Message from the President

Posted by on Jul 18, 2011 in Blog | 1 comment

We started our 2012 year with a great kick off by hosting Video Day in Morgan Hill.  Twenty four of our members and Pro-Track participants recorded demo videos on stage at the Morgan Hill Play House.

The next two months are jam packed with more events, so get your pens ready to mark your calendars.


Click Here to Watch the Video

To see a full transcript of this message, you can find it on our chapter’s blog. Simply click here to read the message .

Save The Dates!

July 30:
The 2011 NSA Convention is being held in Anaheim CA. Many of us from the chapter will be attending. We’re organizing a chapter social at the convention on Monday night at 6pm, so keep your ears open for the location. Allison Massari, a chapterr member, was selected as one of six speakers from all the NSA chapters to compete on stage at National in the “So You Think You Can Speak” contest. Be sure to attend the Sunday evening event and extend your support.

August 13:
Barry Wishner will be hosting his annual Post-convention Breakfast. This event is reserved for NSA/NC Chapter members and Pro-Track participants that attended the convention. If you’re interested in attending, send an email to Joanne,

August 20:
Rebecca Morgan is bringing back the Summertime Night at the Movies with NSA. Rebecca will have the video of a general session from the convention, and project it on the big screen under the stars. In other words, bring a lawn chair and a jacket. This is one of our Member and Pro-Track Benefits, and you can come even if you didn’t attend the convention. Dinner will be catered by Aquis and served between 6:30 and 7, with the movie starting around 9. Registration is on our website. There is a $20 fee to cover the cost of food, sodas, and water.

August 28:
The MAD Party (or Membership Appreciation Day) is being held at the home of Barbara and Barry Wishner. Look forward to having fun in the sun and being cool by the pool. Register on our website to let us know if you can make it. This is a member-only event.

Sept 10:
We’re bringing the Achieve Event back. Think of a Ted-style event for our morning session, combined with Meet the Pros in the afternoon. The morning session is free to all. Come hear nine of our professional members share their skills with 10-minute speeches. There are additional fees for the networking lunch and afternoon session. Each of the Pros that present in the morning will host roundtable discussions for deep dives into their area of expertise. Finally, the day will be capped with the Sixty Seconds to Success speaking competition, with live voting via text messaging. Watch for promotions over the coming weeks.

Sept 17:
We’ve accelerated the start of Pro-Track this year to coincide with the collegiate calendar. Registration for the new class has already opened. Spread the word, class size is limited.

Wow, the next few months are busy, but in a good way. Come network with the professional speakers of Northern California, and join us at one of these events. As usual, check on our chapter’s blog,, for more details and links to registrations. I hope to see you soon.

I look forward to engaging with you at our NSA/NC events. Our meetings this year are: Sep 10, Nov 5, Jan 7, Mar 3, and May 5.

If you have any questions, or just want to reach out and say “Hi”, give me a call at 408-782-4018.


Jim Carrillo
National Speakers Association Northern California

One Response to “Message from the President”

  1. Survivor Jim, Good job Mr. President. Just the right touch of corn, sincerity and good old NSANC events and tidings . . . Move over Redemption Island! Best, Dale