President's Letter | AUGUST 2021
The Pace of Change is Extraordinary!
Let's talk about staying ahead. How can we do it? As speakers, trainers, and business leaders we are expected to not only know what's next but to lead the way and stay ahead of changing expectations.
Futurist Ray Kurzweil estimates the rate of change accelerates every decade. And we seem to be in a doozy of a decade!
That's why a chapter like ours, one that has a history of keeping up with change and an eye to the future, is a resource for change agents like you. We're kicking off Speakers Academy with an outstanding faculty of future-focused leaders. And we welcome Hall of Fame Speaker Stephen Shapiro to help us stop thinking like keynote speakers! (You read that right!)
Plus there are ways to connect with your peers and learn from this amazing community.
Check out the video for an introduction to one of our amazing members who has led the way for a long time. Board Member and Speakers Academy Co-Dean Kevin O'Connor leads with a generous spirit representative of our chapter. We're so lucky to have members and leaders like Kevin - and like you!
Let's lead the way.
2021-22 NSA-IL President
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that Facebook is home to NSA-IL member-to-member interaction? Just this past year, we started a members/associates only group that provides monthly information about what is happening in our chapter, and pertinent National NSA news. But what is most fun is the opportunity this forum provides us to engage and connect with fellow Chapter members. Anytime. Please search Facebook for the group called NSA-IL Members Only.
YOU'RE A SPEAKER!? HOW DO YOU DO THAT?
Do you get this question? Or maybe you're still looking for exactly how to do it?
Anyone interested in learning the craft of speaking AND the business skills required to be a successful speaker is invited to Speakers Academy!
The curriculum includes opportunities to craft your keynote and practice your presentation with your fellow learners, PLUS receive education around sales, marketing, managing your business, and more.The value is incredible, and past attendees have shared feedback like:
6 sessions can change your professional life!
OCTOBER 8th - 8:30 - 11:00 AM CT
"Stop Thinking Like a Keynote Speaker (and Double Your Impact)"
Do you want to be more remembered? Make a bigger impact? Charge higher fees? If so, the key is to stop thinking like a keynote speaker. The number one business limiting factor is the traditional speaker one-and-done mindset.
What happens after (and sometimes before) the presentation will determine the value your clients experience. And the more value you create… the more income you will get.
Never miss an event! Use this link to get the NSA-IL Google calendar!
SEE YOU SOON!
P.S. Do you have a message that can help or inspire attendees to our monthly meetings?
Jeannie Walters is the CEO/Founder of Experience Investigators™ by 360Connext, a global Customer Experience consulting firm. She has 20 years of experience helping companies improve loyalty and retention, employee engagement, and overall customer experience.
Jeannie is a Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP,) a charter member of the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA,) a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association, a Forbes Coaches Council Member, a C-Suite Network Advisor, a LinkedIn Learning and Lynda.com instructor, and a TEDx speaker.