Upcoming events

    • 27 Jun 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • 25 Jul 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom
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    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.

    • 10 Jul 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Old Hickory Steakhouse, 2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214
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    NSA-Arizona Chapter Gathering at INFLUENCE

    Are you planning to attend INFLUENCE 2022? If so, let us know! Register now on our Chapter site for our casual meet-up with other Arizona members. Meet us at the Old Hickory Steakhouse within the Gaylord. Let's get together at INFLUENCE 2022 in Nashville!

    Need more information about INFLUENCE 2022? Click here.


    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.

    • 14 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Ability360, 5025 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
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    NSA-Arizona Speaker Coaching YOU

    Want to feel like this at the start of your next presentation?

    ”You are only one minute into your presentation, and you can already feel the eyes of your audience glued upon you, focused on what you have to say. Somehow, you and/or your topic is commanding attention, and your audience is hanging on your every word. They are exuding a positive anticipation for whatever is coming next. Feels good, doesn’t it? You say to yourself, “Wow! I am really meeting their needs!” 

    This description of your opening is what we are working toward at NSA-AZ’s Speaker Coaching YOU. Participants are working together to give feedback, offer enriching suggestions, and thereby help each other create an opening of a speech or seminar, or other event where they are comfortable charging a $5000 fee. We have created a specific checklist for preparing and evaluating presentation openings. We will work on other speech parts as well.

    If you want to attend: Please register, or just show up and learn vicariously!

    NEW LOCATION: Ability360, 5025 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034 - Classroom A, 2nd Floor, Main Building

    If you want to present: Contact Rita ASAP and request a place on the list. ritahudgens@gmail.com

    If you want to practice for an upcoming booked speech: Also contact Rita and we will try to slot you in ASAP for 15 minutes.

    In addition to continuing to provide practice opportunities for openings, we will transition to “First Point” after your opening for those wanting to practice that material. We will see what our attendees needs and desires are at the end of each Studio and adjust our schedule of content to meet them.

    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

    NSA-Arizona Speaker Lab Leadership Team: Don Thoren, CMC, CPAE; Rita Hudgens; Michael Haley; Debra Exner; Antonio Valles.

    NSA Arizona complies with all Arizona and CDC health guidelines and reminds members to do the same. 

    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.

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


    NSA-Arizona Speaker Coaching YOU

    Want to feel like this at the start of your next presentation?

    ”You are only one minute into your presentation, and you can already feel the eyes of your audience glued upon you, focused on what you have to say. Somehow, you and/or your topic is commanding attention, and your audience is hanging on your every word. They are exuding a positive anticipation for whatever is coming next. Feels good, doesn’t it? You say to yourself, “Wow! I am really meeting their needs!” 

    This description of your opening is what we are working toward at NSA-AZ’s Speaker Coaching YOU. Participants are working together to give feedback, offer enriching suggestions, and thereby help each other create an opening of a speech or seminar, or other event where they are comfortable charging a $5000 fee. We have created a specific checklist for preparing and evaluating presentation openings. We will work on other speech parts as well.

    If you want to attend: Please register, or just show up and learn vicariously!

    NEW LOCATION: Ability360, 5025 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034 - Classroom A, 2nd Floor, Main Building

    If you want to present: Contact Rita ASAP and request a place on the list. ritahudgens@gmail.com

    If you want to practice for an upcoming booked speech: Also contact Rita and we will try to slot you in ASAP for 15 minutes.

    In addition to continuing to provide practice opportunities for openings, we will transition to “First Point” after your opening for those wanting to practice that material. We will see what our attendees needs and desires are at the end of each Studio and adjust our schedule of content to meet them.

    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

    NSA-Arizona Speaker Lab Leadership Team: Don Thoren, CMC, CPAE; Rita Hudgens; Michael Haley; Debra Exner; Antonio Valles.

    NSA Arizona complies with all Arizona and CDC health guidelines and reminds members to do the same. 

    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

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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