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


Upcoming events

    • February 11, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    • Virtual via Zoom
    Register


    Fortify Your Business in Good Times & Bad:

    Building Blocks for a Better 2022


    Presented by 


    Carole Copeland Thomas


    February 11, 2022 - 8:30 am - 11:15 am (Central)


    Forget theory and abstract thinking. This workshop is designed to help you sustain and grow your speaking business. Using practical techniques that WORK, Carole will walk you through simple strategies that will not only help you keep your business moving forward; you'll brand yourself as a savvy professional with confidence, courage, and creativity.

    You'll learn:

    • How Accountability is your "go-to" action word with essential business value
    • Why Relationships Matter in a competitive speaking industry
    • How to "ride it out" when the marketplace keeps telling you No
    • Why your website should become your best calling card

    About the Presenter:

    As an award-winning TEDx speaker, trainer, and global thought leader, since 1987, Carole Copeland Thomas moderates the discussions of critical issues affecting the marketplace, including global diversity, equity, inclusion, and multiculturalism. Now speaking on the Zoom platform as a Virtual Presenter, Carole keeps her pulse on working professionals' issues and regularly consults with industry leaders. She has spent 35 years cultivating relationships and partnerships with local, national, and international clients and sponsors, including State Street Corporation, Walmart, Amtrak, and Emirates Airlines. Carole served as an adjunct faculty member at Bentley University for ten years. She has spoken in nearly every state in the US and eight other countries. Carole is the past president of The National Speakers Association-New England Chapter and served on Black NSA's leadership team. She has been featured in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Black Enterprise, ABC Radio, and CBS News. Carole is a blogger and social media enthusiast using various technology platforms to enhance her business development activities.


    ScheduIe:

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

    9:00  – 9:20 am        Opening Remarks, Chapter Business, Member Message

    9:20– 11:00am         Carole Copeland Thomas Presentation

    11:00 – 11:15am      Wrap Up & Closing


    Note: The Zoom link for this presentation will be sent the day before the presentation to all registrants. Please contact Christy.Moore@nsa-il.org with questions.


    • February 19, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • NIU Naperville Auditorium, 1120 E. Diehl Road, Naperville
    Registration is closed

    "VOICES OF IMPACT"

    Saturday, February 19, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (Central)

    CONGRATULATIONS! You were selected as one of our 10 speakers

    in “Voices of Impact”! 


    As one of the selected speakers, you will receive:

    • 15 minutes of “performance time” onstage to do whatever works best for you (e.g., videotape 15 minutes of your new keynote or presentation; record 3-4 bits for your speaker reel; try new material and get audience feedback, etc.)

    • Professional audio/videotaping of your performance (Editing is available for an additional fee)

    • Professional headshot to use in marketing materials

    • Use of an Audience Polling App for the audience to record direct feedback for you from their mobile devices immediately after your performance.

    • Lunch and a front-row seat for a panel discussion featuring Chicago area meeting professionals

    Your Investment in This Special Speaker Package is $695 for non-members and $595 for NSA-IL Members and Associates.

    Speaker payments must be received no later than January 20, 2022.  

    If you can't perform for any reason, you must let us know at least two weeks prior to the event (February 4) so we have time to arrange for an alternate.  After that time, we can't refund your fee. If the event is postponed due to COVID, we WILL plan an alternate date.  We will abide by the NIU and local Health Department guidelines.

    We are in the process of creating the performance schedule - look to receive the time of your performance soon.

    We are marketing this event to meeting professionals and the general public.  We invite you to share this event with everyone in your network.  You are welcome to invite anyone you want to come and support you!  The admission fee of $35.00 includes access to the Speakers Showcase, lunch where the collaborative panel of Chicago-based meeting professionals will share their thoughts about the state of the industry.  Watch for the "Voices of Impact" Event Registration Page to be opened by January 14.

    • February 19, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • NIU Naperville Auditorium, 1120 E. Diehl Road, Naperville
    Register

    "VOICES OF IMPACT"

    Saturday, February 19, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (Central)


    1. Learn from local meeting professionals. During our lunchtime Q&A, our panel of experts will share what they’re looking for when hiring speakers, best practices when contacting meeting professionals, tips for differentiating yourself - and more! Lunch is included with your registration.

    2. Discover what a speaker showcase is like - without being on stage yourself. A showcase is a great way to get speaking experience - and get in front of people who could hire you. Attending as an audience member allows you to decide if this type of opportunity is right for you.

    3. Build your network. Professional speaking is a business built on relationships. The more people you know in the industry, the better positioned you’ll be to offer -- and receive -- referrals.

