Upcoming events

    • 15 Aug 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • 29 Aug 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom
    Register


    NSA-Arizona Projects Lab

    Project Lab 2022: First Quarter

    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 Hosts are Marla Harr and Michele Redmond.

    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.

    • 24 Aug 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Chateau Luxe, 1175 E Lone Cactus Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85024
    Register

    NSA-Arizona Summer Social Event

    We are getting together! Join your colleagues and friends as we kick off our 2022-2023 season with a Summer Social at Chateau Luxe in Phoenix!

    New to the National Speakers Association and the Arizona Chapter? Join us and get to know us! Make new connections and engage with professional speakers in our area. Already a member? Let's reconnect and celebrate!

    All members and guests are welcome! Appetizers and cash bar.


    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.

    • 8 Sep 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Ability360, 5025 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
    Register


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

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


    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 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

    EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS ON SEPTEMBER 11TH. REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID A LATE FEE.

    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.

    • 22 Sep 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Ability360, 5025 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
    Register

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

Past events

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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