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FSA Damian Mason

Gamify Your Presentation with Rob Ferre

Webinar May 2020
ABOUT THE WEBINAR
It’s time to disrupt your audiences with engagement through gamification! In this webinar, Rob Ferre, GSP (Game Show Person) will show how to gamify your presentation with either slides, interactive games or software. Rob will demonstrate different ways to engage the audience to gain more followers, fans and participants to opt into their programs. Rob will show a variety of games and activities that will work not only for break out sessions presenters and trainers but also for keynoters. One lucky person will be selected to be on the gamification hot seat as we add gamification to their presentation. 
Top 3 Audience Takeaways: 
1) Actionable ideas on creating games within your own power-point/keynote presentations.
2) Increasing your knowledge on what software and technology is available to you to create audience engagement.
3) Attendees will learn about how to virtually integrate gamification into their presentations. 
About Rob Ferre
Rob Ferre is an entertainer, speaker and game show host from Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He founded his entertainment company Life of the Party in 2007 after training 3 years in the family entertainment capital of the world, Orlando Florida. Where he worked for Disney, Universal Studios and Nickelodeon as a game show host and DJ. He has been speaking to and entertaining audiences for over 20 years. He is one of the most sought after speakers in the wedding and event industry. Over the last two years Rob has spoken to audiences in Italy, Armenia, Dubai and all over the continental United States. He has worked as a Game Show Host for the NBA’s Utah Jazz. Rob is a proud member of the Wedding Industry Professionals Association, American Disc Jockey Association, and the National Speakers Association. 

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FSA Damian Mason

Using Video to Grow Your Business with Ken Okel

Webinar May 2020
ABOUT THE WEBINAR
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.
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.

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FSA Damian Mason

Reinventing Yourself for Success with Damian Mason

Virtual Meeting May 2020
ABOUT THE MEETING
Regardless of how much success you or your business have experienced, the marketplace will change.  To be successful, you must change with it.
Damian Mason started out as a Bill Clinton impersonator – delivering nearly 100 presentations annually and picking up a few movie credentials and TV spots along the way.  Times change and so do presidents.  Damian successfully transformed himself from a political satirist to an extremely “in demand” Agriculture and Business speaker.  With several years of struggle in between.
In this presentation, Damian will help you see the need for re-inventing yourself and your business.  He’ll provide tips and tools on what it takes to successfully change your image and your offering. As Damian says, “Re-Invent.  Because your customers don’t care how good you used to be!” Given the events surrounding coronavirus and the response, this message is very timely!
About Damian Mason
Damian Mason resigned from his sales job with a Fortune 500 company at age 25 to pursue a career in political comedy. Since then he’s invented and reinvented himself a dozen times to create a life and business by choice. He knows what it takes to achieve self -made success because he’s done it. He helps organizations and individuals create their vision of success. Damian’s “tell it like it is” style combined with a crisp comedic delivery make him a refreshing alternative to the touchy-feely, motivational types. Damian is a graduate of Purdue University. He also studied comedy writing and improvisation at The Second City – Chicago. Damian is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the National Speakers Association. When he’s not traveling for work, Damian can be found on his Indiana farm with his wife, Lori, or escaping from winter at their Arizona residence. 

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Training for IMPACT with Randy Keirn

Webinar April 2020
ABOUT THE WEBINAR
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 make 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
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.

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Deliver a Virtual Keynote

Guest Speaker:

