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Meet the Pros!

Saturday, March 9, 2019, 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM
Lafayette Learning Center
Lafayette Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard
Lafeyette, CA  94549

(925) 385-2280
Chapter Seminars
Registration is required before Saturday, March 9, 2019
Payment In Advance Only
Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to attend a meeting and you notify the NSANC office three days prior to the meeting date, your registration fee can be applied once per calendar year toward your next meeting registration. We regret that we are not able to provide refunds.
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Welcome to Meet The Pros!

Attendees will be able to attend three different 30-minute sessions followed by a panel of pros to answer all of your questions about professional speaking.

After you register and before you arrive, look over the list of presenters and their topics before selecting a seat at the table of your choice.

TABLE #1: From Schmo to Pro

As an emerging speaker it’s crucial to be beware the trappings of amateurism that can slow or even kill your career. Professional speakers are professional on and off the stage. Learn ways of upping your professionalism even as you begin your professional career. Don’t be a shmo…Be a Pro!

About the Presenter

Craig Harrison believes the skilled and confident communicator opens doors, builds new relationships, serves others effectively and enhances one’s own leadership. He helps professionals express their excellence… as communicators and leaders, in sales and service, in words and in deeds, to help them aspire and achieve greatness. His clients include AT&T, CompUSA, Hilton Hotels and Hitachi America.

TABLE #2: Going From a $1,000 Speech to a $20,000 Keynote

Get the straight talk and unvarnished truth about how to develop, market and sell a keynote speech that is in demand and creates a buzz in the market in 2019 and beyond. Learn the secret of how to instantly be daring and different as well as come up with your own stories that are universal truths.

About the Presenter

Barry “the Maverick” Wishner, an NSA member since 1983, has delivered more than 2000 keynotes with a consistent fee of $20,000+ that are based on his legendary interviews of 350 Fortune 500 CEOs and over 3,000 high-powered business leaders, news-making entrepreneurs and ground-breaking innovators. His clients include Microsoft, Berkshire Hathaway, UnitedHealth Group, IBM, Oracle, GE, General Mills and McKesson.

TABLE #3: Leverage Your Edge

Do you want to make an impact and stand out from the ever-growing speaking crowd? It’s time to be bold and leverage your edge. We all have vulnerabilities and strong opinions that it’s easy to shy away from sharing. But those conversations are exactly the thing that can lead to profound insights and more credibility.

Kali will share her own unconventional journey to help you disrupt your current thinking about your own story. What are you holding back? Create a bold, authentic style of speaking. Attract new clients and re-energize your speeches to challenge your audiences and help them achieve the transformation they seek. Stop being afraid to be interesting; you’re not for everyone and that’s something to celebrate!

About the Presenter

Kali Williams is an entertaining, informative, powerhouse speaker who instigates unexpected ah-ha moments for her audiences. She uses storytelling and her unconventional background to keep listeners engaged while giving them concrete and actionable advice. Kali is a provocative, revelatory, knowledgeable leader…with a twist.

TaBLE #4: Making Money in Your Jammies

Create revenue from blogs, teleseminars, webinars and even your slides!  Maximize your income opportunities by repackaging your intellectual capital so you can travel less or be able to be more selective about the engagements you take. Don’t leave money on the table by not having product to pre-sell, offer BOR, sell online and/or promote as follow-up reinforcement. If you want to make money providing excellent products and services from anywhere in the world — in your jammies or while you’re sleeping come to this program!

About the Presenter

Rebecca L. Morgan, CSP, CMC, specializes in creating innovative solutions for workplace effectiveness challenges. She travels internationally to speak, train and consult. She's appeared on 60 Minutes, Oprah, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio and USA Today. She’s authored 27 books (two of which have sold over 250,000 each) and co-authored five more. She writes two award-winning and money-making blogs and has conducted webinars for 15 years and teleseminars for 10. She's also the Co-Publisher of SpeakerNet News the free weekly ezine for speakers, trainers and consultants.

TABLE #5: Take your show on the road!

Create and market your own seminars for public or corporate clients! Every year, hundreds of thousands of people pay to attend seminars, workshops and training programs where professional presenters encourage, enlighten and enliven them. Some of these folks are sent by their companies to learn new skills--everything from time management to basic math smarts to super sales techniques. Others attend on their own, seeking personal growth. Still others sign up for seminars and workshops as part of a professional or social association. Learn to put together your own seminars and potentially make big bucks doing it.

About the Presenter

Dr. Bill Wittich is a speaker, consultant and seminar leader.  For the past twelve years he has traveled an average of 200 days a year conducting hundreds of seminars. His seminar schedule has taken him to all corners of the United States and through much of Europe. Bill has authored eleven books in the association and non-profit fields.

TABLE #6: A 16-Point Plan To Take Your Speaking to the Next Level!

As speakers, we are forever torn between balancing our need to create material, be spectacular on stage AND run our business! This 16 Point Plan gives you the structure and vision to create your own professional future.

About the Presenter

Jenny de St. Georges has earned her reputation within NSA by delivering her programs to both to Professional & Emerging Speakers, based on common sense and logic.   After four decades as a career professional speaker, she walks her talk.

TABLE #7: Getting Yourself on Wikipedia

Do you want to get an article about yourself on Wikipedia which can lead to increased credibility and speaking engagements? Learn from a Wikipedia expert how the platform works, core content policies that govern every article and what you need to know before you start to write your first article. Rod will disclose the ins-and-outs of Wikipedia plus a few surprises.

About the Presenter

Rod Dunican is an accomplished senior executive, trainer and speaker. As the Director of Global Education for the Wikimedia Foundation (the non-profit that runs Wikipedia), Rod led a successful, worldwide Wikipedia Education Program that collaborated with educational leaders in over 60 countries. He engages audiences globally with his unique sense of wonder, imagination, and curiosity.

TABLE #8: Getting Your Book Published

Do you have a book that you want to get into print? Do you want to have a product that gives you instant credibility and increased income? Learn what you must do BEFORE you ever write the book and the difference between going with a major publisher and self-publishing. Find out where to find very inexpensive editors, cover designers and more.

About the Presenter

Michael Soon Lee, CSP, has written three books published by major houses, self-published four books and contributed to many more. He sells thousands of dollars worth of books every year.