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

The FALL 2021 speakers Academy Program

 October 9 & 16; November 13 & 20; December 4 & 11

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.

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

Sessions will include:

ORIENTATION, PROFESSIONAL AWARENESS AND TOPIC DEVELOPMENT – OCTOBER 9

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:  Jeannie Walters, President, NSA-IL


CONNECTING AND ENGAGING WITH YOUR VIRTUAL AUDIENCE – OCTOBER 16

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: Christopher Carter

Special Guest: John Blumberg, CSP


SALES AND MARKETING & PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS - NOVEMBER 13

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: Bill Guertin


NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT/STREAMS OF INCOME – NOVEMBER 20 

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: Allie Pleiter, Past President & Treasurer, NSA-IL, and Marquita Miller


MANAGING YOUR BUSINESS -  DECEMBER 4 

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: Carl Seidman, CSP, CPA/CFF

Special Guest: Terry BrockMBA, CSP, CPAE


PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER-BEST PRACTICES AND GRADUATION DECEMBER 11 

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: Catherine Johns

COST

The investment in your future success is $795, which includes six 4-hour classes. NSA Illinois’ Speakers Academy alumni (graduates from the last five years only) may attend for a $195 reviewer fee. Reviewers also must complete the application

Please note: Once accepted and registered for NSA Illinois’ Speakers Academy, your program tuition will not be refunded, however make-up sessions are available for one year following the current session.

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Questions? Contact Christy Moore at 847-991-0772 and Christy.Moore@nsa-il.org

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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