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Program Meeting: 15 Ways to Grow Your Speaking Business in Every Economy

  • 8 May 2021
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Virtual


  • Regular pricing
  • Special pricing through 04/30/21
  • Regular pricing
  • Special pricing through 04/30/21
  • Regular pricing
  • Special pricing through 04/30/21
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NSA-Arizona Program Saturday, May 8, 2021

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MEETING WILL BE VIRTUAL. We will meet via Zoom so you can interact with other participants. Approximately 24 hours in advance, you will be sent a link that enables you to join the meeting.

8:30 a.m.  Networking
9:00 a.m.  Presentation Begins
12:00 p.m.  Presentation Concludes

Members, did you know your spouse/business partner/staff member can be registered at the member rate? Please notify us if you have any special needs for the meeting.

15 Ways to Grow Your Speaking Business in Every Economy: Don't Make These 10 Common Speaker Mistakes! Grow Your Business NOW! with Mary C. Kelly, PhD, CSP®, CPAE, Commander USN (ret)

There are many gifted speakers on the platform. But many speakers are making at least three critical mistakes that is costing them in both revenue and personal income.

Are you running your business like a business?

Are you looking long-term at your profits and expenditures, and effectively planning your business and personal finances properly?

Do you have a succession plan for your business?  Or does your business die with you?

Are you developing the products and multiple streams of income (no, that does not mean working as a greeter at Walmart AND working the window at Taco Bell) that provides you with a sustainable lifestyle?

In this fun, relevant, and irreverent session, Mary discusses:

  • The top 10 ways speakers sabotage their own business success
  • Business techniques that make you and your team more efficient
  • Productivity tools to stay focused on what you do best
  • Ways to turn your content into profits
  • Products that help you generate profits as well as bookings

Mary C. Kelly, PhD, CSP®, CPAE, CDR USN (ret) became a professional speaker after retiring from the Navy after 25 years on active duty. A university professor for over 30 years, she taught leadership, business, and economics at the both the Naval Academy and the Air Force Academy.

Mary is dedicated to helping people grow their businesses to be profitable. 
She served on the board of the Colorado NSA Chapter, and published the NSA CO Directory to help meeting planners find and book local speakers. She was the Chair of the Editorial Committee of Speaker Magazine from 2014-2015 and has not mastered the ability of saying “NO” to her NSA friends. She was also the Head Coach (another volunteer job!) of the Air Force Academy’s Equestrian Team for 7 years. Mary grew up in Dallas, and as a result, she tends to drawl more after a margarita or two. Learn more about Mary

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Cancellation Policy: No refunds.


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