Should I Speak for Free? by Jake French, Jake French Inspires One of the toughest questions both aspiring and experienced professional speakers have to grapple with is whether or not to speak for free. Although opinions vary widely on this decision, I believe the short answer to this question is YES!
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What do superheroes and effective leaders have in common? Both tap into their unique powers and the powers of others to achieve success. Every sales and management professional has superpowers buried within. Great leadership requires finding those powers in oneself and others. Motivational speaker Ron Black brings out the superhero in his audiences.
Over 25 years in the nonprofit sector, Michael Brand has raised millions, given away millions and despite his best intentions, probably wasted a million along the way. He knows the nonprofit community well, having lived on both sides of the street first as a nonprofit leader then as a philanthropist. In addition to his grantmaker […]
Roger Courville is author of The Virtual Presenter’s Handbook, expert in the human factors of web conferencing, and an internationally sought-after speaker on how to transform attention and results in live online presentations and classrooms. Since joining the web conferencing industry in 1999, Roger has reached tens of thousands both live and writing for publications […]
Ron Black speaks and consults from experience. As the founder of several companies, a four-time turnaround executive, a Fortune 500 marketing VP, and an advisor to hundreds of entrepreneurs and executives, motivational speaker Ron Black delivers ideas that enlighten, tools that energize, and skills that transform intentions into meaningful achievement.
If you are ready to have your audience on the edge of their seats hanging on every word with baited anticipation, then Kevin is your guy! With a fresh, energetic and vulnerable style, Kevin shares the triumphs and tragedies, failures and victories of his life journey to empower people to make the right choices for […]
Allison brings to your group an enthusiastic, unique, interactive and fun approach that shows your participants how to reach all of their potential. Her programs are customized for your group’s individual needs. Allison researches your group to insure your needs and desires are best met. Allison’s keynotes challenge you to think about your current reality […]
I believe speaking is a three sided coin of responsibility. On one side I have a responsibility to the person who hires me to make them look good for having the courage to put their reputation on the line for me. On the other side I have a responsibility to the audience to push, challenge, […]
Financial industry influencer. Popular social media speaker. A creative force in financial services marketing. And it all started when Sheri Fitts was five, selling her very own homemade rose-petal perfume in baby food jars, door-to-door. Today, Sheri infuses ShoeFitts’ educational programs, marketing packages and speaking engagements with plenty of that early entrepreneurial flair. She debuted in the financial […]
By: Jake French “They say I’m lazy, but it takes all my time.” In a hit song, Joe Walsh described the downward direction my marketing has taken, and I’m worried you might get lured into this seductively easy trap too. Our world only notices what is different, and after attending the Signal Conference put on […]
A couple days ago I was on a conference call for chapter presidents that was hosted by NSA’s national president, Ron Karr. The very cool thing is that he shared some business lessons I thought I’d pass along to you.
By: Sean Harry, DMIN, MDIV, MIM Hey Speakers! Imagine yourself in this scenario: first and goal on the 10 yard line with five minutes left in the game. A touchdown will seal your victory. Now is the time to give everything you’ve got and finish strong.
Submitted by Holly Duckworth, CAE, CMP The best-kept secret in the speaking profession is all the greatest in our business have a coach. The role of a coach is someone who will help you before, during and after your talk to improve and refine its content. When being coached you must be open to candid […]
Jake French is a dynamic young speaker who is a living example of what is possible. Audiences are immediately engaged by his “to the point” examples and leave with a new set of tools to make a positive difference in their life. Jake abused alcohol, became a victim of bullying, and now spends every day […]
Whether you’re a new speaker or you’re a pro with a long track record, continuing to build your audience and establish your credibility is a never-ending effort. Being my first-ever NSA meeting, I didn’t know what to expect. I was able to sit at two of the four expert sessions, but I left wishing I […]
Submitted by Dr. Sean Harry In this challenging economy it is tempting to slash prices or cut corners just to get the business. Do not (I repeat — DO NOT) go there! It’s a race to the lowest price where nobody wins. Instead, focus on the most important aspect of any business — trusting relationships! […]
Submitted by Ann-Louise Sterry Don’t miss tonight’s speaker lab about storytelling. I have been telling stories for 20 years and I am still enchanted by story. As your host for tonight, I welcome you and look forward to being ‘ears’ for your story, no matter how many times you have told it before -never or […]
From Ann-Louise Sterry Meet the Pro’s – what a marvelous night. We had 5 excellent speakers at our event to help us grow in our businesses. I gained at least one take away from each of speakers. Came home refreshed and ready try new strategies. Sticky sticky sticky -now I am going to be sticky […]
For the celebration of Spirit of Cavett Day, the Oregon Chapter of NSA was honored to have Glenna Salsbury as our speaker. Glenna brought to us the message of authenticity and connection with ourselves and our audiences. She WAS authenticity and connection,in person. Glenna shared stories of Cavett Roberts and his love of people, particularly […]
Submitted by Holly Duckworth In the meetings industry they say, when we meet, we change the world. At the National Speakers Association convention it was clear when the best most influential and experienced speakers in the world convene, they don’t just change the world they impact and influence lives. Your NSA Oregon chapter had a […]