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    • February 13, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • February 17, 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • (Zoom Link:

    Details: To show NSA-Carolinas members and guests some serious Speaker LOVE, we invite you to join us for the ‘Week of Speaker Love’ program. We are here to HELP you and your business…listening 


    **NSA Carolinas Members will receive access to all session recordings**


    If you’re interested in joining the Chapter, please explore what NSA Carolinas has to offer -


    Schedule of Events:

    Monday: Jill Lublin - ‘Get Known Everywhere, Using Publicity’ (Public Relations/Publicity)

    Tuesday: Rain Bennett ‘The Secret Power of Stories in Your Speech’ (Story-Telling)

    Wednesday: NSA Carolinas Presidents Day Program - hosted by Stan Phelps (Expert Insights & History)

    Thursday: Arel Moodie ‘How to Turn the Last 5 Minutes of Your Talk into a Calendar Full of Speaking Engagements’ (Data)

    Friday: Rachel Sheerin ‘Authentic Selling Strategies’ (Sales)

    Date: Monday (2/13) 

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm 

    Presenter: Jill Lublin

    Program Title: Get Known Everywhere, Using Publicity


    Program Description

    Discover how to be the #1 Influencer and leader in your industry by boosting your credibility and amplifying your media visibility. Based on her international bestseller, Guerrilla Publicity, Jill Lublin shares simple strategies and provides cost-effective short‐term, doable tactics. Helping you understand what the media is looking for, so you and your brand can stand out, get noticed and go from unknown to newsworthy.


    Program Key Learnings/Outcomes

    1) Understand the real purpose of publicity- To boost your credibility and amplify your visibility. 

    2) Uncover your "Oooooo, Ahhhhhh!" factor. Find the Wow! that sets you apart from the crowd. 

    3) You are the news! Craft a riveting message that lets others know who you are and what you do.

    4) Simplify! Learn how the pros mesmerize the masses by tailoring their message to the level of a five-year-old. 

    5) Pass the all-important "Who cares?" test by showcasing your expertise in a way that commands attention. 


    Jill Lublin is an international speaker on the topics of Publicity, Networking, Kindness and Referrals.  She is the author of 4 Best Selling books including Get Noticed...Get Referrals (McGraw Hill) and co-author of Guerrilla Publicity and Networking Magic. Her latest book, Profit of Kindness went #1 in four categories. 

    Jill is a master strategist on how to position your business for more profitability and more visibility in the marketplace. She is CEO of a strategic consulting firm and has over 25 years experience working with over 100,000 people plus national and international media. 

    Jill teaches a virtual Publicity Crash Course, and consults and speaks all over the world. She has spoken on many stages with luminaries such as Tony Robbins. Jill also leads an intentional kindness community. Visit and

    Date: Tuesday (2/14) 

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm 

    Presenter: Rain Bennett

    TitleThe Secret Power of Stories in Your Speech

    Program Description

    Storytelling has been the most effective form of communication since language was invented. And research has proven that stories are extremely effective in moving people toward action. So why aren't more people better at it? Because it's turned into a magical marketing word that most people don't truly understand. This session will get into the nuts and bolts and what makes a story a great story, how to deliver it effectively, and why it will make you a better speaker on stage.

    - How to hack the brain using the science behind great stories

    - The best way to structure a story for maximum emotional impact on your audience

    - When and How to Weave Stories into your speech to Inspire Action


    Rain Bennett is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, author, keynote speaker, and storytelling coach with over 15 years of experience producing documentary films. He hosts a weekly podcast called The Storytelling Lab which features the top storytellers in the world and recently released his first book, Six Second Stories. His mission is simple: to teach people how to leverage storytelling to grow their communities, deepen their connections, and maximize their impact in minimal time.

    Date: Wednesday (2/15) 

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm 

    Presenter: Stan Phelps (Moderator) & Past NSA-C Presidents

    Title: NSA Carolinas Presidents Day Program

    Program DescriptionLearn from over 80+ years of experience. Four of NSA Carolinas' Past Presidents will share some insights and love on how to grow your speaking business. 

    Join us for an hour of power-packed 5-minute IGNITE-style presentations from 12 to 1 p.m. You'll learn from:

    SALES - Ray Leone (Sales Funnel Guru and Past-President 2003-04)

    MARKETING - Chuck Gallagher CSP (Video savant and Past President 2014-15)

    CONTENT - Jeff Davidson CSP (author of over 50 books and Past President 2000-01)

    PLATFORM SKILLS - Jane Jenkins-Herlong CSP, CPAE (master storyteller/humorist and Past President 2013-14)

    Ray Leone

    Chuck Gallagher

    Jeff Davidson

    Jane Jenkins-Herlong

    Stan Phelps (Moderator)


    Date: Thursday (2/16) 

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm 

    Presenter: Arel Moodie

    TitleHow to Turn the Last 5 Minutes of Your Talk into a Calendar Full of Speaking Engagements 

    Program Description

    As a professional speaker you want to make it easy to book more speaking engagements so you can focus on what you love; sharing your message to impact lives. 

    But let's be honest, most speakers do a HORRIBLE job collecting any data to prove the effectiveness of our talks. 

