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Win Fabulous Prizes in our Membership Contest

This is the year all your friends, colleagues, speaker buddies and talented newcomers wanting to become pros need to join NSA-Arizona!

The Membership Contest started March 12 and runs to the end of June. So start asking people to attend a meeting NOW. Take them to a Living Room Forum; ask them to come… Continue reading

Foremost Thought Leader Tells Speakers Not to Speak

Author and Presenter Joe Calloway Breaks the Rules

(Tempe) Insanely popular with business audiences, Joe Calloway says he doesn’t “do speeches,” but he will be in Tempe on Sept. 14 to encourage professional speakers to figure out what works with clients.

“In 2004, Joe delivered a keynote at the NSA convention that is still talked… Continue reading

Storytelling Expert Doug Stevenson Shares Secrets


Former Actor, Now Storytelling Expert, Shares Secrets

(Tempe) Professional speakers, salespeople, parents, preachers, attorneys and leaders can all get their point across better with a story, according to Susan Ratliff, president of the Arizona chapter of the National Speakers Association. That’s why the chapter’s upcoming… Continue reading

280,000 Meetings a Year Need Speakers

Guest Expert at NSA-Arizona Shares Tips for Getting Booked

(Tempe) With 90,000 international, national and local associations holding 767 meetings a day, speakers are needed. But sometimes it’s hard for speakers to find those paying audiences. At the April meeting of the NSA-Arizona chapter, Certified Speaking Professional Ed Rigsbee will share how to get paid… Continue reading

Speak for a Living—Learn More About It at Networking Event

Mixer at mall to offer door prizes, including chamber membership

If you’ve always thought you’d like to make a living just by talking, an April 5 event may be the start of a new career. The Microsoft Store in Scottsdale Fashion Square is teaming with local professional speakers and the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce to… Continue reading

NSA-Arizona Announces New Board of Directors

2012–2013 Board of Directors

(L to R) Wendy Kenney, Linda-Ann Stewart, Gloria Petersen, Tyrone Holmes, Bonnie Mattick, Karen Russo, Gilat Ben-Dor, Susan Ratliff, Katharine Halpin, Paula Shoup, Debra Exner, Chris Kyselka, Les Taylor

(Tempe, AZ) NSA-Arizona, The Voice of Professional Speakers in Arizona, announces its new board of directors. NSA-Arizona is an award-winning chapter of… Continue reading

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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