3 Biz Lessons from NSA’s Last Conference

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.

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The Speaker Business Red Zone

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.

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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.

Sharing the Stage with A Champion

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 and honest feedback about your content, presentation style and stage presence.  Oregon NSA was proud to host the 1999 International Toastmaster of the year, Darren LaCroix. 

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Three “must-do” takeaways from content marketing

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 could have participated in all four. What follows are three ideas that any speaker would do well to heed.

The first expert session was Joshua Waldman’s (www.careerenlightenment.com) talk about maintaining an editorial calendar for your blog. 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.

Want More Loyal Customers? Help People Trust You!

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! Here are 3 quick ways to build trust with another person: 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.

Ann-Louise Sterry Host Storytelling Speaker Lab

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 hundreds!

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.

Marvelous Meet the Pros!

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 courtsey of Cathey Armillas.

“My brand – is my promise. It is about what helps my clients.” This from Dr. Sean Henry.

“Get a definite yes get a definite no or have a definite plan”  Thank you Jerry Fletcher.

“You can do it, get your book into the digital world” OK Karen Landey, I will!

We live in the age of visibility. You CAN be more visible and you don’t have to know everything yourself.Joanne McCall called my nerves with that statement.

Thank you all for sharing your time and knowledge!

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.

Glenna Salsbury Helps NSA Oregon Celebrate Cavette Roberts Day

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 his love of encouraging everyone he met. She WAS encouragement and love, in person.

She talked of the embracing our vulnerability, ‘sharing’ rather than ‘speaking’, being who you are and sharing from YOUR truth. Glenna embodied all of this for us.
And…gave us practical strategies and tips for “…making a difference from the platform”

I feel like she was gift to me personally, saying the words I needed to hear!

If you were there, what are your thoughts?

You can find Glenna at her web site: www.glennasalsbury.com She is worth finding.

Anne Louise Sterry (a.k.a. Aunt Lena)

www.anne-louise.com

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Influence ’11 NSA National Convention

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 great turn out at Influence 11 that kicked off with a chapter networking reception.  In this photo (left to right) Kellie Grill, Kathy Maxiner, Eldridge Broussard, Holly Duckworth, Shawna Schuh, David Rabiner, Alison Clarke, and Patrick Galvin.

During the chapter social we were able to connect to new speaking friends in Oregon and share our goals for the conference.  During the weekend we heard from experts like Glenna Salsbury, Lou Heckler, Larry Winget and more.  All of us take back a much longer list of friends and a “to do” list of how we will grow our businesses and out influence in the coming year.   Next time you see one of us at a chapter event don’t hesitate to ask what our 1-2 take aways were.  We’d be happy to share.

Also present at the conference were Greg Bell, Anne Louise Sterry, and Roger Courville.

We hope you will make plans to join us for 2012 in Indianapolis.

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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.

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 the stage to receive his medal at the recognizing greatness awards ceremony.

Congratulations Greg! Will you be the next CSP in Oregon?

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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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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

 

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.

Past Presidents

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Jake French
2016-2017

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

 

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.

Board of Directors 2018-2019

 

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Linda Cohen
President
Kerry Boenisch
President-Elect
Kevin McCarthy
Past President
Kelli Swanson Jaecks 2018-2019 Kedma Ough 2018-2019 Michelle Maupin
Kelli Swanson Jaecks
Membership
Kedma Ough
Programming & Secretary
Michele Maupin
Member At-Large (Volunteers)
Jan Carothers 2018-2019 Dan McArthur Kelli Swanson Jaecks
Jan Carothers, CPC
Treasurer
Dan McArthur
Member At-Large
Kelli Swanson Jaecks
Scribe
Michael Brand 2018-2019 Michelle Maupin
Kathleen Bergquist
Association Manager
Michael Brand
Academy Dean
Michele Maupin
Academy Dean

 

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.

Member of the Year Honorees

Michael Brand
Michael Brand
2018-2017
Linda Cohen
2017-2016
2016-2015
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Kevin McCarthy
2015-2014
Jake French
2014-2013
Sean Harry
2013-2012
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Roger Courville, CSP
2012-2011
Anne-Louise Sterry
2011-2010
Kellie Poulsen-Grill
2010-2009
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Rich Fenton and Andrea Waltz
2009-2008
Jan Carothers
2008-2007
Christine Richards
2008-2007
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Tim Williams
2006-2007
Margaret Marcuson
2005-2006
Christine Richards
2004-2005
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Jan Carothers
2004-2003
Judy Pearson
2002-2001
Don Wright
2002-2001
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Kathleen Gaibler
2001-2000
Barbara Lilly
2000-1999
Carolyn Martin
1999-1998
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Jean Rupp Murray
1998-1997
Mary Reynolds
1997-1996
Don Smith
1996-1995
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Carolyn Peterson
1995-1994

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.

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.

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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.