Learn More:
847-991-0772 or Christy.Moore@nsa-il.org

Upcoming events

    • September 11, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • June 11, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • VIRTUAL - Second Friday of Each Month (September-June)

    SAVE THESE DATES!

    2020-2021 NSA-IL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

    • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2020 - Dean Hefta and Catherine Johns "WHADDYA SAY & HOW DO YOU SAY IT ON VIRTUAL PLATFORMS?" 
    • FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2020 - Lenora Billings-Harris "WRAP UP 2020 & KEEP GOING IN 2021"
    • FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2021 - TBA
    • FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021 - Craig Valentine "IMPROVE YOUR KEYNOTE THROUGH STORYTELLING"
    • FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2021 - Kevin O'Connor, CSP and Cindy Maxey, CSP  "VIRTUAL SKILLS BOOTCAMP WITH FEEDBACK"
    • FRIDAY, APRIL  9, 2021 - Meredith Elliot Powell, CSP "MULTIPLE STREAMS OF REVENUE"
    • FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2021 - TBA
    • FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2021 -TBA
    The NSA-IL Program Committee is hard at working finalizing program topics and presenters for 2020-2021.  If you have suggestions on topics that are of interest to you, please email Christy Moore
    • October 09, 2020
    • 8:30 AM (CDT)
    • June 11, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual
    Registration is closed

    NEW!

    FULL-YEAR PROGRAM SUBSCRIPTION at $259

    For the first time ever chapter members can subscribe to all ten monthly programs at a 10% savings…it’s like getting your tenth program free!

    In addition, subscribers get these exclusive benefits:

               Access to recordings of all programs—you never miss anything

               A $100 discount off the purchase of SpeakerFlow CRM. This customer relations management software is designed especially for speaking professionals.

               A special 30-day discount code (through September 20) for 20% off TechSmith’s popular screen capture and image recording software bundle Snagit 2020 and Camtasia 2020 

               An eSpeakers exclusive 75% limited time discount through October 1, 2020. Once you upgrade to eSpeakers PLUS or PRO, you'll also receive a free Bureau Blast valued at $349.

               Special subscriber-only programming to be announced soon

    Things you need to know:

               ONLY NSA-IL chapter members can subscribe

               Subscriptions will only be available until October 8. Subscriptions will not be available at or after the October 9 program.

               If you register and pay for the September 11 program and want to subscribe afterward, the cost of your registration will be applied towards your subscription price.

    Not a member yet?

    Now’s the perfect time to join! You save $91 by becoming a member and subscribing over the cost of purchasing all 10 monthly programs at the non-member price.

    • October 17, 2020
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • December 12, 2020
    • 1:00 PM (CST)
    • VIRTUAL
    Registration is closed

    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 Laurie Guest. 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 

    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. 

    Special Guest Speaker: Eddie Turner

     





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    • December 11, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom Webinar
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    Onward to 2021: 15+ Sticky Strategies that Engage Today's Diverse Audience

    Friday December 11, 2020 at 8:30am – 12:00pm Central

              Presented by

    Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP, CPAE

    Do your presentations, blogs, articles, books and videos reflect your

    understanding that your audience is diverse? Do you conduct a diversity and inclusion check much like you would use spell-check? If you want your message to relate to the broad diversity of people in your audience, join Lenora’s fun yet straight forward tips and techniques to help you connect in a way that builds onthe concept of belonging and inclusion. Her illustrations and suggestions can beapplied to any learning environment in-person or virtual no matter what the topic. It is surprisingly easy!


    During this interactive, content-rich session you will discover creative ways to apply the principles and techniques of inclusion that grab your audience’s attention and keeps it. Join past NSA president and past Global Speakers Federation president Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP, CPAE and Cavett Award recipient to enhance your ability to deliver powerful messages that stick long after thesession has ended.


    Bonus: Do you have diversity-related questions for which you need answers? Come prepared to ask Lenora. She will be present at 8:30am and during the mid-meeting networking to chat and answer any questions.


    You will leave this session with

    • At least 15+ easy methods to make sure your message stick
    • Illustrations that relate to You
    • Great ideas from colleagues Too

    ScheduIe

    8:30 – 9:00am          Open Networking, Small Breakout Sessions 

    9:00 – 9:15am          Opening Remarks, Chapter Business

    9:15 – 10:00am        Presenter Introductions:  Segment 1

    10:00 – 10:15am      Break for attendees

    10:15 – 11:00am      Segment 2 of Presentation

    11:00 – 11:15am      Q&A

    11:15 – 11:30am      Wrap Up & Closing

    11:30 – 12:00pm      Bonus Open Networking

Past events

November 13, 2020 Whaddya Say & How Do You Say It on Virtual Platforms?
October 09, 2020 A Practical Approach to Thought Leadership & Personal Branding
September 11, 2020 September 11, 2020 Educational Program
June 12, 2020 NSA-IL ANNUAL CELEBRATION AND CHAPTER AWARDS
May 20, 2020 Virtual Auction to Benefit NSA-IL
May 15, 2020 Maximizing Your Speaking Success With Video
April 23, 2020 Keep Your Speaking Business Movin' in a Time of Disruption Series
April 16, 2020 How Google, SEO and YouTube Saved My Skin
March 13, 2020 Platform Skills Hot Seat
February 20, 2020 Facebook Ads for Speakers
February 15, 2020 THE SPRING 2020 SPEAKERS ACADEMY PROGRAM
January 10, 2020 What You MUST Do! To Turn Your Keynote Into Bookings And Profit
December 12, 2019 WEBINAR: How to Maximize Your NSA Profile
November 09, 2019 SPEAK UP AND STAND OUT!
October 11, 2019 CORRAL YOUR CA$H COW! (How to Protect Your Intellectual Property)
September 13, 2019 Up Close and Personal - with Mikki Williams
September 07, 2019 THE FALL 2019 SPEAKERS ACADEMY PROGRAM
June 14, 2019 Hosting Big Events with Big Sponsors - Chapter Program and Annual Meeting
May 10, 2019 How To Collaborate With Speakers Bureaus & Meeting Planners to Grow Your Business Faster
April 16, 2019 WEBINAR: WRITE THAT BOOK with The Chunky Method
March 09, 2019 THE SPRING 2019 SPEAKERS ACADEMY PROGRAM
March 08, 2019 Leveraging Laughter in Stories for Connection and Impact
January 11, 2019 HOW To Build a Speaking Business
December 14, 2018 "Mastering the Art of Spin Business"
November 15, 2018 WEBINAR: "Gas Pedal Down: Leverage the Power of a Mastermind Group"
October 25, 2018 The Best of INFLUENCE 2018 Webinar
October 12, 2018 "Target Marketing to Your Target Markets: Multiply Your Bookings By Leveraging Every Niche”
September 22, 2018 THE FALL 2018 SPEAKERS ACADEMY PROGRAM
September 14, 2018 Rich, Famous, and Influential: How to use the power of personal branding to build an empire and make a difference
June 21, 2018 2018 Summer Solstice Social
April 06, 2018 20 Ways to Re-Purpose Your Content for Publicity and Profit

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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