Julie Morrison Show NSA Oregon How to Ignite Their Speaking Businesses

Submitted by Al Lee

It is amazing how much you can get done in 90 days! We had the pleasure this last Monday night of hosting NSA Mountain West’s Julie Morrison for a information-packed double-header session that covered how to write a book in 90 days, and how to ignite your speaking business in 90 days. The foundation of Julie’s program is her participation in a unique mastermind group that works in 90 day cycles. Each member sets a substantial 90 goal that must be approved by the rest of the group. Each member then posts a $150 bond that is forfeited if the goal is not met to the groups satisfaction. Using this method forces you to set and focus on one substantial goal each 90 days and see it through to completion!

Julie started the evening with a bonus mastermind session on how to write a book in 90 days. Julie should know – she just did it using the system outlined above. Julie started with self-publishing guru Dan Poynter’s excellent system for writing a book and combined that with a commitment to her mastermind group. 90 days later it was finished.

Julie also presented the system that she uses for setting and tracking her business goals and organizing her speaking business.

I know I came away with a lot of powerful ideas that I am starting to use already.

Thanks Julie!

Teri Hawkins Targets NSA Questions, Emphasizes “Solve Problems”

By Mitch Priestley

NSA President Al Lee introduced Teri Hawkins to a packed crowd at this month’s NSA meeting, May 9. Teri asked the audience what they’d like to receive from her, and proceeded to list and answer an eclectic set of questions spanning the gamut of issues in running a speaking business. Teri’s forte is speaking to entrepreneurs, and NSA audiences are among her favorite.

On marketing, Teri urges having a success mindset, doing the work, and limiting marketing dollars to the activities that put you face to face with potential clients. When meeting people, answer the every-day “What do you do?” question in an unusual way – with the problem you solve. The emotional response will make you different and memorable. Respond to “How do you do that?” with “First, let me learn more about you” to take an interest in others and ensure that your approach to selling is one of solving problems, not pushing what you do. Her mantra: “Never answer ‘What do you do?’ with what you do, ever again.” Read more

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 group that feels comfortable recommending other speakers, based on first-hand experience.

Curriculum covers story-telling, humor, hand-outs, visual aids, gestures, body language, and vocal variety. Some speakers will share snippets of their keynotes and training, while others will offer practical tips on marketing and success in the speaking business and on the platform. Read more

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, The View, Oprah, Today, The Huffington Post, AOL, Yahoo and others,” NSA member Jan Carothers noted as she introduced Joanne.

“No longer is it a question of ‘old media’ and ‘new media,’” Joanne emphasizes, “but ‘other media’ and ‘you media.’ That is, media that others control and media that you control.” Joanne says that video is king and audio is queen, and your “you media” should include them. YouTube is the #1 search engine for those under 30, she notes. Her thoughts regarding your videos: Read more

Welcome!

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 improving their skills and professionalism, as well as a place for our existing members to create more visibility and get information regarding up coming events.

Please take a look around. We hope you enjoy it and if you don't find what you are looking for, please let us know!

Contact Us

Chapter Administrator

Kathleen Bergquist

By Mail

14845 SW Murray Scholls Drive
Suite 110 PMB520
Beaverton, OR  97007

By Phone

Kevin McCarthy, President
Phone:  503.427.9195

By Email

info@nsaoregon.org

 

Past Presidents

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Sierra Modro
2015-2016

Allison Clarke
2014-2015
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 Roger Courville, CSP
2013-2014

 Holly Duckworth, CAE, CMP 2012-2013

Kellie Grill
2011-2012
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Al Lee
2010-2011
Margaret Marcuson
2009-2010
Jennifer Powers
2008-2009
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Patrick Galvin
2007-2008

Gail Hand
2006-2007

Christine Richards
2005-2006
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Bill Conerly
2004-2005

David Rabiner
2003-2004

Jan Carothers
2002-2003

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Shawna Schuh
2001-2002

 Tim Williams
2000-2001

Barbara Lilly
1999-2000
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Karen Sheridan
1998-1999

 Jean Rupp Murray
1997-1998

Carol Peterson
1996-1997
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David Arnold
1995-1996

 Don Smith
1994-1995

Jeannine Kafoury
1993-1994

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Sharon Shannon
1991-1993

 

Board of Directors 2016-2017

 

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Kevin McCarthy
President
Linda Cohen
President-Elect
Jake French
Immediate Past President
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Ron Black
Membership
Kerry Boenisch
Programming & Secretary
Michael Brand
Member At-Large
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Jan Carothers, CPC
Treasurer
Kyle Sexton
Communications
Kelli Swanson Jaecks
Outreach

 

Member of the Year Honorees

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2014-2015
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Jake French
2013-2014
Sean Harry
2012-2013
Roger Courville, CSP
2011-2012
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Anne-Louise Sterry
2010-2011
Kellie Poulsen-Grill
2009-2010
Rich Fenton and Andrea Waltz
2008-2009
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Jan Carothers
2007-2008
Christine Richards
2007-2008
Tim Williams
2006-2007
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Margaret Marcuson

2005-2006

Christine Richards

2004-2005

Jan Carothers

2003-2004

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Judy Pearson

2001-2002

Don Wright

2001-2002

Kathleen Gaibler

2000-2001

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Barbara Lilly
1999-2000
Carolyn Martin
1998-1999
Jean Rupp Murray
1997-1998
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Mary Reynolds
1996-1997

Don Smith
1995-1996

Carolyn Peterson
1994-1995

 

NSA Oregon Speaker Academy Program

Get Paid to Speak!

