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The Business of Professional Speaking ... VIRTUALLY

  • September 23, 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • 434 Fayetteville Street, Suite 650, Raleigh, NC 27601


  • Select this ticket to attend virtually/remotely and/or to receive the virtual recording. All registrants for this event will receive the recording!

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Venue Location:
Attended Events studios
434 Fayetteville St Suite 650, Raleigh, NC 27601

** See notes below for hybrid registration and to receive the event recording!

Are you a CVP and/or a VMP? This session breaks down what it means to become a Certified Virtual Presenter and the brand new credential of Virtual Master Presenter. You'll also learn what it takes to establish your credibility as a virtual presenter.

Well-rounded speakers with a consistent stream of speaking business understand the importance of delivering content in a variety of formats.  "Speaking" not only includes in-person audiences but also virtual and remote audiences, online courses, podcasting, online videos and much more.  Today's virtual reality world is showing us that there's more than one way to have a business in professional speaking. 

Join NSA Carolinas for this special IN-PERSON event to hear from our own members how they have evolved virtually and leveraged various modes of "virtual" to enhance their business in professional speaking.  You will uncover tips and techniques to effectively deliver virtual presentations that maximize audience engagement and participation.

You will hear how some speakers have learned and built virtual studios that position themselves professionally for both virtual and in-person engagements.  You will also learn how others have embraced and created online courses, YouTube videos, podcasts and more. Our Speaker line-up includes: a Professor, the Owner of a Full-Service Corporate Event Management & Production Company, a Past NSA-C President & CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) & a 35yr Virtual Meetings Veteran. Be prepared to learn A TON!

In addition, time is allotted to learn from other Professional Speaking Veterans in attendance (CSP's and CPAE's), as well as an Implementation Session to 'Mastermind' around key learnings and document your Action Plan from knowledge obtained. For those attending in-person, we will have the privilege of two (2) 'Speaker Spotlight' presentations - ABSOLUTELY DYNOMITE!

Learning Objectives:

1. Gain practical insights to effectively deliver virtual presentations that maximize audience engagement and participation. 

2. Learn some of the various styles of virtual studios and how to position yourself professionally.

3. Hear the journey how several speakers have evolved and grown into online courses, YouTube videos, podcasts and more!

Dr. Larysa Nadolny, Ed.D
Dr. Larysa Nadolny is a highly accomplished researcher with over 15 years of experience in gamification research, Human-Computer Interaction, and product development. She has over 40 peer-reviewed publications and is a sought-out keynote speaker on virtual engagement.

In this engaging presentation, we will discover how to elevate audience engagement through the power of gamification. This session will equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to captivate your virtual audience, foster meaningful interactions, and leave a lasting impact in the digital realm. Join us on a journey where learning meets play, and discover how 6 patterns of gamification can revolutionize the way you connect and communicate in virtual presentations.

Stan Phelps
Stan Phelps is a Forbes Contributor, TEDx Speaker, IBM Futurist, Certified Speaking Professional, and best-selling author of the Goldfish Series. He is also an Instructor for the ANA School of Marketing and Rutgers Business School.

Evan Carroll
Evan is President, CEO & Executive Producer of Attended, a full-service event planning, management and production company. Their team of experienced event planners and trusted providers work together seamlessly to make your event a raving success.

In addition to being the author of three books, appearing in major news outlets, Evan provides a human-centric view of emerging issues in technology and business.

John Chen
John Chen is the author of “Engaging Virtual Meetings” and “50 Digital Team Building Games”, top selling business books – he’s been virtually meeting for over 35 years.

He is a recognized thought leader on engaging virtual meetings, and his work has earned him multiple awards and his more than 250,000 clients across the United States and in countries including Spain, France and Taiwan have experienced breakthrough results. His Program 'Engaging Virtual Meetings' provides the promising and surprising truth to thriving on Zoom

Program Agenda:

  • 8:30 am:     Check-in, Refreshments, Networking 
  • 9:00 am:     Opening & welcome (Emcee Welcome - President's Remarks - Emcee Leads Into Program...) 
  • 9:05 am:     Dr. Larysa
  • 9:35am:      Stan Phelps, CSP
  • 10:05 am:   Evan Caroll
  • 10:20am:    Attended Events Studio Tour 
  • 10:35am:    Break
  • 10:50am:    John Chen
  • 11:20 am:   CSP/CPAE Open Mic Share
  • 11:40am:    Implementation Breakout Sessions 
  • 12:05 pm:  'Speaker Spotlight' presentation(s)
  • 12:25 pm:   Wrap up / Close
  • 12:30pm:    Lunch option / Studio time

    Hotel Room Block 
    Traveling from outside Raleigh and need a hotel?  Book your room at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel (421 South Salisbury St., 27601) adjacent to our event and secure an NSA Carolinas special rate of $169/night on Friday, September 22.  (Note: Room block expires on Friday, September 1.)  Click here to make your reservation.

    Charity Sponsor
    NSA Carolinas is proud to give back to the local communities and our greater good for which we serve.  The Foundation of HOPE is our beneficiary for this special event and this 501(c)(3) funds research and programming initiatives to fight mental illness. Their mission is to conquer mental illness by investing in groundbreaking scientific research and mental health initiatives.  Learn more @

    Hybrid / Virtual Recording option
    Yes, we will be providing a virtual experience through hybrid as well as providing the recording to all registrants!  However, we sincerely hope that the hybrid / virtual registration option is selected by those who could not attend this in-person event otherwise.  Only in-person registrants will benefit more from the pre-event networking, "hallway" conversations, "Speaker Spotlight" opportunity, and post-event lunch connection and fellowship.  We encourage you to register for the IN-PERSON option unless there's no other way you could attend this event. 

    'Speaker Spotlight' Presentations
    Our 'Speaker Spotlight' presentations are unique to NSA Carolinas and are only held during IN-PERSON events.  Spotlights are opportunities for two (2) of our members to present a small segment of a speech in front of supportive peers to gain the experience and/or the feedback to make that speech segment even better!  Don't be intimidated ... speaking is how we get better and NSA Carolinas sincerely desires to support your craft in speaking on the stage and delivering extraordinary content.  Each 'Spotlight" presentation will be < 10 minutes.  If the speaker would like to receive feedback after the speech, we will provide that opportunity as well!

    A "rising tide" lifts all boats friends!!  

    Accommodations Statement
    If you have any dietary needs or disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in any NSA Carolinas chapter event, please email your needs to a minimum of five (5) business days in advance of the event for arrangements to be made. Thank you!

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