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February Program Meeting: Voice Matters

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


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NSA-Arizona Program Saturday, February 12, 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, tea and Danish will be provided. 

Voice Matters: From Caring for Your Voice to Sharing Your Voice

with Hilary Blair, CSP®

Would you like more power, vocal variation, versatility, and longevity with your speaking voice? Would you like your audience to feel you are honest and authentic? This workshop will help you discover how to support your voice—to sustain clarity and connection throughout your daily interactions and over your career.

Application to the Job:

  1. Learn correct ways to avoid vocal fatigue, strain, and loss, and what to do if you do lose your voice.
  2. Understand the impact of and be able to make prosodic choices to enhance your message.
  3. Be able to diagnose your own vocal habits that are cutting you off from true authentic connection with your audience.

Hilary Blair, co-founder ARTiculate: Real&Clear, incorporates her professional voice over and stage training techniques into her re-framing of executive presence and leadership communication. As a trainer, coach, facilitator and speaker, she sees beyond habits and learned behaviors to what is unique and authentic in groups & individuals. Hilary has worked extensively across the globe with a variety of businesses including: American Express, AWS, PwC, Maersk, ALCU Staples, Liberty Global, Slalom, MD Anderson, andGenentech.She is a Certified Speaking Professional®, a member of the National Speakers Association, a member of VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainer's Association) and certified in Conversational Intelligence™️ (CIQ) and CultureTalk. She holds an MFA in acting from the National Theatre Conservatory and a BA from Yale University. One of her favorite springs was spent on a sheep ranch in Montana helping the lambing crew.

Thank you to our Speak the News sponsor for our February program! For more information, please click here.

Immediately following the monthly program...

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

Speaker: Naomi Rhode, CSP®, CPAE, Cavett Winner, Past NSA and Global President, Co-Founder, Smartpractice

Topic: Privilege of the Platform: Value Based Vision and Decision

  • ‘The Privilege of the Platform’, A LIFE Journey
  • The Call to Leadership/ Professional Speaking Platforms
  • The Privilege of The Platform…Decision based on Values
  • The Beat of The Heart in every presentation

Believing in the Art and Craft of Professional Speaking, Naomi was on the Professional Platform almost every week for 42 years, and has also  been a Speaking and Life Coach for the past 7 years. Naomi has spoken in all 50 states, and 17 Countries. She is a CSP, CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, Cavett Winner, Past President of NSA and Global Speakers Federation, and Co Founder of SmartPractice.  Married to Jim Rhode for 65 years (who is also a CSP and Past President of NSA, and Co-Founder of SmartPractice), Jim and Naomi have 3 children, 12 grandchildren and expecting their 7th Great Grandchild.  Naomi IS a Remembered Experience!

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.

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!

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.


10869 N. Scottsdale Road

Suite 103, PMB 238

Scottsdale, AZ 85254




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