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.


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.