March 10, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lafayette Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette, CA 94549
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.
We’re mixing things up with a new format for our March Meeting!
Join us for this dynamic, multi-topic event where you will have opportunity to Meet the Pros discussing various techniques that will take your speaking engagements to a higher level.
Making Money in the Seminar Business
Seminars are the school of the future for all business thinkers. In the, past people went to a class for 18 weeks, much of which seemed like filler material, but today a short seminar can give them all the essentials. As a professional speaker, you are an expert and this is your opportunity to earn a strong income presenting what you know with your own seminar business.
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.
How to Use Twitter to Increase Your Visibility and Credibility
Take your understanding of social media marketing to the next level by using simple techniques to start putting your social media to work for you. Don’t let your Twitter profile just sit there! Social media can help you achieve your networking and booking goals, but only if you’re using it strategically. Learn real-world solutions that you can implement immediately to improve your online presence, establish yourself as a thought-leader and attract new clients.
About the Presenter: Kali Williams is an entertaining, informative, power-house speaker who instigates unexpected ah-ha moments for her audiences. She’s a particular fan of twitter for business – through creative content, high engagement and the use of smart online tools she built her business following to over 37,000 fans.
Reaching Corporate Decision-Makers
Many speakers feel that landing gigs in the corporate world is too difficult – but don’t give up. There are specific, strategic steps you can take to increase the possibilities of offering your unique contribution to big companies. Discover 5 of the most important actions that will help you connect with the decision makers and secure gigs in some of the world’s biggest companies as a speaker, trainer, and coach.
About the Presenter: Dr. Greg Nelson is an expert in shifting corporate culture toward more self-awareness, relational empathy, and purpose-driven outcomes by developing healthy leaders and their teams. He has worked with organizations like Fitbit, Amazon, American Express, and Applied Materials as well as numerous nonprofits like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
What I Learned My First Year in the Business
Learn the five essentials every new or aspiring speaker must have to build influence in your niche and the tools you absolutely need in your first year. For experienced speakers whose business could use a boost you’ll find out how to get more customers and ways to get speaker’s bureaus to book you for engagement.
About the Presenter: Jennifer Darling was downsized out of a job in 2016 and became a full-time speaker with no budget, a new target market, and only few resources. In her first year in 2017, she earned $60,000 in speaking income in six month speaking in-person and hosting online webinars. She has billed $50,000 in sales already for 2018.
Be Brilliant on the Platform!
Whether you’re an experienced speaker or just starting out, your live presentation is your best marketing tool. Learn simple ways to increase your on-stage presence and charisma so you can capture and hold the attention of any audience.
About the Presenter: Past chapter president Craig Harrison founded Expressions Of Excellence to help other professionals tell, sell and serve with distinction. He employs storytelling, humor, interactivity and games to help others inspire and achieve significance. In his hometown of Berkeley he’s known as the only resident opposed to free speech!
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About A Keynote
The keynote ain’t what it used to be and the talking head is dead! In a world of turbulence, disruption, uncertainty and dramatic change, Barry Wishner challenges the traditionally accepted keynote. He illustrates why yesterday’s keynotes are outdated, obsolete or simply don’t work and reveals what’s new, what matters and what’s next in the speaking business.
Discover how to design and deliver a relevant and timely keynote that is guaranteed to resonate and have universal appeal to boomers, Generation X, Y, Z and millennials who are looking for shorter, and more entertaining interactive experiences and content that can’t be downloaded from the internet. 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 2018 and beyond.
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, United Health Group, IBM, Oracle, GE, General Mills and McKesson.
Connecting With Different Personality Styles in Any Audience
Speakers often present to an audience as if each member is the same type of person. Yet, different audience members have individual styles of receiving information, being kept interested and motivated. During this talk, you will learn about the four key styles, how they differ in their needs and goals, as well as ways to influence and motivate each one.
About the Presenter: Jeanne-Marie Grumet, is internationally respected as a dynamic speaker, coach and facilitator of leading-edge training. For over 25 years, she has worked with a wide range of companies, including Fortune 500, engaging participants in powerful programs that produce lasting, positive results. She is a co-author of “101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life”.
ABOUT THE VENUE:
The beautiful Lafayette Learning Center is next to the Lafayette Library, just off I-680 and a few minutes’ walk from BART. The grand Community Hall has floor-to-ceiling windows fronting Mt. Diablo Blvd. and First Streets, plus state-of-the-art A/V capabilities. After the meeting, you have many lunch options at the wide variety of restaurants in charming downtown Lafayette.
Arrive early for free parking in the building; paid city lots are close by. You can also walk from the Lafayette BART station.