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Holiday Party and Silent Auction 2016

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NSA-Arizona Holiday Party Potluck

December 10, 2016

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Home of Dr. Michelle & Owen May, Phoenix, Arizona, Chandler Blvd. & 24th St.
Registration (after 12/7): $30 for Members and Nonmembers
No refunds after 5 p.m. Dec. 7, 2016. Please notify us if you have any special needs for the meeting.

Join us for our annual holiday party potluck at the lovely home of Dr. Michelle and Owen May. Bring your spouse or significant other to enrich this gathering of friends and speaking colleagues!

Come mix, mingle, and celebrate the Holiday Season with your NSA-Arizona friends on Saturday, December 10, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Special entertainment will add to the fun.

Invite family and friends to make merry and connect with your NSA family!

Watch this video invitation from Larry Emmott!

Bring a dish to share, potluck style!

img_8761_1The main course and wine will be provided, and we invite you to bring your favorite holiday dish to share.

Last year we were amazed by the variety and incredible tastes of your favorite side dishes! This enables your board to keep registration for our festive event to a reasonable rate per person.

Click here to see what others are bringing and tell us what your dish will be.

Silent Auction Offerings to Entice Everyone from Scrooge to Tiny Tim

img_8736_1You'll be impressed by the line-up of offerings at this year's Silent Auction. Here's the perfect opportunity to plan your success path for the new year, with speaking consultation from both local and national speaking experts.

We have many excellent items donated so far including a wine basket, books, coaching sessions, and much more, ideal for gifts or yourself!

Thank you to our generous Silent Auction donors!


Check out what YOU could win in the Silent Auction!

  • 1 hour Branding Consultation with Dick Bruso (valued at $500), who goes “above and beyond” with the speakers he works with.
  • Graphics design and consultation by Joni McPherson (McPherson Graphics)
  • 1 Gift Card - valued at $40 - for the Blue Water Grill in Phoenix
  • Package of Doug Stevenson’s 1 hour private coaching + much more $1,130 value.
  • Am I Hungry, One hour consulting with Dr. Michelle May.
  • Gift basket. Donated: Danny Valenzuela, value $65
  • Mathew Dearing’s dynamic acting studio and improve comedy club. Classes and tickets to the comedy show. Dearing Studios, http://www.dearingstudio.com/ 4 Tickets to Chaos Comedy – Shows every Friday at 7:30pm 4 Week Improv Comedy Course. Value: $180
  • Cavett Robert Book - “Success Through Human Engineering & Motivation,” A rare 1969 hard cover edition of NSA founder Cavett Robert’s most popular book. Value: priceless
  • Kelly Lydick certificate for a 45-minute gateway dreaming session, $60
  • Speaking business development coaching for 1.5 hour OR 1.5 hour speech development with attendance at Speaker Lab, then 0.5 hour consulting after. Neil Dempster. Value: $1,000.
  • Sun Studios of Arizona offers two sound stages, a two-wall infinity cyclorama that comes pre-lit, a sound proof audio recording studio, and a complete array of professional grade production and recording equipment. They also have a 150 seat auditorium/theater with professional digital projection & surround sound audio for all your screening or presentation needs. Use of Sun Studios at one-half price (normally $2000) for full day in the auditorium. To be used by March 31, 2017.
  • Take that VACATION, book RETREAT or GETAWAY for one week at a luxurious timeshare at your location of choice! Based on availability, you can have one week condo for 6 people. Kristin Arnold/Joe Sherren. Value: $1,500
  • Body Beautiful Day Spa, Body Beautiful Pamper Yourself Gift Basket. Includes a gift certificate for a full facial plus a collection of skin-care and aromatherapy must-haves. Donated: Frank Molinar. Retail Value: $150+
  • 3 hours of in-person coaching from “Engineer/Actress” Natalie J. Sayer. The winner can choose how they want to use the time to best serve their business in 2017. Whether you need to set up or streamline your back office or connect more powerfully with your audience, Natalie is here to catalyze your growth in 2017!” Value: $1,875
  • Jane Powers: Two 45-minute coaching sessions to help speakers incorporate speaking to sell into their delivery/business plan. Plus, how programs and products can be designed to increase your revenues. Value: $1,575
  • Book, “Love Based Leadership” $50, Maria Church
  • Lorraine Bossé-Smith. Fitness that Works. Finally FIT book, $15; FIT Over 50 book, $15; Fit Life Journal, $15; Yoga with Lorraine DVD, $15; Lunges with Lorraine DVD, $15; Have a Ball with Lorraine DVD, $15; One hour coaching via phone or Skype to set health/wellness goals Value: $270
  • Wendy Crawford Sun Studios 3 hours Value: $300+
  • Speaking business development coaching with Don Thoren, 1 hour.
  • Joel Weldon: Two amazing offerings.
  • 1 hour of presentation design time with Margy Schaller, value $100, plus a voucher for her new book, Formulate A Winning Presentation, out Jan 2017. Value: $40
  • Naomi Rhode: 1 hour coaching by Hall of Famer, Value: $300
  • Maureen Gail Mulvaney – One hour of speaking business coaching. Value: $500
  • Marcia Reynolds, CSP – Two hours of a kitchen table conversation about how the speaker can grow his/her business, and help with designing a great keynote. Value: $800
  • Ed Scannell, CSP, CMP – Package of books (Games Trainers Play series), ” A Scannell Six-Pack.” Value: $140
  • Somers White, FIMC, CSP, CPAE – 1-hr sessions, available for 3 winners. Somers will customize each session to your needs. Possible Topics to choose from include: How to prepare your speech; How to move from being an Amateur to a Paid Speaker; How to POSITION and PACKAGE yourself
  • Barbara McNichol – 2 hours of editorial time plus her Word Trippers book and mouse pad. Value: $220.
  • NSA BOARD – Wine Basket and Assorted Holiday Goodies. Retail Value: $150-200
  • And more!

Look at these fun photos from last year's event!

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