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    • February 29, 2024
    • March 01, 2024
    • Various locations
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    When NSA Carolinas hosts Local Member Dine Arounds (LMDA's), our members connect!

    LMDA's are an ideal opportunity for NSA Carolinas members to engage informally within their geographic area (in-person and virtually) and get to know each other on a deeper relational level.  It's community within the NSA Carolinas community.

    And remember, even speakers refer speakers they know and respect!

    LMDA's are free (i.e. complimentary) and members-only events!  If you're exploring membership in NSA Carolinas, you're invited to attend as well  ;)

    There is no charge, but each member will be responsible for their own check. If virtual, BYOB (Bring Your Own Beverage). 

    Please notice format, location and event times below.

    ** If you decide to attend more than one event, for example the face-2-face event in Charlotte + the virtual event, then register for the in-person event and simply COPY the virtual Zoom link to add to your calendar.  Join us for both!  That's why we're including the Zoom link below. 

    • Greater Charlotte folks (in-person):  Thursday, February 29 @ 12pm @ Golden Owl Tavern (9041 Robert D. Snyder Rd, Charlotte, NC 28262) 
    • Greater Raleigh folks (in-person):  Thursday, February 29 @ 8:30am @ William's Gourmet Kitchen (2114 NC-54, Durham, NC 27713) 
    • ANYONE (virtually): Via Zoom on Friday, March 1 @ 12pm  (Zoom Access: https://zoom.us/j/2474112803)

    A rising tide lifts all boats ... NSA Carolinas is here to lift yours!



    • March 07, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom
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    Join NSA Carolinas for a special Q&A event as we host Award-Winning Master Storyteller and Hall of Fame Speaker, Kelly Swanson, CPAE!

    Mark your calendars (and register!) for Thursday, March 7 @ 12pm so you don't miss out on Kelly's secrets to crafting captivating stories that motivate, connect, and persuade.  When you register, you'll have the option of submitting a question for Kelly as well.

    During last year's INFLUENCE conference, Kelly worked with 2 speakers on the main stage in front of our live audience!  Watch Kelly's performance in action here and select "Watch Kelly's Story Makeover MAGIC in REAL TIME."

    We're so thrilled that Kelly found availability in her incredibly busy schedule to speak with us. Great storytelling is such an art and integral part of professional speaking.  By attending this event, you'll learn new techniques and strategies to polish up your storytelling structure and delivery that will inspire audiences like never before.

    In lieu of us charging a registration fee for this event, we'd like to honor Kelly and her ongoing support for NSA Carolinas, NSA (national) and the NSA Foundation by asking you to make a donation of any amount to the NSA Foundation.  Once you register for this event (complimentary), please do visit the NSA Foundation website (click here) and make a donation of any amount.  Please make the donation in honor of Kelly Swanson.  Only the NSA Foundation will know of your donation.

    More About Kelly Swanson:
    Kelly Swanson is an award-winning storyteller and motivational speaker with a flair for blending humor and heart-touching narratives. With over two decades of experience, she has mastered the art of connecting authentically with audiences, teaching them the transformative power of storytelling. Whether she’s delivering keynotes, conducting workshops, or performing in her theater shows, Kelly’s unique approach leaves a lasting impact, inspiring individuals and organizations to harness the potential of their own stories.

    The Zoom link will be included in the registration confirmation and reminder emails.

    • March 08, 2024
    • March 10, 2024
    • Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North, Albuquerque, NM


    Thrive 2024 is a can't-miss opportunity to learn from the best speakers in the industry, while being surrounded by professional speaking peers to help you learn and take your businesses to the next level. 

     ... and as you are registering for any NSA National event, please be sure to acknowledge NSA Carolinas as your primary chapter

    If NSA Carolinas is not your primary chapter, please update your "MyNSA" portal to ensure you are affiliated with us!  Here's a helpful tutorial screenshot to show you how easy it is to affiliate with NSA Carolinas.

