Seasoned speakers and those brand new to our unique profession of public speaking are invited to join NSA Philadelphia.
NSA-PHL provides the Speaking Community with links to professional development, networking, resources, and, of course, speaking opportunities.
Michael Port, CSP
8:00 am to 3:00 pm Open Meeting
Neen James, CSP
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Members Only
Heather Lutze, CSP
8:30 am to 12:00 pm Open Meeting
NSA PHL Springs into Fall with National Stars, Local Heroes, and High Value for Members
September 2016 — The fall season, not spring, is the time of fresh starts for me personally. When I was a teacher for eight years, the fall meant a new year, new kids, and new courses. As a Mad Man in NYC for twenty-plus years, fall heralded the kick-off of many new ad campaigns. So to me, the fall just shouts, “Let’s get started.”
Three Speakers Who Help You Build a Knockout Brand, Business, and Performance: Ruby Newell-Legner, our Immediate Past President of the National organization, has made a raving fan out of me; she will help you create systems that put YOU center stage. Our October Fundraiser features the “Heroic Public Speaking” expert, Michael Port of Book Yourself Solid fame, who will help you give the best presentations of your life. Heather Lutze, THE “Findability” expert, joins us in November to show us how to leverage competitive intelligence online to distinguish our speaking brands and businesses.
New formats for Members-Only Events: We’ll be using a mix of webinars, video conferences, and relaxed meet-ups to make it easy and enjoyable to share good ideas and ask questions. Our own NSA PHL experts and national stars, Neen James, Steve Coscia, Aldonna Ambler, Melinda Emerson, and Avish Parashar, will each contribute their perspective how to increase your speaking business, your platform presentations and more.
New Marketing Effort with Northeast NSA Chapters and Affiliate Association Partners: The Presidents of the New Jersey, New York City, Connecticut, Boston, and Rhode Island NSA chapters have joined forces to share speakers and resources. (I love how NSA members can pull together!) NSA PHL members are welcome to participate in their chapter events at their member rate. Additionally, NSA PHL is linking up or re-forging links with other professional associations in the tri-state area: GPSEG, IMC, ATD, IABC, SHRM, PSPS and others to share events and reach out to potential members.
Welcome New Board Members: Jim Smith Jr., who truly is “Mr. Energy”, has joined as an at-large Board member. Steve Bollar, “Stand Tall Steve”, has joined the Board as Secretary. We have one more spot to fill, Treasurer.
New Roles You Can Play: It is amazing how many members raise their hands to help this chapter execute its programs and grow. In particular, we need more help on Membership, Marketing, and Events to assist the current board as committee members or to take on a project or two. We promise not to overwhelm you. Please email me email@example.com or Connie Bernard firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you might contribute. I’ll be reaching out to the membership with an email listing areas where you might contribute.
More new beginnings to come. Stay tuned.
As an organization, NSA Philadelphia is committed to increasing the public's awareness of the professional speaker by promoting integrity, visibility and performance skills. Our members don't compete; we support each other through knowledge, networking and communication.
Professional speaking is a very easy profession in which to get started and a very challenging profession in which to succeed. Our NSA Philadelphia Speakers Academy program can help you develop a step by step process to accelerate your speaking success.