Upcoming events

    • 28 Nov 2022
    • 9 Jan 2023
    • 5 sessions
    • Virtual via Zoom
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    NSA-Arizona Projects Lab

    Project Lab 2022

    What is it? A casual, virtual co-working support space

    Why do it?

    • Bursts of focused work with breaks promote productivity and reduce stress.
    • Focus intently on a project, content development, marketing, pitching, operational or administrative processes etc.
    • It’s an opportunity to ask for feedback, share resources and support each other’s work
    • During the highly productive segments, you’re muted with your video on or off


    How long is it? 2 hours, once weekly

    When is it? Monday from 12:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m.

    • Project lab may be expanded to an additional day and time if Monday participation merits expansion


    Project Lab Flow:

    Start at 12:00 p.m.

    • Welcome new participants to introduce themselves
    • Each person shares their project, challenge or goal for the lab time

    Facilitator schedules a 50-minute work session

    • Take a break and share progress, ask any questions, share any related resources
    • A 40–50-minute work session is scheduled
    • Topics or conversations that require more time can continue via the chat or participants can stay on zoom after the scheduled end time and continue supporting each other

    The regular host is Michele Redmond, with co-hosts Maisha Christian and Shevon Quijano.

    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.

    • 7 Dec 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Chateau Luxe, 1175 E Lone Cactus Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85024
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    NSA-Arizona Holiday Party & Silent Auction

    'Tis the season to celebrate the holidays and new year, so join us for NSA-Arizona’s annual Holiday Party & Silent Auction. Let's celebrate the holidays together at Chateau Luxe for laughter, hors d'oeuvres and holiday spirit while bidding on awesome Silent Auction items! Cash bar.

    Bring your spouse, family members or friends to enrich this special gathering of our NSA-Arizona family!

    Deadline to register: Monday, December 5th.

    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 that are taken at the event containing your likeness for as long as NSA-Arizona deems appropriate and desirable.

    • 8 Dec 2022
    • 9:50 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Ability360, 5025 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034

    Speaker YOU - Speakers Studio


    BECOME OR REMAIN AN IN-DEMAND AND HIGHLY PAID

    SPEAKER, TRAINER, COMMUNICATOR


    PRACTICE PRESENTING TO A LIVE & SAFE AUDIENCE – Receive valuable personal coaching from Don Thoren CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame as well as all other speakers when you:

    • Create a new or highly revised presentation
    • Want to double check the effectiveness of a presentation segment
    • Revise an opening, key vignette, major point or closing
    • Want valuable recommendations for content and resource ideas
    • Test a new or revised signature story with a live (and safe) audience
    • Want to identify new potential audience(s) for your message
    • Would benefit from other speaker’s opinions about audience demand for a new topic
    • If your new vignette is a bomb, best discover it with friends vs. a paying audience!

    JUST OBSERVE THE PRESENTERS - Your speaking and writing skills improvement will accelerate 10-fold by:

    • Watch, analyze, and learn from how other speakers craft and deliver their message
    • Learn vicariously from the feedback others receive from their presentations
    • Hearing Don Thoren’s personalized enrichment suggestions for each speaker. You will find that some may apply to you so you will save time and effort
    • Realizing that vicarious learning is much less expensive, painful, and time consuming than your own trial and error
    • Use the Personal Learning Journal to record key ideas you want to use

    How do I attend?

    To present and practice, email Rita Hudgens  to get on the waiting list.

    To observe, just show up and experience Don Thoren’s expert coaching, participate in the feedback to the presenters, and record ideas for your own Learning Journal! Bring a guest who may be interested in NSA!

    When and where is it?

    The 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month

    The location:  The name on the building is Ability360. It is located at 5025 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034. As you drive in, there is a parking garage on your left. Go to the main building and through the double glass doors. Take the elevator to the second floor and go to classroom “A.”

    Speaker Studio Summary – Here is what happens between 10AM and NOON!

    1. Scheduled presenters practice or re-practice 5-10 minutes of their material
    2. Don Thoren, CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, provides expert coaching, and everyone offers ideas for what went well, what could be improved & how
    3. Everyone learns vicariously and records valuable insights in their Personal Learning Journal
    4. If you bring a guest, they experience one of our most valuable services and will be motivated to join and strengthen our chapter

    Don Thoren, a Lab founder and Lab leader for its first 14 years, has been asked to help reinvent a post COVID Lab experience for the benefit of our members. Don is a CMC, CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, and named to the class of 2012 Legends of the Speaking Profession. He is among the founders of NSA and both a Chapter and National Past President.


