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They Shoot Speakers Don’t They? How to Successfully Speak to a Hostile Audience with Terry L. Paulson, Ph.D., CSP, CPAE February 8

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NSA-Arizona Program February 8, 2014

Time: 9:00 a.m.; networking 8:00 a.m.
Presentations: 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: NSA Conference Center, 1500 S. Priest Dr., Tempe, AZ
Early Registration (by 5 p.m. Feb. 5, 2014): $30/members, $45 guests Registration (after Feb. 5, 2014): $40/members, $55/guests
No refunds after 5 p.m. Feb. 5, 2014.
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They Shoot Speakers Don’t They? How to Successfully Speak to a Hostile Audience

with Terry L. Paulson, Ph.D., CSP, CPAE

TerryPaulson Speakers are always a potential target. They are hired to help motivate, educate, and entertain audiences, but instead, they can find themselves a “safe” authority target for misplaced frustration.

This program helps speakers recognize volatile situations and participant resistance. You’ll learn how to cope effectively with challenges and positively reassert control over even the most difficult audiences. You’ll also learn how to manage your self-esteem in the face of rejection.

Come and enjoy Terry’s practical insights and refreshing sense of humor. See why Business Digest calls him “the Will Rogers of management consultants.”

Dr. Terry Paulson is a psychologist, national columnist, and author of The Optimism Advantage, They Shoot Managers Don’t They, Making Humor Work, Speak Like a Pro, Leadership Truths One Story at a Time, and Favorite Family Lectures. Terry’s clients include 3M, Honda, IBM, SONY, Verizon, and hundreds of universities, hospitals, government agencies and associations throughout the country. He is honored to be a distinguished faculty member of the Institute for Management Studies. His presentations help organizations, leaders, and teams leverage optimism to make change work.

A CSP and member of the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, Terry is a past president of both the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation. In 2004, he received NSA’s coveted Cavett Award.

Speaking: The Foundation for a Lifetime of Careers in TV, Keynotes, and Worldwide Corporate Leadership

with Rita Davenport, CSP, CPAE


Expect a presentation that demonstrates the value and importance of communication to not only inspire, motivate, entertain and train others but to understand ways to Manage Change.

Rita Davenport, CSP, CPAE, helps you Prepare For Impact by becoming an Opportunity Expert— delivered with a sense of humor, she’s share ways to use what you have that helps others learn more, be more, earn more so they can share more.

Rita is an internationally recognized expert in the principles of success. She has been featured in People magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and countless business magazines. She produced and hosted her own award-winning television show in Phoenix, Arizona, for 15 years and was viewed in 32 million homes on her cable television show Success Strategies. Rita has appeared on more than 200 radio and television shows, including ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Today Show, Regis Philbin Show, and Sally Jesse Raphael Show.

Back to the Future, Distinguished NSA-Arizona Panel

with Joel Weldon, CPAE; Maureen G. Mulvaney, CSP; Glenna Salsbury, CSP, CPAE; Naomi Rhode, CSP, CPAE, CSPGlobal; and Don Thoren, CPAE

What happens when five professional speakers, each having 40 years on the platform, reminisce about the foundations of their successful careers? If you listen in while they reminisce, you will learn a lot about the principles and values that got them started, AND that are still relevant in each of their careers today.

Joel Weldon, Maureen G. Mulvaney, Glenna Salsbury, Naomi Rhode, and Don Thoren were all friends of NSA founder, Cavett Robert, and helped him in the early years of establishing the NSA brand. These speakers chartered their own courses, have been lifetime friends, and love to encourage others making this platform journey.

You are invited to “gather around” and listen and learn as Joel, Maureen (MGM), Glenna, Naomi, and Don share their guiding values—ones you can use to shorten your learning curve and maximize your success while maintaining a quality lifestyle.

Join us for this outstanding program!

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NSA-Arizona Future Programs Lineup


  • February 8—Terry L. Paulson, Ph.D., CSP, CPAE AND Rita Davenport, CSP, CPAE - Speaking: The Foundation for a Lifetime of Careers in TV, PR, Keynotes & Corporate Leadership
  • March 8—TBA
  • April 12—Terry Hawkins, CSP - Why WAIT to be GREAT? It's Either NOW or TOO LATE
  • May 10—Ron Karr, CSP - After Thousands Spent to Get a Live Prospect on the Phone, Here is How to Close the Deal!
  • June 14—TBA

Thank you to the NSA-Arizona Program Committee: Tyrone Holmes, chair.

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