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January Program Meeting: G.R.O.W. – Strategically Your Speaking Business!

  • 13 Jan 2024
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • MAC6, 1430 W Broadway Road, Suite 201, Tempe, AZ 85282


  • Showcase your business!


NSA-Arizona Program Saturday, January 13, 2024

This meeting will be held upstairs in the training room.

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.

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


G.R.O.W.  – Strategically Your Speaking Business!
Get yourself booked,

Run a great business,

Open the opportunities,

Work as much as you want

with Mary  C. Kelly, PhD, CDR USN (ret)

Are you running your business like a business?

Did the crazy of the last few years cause you to lose focus? 

Did you take your foot off the gas pedal?

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? 

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
  • How to find leads, follow-up, and stay top of mind with meeting planners
  • Deliverables that help you generate profits as well as bookings

Mary loves dogs, horses, and most people.  She became a professional speaker and corporate advisor after retiring from the Navy after 25 years on active duty.  A university professor for over 30 years, she taught leadership, business, management, and economics at the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, Hawaii Pacific University, and Colorado State University.

Mary is dedicated to helping people grow their businesses to be profitable. 

Mary served on the board of the Colorado NSA Chapter, and published the NSA CO Directory to help meeting planners find and book local speakers.  Mary was the Chair of the Editorial Committee of Speaker Magazine from 2014-2015, because she has not mastered the ability to 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, TX before going to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and as a result, she tends to drawl after a margarita or two. 

Her future goals include eliminating world poverty, getting animals out of shelters and into great homes, and meeting Condoleeza Rice.

Thank you to our Showcase Your Business sponsor!

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.

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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