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    • June 09, 2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • June 10, 2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • 5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC

    As we come into the last lap of our Chapter year, its time to celebrate and come together as a Chapter Community!

    We want to see you at our 5th Annual Chapter Banquet on June 9 at The Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway!

    Get ready for two dynamic events in Concord, NC …

    Banquet :: The Speedway Club :: Friday, June 9 (6P-9P)

    • The evening will kick-off with a Welcome Cocktail Reception overlooking the historic Charlotte Motor Speedway!
    • Our very own Justin Jones-Fosu, CSP, will be headlining our Banquet to share a message on Speaking to A Different Beat. How to be a more meaningful speaker and human being!
    • Jane Jenkins-Herlong, CSP, CPAE will lead a special tribute to speaking legend, Cavett Award winner and NSA Carolinas member, Jeanne Robertson, CSP, CPAE.
    • We’ll be recognizing our CPAE Hall of Fame Chapter Members including 2022 Hall of Fame inductees – Kelly Swanson, CSP, CPAE and Meridith Elliott Powell, CSP, CPAE!
    • We’ll also be recognizing our Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) Chapter members and the NSA 2023 CSP class that includes our Chapter President Elect, Dr. Kevin Snyder, CSP!
    • We will Install the 2023-2024 NSA Carolinas Board of Directors!
    • There will also be Chapter Awards

    Workshop :: Concord Embassy Suites :: Saturday, June 10 (8:30A-1P)

    • Our half-day Chapter Workshop will be held at the Embassy Suites where Hall of Fame speaker, Willie Jolly will be discussing Elements For Building A Speaking, Media, and Publishing Brand!
    • We’ll have morning and lunch networking opportunities
    • Breakfast* and lunch will be provided

    This is our time to celebrate, reflect, and lift each other up as a Chapter Community and we want to see you there!

    Event Logistics:

    Hotel Room Blocks - There will be room blocks set up at the Embassy Suites in Concord, NC (which is just one mile from Charlotte Motor Speedway) Click here to book using our promo code. Breakfast is included in your room fee*.

    Banquet & Workshop Investment – Early-bird registration is open!

    Download the Driving and Parking Directions.

    • June 20, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom

    NSA Carolinas is thrilled to announce our Specialty Interest Groups, or SIGs, which are designed to support members working on a specific topic area in their speaking business. 

    Specific groups include:

    • Speaking on the TEDx Stage
    • Speaker Marketing
    • Book Writing and Publishing
    • Speaker Websites
    • Speaker Demo Videos
    • Speechcrafting and Design
    • … etc.

    So if you're working on (or even thinking about) writing a book, becoming a TEDx speaker, building or improving your speaker website or demo video, join our Book Publishing SIG or our TEDx SIG or our Demo Video SIG. You get the point!

    When you join these meetings, you know you will be connected with other NSA Carolinas members who are working on the same focus area and have expertise to share and help.  You will be able to learn, ask questions and get feedback on any issues or challenges you might be facing.  

    Each meeting will be facilitated by an NSA Carolinas member with seasoned experience on that topic area.  Connection is key and these SIG groups are your opportunity to form a community within a community within a niche functional area of the speaking business..

    SIGs meet virtually, are complementary and are for members only.  Huge VALUE ADD for membership! 

    Our "Speaking on the TEDx Stage" SIG will be held on Tuesday, June 20th from 12pm - 1:15pm via Zoom. 

    The session will be led by multi-TEDx speaker, TEDx speaker coach and former TEDx event organizer, Dr. Kevin Snyder - our President Elect.  Kevin has extensive experience with TEDx and his latest TEDx talk was just released earlier this year. 

    If you desire to speak on the TEDx stage or have already, then attend this TEDx SIG meeting to share your experiences and hear from others.  You will learn:

    • How to find TEDx speaking opportunities
    • How to get selected
    • What TEDx event organizers are looking for and NOT looking for
    • Tips on how to prepare for your TEDx talk
    • Insights on how to launch your talk and leverage in your speaking business 

    You have an idea worth spreading. It’s time to share it!  Hope to see you at the TEDx SIG.

    The Zoom link will be included in the registration confirmation and reminder emails.

    • July 15, 2023
    • Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, FL

    Don’t forget to enter our Chapter Code when you register for an NSA National event!

    Chapter Code: NSACAS


    Our Chapter earns a rebate from NSA National that helps our Chapter continue to provide dynamic programming, community-building experiences, and business-accelerating resources!

    NSA’s Influence conference is unlike any other you’ve experienced!

    It is the leading annual event for the speaking and entrepreneurial industry! Every element is specifically designed to help you Influence others. We scout the world for leading technologies, best practices and subject-matter experts, all to provide you with a first-class experience to help you build your community, grow your business and cultivate your craft!

    And you won’t want to miss this year’s Influence celebration, as we mark the 50th Anniversary of the National Speakers Association! This Influence experience is something you can’t afford to miss!


    Don’t forget to enter our Chapter Code when you register for an NSA National event!

    Chapter Code: NSACAS

    • August 08, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom

    NSA Carolinas is thrilled to announce a new Mastermind initiative to help you further drive and accelerate your speaking progress. 

    The NSA Carolinas Mastermind will meet quarterly, virtually, and is for members only. Huge VALUE ADD for membership! 

    RSVP so you can connect with other NSA Carolinas members, share ideas, ask questions and get feedback on any issues or challenges you might be facing.  

    Attend prepared with an issue needing some insights OR simply attend and learn from others.  The meeting agenda is who shows up and shares! 