Would you like to know how to get paid to speak? Do you already speak professionally for your current job but want to know how to build a separate speaking career? Maybe you are a consultant, independent contractor, sales person or coach and you want to speak in front of groups to grow your business. Whatever your motivation, this program is for you!

Join us for a value-packed evening where we share with you loads of information about the profession of speaking. Afterwards you will have an opportunity to sign up for our Speaker Academy program scheduled to begin Fall 2017.

More details for both are forthcoming. Sign up to get on the list. You will be notified when registration begins.

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Join NSA Oregon

If you are a speaker, or would like to become one, NSA Oregon is dedicated to assisting you with all of your business and  career goals. Whether you are just getting started, or are a veteran breaking into new markets and fee ranges, there is a goldmine of value waiting for you at NSA Oregon!

Your membership in NSA gives you:

  • professional development
  • a support community
  • networking & partnering opportunities
  • leadership opportunities
  • platform competencies
  • business development strategies
  • professional recognition
  • exposure

Members of the National Speakers Association are truly the cream of the crop in the speaking industry. To become a full member, documentation must be provided to NSA proving that you have received payment for 20 speeches within a 12 month period. Please visit the NSA national site and request the official application form. If you require any assistance, or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Kevin McCarthy at 503-427-9195 or email info@nsaoregon.org.

New to speaking?

What if you’re not currently a speaker? Have you dreamed about sharing that special message to others from the platform? If you are interested on embarking on one of the most exciting, rewarding, and fascinating careers of the 21st century, NSA Oregon has an entire two-year program designed just for you! Whether you have never spoken in front of a group in your life, or just need some extra information and motivation to ‘get rolling’, the NSA Oregon Speaker Academy Program can teach you everything you need, everything from how to develop the most effective platform skills to how to form a successful marketing plan. Contact Kevin McCarthy at 503-427-9195 or email info@nsaoregon.org.

View Our Member Directory

About NSA Oregon

Welcome to the Oregon chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA Oregon). We are the number one resource for:

  • Meeting planners looking for top notch expert speaking talent
  • Professional speakers looking to grow their business, platform skills, and networks
  • Aspiring speakers looking to gain the requisite knowledge, skills, and experience needed for membership in the National Speakers Association

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.

Every member of the Oregon Chapter has met the exacting standards and membership criteria of the National Speakers Association, so you know that when you hire a NSA member you are guaranteed a high level of professionalism, ethics, and expertise.

If you are looking for a speaker for your organization, company, convention or meeting, please review our roster of world-class professional speakers and their areas of expertise. There you will find links to the speaker’s individual web sites. You will see that our speakers are finest in the Northwest. NSA Oregon is committed to helping you find just the right speaker and resource to meet your needs.

If you are a professional speaker looking to learn more about the advantages of membership in the National Speakers Association and the Oregon chapter, please take a look at the “For Speakers” section of our website.

For those of you who are interested in what it takes to become a professional speaker and membership in the National Speakers Association, check our our “Fast Track” program!

If you have any questions or would like additional information, don’t hesitate to contact us.

We want your experience with NSA Oregon to be friendly, easy and productive. All suggestions and feedback you may want to share with us are very welcome. You can email the president of our chapter directly.

 

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Past Presidents

Honorees/Chapter Member of the Year

Professional Speakers for Meetings, Conventions and Seminars

NSA Oregon offers referrals for professional speakers whose expertise covers a broad range of topics. Every member of the Oregon Chapter has met the exacting standards and membership criteria of the National Speakers Association.

When you hire an NSA member, you are guaranteed a high level of professionalism and expertise and can have absolute confidence that the speaker you have chosen for your event will provide to your audience exactly what you require and more

Our members are speakers, facilitators, trainers and consultants on topics as diverse as motivation, humor, leadership, communications, sales, negotiation, customer service, teamwork, technology, life balance, relationships, fiscal intelligence and financial planning, networking, productivity, change, self esteem and others. If you have a need for information delivered in lively, engaging and compelling ways, you have come to the right organization!

Please visit our web directory of speakers by topic or by name, and then go to the speaker’s individual websites for more information.

 

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 YouTube videos and ways to drive relevant traffic to you or your organization so that you PROFIT from every video you upload.  Its not about how many views, but the RIGHT viewers.

Interview:

Check out Wahoo Films YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/wahoofilms

See a few speaker demos at:
http://www.youtube.com/user/SpeakTrainOnline

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 stuff from presidents this month! Of course, we have the ever exuberant Kellie Grill with a bevy of announcements for all of our upcoming events.

Anthony Miller

Click this link to listen or download —->June Speakers Platform

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. You feedback drives what we do every month on the Speaker’s Platform! Have a great Spring season!

Anthony Miller

Click this link to listen or download —-> The May Speakers Platform

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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 to listen or down —–> April Speakers Platform

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.

I really want for this to be a valuable resource for our members, candidates and other speakers. Please let me know what your thoughts are and send me some suggestions for content or anything else!

Now you can download the Speakers Platform or listen to it straight from our blog!
Final Feb 2010 Speakers Platform

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 Brent Dahl.

I really want for this to be a valuable resource for our members, candidates and other speakers. Please let me know what your thoughts are and send me some suggestions for content or anything else!

Now you can download the Speakers Platform or listen to it straight from our blog!

Click this link to download —-> January 2010 Speakers Platform

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 as our regular NSA Oregon Calendar reporter.

I really want for this to be a valuable resource for our members, candidates and other speakers. Please let me know what your thoughts are and send me some suggestions for content or anything else!

Now you can download the Speakers Platform or listen to it straight from our blog!

Click here to download…

Thanks,
Anthony Miller