Chapter Meeting April 14th 2018

April 14, 2018 - 8:30AM
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC 27703

$1 Million Dollars in Keynote Speaking Fees in the First Four Years


• NSA Carolinas Member – Before April 10th – $79.00
• NSA Carolinas Non- Member – Before April 10th – $110.00
• NSA Carolinas Members – April 10th and Beyond – $104.00
• NSA Carolinas Non-Members – April 10th and Beyond – $135.00


Member pricing is valid for NSA Carolinas Chapter Members, which is a separate membership in addition to NSA Membership. To learn more about NSA Carolinas Membership, please visit


Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC 27703

To reserve a room at the discounted NSA/Carolinas rate of $99.00, please visit this URL by April 2, 2018.

Many professional speakers desire to have a more robust keynote speaking business. Simply put, higher fees for less time invested has always been an attractive proposition.
Mark J. Lindquist has built one of the fastest growing motivational speaking firms in America, with hundreds of engagements in 30 states since he began speaking professionally in January of 2014.

During this session you will hear the strategies, tactics, philosophies and habits that Mark has used to make his first million as a speaker. Topics discussed will include: how to attract bureaus, negotiation strategies, when to increase fees, how to fill your calendar, how to build a referral network, rehearsal habits, audience engagement, adding humor, and much more.

Following lunch will be time for you to get exactly what you need. During this extended Q&A session, Mark will take questions and expand on topics of interest to you. Come prepared with your burning questions!



Mark J. Lindquist
As seen on ABC’s LOST, CBS’ Hawaii Five-O and the Universal Studios movie “Battleship,” Mark J Lindquist is a nationally recognized motivational speaker, highly sought-after success coach, lead singer of the Mark J Lindquist Big Band, world-touring entertainer, US Air Force and Afghanistan war veteran, and author of the books, “Passion! 8 Steps to Reignite Yours,” “Passion! 8 Steps to Find Yours” and “Service! My Way of Life.”

Mark has performed live for over 2.5 million people in 22 countries and 44 states throughout his career. He has performed for Grammy winning artists, Academy Award nominated actors, foreign dignitaries around the world as well as staffers at the White House. Mark has been featured on, C-Span, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Dallas-Fort Worth Star Telegram, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Miami Herald, The Houston Chronicle and the Korea Today Newspaper (Seoul, South Korea).

Mark has shared the stage with former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, Senator John McCain, Magic Johnson, Edward James Olmos, Grammy Award winning artists Rihanna, Brooks and Dunn and Brandy, Academy Award nominated actor Liam Neeson, The Band Perry, Craig Campbell, Dierks Bentley, CEO Bob Nardelli (Home Depot), Steve Case (AOL/Time Warner), Ken Thompson (Wachovia), Jeff Swartz (Timberland) and Ben and Jerry (Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream).

Throughout his entertainment career, Mark has performed for the Tuskegee Airmen, the Secretary of the Interior Gayle Norton, Secretary of Commerce Don Evans, Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, Members of Congress, Sargent Shriver, Mia Hamm, Tony Stewart, Jordin Sparks, The Washington Redskins, The Atlanta Falcons, and The New York Giants (NFL), the Florida Panthers (NHL), the Washington Nationals (MLB), the NCAA, Universal Studios and The Supreme Allied Commander of NATO Europe.

Currently, Mark travels the country delivering keynote addresses for businesses at their annual conference. He also performs the National Anthem for collegiate and professional sports teams and is the full-time National Anthem singer for the National Champion University of North Dakota Men’s Hockey program as well as a guest performer for the College World Series, The Milwaukee Bucks, The Minnesota Twins, The Minnesota Lynx, WE Fest, The Los Angeles Dodgers, The Minnesota Vikings, The Chicago Bears, The Cleveland Browns, Duke University Men’s Basketball and in venues such as Madison Square Garden.

Mark founded Mark J Lindquist Enterprises, Inc. in order to bring smiles to the faces of people and ignite passion all over the world.

Mark is a former AmeriCorps member, as well as a former Sergeant in the United States Air Force and an Afghanistan War Veteran who currently lives in Fargo, North Dakota.

8:30 am – First Timer’s Session
8:45 am – Welcome – Becky Sansbury, President
8:55 am – Introduction of Speaker, Evan Carroll, VP of Programs
9:00 am – $1 Million Dollars in Keynote Speaking Fees in the First Four Years – Mark Lindquist 10:30 am – Energy Break
10:50 am -12:15 pm – Mark Lindquist Continues
12:15 pm – Business Meeting
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm – Lunch
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm – Extended Q&A – Mark Lindquist
2:30 pm – Adjourn

NSA Carolinas Banquet and Chapter Meeting
Featuring NSA National President Brian Walter, CSP, CPAE
June 22-23, 2018 – Venue TBA – Charlotte, NC


When you arrive at this chapter, you should be given a seat belt, shoulder harness and helmet! The chapter meetings are filled with non-stop
energy and excitement. Joe Clouatre, Extreme Customer Service
NSA Carolinas quarterly meeting delivers a model format with over 4 hours of content and a wonderful lunch. Our April meeting featuring Chad Hymas inspired and instilled the urge to make each minute count. The afternoon speaker and book publishing expert John Peragine gave clarity to the next steps for today’s authors. Captain Jim Gordon, Successful Life Sailing
If you are serious about growing your speaking business and want to build relationships with some of the most successful people in the business, then you need to join NSA Carolina's today! Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, these content rich and targeted programs will give you an edge in business. Merikay Tillman, Catalyst Coach