Caroline de Posada

April 2020

ABOUT THE WEBINAR
With the continuing coronavirus crisis, we are all looking for ways to deliver our content virtually. Our own Caroline de Posada has recently been called upon to deliver her keynote virtually in several different formats. In this webinar, she will share:
  • Understanding the differences between webinars and virtual keynotes
  • Setting yourself up for a successful virtual presentation
  • Connecting with, engaging, and entertaining a virtual audience
  • Top lessons learned in delivering the most valuable experience.
  • We expect a lively discussion, as many members are also experimenting with this format.
About Caroline de Posada
Caroline de Posada is an international, bilingual speaker and author who helps men and women live their best life while maintaining meaningful relationships. Her movement, “Be There Even When You’re Not,” teaches busy professionals how to create a presence in the lives of those who matter most even when they’re not physically present.
As a wife, mother of three, lawyer, and entrepreneur, Caroline brings a warm and honest perspective on how to build significant, resilient relationships with loved ones, colleagues, and clients. Her audiences discover strategies for embracing growth in small, daily moments and turn challenges into character-building opportunities.
Caroline witnessed the power of personal development while managing the career of her father, global speaker and best-selling author Dr. Joachim de Posada. After her father’s death in 2015, Caroline sold her successful law practice and devoted herself to continuing her father’s legacy of helping others define and achieve success.
Caroline has worked with women’s empowerment groups, non-profit organizations, and organizations like Microsoft, FIU Business, and Cargill. Her first book, Looking over the Edge: A True Story of Facing Fear, Finding Your Way, and All the Lessons in Between, is an inspiring and uplifting family journey wrapped in a gripping tale of true-life adventure.
Caroline lives in Miami with her husband and three sons. She loves jigsaw puzzles, building legos with her kids, and running the occasional marathon.

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Get Bureau Ready 

Guest Speaker:

Betty Garrett

April 2020

ABOUT THE WEBINAR
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!
About Betty Garrett, CMP
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.

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21 Speaking Secrets

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Alan Zimmerman

April 2020

ABOUT THE VIRTUAL EVENT
In 1985, Dr. Zimmerman started his full-time speaking career by booking 167 programs with no video, no brochure, no calling, no bureaus, no website, and no writing.  Since then he has booked more than 3000 full-fee presentations using the 21 Speaking Secrets he reveals in this program.
The good news is these secrets apply to everyone … from the beginning speaker to the well-established professional speaker.  You will get Dr. Zimmerman’s simple, practical, low-cost, no-fail secrets for getting all the bookings you’ll ever want.
There’s nothing fancy or complex in any of these 21 secrets.  They’re so easy that you can learn them today to fill your calendar tomorrow.
And to make sure you really “get” this material, Dr. Zimmerman will also give you 40 pages of handouts.  These handouts will show you exactly how to apply each one of these speaking secrets to your business.
To be more specific, you will learn:
  • How to discover what content sells and doesn’t sell,
  • How to keep your customers and potential customers thinking about you,
  • How to work the room to fully engage your audience,
  • How to build lasting and profitable relationships with your meeting planners and audience members,
  • How to get your audience to invite you back, and
  • How to market yourself without being salesy or sleazy.
About Dr. Alan Zimmerman
At the age of 7, Alan Zimmerman was selling greeting cards door-to-door.  By age 14, he owned a small international import business.  By age 21, he was teaching at the University of Minnesota, and during the next 15 years, he was selected as the “Outstanding Faculty Member” by two different universities.
At age 36, Dr. Zimmerman retired from teaching and opened his own speaking and training company.  That position has allowed him to deliver more than 3000 keynotes and seminars, in 49 states and 22 countries, maintaining a 92% repeat and referral business.
Dr. Zimmerman is the author of 6 books, more than 1000 articles, and several dozen audio and video programs.  He earned the CSP or Certified Speaking designation from the National Speakers Association and was inducted into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, an honor that has only been given to a handful of people in the last 30 years.
On the personal side, Alan is a husband, a father, a biker and a hiker … who has explored everything from the jungles of Thailand to the icebergs of the Arctic Circle.