    Jim and I attended the last session and it was amazing!! Don is GREAT at leading this...and the privilege of having some platform time with constructive feedback is priceless!! Don't miss this. We will both be at as many as possible!— Naomi Rhode


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

    • 14 Jan 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Ability360, 5025 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
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    NSA-Arizona Program Saturday, January 14, 2023

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

    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.

    AdvantagePlay™: The Art of Knowing What Comes Next

    with Joel BlockCSP®

    Takeaways from the Program:

    • What is Advantage Play™ and how can you apply it to your life and speaking business?
    • How will you harness a competitive advantage when promoting yourself?
    • What are you NOT noticing that is costing you big money?
    • Understand Advantage Strategies and learn several to apply to your situation.
    • What are the disruptive business trends that speakers will face in the next upcoming year? And
    • Exposure to predictive strategies so you will know what’s coming next in our industry.

    EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS ON JANUARY 8TH. REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID A LATE FEE.


    Advantage Player™ and professional blackjack player, Joel Blok, CSP® began his career taking money out of Las Vegas casinos, playing on one of the world’s top teams. Later, as a hedge fund executive, Joel analyzed over 1,000 companies, participating in deals worth over $1 billion dollars in the world’s largest casino – the one located on Wall Street. Now, after retiring from his fund, he generously shares his wisdom, mesmerizing audiences with keynote speeches and media appearances.  

    Thank you to Gonz 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.

    • 26 Jan 2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • 28 Jan 2023
    • 4:00 PM
    • Ability 360, 5025 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
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    Own the Room: Speaker's Academy

    You don’t have to be a celebrity or a gregarious extrovert to deliver a powerful message that leaves your audience wanting more! Speaking from the platform as a professional is not limited for the naturally gifted personality. Speaking can be taught to anyone who is willing to follow a simple, 4-step formula. 

    Former stand-up comedian and radio host Bob Loeffler has taken his 25 years of platform experience and distilled it into his easily implemented formula. Mastering each step of this formula is essential to your success as a speaker. Skipping or rushing through any of these steps could cost you tens of thousands of dollars in income! 

    Offered exclusively through NSA-Arizona—Back by Popular Demand—nothing like this 3-day workshop is available to anyone else—anytime or anywhere. This singular opportunity is being offered Thursday, Friday and Saturday, January 26-28, 2023. Sign up early for this engaging workshop where you will not only learn, but you will actively create, finesse, or recreate the talk you give from the stage. This workshop is not taught anywhere elseat any price! Hurry! Space is limited.

    By the end of this 3-day workshop, you will have the exact formula for a polished talk—from scratch—including:

    1. Warm-Up: Get the audience to like you.
    2. Set Up: Articulate their problem.
    3. Message: An exact blueprint to follow
    4. Close: Get them to take action.

    Watch this video to the end for a sample of what you will learn.

    Bob Loeffler and Doreen Herman helped my professional speaking game with this three-day training program, offered by NSA-AZ. The process taught in this amazing training for professional speakers is a MUST for anyone who wants to touch the hearts and minds of the audience members, along with making successful sales from the stage. I had invested in many training programs related to speaking skills, however, this program differentiates itself, from the how-to’s of humor and the core structure of a successful presentation. I had the opportunity to improve my speaking style with humor and energy. If you are a professional speaker at ANY stage of your career, it is well worth your investment. —D. Justhy

    Workshop Overview

    • If you’re new to speaking and want to make this your life’s work, you are in the right place. 
    • If you are asked to give a presentation every so often, and want to make these presentations effortless and successful, you are in the right place.
    • If you are a seasoned speaker and have been giving talks, speeches, presentations for a number of years…even if you have earned awards with your speaking…you are in the right place.

    What we’ll cover each day:

    DAY 1: Introduction

    • Establish who you are and why you are presenting this talk. Even if you don’t have any speaking credentials…you will put together an amazing introduction that commands people’s attention. Are you a seasoned speaker? Your introduction may be out of date and mayn’t resonate with today’s audiences. You’ll workshop this part, bringing your into up to date and relevant to today listener. 
    • Each segment described below will not only be taught…each participant will work on and complete each skill during our time together. Each participant will leave with a complete presentation - start to finish. 
    • This is a great opportunity to not only come up with one’s beginning speech, this workshop provides an opportunity to revise or to come up with a completely new speech in a new subject area. 

