Chicken Feet for the Soul

Everybody faces some kind of stress in life, and helping people get past it is a growth industry for anyone who can see the lighter side of life. Funny man and Hall-of-Fame motivational speaker Tim Gard has done just that for decades, working with audiences of all sizes and from all over the world.

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Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE, is a FUNNY Motivational Speaker & Corporate Entertainer. His terrifically humorous keynote presentations & workshops are filled with unique stories & extraordinary visual tools creating an unforgettable learning experience for audiences of all types.

Live Simply. Simply Live.

When life is simple, life is good. That’s as true in the workplace as it is in your personal sphere. Sometimes, though, simplicity seems impossible. The good news? Bethanne Kronick is here to help you simplify your life and become more productive.

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Productivity Strategist, Author, Trainer & Speaker Bethanne Kronick is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and has earned the prestigious CSP™ award (Certified Speaking Professional). Passionate about helping people live with less stress and find more time and energy, Bethanne established SIMPLIFY! in 2002. Bethanne is a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO) and a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO). She offers customized presentations, workshops and one-on-one consulting. In her spare time, Bethanne is a competitive rower and loves to eat ice cream!

How Kedma Ough Helps People Become Small Business Superheros

It takes something special to be a superhero, and over the years, MBA Kedma Ough has been bringing that special something to her work with clients all over the country. From help with funding and advice for new businesses to years-long advocacy, Kedma has earned the cape she wears.

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Founder Ough has trained and advised more than 3000 companies in the last 10 years, analyzing more than 100 industries. In 2008, Mrs. Ough was hired as the National Expert for Wells Fargo’s Bank Small Business Experts on Funding Sources for Women and Minority-owned Firms. In 2011 Inc. Magazine highlighted Mrs. Ough for her work in providing access to funding sources for minority-owned business. In 2013, Mrs. Ough is cited as an expert in Wells Fargo’s Publication on ‘Business Credit Options’ for small businesses. In addition, Mrs. Ough was recognized through the Small Business Administration in 2013 for efforts in supporting small businesses.

Empowere Communication: Michele Maupin Presents Confident Conflict Resolution!

In this sensitive world full of #MeToo nightmares and angry or irrational customers, do your people know what to do when faced with verbal or physical confrontation? Are your employees adequately trained to deal with escalating situations?

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Michele Maupin is the Founder of Empowered, LLC, and a Co-Dean of the National Speaker’s Association Oregon Academy program. She is a full time keynote speaker, author, and trainer; serving professionals who deal with angry or irate customers, or have workplace harassment issues. Organizations hire Michele to Empower their teams with communication: Feedback, Autonomy, Consistency, and Team Dynamics.

One Life Can Make a Difference

Do you believe you can make a difference? Allison Clarke does. As a motivational speaker, she’s dedicated to helping you find how you can make a difference. She’ll inspire your team to take action. And she’ll take you outside your comfort zone to accomplish things you never thought you could do.

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Allison Clarke is an expert in leadership and influence who brings over two decades of experience in corporate training. As a “Top 25 Master Trainer” for Dale Carnegie Corporation, Allison spent 16 years witnessing miraculous transformations. This gave her the foundation she needed to affect significant change and stretch her own comfort zone to launch Allison Clarke Consulting. To truly learn the lessons of leadership, she studied what it really means to leave a memorable impact on others. She attended 30 funerals in 60 days, and discovered that the dead speak volumes through the lives they’ve touched. Her book is called: “What Will They Say?” and is available on Amazon.

Executive Development for Today’s World

From Stuck To Unstoppable
Do you want a stronger, more committed team? Are you having trouble managing conflict productively? Is something preventing you and your company from achieving its true potential? Professional speaker and executive development expert Dan McArthur helps you understand and overcome your obstacles, fulfill your personal potential, and become indispensable. Gain the insight you need to effectively lead by example, creating a healthy, motivated corporate culture that performs.

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As an organizational psychologist, National Speakers Association member Dan McArthur has been empowering top executives and their teams for more than 30 years. He’s known for delivering entertaining and interactive keynote presentations, providing participants with practical solutions that lead to transformational change. Dan offers the insights and tools necessary to understand limitations and fulfill individual potential. Learn more at McArthur Executive Development.

 

Membership and More

Harnessing The Potential of Tiered Pricing Models

Want to transform your association, chamber, or economic development organization by implementing a scalable, sustainable revenue model? Looking to avoid the common mistakes made while transitioning out of the fair-share model (so you can avoid making these mistakes yourself)? Membership and more expert Kyle Sexton is the go-to speaker for organizations that want to know more about serving and selling memberships. He literally wrote the book on how to make membership-based businesses thrive- ‘Remembership’ – and he shares his valuable, fact-based insights with his audiences.

