover it with friends vs. a paying audience!

    JUST OBSERVE THE PRESENTERS - Your speaking and writing skills improvement will accelerate 10-fold by:

    • Watch, analyze, and learn from how other speakers craft and deliver their message
    • Learn vicariously from the feedback others receive from their presentations
    • Hearing Don Thoren’s personalized enrichment suggestions for each speaker. You will find that some may apply to you so you will save time and effort
    • Realizing that vicarious learning is much less expensive, painful, and time consuming than your own trial and error
    • Use the Personal Learning Journal to record key ideas you want to use

    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

    except for Tuesday, January 24th (not meeting Thursday January 26th)

    NEW LOCATION: MAC6, 1430 W. Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ 85282

    Speaker Studio Summary – Here is what happens between 10AM and NOON!

    1. Scheduled presenters practice or re-practice 5-10 minutes of their material
    2. Don Thoren, CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, provides expert coaching, and everyone offers ideas for what went well, what could be improved & how
    3. Everyone learns vicariously and records valuable insights in their Personal Learning Journal
    4. If you bring a guest, they experience one of our most valuable services and will be motivated to join and strengthen our chapter

    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.


    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


    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.

    • 30 Jan 2023
    • 26 Jun 2023
    • 21 sessions
    • Virtual via Zoom
    Register


    NSA-Arizona Projects Lab

    Project Lab 2022

    What is it? A casual, virtual co-working support space

    Why do it?

    • Bursts of focused work with breaks promote productivity and reduce stress.
    • Focus intently on a project, content development, marketing, pitching, operational or administrative processes etc.
    • It’s an opportunity to ask for feedback, share resources and support each other’s work
    • During the highly productive segments, you’re muted with your video on or off


    How long is it? 2 hours, once weekly

    When is it? Monday from 12:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m.

    • Project lab may be expanded to an additional day and time if Monday participation merits expansion


    Project Lab Flow:

    Start at 12:00 p.m.

    • Welcome new participants to introduce themselves
    • Each person shares their project, challenge or goal for the lab time

    Facilitator schedules a 50-minute work session

    • Take a break and share progress, ask any questions, share any related resources
    • A 40–50-minute work session is scheduled
    • Topics or conversations that require more time can continue via the chat or participants can stay on zoom after the scheduled end time and continue supporting each other

    The regular host is Michele Redmond, with co-hosts Maisha Christian and Shevon Quijano.

    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.

    • 11 Feb 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • MAC6, 1430 W Broadway Road, Suite 201, Tempe, AZ 85282
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    NSA-Arizona Program Saturday, February 11, 2023

    8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Networking
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Program Meeting



    Please note: Coffee, water and light snacks will be provided. 

    Join us in person or register to receive a link to the recording afterward.

    NEW LOCATION: MAC6, 1430 W. Broadway Road, Suite 201, Tempe, AZ 85282 (up the stairs to the training room)

    Where Your Speaking Passion Can Lead

    with Don Thoren, CMC, CPAE® Speaker Hall of Fame

    People with a magnificent passion to speak, dive fearlessly and headfirst into an occupation that causes most people to feel terrified to petrified.  The source of this passion is unveiled when you multiply the opportunity to change lives by the money to be made.

    How can you maximize the number of lives you can change and the money you can make will be revealed as Don Thoren interviews some of his million-dollar speaker friends who tell him how they (and you) can do it. Don also interviews two former NSA members who did not continue as speakers but who applied their exceptional speaking and communication skills to earn million-dollar incomes in their chosen occupations. And. . .  they improved a lot of people’s lives along the way. Don also shares key insights from his own decades long career.

    EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS ON FEBRUARY 5TH. REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID A LATE FEE.


    Don Thoren, CMC, CPAE® Speaker Hall of Fame, is a founding member and past Chapter and National President of NSA. Don is also a member of the class of 2012 Legends of the Speaking Profession.


    Thank you to Gonz 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!

    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.

    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.

    • 25 Feb 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Virtual via Zoom
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    NSA-Arizona New Member Orientation

    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!


    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.