    Warm Up

    Get the audience to like you and want to listen to what you have to say. You can be funny   (we will workshop this)   or you can be fun. One of these will be achieved for you in this practical segment. Are you already a seasoned speaker with jokes and what you’ve used as a warm-up? You will update and edit this…Jokes and fun with the audience is necessary, but there is a key to comedy: timing must be worked on, your laughter must be not overbearing….there are nuances to being funny or fun you will master in this segment.


    Set Up

    Get the audience to want to listen to your message. This is different from the warm up in that it establishes their need. Whatever knowledge, idea, product or service you are speaking about…they must be persuaded / convinced / or at least “feel the need” to learn about this knowledge, idea, product, or service. (Sometimes, what you are selling is yourself…we will cover that, as well).

    At the end of Day 1, each participant will have completely constructed their Introduction, Warm up, and Set Up.

    Day 2Message

    Using an economy of words makes each word powerful. Learn to choose / use the exact right words to convey your message. Learn to make the points contained in your message with story, illustration, humor, and logic so that each point builds upon the previous one in a logical sequence that strengthens your argument and answers the audience’s questions, while raising others for continued attention. Participants will be constructing this part—on the spot—on Day 2.

    Close

    The close is perhaps the most remembered part of the speech; it is the most recently heard, after all. Our participants will work on and figure out the best close to their talk. The close will stir the audience members to do what the speaker influences them to do: adapt a new idea, learn a new skill, buy a new product or service, or open their minds to a new way of thinking. There are many types of closes…from embracing logic to tugging on the emotions. Participants will learn each of these closes and write one of each type for their talk. They can interchange these closings to gear toward different audiences. 

    At the end of Day 2, each participant will have completely constructed their Message and several Closures.

    Day 3: Put It Together

    On Day 3, we put it all together. Introduction, Warm-Up, Set-Up, Message, Close. Participants will work on smooth transitions between parts of the talk and the points made within. We will polish the language, editing extra wordiness and elevating to more powerful words. Humor is a large part of the workshop, so on Day 3, we finesse the humor; adding/subtracting/revising to sharpen, tighten and elevate the speech into a finished product. 

    I blocked off three days to attend the Own Your Room workshop with Bob Loeffler and I know I will earn at least 10x’s the revenue I would have made over those three days with the information, ideas and strategies I learned. I have been speaking for several years and even taught speaking to professional women however I have never had the courage to use humor in my presentations until this workshop. I love how simply Bob gave us the ideas and structure but mainly permission to be funny. We went through all the elements of a speech and even how to warm up an audience so that by day three I knew everything I needed to “Own the Room.” —Marianne Emma Jeff (The Get it Done Diva)

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    Every day contains a lunch break at noon, as well as morning and afternoon breaks. Coffee and light snacks will be provided by NSA AZ. Participants are welcome to bring their own snacks and beverages. There are plenty of restaurants nearby, as well. 

    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 

    • 28 Jan 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Virtual via Zoom
    Register


    NSA-Arizona New Member Orientation

    Congratulations and welcome to our NSA Family! At NSA-AZ we want to make this the best experience for you and help you on your journey as a Professional Speaker.

    Our New Member Orientation is a place for you to learn more about the purpose and vision of our Chapter as well as to explain the programs and events we have designed for you to shine.

    You will learn how to get the most out of your membership, see where you can use your leadership skills, and have all your questions answered.

    President-Elect and Membership Chair Rita Hudgens will host.

    All Members are invited to attend!


    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.

