Entries by NSA Oregon

NSA Oregon’s Greg Bell attains CSP designation!

Less than 1,000 professional speakers in the world currently hold the CSP (certified speaking professional) designation. It truly is the highest professional accomplishment in our industry. Attaining the CSP truly is the demonstration of platform excellence, business management, professional education and involvement in the association. What an honor to watch Greg Bell, CSP walk across […]

Toastmasters for Professional Speakers to Launch May 24

By Mitch Priestley Just a block from NSA’s monthly meeting place, Toastmaster’s for Professional Speakers will launch on May 24, providing a peer feedback opportunity for professional speakers.  Membership will benefit professional speakers by providing a forum to present and try material, gain additional rehearsal, give and receive feedback, and become part of a close-knit […]

Joanne McCall Polishes NSA Fast Track

By Mitch Priestley Joanne McCall, famously known as the Media Polisher, released her media wisdom and insights at the May 2 NSA Fast Track session. “Joanne is a media insider who operates on a first name basis with hundreds of top-tier producers, editors, and writers at such outlets as USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, […]


Welcome to the new and improved National Speaker's Association – Oregon Chapter website! We are excited about our beautiful new site! Our new home has been designed to be a great tool and resource for meeting planners and other people who hire speakers, a great place for up and coming speakers for find information about […]

Gail Tycer

Gail’s lively, can-do style and enthusiasm inspire audiences to put her practical, step-by-step techniques to work immediately. Profitably! These highly interactive, content-rich workshops and presentations are repeat favorites, producing sound ideas and workable answers. Participants receive a substantial course handbook to keep skills sharp, long after the workshop is over, and may submit written material […]

Jerry Fletcher, The Networking Ninja

Jerry has been speaking professionally as “The Networking Ninja” since 1993. His pragmatic knowledge of how to combine customer relationship management with referral based sales and marketing techniques on and off-line has been gleaned from over 40 years as a Rainmaker and client satisfaction specialist. He founded Z-axis Marketing, Inc. in 1990 after leaving his CEO […]

Some Ways to Use Video to Build a Community and Bookings!

Posted on Behalf of Elaine Sanchez Two out of three people online are watching a video right now, most of them on YouTube. Today, speakers, coaches, trainers and entertainers can make money utilizing the free tools on YouTube.  Uploading a demo video isn’t enough.  In this video, Wahoo Films shares a few secrets to optimizing […]

The June 2010 Speakers Platform

This month we are honored to have Kristen Arnold as our guest on the Speakers Platform! Kristen is the upcoming president of the National Speakers Association. We also have a fabulous session on breathing from our next NSA Oregon President Al Lee! It is also Margaret’s last greeting as our current President. All kinds of […]

The May Edition of the Speaker’s Platform

We have a PACKED agenda this month. I am very excited about Jan’s outstanding interview with Rebecca Morgan. Kellie also did a great job interviewing our very own Holly Duckworth. I invite you to take a listen to this month’s audio newsletter. Don’t forget to drop us a line and let us know your thoughts. […]

The March April Speakers Platform

Welcome to the Spring Edition of the Speakers Plaform! This month we have our message from our president Margaret Marcuson as well as chapter updates from our very own Kellie Grill. We even have an interview from our upcomming guest, the outstanding Mark LeBlanc! Enjoy and have a great start to your Spring! Click here […]

The February Edition of the Speakers Platform

Welcome to the February edition of the Speaker's Platform. This month we are trying to learn more about how to show our customers the love. We will do that by listening to a couple of great sessions from speech coach expert Max Dixon,  and top-notch sales trainers Rich and Andrea from Go for No fame. […]

The January Edition of The Speaker's Platform

After a two month break for the holidays The Speaker's Platform is back! This month is our most jam packed session yet. We have audio from economic expert Bill Conerly, comedian and chapter guest Frank King, our chapter president Margaret Marcuson, and in a brand new segment called The Meeting Planner Minute you will meet […]

The October Edition of The Speaker's Platform

We have a TON of great stuff this month! Margaret Marcuson and the technology tip are back for another run. This month we made a big step forward! We have an interview from our upcoming chapter guest Craig Harrison. He have an in studio interview of seminar expert Ken Perry. Kelly Grill will be featured […]

The August Edition of the Speakers Platform

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Speaker’s Platform! This blog is where you will find our monthly audio newsletter that is designed by and for the Oregon chapter of the National Speakers association. If you have any comments, suggestion or content ideas please let us know! As we move on through subsequent months we […]

Welcome to NSA Oregon Speaks!

We are an organization of professional speakers whose expertise covers a broad range of topics, skills, knowledge and experience, and a chapter of the 4,000 member National Speakers Association – the recognized voice of the speaking profession that sets the benchmark for platform excellence worldwide.