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Kyle Sexton is an award-winning marketing strategist and international speaker and author on the topics of membership development, marketing and innovation. He was recognized in 2011 by Chamber Executive magazine as one of the most influential innovators in the chamber of commerce industry, including being the industry’s foremost authority on membership tiers, and guides organizations through the transition from a traditional dues method to value-based tiers. Kyle’s innovative social media accelerator has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and is the author of Follow You Anywhere and ReMembership – New Strategies for Remarkable Membership Organizations.

How Michael Brand Thrives at the Forefront of Change

For years, non-profits have relied on government contracts and benevolent donors to provide the funding they need to create positive change in their missions. Business leader and development speaker Michael Brand is opening the eyes of the people in charge of these organizations and helping them to become more self-sustaining. Want to learn how Michael Brand is growth hacking the nonprofit sector? Keep reading.

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Michael holds a Masters of Nonprofit Management from the renowned Mandel Center For Nonprofit
Organizations at Case Western Reserve University in addition to a Political Science degree from
Montana State University. He has served in a leadership and advisory role on many nonprofit boards.

How Kerry Boenisch Turned Wine and Writing into a Speaking Career

Kerry Boenisch grew up tying Pinot Noir grape vines with one hand and writing stories with the other. Raised on one of Oregon’s first commercial vineyards in the Red Hills of Dundee, she spent her childhood learning the ins and outs of the winery business. Read on to learn how she leveraged this knowledge about wine and writing to become one of the most engagingly authentic (and entertaining) marketing consultants and business speakers in the region.

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Kerry McDaniel Boenisch
Kerry Boenisch is a wine journalist and author of several marketing and personal development books including the upcoming “American Pinot Noir in Paris” – Creating an Entrepreneurial Life and Perfecting the Art of the Sale.” She is a professional member of the National Speakers Association and current President- Elect of the Oregon chapter. Kerry is a keynote speaker, author and trainer helping busy professionals learn transformational branding, sales and marketing strategies. Organizations hire Kerry for inspiring keynotes, training programs and event entertainment.

Jan Carothers Delivers Results Through Presentations, Coaching, Facilitation and More!

In an increasingly competitive economy, businesses that stay on the cutting edge succeed. Those that get behind the curve, by contrast, flounder. To thrive in today’s climate, leaders must make the most of their resources – especially their people – all their people!

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A 25-year professional member of National Speakers Association, Jan is a founder and past president of National Speakers Association-Oregon, twice honored as Member of the Year. She created and led the chapter’s Speakers Academy. As a speaking coach, she assists and guides leaders and teams in creating winning results through their high-stakes interviews, speeches, and presentations.

Kindness Catalyst Linda Cohen Can Boost Your Business Productivity

Being kind and generous benefits society at large. But can it also increase a business’s productivity and even its bottom line? The answer is, perhaps surprisingly, yes, and Kindness Catalyst Linda Cohen can show you how.

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Linda Cohen is a professional speaker, presentation coach and the author of 1,000 Mitzvahs: How Small Acts of Kindness Can Heal, Inspire and Change Your Life. Linda presents to organizations and businesses on the Economy of Kindness. She is the President Elect for the Oregon Chapter of the National Speakers Association.

Why Speakers Aren’t Supposed to Talk About Price

How much do you charge? As a professional speaker you’ve undoubtedly been asked this question by potential clients, new speakers, and even wondered if you should answer it yourself when giving examples to colleagues. In the National Speakers Association (NSA), we’re not supposed to talk about price. It gets complicated because some chapters are stricter about this than others, maybe we feel more comfortable around close groups of friends, or sometimes we want to teach other speakers and it would be helpful to explain our experiences with price. I think the question is too broad for a simple yes or no, so let’s deepen our understanding of why we aren’t supposed to talk about price.

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Jake French is the author of Life Happens: Live It!. He is a professional member of the National Speakers Association and past president of the Oregon Chapter. Jake is a full-time keynote speaker and is the very definition of inspiration, teaching what fuels it and the strategies you can use to leverage it. Jake’s personal story of a life-altering injury and how he now rocks the stage teaching groups about inspiration is amazing.

