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March 25 Virtual Social | 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Fireside Chat – BYOB
Let’s try some distance socializing!
Wait – they seriously want us speakers to stay home and distance ourselves from others? Who’s going to listen to us SPEAK???
How about a different solution? Join us on Wednesday, March 25th at 5 pm for a little virtual online socializing done the way only a bunch of speakers can do it. Let’s get together to chat, schmooze, brag, complain, lie, sob, whatever… as long as we do it together!
Thanks to technology, we don’t have to do without our friendships and community. Let’s just pretend Zoom is a hotel lobby bar and take it from there. (Just remember to bring your choice of beverage since bar service will not be available.)
See you there!
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About Betty Garrett
Betty Garrett, CMP, is the founder of Garrett Speakers International, Inc. (GSI). She has been active in the meeting industry for over four decades. She came to Texas from Louisiana with the burning desire to work for an airline and her dream came true when Braniff International hired her.

Betty was able to transfer her skills from the airline to meeting planning at Young President’s Organization, the business travel department at Mary Kay Cosmetics, and Meeting Professionals International (MPI). She developed relationships with the many professional speakers she hired for her programs, so it was a natural progression to start GSI.

Betty is a leader in Meeting Professionals International, having served as chapter president, and was the recipient of the Marion Kershner Memorial Leadership Award by MPI. The National Speakers Association named her the Partner of the Year, and she has helped many speakers gain momentum on the speaking circuit.
April 7th Webinar #3 | 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Secrets to Transforming Your Business 
Learn how to get the attention of Speaker Bureaus
 Guest Speaker Betty Garrett, CMP
There are specific ways of transforming your business and gaining the attention of major speaker bureaus and Betty, president of Garrett Speakers International, will show you how! The transformation of getting speakers bureau ready takes skill and preparation. By attending this session, you will learn how to leap-frog the learning curve, save time and money, and grab the attention of “credible” and “connected” bureaus! Bring your questions and hear honest, real-world answers that will grow your business immediately! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and be inspired by a true leader in the speaking industry!
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April 15 Virtual Social | 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Fireside Chat – BYOB
NSA is a relationship organization. We join to learn from each other and be inspired by each other. Since meeting in person is not practical right now, we are diving into meeting virtually. We have created a Special Stimulus Package! We will have a virtual event every week from now through June 13.
April 22nd Webinar #4| Time TBD
How To Deliver A Virtual Keynote
 Guest Speaker Caroline de Posada
Details coming soon.

About Randy Keirn
Randy Keirn, CSP, is a Training Professional and Leadership Expert with more than 25 years of experience in Fire Services. As an accomplished Chief Officer, Instructor, and Community Educator, Randy has dedicated his life to instilling leadership in every professional and personal capacity.
In addition to delivering thought-provoking presentations and training sessions across the country, Randy still serves as District Chief, Training Officer, and Division Chief of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for Lealman Fire District in Pinellas County.
April 29th Webinar #5 | Time TBD
Training for IMPACT
Create results and get paid what you are worth.
 Guest Speaker Randy Keirn, CSP
Of the billions of dollars spent on training each year in the U.S., it is estimated that only 20% of the training actually benefited the organization.
Have you ever delivered an amazing talk, that was exactly what the customer asked for, but which led to no additional work or referrals? Do you have trouble showing actual results from your presentations? Or justifying your $$$ price tag? Maybe you don’t know how to develop and deliver  programs that actually makes a difference.
If you want to get paid to speak and train (along with repeat business and referrals), you have to STOP delivering speeches, programs, and PowerPoint’s and start delivering RESULTS.
In this talk, you will learn:
  • How to determine what is truly needed by your customer
  • How training can be used to create results
  • How to measure the impact of your presentation
  • How to become a trusted advisor
  • How to get paid what you are worth

May 13 Virtual Social | 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Fireside Chat – BYOB
NSA is a relationship organization. We join to learn from each other and be inspired by each other. Since meeting in person is not practical right now, we are diving into meeting virtually. We have created a Special Stimulus Package! We will have a virtual event every week from now through June 13.
About Hayley Foster
Celebrating her 10th anniversary as co-founder of TEDxNASA, the first large scale TEDx in history, Short Talk Expert® Hayley Foster shares the proprietary techniques she’s used to making hundreds of stand-out speakers for TEDx and other high-stakes venues. Attention spans are shrinking. Short talks are everywhere in today’s marketplace. Hayley works with smart people amplifying ideas to make a difference with messages that matter. She guides thought leaders to craft original intellectual property into compelling talks to showcase their ideas in TEDx, meetings, book tours, and conferences. She gives Delivering Brilliance training to conferences, non-profits, and corporate clients. Her book Don’t Tank Your TED Talk! 12 Mistakes Professional Speakers Make sells to events by the dozen as a guide for all speakers for all talks. She is passionate about communicating Big Ideas clearly and succinctly – wherever you want your message to resonate.
May 18th Webinar #6 | 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
TED Talking for Everyone
Guest Speaker Hayley Foster
There is a new way of speaking that flies in the face of common practice that will change the way you think about talk construction forever. This interactive session includes techniques to grab and keep the attention of your listeners: How writing for reading differs from writing for speaking; content basics to make your short talk compelling; a new form of talk construction that makes a memorable impact every time; insight from a founding TEDx organizer and speaker coach on:
✔ Using your TEDx talk to share your ideas, increase book sales and instantly become a recognized expert
✔ Insider information about TEDx speaker selection
You will leave with the tools and enthusiasm to begin work on your own short talk immediately.
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About Ken Okel
Ken Okel understands the importance of performing at a high level every day, having worked in broadcast news, hurricane relief, and professional ballet. Today, as a motivational keynote speaker, audiences enjoy his creative solutions to their problems. Ken is the author of the book, Stuck on Yellow, hosts The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast, and has marketed everything from global brands to a three legged kitten. He’s also a proud 15 year member of the National Speakers Association and  a former President of the Florida Speakers Association. For more about Ken, visit: www.KenOkel.com.
May 28th Webinar #7 | 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Using Video to Grow Your Speaking Business
Guest Speaker Ken Okel
Video is an incredible engagement and promotional tool for speakers but are you using it to grow your business? Join Ken Okel as he shares the video strategy he uses, before, during, and after an event. Plus you’ll find out how he uses video on LinkedIn to grow and engage his network. You’ll learn how to use clips for prospecting, promotion, and strengthening relationships with meeting planners.  It’s never been a better time to use video to build your speaking business, even if you’re a little camera shy.
June 3 Virtual Social | 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Fireside Chat – BYOB
NSA is a relationship organization. We join to learn from each other and be inspired by each other. Since meeting in person is not practical right now, we are diving into meeting virtually. We have created a Special Stimulus Package! We will have a virtual event every week from now through June 13.

Replay Past Webinars

March 3rd Webinar #2 | 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Learn more about online learning and Kajabi
Guest Speaker Lori Kleiman
Wondering how to offer virtual classes and create an income stream with your current content?  Using the Kajabi system, Lori has developed HR University and is now offering dynamic programs without leaving her home!  The system will handle your email marketing, sales pages and participant course all in one system.  In our webinar, Lori will give an overview of this new revenue stream for her, and then take us behind the scenes of her system to see how it all works.  If you use another platform join us to see tips and tricks you can incorporate- Kajabi or not.
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For more information, please contact Jean Moroney, President of the Florida Speakers Association, at jm@thinkingdirections.com or at (212) 972-9495.