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How to Launch your Speaking to Schools, Colleges and Educators! (An NSA Chapter MEGA event involving multiple chapters to support the NSA Foundation!)

  • December 07, 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Zoom

"How to Launch your Speaking to Schools, Colleges and Educators!"

An NSA Chapter MEGA event to support the NSA Foundation!

DATE: Thursday, December 7, 2023
TIME:  2pm EST / 11am PST
LOCATION: Zoom!   (Zoom Link will be sent following registration.)

Ever desire to pivot your professional speaking to also include middle and high school students, college students, educators and/or faculty?  

The education space provides an exciting ocean of possibilities to equip, empower and transform our youth who need to hear your message to help prepare them for the real world out there.  Professionals need to be equipped and empowered too!

Join this special virtual event to benefit the NSA Foundation where you'll hear from full-time professional speakers who STARTED their professional speaking in the youth, college and educator markets and continue to do so.  Our presenters span multiple NSA chapters and are volunteering their time to help you learn how to launch your speaking to students and educators at various levels.

View our expert panelists below who will then lead specialized breakout rooms to share more and answer your questions.

Yes, this event will be recorded and sent to all registrants but we hope you will join us LIVE to engage and ask questions. If you’ve ever desired to speak in the education space, we are confident this event will be a game-changer for your speaking business and influence!  


** 100% of your registration is a direct donation to the NSA Foundation -- THANK YOU for supporting the Foundation!

Dr. Kevin Snyder, CSP  (NSA Carolinas)


Elaine, Pasqua, CSP  (NSA Philadelphia)
James Robilotta, CSP  (NSA Minnesota)
Sam Demma  (Canada)
Darryl Bellamy  (NSA Carolinas)
Tina VanSteenbergen  (NSA Minnesota)
Thea Zunick

Dr. Kevin Snyder, CSP
Home chapter: NSA Carolinas
With over 20 years of speaking experience, Kevin has captivated audiences across 400 educational institutions and associations. His speaking journey began while working in Student Affairs, initially presenting small workshops on campus and at educator and youth conferences. Kevin's tenure as Dean of Students at High Point University sparked his desire to speak beyond just one campus to also include professional associations and corporations of all types. Since launching full-time into professional speaking, Kevin has presented keynotes and workshops for over 1,000,000 individuals across 1,150 audiences, spanning all 50 states and numerous countries. His is also Founder of EmpowerYOUth to inspire youth audiences on the topic of mental health.

James Robilotta, CSP

Home chapter: NSA Minnesota
James is an author, professional speaker, and emcee. James' first book, Leading Imperfectly, is available wherever people buy books. He has been speaking internationally to willing & unwilling audiences about curiosity, authentic leadership, and vulnerability since 2009. His clients include American Express, General Electric (GE), Accenture, Afterpay, Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and hundreds of others. His thought-provoking talks are infused with self-awareness and comedy stemming from his background as a trained stand-up and improv comedian.

Elaine, Pasqua, CSP
Home Chapter:  NSA Philadelphia
Over the course of 26 years, Elaine Pasqua, CSP has spoken at over 700 colleges and universities nationwide, with many bringing her back year after year. She has touched the lives of one million students, coaches, and administrators as she advocates for positive choices. Through her expertise in high-risk drinking, sexual assault, sexual health, drug abuse, and responsible social media, Elaine motivates students to understand that the choices they make today affect their lives tomorrow. She has worked with the most notable Division I football teams and 31 teams across the NFL, NBA, and MLB. Elaine also works with corporations, associations, and our military service members. She is known for her highly interactive exercises, relevant stories, and passion to make a difference in the lives of others.

Sam Demma
Toronto, Canada
Sam is a best-selling author and one of the youngest keynote speakers in the Education and Association sectors. He co-founded the volunteer organization PickWaste, delivered two TEDx talks, and—as a result of his exceptional national contributions—was awarded the prestigious Queens Platinum Jubilee Award. His work is often featured on news shows like Marilyn Dennis, Breakfast Television, and most notably, his mom’s Facebook profile. Sam delivers hundreds of programs across North America annually, and his entertaining presentations address the topics of Mental Health, Leadership and Kindness.

Thea Zunick
Dr. Thea Zunick is a captivating speaker, social impact advocate, and a dedicated fundraiser, with a mission to help people thrive. After a long career in higher education she made the shift to working in the non profit sector with The Jed Foundation (JED). Dr. Zunick is also the visionary behind Thrive Speaks LLC, a dynamic wellness-focused speaking enterprise. Throughout her inspiring journey, she has designed workshops and delivered training to a diverse array of organizations, including OLLY vitamin, Teach for America, Americorps, GEP, AIG, BASF, and the Boys & Girls Club, along with numerous collegiate communities and fraternal organizations nationwide. Her literary contributions extend to chapters in three published books and a co-authored article on Thrive Global. Dr. Zunick embraces the joys of being a rescue dog mom, is an avid gym goer, and indulges her passion for all things culinary.  

Tina VanSteenbergen
Home Chapter: NSA Minnesota
Tina VanSteenbergen has been serving college-women as a professional speaker for nearly a decade. She cares about you. She really does! She also loves dogs, baseball, Instagram, cheese, and the snow. She’ll tell you much more about herself than she could fit into this one paragraph, so we’ll let her take it from here.

Darryl Bellamy
Home chapter: NSA Carolinas
Darryl is a corporate America dropout who quit his job over seven years ago to speak to students full-time. He has since collected over 60,000 fears from students and audiences of all ages in over 38 states. He helps students to realize the goal is not to be fearless all the time but to have "fearless moments" when they feel fear or worry and then act through the discomfort.


** 100% of your registration is a direct donation to the NSA Foundation -- THANK YOU for supporting the Foundation!

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