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January Program Meeting: Media Presence

  • 8 Jan 2022
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Chateau Luxe, 1175 E. Lone Cactus Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85024


  • via Zoom
  • Showcase your business!


NSA-Arizona Program Saturday, January 8, 2022


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Networking
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Program Meeting
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.   Professional Opportunity

Please note: Coffee and tea will be provided. 

Media Presence

with Elisabeth Leamy

In this informative session, Elisabeth uses her insider knowledge as a working broadcaster and columnist to help speakers earn positive press about their services. She receives hundreds of pitches per week herself - many of them awful - and TELLS the audience why she takes some and not others. Elisabeth demystifies what reporters want and how to approach them, using her "10R's" of Media Strategy.

Elisabeth Leamy is a broadcaster and columnist with 20 years and 12 Emmys to her name. These days, Elisabeth also works as a speaker, spokesperson and consultant, using her money-saving and media relations expertise.

In her role as a media relations expert, Elisabeth consults with companies on PR strategy, particularly how to develop an effective media pitch and get positive press for worthy causes and products.

Elisabeth holds a Master’s in Journalism from Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s in Rhetoric and Mass Communication from The University of California at Berkeley. She grew up in Marin County, California and now lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and young daughter.

Click here to learn more about Elisabeth.

Thank you to Jeff and his team at Bespoke Presentations for making all of the technology work behind the scenes so the Chapter can offer a hybrid option!

Immediately following the monthly program (in person only)...

Getting Your Voice Heard: How to Become a Successful Paid Speaker | 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Speaker: Beth Terry, CSP®

Topic: Writing Better Speeches Faster

Writing a speech is like planning a trip.
You need to know where you're going in order to know where to start.

Beth Terry, CSP®, crafted a system for creating great and powerful presentations in record time. As speakers we may have to change course at the last minute. It's helpful to know how to do this.

Beth first created this system when she was at a convention and realized as she spoke with the attendees they had zero interest in her topic. She thought she had spoken with the right people beforehand, but it turns out the meeting planner had not surveyed the attendees. It happens. She tossed her handouts, went out into the garden and wrote an entirely new talk in 20 minutes.

Beth's "pearl necklace" plan will serve you whether you are writing a five-minute presentation, a 20-minute keynote, or a one week seminar for your clients. When using this for longer presentations, it’s useful to first think about the overall presentation’s goal, and then break it down into sections of 45-50 minute mini-speeches.

About Beth: Beth Terry has been active in speaking for 50 years. She has been a member of NSA since 1989, and has presented to half a million people in 6 countries. She was the Chair of the Candidate program for 5 years, President of NSA-AZ in 2005-2006, and National Director of the Academy for two years. Her New Year's gift for attendees at this presentation includes several of her organizational and tracking forms to make your speaking business rock!

Members and Candidates welcome! You MUST be registered for the monthly program to attend Getting Your Voice Heard or Professional Opportunity. Offered in-person only.

An inherent risk of exposure to Covid-19 and its variants exists in any public place where people are present. Covid-19 is an extremely dangerous disease that can lead to severe illness and death. While people of all ages and health conditions have been adversely affected by Covid-19, certain people have been identified by public health authorities as having greater risk based on age and/or underlying medical conditions. No precautions can completely eliminate the risk of exposure to Covid-19. Attendees of NSA Arizona events voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to Covid-19 and its variants, and are advised to undertake precautions deemed necessary, to include those recommended by the CDC and the State of Arizona. 

By registering for this event, you are giving permission for NSA-Arizona to add your contact information to our email list and to use any photographs (screenshots) that are taken at the event containing your likeness for as long as NSA-Arizona deems appropriate and desirable.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds.

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.


3218 E. Bell Road #26

Phoenix, AZ 85032




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