Past events

26 Jan 2023 Own the Room: Speaker's Academy
14 Jan 2023 January Program Meeting: Advantage Play™: The Art of Knowing What Comes Next
8 Dec 2022 Speaker YOU - Speakers Studio
7 Dec 2022 NSA-Arizona Holiday Party & Silent Auction
12 Nov 2022 November Program Meeting: Systems and Automation for Speaker Survival
2 Nov 2022 Virtual Networking and Games Night
8 Oct 2022 October Program Meeting: Turning Uncertainty To Competitive Advantage
24 Sep 2022 New Member Orientation
22 Sep 2022 Speaker YOU - Speakers Studio
17 Sep 2022 September Program Meeting: Leveraging Laughter in Stories for Connection and Impact
8 Sep 2022 Speaker YOU - Speakers Studio
24 Aug 2022 Summer Social Event
28 Jul 2022 NSA-Arizona Speaker Coaching YOU
14 Jul 2022 NSA-Arizona Speaker Coaching YOU
10 Jul 2022 NSA-AZ Chapter Gathering at INFLUENCE
23 Jun 2022 NSA-Arizona Speaker Coaching YOU
11 Jun 2022 June Program Meeting: High Fee Sales
9 Jun 2022 NSA-Arizona Speaker Coaching YOU
4 Jun 2022 New Member Orientation
26 May 2022 NSA-Arizona Speaker Coaching YOU
14 May 2022 May Program Meeting: Get Known Everywhere Using Publicity
12 May 2022 NSA-Arizona Speaker Coaching YOU
28 Apr 2022 NSA-Arizona Speaker Coaching YOU
14 Apr 2022 NSA-Arizona Speaker Coaching YOU
9 Apr 2022 April Program Meeting: Corral Your Ca$h Cow!
22 Mar 2022 NSA-Arizona Social Hour
21 Mar 2022 NSA-Arizona Speaker Coaching YOU
19 Mar 2022 New Member Orientation
12 Mar 2022 March Program Meeting: Strategic Storytelling
10 Mar 2022 NSA-Arizona Speakers Lab
24 Feb 2022 NSA-Arizona Speakers Lab
12 Feb 2022 February Program Meeting: Voice Matters
27 Jan 2022 Own the Room: Speaker's Academy
17 Jan 2022 Projects Lab
10 Jan 2022 Projects Lab
8 Jan 2022 January Program Meeting: Media Presence
3 Jan 2022 Projects Lab
16 Dec 2021 NSA-Arizona Speakers Lab
12 Dec 2021 NSA-Arizona Holiday Party & Silent Auction
4 Dec 2021 New Member Orientation
18 Nov 2021 NSA-Arizona Virtual Trivia Happy Hour
17 Nov 2021 NSA-Arizona Virtual Speakers Lab
17 Nov 2021 Projects Lab
15 Nov 2021 Projects Lab
13 Nov 2021 Program Meeting: The Fine Art of Small Talk: Every Conversation is an Opportunity for Success
11 Nov 2021 NSA-Arizona Speakers Lab
10 Nov 2021 Projects Lab
8 Nov 2021 Projects Lab
3 Nov 2021 Projects Lab
1 Nov 2021 Projects Lab
28 Oct 2021 NSA-Arizona Speakers Lab
27 Oct 2021 Projects Lab
25 Oct 2021 Projects Lab
20 Oct 2021 NSA-Arizona Virtual Speakers Lab
20 Oct 2021 Projects Lab
18 Oct 2021 Projects Lab
14 Oct 2021 NSA-Arizona Speakers Lab
13 Oct 2021 Projects Lab
11 Oct 2021 Projects Lab
9 Oct 2021 Program Meeting: Adventures in Podcast: Should Speakers Host and/or Guest On Podcasts?
6 Oct 2021 Projects Lab
4 Oct 2021 Projects Lab
29 Sep 2021 Projects Lab
28 Sep 2021 NSA-Arizona Speakers Lab
27 Sep 2021 Projects Lab
23 Sep 2021 Projects Lab
20 Sep 2021 Projects Lab
18 Sep 2021 New Member Orientation
16 Sep 2021 Projects Lab
13 Sep 2021 Projects Lab
11 Sep 2021 Program Meeting: How to Build a High Performance Business
9 Sep 2021 Projects Lab
2 Sep 2021 Projects Lab
30 Aug 2021 Projects Lab
26 Aug 2021 Projects Lab
24 Aug 2021 NSA-Arizona Happy Hour Fiesta
23 Aug 2021 Projects Lab
19 Aug 2021 Projects Lab
16 Aug 2021 Projects Lab
16 Jun 2021 NSA-Arizona Speakers Lab
12 Jun 2021 Program Meeting: Every Sales “YES” Begins With a “KNOW”: Web Search Secrets to Grow Your Speaking Business
9 Jun 2021 Take Your Speaking Business to the Next Stage: Free Virtual Seminar and Open House
8 May 2021 Program Meeting: 15 Ways to Grow Your Speaking Business in Every Economy
10 Apr 2021 Program Meeting: Bypass the Gatekeeper: Sell to Associations through the Backdoor
13 Mar 2021 Program Meeting: On Your Mark: From First Word to First Draft in Six Weeks
13 Feb 2021 Program Meeting: Use Facilitation to Grow Your Speaking Business!
9 Jan 2021 Program Meeting: Speaker Sales Systems

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