Raleigh Power Session Feb 24 2018

February 24, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
The Frontier - 800 Park Offices Dr. Durham NC 27703

Early Bird Registration Rate Extended Through Wednesday the 21st

Our temporary problem became your benefit! Due to a flurry of registrations over the past few days, we outgrew the planned meeting room at the Frontier. The good news is that there was a larger room available.

Once we realized we could accommodate more attendees, we said, “Why don’t we make it easier for more people to register, even at the last minute?” The best way to do that was to extend the Early Bird rate through Wednesday the 21st.

Remember that your registration fee includes lunch onsite. The parking is free and easy to access. Since the meeting is on Saturday, you won’t have to worry about rush hour traffic on I-40.

Put all of that together with an information-rich program presented by Tamsen Webster and Neen James and you have an NSA Carolinas Power Session you won’t want to miss!


How to find, see, and sell the story of your ideas

February 24, 2018

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


  • NSA Carolinas Member Through February 21st – $49.00
  • NSA Carolinas Non-Member – After February 21st – $74.00
  • NSA Carolinas Members – Through February 21st or at the door – $69.00
  • NSA Carolinas Non-Members – After February 21st or at the door – $94.00


Member pricing is valid for NSA Carolinas Chapter Members, which is a separate membership in addition to NSA Membership. To learn more about NSA Carolinas Membership, please visit


The Frontier – 800 Park Offices Dr. Durham, NC 27703

NSA/Carolinas does not have a hotel room block for this regional event. If you need a hotel recommendation, please email


TED talks have changed people’s expectations — not just about what makes for a great performance, but what makes a great idea. And those expectations? They’re fast becoming what clients, audiences, and meeting professionals expect from your presentations, too. The good news: while TED talks are changing the future of speaking — and fast — the principles that make great TED talks great can make your speech great, too.


Contextual Models commercialize ideas and increase audience engagement. If you want to simplify complex messages and make your messages memorable, repeatable…and re-tweetable, this session is for you.

Create current and relevant ideas to showcase your unique intellectual property, position your expertise in every conversation, and capture attention in our crazy, busy, distracted world.


Tamsen Webster

Part “idea whisperer,” part message strategist, and part presentation coach, Tamsen Webster helps people and organizations like Verizon, State Street Bank, Ericsson, Johnson & Johnson, and Disney find and communicate the power of their ideas. For four years, she was the Executive Producer of TEDxCambridge, one of the oldest and largest locally organized “TED talk” events in the world. In former lives, she worked in both agencies and at nonprofits heading up brand, marketing, and fundraising communication strategy, along with a brief but enduring turn as a change management consultant. She was a reluctant marathoner…twice; is a winning ballroom dancer (in her mind); and everything she knows about people, speaking, and change, she learned at Weight Watchers. True story.

Neen James

Neen James, CSP MBA is a powerhouse, Aussie attention expert obsessed with helping leaders focus and pay attention to what matters!

Her engaging programs educate and entertain audiences with real-world strategies that apply at work and home.  She’s the author of Folding Time™ and her new book Attention Pays and loves serving speakers (as a National Board member for NSA and working with speakers 1:1). Neen was also named as one of the 2017 Top 30 Global Guru Leadership speakers. Find out about Neen at or follow her on Twitter @neenjames


9:00 am – Registration and Networking
9:15 am – Tamsen Webster
10:30 am – Energy Break
10:45 am – Tamsen Webster Continues
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – Neen James
2:15 pm – Energy Break
2:30 pm – Neen James Continues
3:45 pm – Final Thoughts and Adjourn

When you arrive at this chapter, you should be given a seat belt, shoulder harness and helmet! The chapter meetings are filled with non-stop
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If you are serious about growing your speaking business and want to build relationships with some of the most successful people in the business, then you need to join NSA Carolina's today! Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, these content rich and targeted programs will give you an edge in business. Merikay Tillman, Catalyst Coach