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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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You are the Differentiator: How to Promote Yourself Most Effectively with Connie Kadansky

What would your business be like if you spent a few hours every week focused on initiating contact with people who can and will retain your services?
Connie Kadansky will facilitate a discussion on the Key Performance Indicators for speakers/trainers and facilitators. She will also talk about how to overcome Call Reluctance which is the emotional hesitation to prospect and self-promote. It is much more than the cold call. It affects your follow through, asking for referrals, asking for LinkedIn recommendations, asking for the business, sticking to your pricing, prospecting upscale centers-of-influence and creating relationships with strategic alliance partners.

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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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"As speakers, we never fight over the size of our slice of the pie, we build a bigger pie."
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