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Speaker magazine Blog

As the speaking industry evolves, so does NSA. We're thrilled to announce the launch of the new Speaker magazine blog to deliver actionable information for the modern-day speaker. The blog features content from today's thought leaders and innovators, so you stay on the cutting-edge of the speaking profession.


Visit the blog today for unique how to's, advice and practical applications to use immediately. You'll learn how to walk, talk and negotiate like a pro, and seven tips to overcome writer's block—today. It's what works best for the industry's experts, and it'll work for you, too.


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Make New Friends and Keep the Old
Member Benefit of the Month
Getting involved with an NSA Community Group is a great way to build new friendships and to learn more about how to improve your business. NSA members get together at meetings and spark new ideas, leading to the formation of many Community Groups. Community Groups meet every year at the NSA Convention and many of them stay connected throughout the year via social media. Find where you fit in and join a Community Group today!
Stay Updated With Your NSA Friends
Jeffrey HayzlettWe are proud to share with you that NSA's own Jeffrey Hayzlett was just announced as a Contributing Editor for the Bloomberg Television network. This means that he will appear regularly on Bloomberg to deliver his thoughts on topics and trends in the business world. Congratulations Jeffrey!
NSA's CEO, Stacy Tetschner, CAE, recently sat down to chat with Association Mavens to discuss the future goals of NSA. Click here to watch the recording and learn what's to come for NSA.
Dave LieberNSA-North Texas member Dave Lieber has a new job, too - he is the new Watchdog columnist for the Dallas Morning News. Congratulations Dave!
We were sad to hear of the passing of one of our long-term members. Twenty-four year NSA member Ken Wallace passed away in December 2012. He will be missed!
Bruce TurkelThe Jewish National Fund pays Bill Clinton $500,000 for a 45-minute speech. Too much? Just right? NSA member, Bruce Turkel, was asked about that on Fox News. Watch his response.
Give Back to NSA
Volunteer at the 2013 NSA Convention

The Convention team needs your help as a volunteer on-site at the 2013 NSA Convention in Philadelphia, July 27-30. Please see below for opportunities and who to contact if you are interested. This is a great way to network and meet new people at the Convention!


People Movers are a special group of volunteers who help guide Convention attendees in the right direction at the Convention. If you'd like to help people find their way, contact Randy Keirn at or (727) 459-2572.

Session Hosts are assigned to each concurrent presenter to assist before and after their session. Help our Convention presenters but contacting Tamela Moore at or (740) 352-0668.

Welcome New NSA Members!
Let's give a big welcome to these new Professional members who joined in April and May 2013!
Stacey Alcorn, Chelmsford, MA
Felton Armand, Homewood, IL 
Chuck Behrens, Bay Village, OH   
Sheryl Bindelglass, Martinsville, NJ
Sandra Brown, Bloomington, IL
Nozer Buchia, Sugarland, TX
Dale Callahan, Birmingham, AL
David Caperton, Columbus, OH
Ling Chen, New York, NY
Lisa Copeland, Mercer Island, WA
Brendan Dalley, St. George, UT
Sam Davidson, Nashville, TN
Shirley Davis-Sheppard, Bowie, MD
Jason Evans, Miami, FL
Charles Fleisher, Freehold, NJ
Emma Fogt, Gladwyne, PA
Tomas Garza, McMinnville, OR
Philip Gerbyshak, Milwaukee, WI
John Getter, Las Vegas, NV
Paul Scott Gilbertson, Middleton, WI
Amanda Goodson, Tucson, AZ
Felton Hawkins, Newport News, VA
Paul Jenkins, Orem, UT
Phil Kassel, Berlin, MD
Tiffanie Kellog, Lutz, FL
Chad Kerby, Chandler, AZ
Sithembile Mahlatini, Salem, MA 
Diana Martinez, Glen Ellyn, IL
Don McMillan, Santa Clarita, CA
Melinda Micheletto, Hadley, MA
Daina Middleton, Alta, WY
Jon Niemczyk, Keller, TX
Kedma Ough, Portland, OR 
Ohilda Perdomo, New York, NY
Marc Pitman, Waterville, ME
Jeffrey Price, Arvada, CO 
Anne Pryor, Minnetonka, MN 
Jonathan Randall, Winterville, NC 
Ramon RayElizabeth, NJ
Byron Reese, Georgetown, TX
Tara Rethore, Annandale, VA
Reggie Rivers, Denver, CO 
Melanie Rosdahl, Decatur, GA
Jill Schiefelbein, Higley, AZ
Jeff Sinchak, Coupeville, WA
Todd Sinelli, Dallas, TX
Christine Spray, Houston, TX 
Scott Stratten, Ontario, Canada
Jay Townsend, Cornwall on Hudson, NY
Ricardo Vargas, Portugal, Spain
Anthony Verderame, Bloomington, MN 
John Wade, Incline Village, NV
Elizabeth Wainger, Rockville, MD 
Ann Washburn, South Jordan, UT 
Andrew Witter, Asheville, NC 
Benjamin Wolff, New York, NY
Daniel Woods, Effingham, IL 
Keven Yarbrough, Valrico, FL
Thank you to our Gold Sponsors!

Experience Exciting, New Programs and Special Events at the 2013 NSA Convention!

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The Learning Lounge is an adult learning playground that features forward-thinking, self-customized, innovative, learning. This new standard in learning is sure to be a hit with peer-to-peer roundtable discussions and two theaters offering continous 15-minute TED-style presentations that focus on trends, innovative ideas and best practices. We've also added bonus sunrise sessions and late day sessions. Also, join us in celebrating our 40-year anniversary, a milestone that will be talked about for years. You'll want to be at this year's Convention. Click here to get the full scoop!

July 27-30,2013

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Upcoming Webinars

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Engage: Five Principles for Making Every Sales Conversation Count

Presented by Tim Wackel

Wednesday, June 19, 2013; 4:00pm ET


Many speakers today haven't been taught how to properly prepare for a sales conversation. They simply recycle the same pitch over and over hoping to find someone willing to buy. Anyone can make lots of calls, and it takes almost no skill to convert a huge number of contacts into a sparse number of opportunities. But if you want to significantly increase your production, you'll need to do a better job of making ever sales conversation count.


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Speaker Sampler

Have you checked out the Speaker Sampler yet? It is the newest feature on NSA's learning center that lets you sample the first 15 minutes of some great sessions. New sessions are now available for your sampling pleasure! Content will keep changing every 4-6 weeks, so keep checking back! Once on the site, click the banner to be taken to the available sessions.

The newest sessions are:
  • Reinventing a Speaking Career: Repurposing, Refreshing, Retrenching, Thom Winninger, CSP, CPAE, 2008 NSA Convention - New York City
  • Kick Your Own Butt--From Passion to Profits, Pegine Echevarria, 2010 NSA Convention - Orlando
  • What Will Happen Next: The Five Forces that will Change the Speaking Industry, Graeme Codrington, CSP, DBA, FPSA, 2012 NSA Convention - Indianapolis

Voices of Experience

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Upcoming GSF Events

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Philadelphia, PA, USA  
German Speakers Association (GSA) Convention 
Sept. 5-7, 2013
Munich, Germany 
 PSAUK Convention 
Oct. 4-5, 2013
London, England, UK  

2013 Global Speakers Summit  
Dec. 8-10, 2013
Vancouver, Canada
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