Chapter Meeting June 28 to 29

June 28, 2019 - 6:00pm
Hyatt Place | Downtown Asheville, NC | 199 Haywood Street Asheville NC

June Awards Banquet and Chapter Meeting

Join us for the second edition of the NSA Awards Banquet and Chapter Meeting. It’s two days of networking and learning in the picturesque city of Asheville.

Here’s what you can expect from the program:


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:

  • Keynote by NSA Carolinas Member and NSA National Board Member, Meridith Elliott Powell, CSP on Powerful Sales Systems & Strategies Guaranteed To Fill Your Pipeline
  • Installation of 2019-2020 Chapter Officers
  • Chapter Awards, including Chapter Member of the Year


Saturday will feature Ford Saeks, CSP in our typical, but always fun and educational, meeting format. Ford will present Growing Your Speaking Empire! Get More Bookings, Sell More Products and Services in the morning. The program is designed for professional speakers, thought leaders, authors and consultants that want to expand their digital footprint, attract new customers and gain a competitive edge. Ford will share insider secrets to help you make money from YOUR expertise.  This event is perfect for the emerging speaker to the advanced 6 or 7 figure earners too!

In this impactful presentation, Ford will help you:

  • Craft Compelling Value Propositions to Get Noticed and Booked
  • Identify New Revenue Streams from Your Expertise and the Exact Path to Profits
  • Three Secrets to Attract Referrals and New Customers Like a Magnet
  • Five Ways to Dominate Your Market, Increase Leads and Attract New Clients
  • Strategies to Leverage Traditional Mediums That Give You Top-Of-Mind Awareness and generate more money from your topics and expertise.

Your presenter, Ford Saeks, CSP, is a founding member and past chair of NSA’s Million Dollar Speakers Group, he run’s his own 7-figure speaking business, and has helped many well-known professional speakers, past presidents, CSP’s, CPAE’s, authors and consultants grow their businesses.  He’s one of only 20 people in the Speakers Roundtable and he only speaks to a couple NSA chapters each year, and we’re delighted to have him with us for this special presentation on JUNE 29, 2019.

Join Ford Saeks as he reveals fresh insider secrets to accelerate your results and grow your business even on a limited budget. If you’re interested in building brand awareness, connecting with your customer base, uncovering new opportunities, capturing prospects, lead generation and increasing sales, this program is for you. Bring your marketing and promotional materials or submit your website for a chance to be selected for one of Ford’s famous “Marketing Makeover-Hot Seats”. Mark your calendars and get registered because this is one event you cannot afford to miss!


Early-Bird Rates Through June 23rd:

  • Banquet and Chapter Meeting for Members – $99.00 “Plus One” Banquet Guest – $40.00 Total $139
  • Chapter Meeting Only for Members- $79.00
  • Banquet and Chapter Meeting for Non-Members – $129.00 “Plus One” Banquet Guest – $40.00 Total $169
  • Chapter Meeting Only for Non-Members – $99.00

Full Rates After June 24th:

  • Banquet and Chapter Meeting for Members – $119.00 “Plus One” Banquet Guest – $55.00 Total $174
  • Chapter Meeting Only for Members- $99.00
  • Banquet and Chapter Meeting for Non-Members – $159.00 “Plus One” Banquet Guest – $55.00 Total $214
  • Chapter Meeting Only for Non-Members – $119.00


VENUE AND ADDRESS: Hyatt Place, Downtown Asheville, NC | 199 Haywood Street

To reserve a room at the discounted NSA Carolinas rate of $209.00, you may do so by calling 1 828 505 8500 and asking for the NSA Carolinas rate through May 29th.


Meridith Elliott Powell CSP

Voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to watch by Currency Fair, a  Top Sales Experts To Follow by LinkedIn, and one of the Top 41 Motivational Speakers . Meridith Elliott Powell is an award-winning author, keynote speaker and business strategist. With a background in corporate leadership and sales, her career expands over several industries including banking, healthcare and finance.  Meridith worked her way up from entry-level to earn her position in the C-Suite. She is a Master Certified Strategist, Executive Coach and Certified Speaking Professional, a designation held by less than twelve percent of professional speakers.  In addition, Meridith is an invitation-only author for LinkedIn, having published more than six courses on their prestigious education networks.

She has a cutting-edge message, rooted in real-life examples and real-world knowledge. She  is the author of five books, including Winning In The Trust & Value Economy (a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards) and her latest “Own It: Redefining Responsibility – Stories of Power, Freedom & Purpose (named Top 50 Sales Book for 2018) about how to build cultures the inspire ownership at every level to create profits at every turn.

Meridith is regularly featured in publications such as Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., Investment News, and American Banker among others. High energy and highly interactive, Meridith’s helps leaders and business owners learn the new rules of success today, and the strategies they need to Thrive In Uncertainty.

Ford Saeks

Business Growth Innovator


Ford Saeks has redefined the formula for business success. His efforts have helped companies generate a total of over a billion dollars in sales worldwide. From start-ups to Fortune 500’s, Saeks is widely recognized as a Business Growth Innovator. With over 20 years’ experience (ranging from retail to wholesale), he has founded over ten companies, authored four books, awarded three U.S. patents, and received numerous industry awards.  Tenacity and innovation are what fuels this revenue-generating powerhouse. From grassroots to Google, Ford provides his clients with fresh perspectives and doable tactics to resolve marketing, operations, and growth challenges. As President and CEO of Prime Concepts Group, Inc., an integrated marketing services firm, Ford specializes in helping businesses attract loyal and repeat customers, monetize social media, and ignite creativity.


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