    Our vision by offering this Mastermind group is to provide you with yet another unique touchpoint to support your growth, development and success as a speaker.  

    The Mastermind is for members only, virtual and complementary. Each will be facilitated by one of our seasoned Chapter members. 

Past events

May 24, 2023 Introducing SIGs, our new Specialty Interest Groups! (Topic: Maximizing LinkedIn)
May 09, 2023 Join NSA Carolinas for its first ever Mastermind Group!
April 29, 2023 Mastering the Art of Legacy Building For Your Speaking and Training Expertise: Innovative Business Models For Success
April 04, 2023 April Local Member Dine Arounds + Masterminds (LMDA+MM)
March 28, 2023 NSA Carolinas Q1 Recap & Key Learnings Discussion: NSA Winter Workshop / Week of Speaker Love / Nate Woodbury YouTube
March 03, 2023 NSA National: THRIVE 2023 WINTER WORKSHOP
February 28, 2023 MEGA Chapter Event: How to Leverage YouTube for Lead Generation with Nate Woodbury
February 17, 2023 Week of Speaker Love (Daily Virtual Events During Week of 2/13 @ 12pm-1pm)
January 28, 2023 Organization & Tools to Drive Productivity in Your Speaker Business + CSP/CPAE Summit Recap + Interactive 2023 Planning Session
December 13, 2022 Speaker Academy Showcase
December 06, 2022 Local Member Dine Arounds, Happy Holidays 2022!
November 05, 2022 Speaker Intensive workshop with Kelly Swanson, newly inducted Hall of Fame speaker!
October 15, 2022 NSA Carolinas Speaker Academy
October 13, 2022 Speaker Lab
September 24, 2022 The Author Buffet & ALL Things Book - Learn the Keys for Taking Your Book from Idea to Shelf! and Leveraging for More Speaking Engagements
August 13, 2022 NSA Carolinas Workshop | Top takeaways from NSA's INFLUENCE Conference!
July 09, 2022 NSA Influence
June 10, 2022 2022 NSA Carolinas 4th Annual Awards Banquet & Chapter Program
May 10, 2022 How to Get 10,000 Views on Your Next Linkedin Post
April 09, 2022 How to Build a High Performance Business!
February 25, 2022 NSA National Winter Workshop
February 22, 2022 February 2022 Local Member Dine Arounds (LMDA)
February 15, 2022 Speaker Lab
February 04, 2022 The Association Insider: How I Booked 80+ Association Engagements in One Year
December 14, 2021 Holiday Social!
December 04, 2021 Elevating Your Speaker Reputation
November 16, 2021 Speaker Lab
November 06, 2021 Speaker Intensive
October 29, 2021 Speaker Academy 2021
October 02, 2021 Pink Goldfish: Amplify Differentiation to Stand Out as a Speaker
September 21, 2021 Speaker Lab
September 11, 2021 NSA Carolinas Monthly Workshop
August 14, 2021 NSA Carolinas Workshop | Top takeaways from NSA's INFLUENCE Conference!
May 15, 2021 Embrace the Change: 15+ Sticky Strategies that Engage Today's Diverse Audience
April 10, 2021 Virtual Studio Showcase!
March 13, 2021 "The Business of Doing Business"
February 16, 2021 NSA Carolinas Speaker Showcase
January 09, 2021 Virtual Program with Anton Gunn
December 17, 2020 Lets Celebrate our Perseverance!
November 07, 2020 Chapter Program - Speaker Intensive: Lois Creamer
October 17, 2020 Virtual Chapter Program - Cecilia Gorman
September 19, 2020 Virtual Chapter Program - Amy Harrill
September 12, 2020 NSA Carolinas Speakers Academy
June 19, 2020 Chapter Program: Amy Climer & Wally Adamchik
May 28, 2020 Webinar: Designing Dynamic Slides with Chris Cook
April 03, 2020 Chapter Program: Crystal Washington
March 18, 2020 Webinar: Barbara Rozgonyi, Piggybacking PR
February 25, 2020 Webinar: Nate Woodbury, YouTube
February 01, 2020 Chapter Program: Karen McCullough
January 29, 2020 Webinar: Julian Mather, Get Video Smart
December 11, 2019 Webinar: David Newman
November 01, 2019 Speaker Intensive 2019
October 01, 2019 Fall 2019 Local Member Dine-Around
September 07, 2019 Chapter Program - Steve Lowell
June 28, 2019 Chapter meeting June 28 to 29
May 06, 2019 Local Member Dine Around Spring Edition
April 30, 2019 NSA Carolinas Video Lab
March 09, 2019 Chapter Meeting March 9 2019
February 02, 2019 Chapter Meeting Feb 2 2019
December 10, 2018 Local Member Dine-Around Holiday Edition Dec/Jan
November 02, 2018 Speaker Intensive 2018
October 03, 2018 Writing Workshop: Learning Lab Oct 3 2018
August 20, 2018 August Local Member Dine-Around
August 01, 2018 Chapter Meeting Sept 8 2018
June 22, 2018 Chapter Meeting June 22 & 23 2018
April 14, 2018 Chapter Meeting April 14th 2018
February 24, 2018 Raleigh Power Session
January 20, 2018 Chapter Meeting Jan 20th 2018
November 10, 2017 2017 Speakers School
October 16, 2017 Video Lab
September 09, 2017 Chapter Meeting Sep 9th
September 08, 2017 Chapter Meeting 9/9/17 Recording For Sale
June 10, 2017 Chapter Meeting June 10th
April 08, 2017 Chapter Meeting April 8th

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