September 10th Chapter Meeting

NEW LOCATION! 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

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.    First-timers orientation
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  Morning session with slide guru Mike Robertson; panel of Decision Makers; facilitated networking
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch Discussion on Association Engagement
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.    Afternoon Deep Dive and slide coaching with Mike Robertson

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

Featuring Mike Robertson

“No Power and No Point: Why Your Slides Suck & How to Make ’em Soar”

Blaming PowerPoint for boring slides is like blaming the paintbrush for a lousy painting. Mike Robertson is a nationally-known expert in creating amazing, magical slides for his own presentations—he earned raves at the NSA convention in San Diego in 2014, in D.C. in 2015, and the NSA Tech Lab last fall. This idea-packed workshop will give you dozens of ways to transform your own slides into works of art that will delight your audiences and help them retain your information much longer.

Mike incorporates his eclectic background in graphic design, magic, and music to make slides like you’ve never seen before. He has designed slides for luminaries like NSA president Ruby Newell-Legner, entertainer extraordinaire Jason Hewlett, Rita Craig, and many others. Patricia Fripp told him, “You are a rock star! I had no idea you could do those things with slides.”

If you use slides, you’ll be blown away by how many great ideas you’ll get. And if you’ve never thought slides were necessary for your speech, you’ll be amazed at the possibilities. You’ve never seen slides like this before.

Find the Right Match: How Decision Makers Choose the Right Speaker for Every Event

Get a look inside the minds of the people who book speakers—what are they looking for now? We’ve lined up a panel of highly placed decision makers from a variety of perspectives, including speakers bureau, association, and corporate marketing/event planning. You’ll want to hear their insights on the state of the speaking business, key trends and opportunities.

Panelists: Lisa Hickey, VP Professional Development for Northern California Human Resources Association; Engelina Jaspers, former VP Marketing for HP and Flex; Miriam Lopez, Program Chair for Network of Executive Women-Northern California Chapter, and Senior Diversity Advisory for Chevron; Suzanne McIntosh, Head of Large Enterprise Events at Paypal; Katrina Smith, Agent and President, Keynote Speakers.
Register for Morning Session

Lunch Discussion: How Do We Create Association Engagement?

At Influence 2016, sociologist Josh Packard got the convention buzzing about his research findings on the changing nature of association participation. (Hint: The talking head is dead.) What do these changes mean for speakers and for NSA-NC? Pre-order an optional box lunch when you register for the morning session, and join us for lively table discussions—facilitated by your colleagues who attended the 2016 convention.
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Afternoon Session: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Afternoon Deep Dive and Slide Coaching with Mike Robertson

In the morning, Mike shared his secrets to creating sizzling slides. In the afternoon, he’ll apply these techniques to members’ slides so you can learn from the before-and-after. The afternoon session is open to all, but only Professional Members of NSA-NC are eligible for slide critique.

The afternoon will close with more facilitated networking and goal-setting, so that you leave the meeting inspired by your community and with a clear action plan.
Register for Afternoon Session