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Executive Presence—Do You Have It? with Marla Harr

Date: April 25, 2018
Professionals are judged on their presence as well as on their performance. As speakers, we feel confident in our performance on-stage, but how would you rate yourself on “presence” off-stage? So, what is “executive presence”? You know it when you see it, you can feel it and then wonder what it is, and question how you can get it. Presence is the rich mix of confidence, poise, and genuineness—someone who is the real deal.

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SOLD OUT—What it Takes To Start, Run, ReInvent & Grow Your (Speaking) Business with Damian Mason, CSP

Date: March 28, 2018
When you attend NSA meetings you hear good speakers present good ideas. But what does it really take to turn those ideas into a business? That’s the step where most aspiring entrepreneurs get stuck. This Living Room Forum is all about the business. Your Business! How to start (or kickstart) it. How to run it like a business. How to ReInvent when the marketplace changes (and it will!). And how to grow your business to create the life and business of your choosing. Register now to join us for this Living Room Forum.

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Video Marketing That Gets Real Results with Dan Shinder

Date: February 28, 2018
Discover easy DIY video marketing strategies that will absolutely get results. In this session, Dan Shinder will reveal video marketing strategies you can begin using immediately. They will have a tangible impact on your visibility and bottom-line revenue, regardless of what business you are in. Dan's previous LRF presentation sold out; Register now to join us at this Living Room Forum.

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How to Deal with Challenging Situations and People with Diplomacy and Civility with Gloria Petersen

Facilitator: Gloria Petersen

Date: January 24, 2018
Ever wish that you could wave a magic wand and everyone would be respectful, civil, and accommodating? Unfortunately, that’s not everyone’s nature. Therefore, it is more important than ever to deal with people, situations, and one’s own behavior with diplomacy, dignity, finesse, tact, and civility, thereby setting the better example. These are powerful “win-win” strategies that serve as the foundation of effective communication. Why? Everyone’s basic need is to be respected, validated, and liked. It’s a new era with new challenges. Gloria will identify how these basic communication tools can aid in a more diplomatic and civil interaction. Then it’s your turn to share your thoughts and experiences.

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Living Room Forum 2017—2018

Make note of the 2017—2018 Living Room Forum Dates

The Living Room Forum meets in the evening at a member's home, usually on the fourth Wednesday evening of the month. Register in advance, and come prepared to share your ideas and questions.

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Social Media On Steroids: Start from Where You Are! with Dan Shinder

Dan Shinder has built a brand that now has about one million active followers on social media. He’s done it 100% organically—without boosting posts or buying ads. For 4 years, he’s been teaching effective social media marketing to businesses, organizations, entrepreneurs and people in the arts community all over the world. Join him for a revealing, eye-opening, forehead-slapping, enlightening NSA-Arizona Living Room Forum session of fun social media marketing training.

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To Fee or Not to Fee: That is the Question with Dr. Tyrone Holmes

September 27, 2017

Professional speaking can be a very difficult business. It’s not easy to get paid speaking gigs and the temptation to waive your fee and speak for free can be overwhelming. In some cases, this can be a very good idea. In others, it can seriously damage your career progress and credibility. In this highly interactive session, we will examine when it can benefit you to speak for free and when it’s likely to hinder your career progress. Specifically, because of this session, you will be able to:

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Twelve Keys to Living a Better Life with Gary Varnell

April 26, 2017

You will obtain the foundation and building blocks for added self-confidence and belief in your abilities to create success. As a speaker, trainer, or coach you will be able to visualize and realize your ultimate success. You will easily master tools to elevate yourself personally, professionally, and financially.

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Speak to Any Audience with Lorraine Bossé-Smith on March 22

Come discover your unique speaking style and how to maximize it! You’ll learn to adapt your message to reach everyone in the audience, speaking their DISC language and keeping them engaged and captivated. We will review the DISC system and how to use it to capture your audience’s attention and get them to engage on a greater level. Whether you are speaking to large or small groups or on radio or TV, this information will help you transform your audiences' experience!

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Outsmart Your Brain When Emotions Take the Wheel: Staying confident when speaking, coaching, and working with clients with Dr. Marcia Reynolds, CSP

February 22, 2017

You can either be the master of your brain or a victim of your emotional reactions. Your brain can get the best of you when you are under pressure, annoyed, or too attached to succeeding. This forum will help you outsmart your brain so you can ease your tension, handle hecklers, and help everyone you are with succeed.

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