On June 10 and 11, we invite you to experience two internationally-recognized speakers at our 4th annual awards banquet and chapter workshop!
Join us in-person in Raleigh for a power-packed experience connecting you with fellow speakers, celebrating new opportunities in the speaking industry and empowering you with ideas to grow your speaking business at the next level.
In addition to an incredible Friday evening keynote presentation by Meridith Elliott Powell (CSP and Chair-Elect for the NSA Board of Directors) as well as chapter awards, new officer installation and after party, we are also thrilled to host a Saturday “Building a Million-Dollar Speaking Business” workshop with Hall of Fame speaker Bill Cates (CSP, CPAE) and host panel discussions with meeting planners and association executives.
Our event will be hosted at City Club Raleigh, located conveniently in downtown Raleigh where you can make this a weekend experience.
Friday, June 10
6:00 pm Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm Welcome & Opening Remarks
7:15 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Keynote Address from Meridith Elliott Powell CSP, NSA Chair-Elect
"Sales Redefined: Dominate, Differentiate, Deliver"
8:30 pm Officer Installation
8:45 pm Chapter Awards
9:00 pm After Party at Speakeasy
Saturday, June 11
8:30 am Registration, Continental Breakfast & Morning Networking
9:00 am Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:15 am Bill Cates CSP/CPAE
“Building a Million-Dollar Speaking Business Workshop”
10:30 am Break
12:00 pm Buffet Lunch
1:15 pm Special ‘Legends’ Panel to honor the life and legacy of Jeanne Robertson
1:45 pm State of the Industry: Meeting planner / Buyer / Association Leader Panel
2:30 pm Announcements & Close
Building a Million-Dollar Speaking Business
Presented by Bill Cates, CSP, CPAE
Do you have what it takes to build a million-dollar speaking business? Or maybe just make a heck of a lot more money?
Bill Cates, CSP, CPAE, has built an extremely successful speaking business – generating revenues in excess of $1million yearly for the past 10 years. Approximately 50% of his revenue comes from speaking (in-person and virtual). The remainder comes from different revenue sources, such as online learning and licensing his intellectual property.
In this information-packed session, Bill will tell you exactly how built and sustained a successful and relevant business and how you can do it too. You will emerge with a clearer vision of what’s possible for you along with specific strategies and tactics to get there.
In this session, you will discover how to:
Remain super relevant when everything around us is changing
Create multiple streams of income, including
- Online video-based learning
- Licensing your intellectual property
Use different types of videos that will make you money
Get the real scoop from someone who has done it – and continues to do it.
This program is for speakers of all levels. Even if you don’t aspire to build a million-dollar business, you will emerge with a clearer vision of what’s possible for you and with specific strategies and tactics to get there. Bill will be available for questions before, during, and after the program.
Sales Redefined: Dominate, Differentiate, Deliver
Presented by Meridith Elliott Powell, CSP, Incoming NSA Board Chair
You followed all the rules. You’ve read all the books. You’ve implemented all the strategies. And still growing your speaking business is a constant challenge. A challenge to get above the white noise. A challenge to stand out from the competition. A challenge to get to the decision maker. And a challenge to get the deal to close.
Why? Because sales has gone through a major disruption. If you’re still using traditional techniques, then you’re making sales so much harder than it has to be. To succeed, you need to evolve. You need to transform how you attract clients – build your reputation – engage with the marketplace – and get results. Join us for this high energy, highly interactive and high-powered keynote where business growth strategist and keynote speaker Meridith Elliott Powell shares the innovative techniques you need to dominate your market and leave your competition in the dust.
We also have sponsorship opportunities to help you get your company in front of speakers AND to help support NSA Carolinas provide exceptional programming and events such as this! Here are the available packages.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS