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Getting a Media Interview and Making It Count with Rick DeBruhl—September 25

Your message needs a bigger audience! It would make for a perfect interview on local news or in the paper. But how do you get there? What’s the secret to a perfect story pitch? How do you break through the newsroom force field? And once you get that opportunity, how do you make the most of it? Some people will hire PR agencies to get their foot in the door. That’s great if you can afford it, but it’s still possible to pull off that first interview without any help. It just takes insight and persistence.

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Google Juice with Larry Emmott. What happens when someone Googles your name?—April 24

What happens when someone Googles your name? Like it or not, people judge you based on your Internet presence and your online reputation. User reviews, Google results and web pages matter. However what matters with Google may not be what the web salesperson is trying to sell you.

This entertaining, highly interactive session starts with a ten-point quiz to determine your online footprint. We will then do some live searches, look at and evaluate participants' web pages, Google presence and social media. You'll find out who actually owns your web page. You will leave knowing much more about Google and the Internet—what to do and what not to do. More importantly you will have fun while you learn.

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How to Generate Speaking Leads with LinkedIn with Lynn Ruby—March 27

When you log on to LinkedIn do you:

  • Suspect LinkedIn could generate leads for you, but you just don’t know how?
  • Get frustrated because you don’t know what to post, when to post or how to connect with your target audience?
  • Get confused by all the new features, how to use them, and if they’ll create results for you?

LinkedIn has changed—a lot! And it’s still where the decision makers go for recommendations, leads, and information. Consider:

  • LinkedIn is the #1 channel B2B marketers use to distribute content at 94%.
  • 61 million LinkedIn users are senior level influencers
  • 40 million are in decision-making positions.
  • 79% of B2B marketers see LinkedIn as an effective source of lead generation.
  • 41% of millionaires use LinkedIn.*

If your profile looks like a resume, and you’re not strategically using LinkedIn for the express purpose of generating leads, join us for this Living Room Forum where you’ll learn how to

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Showtime! One Speaker’s Journey from the Corporate World to Stage, Screen and Platform, February 27

“How can I improve my performance?”
“How can I truly connect to my audience?”
“How can I keep my speech fresh?”

If you have ever asked yourself these or similar questions, then you will want to attend this Living Room Forum. Natalie Sayer will share her story of transition from a “Proficient PowerPoint Presenter,” working in Fortune 150 companies, to “Personable Platform Professional,” who has spoken and facilitated in 16 countries and in two languages. She will share tips and techniques from live theater and other experiences to help you become a more powerful and relatable speaker. During this interactive session attendees will receive

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CANCELLED—Maintaining Physical and Mental Health on and off the Platform—January 23

Chrissy Barth will offer you real-life strategies for improving physical and mental performance by showing you how to have more energy while reducing the health risks associated with the demands of being an entrepreneur and professional speaker. You’ll walk away with your own Wheel of Life Plan for 2019, discover the gut-brain connection and how it impacts your overall health and performance, and receive travel tips and strategies for optimal health including nutrition-on-the-go, mindfulness-based practices, and tools to manage jet lag and getting a good night’s sleep virtually anywhere.

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Living Room Forum 2018—2019

Make note of the 2018—2019 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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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)