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“Influence”—Leveraging NLP From Stage with Matt Brauning

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NSA-Arizona Program April 13, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m.; networking 8:00 a.m.
Presentations: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: NSA Conference Center, 1500 S. Priest Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281

Registration: $47/members, $62/guests
No refunds after 5 p.m. April 10, 2019.
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“Influence”—Leveraging NLP* From Stage

Join workshop leader, best selling author, and international speaker Matt Brauning to learn the blueprint of world renowned leaders, speakers, and trainers. Uncover 36 hidden behaviors, and learn how to utilize them in your presentations!

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), both art and science, is a system based on the effect language has on the mind in creating behavior patterns that enable the individual to achieve success. Using language as a window into the true intentions and meanings a person expresses, NLP is also a foundation for creating success in one’s life, through language and intent. Our expert speaker Matt Brauning will take you much deeper in revealing how to use NLP from the stage to create meaningful connections with your audience.

Specific methods of content creation, format layout, and verbal and nonverbal delivery just work. Come learn how you can make use of these specific methods. Here are some of the skills you will walk away with:

  • Learn the 3 biggest mistakes speakers make when making an offer from stage, and how to turn those around to become assets.
  • The 5 historical archetypes to utilize while speaking for deeper impact and understanding.
  • Become the world’s greatest teacher by structuring content in the 4 learning styles
  • Be loved from the start - Begin any presentation with charisma (whether you have it or not!)
  • Easily build group rapport with any size audience from 2 to 20,000

It’s time to break free of the old model of audience engagement, and bring our very best forward. If we are here to make a difference in the world, and be paid well to do it, then we must be the very best communicator we can be. Step up and begin to INFLUENCE!

It will only change everything…

Matt Brauning is a writer for Forbes, a two-time best selling author, and host of the top charting podcast “The Driven Entrepreneur” on iTunes, and syndicated on AM/FM radio in Chicago. He filmed in the movie “The Journey” with Brian Tracy and Bob Proctor, and you’ve seen him on television on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX.

Matt’s signature teaching presentation: “How To Leverage NLP From Stage For Greater Influence, Engagement, and Impact” shows coaches, speakers, and entrepreneurs how to become master communicators in all areas.

Matt has produced over 250 multiday seminars, and has over 8,000 speaking hours. He captivates all types of audiences with an honest, hilarious, and exciting look into how our lives really work.

*Neuro-Linguistic Programming

How To Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile to Grow Your Speaking Business: a 10-point checklist.

with Ana Melikian

Linkedin is a goldmine. Here are some important stats:

  • LinkedIn has over 500 million members.
  • 61 million LinkedIn members are senior level influencers.
  • 40 million LinkedIn members are in decision-making positions.
  • LinkedIn is the most-used social media platform amongst Fortune 500 companies.
  • 50% of B2B buyers use LinkedIn when making purchasing decisions
  • LinkedIn is used by 44% of Americans with income of $75,000 or more
  • LinkedIn makes up more than 50% of all social traffic to B2B websites & blogs.
  • LinkedIn generates 3x more conversions than Twitter & Facebook

In this information-packed In the Know session, Ana Melikian, Ph.D. will walk you through a 10-point checklist to optimize your LinkedIn profile so that you can tap into this powerful professional network to grow your business. You will learn the critical elements of your LinkedIn Profile, how you can present yourself as an expert with the right credibility builders in place, and how to engage and build relationships with the right connections on LinkedIn.

Ana Melikian, PhD, BCC is Founder of Tech Tips for Coaches and Host of the Mindset Zone podcast that was featured in the Huffington Post's “15 Podcasts That Will Leave You Pondering Life’s Big Questions.” Ana is originally from Portugal, and before she moved to Phoenix, Arizona, she lived in England and Spain, where she completed a Ph.D. in Psychology and two Masters programs. She started her online coaching business in 2010, became an Elite-Level Book Yourself Solid® Certified Coach in 2013 and now specializes in helping coaches, consultants & speakers enroll high-value clients using LinkedIn. Dr. Melikian is also an accomplished public speaker and trainer. She has spoken at dozens of venues in the U.S. and Europe and participated in hundreds of webinars, podcasts, and other online events.


Seven Ways to Build Visibility and Credibility as a Consultant

Bob Pike, CSP, CPAE

Candidates, are you ready to jump-start your speaking career?

The NSA Arizona chapter has a new and improved Candidate program - These sessions are a benefit INCLUDED with your Candidate Membership as long as you are a candidate member in good standing (i.e. membership is up to date) and attend the monthly chapter meeting. Each interactive session will follow the monthly meeting and feature one of our chapter's expert speakers sharing tips and answering questions about your most important concerns. As a Candidate you will have opportunities to participate and practice your skills by becoming a facilitator for a session, sharing your successes or being highlighted in a Candidate monthly showcase.

Candidate sessions will follow our monthly chapter meetings and will run from 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm. Plan to attend our monthly meetings and stay for ALL six sessions. There will be prizes at the end for those with perfect attendance. This program is designed for you and by you, based on concerns and topics of interest gathered from Candidates. You can't get this kind of personal coaching and instruction anywhere else!

No one is as famous as they think they are. Visibility and credibility go hand in hand. But there is a lot of conflicting advice about how to get both of these. According to Charlie "Tremendous" Jones, CPAE and an NSA Master of Influence recipient, when we want advice, we should talk to people who have gone where we want to go—and who have done what we want to do.

In this session Bob will share the seven steps he has taken continuously to increase and maintain his own visibility and credibility.

At the end of the session you'll have:

  1. Bob's 11-step plan for creating, publishing, and promoting your own book in just 90 days.
  2. Your own personalized list of where to speak for free and fee to boost your credibility and visibility.
  3. Organizations you should join and serve—based on your expertise.

and much, much more!

When it comes to visibility and credibility Bob Pike has been there and done that—as far back as 1996 Bob was introduced, as the keynote speaker at ATD's Techknowledge Conference, as "the Trainer's Trainer."

Bob has been a full time speaker and trainer since 1969. He built a multimillion dollar training/consulting company that he sold in 2013 and still continues his training and consulting. He is the author of 33 books in the training and performance field and was named one of the 20 most influential people in training and performance by More than 150,000 trainers in 25 countries have been through his multi-day train the trainer programs.


Leverage the power and knowledge of the NSA-Arizona Professional Member community

Facilitated by Roger Rickard

Join your peers as we develop tangible action items cultivated from the material presented during the monthly meeting.

Accountability, brainstorming, and creative thinking lead to the tactical implementation of business-generation ideas!

Join us in the break room from 12:15-1:30 p.m. immediately after the regular chapter meeting.

Attendance at the Professional Opportunity is included for Professionals in the meeting registration.

Join us for this outstanding program!

To register for this meeting, please follow prepayment procedures.
Prepayment Procedures: To streamline check-in at monthly meetings, the board requires that you prepay for your meeting attendance.

By email, send name, company and number of attendees to or call (480) 968-7443.

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, NSA-Arizona events constitutes an agreement by the registrant to NSA-Arizona’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes.

Thank you to the NSA-Arizona Program Committee: Stephanie Angelo, chair.

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