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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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“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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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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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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Power Presentations: From Penpoint to Platform with Mark Brown and more

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January 12, 2019

Power Presentations: From Penpoint to Platform So you need to write a new speech and you ask, “Where do I begin? What will I talk about? Where will I find appropriate stories? How will I find the most descriptive words? How will I look on the platform?” Mark Brown shares the techniques that have helped him answer these and other questions successfully for 20 years, plus Speaking in 3D: Make Your Stories Come Alive.

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Black Belt Negotiating for Speakers with Michael Soon Lee, CSP

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November 10, 2018

Today, more than ever, professional speakers need to be able to withstand constant push-back against our fees. Speakers who can justify their value to clients and be creative about pricing are busier than ever but what about everyone else? Did you ever notice that some people seem to be born negotiators while others are just more reluctant to haggle? Learn the secrets of how to defend your fee from attack by using ancient martial arts techniques. This program will save you tens of thousands of dollars immediately and show you how to deal with people from diverse cultures as well as others who hire speakers.

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“THE ONE THING!” How to make your life and your speaking career ELF! (Easy-Lucrative-Fun!) with Joe Polish

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October 13, 2018

Joe Polish

Yes, it's true. There's "ONE THING" you can start doing immediately that not only can, but will, take your speaking career and your life to a whole new level of success. When a carpet cleaner could transition to having a speaking fee of $50,000 a speech and a high level group of 27 entrepreneurs that come from around the world and each pay him $100,000 a year to be in his presence. Oh, and 247 other entrepreneurs pay him $25,000 a year to come to other meetings… You do the math. That's over $8 million a year just from one part of Joe Polish's business enterprise called Genius Network. Joe created his empire, his success, and his wealth because he discovered—"THE ONE THING!"

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Reshaping the Model with Frances Rios

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September 8, 2018

Frances Rios

Reshape the Model of your speaking business and connect better with the female audience!

The female consumer is in the driver’s seat! Women are in charge of 85% of the household purchasing decisions, and that translates into the speaking world as well! Companies from all sizes and industries are investing thousands and millions of dollars to develop their female talent in order to have more women sitting at the top tiers and on boards of directors. If you want to grow your speaking business, you need to understand the needs and wants of the female audience when it comes to selling and speaking to them.

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To Keynote or Not to Keynote—That is the Question
with Kathy Dempsey, CSP; Pamela Jett, CSP; Doug Stevenson, CSP; Don Thoren, CPAE; and Kristin Arnold, CSP

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June 9, 2018

Five Experts

Visualize yourself on a big stage with a beautiful set behind you and thousands of people watching, listening, and learning as you deliver a powerful keynote. You’ve earned the right to be on that stage because you are an experienced professional speaker. You’ve spoken in front of audiences large and small and your calendar is filled with exciting speaking opportunities all over the world. If this sounds like a dream, that’s because it is the dream that many of us had when we joined the National Speakers Association. And dreams can come true, if you learn from those who have gone before you.

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How to Build a Speaker Brand That Will Get You Hired with Bruce Turkel, CPAE

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May 12, 2018

Bruce Turkel, CPAE

A Great Speech Will NOT Get You Hired.

A great speech is not your best brand, a great speech is your product. A great speech gets you a standing ovation. But a great brand is what gets you hired in the first place.

If you want to learn what it really takes to build a brand and an enviable speaking business, you won’t want to miss Bruce’s presentation.

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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)