Past events

12 Nov 2022 November Program Meeting: Systems and Automation for Speaker Survival
2 Nov 2022 Virtual Networking and Games Night
8 Oct 2022 October Program Meeting: Turning Uncertainty To Competitive Advantage
24 Sep 2022 New Member Orientation
22 Sep 2022 Speaker YOU - Speakers Studio
17 Sep 2022 September Program Meeting: Leveraging Laughter in Stories for Connection and Impact
8 Sep 2022 Speaker YOU - Speakers Studio
24 Aug 2022 Summer Social Event
28 Jul 2022 NSA-Arizona Speaker Coaching YOU
14 Jul 2022 NSA-Arizona Speaker Coaching YOU
10 Jul 2022 NSA-AZ Chapter Gathering at INFLUENCE
23 Jun 2022 NSA-Arizona Speaker Coaching YOU
11 Jun 2022 June Program Meeting: High Fee Sales
9 Jun 2022 NSA-Arizona Speaker Coaching YOU
4 Jun 2022 New Member Orientation
26 May 2022 NSA-Arizona Speaker Coaching YOU
14 May 2022 May Program Meeting: Get Known Everywhere Using Publicity
12 May 2022 NSA-Arizona Speaker Coaching YOU
28 Apr 2022 NSA-Arizona Speaker Coaching YOU
14 Apr 2022 NSA-Arizona Speaker Coaching YOU
9 Apr 2022 April Program Meeting: Corral Your Ca$h Cow!
22 Mar 2022 NSA-Arizona Social Hour
21 Mar 2022 NSA-Arizona Speaker Coaching YOU
19 Mar 2022 New Member Orientation
12 Mar 2022 March Program Meeting: Strategic Storytelling
10 Mar 2022 NSA-Arizona Speakers Lab
24 Feb 2022 NSA-Arizona Speakers Lab
12 Feb 2022 February Program Meeting: Voice Matters
27 Jan 2022 Own the Room: Speaker's Academy
17 Jan 2022 Projects Lab
10 Jan 2022 Projects Lab
8 Jan 2022 January Program Meeting: Media Presence
3 Jan 2022 Projects Lab
16 Dec 2021 NSA-Arizona Speakers Lab
12 Dec 2021 NSA-Arizona Holiday Party & Silent Auction
4 Dec 2021 New Member Orientation
18 Nov 2021 NSA-Arizona Virtual Trivia Happy Hour
17 Nov 2021 NSA-Arizona Virtual Speakers Lab
17 Nov 2021 Projects Lab
15 Nov 2021 Projects Lab
13 Nov 2021 Program Meeting: The Fine Art of Small Talk: Every Conversation is an Opportunity for Success
11 Nov 2021 NSA-Arizona Speakers Lab
10 Nov 2021 Projects Lab
8 Nov 2021 Projects Lab
3 Nov 2021 Projects Lab
1 Nov 2021 Projects Lab
28 Oct 2021 NSA-Arizona Speakers Lab
27 Oct 2021 Projects Lab
25 Oct 2021 Projects Lab
20 Oct 2021 NSA-Arizona Virtual Speakers Lab
20 Oct 2021 Projects Lab
18 Oct 2021 Projects Lab
14 Oct 2021 NSA-Arizona Speakers Lab
13 Oct 2021 Projects Lab
11 Oct 2021 Projects Lab
9 Oct 2021 Program Meeting: Adventures in Podcast: Should Speakers Host and/or Guest On Podcasts?
6 Oct 2021 Projects Lab
4 Oct 2021 Projects Lab
29 Sep 2021 Projects Lab
28 Sep 2021 NSA-Arizona Speakers Lab
27 Sep 2021 Projects Lab
23 Sep 2021 Projects Lab
20 Sep 2021 Projects Lab
18 Sep 2021 New Member Orientation
16 Sep 2021 Projects Lab
13 Sep 2021 Projects Lab
11 Sep 2021 Program Meeting: How to Build a High Performance Business
9 Sep 2021 Projects Lab
2 Sep 2021 Projects Lab
30 Aug 2021 Projects Lab
26 Aug 2021 Projects Lab
24 Aug 2021 NSA-Arizona Happy Hour Fiesta
23 Aug 2021 Projects Lab
19 Aug 2021 Projects Lab
16 Aug 2021 Projects Lab
16 Jun 2021 NSA-Arizona Speakers Lab
12 Jun 2021 Program Meeting: Every Sales “YES” Begins With a “KNOW”: Web Search Secrets to Grow Your Speaking Business
9 Jun 2021 Take Your Speaking Business to the Next Stage: Free Virtual Seminar and Open House
8 May 2021 Program Meeting: 15 Ways to Grow Your Speaking Business in Every Economy
10 Apr 2021 Program Meeting: Bypass the Gatekeeper: Sell to Associations through the Backdoor
13 Mar 2021 Program Meeting: On Your Mark: From First Word to First Draft in Six Weeks
13 Feb 2021 Program Meeting: Use Facilitation to Grow Your Speaking Business!
9 Jan 2021 Program Meeting: Speaker Sales Systems

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