    4. Watch, listen, learn - and model. Observe what your fellow speakers are doing on stage to get ideas about how to improve your own presence and presentation.

    5. Support your fellow speakers. One big reason speakers like to participate in speaker showcases is to get video footage to use in their speaker reels. And for the biggest impact, the video should show a lively, engaged audience -- which means we need YOU. By being in the audience and offering valuable feedback, you’ll be a visible support for your speaker peers -- and play an important role in building a stronger community.


    Click here for more details...

    • March 01, 2022
    • September 06, 2022
    • VIRTUAL


    2021-2022 NSA-IL MEMBERS-ONLY EVENTS

                                 

    THURSDAY, MARCH 3,  Noon - 1:00 pm (Central)

    NSA-IL Members-only Book Club

    TUESDAY, JUNE 7, TIME TBA

    NSA-IL Members-only Book Club


    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, TIME TBA

    NSA-IL Members-only Book Club


    Questions, comments, suggestions please contact Christy Moore 


    • March 03, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom Webinar
    Register


    NSA IL Book Club

     A quarterly book club for NSA IL Members Only


    Book Club is a VIRTUAL, moderated open exchange of ideas and inspiration for members/associates only.

    Thursday, March 3: 12:00 - 1:00 PM (Central)


    Selected Book: "We Should All Be Millionaires"

                                                by Rachel Rodgers.

    Links - 

    Podcast: https://helloseven.co/podcast-page/

    Book Website: https://helloseven.co/the-book/

    On Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/We-Should-All-Be-Millionaires-ebook/dp/B08BYYMZG3

    * $0 for KindleUnlimited subscribers

    * Also available on AbeBooks.com and other online discounters


    Because you are a 2021-22 NSA-IL Member or 2021-22 NSA-IL Associate, your registration is free. But you do have to register to claim your spot, so please register now!

    Questions, comments, suggestions please contact Christy Moore 

    • March 11, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    • Virtual via Zoom

    NSA-IL MARCH 2022 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

    March 11, 2022, 8:30 am - 11:15 am (Central)

    Details to follow...








    Note: The Zoom link for this presentation will be sent the day before the presentation to all registrants. Please contact Christy.Moore@nsa-il.org with questions.


    • March 26, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • May 21, 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • VIRTUAL
    Register

    NSA-IL 2022 Speakers Academy 

    March 26, April 2, April 23, April 30, May 14, May 21

    Don't miss this opportunity to build your speaking business in just 6 sessions - with the guidance of established professional speakers!

    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.

    Click HERE to view details for the NSA-IL Speakers Academy

     








    • April 08, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    • Virtual via Zoom

    NSA-IL APRIL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

    April 8, 8:30 am - 11:15 am (Central)

    Details to follow...

    • May 13, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    • Virtual via Zoom

    NSA-IL MAY 2022 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

    May 13, 8:30 am - 11:15 am (Central)

    Details to follow...

    • June 10, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    • Virtual via Zoom

    NSA-IL JUNE 2022 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

    & AWARDS CELEBRATION


    June 10, 8:30 am - 11:15 am (Central)


    Details to Follow...

Past events

January 14, 2022 Meetings Are Where the Magic Happens: Five Ways to Get Your Events up to 212º Steam
December 10, 2021 Use the Power of Facilitation to Grow Your Speaking Business!
December 07, 2021 NSA IL Members-Only Book Club
December 02, 2021 Holidays Around the World Celebration
November 12, 2021 Pink Goldfish: Amplify Differentiation to Stand Out as a Speaker
October 28, 2021 How to grow your business with Virtual Assistants
October 08, 2021 Stop Thinking Like a Keynote Speaker (and Double Your Impact)
September 10, 2021 Under the Magnifying Glass: Good to Great Presentations
August 26, 2021 Season Kick-off and Virtual Engagement Extravaganza
June 16, 2021 JOIN US! NSA-IL MEMBERS-ONLY EVENTS
June 11, 2021 NSA-IL ANNUAL CELEBRATION AND CHAPTER AWARDS
June 11, 2021 SAVE THESE DATES! NSA-IL 2020-2021 PROGRAMS
May 22, 2021 SPRING 2021 SPEAKERS ACADEMY PROGRAM
May 14, 2021 Productivity CPR™ - A holistic model for sustainable performance
April 09, 2021 THRIVE: Turning Uncertainty into YOUR Competitive Advantage
March 12, 2021 Speaker Presentation Bootcamp for All
February 12, 2021 Master Storytelling for More Impact
January 08, 2021 Shift, Flow, Grow as A Virtual Speaker & Coach
December 11, 2020 Onward to 2021: 15+ Sticky Strategies that Engage Today's Diverse Audience
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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