    Why is acknowledging NSA Carolinas important on your event registration for any national event? 

    Because NSA Carolinas earns a small rebate from NSA National that helps our Chapter continue to provide dynamic programming, community-building experiences, and business-accelerating resources.  NSA National appreciates our chapter support for their events!

    The last three NSA conferences all sold out, so be sure to register soon.

    Keep checking NSASpeaker.org and our NSA Facebook page for the most up-to-date information and we hope to be able to see you all there!

    • March 16, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Primeau Productions (501 Richardson St. Suite D, Simpsonsville, SC 29681)
    • 16
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    The greatest speakers are also the greatest storytellers!

    On March 16, witness our first-ever NSA Storytelling Competition!  

    NSA Carolinas is thrilled to host its own Chapter Contest on March 16, 2024 in the inaugural NSA Storytelling Competition. On that date, 12 contestants will compete and ONE will be crowned our NSA Carolinas chapter winner. Our winner will then advance to compete further in the Storytelling Regional Contest

    The winners from each of the 3 Regional Contests (3 Regions = 3 Participants) will then advance to compete in the National Contest held LIVE on the INFLUENCE Conference mainstage August 3-6, 2024!  The audience will select the Storytelling National Champion! 

    ** Our NSA Carolinas contest will be held IN-PERSON and VIRTUALLY on Saturday, March 16, 2024 @ 12pm at the Primeau Productions studio located in Simpsonsville, South Carolina!  (501 Richardson St. Suite D, Simpsonsville, SC 29681).

    How were contestants selected?  Throughout Fall 2023, we communicated a December deadline date to register as a contestant.  

    Is it too late to register and compete?  If you want to compete this year but missed the prior December deadline to register as a contestant, unfortunately we are not accepting new contestants at this time unless a current contestant cannot compete.  Please register for the event as an Attendee and indicate on the registration form you would like to be on the Waitlist to compete.  

    Whether as an Attendee or Contestant, we hope you will join us to experience this special event on March 16 and witness masterful storytelling! 

    ** If you would like to serve as an onsite Judge for the Storytelling Contest, please indicate on the event registration form.  More information will be sent to you, but please review the Guides below! 

    For a copy of the full Rules, Regulations, & FAQs as well as the Judge's Guide and Scoring Sheet, click here.

    General NSA Storytelling Competition Rules, Regulations & FAQs:

    • NSA Carolinas membership is required to participate,
    • CPAE recipients are considered “Elite Speakers” and do not qualify to compete,
    • Each participants story is limited to five (5) minutes, from first word to last word,  
    • A story that is over time (for example, 5:01 minutes) will be disqualified,
    • $100 registration fee to compete in the Chapter-level contest,
    • Each speech will be professionally recorded by Primeau Productions and every contestant will receive their recording (a great value for the $100 registration fee),
    • Chapter-level judge selection will be anonymous and at the discretion of the NSA Carolinas leadership team,
    • The winner of the Chapter-level contest will be announced at the conclusion of the in-person event on March 16, 2024,
    • NSA Carolinas will inform and pay the Regional Fee for it's Chapter-level contest winner to advance in the Regional Contest,  
    • The NSA Carolinas winner will be assigned a Mentor to review and enhance their story and a final Regional entry video will be submitted by April 12.
    Story contestants will be scored on three tracks:

    Marketability, Impact, & Presentation.

    The Zoom link will be included in the event registration and reminder emails.

    For a copy of the full Rules, Regulations, & FAQs as well as the Judge's Guide and Scoring Sheet, click here
    • March 22, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Zoom
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    Want to hear top takeaways from our own NSA Carolinas members who attended the THRIVE national conference?

    If you attended THRIVE, we'd love to have you register for this unique event so you can share and hear what other attendees gleaned as well. 

    We'll be sharing top takeaways in round robin format.

    Learn more about the THRIVE conference here!

    This is members-only event.  If you're not a member but would like to attend this recap session, we encourage you to consider membership in NSA Carolinas!


