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March 2017 News Flash

Welcome to the March 2017 issue of the NSA-Arizona News Flash!

President’s Message

NSA-Arizona Workshop: Ideas worth spreading?

Nothing has impacted speaking more, in the past decades, than TED. Everybody has seen at least one TED talk. TED videos run up hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube and clients are asking us for… Continue reading

February 2017 News Flash

Welcome to the February 2017 issue of the NSA-Arizona News Flash!

President’s Message

“Technology is changing the world at a remarkable pace, understand and use it well… or be left in the dust.”

That is a quote from the home page of my speaker’s web site. The fact that it is a web… Continue reading

January 2017 News Flash

Welcome to the January 2017 issue of the NSA-Arizona News Flash!

President’s Message

Happy New Year. The New Year is when we traditionally reflect on the year gone by, look ahead to the future and make some resolutions for the coming year.

Reflections

Looking back on 2016, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. After… Continue reading

November 2016 News Flash

Welcome to the November 2016 issue of the NSA-Arizona News Flash!

President’s Message

Copper Mics and Silver Tongues

Danny Valenzuela has developed a wonderful new program to say, “Thank You.” It’s a way to acknowledge the Arizona NSA members who do the things that make NSA-Arizona possible. This program is a new award in the… Continue reading

October 2016 News Flash

Welcome to the October 2016 issue of the NSA-Arizona News Flash!

President’s Message

“Take good care of my club.”

It sounds like I missed a tremendous meeting last month.

As speakers, we are often on the road and we all have travel horror stories to tell. Let me just say this last trip ranks as… Continue reading

September 2016 News Flash

President’s Message

Rumors of our move are greatly exaggerated!

We are NOT moving! For the foreseeable future, we will continue to hold our monthly chapter meetings at the NSA National Headquarters in Tempe starting with the Sept 10 meeting featuring Ruby Newell-Legner, CSP and Naomi Rhode, CSP, CPAE, CSPGlobal.

For some time, there has been… Continue reading

June 2016 News Flash

President’s Message

Gosh! This year has gone by quickly!

I’m grateful for the opportunity to have served the chapter. I hope that you’ve made new friends, created new or deepened existing alliances, and implemented new strategies and skills to Expand the Pie and Enhance Your Impact.

My intent was to provide resources, programming and… Continue reading

May 2016 News Flash

President’s Message

In the northern hemisphere, May is the month when spring really blossoms (although in the Arizona desert, that process starts much earlier).

I’m partial to May because it’s my birth month. The birthstone for May is the emerald, and 16 years ago when I started my company, I incorporated Emerald into the name… Continue reading

April 2016 News Flash

President’s Message

Recently, part of the world sprang forward in time. The practice of Daylight Savings Time started in 1908 in Canada. The underlying philosophy is to “make better use of what you have” (daylight according to many: candles, according to Ben Franklin).

It also helps conserve our depreciating energy sources. Indeed, in 1974 and… Continue reading

March 2016 News Flash

President’s Message

With which occasion(s) do you associate the month of March?

For me, it’s my wedding anniversary. This year will be our 12th, although time has flown by quickly and it feels like many fewer.

I remember growing up in Chicago and being amazed by the daffodils pushing their way up through the spring… 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
(1907-1997)