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SmartStorming

Guest Speaker:

Keith Harmeyer

March 2020

ABOUT THE VIRTUAL EVENT
It feels like overnight, the world has changed—and along with it, the speaking industry. Every moment another meeting or event is canceled or postponed. Live training is suspended. Entire organizations are shuttering their offices.
Yes, this is a challenging time to be in business. But it is also one that’s filled with unprecedented opportunity—IF you are able to effectively leverage the disruptive changes we all will face.
What you do with your business in the coming months will shape your future success. But you will have to be very creative in your approach!
In this practical, hands-on work session, innovative thinking expert and FSA past-president, Keith Harmeyer, will guide you through a powerful SmartStorming problem-solving session. More effective than typical brainstorming, SmartStorming is a proprietary process guaranteed to help you generate bigger, better, more innovative ideas to help you transform your business.
Keith has taught and facilitated SmartStorming at companies like Google, Under Armour, NBCUniversal, Capital One, Spotify, and many others. And now, you’ll be introduced the same process, tools, and techniques those industry giants use to tackle their own tough business challenges.
In this 90-minute session, you will learn…
· What it really means to be “creative” in business—and how you can be more creative every day
· 3 different approaches to innovation (it’s not as hard as you think!)
· The #1 secret for consistently generating valuable, innovative business-building ideas
· Plus…Keith will guide us, step-by-step, through 2-3 proven SmartStorming problem-solving techniques
BONUS: Keith will give every live participant a free digital copy of his acclaimed book, SmartStorming: The Game-Changing Process for Generating Bigger, Better Ideas!
This is not the time to panic. It’s time to seize the massive opportunities that are now presenting themselves.
Let Keith show you how!
Be sure to read Keith’s article in the January 2020 edition of Speaker Magazine, “The Creative Speaker: Transform Your Business with Innovative Thinking”
LINK TO ARTICLE: https://www.nsaspeaker-magazine.org/nsaspeaker/january_2020/MobilePagedReplica.action?fbclid=IwAR0gWrByTR3q4heR2Ui7Nln7_9CVUIxb4V0gZZOHg9q84fOR-h-Osh0MtgA&pm=2&folio=14#pg14
About Keith
For over 20 years, Keith was a creative director and copywriter at New York City advertising agencies, where he generated innovative ideas for some of the world’s leading brands. Before his career in advertising, Keith was a professional singer and actor, and appeared in opera and musical theater productions throughout the country.
Today Keith spends most of his time speaking, writing, and consulting on the topics of innovative thinking, creative problem solving, and persuasive communication. (Although occasionally he still breaks into song!) As a founding partner at SmartStorming.com, Keith has worked with market leaders like Google, Under Armour, NBCUniversal, Capital One, Diageo, Siemens, Omnicom Group, WPP, NETSCOUT, Macmillan Publishing, and many others… and has even trained MBA candidates at MIT’s Sloan School of Management in his SmartStorming creative problem-solving methodology.
Keith is co-author of the book, SmartStorming: The Game-Changing Process for Generating Bigger, Better Ideas. He is a graduate of Loyola and Tulane Universities, both in his hometown, New Orleans, and is a past-president of the National Speakers Association’s South Florida chapter.

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Online Learning & Kajabi 

Guest Speaker:

Lori Kleiman

March 2020

ABOUT THE WEBINAR
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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How to Get Your Book Started

Guest Speaker: 

Pat Iyer

October 2019

ABOUT THE WEBINAR
Do you want to experience the thrill of holding your book in your hands, but don’t know how to get started? Do you have a burning desire to write a book but are worried no one will want to read it? Do you wonder how to fit writing a book into an already crowded schedule?  This session will help you examine why you want a book, how it will help you in your speaker/entrepreneurial role, and how to overcome the limiting beliefs and fears that hold you back.  You’ll get practical advice on how to get your book started. 
If you don’t have time to watch and want something to read, Pat offered a free special report to get your started. Secrets of Writing a Book gives you a step by step process for creating an outline, writing and editing your book. Grab it here:  http://lnc.tips/FSA
 
Pat has written or edited 46 books and shares her tips with you in this download. By the way, she offers FSA a 25% affiliate fee on her program.  So get her download using this link. If you decide to join her program, we get a chunk of change for the chapter. 

About Pat Iyer
Pat Iyer has written or edited 48 books. Her most recent book is 52 Writing Tips: Fast and Easy Ways to Polish Your Writing (available on Amazon). She has been a member of the National Speakers Association since 2008. Speakers and experts hire Pat to assist them as an editor and ghostwriter. Claiming snowbird status, Pat lives in Fort Myers and rural New Jersey.

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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.