    • April 05, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom
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    To keep our members up-to-date with our member benefits and events, and to help WELCOME our newest members and even "future" members — the NSA Carolinas chapter is excited to host a WELCOME WEBINAR on Friday, March 29 at noon. 

    Our goal is to help you take advantage of all NSA Carolinas has to offer in helping you accelerate and grow your speaking to the next higher level.   Wherever you're at, we're all in this journey together.  Community and support is what makes it special when needed most.

    Register to attend this event LIVE -- or, register so you can receive the recording and watch at your own convenience. 

    The Welcome Webinar will feature a live program with our current NSA Carolinas VP of Member Experience, Dr. Sarah Glova. 

    Anyone can attend! We welcome NEW MEMBERS who would like to hear more about benefits AND we also welcome EXISTING MEMBERS who want a refresher on our member benefits or who have questions about how to access member benefits. 

    The Zoom link will be included in the registration confirmation and reminder emails.

    See you soon!

    • April 12, 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • Bank of America Stadium Charlotte, NC


    SAVE THE DATE --- details forthcoming soon!  

    This will be a joint event with MPI-Carolinas (Meeting Professionals International - Carolinas Chapter) and the NC Meetings Mean Business Alliance to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day!

    This will be such an exciting event as we partner with MPI-Carolinas for the very first time!


    • May 22, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom
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    Our NSA Carolinas Mastermind meets quarterly, virtually, and is for Members Only. Huge VALUE ADD for membership! 

    Attending our NSA Carolinas Mastermind will enable you to connect deeper with other NSA Carolinas members, share ideas, ask questions and get feedback on any issues or challenges you might be facing. 

    Consider this meeting a FREE coaching session amongst other professional speakers; meaning this one meeting already pays for your entire NSA Carolinas membership!

    You'll glean incredible value just hearing from others as we well as the feedback given to them.

    Attend prepared with a question or issue needing some insights OR simply attend and learn from others.  The meeting agenda is who shows up and shares.

    Our vision by offering this Mastermind group is to provide you with yet another unique touchpoint to support your growth, development and success as a speaker.  

    The Mastermind is for members only, virtual and complementary. Each will be facilitated by one of our seasoned Chapter members. 

    • August 03, 2024
    • August 06, 2024
    • Gaylord Rockies in Denver, CO


    Influence 2024 is a can't-miss opportunity to learn from the best speakers in the industry, while being surrounded by professional speaking peers to help you learn and take your businesses to the next level. 

    ... and as you are registering for any NSA National event, please be sure to acknowledge NSA Carolinas as your primary chapter

    If NSA Carolinas is not your primary chapter, please update your "MyNSA" portal to ensure you are affiliated with us!  Here's a helpful tutorial screenshot to show you how easy it is to affiliate with NSA Carolinas.

    Why is acknowledging NSA Carolinas important on your event registration for any national event? 

    Because NSA Carolinas earns a small rebate from NSA National that helps our Chapter continue to provide dynamic programming, community-building experiences, and business-accelerating resources.  NSA National appreciates our chapter support for their events!

    The last three NSA conferences all sold out, so be sure to register soon!

    Keep checking NSASpeaker.org and our NSA Facebook page for the most up-to-date information and we hope to be able to see you all there!

