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September Program Meeting: Leveraging Laughter in Stories for Connection and Impact

  • 17 Sep 2022
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Ability360, 5025 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034


  • • A formal introduction of you will be read by an NSA-Arizona member before you speak.
    • A 3-minute promotional pitch from front of room.
    • Distribution of your promotional material at the place setting of each attendee.
    • One full-meeting pass for the day of your sponsorship to meet every attendee.
    • Company listing on the agenda flyer given out at the meeting (name only)

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This program will be held the THIRD Saturday of the month.

NSA-Arizona Program Saturday, September 17, 2022

This meeting will be held in the Conference Room, 1st Level.

Join us in person or register to receive a link to the recording afterward.

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Networking
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Program Meeting

Please note: Coffee, water and light snacks will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own beverage and snacks.

Leveraging Laughter in Stories for Connection and Impact

with Tim Gard, CSP®, CPAE

Hall of Fame speaker Tim Gard is someone who can find the funny almost anywhere and you can too! You will be excited to know that you don't need more stories. You just need to discover how to make your existing stories funnier. You can do that with Tim's three-step process. Discover how to build humor into stories for training events or the main stage and how to take the humor you currently use and make it funnier and have more impact. Why stop when you get a giggle? With a little bit of work a funny story becomes a hilarious signature story that can get you booked again and again. Several participants will have the opportunity to tell a story during the session and have Tim demonstrate his process and help you find the funny in it.

  1. How to be able to consistently build humor into stories
  2. Building humor stories using Tim’s bell curve premise.
  3. How to identify good humor and avoid bad humor


Tim Gard, CSP®, CPAE is a tears-in-your-eyes-laugh-out-loud speaker who teaches people to be more resilient and resourceful and coaches’ businesses on how to enhance productivity and employee enthusiasm. Talented, innovative and memorable, Tim provides amazing take-home value delivered with his one-of-a-kind presentation style. Tim "walks his talk" as a successful business owner himself for more than 20 years. Before starting his business, he worked in the sales industry, as well as State and Federal Government in Human Services, as a fraud investigator and is a navy veteran. Recognized as a pioneer in humor-based training. Tim is a certified speaking professional (CSP) & a member of the Speaker Hall Of Fame, an elite honor held by fewer than 150 speakers worldwide. The author or co-author of Just Plane Funny, My Policy Manual, Motivational Leaders, and Humor Me, Tim humorously delivers messages as universal as his audiences are diverse.

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 recording of the program!

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 you can bring a potential member as a guest for free? Individuals may only attend once for free as a guest. You must register your guest at the same time that you register for the program to receive the complimentary rate for your guest.

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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