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Florida Speakers Association President’s Message

Heather Christie, JD, CSP

2017-2018 FSA President A Message From Our President

Heather CristieMy journey into professional speaking began with a deep fear of being in front of any audience. In fact, during my first year in law school, when I learned that I had to present in front of my peers who would act as judges, I was a nervous wreck. The thought of being so vulnerable in front of people was unnerving. With some very powerful coaching from one of my professors, I ended up winning that first-year moot court competition and somewhere inside me a speaker was born.

Outside of my practice of law, I began speaking professionally in 2005 when I was delivering workshops to business owners as part of my coaching practice in Southwest Florida. I first learned about the National Speakers Association shortly thereafter, but it would take me over a decade to attend the Florida Speakers Association. Why? I had lots of really good excuses. The drive to Ft Lauderdale for me was two plus hours… They meet on Saturdays… I don’t have time…

Then one day I met FSA Member and President, Rita Craig. When she talked about FSA, she literally lit up. Her enthusiasm was contagious.

Once I attended that first meeting and found such tremendous value for our business, I won’t miss a meeting if I am in town!

I am so grateful to have been elected as President of the organization that means so much to me and to our business. We have a line-up of amazing speakers who will challenge you to take your professional speaking career and business to the next level. Whether you are one of our most seasoned professional members or you are a professional who speaks, we all have a next level possible.

My commitment to our members is to bring you the best in education while providing a stimulating and FUN environment to network with your fellow speakers. So, bring your energy and your enthusiasm. Bring your frustrations and challenges. Let this network of professional speakers be your mastermind group to inspire you, challenge you and get the best from you.

We welcome you to our group and we will bring you the best of the best to help you learn about the business of speaking. Please register for our next meeting and continue your journey to build and share your gift with the world.

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