Past events

February 16, 2024 Day 5 of the Week of Speaker LOVE Event | StorySelling for Speakers | Presented by Bernadette McClelland
February 15, 2024 Day 4 of the Week of Speaker LOVE Event | Unveiling the Financial Roles: Bookkeeper, Accountant, and CFO | Presented by Carolina Aponte
February 14, 2024 Day 3 of the Week of Speaker LOVE Event | How to Build a Successful Business as a Speaker, Coach, Author, Trainer, or Consultant Selling to Corporations | Presented by Peter Stark
February 13, 2024 Day 2 of the Week of Speaker LOVE Event | Tuesday Hall-of-Famer Surprise Presented by Dr. Delatorro McNeal
February 12, 2024 Day 1 of the Week of Speaker LOVE Event | Transforming Words: The Power of Inclusive Language Excellence for Speakers Presented by Susie Silver
February 02, 2024 How to Speak on the TEDx Stage (SIG meeting: Specialty Interest Groups)
January 24, 2024 NSA Carolinas Quarterly Mastermind Session
January 12, 2024 'FEARLESSLY CLEAR' Goal Setting Retreat
December 14, 2023 AENC Speaker Showcase (get your complimentary ticket!)
December 12, 2023 Local Member Dine Around's (LMDA's)
December 07, 2023 How to Launch your Speaking to Schools, Colleges and Educators! (An NSA Chapter MEGA event involving multiple chapters to support the NSA Foundation!)
November 20, 2023 Speaker Academy Showcase
November 11, 2023 SPEAKER INTENSIVE: Sales Mastery & Secrets to Thriving as a Professional Speaker
November 10, 2023 The ART of Making a Difference – wine, art and special presentation from artist William Mangum!
October 28, 2023 NSA Carolinas Speaker Academy - Class 2
October 21, 2023 NSA Carolinas Speaker Academy - Class 1
October 03, 2023 Specialty Interest Group (SIG) meeting. TOPIC: BOOK PUBLISHING and PROMOTION!
September 29, 2023 Specialty Interest Group (SIG) meeting. TOPIC: PODCASTING!
September 23, 2023 The Business of Professional Speaking ... VIRTUALLY
September 13, 2023 Specialty Interest Group (SIG) meeting. TOPIC: Speaker Demo Video
September 08, 2023 Specialty Interest Group (SIG) Meeting. TOPIC: How to earn the CSP® (Certified Speaking Professional™)
August 28, 2023 Local Meeting Dine Around's (LMDA's)
August 12, 2023 Influence 2023 Recap
August 08, 2023 NSA Carolinas Quarterly Mastermind Session!
July 15, 2023 NSA National: Influence 2023!
June 20, 2023 Introducing SIGs, our new Specialty Interest Groups! (Topic: Speaking on the TEDx Stage)
June 09, 2023 2023 NSA Carolinas Awards Banquet and Program!
May 24, 2023 Introducing SIGs, our new Specialty Interest Groups! (Topic: Maximizing LinkedIn)
May 09, 2023 Join NSA Carolinas for its first ever Mastermind Group!
April 29, 2023 Mastering the Art of Legacy Building For Your Speaking and Training Expertise: Innovative Business Models For Success
April 04, 2023 April Local Member Dine Arounds + Masterminds (LMDA+MM)
March 28, 2023 NSA Carolinas Q1 Recap & Key Learnings Discussion: NSA Winter Workshop / Week of Speaker Love / Nate Woodbury YouTube
March 03, 2023 NSA National: THRIVE 2023 WINTER WORKSHOP
February 28, 2023 MEGA Chapter Event: How to Leverage YouTube for Lead Generation with Nate Woodbury
February 17, 2023 Week of Speaker Love (Daily Virtual Events During Week of 2/13 @ 12pm-1pm)
January 28, 2023 Organization & Tools to Drive Productivity in Your Speaker Business + CSP/CPAE Summit Recap + Interactive 2023 Planning Session
December 13, 2022 Speaker Academy Showcase
December 06, 2022 Local Member Dine Arounds, Happy Holidays 2022!
November 05, 2022 Speaker Intensive workshop with Kelly Swanson, newly inducted Hall of Fame speaker!
October 15, 2022 NSA Carolinas Speaker Academy
October 13, 2022 Speaker Lab
