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

Upcoming events

    • September 07, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • October 19, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Roosevelt University, 425 South Wabash Ave., Chicago, Illinois
    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 on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Roosevelt University, Wabash Building - Room WB 1015 , 425 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago.

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    • September 13, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Habits at Work, 61 West Hubbard St., #300, Chicago

    Up Close & Personal

    with Mikki Williams, CSP, CPAE

    Have you ever wished you could spend time with a successful speaker and just “pick their brain,” “have them as your mentor,” “your coach” and ask them WHATEVER you want? Now is your chance! Instead of our regular format, we will have open Q&A with Mikki. Bring all your questions as this is a once-in-a-career opportunity. She will answer your questions as well as demonstrate her speaking prowess with stories that will inspire you as well as give you tools to use to take your business to the next level.

    Whether you are a pro, an aspiring speaker, a businessperson or "just coming to see what she is wearing", this will be a great kick start to who or whatever you want to kick! Her mantra is “be outrageous, it’s the only place that isn’t crowded.”™ And she is!

    • Learn whatever you need by getting SELF-ish, prepared and asking YOUR questions!
    • Be inspired by watching and modeling storytelling prowess and professional techniques deconstructed.
    • Have more takeaways than you’ve ever expected. Laugh more than your belly can handle! Can this program description be more vague? YES! It’s an experience!

    About the Presenter:  Mikki Williams, CSP, CPAE

    Chosen as one of the best speakers in the country by Meetings and Convention Magazine along with Tony Robbins, Bill Gates, Lou Holtz and Zig Ziglar, Mikki Williams, CSP, CPAE is an experience...a one of a kind talent, eclectic and smart. This Speaker Hall of Famer is an international speaker, executive speech coach, author, radio and TV personality and entrepreneur extraordinaire. She is an award winning top tier speaker for Vistage International, the world's leading executive organization and Master Chair of two of their peer advisory boards in Chicago. From The White House to Mandela's South African home, the front page of The Wall St. Journal, USA Today and Forbes, she is a global brand known as "glamboyant" and outrageous!!  

     A speech architect, gifted storyteller, accomplished speaker who is now dedicated to helping others enjoy speaking success as she has enjoyed in her 30 year illustrious professional career.



    8:30 – 9:00 am: Registration/Networking (Continental Breakfast)
    9:00 - 9:20  am: Opening Remarks & Member Introductions
    9:20 – 11:45 am:  Mikki William's Presentation

    12:00 - 12:30 pm:  Mikki William's Bonus Session for NSA Illinois Members Only

    • October 11, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Lewis University, 1111 W. 22nd Street, 7th Floor, Oak Brook


    (How to Protect Your Intellectual Property)

    Presented by

    Russ Riddle

    As a business owner, your most valuable asset aside from people is your intellectual property. This session saddles you up to better protect, manage and fatten that cash cow.

    Valuable Takeaways:

    • Distinguish between the intellectual property types

    • Ensure ownership from the outset (employees vs. contractors)

    • Ace copyrights and avoid copy-wrongs

    • Master the trademark DOs and DONʼTs

    • Preserve, Protect & Defend — Police your I.P.

    • Stop rustling others’ cash cows

    • Avoid “public domain” land mines

    • Capitalize and comply with licensing opportunities

      About the Presenter: Russ Riddle

      What do Barney® the purple dinosaur, Thomas the Tank Engine® and YOU have in common? All have been served (or are about to be) by Russ Riddle!

      Having practiced marriage for 36 years, law for 28, fatherhood for 27, and braved adventures as a juvenile probation officer, newspaper columnist and professional speaker, Russ is convinced that we must never stop learning and laughing.

      His love of levity stems in part from an intellectual property law practice that has served such clients as Barney®, Bob the Builder®, Thomas the Tank Engine®, the voices of Jimmy Neutron® and Larry the Cucumber®, as well as many NSA characters throughout the country.

      Russ currently serves on the National Speakers Association’s Board of Directors and is chair of the editorial committee for SPEAKER Magazine. He’s the author of two books: Lawyer Up – The Smart Way and Persuasive vs. Abrasive – The judges have ruled, as well as the intellectual property manual Corral Your Cash Cow.


      8:30 am: Registration/Networking 
      9:00 - 9:30 am: Welcome, Member Introductions, Russ Riddle Introduction
      9:30 am - 11:45 am:  Russ Riddle's Presentation
      12:00 pm - 1:00 pm:  Deeper Dive with Russ Riddle for NSA IL Members Only

      • November 09, 2019
      • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
      • Guaranteed Rate Field, Home of the Chicago White Sox


      SPEAK UP and STAND OUT !

      How to Gain Influence, Make Money, and Live the Life You Want Through Speaking

      Presented by NSA Illinois

      Saturday, November 9 - 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

      Guaranteed Rate Field, Home of the Chicago White Sox

      Speak Up and Stand Out flyer - NSA-Il event-v3.pdf

    Find Out More:

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

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