Life Happens! Let Jake French Tell You About It

Consumers have more choices and greater access to information than ever. That means maintaining high patient satisfaction scores is crucial. Beyond giving excellent care, healthcare providers must create a top-notch patient experience. After all, healthcare is a people business. Jake French understands this from both sides. Having experienced adversity in his own life, he knows the importance of having a compassionate healthcare team. French uses his experience as a model for others. His programs give healthcare providers the motivation and strategies to achieve high patient satisfaction scores.

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Jake French is the author of Life Happens: Live It!. He is a professional member of the National Speakers Association and past president of the Oregon Chapter. Jake is a full-time keynote speaker and is the very definition of inspiration, teaching what fuels it and the strategies you can use to leverage it. Jake’s personal story of a life-altering injury and how he now rocks the stage teaching groups about inspiration is amazing.

Should I Speak for Free?

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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Jake French is the author of Life Happens: Live It!. He is a professional member of the National Speakers Association and past president of the Oregon Chapter. Jake is a full-time keynote speaker and is the very definition of inspiration, teaching what fuels it and the strategies you can use to leverage it. Jake’s personal story of a life-altering injury and how he now rocks the stage teaching groups about inspiration is amazing.

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Motivational Speaker Ron Black Helps Leadership and Sales Pros Tap Into Their Inner Superhero

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.

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As the founder of several companies, a four-time turnaround executive, a Fortune 500 marketing VP, and a business advisor to hundreds of entrepreneurs and executives, Ron Black delivers ideas that enlighten, tools that energize, and skills that transform intentions into meaningful achievement.

NSA in Central Oregon Oct 16

Calling all speakers and aspiring speakers in Central Oregon!

The Oregon Chapter of the National Speakers Association will be in Bend on October 16th.

Meet NSA Oregon president Kevin McCarthy, marketing speaker Kyle Sexton, and featured keynote speaker Bethanne Kronick.

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Kyle Sexton is an award-winning marketing strategist and international speaker and author on the topics of membership development, marketing and innovation. He was recognized in 2011 by Chamber Executive magazine as one of the most influential innovators in the chamber of commerce industry, including being the industry’s foremost authority on membership tiers, and guides organizations through the transition from a traditional dues method to value-based tiers. Kyle’s innovative social media accelerator has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and is the author of Follow You Anywhere and ReMembership – New Strategies for Remarkable Membership Organizations.

KINDNESS: A Catalyst that Connects

NSA Oregon is pleased to share with you this article by our own Linda Cohen. She was featured in the December issue of Speaker Magazine. Linda is a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association and serves on the board of directors for NSA Oregon.

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Kyle Sexton is an award-winning marketing strategist and international speaker and author on the topics of membership development, marketing and innovation. He was recognized in 2011 by Chamber Executive magazine as one of the most influential innovators in the chamber of commerce industry, including being the industry’s foremost authority on membership tiers, and guides organizations through the transition from a traditional dues method to value-based tiers. Kyle’s innovative social media accelerator has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and is the author of Follow You Anywhere and ReMembership – New Strategies for Remarkable Membership Organizations.

Can You Find Your Brand Values on Your Bookshelf?

As a speaker, you make your audience feel something — about themselves, their world, or you. And how they feel about you is what marketing experts refer to as your brand.

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Kyle Sexton is an award-winning marketing strategist and international speaker and author on the topics of membership development, marketing and innovation. He was recognized in 2011 by Chamber Executive magazine as one of the most influential innovators in the chamber of commerce industry, including being the industry’s foremost authority on membership tiers, and guides organizations through the transition from a traditional dues method to value-based tiers. Kyle’s innovative social media accelerator has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and is the author of Follow You Anywhere and ReMembership – New Strategies for Remarkable Membership Organizations.

After You Niche Your Speaking Business

What happens after you find and dig into a niche for your speaking business?

I’ve made a short list for you. And these aren’t from Google. This is what happened in my businesses after changing my target from “business organizations” to “proximity-based trade association executives who are changing their pricing model.” I know, it’s a mouthful.

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Kyle Sexton is an award-winning marketing strategist and international speaker and author on the topics of membership development, marketing and innovation. He was recognized in 2011 by Chamber Executive magazine as one of the most influential innovators in the chamber of commerce industry, including being the industry’s foremost authority on membership tiers, and guides organizations through the transition from a traditional dues method to value-based tiers. Kyle’s innovative social media accelerator has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and is the author of Follow You Anywhere and ReMembership – New Strategies for Remarkable Membership Organizations.

2 ½ Highlights from the Signal Conference

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 by the National Speakers Association of Oregon, I will be twice as effective at using communication to advance my message and promote my brand. Read more

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