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    • October 17, 2020
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • December 12, 2020
    • 1:00 PM (CST)
    • VIRTUAL
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    Each session contains essential information, ranging from improving platform skills to marketing and running your business. Participants will get the tools they need to succeed as professional speakers.

    All sessions are held VIRTUALLY on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    ORIENTATION, PROFESSIONAL AWARENESS AND TOPIC DEVELOPMENT – OCTOBER 17 

    We’ll have an overview of the course, highlight the importance of the speaking profession, and All help you 1) identify your area of expertise and 2) how to define and refine your topic for your target audience. 

    Syllabus Presented by Academy Deans Conor Cunneen-IrishmanSpeaks and Kevin O'Connor, CSP

    Guest Faculty:  Allie Pleiter, President NSA-IL. 

    Q&A with Mark Levy 

    SALES AND MARKETING & PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS – OCTOBER 24 

    Success in the speaking business depends on your ability to sell and market your services.  This class discusses successful strategies for positioning yourself to the people who hire speakers, the importance of the sales cycle, and the marketing techniques to get booked. 

    Guest Faculty: Rick Davis, CSP 

    Q&A with Patricia Fripp, CSP

    CONNECTING AND ENGAGING WITH YOUR VIRTUAL AUDIENCE – NOVEMBER 14 

    Developing your skills as a speaker includes your commitment to the profession, the art of presentations skills, and the logistics of speaking from the stage be it on-site or virtual You’ll learn how to connect and engage with your audience whether they are 10 yards or 1,000 miles away from you! 

    Guest Faculty: Chris Carter 

    Q&A with Laurie Guest. CSP 

    NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT/STREAMS OF INCOME – NOVEMBER 21 

    Giving a speech isn't the only way professional speakers build their businesses.  Learn how to expand your platform and profits through books, workbooks, CDs, webinars and other products and services. 

    Guest Faculty: Bill Guertin 

    Q&A with NSA National President, Barry Banther CSP 

    MANAGING YOUR BUSINESS  DECEMBER 5 

    You can be great on the stage, but a lot of your success will depend on what happens behind the scenes. This session focuses on how to set up and maintain the business side of speaking, so you can move this from a hobby into a profit center. 

    Guest Faculty: John Blumberg, CSP

    Q&A with Derek Arden 

    PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER-BEST PRACTICES AND GRADUATION DECEMBER 12 

    Time to take a bow! You've gone through the 10-module workbook, heard from top-notch speakers, and now it's time to give your own speech.  Everyone gets a little stage time.  Then we end the class by celebrating with the representatives of the NSA Illinois Board and our very own chapter CSPs. 

     





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Find Out More:

Christy Moore, CMP
National Speakers Association Illinois Chapter
P.O. Box 957484, Hoffman Estates, IL  60195-7484
847-991-0772
Fax: 847-423-6123
Christy.Moore@nsa-il.org


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