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Speaker Intensive workshop with Kelly Swanson, newly inducted Hall of Fame speaker!

  • November 05, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • 5316 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609


  • Early Bird & In-person Registration
    Non-Members Only rate
  • Early Bird & In-person Registration
    Members Only rate
  • This is not the early bird rate (Ends 10/15)
  • This is not the early bird rate (Ends 10/15)
  • This is not in-person.
    No early bird rate for virtual registrants.
  • This is not in-person.
    No early bird rate for virtual registrants.

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The NSA Carolinas Speaker Intensive is just that … an intensive workshop that dives deep into the storytelling art and business side of speaking.  It’s a full day immersion that equips and empowers you with actionable takeaways you can apply personally and professionally. In short, attending this Intensive will impact and help you grow your speaking business!

On Saturday, November 5, we are thrilled to welcome newly inducted Hall of Fame Speaker and Certified Speaking Professional, Kelly Swanson to deliver our keynote address!  You do NOT want to miss her keynote (Part I) and interactive workshop (Part II)!

Kelly is the perfect fit for our Intensive theme STORYTELLING!  She is a master at helping speakers curate an amazing story that also has relevance and impact for a professional speech or training program. If you’re seeking to improve your story-telling or discover new ways to make your stories more meaningful in a speech, mark your calendar for November 5th in Raleigh, NC for our Speaker Intensive!

Kelly will also provide a ‘hot seat’ experience for four (4) lucky registrants during the workshop where she’ll work with you live and in the moment!  This opportunity is limited to those who register by the October 15 early-bird deadline.   

Kelly has also agreed to auction off two different coaching sessions to help us raise support and funds for our Charity Sponsor - the Rachel Kendall Team Family Foundation!  This value is $1,000+!

Following Kelly’s deep dive presentation into story-telling, we’ll provide you with a catered lunch and roundtable discussion and panel opportunities.  Check out our agenda below!

As always, there will be several networking opportunities during the day so you can connect with fellow members and meet new ones as well.  Connection and community is essential.

Program Agenda

8:30 am   Check-In  |  Light refreshments

9:00 am   Welcome, Overview & President’s Message

9:15 am    Kelly Swanson – Part I (keynote)

10:30 am  Break

10:45 am  Kelly Swanson – Part II (workshop + hot seats + Q&A)

11:45 am  Speaker Spotlight 

12:00 am  Catered Lunch

12:45 pm  Speaker Spotlight

1:00 pm    Rotating roundtable discussions (20 minutes – they select 2)

  • How to become a TEDx speaker 

  • Book publishing tips 

  • Demo video tips

  • Website design tips

1:45 pm    Panel

2:15 pm   Closing remarks

2:30 pm   Overtime + networking


We will provide light refreshments in the morning such as coffee, tea, juice and bottled water.  We will also provide fruit, assorted muffins and/or pastries.

Lunch will also be included in your registration and will be a catered fajita bar delivered from Moe’s Southwest Grill.  View the fajita bar ingredients here and let us know if you have specific dietary needs.  Welcome to Moe’s!

NSA Carolinas Gives Back!

The Rachel Kendall Team (RKT) has generously provided their renovated training room to host this NSA Carolinas Speaker Intensive event.  RKT is a very successful real estate firm serving the Carolinas and is extremely active in giving back to charities and philanthropic groups through their Rachel Kendall Team Family Foundation.  

One of the organizations supported by their Foundation is the Ronald McDonald House (RMH).  They have designed a RACH Kids Store where children and families staying at RMH have access to toys. With every home closing a toy is bought for the store.  With this in mind, we’re encouraging every NSA Carolinas registrant to bring a toy to the Speaker Intensive!  Toys are in need constantly and range from infant to teenager.   

Furthermore, for every NSA Carolinas registrant who does bring a toy for a child at the Ronald McDonald House, NSA Carolinas will donate $25 to the Rachel Kendall Team Family Foundation.  

And finally, you can also make an individual contribution to the Family Foundation upon registration for the Speaker Intensive below!  

** For every NSA Carolinas registrant who does bring a toy for a child at the Ronald McDonald House, NSA Carolinas will donate $25 to the Rachel Kendall Team Family Foundation.  

*** You can also make an individual contribution to the Family Foundation here.

Thank you to our sponsors!  



  • IN-PERSON Member – $100.00 (After Oct 15)

  • VIRTUAL Member – $75.00

Non Members:

  • IN-PERSON Non Member – $175.00 (After Oct 15)

  • VIRTUAL Non Member – $135.00

  • $500 SPONSORSHIP (sponsors include logo on all Academy marketing, mention during each session, mention during Speaker Intensive, opportunity to present during 1 session, video recording sent to all registrants, email thank you with link to all registrants.)

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