I used to lurk at NSA Illinois.
You’d find me at chapter meetings, taking lots of notes. My goal was to learn from smart people and use this to expand my speaking practice.
Here’s what I didn’t realize: I was missing the best NSA Illinois has to offer.
It wasn’t until someone invited me to join the board that I noticed just how much:
If you, too, are a lurking member, do yourself a favor and volunteer. You’ll get so much more out of your membership: personally and professionally. There are plenty of opportunities that aren’t a giant time suck.
Contact me (847-729-5716 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Tell me what interests you, how much time you have, and I’ll connect you with fun people who share your passion.
If you’re thinking about joining NSA Illinois, do it! It’s the best place around to either up your game or get the tools you need to break into this business. We have two membership categories [https://www.nsa-il.org/apply-now] to suit your situation.
You also may benefit from our twice-a-year Speakers Academy [https://www.nsa-il.org/Latest-Speakers-Academy]: the best bargain on the planet for setting up your businessas a speaker. (I still refer to the materials I got from this program!)
As a lurker, I was wishing and hoping to be a paid speaker. As an active member, I’m making this happen. That’s what I wish for you.
President, NSA Illinois
After a boy threatened to kill her with a machete, Lynne Franklin decided to learn everything she could about persuasion. As a “neuroscience nerd,” she studies how the brain works. Lynne coaches leaders and teams to present their ideas powerfully and persuasively, so they have more confidence, create more connections, and generate more cash flow.