Paula Statman

November 5th Chapter Meeting

Get Visible with TED-style Talks…Get Gigs with LinkedIn!

TED and TEDx conferences have revolutionized what audiences expect from speakers, and a TEDx talk that goes viral can skyrocket your marketability.

Our exciting morning session will show you how to make your speech TED-worthy, and our panel of experts will tell you what TEDx organizers look for in a speaker. At our afternoon workshop, learn advanced LinkedIn techniques to reach buyers and get more gigs.

NEW HOTEL NAME! Pullman (formerly called Sofitel) San Francisco Bay, 223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065

Two separate sessions—two opportunities to learn!
Register for Morning    Register for Afternoon

Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

“How to Wow the Crowd with a 20-Minute Talk,” with Paula Statman

Today’s meeting planners want “TED-style” talks. How do you translate your well-crafted keynote into a memorable short version? Paula Statman, national speaker and coach to TED speakers, will present proven strategies for writing and delivering short talks that win over audiences and make meeting planners happy.

Key Takeaways:
• 3 tips for writing your current talk in the TED-style short format.
• 3 tips for delivering a powerful, persuasive short presentation.
• How to convert an opening or a story for a short talk–live coaching demonstration with NSA/NC member attendee.

Apply for a coaching slot! If you are an NSA/NC Professional Member, you’re eligible to apply for a live, hot-seat coaching demo with Paula—she’ll help you transform your content for shorter talks. Send your opening or a story from your keynote to info@nsanc.org by October 21. Important: The opening or story you send should be 3-5 minutes long—please submit in the form of a written script or short video. The session is open to all, but only Professional Members of the chapter are eligible to apply for coaching slots.


Panel: What Speakers Need to Know about TEDx

What’s the secret to getting booked at prestigious TEDx conferences? Our panel of TEDx speakers and producers will discuss how TEDx organizers select and work with speakers and what it’s like to speak at TEDx.
Panelists: Janet Crawford, TEDx speaker, NSA member and CEO of Cascadance, Inc. … Betsy Burroughs, TEDx speaker and founder of the FocusCatalyst Brainstorming Salon … Kennan Salinero, organizing team and past director of speakers for TEDx Livermore.
Register for Morning Session


Afternoon Session: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

“Get More Gigs—Advanced LinkedIn Sales Techniques,” with Kurt Shaver

LinkedIn is the #1 social network used by meeting planners, and Kurt Shaver is one of America’s top LinkedIn experts. He’ll teach you advanced LinkedIn techniques to find decision makers and get found by buyers. Bring your laptop!

You will learn:
• The 5 profile must-haves
• Secrets to growing a large, high-quality network
• How to find and connect with decision makers
• How to showcase your expertise with content

Register for Afternoon Session