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Chapter Program: Amy Climer & Wally Adamchik

  • June 19, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • online via Zoom


  • We get it, COVID. Pay what works for you during this tough time.
  • We get it, COVID. Pay what works for you during this tough time.

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Join us for another excellent, engaging, virtual program!

We'll kick off the morning by welcoming our new 2020-2021 Board of Directors! 

Then, join us for two 90 minute, interactive sessions designed to help you skyrocket your speaking business this year. Amy Climer and Wally Adamchik bring their expertise on topics that are ideal for thriving both during and after this global pandemic.

Over lunch you'll have the option to join a breakout room and talk about a range of topics related to the art and business of speaking. 

Creating Engaging Virtual Spaces

It’s going to be a while, a long while, before speakers get to be on stage at large in-person events. To keep your speaking business thriving you need to be a stellar virtual presenter. Join Amy Climer and learn best practices and interactive strategies for leading online webinars and trainings.

You'll learn how to

  • design virtual sessions that make an impact 
  • present so it feels like you are in-person 
  • use technology to your advantage 

This isn’t about how to use Zoom (you can watch their free instructional videos). This is about designing and delivering virtually.

Amy Climer, Ph.D. photo of Amy Climer

Dr. Amy Climer is a thought leader in innovation, team development, and virtual facilitation. She has designed online courses, delivered countless webinars, and keynoted virtual conferences. She uses research-based practices, tools, and techniques teams can leverage to innovate on demand. Her clients include forward-thinking organizations such as the Mayo Clinic, Department of Homeland Security, and the University of Wisconsin. Amy holds a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University. Her research led to the Deliberate Creative Team Scale, designed to measure the three critical dimensions of team creativity. Her TEDx talk The Power of Deliberate Creative Teams explains her research and philosophies on innovation. Amy is the host of The Deliberate Creative™ Podcast, which has had over 125,000 downloads. She is the designer of Climer Cards, a creativity and teambuilding tool used by thousands to deepen conversations and generate ideas. Amy is trained or certified in Creative Problem Solving, Immunity to Change, and the FourSight Thinking System. In 2016, she won the Karl Rhonke Creativity Award from the Association for Experiential Education. You can learn more about Amy and her work at

From Research to Revenue: How one survey led to $200,000 plus in revenue in 12 months

This information packed session will show you exactly how to create an integrated marketing campaign to leverage primary research in your niche. Combining multiple strategies and techniques, all learned at NSA, to create/deliver/promote/and monetize an industry specific research report, Wally generated over $200,000 in new business in twelve months. He will show you exactly how he did it. Learn how this low cost, high impact project can establish you as an industry expert, get you in front of new groups and create opportunities for your business. Use readily available tools - SurveyMonkey, LinkedIn, PR, Social Media, old fashioned email, and more - to create a strategic marketing campaign to truly take your business to the next level. This session is for the emerging speaker/consultant looking to establish credibility in a niche AND for the established speaker seeking to leverage their connections and expertise. Prepare to take notes as this session gives you the exact path to follow and a checklist to guide the way.

Wally Adamchik, CSPphoto of Wally Admachik

Wally Adamchik CSP, CMC is the President of FireStarter Speaking and Consulting, a NC based leadership consulting firm specializing in the construction industry. By applying what he learned at NSA during his 15+ years of membership he is now a member of the Million Dollar Speakers Group. He is a member of the NSA Carolina chapter and looks forward to sharing his successful marketing campaign with you. 

Program Agenda

9:30am: Welcome, introductions, induction of new board

10:30am: Amy Climer

12pm: Lunch break and optional breakout rooms

1pm: Wally Adamchik

2:25pm Closing Comments and announcements

2:30pm Adjourn

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