September 24, 2022 The Author Buffet & ALL Things Book - Learn the Keys for Taking Your Book from Idea to Shelf! and Leveraging for More Speaking Engagements
August 13, 2022 NSA Carolinas Workshop | Top takeaways from NSA's INFLUENCE Conference!
July 09, 2022 NSA Influence
June 10, 2022 2022 NSA Carolinas 4th Annual Awards Banquet & Chapter Program
May 10, 2022 How to Get 10,000 Views on Your Next Linkedin Post
April 09, 2022 How to Build a High Performance Business!
March 05, 2022 NEXT LEVEL AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT
February 25, 2022 NSA National Winter Workshop
February 22, 2022 February 2022 Local Member Dine Arounds (LMDA)
February 15, 2022 Speaker Lab
February 04, 2022 The Association Insider: How I Booked 80+ Association Engagements in One Year
December 14, 2021 Holiday Social!
December 04, 2021 Elevating Your Speaker Reputation
November 16, 2021 Speaker Lab
November 06, 2021 Speaker Intensive
October 29, 2021 Speaker Academy 2021
October 02, 2021 Pink Goldfish: Amplify Differentiation to Stand Out as a Speaker
September 21, 2021 Speaker Lab
September 11, 2021 NSA Carolinas Monthly Workshop
August 14, 2021 NSA Carolinas Workshop | Top takeaways from NSA's INFLUENCE Conference!
June 11, 2021 JUNE AWARDS BANQUET AND PROGRAM (A HYBRID EXPERIENCE!)
May 15, 2021 Embrace the Change: 15+ Sticky Strategies that Engage Today's Diverse Audience
April 10, 2021 Virtual Studio Showcase!
March 13, 2021 "The Business of Doing Business"
February 16, 2021 NSA Carolinas Speaker Showcase
January 09, 2021 Virtual Program with Anton Gunn
December 17, 2020 Lets Celebrate our Perseverance!
November 07, 2020 Chapter Program - Speaker Intensive: Lois Creamer
October 17, 2020 Virtual Chapter Program - Cecilia Gorman
September 19, 2020 Virtual Chapter Program - Amy Harrill
September 12, 2020 NSA Carolinas Speakers Academy
June 19, 2020 Chapter Program: Amy Climer & Wally Adamchik
May 28, 2020 Webinar: Designing Dynamic Slides with Chris Cook
April 03, 2020 Chapter Program: Crystal Washington
March 18, 2020 Webinar: Barbara Rozgonyi, Piggybacking PR
February 25, 2020 Webinar: Nate Woodbury, YouTube
February 01, 2020 Chapter Program: Karen McCullough
January 29, 2020 Webinar: Julian Mather, Get Video Smart
December 11, 2019 Webinar: David Newman
November 01, 2019 Speaker Intensive 2019
October 01, 2019 Fall 2019 Local Member Dine-Around
September 07, 2019 Chapter Program - Steve Lowell
June 28, 2019 Chapter meeting June 28 to 29
May 06, 2019 Local Member Dine Around Spring Edition
April 30, 2019 NSA Carolinas Video Lab
March 09, 2019 Chapter Meeting March 9 2019
February 02, 2019 Chapter Meeting Feb 2 2019
December 10, 2018 Local Member Dine-Around Holiday Edition Dec/Jan
November 02, 2018 Speaker Intensive 2018
October 03, 2018 Writing Workshop: Learning Lab Oct 3 2018
August 20, 2018 August Local Member Dine-Around
August 01, 2018 Chapter Meeting Sept 8 2018
June 22, 2018 Chapter Meeting June 22 & 23 2018
April 14, 2018 Chapter Meeting April 14th 2018
February 24, 2018 Raleigh Power Session
January 20, 2018 Chapter Meeting Jan 20th 2018
November 10, 2017 2017 Speakers School
October 16, 2017 Video Lab
September 09, 2017 Chapter Meeting Sep 9th
September 08, 2017 Chapter Meeting 9/9/17 Recording For Sale
June 10, 2017 Chapter Meeting June 10th
April 08, 2017 Chapter Meeting April 8th

Accommodations Statement
If you have any dietary needs or disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in any NSA Carolinas chapter event, please email your needs to infonsacarolinas@gmail.com a minimum of five (5) business days in advance of the event for arrangements to be made. Thank you!

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