In Just 1 Day, Discover the Hot Topics -- and Captivating Speakers -- That Will Make Your Next Event Sizzle
Are you a meeting professional who is looking for “the” topic that will convince your audience it’s worth attending your upcoming event?
Do you want to find fresh, engaging speakers who can mesmerize and impact your audience – while minimizing the risk of hiring an untested talent?
Or are you a speaker or trainer eager to observe other speakers in action, so you can observe different styles and gain ideas to improve your own presentations?
You belong at VOICES OF IMPACT, the NSA-IL Speaker Showcase. This full-day, in-person event features 15 minutes of stage time for 10 elite professional speakers.
Meet Our Featured Speakers
Workforce Retention and Engagement
"Overcoming The Great Resignation"
The Great Resignation has left many organizations struggling to retain and engage enough staff to effectively serve their customers. To overcome this staffing crisis, leaders must make changes in how they lead in order to create a working experience their staff desires and will allow them to thrive. This session will reveal the primary cause of The Great Resignation and how leaders can overcome it by meeting their staff’s critical needs and taking on a new mindset of their role as a leader.
Engaging Communication Strategies
"Crafting Your Communication Purpose for Success"
How well do we set ourselves up for success through communication? How can we do this better? Communication is a perishable skill. And it is one that can be refined with increased effectiveness when it is crafted with purpose. This session will help you craft a proven tool to more effectively communicate for success.
Business Culture and Change
"The Golden Triangle of Business and Technology Is Outdated"
Leaders of organizations that rely solely on the PPT model (People, Process, and Technology) for transformation are missing the special sauce that motivates, attracts and retains A-List talent. The difference between an organization that is growing and one that is in a state of decline hinges on one key factor.
During this talk, you will:
The Future of Work
"You’ve Got to be From the Future to Design a Resilient Workplace"
The future is flexible. In response to the significant changes of the past two years, the shape-shifting of the workplace is in motion.
One mandate is certain, "You must be prepared to experiment."
The future of work combines the tectonic plates of workplace trends, human behavior, and technology development to form the next generation of the distributed work environment.
The presentation will cover:
The demand for future relevance and flexing with change has never been stronger.
"5 Critical Leadership Qualities That Aren’t Just for Leaders"
There are 5 critical leadership qualities that aren’t just for leaders. Whether you’re running a company, hope to do so one day, or you work with a small team of people, you can strive to develop the qualities found in the strongest leaders. These qualities can all be learned, but each one requires ongoing development. There is no destination, only a journey.
"Space (matters) Manners"
There are more and more people exploring space than ever before! More frequent space flights, more space tourists and citizen astronauts, and growing opportunities for more places to explore (space stations, low Earth orbit, the Moon and Mars)!
As humans, we are naturally flawed. So how do we bring our best selves to the exploration of space? And why does it matter to the rest of us on Earth? Turns out, HOW we explore space is just as important as the act of exploring itself, as many astronauts have come to find out. So let's examine why our manners will matter as we pursue our space expeditions, and how they can improve our lives on Earth, too. After all, when you go, the world will be watching!
Studies show the average person has around 50,000 thoughts run through their head per day. Studies also show about 80% of these thoughts are negative. The negative thoughts running through your head have a direct impact on your leadership style. The good news? You can improve it. Participants will walk away with tangible tools to increase your productivity, improve your capacity for innovate thinking, and be more resilient in navigating everyday challenges. Participants will gain an understanding of how to increase confidence in their ability to help their own internal dialogue to impact their organizations in a positive way.
"Journey to Success in Business and Life"
This unique professional development opportunity provides insights on how to grow and expand your skills to achieve more happiness and success at home and work. Blaine Rada will share his story of personal challenge and valuable lessons gained during his month-long trek across Spain, a 500-mile pilgrimage known as the Camino de Santiago. Unplugged from modern life, technology and the nine-to-five routine, Blaine’s one-of-a-kind presentation will provide strategies for achievement that will get you thinking through the next steps to your best year (and life) yet.
Excellence in Healthcare
"The Longest Mile on the Journey to Excellence"
Our nation's hospitals and health systems are enduring unprecedented uncertainty while struggling to recruit and retain talent, focus on decreasing health disparities and maintain impeccable quality and safety. As a result, health care leaders have some questions, chief among them, "What will be our new, so-called normal?"
During the Longest Mile on the Journey to Excellence, Michelle explores the human factors that cause harm in health care, how to deepen an organization's collective understanding of the distinct differences between managing versus dealing with change and crisis, and strategies that help make the critical shift from surviving to thriving.
Positive Mental Health
"7 Life Skills to Connect the Dots to Everyday Mental Wellness"
Mental Health issues impact us directly or indirectly every single day. Cindy Tschosik will deliver 7 of the most prevalent life skills every human needs to help themselves, team members and loved ones. Discover:
Get the Latest Industry Insights During a Lunchtime Panel Discussion
While you enjoy a delicious catered lunch, a panel of esteemed meeting professionals will share what they look for when hiring a speaker, best practices when contacting meeting professionals, tips for differentiating yourself, industry trends, and more!
National Speakers Bureau, a division of Premiere Speakers
Teri Jordan, CMP, CAE
Chief Industry Relations and Business Development Officer
Society of Gynecologic Oncology
Laurie Fitzgerald, CMP
Senior Meeting Manager
Moderator: Bill Guertin
Past President NSA-IL
Committee Chair, Voices of Impact
What You’ll Receive
When you register, you’ll receive:
A seat at this full-day, live and in-person speaker showcase, featuring exciting presentations by 10 elite professional speakers.
Catered lunch (please let us know at the time of registration if you have dietary restrictions)
A seat at our lunchtime panel discussion featuring 4 top Chicago-area meeting professionals
The exciting opportunity to network face-to-face with meeting professionals, event planners and other professional speakers
A coupon for $50 off the Spring 2022 Speakers Academy to use yourself or share with a speaker friend
Your Investment – Just $35
NSA-IL Members and Associates Save $5 – Just $30
Limited Opportunity – Get a Professional Headshot Taken On Site
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