The Voice of Professional Speakers in Arizona

“Leave Them Breathless,” with Dr. Sean Stephenson

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NSA-Arizona Program September 14, 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
Early Registration (until 5 p.m. Sept. 11, 2019): $37/members, $52 guests
Registration (after Sept. 11, 2019): $47/members, $62/guests
No refunds after 5 p.m. Sept. 11, 2019.
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Leave Them Breathless

with Dr. Sean Stephenson

Learn from a 25-year veteran of speaking the ins-and-outs of assembling and delivering powerful presentations. Find out what three components must be present in a talk to grab and keep the attention of a crowd, how to overcome any nervous energy that might arise before or during your presentation, and how to best use your voice and body to captivate and command any size audience.

Dr. Sean Stephenson was predicted not to survive at birth because of a rare bone disorder that stunted his growth and caused his bones to be extremely fragile (fracturing over 200 times by the age of 18). Despite his challenges, he took a stand for a quality of life that has inspired millions of people around the world. Since 1994, his powerful message has been heard at live events in nearly all 50 states and in 16 countries.

In attending, you will:

  • Find out the three components to include in a talk in order to grab and keep the attention of a crowd
  • Understand how to overcome any nervous energy that might arise before or during your presentation
  • Learn how to best use your voice and body to captivate and command any size audience

Click for Sean's TedX Talk (3M Views)

Since 1994, Dr. Sean Stephenson's powerful message has been heard at live events in nearly all 50 states and in 16 countries. Sean has presented at hospitals, universities, prisons, and to companies such as Nike, Whole Foods, Zappos, Walmart, and Sharp Healthcare. He’s shared the stage with U.S. Presidents, billionaire business moguls, celebrities, and his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Sean has appeared on everything from The Oprah Show to Jimmy Kimmel, in addition to online videos with tens of millions of views. The Biography Channel produced an hour-long feature on his life called, Three Foot Giant. His international best-selling book, Get Off Your “But”, has been translated into over a dozen different languages.

As a board-certified therapist, and doctor of Clinical Hypnosis, Dr. Stephenson sees clients in a unique 12-hour session that gets to the root of their fears, excuses, and insecurities. Each year Sean hosts live events and group coaching programs to mentor individuals in the art and business of public speaking.

Sean and his wife and business partner Mindie Kniss, both Chicago-natives, call Scottsdale, Arizona, home.

Jaime Hope, MD

Jaime Hope, MD, will be teaching resilience strategies forged in the fire of working as an Emergency Medicine Doctor at one of the busiest Level 1 Trauma Centers in the country. She shares how these lessons are applicable in business and in life and gives the audience a framework and action steps that they can implement right away to improve their confidence, resilience, and life!

Dr. Jaime Hope is an ER Physician at one of the busiest Level 1 Trauma Centers in the country. As a dual-Board Certified physician and Assistant Professor, she teaches Resilience, Confidence, and Healthy Habit creation and maintenance. She utilized her years of research and teaching about healthy habits to write her first book, Habit That!, which hit #1 bestseller status in multiple categories on Amazon within 24 hours of release.

Dr. Hope is a keynote speaker and invited lecturer across the country on a variety of medical and health related topics. She has done Board Review educational courses, Grand Rounds, podcasts, press conferences, mastermind courses, radio and television appearances in addition to her many live audience sessions.

Candidate Program

Get the Gig—Effective Speaker Marketing Tools that Close Deals

Candidates, Are You Ready for Year Two?

We are back September 14 to kick off year two of our new and improved Candidate program. These sessions are a benefit INCLUDED with your Candidate participation as long as you attend the monthly chapter meeting.

Candidate sessions will follow our monthly chapter meetings and will run from 12:15pm to 1:30pm. Each interactive session will feature expert speakers sharing tips and answering questions about your most important concerns. This program is designed for you and by you based on your requests and topics of interest. You can't get this kind of personal coaching and instruction anywhere else! As candidates you will have opportunities to participate and practice your skills, share your successes or be highlighted in a candidate showcase.

Plan to attend our 2019-2020 monthly meetings and stay for ALL nine sessions.

Get the Gig – Effective Speaker Marketing Tools that Close Deals

How do you create your speaker identity? From business card to one sheet, video, website or your stage presence, what message are you delivering? This session will focus on the essential marketing materials you need to represent your business and image for meeting professionals to be interested in you and close more deals.

By attending this session, you will

  • Identify key elements that professionals look for in booking speakers
  • Attain the knowledge to develop your own media kit and materials
  • Gain confidence that you are representing your message properly

September session will be led by Dr. Karen Jacobson, an expert in neuroscience and communication. She is the author of Power Conversations, the first book in a series representing her “High-Performance Triad,” an effective strategy for creating YOUR highest edge.

For this session bring any marketing tools you might already have, business cards, brochures, one sheets. We will be happy to review them regardless of whether they’ve been working for you or not, this is a JUDGMENT FREE zone. We are here to help you UP-LEVEL your game!

Looking forward to seeing you on September 14, it’s going to be a GREAT year!


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

Facilitated TBA

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!

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Prepayment Procedures: To streamline check-in at monthly meetings, the board requires that you prepay for your meeting attendance.

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Thank you to the NSA-Arizona Program Committee Chair John Iannarelli.

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