    What if you could easily (I mean ridiculously easily) put up one QR at the end of your talk that would instantly 

    • Collect data of how effective your talk actually is

    • Have that data instantly turned into a beautifully visual report 

    • Easily get testimonials without having to ask for them

    • Build your email list 

    AND pull speaking leads from every audience you speak to

    • WHILE automating your follow up?!?!?!?!

    What if every time you spoke you could build incredible momentum in booking your next talks and best yet all of the work was done for you?

    If you are intrigued by this, I encourage you to join us on Thursday (2/16) @ 12pm EST because we will be breaking down a strategy that will help you do this that most speakers don't know about. 

    You can use this to get rebooked, booked in cold markets who don't know you yet, or go deeper in your current client vertical. 

    Register now to reserve your spot for this really special training that will guarantee you a leg up on all other speakers.



    Arel Moodie is a best-selling author and professional speaker who has spoken in 48 states and 5 countries to over 750,000 people while generating millions of dollars from his speaking business. Arel leveraged his speaking business to become a Disney+ host of Family Reboot produced by Kelly Rippa.

    Arel is now the co-founder of Talkadot, a software tool designed to help speakers pull leads from their audience, easily get testimonials & audience data, and build their credibility so they can book more speaking engagements. You can get a free account at

    Date: Friday (2/17) 

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm 

    Presenter: Rachel Sheerin

    Title: Authentic Selling Strategies

    Program Description

    Sales can be a lot of things: 

    Hard. Stressful. Confusing. Nerve-wracking. Awkward. Non-existent.

    But Sales can also be: 

    Fun. Easy. Simple. Confidence-boosting. Connective. Abundant!

    In this fast-paced, actionable session, award-winning keynote speaker and emcee Rachel Sheerin opens up her playbook and shares her favorite strategies for booking great gigs with clients you love! Go from stressed to excited about sales with Rachel and your fellow speakers no matter what level of your career you are at, plus walk away with:

    • 5 winning strategies for attracting + booking great gigs

    • The 3 secret ingredients for compelling speakers

    • The 1 thing your sales pitch may be missing (and it's costing you!)

    • PLUS: Rachel's personal templates for connecting via LinkedIn with prospects

    Join Rachel as she helps you tap into your own creative, authentic sales genius so you can connect with clients you love and rock referrals on a whole new level!



    Rachel Sheerin is an award winning speaker and emcee on a mission to unlock the happiness-success cycle in all of us. As a Certified Professional Behavioral

    Analyst, Rachel takes her passion for people and pairs it with energy, humor and tangible takeaways to help audiences transform from tired to triumphant! Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, Rachel's been seen on over 500 stages across the global, serving clients like WAL-MART, The Ritz Carlton, Bank of America and more. Most importantly, she's mom to the cutest pitbull in the world and takes her margaritas on the rocks. You can follow along Rachel's weekly burnout-prevention posts by connecting with her on LinkedIn:

    • February 28, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom / remote virtual

    Join us for this multi-NSA chapter event and learn how to use YouTube to build a massive following, more lead generation and increased business revenue!  This special event is virtual and complimentary.

    All registrants will receive the Zoom recording, but plan to attend because Nate's content has so much more value live with options for Q&A and much more.

    We're thrilled to feature Nate Woodburry, YouTube Producer and Founder of Be The Hero Studios.  After the presentation, we'll open it up so you can ask Nate questions!

    Click here or the image below to watch a special video from Nate.

    Note: This will be very tactical training. Participants will come away knowing what steps lead to results, and how to take those steps.

    Registrations are complimentary and open to guests and members of NSA and any NSA Chapter. 

    If you are a member from another NSA Chapter outside NSA Carolinas, please indicate on the "Organization" tab of your registration!

    About the event:  Your knowledge and expertise are exactly what people around the world have been looking for; they just haven't found you yet. Grow your YouTube channel with Nate and witness the astounding results his strategies can bring.

    You’ll learn how speakers, coaches, and course creators can leverage YouTube to generate speaking engagements, coaching clients, and course sales.  At the end of this session, you'll know if YouTube is right for you and the exact steps Nate has used on over 20 channels to get predictable results.

    Nate's strategy is especially for experts who want to leverage their expertise on YouTube. This results in building a massive following of people who love you, admire you, and want to you. They buy keynotes, courses, coaching, consulting, memberships, etc.

    Specific takeaways by attending this session:

    • What YouTube Topics will Attract Customers
    • How to Show Up in YouTube Search
    • How to Structure your videos to Generate Leads
    • How to Follow Up with YouTube Leads
    • How this strategy for Experts and Speakers differs from other YouTube strategies

    Again, registrations are complimentary and open to guests and members of NSA and any NSA Chapter.  The recording will be shared with you but please plan to attend live!

    On the registration you can indicate which NSA chapter you are a member or heard about this event through.  We'll be notifying your home chapter with registrants from their area!

    • March 03, 2023
    • Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk, San Antonio, Texas

    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!


    Find out from longtime member, Mark Hunter, CSP, why you need to be in attendance at our upcoming Winter Workshop. Don't miss out on the nuggets of gold you will walk away with at Thrive 2023!


    • 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!


Past events

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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