Chapter Meeting June 22/23

June 22, 2018 - 7PM
Crowne Plaza Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Drive, Charlotte, NC 28216

June Awards Banquet and Chapter Meeting
This June we’re mixing things up and putting on NSA Carolinas’ Inaugural Awards Banquet. To our knowledge, this is the first time we’ve hosted a chapter awards banquet. Here’s what you can expect.


During this special event, we’ll be rolling out the red carpet to celebrate the speaking profession. In addition to an excellent meal, we have a stellar program lined up:

  • Remarks from our Special Guest, NSA President Brian Walter
  • Keynote by NSA Carolinas Member and Humorous Keynoter, David Rendall
  • Installation of 2018-2019 Chapter Officers
  • Chapter Awards, including Chapter Member of the Year


Saturday will feature NSA President Brian Walter in our typical, but always fun and educational, meeting format. Brian will present Sticky Content: Use Mini Brands and Production Values to Make Your Messaging Memorable.

Your clients say they hire you for your content expertise. (Would be nice if that were true.) The reality is, they actually hired you to give their audiences an extreme experience. Brian Walter, communications consultant and corporate humorist with Extreme Meetings, will show you how to make your speech’s messaging dramatically more sticky. How will he do that? With an action-packed, example-laden, steal-these-ideas session on memory-enhancing platform skills. He’ll show you how to use Mini-Brands to make your content unforgettable, and boost the action in interACTION! Brian will help us all learn:

  • How to increase audience involvement (When it’s literally and physically about THEM your content truly is unforgettable)
  • How to use transform a speech component into a “routine” (Adding production values heightens the experience and increases the imprint on audience members’ brains…thus increasing memorability)
  • How to use at least six different platform formats for extreme impact (C’mon…you don’t just want to understand this stuff, you want to swipe and use it now)


Early-Bird Rates Through June 18th:

  • Banquet and Chapter Meeting for Members – $99.00
  • Chapter Meeting Only for Members- $79.00
  • Banquet and Chapter Meeting for Non-Members – $125.00
  • Chapter Meeting Only for Non-Members – $110.00
  • Additional “Plus One” Banquet Guest – $50.00

Full Rates After June 18th:

  • Banquet and Chapter Meeting for Members – $124.00
  • Chapter Meeting Only for Members- $104.00
  • Banquet and Chapter Meeting for Non-Members – $150.00
  • Chapter Meeting Only for Non-Members – $135.00
  • Additional “Plus One” Banquet Guest – $65.00

Banquet Sponsorship

A special way to support the NSA Foundation and receive recognition during the banquet, a $500 sponsorship package is available, which includes banquet admission for two and acknowledgment in the banquet program.


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


Crowne Plaza Executive Park – 5700 Westpark Drive, Charlotte, NC 28216

To reserve a room at the discounted NSA Carolinas rate of $115.00, you may do so by calling 1-866-380-0612 and asking for the NSA Carolinas rate or book online at through June 8th.


NSA President Brian Walter

Since 1998, Brian Walter’s Extreme Meetings has “infotained” audiences from 10 to 10,000. He is a unique blend of internal and external communication expertise. Over a 25+ year career, Brian has been an advertising director, marketing & sales director, radio & TV commercial producer, copywriter, communications manager, speech coach, video producer, management trainer, consultant and professional speaker.

He’s even a Guinness Book of World Records holder for producing the world’s shortest TV commercial. Brian has earned the elite Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association, and is also a member of Meeting Professionals International.

David Rendall

During the last 15 years, David has spoken to audiences on every inhabited continent. His clients include the US Air Force and the Australian Government, as well as companies in the Fortune 500 including, Microsoft, AT&T, State Farm Insurance and Ralph Lauren. In between presentations, he competes in ultramarathons and Ironman triathlons. Prior to becoming a speaker, he was a management professor and stand-up comedian. He also managed nonprofit enterprises that provided employment for people with disabilities. He has more than 20 years of experience leading people and organizations. David has a Doctor of Management degree in organizational leadership, as well as a graduate degree in psychology. He is the author of four books: The Four Factors of Effective Leadership, The Freak Factor, The Freak Factor for Kids, and Pink Goldfish.

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