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    • June 10, 2022
    • June 11, 2022
    • City Club Raleigh; 150 Fayetteville St Suite 2800 Raleigh, NC 27601

    On June 10 and 11, we invite you to experience two internationally-recognized speakers at our 4th annual awards banquet and chapter workshop!

    Join us in-person in Raleigh for a power-packed experience connecting you with fellow speakers, celebrating new opportunities in the speaking industry and empowering you with ideas to grow your speaking business at the next level.

    In addition to an incredible Friday evening keynote presentation by Meridith Elliott Powell (CSP and Chair-Elect for the NSA Board of Directors) as well as chapter awards, new officer installation and after party, we are also thrilled to host a Saturday “Building a Million-Dollar Speaking Business” workshop with Hall of Fame speaker Bill Cates (CSP, CPAE) and host panel discussions with meeting planners and association executives.

    Our event will be hosted at City Club Raleigh, located conveniently in downtown Raleigh where you can make this a weekend experience. 

    Friday, June 10

    6:00 pm  Cocktail Reception

    7:00 pm  Welcome & Opening Remarks  

    7:15 pm  Dinner

    8:00 pm  Keynote Address from Meridith Elliott Powell CSP, NSA Chair-Elect

    "Sales Redefined: Dominate, Differentiate, Deliver"

    8:30 pm  Officer Installation

    8:45 pm  Chapter Awards

    9:00 pm  After Party at Speakeasy

    Saturday, June 11

    8:30 am  Registration, Continental Breakfast & Morning Networking

    9:00 am  Welcome & Opening Remarks

    9:15 am  Bill Cates CSP/CPAE

    “Building a Million-Dollar Speaking Business Workshop”

    10:30 am  Break

    12:00 pm  Buffet Lunch 

    1:15 pm   Special ‘Legends’ Panel to honor the life and legacy of Jeanne Robertson

    1:45 pm   State of the Industry: Meeting planner / Buyer / Association Leader Panel

    2:30 pm  Announcements & Close


    Building a Million-Dollar Speaking Business

    Presented by Bill Cates, CSP, CPAE

    Do you have what it takes to build a million-dollar speaking business?  Or maybe just make a heck of a lot more money?

    Bill Cates, CSP, CPAE, has built an extremely successful speaking business – generating revenues in excess of $1million yearly for the past 10 years. Approximately 50% of his revenue comes from speaking (in-person and virtual). The remainder comes from different revenue sources, such as online learning and licensing his intellectual property. 

    In this information-packed session, Bill will tell you exactly how built and sustained a successful and relevant business and how you can do it too. You will emerge with a clearer vision of what’s possible for you along with specific strategies and tactics to get there. 

    In this session, you will discover how to:

    • Remain super relevant when everything around us is changing

    • Create multiple streams of income, including
      - Online video-based learning
      - Licensing your intellectual property

    • Use different types of videos that will make you money

    Get the real scoop from someone who has done it – and continues to do it.

    This program is for speakers of all levels. Even if you don’t aspire to build a million-dollar business, you will emerge with a clearer vision of what’s possible for you and with specific strategies and tactics to get there. Bill will be available for questions before, during, and after the program.


    Sales Redefined: Dominate, Differentiate, Deliver

    Presented by Meridith Elliott Powell, CSP, Incoming NSA Board Chair

    You followed all the rules. You’ve read all the books. You’ve implemented all the strategies. And still growing your speaking business is a constant challenge. A challenge to get above the white noise. A challenge to stand out from the competition. A challenge to get to the decision maker. And a challenge to get the deal to close.

    Why? Because sales has gone through a major disruption. If you’re still using traditional techniques, then you’re making sales so much harder than it has to be. To succeed, you need to evolve. You need to transform how you attract clients – build your reputation – engage with the marketplace – and get results. Join us for this high energy, highly interactive and high-powered keynote where business growth strategist and keynote speaker Meridith Elliott Powell shares the innovative techniques you need to dominate your market and leave your competition in the dust.


    We also have sponsorship opportunities to help you get your company in front of speakers AND to help support NSA Carolinas provide exceptional programming and events such as this! Here are the available packages.





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    • July 09, 2022
    • July 11, 2022
    • Nashville, Tennessee
    There is no better time to be a speaker.
    Our industry has undergone a massive transformation. One which forced us to discover new paths to success. Because of this, we’ve opened up a world of new opportunities. Today, there is…
    More opportunity to gain a loyal following.
    More opportunity to build revenue.
    More opportunity to connect with fellow speakers.
    More opportunity to grow your brand and spread your influence on the world.


    Will you simply stick with what you’ve done? Or will you attend Influence 2022 to level up your speaking skills, knowledge, and success?

    Join hundreds of speakers in Nashville to gain the insights, network, and inspiration needed to grab these opportunities.

    See the agenda and register here:

Past events

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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